Diabetes

Expert creates comprehensive guide to new diabetes drugs

New medicines for people who have diabetes seem to pop up all the time. Drugs that help the body break down carbohydrates, drugs that increase excretion of glucose in the urine, drugs that help muscles respond to insulin ...

Cardiology

Artificial aorta can reduce patients' blood pressure

Engineers at EPFL's Center for Artificial Muscles have developed a silicone aorta that can reduce how hard patients' hearts have to pump. Their breakthrough could offer a promising alternative to heart transplants.

Health

Men, make health your goal this year

(HealthDay)—The new year is the ideal time to focus on your health and one expert has some tips, especially for men, for doing that.

Diabetes

ADA lowers target HbA1C levels for children with type 1 diabetes

Diabetes is characterized by elevated levels of sugar or glucose (hyperglycemia) in the blood. This occurs due to the lack of the hormone insulin in type 1 diabetes, and to reduced insulin levels in combination with insulin ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pandemic is tied to big rise in U.S. heart deaths

In a finding that highlights another health consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, researchers report that the risk of dying from heart disease increased during the coronavirus lockdowns last spring, likely because people ...

Medications

Could we use statins to treat COVID-19?

Nothing in medicine is as exciting as discovering new drugs. However, this process is time consuming, expensive and not always necessary. Sometimes, existing drugs can be used to manage illnesses that are different to those ...

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