Diabetes

Periodic fasting could help tackle diabetes — here's how

Intermittent fasting is currently all the rage. But don’t be fooled: it’s much more than just the latest fad. Recent studies of this kind of fasting – with restricted eating part of the time, but not all of the time – have produced a number of successes, but the latest involving diabetes might be …

Longevity

Type 2 diabetes: Sponge implants may reduce blood sugar and weight gain

In a search for new treatments for type 2 diabetes, researchers have discovered that implanting polymer sponges into fat tissue might offer a way …

Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin device makers rally on Medtronics' inability to meet near-term demand for CGM sensors

DexCom (DXCM +3.9%), Insulet (PODD +3.2%) and Tandem Diabetes Care (TNDM +6.6%) are up in early trading on the heels of comments from Medtronic (MDT …

Insulin

How do vegetarian diets affect cholesterol levels?

A new review of almost 50 studies related to nutrition suggests that plant-based diets are associated with lower total cholesterol levels. The …

Medicine

Public-private partnership gives lifeline to diabetes patients

Muthoni never fully understood what living with diabetes meant until she was mature enough to understand the cost implications. However, she is now …

Kenya

Eat a big breakfast but a small dinner to prevent obesity, research suggests

Many of us grab coffee and a quick bite in the morning and eat more as the day goes on, with a medium-size lunch and the largest meal of the day in the evening. But a growing body of research on weight and health suggests we may be doing it all backward.<p>A recent review of the dietary patterns of …

Weight Loss

How these Emirati foods affect your blood sugar

Abu Dhabi: How do the most popular and staple food items in the Emirati cuisine impact on blood sugar levels? This was the question to which a team …

Nutrition

Zealand Pharma collaboration partner Boehringer Ingelheim launches early-stage studies of diabetes and obesity candidates

Zealand Pharma A/S (ZEAL +0.5%) announces that development partner, privately held Boehringer Ingelheim, has initiated Phase 1 studies assessing …

Business

Gum disease linked to 70% higher risk of Alzheimer's

But brushing your teeth properly won't necessarily stop you getting Alzheimer's.<p>Having chronic gum disease gives people a 70% increased risk of …

Dental Care

Slideshow: Blood Sugar Basics: Terms You Should Know

Diabetes Mellitus

On Diabetes in Diapers and Finding CGM in the Cloud (Part 1)

<i>California D-Dad Weston Nordgren is fighting the good fight for families grappling with type 1 diabetes everywhere.</i><p><i>It all started</i> <i>almost a decade ago,</i> …

Type 1 Diabetes

Medtronic misses revenue estimates, shares dip

(Reuters) - Medical device maker Medtronic Plc on Tuesday reported quarterly revenue fell short of analysts' estimates, hurt by lower sales in its diabetes-related device business.<p>Shares of the company fell 2.7 percent to $81.24 in premarket trading.<p>Sales in Medtronic's diabetes business, which …

Markets

Continuous glucose monitoring benefits type 2 diabetics

Continuous glucose monitoring benefits insulin-taking type 2 diabetics, according to a study released Monday.<p>Control of blood glucose levels improved …

San Diego

Almost Nobody Knows This Crucial Fact About Diabetes

Diabetics virtually always have a dysfunctional pancreas, which is the organ that is responsible for insulin production, and other important …

The former president of 23andMe joins diabetes start-up Livongo

Andy Page, formerly president of Google-backed 23andMe, is joining Livongo, a chronic disease management start-up, as its president and chief …

Type 1 Diabetes

4 Health Benefits of Tea That Will Reduce Your Risk of Disease

Whether you enjoy an occasional cup when you're curled up with a good book, or you're a self-confessed tea addict, there are numerous benefits of tea …

Tea

Fat But Fit: Is It Possible?

Most of us are well aware that excess body fat is bad, all too often, for our health as well as our self-esteem. But the idea that being overweight …

Weight Loss

Eating This Food Might Actually Switch Off Cravings In Your Brain

Seriously.<p>Food cravings can be a total B, especially if you’re trying your best to avoid temptation. But while distracting yourself when cravings strike can help, new research has found that simply eating a few walnuts—yup, walnuts—can help you squelch the urge to eat something unhealthy.<p>That’s the …

Weight Loss

High Blood Pressure Diagnoses Could Increase Among Teens, Kids

Cheyenne Cameron knew something was wrong. It wasn’t just jitters before the start of her freshman year of high school. She felt dizzy, her heart was racing — she didn’t “feel right.”<p>“I felt like a car was sitting on my chest,” Cheyenne, 16, told NBC News. “Like a heavy chest pressure, and I was …

High Blood Pressure

Statins don't just keep cholesterol steady, they make your heart healthier too - and new study proves it

I write a lot about statins, the drugs that keep the cholesterol in your blood at healthy levels. I believe they’re a key preventive medicine of our …

Health

Smoking marijuana can triple your chances of dying from high blood pressure

The health effects of marijuana are far from conclusive, as we reported. Now, a new study provides evidence that pot might be hurting your heart: Using marijuana can raise your risk of dying from hypertension, researchers from Georgia State University suggest.<p>In the study, researchers surveyed over …

Health

Go to the Gym — Your Gums Will Thank You

When you’re sweating it out on the treadmill or sidewalk, you’re probably thinking about how all that exercise is going to make you look fitter or …

Culture

Marijuana Tied to Hypertension Risk

Marijuana use may be a cause of high blood pressure, a new study reports.<p>Researchers studied 332 deaths among 1,213 people participating in a larger health study, of whom 57 percent were marijuana users. They had used marijuana for an average of 12 years, and the longer they used it, the more …

Health

Talking Diabetes with Actor and Advocate Austin Basis

<i>Who's familiar with actor Austin Basis, whose many roles through the years include small parts on</i> NCIS, Supernatural <i>and</i> Law and Order: Criminal …

Type 1 Diabetes

Novo Nordisk's Next Crown Jewel

Novo Nordisk is developing an oral version of their latest GLP-1 type-2 diabetes medication with a carrier from partner Emisphere Technologies.<p>The …

Business

Monitor lizard venom could be used to treat human blood clots

Though some may wish they weren’t, venomous animals – a category which includes spiders, snakes and scorpions – are actually quite common.<p>Many humans …

Biology

Guidelines Changed for Dealing with Children’s High Blood Pressure

For the first time since 2004, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its guidelines for identifying and treating high blood pressure …

Health

Fat but fit: Can you be metabolically healthy while being overweight?

Doctors call it “metabolically healthy obesity”. Newspaper headlines trim it down to “fat but fit”. But whatever you choose to call it, since 2008, …

United Arab Emirates

Boosting pregnant women's vitamin D levels may decrease risk of premature births: study

Every day, more than 1,000 babies are born prematurely across North America. But new research suggests that many of those early deliveries could be …

Canadian News

Chronic health risks decline for Aboriginal people in far-west NSW

An Aboriginal health organisation in far-west New South Wales is helping reduce the risks of chronic health conditions in the Indigenous …

Indigenous Australians