Tiny Invaders May Raise Diabetes Risk
For the most part, type 2 diabetes is caused by obesity. But there are other factors that may raise your risk of diabetes, including bacterial infection.
Diabetes Test Detects DNA
Testing for viruses and bacteria used to require expensive equipment. Soon, people may be able to spot diseases and unsafe foods from the comfort of their home.
Calm Your Nerves about Pre-Diabetes
In almost all cases, people have prediabetes before they develop type 2 diabetes. Like diabetes, prediabetes has been linked to complications such as nerve damage. Now, new research may break that link.
A Stomach Bug and Diabetes
Our bodies are like ecosystems, as even the smallest change can affect the whole. It is a similar case when it comes to disease. One little intruder can be involved in the development of diseases like diabetes.
Get Vaccinated, Stop the Spread of Hep B
There are a great deal of complications associated with diabetes. In order to prevent these complications, patients have to take special care of themselves, whether that means eating healthier or getting vaccinated.
Statin Not a One Trick Pony
Ever since the lovable Dorothy Hamill skated into a commercial promoting atorvastatin (Lipitor) in the early 2000s, the drug has been known for its remarkable abilities to lower cholesterol.
Learning from History
In recognition of Black History Month we're taking a look at diseases for which African-Americans are at higher risk -- and what to do about them.
A Plan to Help the Pre-existing Condition Crowd
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is increasing awareness about a health plan for uninsured Americans with pre-existing conditions created by the Affordable Care Act.
Something Like a Cold Leads to Diabetes
Although the causes of type 1 diabetes remain largely unknown, Australian researchers have added support to the evidence showing that cold-like viruses may be responsible for the disease.