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Coral Reefs: Medicine Cabinets of the 21st Century

Coral reefs could be the source of many new medicines in the 21st century. “Marine sources could be the major source of drugs in the coming years,” said Dr. William Fenical, director for marine biotechnology and biomedicine at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. Related terms:coral reefs medicine cabinets for the 21st […]

Healthy Holiday Desserts

The holiday season is a time of sharing and sometimes, over-indulging. Perhaps the one thing almost everyone enjoys is the abundance of desserts that go with every gathering. For diabetics, it has become either abstention or non-participation if that feast is not tailored to their diet. Well, that time is long past. Allow us to […]

Herbal Weight Loss Supplements Safe and Effective?

Question: “Are herbal weight loss supplements safe and effective?” Answer: This question is important because there are many herbal weight-loss products available to patients over-the-counter without a prescription. Some can even be bought in supermarkets and “health food” stores rather than pharmacies. Products may include single components or combinations of ingredients, such as ephedrine, caffeine, […]

Still Not Losing Weight

Question: “I exercise 30 minutes a day and watch what I eat, why am I still not losing weight?” Answer: Most people who have excess body fat leading to overweight or obesity have an imbalance between amount of food or calories taken each day (energy input) and amount of calories burned (energy output). The exact […]

Children with Diabetes May Grow Adult Teeth Faster

Children aged 10 to 14 with diabetes may develop their permanent teeth earlier, which could increase their risk of dental problems. Related terms:diabetes

Simultaneous Kidney and Pancreas Transplants Prove Beneficial

Type 1 diabetics are given a new surge of hope as researchers from the University of Heidelberg in Germany suggest that getting a kidney transplant as well as a pancreas transplant can greatly improve the recipient’s survival over the long term. Although the reason behind this is still not fully known, researchers note that it […]

Chlorinated Pesticides May Up Diabetes Risk

Constant exposure to chlorinated pesticides may raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to researches from the National Institutes of Health.

Insulin Pumps May Cause Skin Problems

Children and teens with type 1 diabetes who have been using insulin pumps to control their diabetes develop dermatologic complications at the infusion catheter site, according to researchers from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Related terms:insulin pump cost in philippinesinsulin pump in the philippinesinsulin pump skin problemslump under skin infusion diabetesskin problems from […]

Men and Women Differ in Fructose Metabolism

The battle of the sexes may be on—even in the way both genders metabolize fructose, a simple sugar commonly used to sweeten drinks and foods. This was proven during a study conducted by Dr. Luc Tappy and colleagues from the Lausanne University School of Biology and Medicine in Switzerland. Related terms:fructose metabolism men vs women

High Blood Sugar in Diabetes Increases Premature Death Risk

A study shows that elevated blood sugar in people previously not diagnosed with diabetes increases the risk of premature death. Related terms:a1c premature deathEdmundo ongsiako diedis mungbean bad for highblood sugar person?is naomi brewer sicknaomi brewer masseypremature death by diabetesPREMATURE DEATH GLUCOSE