| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Tom Hanks is hard to beat when it comes to mixing good spirits with bad health news.
The smiling "Captain Phillips" star announced Monday on "Late Night With David Letterman" that he has Type 2 diabetes. He followed up with a tweet Tuesday declaring his...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:53 PM
Fifteen years after they have weight-loss surgery, almost a third of patients who had Type 2 diabetes at the time they were operated on remain free of the metabolic disorder, a new study says. And six years following such surgery, patients had shaved...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:32 PM
California kids under 12 are drinking fewer sodas and sports drinks than they were a few years ago, but more teenagers are downing at least one sugar-sweetened beverage a day than in 2005 to 2007, according to a report Thursday.
Forty-one percent of...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:44 PM
So your body mass index says you're obese, but you don't have "pre-diabetes" - a mix of factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol and high glucose levels that indicates you're on the road to metabolic illness. And you're thinking you've beaten the...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:43 PM
While diet and exercise are available to all, bariatric surgery is likely to remain a solution available to just a small fraction of the 90 million Americans who are obese. But when it comes to inducing weight loss and improving obesity-related health...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:20 PM
People with elevated blood sugar levels – even those not high enough for diabetes or pre-diabetes – are more likely to have memory problems than people with lower levels, a study of 141 people has shown.
The results suggest that people...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:01 PM
German doctors have successfully implanted insulin-producing cells in a patient with Type 1 diabetes using a specially constructed chamber system that does not require the use of immunosuppresant drugs, according to a new study.
In a paper published...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:24 AM
From the outside, Tom Hanks appears to be an indestructible American icon, as impervious to the ravages of time and weather as Mt. Rushmore and the Statue of Liberty. But, sadly, he's only as human as the rest of us and is prone to the same health...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The cramping came on quickly. Then the bleeding.
Samantha Bradley was only six months pregnant. She had already miscarried once. She knew she needed to get to an emergency room.
"I was in tears," she said. "The only thing I could think was 'Get me...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Watch your back, "Subway" Jared. Zevia, a Los Angeles maker of sugar-free soda, has found an unlikely spokesman in rapper and kids’ show star Biz Markie.
The goofball hip-hop artist, best known for the 1989 song “Just a Friend” and a...
| Sep 15, 2013
Would you be willing to share with your employer how much you eat, drink, smoke or exercise? And would you be willing to make lifestyle changes in return for a break on the cost of your health insurance? The University of Minnesota offered such...