Posts tagged “Diabetes”

Taking Diabetes Seriously

January 27th, 2012
Taking Diabetes Seriously

It is well known for those who are overweight that they are at risk of developing diabetes. However, the type of disorder normally diagnosed in obese people would be Type 2. As such, losing weight, regular exercise and eating a proper diet can help control the debilitating disease. While similar precautions also apply to those […]

New Link Found Between Weight Loss Surgery and Strokes

January 9th, 2012
New Link Found Between Weight Loss Surgery and Strokes

Research by Swedish scientists has found that obese people who are prepared to undergo stomach surgery in order to lose weight are at less risk of having a stroke. It may also lower the risk of a heart attack. Researchers observed and followed 4,047 obese men and women for about 15 years. They were divided […]

Can Marriage Breakup Cause Hair Loss for Women?

September 28th, 2011
Can Marriage Breakup Cause Hair Loss for Women?

It seems so, according to researchers at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. Scientists believe that while a woman’s genetic makeup is the prime cause for hair loss, marital split comes very high up on the list of reasons, charting at number 2. This may seem rather strange at first, but stress can often […]

Gaining Weight To Lose Weight

February 21st, 2011
Gaining Weight To Lose Weight

In a bizarre twist of fate, so to speak, a 20 stone ‘skinny’ is piling on the pounds so he can qualify for a weight loss operation. Darrin McCloud was recently told by doctors that he wasn’t overweight enough to have a gastric band operation. Darrin, who is a diabetic, was told his BMI of […]

What Repealing the US Healthcare Bill Really Means for Rural America

January 14th, 2011
What Repealing the US Healthcare Bill Really Means for Rural America

It’s been a rocky ride for the United States’ history-making President Obama. From a storybook campaign and election to outright obstinacy in Congress, President Obama has held strong and has continued to push for reform in much of the American way of life, including the controversial healthcare reform. Now, many of the achievements from the […]

Make an eye test part of your New Year health kick

December 30th, 2010
Make an eye test part of your New Year health kick

Opticians in Scotland are urging people to take advantage of the free eye tests available north of the border as part of their New Year health kick. Scots are more likely to join a gym or start a diet in the New Year than visit the dentist or have their eyes tested, yet many undetected […]

Seeing Clearly: The Truth About Cataracts

December 27th, 2010
Seeing Clearly: The Truth About Cataracts

Given society’s overabundance of information and the ease with which it is spread, doctors are finding themselves having to correct the misinformation people unknowingly share. When we, or someone we know, go in for treatment we find ourselves sharing our symptoms and procedures with other individuals who are suffering from the same or similar maladies. […]

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