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Switching to 'adult doctor' sometimes hard for kids with chronic illness

Chronically ill kids who"graduate" from their pediatrician to an "adult" doctor oftenfeel dissatisfied with the transition,...

Low-carb diets may beat low-fat options for weight loss, heart health

like those inwhole grains and fruits - are healthier than others - like thosein white bread and other processed foods. Bazzano...

Pistachios may help reduce diabetes risk: study

For people who may be headed fortype 2 diabetes, regularly eating pistachios might help turn thetide, according to a new...

Trimming pounds may cut health costs for diabetics

Overweight adults with diabeteswho lost weight and kept it off lowered their average annualhealth care costs by more than...

Self management may reduce blood pressure: study

Even people at significant riskfor heart attacks and strokes can take an active role inreducing their own high blood pressure,...

Shift work linked to greater diabetes risk

People who work night shifts, orconstantly changing shifts are more likely to develop type 2diabetes compared to non-shift...

Demanding, low-control jobs linked to type 2 diabetes

Even without classic riskfactors for type 2 diabetes, people with high-stress,low-control jobs were over 60 percent more...

CORRECTED-For diabetics, losing weight may delay kidney problems

Healthy eating, staying activeand losing weight are already recommended for people with type 2diabetes, and new research...

For diabetics, losing weight may delay kidney problems

Healthy eating, staying activeand losing weight are already recommended for people with type 2diabetes, and new research...

Walking, biking and taking public transit tied to lower weight

People who walk, bike or takepublic transportation to work tend to be thinner than those whoride in their own cars, according...

Pfizer confronts surge of lawsuits over Lipitor

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is facing a mountingwave of lawsuits by women who allege that the company knew aboutpossible...

Diabetes-related amputations more common in poor areas

People with diabetes who live inthe poorest areas of California are about twice as likely to endup with their legs or feet...

Food fight builds as U.S. regulators weigh 'added sugar' label

In Washington, a pivotal battle oversugar is heating up. One small corner of the wider culture warover public health and...

Express Scripts plans to narrow specialty drugs list further

Express Scripts Holding, the largest U.S.pharmacy benefit manager, expects to exclude more expensivespecialty drugs from...

U.S. lawmaker takes soda tax battle to Capitol Hill

A Connecticut lawmaker on Wednesdaywill launch the first national effort in years to tax sodadrinks, the latest bid by regulators...

Hispanic Americans need tailored heart care: report

Hispanic Americans make up thefastest growing minority group in the U.S. and healthcareprofessionals need to better understand...

Rates of abdominal obesity leveling off among kids

After rising steadily for morethan 10 years, the proportion of U.S. kids defined as obese dueto a large waist circumference...

REFILE-Nurses could manage chronic care on doctors' orders

Expanding the role of nurses inmanaging chronic conditions such as diabetes, high bloodpressure and high cholesterol could...

Stress, depression may affect how the body processes fat

Stress and depression have longbeen linked with a heightened risk of weight gain, but a newstudy sheds light on how those...

Nurses could manage chronic care on doctors' orders

Expanding the role of nurses inmanaging chronic conditions such as diabetes, high bloodpressure and high cholesterol could...

Novartis and Google to develop 'smart' contact lens

Swiss drugmaker Novartis has struck anagreement with Google to develop "smart" contact lenses thatwould help diabetics track...

German database study hints diabetes drug cuts Alzheimer's risk

A large German study is the latest clinicaltrial to suggest that a cheap generic treatment for diabetes canstave off symptoms...

Extreme fat photos may undermine message on overweight risk

Photos of morbidly obese peoplealongside a news story about the health threat from beingoverweight may cause moderately heavy...

Combining aerobic, resistance exercise may be best for diabetes

Exercise programs that combineaerobic exercise and resistance training may be better athelping people with diabetes control...

Weight associated with diabetes risk differs by ethnicity

Black and Asian adults may be atrisk for developing diabetes at a lower weight than whites,according to a new study. Based...

CORRECTED-Extreme obesity cuts lifespan more than smoking-study

That obesity can cut life short bycausing strokes and other illnesses comes as no surprise, but astudy reported on Tuesday...

Extreme obesity cuts lifespan more than smoking-study

That obesity can cut life short bycausing strokes and other illnesses comes as no surprise, but astudy reported on Tuesday...

Smartphones allow do-it-yourself stress hormone tests

The next addition to thecollection of health apps coming online for smartphones may be astress test, researchers said at...

Too much TV tied to premature death

Not all sitting is the same,according to a new study from Spain that found adults who watchthree or more hours of TV per...

Canola oil-enriched diet may benefit people with diabetes

Switching to a diet low insimple sugars and high in healthy fats, like the types found incanola oil, could help people with...

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