Using random testing, researchers in Indiana were able to calculate death rates by age, race, and sex and found sharp increases in risk of death among older and non-white state residents.
Cardiovascular risk factors like diabetes and hypertension are preventable or relatively easy to treat with inexpensive medication.
Teaching deaf babies sign language improves the success of cochlear implants – and also safeguards their long-term physical and mental health.
Abnormal functioning of the immune system is what characterises severe COVID, and can be driven by diabetes, obesity, sex and age.
To reduce the prevalence of diabetes in Malawi, efforts to promote healthy eating should target the entire population and not only people who have diabetes.
Interventions using apps show promise as they could improve care for patients with chronic conditions. But patients can't benefit from innovations unless they accept them and use them effectively.
The food industry's tactics are designed to reduce the likelihood of the government adopting global recommendations to tackle obesity.
Stress, depression, and high blood pressure were just some of the risk factors the study's researchers identified.
COVID-19 has stretched South Africa's public health services to capacity. In response, the services have increased their capacity through innovation.
Those who ate the most fruit and vegetables daily had a 50% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those who ate little or none.
South Africa faces high levels of noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. The NHI is likely to battle to cope with treating large numbers of sick people.
Vitamin D has been shown to regulate the function of 229 genes in humans, suggesting that it plays many roles in maintaining health.
The disease is more severe in people with obesity, diabetes and hypertension — all conditions linked to changes in the gut microbiome.
Case reports suggest that COVID-19 might trigger new-onset diabetes. But more data is needed.
New data shows the threat posed by COVID-19 differs significantly between people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
We've known for some time type 2 diabetes causes a range of health complications, like heart disease. But now we're starting to see people with diabetes are more likely to get cancer and dementia too.
Two thirds of South African women are overweight or obese and their babies are three times more likely to become obese themselves.
When two or more epidemics co-exist and compound one another to worsen health, they are said to be syndemic. COVID-19 is feeding on other crises and diseases.
Researchers are starting to understand why the bones of diabetic people are more prone to fractures.
Do mutations that alter the addition of sugars to the coat of the virus affect the severity of the disease?