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Many Obese Youth Have Condition that Precedes Type 2 Diabetes

Many obese children and adolescents have impaired glucose tolerance, a condition that often appears before the development of type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Treatment Linked to Increased Blood Pressure in Study

A report in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation has found that a group of drugs currently under development for the treatment of Type II diabetes caused both increased heart rate and elevated blood pressure in animal studies.

One In 6 Chronically Ill Adults Skip Rx Drugs Due To Cost

Skimping most common among those who pay the most out-of-pocket, earn the least, or don't have prescription drug coverage.
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New Scanning Technology Benefits Diabetic Eye Care

After examining more than 25,000 patients, researchers found that by using a new scanning technology, diabetic retinopathy can be identified from a remote location...

Elevated Glucose Levels And Diabetes Are Associated With Increased Risk For Cancer

New research involving more than one million people indicates that having high fasting serum glucose levels and diabetes are risk factors for several major cancers.

Breakthrough in Lowering Bad Cholesterol, Fatty Acid Levels Could Lead to New Treatments for...

Researchers have found a way to reduce the amount of bad cholesterol and fatty acids that end up in the blood from food the body metabolizes, a key discovery that could lead to new drugs to treat and reverse the effects of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease related to obesity.

Fast-Food Restaurant Calorie Listings May Meet Labeling Requirements But They Don’t do a Good...

Calorie listings on fast-food chain restaurant menus might meet federal labeling requirements but don't do a good job of helping consumers trying to make healthy meal choices.

Study: Higher Death Rates Associated with Increasing Degrees of Obesity

While obesity has generally been viewed as a single significant health concern, a University of Pittsburgh study suggests that not all obese women share the same health risks.

Obese Men More Carb Intolerant Than Obese Women

Obese men may not process carbohydrates as efficiently as obese women, a condition that can, ultimately, lead to a decrease in fitness level and the development of metabolic disorders.
Diabetic Retinopathy Breakthrough Could Prevent Blindess

Discovery Could Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy, Blindness

Scientists have round a therapeutic target for diabetes-related blindness that could prevent one of the most common and debilitating side effects of diabetes -...

Unique Study to Begin Examination of Whether Treating Periodontal Disease Cuts Heart Disease

Mounting scientific evidence has suggested that a significant link exists between heart and gum disease.

Heart Disease Will Shorten Lives of Today’s Teens

A new study that takes a complete snapshot of adolescent cardiovascular health in the United States reveals a dismal picture of teens who are likely to die of heart disease at a younger age than adults do today.

Liver Fat Gets a Wake-Up Call That Maintains Blood Sugar Levels; Protects from Glucose...

A research team reports that test subjects in which an enzyme called histone deacetylase 3 (HDAC3) was deleted had massively fatty livers, but lower blood sugar, and were thus protected from glucose intolerance and insulin resistance, the hallmark of diabetes.
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...
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FDA Approves Eylea to Treat Diabetic Retinopathy and DME

Breakthrough therapy designation granted to Eylea for the treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy with Diabetic Macular Edema. Eylea is administered by a physician once a...

Sex And The Heart: It’s Not What You Think

A surprising new study finds that women in their 60s have as many risk factors for heart disease as men, and by their 70s have more, according to research.

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