Health paradox: New diabetes cases fall while obesity rises

Health 05/28/19, 09:07

The number of new diabetes cases among U.S. adults keeps falling, even as obesity rates climb, and health officials aren't sure why.New federal data released Tuesday found the number of new diabetes diagnoses fell to about 1.3 million in 2017, down from 1.7 million in 2009.Earlier research had spotted a ...

Study finds diabetes drug may prevent, slow kidney disease

Treatment 04/14/19, 19:11

A drug that's used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds of thousands of people to use dialysis to stay alive.Doctors say it's hard to overstate the ...

Insulin too pricey? Some options to cut costs for diabetics

Health 04/10/19, 11:16

The skyrocketing price of insulin has some diabetics scrambling to cover the cost of the life-saving medication.Others are skipping doses or using smaller amounts than needed, and sometimes landing in the emergency room, patients and advocates told Congress recently.About 7.4 million Americans use insulin to keep their blood sugar at ...

Singer Bret Michaels backs diabetes awareness proposal

U.S. 03/27/19, 16:43

Singer Bret Michaels is showing his support for a California bill that would require schools to share more information with parents and children about Type 1 diabetes.Michaels was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child. He joined California lawmakers Wednesday in supporting the bill.He says the legislation will save ...

Johnson & Johnson research head aims to block, cure disease

Business 03/03/19, 14:04

Johnson & Johnson, the world's biggest maker of health care products, wants to prevent people from getting sick — or at least stop diseases before they cause harm.Its "World Without Disease" initiative and related projects aim to prevent or cure diseases such as lung and blood cancers and juvenile diabetes. ...

California lawmakers seek tax, other limits on sugary drinks

U.S. 02/20/19, 17:45

State lawmakers are trying again to discourage the consumption of sugary beverages, on Wednesday proposing a tax, warning labels, and a ban on soda displays near checkout lines among other measures. The five bills address what the Democratic lawmakers call a public health crisis leading to an increase in obesity, diabetes, ...

Investigation: Insulin Pumps have high number of injuries

U.S. 11/27/18, 12:18

When Polly Varnado's 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it didn't take long for the family to hear about insulin pumps.In September 2012, the girl picked out a purple one — her favorite color.Over the next seven months, she proceeded to be hospitalized four times in a McComb, ...

Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news

Health 11/11/18, 14:05

Fish oil, vitamin D, novel drugs, new cholesterol guidelines: News from an American Heart Association conference over the weekend reveals a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other problems.Dietary supplements missed the mark, but a prescription-strength fish oil showed promise. A drug not ...

Fleiss says Hof had diabetes; health was deteriorating

Health 10/23/18, 16:47

Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss told authorities that brothel owner Dennis Hof had diabetes and his health had been deteriorating before his death.KTVN-TV in Reno said Tuesday that authorities interviewed Fleiss a day after Hof's body was found Oct. 16 at his brothel outside Las Vegas. The station posted a partial ...

Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics

Health 10/16/18, 11:09

Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss.The study tracked about 20,000 severely obese patients with Type 2 diabetes. Those who had weight loss surgery had a 40 percent lower chance ...

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