Diabetes

Diabetics can keep disease complications at bay

(HealthDay)—People with diabetes are at risk for vascular complications due to high blood sugar levels, but can take measures to reduce that risk, an expert says.

Cardiology

Long-lived parents could mean a healthier heart into your 70s

The longer our parents lived, the longer we are likely to live ourselves, and the more likely we are to stay healthy in our sixties and seventies. Having longer-lived parents means we have with much lower rates of a range ...

Cardiology

PAD patients on statins may have lower amputation, death risk

People who have peripheral artery disease (PAD) and take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins have a lower risk of amputation and death than PAD patients who don't take statins. And the higher the dose of statins, the ...

Cardiology

Weight loss surgery boosts good cholesterol in obese teen boys

Weight loss surgery boosts the level of HDL "good" cholesterol and also improves its heart-protecting actions in severely obese teens, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Arteriosclerosis, ...

Medical research

Scientists find way to predict activity of stem cells

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have for the first time developed a way to predict how a specific type of stem cell will act against different diseases. With more than 500 stem ...

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