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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 […]

Meditation may lower metabolic syndrome risk

Chanting “Om” may do more than just bring you inner peace; a new study claims meditation may improve your cardiovascular health by decreasing the risk of metabolic syndrome. A study that transcendental meditation can significantly decrease insulin resistance, lower blood pressure and decrease heart rate variability. Transcendental meditation involves sitting quietly while your mind settles […]

Hypoglycemia Doesn’t Harm Intellect

Recurring episodes of hypoglycemia or low blood sugar that are severe enough to cause a loss of consciousness or seizures do not appear to affect intellectual (cognitive) function, according to results of a long-term study. Investigators at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachusetts presented the results of the study during the session of the […]

Diabetes Complications for Teens

Teenagers with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have signs of kidney damage and high blood pressure than teens with type 1 diabetes. Related terms:diabetes complications in teensdiabetes complications in teenagersdiabetes teenagers complicationsdiabetic complications for teensdiabetic complications in teenagersDR RICARDO FERNANDO PROFESSORIAL LECTURESteenage diabetes complications

Diabetes Drugs Cut Sugar and Weight

Two new experimental drugs, the firsts in a new class of type 2 diabetes drugs, seem to help older diabetes drugs lower patients’ blood sugar, with the added bonus of a little weight loss. The once-a-day medications work by increasing the levels of a hormone that triggers the pancreas to produce more insulin to process […]

High Tech Sugar Monitor

Diabetics who need to continuously monitor their sugar levels are increasingly getting high-tech help from devices that provide not only blood sugar readings but also information on when and how much insulin a patient needs. Related terms:high tech glucose meterall diabetes monitorshigh tech glucose monitorhigh tech sugarhigh tech sugar monitor

Deadly High Sugar

Patients who have had a recent episode of stroke or heart attack should keep their blood sugar under tight control, according to a new US study. The study, which involved 216,000 patients hospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU), found that high blood sugar is linked to higher death risk among certain patients, and that […]

Erectile Dysfunction Drug for Women

Diabetic women with sexual dysfunction may find that Viagra (sildenafil), the anti-erectile dysfunction drug marketed for men, may also help them improve arousal, orgasm and sexual enjoyment and may also decrease pain during intercourse, according to results of a study.

Type 1 Diabetic Conquered Everest

Will Cross became the first American with diabetes to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. Cross has proven that even people with diabetes can conquer the world’s highest mountain. Before Cross, a 49-year-old Austrian man, Geri Winkler, became the first type 1 diabetic to scale the world’s highest peak earlier in May. Nevertheless, Cross was […]

Drug Tested vs. Diabetic Neuropathy

A drug that might prevent or reverse nerve damage caused by diabetes is now being tested in humans in the United States. Diabetic neuropathy or nerve damage causes a loss of sensation in the hands and feet. Diabetic patients with nerve damage might not always notice small injuries, which when left unnoticed may become severely […]