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.
Here we review the best science about how to start an exercise habit, and how to keep it going.
Scurvy is a historical disease caused by severe and chronic deficiency of vitamin C. Its recent reemergence is a poor reflection of the nation's diet.
Being able to buy processed "food-like" products is often seen as a mark of personal and material success. Little attention is paid to having a healthy diet.
Gaining a better sense of what genes are involved in regulating circadian clocks could put us on a path to find better treatments and therapies to help people adjust to time shifts.
Overweight women have a higher risk of delivering biologically older babies who are are more susceptible to age-related conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes in later life.
Digital devices can make a real difference in treating chronic diseases. But many who have these conditions are poor, and they often cannot afford the devices.
So-called lifestyle diseases such as cancer and heart disease have been rising in Africa, adding to the already huge burden of disease in poor countries. But the research has not kept pace.