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Sleepiness from sleep apnea linked to diabetes

Daytime sleepiness caused by the nighttime breathing disorder sleep apnea is nothing to yawn at. A new study from Canada...

'Healthy' neighborhoods cut type 2 diabetes risk

If you are what you eat, you may also be a product of where you live: Living in a neighborhood where it's pleasant and easy...

'Good' dietary fats trim body fat in diabetic women

Eating certain kinds of fats may actually help obese women with diabetes trim some body fat, a small study suggests. The...

Could antioxidants raise diabetes risk?

Instead of protecting against diabetes, antioxidants -- compounds in foods and supplements that prevent cell damage -- may...

Vision loss in diabetics becoming less common

People who were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in more-recent decades may be less likely to suffer vision loss than their...

Study shows Mediterranean diet cuts depression risk

People who follow a Mediterranean-style diet rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains and fish are less likely to become...

Half of babies born in rich world will live to 100

More than half of babies born in rich nations today will live to be 100 years old if current life expectancy trends continue,...

Levemir does not increase risk of cancer: studies

Novo Nordisk's Levemir was not associated in any increase in incidence of cancer when compared with human insulin in studies...

Indian ethnicity tied to higher diabetes risk

Americans of Indian descent may have a heightened risk of diabetes, even when their weight is in the normal range, research...

Losing weight improves sleep apnea: study

Losing weight does help relieve sleep apnea in people who are obese, a new study shows. More than 12 million Americans suffer...

Diabetes ups risk of abnormal heart rhythm

Diabetes is an important risk factor for a common heart rhythm problem called atrial fibrillation, particularly in women,...

US FDA sees pancreatitis link with Merck's Januvia

U.S. health officials said on Friday they suspect Merck & Co Inc's blockbuster diabetes drug Januvia may be linked to serious...

Poor math skills may worsen diabetes control

A new study suggests that diabetic adults' ability to work with numbers may affect their management of the disease -- and...

For a healthy-sized baby, stay active in pregnancy

On your first pregnancy and looking for a reason to work out? Here's one: Women pregnant with their first children who exercise...

People with diabetes hit hard by Hurricane Katrina

People with diabetes are among the hardest-hit of Hurricane Katrina's victims, and many of them are likely still feeling...

Diabetes drugs alone do not ease key heart risk

Drugs used to control diabetes do not reduce signs of inflammation that are linked with heart disease, U.S. researchers said...

Only 10 percent of U.S. adults have low heart risk

Ninety percent of American adults have at least one risk factor for heart disease, researchers reported on Monday. Virtually...

Sleep woes more persistent in chronically ill kids

Just because they're sick doesn't mean that children with chronic illness will sleep peacefully through the night, new research...

Most diabetics falling short on healthy eating

Most Americans with diabetes are eating too much fat and sodium, and not enough fruits, vegetables, grains and low-fat dairy,...

Antioxidant pills do not prevent metabolic syndrome

People who want to forestall heart disease and diabetes may do better by choosing antioxidant-rich foods instead of antioxidant...

Diabetic women get fewer Pap smears, mammograms

Women with diabetes are less likely to get important cancer screening tests than women without diabetes, new research from...

US immigrants missing out on some diabetes care

It's far from smooth sailing for immigrants in the United States who have diabetes. A new study shows that foreign-born adults...

Texas doctors bust myths about insulin

People newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes often resist taking insulin because they fear gaining weight, developing low...

Mediterranean diet tops low-fat diet for diabetics

A low-carbohydrate, Mediterranean-style diet is more effective than a typical low-fat, calorie-restricted diet for diabetes...

One drug fights fat and diabetes in mice

Researchers searching for a cure for obesity said on Thursday they have developed a drug that not only makes mice lose weight,...

US warns stolen Novo Nordisk insulin may be harmful

Stolen vials of Novo Nordisk insulin for diabetics may still be on the market and may be harmful, U.S. regulators warned...

Hormone drugs dangerous for some prostate patients

Hormone-based drugs that help treat aggressive prostate cancer may be dangerous for some men with heart disease, U.S. researchers...

Heart group draws hard line on sugar intake

Americans need to cut back dramatically on sugar consumption, the American Heart Association said on Monday in a recommendation...

Glaxo's Avandia riskier than Takeda drug: study

GlaxoSmithKline Plc's diabetes drug Avandia is associated with an increased risk of heart failure and death among older patients...

Heart-healthy diet may help ward off diabetes

Sticking to the so-called DASH diet may protect adults from developing type 2 diabetes, new research shows. DASH is short...

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