| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:39 AM
About 26 million Americans suffer from Type 2 diabetes, including nearly 7 million people who don't even know they have the disease, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Based on these numbers, the CDC projects that...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Mating between Neanderthals and the ancestors of Europeans and East Asians gave our forebears important evolutionary advantages but may have created a lot of sterile males, wiping out much of that primitive DNA, new genetic studies suggest.
| Apr 2, 2014
| 9:37 AM
MannKind Corp. shares were up nearly 80% Wednesday after the Valencia company said an FDA advisory panel had backed its inhaled diabetes drug that could replace most insulin injections.
The panel voted 13-1 to recommend that the FDA approve the drug,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Scientists have taken skin cells from a woman suffering from type 1 diabetes, reprogrammed them into embryonic stem cells, and then converted those cells into insulin-producing cells in mice, according to a new study.
The announcement, which comes...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Indulgence and romance aside, the health benefits of dark chocolate may be enjoyed anytime.
Chocolate is made from beans harvested from the cocoa tree, Theobroma cacao. The ancient Mayans first discovered chocolate's health potential....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
BANGOR, Maine — Sally Patterson reflected on her part in the healthcare system as she pointed her aging silver Subaru west on U.S. Highway 2 early one morning, headed for the tiny hamlet of Carmel.
"You've got to teach people how to look out for...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Warning: Owning a television may be hazardous to your health. Ditto for owning a car, though not quite as much. And the less money you have, the more dangerous the devices become, according to a new study.
In the United States, Canada and other...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 11:49 AM
When Samantha Kuczynski contemplated the biggest dietary problem in her lunch recently, she didn't point to the chicken wrap sandwich or the french fries.
It was the dollop of ketchup that caught the eye of the 24-year-old Center Stage props artisan,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:51 PM
Warning: Being a firstborn may be hazardous to your health.
So suggests a small study of middle-aged men in New Zealand. Compared with their younger brothers, the firstborns weighed more and were less sensitive to insulin.
Researchers had recruited...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:38 PM
Preventing and managing chronic diseases has taken center stage with local health systems trying to control costs and improve outcomes for patients.
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital offers free diabetes management classes on the second and fourth...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Reporter Meredith Cohn's recent article about the World Health Organization's new sugar recommendations highlighted the concerns of medical and public health experts over the epidemic of childhood obesity ("Officials urge consumers to cut back on sugar,"...