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April 23, 2017

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Health > Diabetes
People who have both Alzheimer's disease and diabetes have slower rates of memory loss than people who just have Alzheimer's, French researchers said on Tuesday.
A hormone drug licensed for diabetes also helps obese people lose weight when used in combination with a low-fat diet and physical exercise, according to a trial published online on Friday by The Lancet.
People who live in neighborhoods with safe sidewalks, ample parks, good public transportation and ready access to fresh fruits and vegetables are 38 percent less likely to develop diabetes than others, U.S. researchers said on Monday.
A new study suggests that diabetic adults' ability to work with numbers may affect their management of the disease -- and that, in turn, may help explain racial differences in diabetes control.
It costs US$1,400 to cover the oozing sore on the diabetic's foot with a piece of artificial skin, helping it heal if patients keep pressure off that spot.
Nearly one in three children and adolescents with "insulin-dependent" type 1 diabetes have a positive skin test for tuberculosis (TB) and are at risk of developing active TB and spreading the infection to others, according to the results of a study conducted in a TB-endemic area.
People with type 1 diabetes who can get their blood sugar to near-normal levels can cut their long-term risk of serious complications in half, U.S. researchers said on Monday.
Those with diabetes are warned to be especially careful of what they eat during the summer, after a rise in cases where diabetes patients unknowingly consumed too much sugar was recently reported.
The prevalence of hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes are increasing rapidly in Taiwan, with an estimated 198,000 new cases of the three diseases emerging every year, according to a report released Friday by the Department of Health.
In 2008, nearly one in every 10 people in Taiwan was suffering from diabetes, a disease that is becoming increasingly prevalent in the country, according to the results of a study released yesterday by the National Health Research Institutes (NHRI).
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