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Device to free diabetics from pinpricks?


September 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 9 (IANS) A non-invasive approach could free diabetics from the pain of several pinpricks.A tiny bio-sensor engineered by Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS, Germany, is ... Read more...

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Strawberries prevent heart disease, diabetes


July 6th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Strawberries, the traditional summer treat, could offer unexpected health benefits of preventing development of heart disease and diabetes, says a study.University of Warwick scientists have been ... Read more...

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Travel easy with diabetes (Health Feature)(With Image)


July 6th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Nowadays, the lifestyle and the surge in standard of living make travelling an accolade to everyday mundane activities of home and profession. Be it a family tour or a professional one, ... Read more...

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Regular soda intake spikes stroke risk


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Regularly quaffing sugar-sweetened, low-calorie sodas is likely to spike risk of a stroke, but intake of caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee seems to lower it, a study ... Read more...

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‘Use canola or olive oil for better health’


January 11th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) When a recipe calls for ghee or butter, substitute it with canola or olive oil for better health. Both these oils can help you to ... Read more...

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Pure maple syrup promotes healthy liver


September 14th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 14 (IANS) Here's good news for those suffering from fatty liver disease - pure maple syrup is likely to boost your liver, new research suggests.Keiko Abe of the ... Read more...

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Low body fat no protection against heart risk


June 27th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) A lower body fat level may not always lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes, researchers say. Douglas P. Kiel and David Karasik, researchers at ... Read more...

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Common dairy foods may cut diabetes risk


December 21st, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a natural substance in dairy fat that may substantially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.The compound, trans-palmitoleic acid, is a fatty acid found in ... Read more...

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New forms of dietary fiber could be a boon to health


December 9th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 09 (ANI): New types of dietary fiber are under development, which can make high fiber foods tastier and more appealing to consumers.An article in current issue of Chemical & Engineering ... Read more...

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HIV drugs ‘lead to insulin resistance’


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A new study has revealed that HIV drugs can lead to insulin resistance that further results in diabetes and cardiovascular disease.Washington University researchers have found that HIV protease ... Read more...

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China tops list of world’s diabetics: Study


November 15th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov 15 (ANI): China has the highest number of diabetics in the world, with an estimated 92.4 million sufferers, 61 percent of whom are yet to be diagnosed, experts warned.China Daily ... Read more...

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Cellphone that monitors heart problems and informs doctor


August 18th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A new cellphone could prove to be a boon for millions of heart patients as it also monitors their conditions. The H'andy Sana, a touch-screen phone, includes an application ... Read more...

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Diabetes monitoring device may benefit your pet dog


July 24th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): A researcher is using a continuous glucose-monitoring device - commonly used in humans with diabetes - to help treat dogs and other animals."Our research has found that continuous ... Read more...

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Discovery offers new approach for diabetes therapy


July 13th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Scientists have 'cured' laboratory mice of mild, diet-induced diabetes by stimulating the production of a particular enzyme.According to researchers, the findings could offer a new approach to diabetes ... Read more...

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Benefits of intensive glucose treatment must be weighed against risks


June 30th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): Scientists have cautioned that the benefits of intensive glucose therapy for diabetics need to be balanced against the increase in total and cardiovascular disease-related death, increased weight gain, ... Read more...

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High blood sugar in pregnancy may raise diabetes risk in kids


June 23rd, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A new study has shown that kids of mothers whose blood glucose (sugar) was high during pregnancy are more likely to have low insulin sensitivity-a risk factor for ... Read more...

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Rye and barley products ‘reduce obesity risk’


May 6th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A new study has shown that diets rich in whole grain reduce risk of obesity and other diseases related to the metabolic syndrome, such as type 2 diabetes ... Read more...

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Chokeberry extract ‘regulates weight gain’


April 26th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): The chokeberry (Aronia) extract is a powerful antioxidant and helps regulate weight gain and blood glucose, according to a new study on rats.Native Americans have traditionally eaten dried ... Read more...

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Chokeberry extract regulates weight gain


April 26th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) The chokeberry (Aronia) extract is a powerful antioxidant and helps regulate weight gain and blood glucose, a new study says. Native Americans have traditionally eaten dried chokeberries and prepared ... Read more...

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Teens need parents’ help in managing diabetes


April 8th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Diabetic teenagers and "tweenagers" have more trouble sticking to their treatment plan Type 1 if their parents become increasingly lax about monitoring the child's treatment, concludes a new ... Read more...

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Turmeric - a new way to spice up your weight loss routine


February 17th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 17 (ANI): Curcumin, a bioactive component in Indian spice turmeric, can prove effective if added in weight loss routine, a new study suggests.The compound can stall the spread of fat-tissue ... Read more...

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Intense diabetes treatment could make sugar levels go ‘too low’


January 27th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): In diabetes patients, intense treatment to lower blood sugar could prove to be as harmful as allowing glucose levels to remain high, according to a study.In the study, ... Read more...

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Obstructive sleep apnea patients at increased heart disease risk


January 25th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at two-fold risk of dying due to cardiovascular problem, say experts.Over the past 10 years, several studies have linked OSA to ... Read more...

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Long periods of sitting at desk can cost you your life


January 19th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Sitting still for long periods of time and lack of "whole body muscular movement" are strongly associated with obesity heart disease, cancer and diabetes, say researchers.And in order ... Read more...

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Blood glucose self-monitoring offers no benefit for type 2 diabetes patients


January 8th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A new study suggests that the blood glucose self-monitoring is not in any way beneficial to non-insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes patients.The Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health ... Read more...

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Memory-forming brain cell conversations decoded


December 16th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists from Medical College of Georgia have unravelled the conversation of memory-forming brain cell - a finding that would eventually lead to better therapies.According ... Read more...

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Obesity epidemic negating efforts to cut heart disease risks


November 19th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) A swelling tide of obesity over the past two decades has set back efforts to cut down the risks of heart disease. Kami Banks, cardiology research fellow at the ... Read more...

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Now, smartphone games to help diabetic older adults manage health


October 30th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Scientists from Saint Louis University and Old Dominion University in Virginia have developed smartphone games that would help elderly diabetics manage their health and learn more about their ... Read more...

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Guidelines to improve treatment of diabetes worldwide


October 23rd, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Task Force on Clinical Guidelines has come out with new recommendations to improve the treatment of diabetes across the world.The IDF Global Guideline ... Read more...

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Hot chillies could wallop heart disease, diabetes


August 31st, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 31 (IANS) An Indian researcher has found that the flavour-potent chilli could wallop diabetes and cardiovascular disease which are the leading cause of mortality in developed countries. University of Tasmania School ... Read more...

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Kids ‘more likely to develop diabetes in winters’


August 24th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 24 (ANI): Kids under the age of 15 are at a higher risk of developing type 1 diabetes in winters, finds a new study.Researchers from National Institute for Health and ... Read more...

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Stem cells hold great promise for regenerating insulin-secreting tissues (Part - I)


July 20th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Dr. Vikas AhluwaliaNew Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by a deficit in cell mass and a failure of glucose homeostasis. Both circumstances result in a ... Read more...

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New drug to help Type 2 diabetics lose weight being launched in UK


July 7th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): A new revolutionary drug, called Victoza, for diabetes patients is being launched in Britain.The drug, also known as Liraglutide, can help bring down weight by making users feel ... Read more...

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Depressed diabetics often neglect treatment


June 8th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, June 8 (DPA) Diabetic patients who have persistently high blood-sugar levels or experience sudden drops in blood glucose may be suffering from depression, the Berlin-based German Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Neurology Association ... Read more...

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Restoring leptin sensitivity in brain cures severe diabetes, doubles activity levels in mice


June 3rd, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have shown that restoring leptin sensitivity to a tiny area of POMC neurons in the brain's hypothalamus cures mice deficient ... Read more...

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