The science of smell is an exciting area of research.
Breastfeeding lowers the risk of diabetes as well as breast and ovarian cancers for mothers.
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Some states, especially in the Southeastern US, have large disparities in breastfeeding among racial groups, making clear the need to lower barriers for breastfeeding in the workplace and elsewhere.
A new study from Hong Kong shows that reversing type 2 diabetes is much harder than clinical trials suggest. However, all is not lost.
Fruit bats have honed their sweet tooth through adaptive evolution.
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Fruit bats can eat up to twice their body weight in fruit a day. But their genes and cells evolved to process all that sugar without any health consequences − a feat drug developers can learn from.
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Your eyes are your windows on the world. Here’s how to stop them getting smudgy.
Nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and other gingerbread spices.
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Spices have been prized commodities for centuries. Today, ‘warm’ flavors boost our health and spirits in fall and winter.
Does the simple fact of being in contact with art have any specific effects?
Can a trip to a museum help cure mental dullness? Here’s what the science has to say.
There are two main types, with pros and cons for each. One thing’s certain though. Don’t rely on your watch to monitor your blood sugar levels.
Turns out pop songs and movie soundtracks are key to a new system to deliver insulin.
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Researchers successfully treated diabetes in mice by engineering cells to make insulin in response to the music of Queen.
Diabetes affects about 12% of South Africa’s adult population.
People with diabetes in Liberia face a vicious cycle of hunger and neglect that can sometimes spiral out of control and put their lives in danger.
Obesity is itself a disease, in addition to contributing to the onset and progression of other conditions such as diabetes, heart attack and stroke.
Obesity is a disease that shares several characteristics with cancer, but does not get the same society-wide recognition of its disease status, so people with obesity are less likely to get treatment.
Almost two-thirds of UK adults aged 65 and over possess two or more long-term health conditions.
People who developed diabetes, psychosis and congestive heart failure, in that order, experienced the largest reduction in life expectancy
Following news of Ozempic’s ability to help its users lose weight, it did not take long for fat-haters to surface.
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The messaging around Ozempic being a miracle cure is not only a lie, it has kicked up a new level of fatphobia.
About one in six pregnant women in Australia are now diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Rates have more than doubled since the thresholds for diagnosis were changed.
The number of days of extreme heat is set to increase in the years ahead. An active lifestyle can help reduce the impact on your health.
Many heat-related health problems can be avoided by adopting a healthy, active lifestyle. But the younger generation is less active than previous generations, and therefore more vulnerable.
Aging and obesity are likely to be the two primary drivers of the expected rise in diabetes.
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Diabetes rates worldwide have been rising steadily since the early 1990s when these data were first estimated. This trend is only going up.
Metformin is a drug commonly taken by patients with type 2 diabetes.
A recent study found that among people who were overweight or obese, taking metformin during a COVID infection reduced the risk of developing long COVID by 40%.
Body mass index has been the standard measure to classify obesity and overweight for decades.
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Overreliance on BMI as a measure of weight and health has deepened inequities and led to inaccuracies and overgeneralizations.
Ozempic, a semaglutide drug being used for weight loss, could impact how society sees fat people.
As the use of Ozempic, a drug for diabetes, slams into the mainstream as a weight-loss method, will the drug’s use impact our concept of fatness? And how does fatness intersect with race and class?