WHO report: Diabetes rate doubles worldwide

The diabetes rate worldwide has nearly doubled in the last three decades, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The rate of adults with diabetes increased from 4.7 […]

Researchers discover chemical that could prevent Type 1 diabetes

Oregon State University researchers think they’ve found a chemical that could prevent Type 1 diabetes. The researchers discovered a chemical that blocks Type 1 diabetes in laboratory mice and believe it […]

A 3-year-old was just diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

An American toddler was just diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes – the form typically referred to as “adult-onset” because it’s most common among the middle-aged and elderly. The girl, who weighs […]

Obesity and smoking causing more deaths

Fewer Americans are dying from diseases attributable to high blood pressure and high cholesterol but more are dying from ailments associated with high body mass index (BMI) and smoking, according […]

How old is your heart?

Most American adults – 3 out of 4 – have a predicted heart age older than their actual age, putting them at higher risk for heart attacks and stroke. Researchers from […]

Diabetes costs the state billions each year

As the number of people with diabetes increases, so does the financial impact of the disease to the state. Diabetes in Washington led to direct medical costs of $3.75 billion in […]

Birthday wish granted

Julie Mourao’s birthday wish came true. The Vancouver girl celebrated her 11th birthday today while wearing a new accessory: an insulin pump. Julie was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes three years ago. […]

New look at artificial sweeteners

Foods sweetened with artificial sweeteners may not be a guilt-free way to enjoy treats after all. New research suggests artificial sweeteners may change the microbes living in our intestines, which can […]

Overweight kids believe they’re thinner than they are

Many overweight and obese kids and teens in the U.S. think they are thinner than they actually are, according to a new study. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National […]

Google’s “smart” contact lenses

Google is getting into the contact lens business. But, because it’s Google, they aren’t creating just any contact lenses. Google announced this week on its blog that it’s testing a “smart” […]

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