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Minor foot wounds a major threat for diabetics

For people with diabetes, one foot ulcer is very likely to lead to another, according to a new study that finds even minor...

Diabetes expenses have decreased, but are still high

Out-of-pocket expenses for diabetes treatment have gone down for many U.S. patients over the past decade, according to a...

Japan drugmaker Takeda to fight $6 bln damages imposed by U.S. jury

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said it would contest $6 billion in punitive damages imposed by a U.S. federal jury in a case...

Most web-based colon-screening information is lacking: study

When researchers evaluated a dozen websites meant to inform patients about colon cancer screening, most were written at too...

REFILE-Behavior changes can help new diabetics lower heart risk

Adopting healthier behaviors after a diabetes diagnosis may do as much as medication to prevent heart problems, according...

Weight loss surgery helps reverse type 2 diabetes for some: study

Weight loss surgery on obese patients with type 2 diabetes helped many to get their blood sugar to healthy levels and to...

App, doctor pep talks lower diabetes patients' blood sugar

Dr. Guillaume Charpentier believes a smartphone app he is testing on people with diabetes in France works best when it alerts...

J&J gets $1.2 bln Arkansas Risperdal judgment tossed out

Johnson & Johnson on Thursday won a reversal by the Arkansas Supreme Court of a $1.2 billion judgment imposed after a jury...

Unease grows among U.S. doctors over Indian drug quality

Some U.S. doctors are becoming concerned about the quality of generic drugs supplied by Indian manufacturers following a...

'Dead' Mississippi man who kicked out of body bag has died

A Mississippi man pronounced dead last month and put in a body bag only to come alive just before embalming, has now died,...

Exercise video games may add to kids' activity: study

Giving children active video games to play while they follow a weight management program boosts their moderate and vigorous...

ER visits for low blood sugar common among insulin users

Almost 100,000 people in the U.S. are sent to emergency rooms every year for low blood sugar or errors related to a common...

UPDATE 1-For his next act, Craig Venter takes on human aging

Craig Venter, the U.S. scientist who raced the U.S. government to map the human genome over a decade ago and created synthetic...

Global diets get more similar in threat to food security: study

Increasing similarity in diets worldwide is a threat to health and food security with many people forsaking traditional crops...

Calif. lawmaker proposes warning labels for sugary drinks

All sodas and other sugar-sweetened drinks sold in California would be required to carry warning labels for obesity, diabetes...

Teens' poor breakfast choices predict later health problems

Teenagers who didn't eat a good breakfast were more likely to be obese and have elevated blood sugar in middle age, a new...

US group issues stroke prevention guidelines just for women

While stroke is common in both men and women, guidelines released on Thursday for the first time address factors such as...

Many chronically ill Americans unable to afford food, medicine

One in three Americans with a chronic disease such as diabetes, arthritis or high blood pressure has difficulty paying for...

Modern humans more Neanderthal than once thought, studies suggest

It's getting harder and harder to take umbrage if someone calls you a Neanderthal. According to two studies published on...

Flavonoid-rich foods linked to lowered diabetes risk

Women with diets rich in foods like berries, chocolate, red wine and tea also have reduced inflammation and insulin resistance...

Mediterranean diet may be good for leg arteries, too

People who eat a Mediterranean diet high in olive oil or nuts may reduce their likelihood of developing clogged leg arteries,...

Google tests prototype of diabetes-tracking 'smart' contact lens

Google Inc said on Thursday that it is testing a new method for diabetics to monitor their blood-sugar levels by wearing...

No evidence of "obesity paradox" for diabetes: study

Contrary to a popular theory, adults who are overweight when they are diagnosed with diabetes are not protected against dying...

Netherlands is country with most plentiful, healthy food: Oxfam

The Netherlands nudged past France and Switzerland as the country with the most nutritious, plentiful and healthy food, while...

Program may help diabetics head off low blood sugar

A six-week behavior-modification program helped people with diabetes overcome anxieties and prevent plunging blood sugar...

Screen pregnant women for gestational diabetes: panel

Reinforcing an already common practice, a government-backed panel says women should be screened for gestational diabetes...

Blacks, less-educated more sensitive to fast food prices

Black and less-educated people tend to cut back on their fast food purchases when prices rise more than other consumers,...

Eating tree nuts tied to lowered obesity risk

A new U.S. study adds to growing evidence that nuts - once considered too fattening to be healthy - may in fact help keep...

FDA approves new type 2 diabetes drug

U.S. health regulators on Wednesday approved an AstraZeneca drug from a new class of medicines to treat type 2 diabetes after...

Mediterranean diet may protect against diabetes

Without cutting back on calories, adopting a Mediterranean diet rich in extra-virgin olive oil may protect people at high...

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