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5 Really Simple New Rules for Weight Loss

The news is bloated with information on weight loss—but as it turns out, there are some simple key rules to keep in mind. Researchers at Tufts University looked at more than 16 years of data from 120,000 men and women who were included in three long-term studies. According to their results published in the American …

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No Sleep? How It Can Hurt Your Health in the Long Run

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women who have chronic sleep problems may have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Harvard researchers report. Problems such as trouble falling or staying asleep, getting less than six hours of sleep, frequent snoring, sleep apnea, or …

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FDA Adds Cancer Risk to Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Regranex Gel 0.01% (becaplermin), a cream used to treat diabetic foot ulcers, will now carry a “boxed warning” on its label after a study found a greater number of cancer-related deaths in frequent users of the drug, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday. Patients using three or more …

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Aggressive Therapy Doesn't Cut Heart Risk in Diabetes

SAN FRANCISCO — Tightly controlling blood sugar to lower-than-recommended standards using insulin and other drugs does not reduce the risk of stroke and heart attacks in people with type 2 diabetes—and may even be harmful, according to two major studies presented Friday at the American Diabetes Association’s annual meeting in …

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