Psoriasis linked to diabetes, high BP in women

WASHINGTON - Women with psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, are at higher risk of developing diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure), says a new study.

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Low-sugar drinks can help stem obesity, diabetes epidemics, say experts

WASHINGTON - Experts from the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have called for new class of low-sugar drinks to help stem obesity and diabetes epidemics.

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Genes don’t make us fat, insulin does

WASHINGTON - Purdue University scientists have uncovered new evidence suggesting that factors other than genes could be involved in the development of obesity.

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Colour-changing strip can reveal gum disease in a jiffy

WASHINGTON - About 80 percent of adults suffer from some kind of gum disease, which causes tooth loss. Gum diseases are also linked to heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

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Diabetic South Asians more likely to lose their eyesight earlier than White Europeans

WASHINGTON - South Asians with type 2 diabetes are more likely to lose their eyesight at an earlier age compared to White Europeans with the same condition, according to a new study.

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Barriers to effective diabetes care revealed

WASHINGTON - Eating out in restaurants, laid back attitude towards exercise, and leading high-risk lifestyles are some of the barriers that stop patients with type 2 diabetes from controlling their condition, say researchers.

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Bypass surgery better than angioplasty for certain heart patients

LONDON - Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have found that for the treatment of patients suffering from multi-vessel coronary artery disease, who have diabetes, and for patients older than 65, heart bypass surgery is a better option than angioplasty.

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Potential therapeutic target for controlling high blood sugar identified

WASHINGTON - Scientists from University of Michigan School of Kinesiology have identified a potential therapeutic target for controlling high blood sugar levels.

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Enzyme liable for diabetes and other diseases helps brain growth

WASHINGTON - An enzyme potentially associated with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and stroke appears to have yet another major role to play: helping create and maintain the brain.

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Diabetes also attacks mind

LONDON - Blindness, renal failure, stroke and heart disease are potential outcome of type 2 diabetes, which currently afflicts more than 15 million Americans. Now research from Tel Aviv University (TAU) has found something more worrisome: it can also accelerate mental decline and dementia.

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