Posted 2:00 PM 12/20/2012 by By Serena Gordon
THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines issued by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Thursday may reduce the number of people who need to take blood pressure medications, and they may help more people get insurance coverage for testing their blood sugar levels.
Posted 10:00 AM 12/19/2012 by By Randy Dotinga
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Residents of several Southern states are among the most likely to have poor heart health in the United States, a new study finds.
But the country as a whole is having trouble. Only about 3 percent of U.S. adults surveyed who don't have heart problems (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/18/2012 by By Serena Gordon
TUESDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- An intensive lifestyle intervention program that includes weight loss and increased exercise can bring about a remission of type 2 diabetes in people who have had the disease for several years. The catch? Less than 2 percent of the people who tried it were (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/17/2012 by By Alan Mozes
MONDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) -- For black women, a desire to protect expensive and often fragile hairstyles can be a barrier to exercise, new research suggests.
The finding is gleaned from responses to a small poll conducted among roughly 100 U.S. black women. The upshot: At one time (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 12/13/2012 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors are at increased risk for developing diabetes and should be screened for the disease more closely, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from 1996 to 2008 from the province of Ontario, Canada, to (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/12/2012 by By Serena Gordon
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Although significant progress has been made in the United States in terms of decreasing smoking and lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, a new report warns that cardiovascular disease -- including heart disease and stroke -- still causes the death (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 12/11/2012 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Taxing soft drinks and foods high in saturated fats and providing subsidies for fruits and vegetables might encourage people to change their eating habits and possibly improve their health, according to a new study.
Researchers in New Zealand analyzed (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 12/10/2012 by By Amy Norton
MONDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Children who eat a lot of salty food also tend to down more sugary drinks -- which, in turn, might be related to their risk of obesity, a new study suggests.
The findings raise the possibility that curbing kids' salt intake could end up benefiting their (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/7/2012 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Getting more sleep may help reduce teens' future risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study.
For one week, researchers tracked the amount of sleep and insulin resistance levels in 245 healthy high schools students. Overall, the students (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 12/6/2012 by By Lisa Esposito
THURSDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity and type 2 diabetes are clearly intertwined, but researchers say they've found a way to weaken the connection between the two -- at least in mice.
The key, they say, is blocking the body's inflammation response to high-fat foods.
In this (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/5/2012 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- People with obstructive sleep apnea have the same early cardiovascular damage as people with diabetes, a small new study finds.
Obstructive sleep apnea -- a common disorder marked by disrupted breathing during sleep -- increases the risk of high blood (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/3/2012 by By Steven Reinberg
MONDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from heart disease who eat a heart-healthy diet may reduce their odds of having a heart attack or stroke, a new Canadian study suggests.
Those benefits came on top of those seen from taking heart medications, such as statins, blood (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 11/29/2012 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
THURSDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Applying a common cholesterol-lowering drug, Zocor (simvastatin), to the skin appears to speed wound healing in diabetic mice, a new study shows.
The Japanese researchers said their findings might have significant implications for people with diabetes (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 11/28/2012 by By Serena Gordon
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28 (HealthDay News) -- A new, lab-created antibody that mimics the action of a naturally occurring molecule causes weight loss in monkeys, researchers report.
The engineered antibody also appears to improve insulin sensitivity, which could fight type 2 diabetes, and it (More)