Posts Tagged ‘diabetes’

By On August 27th, 2013

Antipsychotic Medications Raise the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes for Children

While many parents have criticized the prescription of “atypical” antipsychotic medications to children and young adult with behavioral problems or mood disorders, chances are most didn’t worry about diabetes. But, as a study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently showed, young people taking medications such as risperidone, quetiapine, aripiprazol, or olanzapine are three-times the risk…


By On August 7th, 2013

Smoking, High Blood Pressure, and Obesity Cause Brain Shrinkage

We all know that smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity do terrible damage to our bodies, but I think it is safe to say we always assumed they left us cognitively sound. According to a new study, this may not be true as these four conditions in middle age appear to cause brain shrinkage…


By On May 23rd, 2013

A Possible New Parkinson’s Treatment

Though the research is still in it’s early stages, there is optimism behind a diabetes drug, exenatide, known commercially as Byetta, being used to treat Parkinson’s disease. The drug is actually a synthetic version of Gila monster saliva and performed well as a treatment in a small, proof-of-concept study on Parkinson’s patients. As Paulina Anderson reports…


By On February 12th, 2013

Does Stress Lead To Diabetes?

Chronic stress has a number of adverse effects on the human body. You age faster and are sick more often when dealing with permanent stress. Now, as Huffington Post reports, a study has revealed that for men, the chances of also developing diabetes is about 45-percent higher. Researchers even took into account other typical factors…

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