| Jan 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
RIO BRANCO, Brazil — Dr. Alberto Asael Reyes speaks Portuguese carefully when talking to his patients. He arrived in the Amazon region only recently from Cuba, and his accent remains strong. But in an area where there has long been no available...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Three points, four rebounds, two blocked shots.
Those numbers were way too low for the standards Kerry Kinek has established, but 200-plus was the real problem number for the Lehigh freshman basketball player during the Feb. 2, 2013, home game against...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have been overweight most of my life. I've tried for years to shed the extra pounds, but nothing works. I'm now 45 and about 100 pounds beyond my ideal weight. I have high blood pressure, and my doctor says I'm at risk for diabetes. I'...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:30 PM
People who eat a plant-based diet live longer, have less cancer and heart disease, weigh less, and have healthier diets. They even have a lower carbon footprint. These were the impressive findings from the landmark study Adventist...
| Jan 10, 2014
A new U.S. study adds to growing evidence that nuts - once considered too fattening to be healthy - may in fact help keep weight down, in addition to offering other health benefits.
Researchers found that study participants who ate the most tree nuts -...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Are you among the more than 70 million American adults who should be discussing the possibility of statin therapy with a physician to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke? For many, the answer may come as a surprise.
Getting that answer is...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:45 PM
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved U.S. marketing of the drug dapagliflozin, the second of a new class of medications that aim to improve glycemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes. The drug will be marketed under the name...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Avandia, a controversial diabetes drug that was thought to increase patients’ risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems, has been cleared for widespread use by the Food and Drug Administration.
Federal regulators said Monday that the...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:00 PM
A class of oral diabetes medications that has drawn controversy in recent years reduces the risk of cancer in women taking it by almost a third, says a large new study conducted by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic.
In preventing cancer, the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:23 PM
Overweight adults with type 2 diabetes are being recruited to join an 8-month online study to compare the effectiveness of two diets, and how well each controls the disease. The online study will look at the health impact of a low-carbohydrate diet versus...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Women might consider aiming for those Kelly Ripa sculpted muscles – it’s not just jogging that will keep Type 2 diabetes at bay, scientists said in a study Tuesday.
The benefits of aerobic exercise such as running and swimming to help...