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?
Influencers have been enthusiastically claiming its success in helping them lose weight, with their posts viewed by millions. You might be surprised what the evidence shows.
In a controversial move in 2021, drug-funding agency Pharmac fully subsidised new diabetes drugs for Māori and Pacific patients. Could the result help set a precedent?
Ozempic uses semaglutide to mimic the role of a hormone naturally produced by the body to create feelings of fullness. Certain foods can do the same thing.
Nine in ten of all deaths in New Zealand are caused by non-communicable diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Better use of research evidence could save lives and healthcare dollars.
Diabetes management is becoming more affordable in the U.S. after years of price hikes.
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The drugmaker’s move responded to the growing competition that has shaken up the insulin market in recent years.
Regular exercise and heathy diets, including low consumption of processed foods, are important to prevent diabetes.
For parents, encouraging healthy family diets for children from the time they are babies is one way to keep children’s blood sugar levels in check. The Indonesian government can do more to help too.