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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...

Treating gum disease linked to improvements in other conditions

People who were treated forperiodontal disease had lower healthcare costs and fewerhospitalizations for other medical conditions...

Study links traumatic brain injury to increased dementia risk

Older military veterans who havesuffered a serious head injury are more likely to be diagnosedwith dementia than uninjured...

COLUMN-The state of senior health: It depends on your state

What are the best and worst places tostay healthy as you age? For answers, take out a map and followthe Mississippi River...

FDA approves new drug to treat acute skin infections

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration hasapproved a new antibacterial drug, Sivextro (tedizolidphosphate), to treat adults...

Apple, Google, Samsung vie to bring health apps to wearables

For decades, medical technologyfirms have searched for ways to let diabetics check blood sugareasily, with scant success....

California bill to require warning labels on sugary drinks dies

A California bill to requiresugary soft drinks to carry labels warning of obesity, diabetesand tooth decay died in the Legislature...

Could ignorance of illness be better for mental health?

People who don't know they havehealth problems rate their own health as good, according to anew study, but their self-image...

Weight-loss surgery can improve diabetes: studies

Two small studies provide moreevidence that weight-loss surgery may benefit people who areobese and have diabetes. Both studies...

REFILE-Study finds pre-diabetes rate in England almost as high as U.S.

More than one-third of adults inEngland have pre-diabetes, putting the country nearly on parwith rates in the United States,...

Study finds pre-diabetes rate in England almost as high as U.S

More than one-third of adults inEngland have pre-diabetes, putting the country nearly on parwith rates in the United States,...

CDC report says 29 million Americans have diabetes

The number of American adults withdiabetes has soared to 29 million with another 86 million athigh risk of getting the chronic...

Out-of-pocket costs for insulin rose during the 2000s

In the decade between 2000 and2010, more people with type 2 diabetes in the U.S. startedfilling prescriptions for insulin...

Poor quality of life may affect teens' diabetes management

In the years after beingdiagnosed with diabetes, adolescents struggling with social andpsychological burdens of managing...

Higher doses of statins linked to diabetes risk

People with heart problems whowere started on cholesterol-lowering statins were more likely todevelop diabetes if they were...

Inflammation may help explain depression, diabetes link

People with both depression anddiabetes have higher markers of inflammation in their blood thanthose with diabetes alone,...

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