Health News

Rx Could Cut Diabetes Complications
A first-of-its-kind study examined the potential relationship between taking statins, prescription medicines that treat high cholesterol, and diabetes complications like vision loss and kidney damage.
Blacks May Have Higher Risk for Diabetic Vision Loss
Diabetes affects more than 300 million people around the world and has many negative effects, including a higher risk of hypertension, stroke and even vision loss. And a new study suggests blacks may be more at risk for diabetic vision loss.
FDA OKs New Rx for Diabetic Eye Disease
The FDA has given a thumbs up to a new medication to treat an eye disease that affects hundreds of thousands of people with diabetes.
Antibiotic Improved Diabetic Eye Disease
For those with diabetes, eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy are a concern. One anti-inflammatory agent may offer relief for sore eyes.
Sight for Sore Eyes: Rx for Diabetic Eye Disease
For some with diabetes, changes in blood sugar can distort vision because of leaking blood vessels in the eyes. An eye medication has shown long-term promise in treating this visual impairment.
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.
Blurry Vision Left Untreated in Many Diabetes Patients
From a patient's head to their toes, diabetes can lead to a variety of complications. But many diabetes patients may not know the condition has affected their vision.
Diabetes-Related Diseases Linked to Stroke
For patients with type 1 diabetes, keeping a close eye on blood sugar levels and managing their disease is a part of everyday life. A recent study may give these patients another reason to stay on top of their medical care.
Kids with Diabetes Worse Off Than Adults
As the obesity rate among young people has climbed, so has the rate of type 2 diabetes. Adolescents who get the disease may face more health problems than those who get it as an adult.
Don't Lose Sight of Diabetic Eye Disease
One of the biggest concerns for diabetes patients is vision loss. While steroids and laser treatment can help when eye problems get severe, medications may offer clearer results.