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Obese children showing signs of heart disease

The growing problem of childhood obesity has been well documented and several health initiatives are in place. These may need to be advanced following a review of symptoms of heart disease in children.

New treatments for eye care and diabetes

Washington - It has been a busy week for announcements about new medications to address serious medical conditions. Drugs are in the development pipeline for eye care and to help people manage complications associated with diabetes.

Canadian research: New hope in search for Type 2 diabetes cure

University of Alberta researchers say they have made a discovery which could be a "game changer" in the fight against Type 2 diabetes. Their research was published this week and is getting plenty of press.

Google to search for answer to diabetes

A new technology giant is entering into the diabetes arena. Google announced in early September that they will be looking to make an impact in the way diabetics monitor their glucose levels.

Smoking is associated with type 2 diabetes

London - A new study suggests an association with smoking tobacco and type 2 diabetes in that the earlier in life someone ceases smoking, the lower the chance of developing type 2 diabetes becomes.

Half of all Americans have diabetes or are pre-diabetic

About half of all Americans have either diabetes or pre-diabetes, according to a new study. Experts say there is some good news behind the grim statistics.

Call for tighter blood sugar control to avoid diabetes

London - A health body has called for tighter blood sugar guidelines in order to help those with diabetes manage the condition better as well as to improve the chances of detecting diabetes earlier. This applies to children and adults.

Diabetes drug effective for heart attacks and stroke

An established diabetes drug produced by pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly has been shown to be effective against cardiovascular diseases.

Insulin death firms fined

Sheffield - Two companies have been fined £550,000 ($860,000) as the result of the death of a diabetic patient who was injected with insulin syringes that actually contained no insulin.

Bacteria linked to type 2 diabetes

A new research study suggests that bacteria may have a role in whether a person develops type 2 diabetes. At this stage, the finding is based on an animal model.

Munching pears can help manage diabetes and ulcers

Fargo - Not so much “an apple a day…” New research suggests that regular snacking in pears can help people, manage type 2 diabetes.

Alzheimer's study finds link between diabetes and dementia

A study from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found a link between diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease. A high-level of blood sugar glucose increases levels of a protein called amyloid, a cause of Alzheimer's, researchers found.

Nanotech moisturizer heals diabetic skin wounds

A new innovative ointment, that can be applied to the skin, could help diabetic patients heal painful ulcers on their feet. This is based on research conducted at Northwestern University.

Body's natural rhythms control blood sugar levels

The human body’s circadian rhythm has a greater effect on glucose tolerance than eating or sleeping patterns, a study has shown.

Late sleepers might be at greater risk of diabetes

According to a recent study, people who stay up late are more likely to develop diabetes and other health issues, despite getting the same hours of sleep.

Lack of sleep connected to obesity

London - Insufficient sleep during the week and catching up on rest at the weekends has been associated with obesity and Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

The perils of publication, scientist in dispute with journal

Sao Pedro D'aldeia - The American Diabetes Association faces a lawsuit after journal editors express concern over several papers. This is a rare activity within the science world.

Montreal teen invents $500 dialysis machine for home use

Montreal - While volunteering at her local hospital, Anya Pogharian, 17, found out how difficult it is for many patients to go to the hospital when they need help, something she especially noticed of kidney dialysis patients coming in three days per week.

Naps seen as critical for sleep deprived

New research suggests a 30-minute nap can help stave off the effects of a poor night's sleep. This is good-health, potentially life-saving, news for many people who have trouble getting enough sleep at night.

Gut microbes linked to Type I diabetes

In a major study scientists have confirmed a connection between changes in gut microbes and the onset of type 1 diabetes. The research tracked infants over a long period of time, in order to demonstrate the relationship.

Study finds ties between food security and diabetes

A new study has found that people without a secure source of food and medication are more likely to have less control over their diabetes when compared to people who don’t have concerns over this issue.

Genes and environment link up to trigger diabetes

A new study into lean and obese mice and humans has unearthed the combined influence of both genetics and the environment upon the risk of developing diabetes.

NHS anti-obesity campaign gears up

In an effort to prevent the threat of diabetes, the NHS has announced a new program of “proper support” for thousands of Britons.

Keeping an eye on diabetes risks Special

Toronto - The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) recently reminded people of the importance of routine eye exams. This is because diabetes can have a significant impact on eye health.

Enterovirus infection linked to type 1 diabetes

Children infected with enterovirus are around fifty percent more likely to develop type 1 diabetes in later life. Genetic and disease factors account for this increased probability.

Blood pressure drug could reverse diabetes

Birmingham - Researchers have found that a drug used to lower blood pressure has the potential to reverse the effect of diabetes. This has been shown, so far, in animal studies.

New changes in nutritional labels target sugar

When you walk into the grocery store, did you know that on average out of 600,000 food items, 80 percent contain added sugar?

Research shows link between oral health and diabetes

Diabetes is already a threatening disease in itself, but knowing that there are so many risk factors that can cause it makes it all the more frightening.

Op-Ed: Diabetes progress and promise dinner

November is National Diabetes Month. At the recent ADA Progress and Progress Dinner, volunteers were honored and the future of diabetes research was discussed by an expert panel.

Glucose intolerance linked to gut bacteria

London - Synchronous co-ordination between our bacteria and biological clocks is necessary for preventing obesity and glucose intolerance, according to a new study. This is a further example of the important role gut bacteria play in human health.
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