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Diabetes

alzheimer's treatment

Newest research shows repurposable drugs and spinal fluid trials could potentially lead to Alzheimer’s cure

May 19th, 2022

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the way they were intended, falling short of expectations and leading to a dead end. But other times, a drug developed for one purpose turns out to be even more effective at treating something …

Apple Watch

Here’s why a job ad has me excited for the Apple Watch of my dreams

July 30th, 2021

The Apple Watch is the smartwatch to beat, with every player in the industry trying to come up with better alternatives. Many wearables look like an Apple Watch from a distance, but they’re not quite as complex. Apple keeps innovating its wearable, adding exciting new features year after year. The health monitoring features are especially …

Coronavirus Complications

COVID-19 can cause diabetes and doctors are starting to understand why

February 8th, 2021

Diabetes is a significant risk factor for COVID-19, but doctors warn coronavirus survivors can also develop diabetes after clearing a covid infection. Some researchers think the novel coronavirus can determine the onset of a diabetes variation that might not fall into the current Type 1 or Type 2 categories. Instead, it might be a combination …

Coronavirus Drugs

This common diabetes drug might prevent COVID-19 deaths

January 27th, 2021

Researchers from the University of Alabama discovered that a common diabetes drug could significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 death. The scientists do not know how the metformin helps the body fight the novel coronavirus infection but speculate it’s not the drug’s antidiabetic properties at play. The researchers say that it might be metformin’s anti-inflammatory …

metformin recall

If you take this common medicine, contact your doctor immediately

January 26th, 2021

Several popular medications have come under fire in recent years due to the presence of probably human carcinogens. The latest recall affects metformin tablets produced by Nostrum Laboratories of Kansas City. If you take this medication, you will need to arrange for a replacement promptly, but don’t stop taking the medication abruptly before talking with …

Coronavirus Symptoms

A dangerous new coronavirus complication was discovered – and it never goes away if you get it

October 21st, 2020

Doctors are studying an unexpected coronavirus complication that can appear a few weeks or even months after the initial COVID-19 infection. Some patients develop diabetes, experiencing life-threatening symptoms that require immediate medical attention. Doctors observed surprising onset of diabetes following covid infections in older patients who did not have any underlying risk factors, as well …

diabetes cure

Scientists cured diabetes in mice, but are humans next?

February 27th, 2020

For the vast majority of diabetics, the condition requires daily monitoring and maintenance. A lack of insulin being produced naturally by their bodies means consistent monitoring of blood sugar levels and insulin injections to ensure their bodies can carry out vital processes and keep them alert and healthy. Now, researchers studying the condition have come …