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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...

Goal setting helps cut type 2 diabetes risk

Adults may be able to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes as they age simply by setting diet and exercise goals...

Not enough shut-eye may raise diabetes risk

An inadequate amount of nightly sleep on a recurring basis, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle and overeating, may fuel the...

Offspring weight, heart risks linked to mom's blood sugar

A mother's blood sugar levels during pregnancy may increase her offspring's risk for being overweight and having heart disease,...

Diabetes ups TB risk in children and adolescents

Nearly one in three children and adolescents with "insulin-dependent" type 1 diabetes have a positive skin test for tuberculosis...

Drug cuts diabetics' pancreatic cancer risk: study

Diabetics who took the drug metformin, which makes the body process insulin better, had a 62 percent lower risk of pancreatic...

Early, intense therapy cuts type 1 diabetes risks

People with type 1 diabetes who can get their blood sugar to near-normal levels can cut their long-term risk of serious complications...

Allergy drugs fight diabetes, obesity in mice

Over-the-counter allergy and asthma drugs helped obese, diabetic mice lose weight and control their blood sugar, researchers...

For better joint surgery outcome, control diabetes

Diabetic patients with uncontrolled diabetes face an increased risk of surgical complications and death following hip or...

Type 1 diabetic youth often overweight: study

Children and youth with type 1 diabetes are more likely to be overweight than their counterparts without type 1 diabetes,...

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