Meeting UN Health Goals Could Save Millions of Lives
Some of the biggest killers worldwide are diseases that can largely be prevented: heart disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancers and diabetes. But it will require some effort.
Women with Diabetes Had Too Few Mammograms
It is recommended that women have regular breast cancer screening. Some women, who are more in need of screening than others, may be getting screened less often than they should, research shows.
Obesity and Diabetes Could Affect Cancer Treatment
Diabetes and obesity are problematic on their own, but could they also affect how the body responds to treatments for other conditions, like cancer? New studies suggest this is the case.
Diabetes May Double Risk for Pancreatic Cancer
Studies have shown diabetes to be linked to pancreatic cancer. Those newly diagnosed with diabetes may be at greatest risk, suggesting that these patients may benefit from a cancer screening.
Cancer Patients on Insulin Had Lower Survival Rate
Diabetes patients who also battle cancer require particularly special care. One new study shows oral anti-diabetes treatments have an advantage.
Popular Diabetes Rx May Not Cut Bladder Cancer Risk
Widely given to patients with type 2 diabetes, metformin has been linked to reducing the risk for many types of cancers. The medication, however, may not be effective against one certain cancer.
Disability Could Come Before Chronic Illness
Many people in the US live with a disability, and many more live with a chronic condition. New research suggests that these two types of issues might often go hand in hand.
Preventing Disease with Exercise
Your health care provider may emphasize the importance of exercise, but exactly how important is physical activity for staying healthy?
Fifty Years Later, Work Remains to Curb Smoking
Fifty years ago, the US Surgeon General first warned of the dangerous effects of smoking. On the anniversary of that announcement, the current Surgeon General has released new data.
Leading Causes of Death in the US for 2010
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report about the leading causes of death for the general US population.