In the words of an expert, there may be a potential catastrophe in the nation's healthcare system as the number of children and teens with type 1 and type 2 diabetes is expected to rise dramatically in the next 40 years. While the rate of type 2 diabetes is expected to rise by 4 times, that of type 1 diabetes is expected to rise by three times, according to a new CDC report says.
A new study suggests that women who are diagnosed with advanced breast cancer should not delay treatment, as those who wait even 60 days before beginning treatment face significantly higher risks of dying than women who start the therapy soon after diagnosis. The research has been conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James).
Living in an ethnically homogenous neighborhood may be good for the health of African-American and Mexican-American seniors, suggests a new study from the Mailman School of Public Health. The study claims that residing in an ethnically homogeneous community reduces their risk of contracting cancer or heart disease. Contrary to earlier studies, the researchers found that "living in the barrio or ethnically dense communities isn't always bad for your health," said Kimberly Alvarez, a Ph.D. candidate at Mailman who conducted the study with Becca Levy, associate professor of epidemiology and psychology at the Yale School of Public Health.
A new study by researchers from the University in Chengdu, China, claims that vitamin D, commonly known to protect against inflammatory diseases, may also be helpful in fighting periodontitis in people with diabetes mellitus. The study, published in Steroids, reports that H. Li of West China Hospital of Stomatology Sichuan University in Chengdu and colleagues concluded in their research that vitamin D supplement improved the condition of experimental periodontitis in diabetic mice.
A new study suggests that eating red meat and poultry may boost the risk of breast cancer in white women - but not black women. "Most breast cancer studies have been conducted in [white] women," said senior study author Dr. Elisa Bandera, an epidemiologist at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, in an institute news release. Since most of the previous researches have been around white women, the current research aimed at collecting more information on the impact of consumption of meat on breast cancer in women with African and European origin as well, Bandera noted.
It is a common notion that stress causes health problems. However, researchers from Penn State claim through a new study that it is not the stressors themselves that cause health consequences in people, but the way people react to the stressors that determine the health consequences they may face as a result. "Our research shows that how you react to what happens in your life today predicts your chronic health conditions and 10 years in the future, independent of your current health and your future stress," said David Almeida, professor of human development and family studies.
A number of researchers have suggested before that sitting for long hours in a day entail a series of health issues for people. Now a new research has revealed that even women who make sure that they get ample physical activity or exercise regularly cannot avoid consequences of long hours of sitting.
Research has given multiple evidence as to why pregnant women shouldn't smoke. Here is yet another research finding which adds to the ill effects of smoking during pregnancy. According to research by scientists from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in California, smoking during pregnancy is not only harmful to the child, but the negative impacts are carried on to the next generation as well. The research suggests that when a woman smokes during pregnancy, her children's children are also at risk of suffering from asthma.
Everyone dreads old age. No one wants wrinkled skin, bad sight, diminishing body strength, and worst of all, the plethora of diseases that entail old age. A new study suggests that life can really begin at 40, if only one could quit smoking, limit alcohol intake, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and workout. In other words, simply follow a healthy lifestyle. Researchers conducted a study for 16 years that looked at the benefits of certain good habits that one could have during old age.
Breast cancer is every woman's nightmare, and with the number of lives that it claims every year, the disease is one of the scariest for all the wrong reasons. Numerous studies have been conducted by researchers around the world in order to better understand the origin and spread of the disease, and a recent study offers us a chance to get an even closer look at the deadly disease.
Drop that burger right when you are full! A new research gives insight on how overeating could cause a malfunction in brain insulin, leading to obesity and diabetes.
We are all aware that sitting at our work places for hours together, glued to our computer screens are doing more harm to us than any good.... A new study suggests that people who spend a lot of time sitting are at increased risk for kidney disease.
Everyone these days loves to flaunt a tanned skin. But,new study has linked indoor tanning beds to non-melanoma skin cancer and claims that the earlier one starts with the tanning, the greater the risk they have of contracting the cancer.
As long as a child is in the mother's womb, everything that a mother does, eats, or even thinks makes a lot of difference who or how her child will turn out to be. On similar grounds, scientists from the University of Kentucky initiated a study to see if during pregnancy a mother's habit of exercising cuts down the risk of cancer in her child.
After a recent study that suggests that adults who are born even moderately preterm (32 to 36 weeks' gestation) are less insulin sensitive compared to those born at full term, a new study claims that if teenagers could improve the amount of sleep they get, that could significantly improve their insulin resistance and prevent the future onset of diabetes. "High levels of insulin resistance can lead to the development of diabetes," said lead author Karen Matthews, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry, according to Medical Xpress.