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New Stem Cell Study May Lead to Diabetes Treatment

Embryonic stem cells were developed into a insulin producing tissue which kept diabetic mice alive -- something experts say is an important step toward new diabetes treatments.

Irbesartan Cost-Effective Treatment of Diabetic Kidney Disease in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Up to $2.3 billion in total health care cost savings could be achieved in just three years if Americans with type 2 diabetes and kidney disease received treatment with irbesartan.

High Hostility May Predict Heart Disease More Than Other Risk Factors Such As Cholesterol

Hostility may predict heart disease more often than traditional coronary heart disease risk factors like high cholesterol, cigarette smoking and weight.

Medicare Beneficiaries with Multiple Chronic Conditions 99 Times More Likely To be Hospitalized

Medicare beneficiaries with four or more chronic conditions such as asthma, arthritis, diabetes, or hypertension are 99 times more likely to experience one or more potentially preventable hospitalizations than those without a chronic condition.

New Guidelines Focus on Fish, Fish Oil, Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Healthy people should eat omega-3 fatty acids from fish and plant sources to protect their hearts, according to updated AHA recommendations.

Starting Beta-Blocker Before Discharge in Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure Increases Usage

Initiating low-dose beta-blockers prior to discharge in heart failure patients hospitalized for worsening symptoms significantly improves the use of a drug that has been shown in previous studies to reduce death and morbidity by more than 35 percent.

Evidence Shows Aspirin Reduces Risk of a First Heart Attack

Aspirin conclusively reduces the risk of a first heart attack by 32%, according to a new report.

Drinking Large Amounts of Coffee May Reduce Risk of Diabetes

Dutch researchers announced that people that consume large amounts of coffee may actually reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Obesity Study Focuses on After-School Hours

Whether after-school hours filled with study, exercise and nutritious snacks can help turn around unprecedented obesity rates in children is the focus of a new study at the Medical College of Georgia.

Exercise Shown to Have Positive Effect On Cholesterol

For the first time, Duke University Medical Center researchers have demonstrated that exercise -- without accompanying weight loss -- has a positive impact on improving cholesterol levels.

Fast Cooking Diabetics May Be Able To Lower Risk Of Heart Disease

Cooking food for short periods of time, at minimum safe temperatures, may lower the risk of heart disease for diabetics according to a new study appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Prototype Developed for Ultrasonic Patch to Deliver Insulin

Engineers have developed a prototype for an ultrasound insulin delivery system that is about the size and weight of a matchbook that can be worn as a patch on the body.

New Study Shows Weight Loss Decreases ACE Enzyme That Controls Blood Pressure

New research suggests that losing even modest amounts of weight can pay off in better health.

Visceral Fat Loss After Dieting is Not Necessarily Responsible For Disease Risk Improvements

Weight-loss related changes in risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease are often linked to visceral fat, rather than other types of fat deposits, especially in people with different racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Nicotine By-Product Reacts with Proteins; May Contribute to The Pathology of Diabetes, Cancer, Aging,...

Two researchers have discovered that a chemical called nornicotine — which is naturally present in tobacco — may contribute to the pathology of diabetes, cancer, aging, and Alzheimer’s disease.

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