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Breastfeeding Cuts Diabetes Risk

Breastfeeding Cuts Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Half Following Gestational Diabetes

Study finds that women with gestational diabetes who breastfeed more often and for longer durations helps the mother's health and can cut the risk...
Generic drugs recommended

ACP: Use Generic Medications Over Branded Drugs Whenever Possible

The American College of Physicians has released an advice paper which recommends prescribing generic medications whenever possible, a move that would improve patient outcomes...
Journal: Preventive Medicine

Diabetes in Mexico Paints Grim Picture

If the current trend in new cases of diabetes in Mexico continues, the projected number of people that could be diagnosed with the disease...
EarLens Contact Hearing Device (CHD)

New Laser-Based Hearing Aid Approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed the marketing of a new hearing aid that uses a laser diode and direct vibration of...
Viagra for prediabetes

Viagra for Diabetes? Study Says It Improves Insulin Sensitivity and More.

A new study has found that sildenafil (brand name: Viagra) improves insulin sensitivity in individuals with prediabetes and also lowers a marker of heart,...
Journal: Metabolism, August 2015

Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity Harm Bone Health, Exercise Helps

Obesity and Type 2 diabetes have been linked to several health issues, including an increased risk of bone fractures. Researchers have found that exercise...
Lloyd Paul Aiello

Lucentis Effective Against Diabetic Retinopathy

Results of a recent study show that Lucentis is highly effective at treating proliferative diabetic retinopathy and may be an alternative to laser therapy....
Steel Cut Oats Recall

Recall: Steel Cut Oats Sold in 16 States Due to Salmonella

Homestat Farm is recalling packages of steel cut oats that it distributed to 16 states because it may be contaminated with salmonella. See product...
2016 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles

2016 Medicare Parts A and B Premiums, Deductibles Announced

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced the 2016 premiums and deductibles for the Medicare inpatient hospital (Part A) and physician...
Test for diabetes blindness and amputation

Free Tool Predicts Blindness and Amputation Risk in Diabetics

Researchers from University of Nottingham have developed software that helps predict the risk of blindness and amputation in people living with type 1 or...
Sleep loss and diabetes

Poor Sleep May Increase Diabetes Risk, Lower Insulin Sensitivity

A University of Colorado study finds that insufficient sleep reduces insulin sensitivity and increases the risk of diabetes, adding to the list of ailments...
GEBT Advanced Breath Diagnostics

New Breath Test Helps Diagnose Gastroparesis

FDA approved a breath test to aid in diagnosis of delayed gastric emptying, also called gastroparesis. The test can be performed in a general...
ReShape-Integrated-Dual-Balloon-System

Non-Surgical Temporary Balloon Device to Treat Obesity Approved by FDA

The ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System has been approved by the FDA to help people lose weight. The device is temporary and does not...
Plavix Heart Disease Risk

Blood-thinning Medicine Plavix Doesn’t Change Risk of Death

The FDA has issued a statement about their review of the affect the blood-thinning drug Plavix has on the risk of death in patients...
Insulin Capsule for Diabetes

Oral Insulin Capsule to Replace Injections Developed

Researchers have created a way to deliver insulin in the form of a capsule that can be taken orally. This is a huge development,...
Journal: Diabetes

Low Blood Sugar Connected to Cardiovascular Problems

Researchers examining the effects of hypoglycemia on cardiovascular autonomic control, which influences heart function, found that there was clear cardiovascular stress.Past studies have shown...

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