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Photo of Platypus - Venom for Type 2 Diabetes

Platypus, Echidna Venom Spurs Type 2 Diabetes Discovery

An exciting discovery could help millions of people with type 2 diabetes regulate their blood sugar levels - and it involves platypus and echidna...
Photo of Sweetened, Caffeinated Soda : Lack of Sleep Leads to Drinking Sugar Sweetened Drinks with Caffeine

Less Sleep Leads to Drinking Sugary, Caffeinated Drinks

A recent study links shorter sleep with an increase in sugar-sweetened, caffeinated drink consumption -- and while the reason seems obvious, the study shows...
Photo of Pears - a Fermentable Carbohydate. Fermentable Carbohydrate and Obesity

Fermentable Carbohydrate May Protect Against Obesity

Researchers tested a high-fat diet that contained fermentable carbohydrate and found that it protected against obesity, but relied on a speficif receptor. The team of...
Photo of Senior - Seniors Over-Prescribed High Risk Meds

Seniors Over-Prescribed High Risk Meds, Causing Injuries

Recent study finds that high risk medications are often prescribed at higher than recommended daily doses for seniors, resulting in more injuries from falls....
Photo of Scale and Tape Measure - Changing the Description of Prediabetes

Lower Cut-Off Point for Defining Prediabetes Recommended

A group of researchers are recommending that the definition of prediabetes be changed and a lower cut-off point be used based on ADA guidelines.The...
Photo of Diet Coke Zero Can : Aspartame Prevents Weight Loss, Says New Stody

Aspartame Causes Weight Gain and Metabolic Syndrome, Says Study

Study from Massachusetts General Hospital details the reasons why the sugar substitute Aspartame isn't effective in helping people lose weight, as well as it's...
Photo of Man Smoking - Diabetes Doubles Risk of Death for Smokers

Diabetes Doubles Risk of Death for Smokers

A RSNA study has found that smokers living with diabetes are at an increased risk of death from causes other than lung cancer -...
Photo of Focused Person: Easy Solution to Higher Brain Function, Delay of Dementia

Study: Easy Solution to Higher Brain Function, Delay of Dementia

A research team at York University has found that a few simple habits can lead to better cognitive functioning for younger and older adults,...
Photo of Bedside Dialysis - Finding May Delay Dialysis for Millions with Type 2 Diabetes

3 Factors Speed Up the Need for Dialysis in Type 2 Diabetics

Researchers have found 3 risk factors that determine whether a person with type 2 diabetes will need dialysis decades earlier than others.Patients with diabetes...
Photo of Sabra Hummus Classic

Nationwide Recall on Sabra Hummus Products for Health Risk

Sabra Dipping Company has issued a recall of several of their hummus products because of Listeria monocytogenes, a health risk that can be especially...
Photo of The HangTite Insulin Pen Storage System

HangTite Insulin Pen Holder Solves Common Diabetic Problems, Improves Home Care

Developed by a type 1 diabetic, the HangTite offers a very affordable solution to common issues with insulin pens and helps improve diabetic care...
Reducing Low Blood Sugar Danger for Hospitalized Patients

Hospital Study: Low Blood Sugar Levels Can Be Deadly

According to a new study, low blood glucose levels in hospitalized patients is linked to increased mortality risk, but a new guide has...
4C Cheese Label - 4C and Cento Recall Grated Cheese

Nationwide Cheese Recall Due to Salmonella Includes 4C, Cento

4C foods has issued a national recall on several styles of grated cheese, which is also sold under the Cento brand, due to the...
Photo of Researchers. Protein Disccover Could Help Type 2 Diabetics

Nerve Protein Discovery Could Help Type 2 Diabetics

John Hopkins University researchers have made a discovery that could help treat millions of people with type 2 diabetes.Research led by a Johns Hopkins...
Photo: Testing Blood Sugar Levels - Asian Americans Not Being Screened for Diabetes

Asian-Americans Rarely Screened for Diabetes Despite High Risk

Despite their higher risk of developing diabetes, Asian-Americans are the least likely ethnic group to get screened according to researchers. Less than half of...
Weight Watchers Smart Ones Pacakge - Recall Alert

Weight Watchers Smart Ones Ice Cream Recall, Possible Listeria

Weight Watchers has recalled Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts due to risk of Listeria monocytogenes contamination, which can be more...

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