We still don't know what's behind four out of every five birth defects. But that can change.
Hospitals sometimes recommend women express milk towards the end of their pregnancies. But it's not suitable for all.
Africa is expected to have among the steepest increases in the number of people affected by non-communicable diseases - it needs health care systems that can cope.
Child support grants are an income resource that enables caregivers to make healthier food choices and provide the means to send their children to school earlier.
More of us are labelled as sick with the constantly changing diagnostic cut-offs for diseases. Now an international expert panel has drafted a list of things to consider before setting new thresholds.
Many diabetics experience stigma as a result of their condition. Knowing a bit more about the diabetes can dispel some of that stigma.
Upping your intake of vegetables and fruits can do more than just reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer – it could also help you breathe easier.
Artificial sweeteners used in diet sodas and other low-calorie foods can actually contribute to weight gain and type 2 diabetes. The more you use, the higher the risk.
With changes to health care insurance on hold, now may be a good time to focus not on health insurance but on health. More and more studies show that we do have some control over that. Here's how.
Diabetes, which afflicts 29 million people in the U.S., remains a difficult disease to treat. Read how an algorithm devised by MIT researchers could help.
A hot bath burns calories, helps control blood sugar and keeps your blood vessels healthy. What's not to like?
This new study could make it seem that gluten intake is protective against developing type 2 diabetes. But there's a more likely explanation.
The discovery by researchers at Yale University that the brain is capable of converting glucose into fructose may lead to changes in how we target neurological complications in diabetes.
If you’ve ever tried to cut back on sugar, you may have realised how incredibly difficult it is. This leads to the question: can you be addicted to sugar?
New research shows not all sitting is bad for our health, so long as you're active at other times of the day.
It can take decades, but investigating one thing can revolutionise our understanding of another.
Diabetes kills more people than breast cancer and AIDS, and Mary Tyler Moore was a fierce advocate for research to combat the disease. Here is why it's important to know if you are prediabetic.
Changes to our eyes and ears occur as a result of disease, genetic factors, "wear and tear" and environmental factors.
It's time we saw past the mental illness in people living with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder to check their physical health too. Here's why.
Diabetes is on the rise and one of its most common complications is Diabetes-Related Foot Disease (DFRD). DFRD is difficult to treat but simple preventive strategies do exist.