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10% of diabetics die within days of coronavirus hospitalization – study

May 29, 2020 - 1:22 PM

'The presence of diabetic complications and increased age increase the risk of death,' the researchers say in a statement

Medical staff transfer a patient along a corridor at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital in Blackburn, north-west England on May 14, 2020, as national health service (NHS) staff in Britain fight the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by HANNAH MCKAY / POOL / AFP)

Diabetes cases soar, 1 in 11 adults affected – doctors

Nov 15, 2019 - 1:01 PM

The International Diabetes Federation says the current number of 463 million sufferers would jump to 578 million by 2030 and to 700 million by 2045

Shorter people run higher risk of diabetes – study

Sep 10, 2019 - 12:58 PM

The authors speculate that the greater health risk in shorter individuals is likely linked to higher liver fat content, and a larger number of risk factors for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes


16-year-old girl from Iloilo discovers a potential cure for diabetes

Jun 07, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Mindanao’s indigenous clothing goes international and free plants - here are some good things that happened this week

VAT-free starting 2019: Medicines for diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension

Dec 27, 2018 - 10:15 PM

The tax exemption is part of the tax reform law signed in December 2017

TAX-FREE. Medicines prescribed for diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol will be exempt from value-added tax starting 2019. Image from Shutterstock.

1.4 billion risk disease from lack of exercise – WHO

Sep 05, 2018 - 8:41 AM

The study also finds that women still lag behind men in nearly every region of the world, with the gender exercise gap highest in Bangladesh, Eritrea, India, Iraq, and the Philippines

Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes - study

Jun 30, 2018 - 3:47 PM

Research by the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis said pollution contributed to 3.2 million new diabetes cases globally in 2016 – or around 14 percent of all new diabetes cases globally that year.

HAZE. An Indian commuter crosses railway tracks as dust covers sky in Jalandhar on June 15, 2018. Air pollution soared in New Delhi on June 14 to hazardous levels rarely seen outside winter months as sand blown from deserts enveloped the Indian capital in a once-in-a-decade phenomenon. Photo by Shammi Mehra / AFP

Diet soda may be hurting your diet

May 26, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Recent medical studies suggest that policymakers eager to implement a soda tax may also want to include diet drinks because these sweeteners may be contributing to chronic diabetes and cardiovascular diseases as well

Coca-Cola is the world’s most popular carbonated soft drink. The original is made with sugar, but the others contain artificial sweeteners that are now linked to a rise in obesity and diabetes. By Chones/shutterstock.com

World faces 'staggering' obesity challenge – study

May 23, 2018 - 8:04 AM

According to research, if current trends continue, 22% of people in the world will be obese by 2045 – up from 14% last year

U.S. approves artificial-intelligence device for diabetic eye problems

Apr 12, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The device, called IDx-DR, can diagnose a condition called diabetic retinopathy, the most common cause of vision loss among the more than 30 million Americans living with diabetes

A 'paradigm shift' in the diagnosis of diabetes – study

Mar 02, 2018 - 10:52 AM

In the same way that a patient requiring a transfusion must receive the right blood type, diabetes sub-types need different treatments, the study suggests

Gene editing advance reverses disease in mice

Dec 09, 2017 - 9:40 AM

A gene-editing technique known as CRISPR/Cas9 can be harnessed to simply change how genes are expressed, and jumpstart the healing process in certain diseases, says a report in the journal Cell

ALTERED. Scientists in the US say a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR/Cas9 suggests some diseases were reversed in lab mice. AFP photo

Diabetes, obesity behind 800,000 cancers worldwide, says study

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:52 PM

Cancers stemming from diabetes and obesity combined is almost twice as common among women than men, says researchers in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, a leading medical journal

OBESE. Isabel Pantoja, 24, holds her ten-month-old baby Luis Gonzales as they wait at the bus station in Colima city where they headed for Luis' medical chek-up, in Mexico on November 9, 2017. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Apa yang bisa kamu lakukan agar terhindar dari diabetes?

Nov 14, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Kerap mengabaikan sarapan juga menjadi potensi Anda untuk terkena penyakit diabetes

5 hal yang perlu kamu ketahui tentang diabetes

Nov 14, 2017 - 11:23 AM

Banyak orang tak menyadari jika dirinya sudah menjadi penderita diabetes

5 hal yang perlu diketahui penderita diabetes saat berpuasa

May 30, 2017 - 1:57 PM

Penderita diabetes juga bisa berpuasa asal dilakukan dengan benar

Lack of sleep boosts chance of death by heart failure

May 25, 2017 - 1:05 PM

If you have several heart disease risk factors taking care of your sleep is important if you want to lower your risk of death from heart disease or stroke

#PugadBaboy: The diabetes diet

Jan 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Sugar Free

Jan 13, 2017 - 11:00 AM

One big resolution: world's fattest man aims for half

Dec 22, 2016 - 1:32 PM

The man known as Juan Pedro has diabetes high blood pressure and chronic lung obstruction and needs to reduce his weight dramatically to reduce his health risks

 Mexican 32-year-old Juan Pedro Franco, who weighs almost 500 kilograms (1100 pounds) answers questions during a press conference at the hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico on December 21, 2016. Photo by Héctor Guerrero/AFP

Asia's recipe for healthier economic growth begins at home

Dec 14, 2016 - 3:04 PM

Philippine leaders in the public private and not for profit sectors must adopt a more effective response to both infectious and lifestyle diseases

WHO urges price hikes on sugary drinks in obesity fight

Oct 12, 2016 - 7:54 AM

The World Health Organization s recommendations on sweetened beverages comes as the world seeks to bring down whopping obesity rates with one in 3 adults overweight

SUGARY DRINKS. Various bottles of soda are displayed in a cooler at a supermarket in San Francisco, California on July 22, 2014. File photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP

Sanofi, Google launch diabetes joint venture

Sep 12, 2016 - 11:27 AM

The tie up between the drug maker and Verily the health subsidiary of Google s parent company Alphabet will focus on treatments for people living with the chronic disease

In this photo, an Indian nurse (L) collects a blood sample from a policeman using a glucometer at a free diabetic health check-up camp on World Health Day in Hyderabad on April 7, 2016.  Noah Seelam/AFP

Palaro Bicolano brothers play basketball for OFW mom and diabetic dad

Apr 16, 2016 - 1:09 PM

Inspirasyon namin ang aming parents gusto naming maging proud sila sa amin

BROTHERS. Rufino B. Sablaon III, 14, and brother John Remo B. Sablaon, 12, of Polangui, Albay show off their basketball skills to Albay’s Schools Division Office employees. Photo by Sercy Sallao

Number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980 – WHO

Apr 06, 2016 - 7:10 PM

UPDATED The World Health Organization calls for a holistic response as well as major changes in people s eating and exercise habits

A picture taken on March 14, 2016 shows a solution for the treatment of severe hypoglycemia that may occur in diabetes and a stethoscope displayed on a desktop for an illustration in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

Waist size 'strongly predicts' heart disease risk – study

Apr 02, 2016 - 9:01 PM

We specifically found that waist circumference appears to be a stronger predictor for left ventricle dysfunction than total body weight or body mass index says the study s principal investigator

Image from Shutterstock

Free maintenance meds at DOH's Hypertension and Diabetes Club

Jan 14, 2016 - 9:05 AM

Non communicable diseases such as diabetes are the top killers in the Philippines according to the World Health Organization

IN PHOTOS: Piolo, Enchong, Jessy, more at 'SunPIOLOgy Run' for diabetes

Dec 03, 2015 - 4:22 PM

Piolo s son Iñigo Matteo Guidicelli Jessy Mendiola and JC de Vera are among the artists present at the event

Piolo Pascual. Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Salt, unsafe sex and booze: lifestyle killers on the rise

Sep 11, 2015 - 11:53 AM

A recent study shows that high blood pressure – which is easily diagnosed and readily treated – was the top health risk in 2013 contributing to 10 4 million deaths

About half of US adults are diabetic or prediabetic – study

Sep 09, 2015 - 4:24 PM

Nearly 40 of US adults have prediabetes and 12 to 14 have diabetes between 2011 and 2012 according to new research in the Journal of the American Medical Association

PhilHealth scam: 'Unnecessary' laser procedures done on patients

Jul 08, 2015 - 5:26 PM

How do eye clinics get more claims from PhilHealth? Health officials say doctors do unnecessary procedures after a patient s cataract surgery causing more harm

Comedian Ritchie D’ Horsie dies

Apr 18, 2015 - 12:45 PM

Ritchie appeared as a sidekick in many of the Tito Vic and Joey movies as well as Eat Bulaga

16M die from 'lifestyle' diseases yearly – WHO

Jan 19, 2015 - 7:36 PM

The epidemic resulting from diseases linked to lifestyle choices including diabetes and some cancers causes a much greater public health threat than any other epidemic known to man

In this file photo, an Indonesian man smokes a cigarette in Jakarta, Indonesia 12 September 2012. Bagus Indahono/EPA

TB-diabetes co-epidemic looms, experts warn

Oct 29, 2014 - 8:31 PM

A growing link has been observed between diabetes – a disease of diet lifestyle and genes – and TB a respiratory disease spread by bacteria

Your mouth is a gateway to your health

Oct 18, 2014 - 10:30 AM

How is oral health linked to your overall health? Read on to see how good or bad oral hygiene can impact the rest of your body

Sweeteners boost diabetes risk: study

Sep 18, 2014 - 3:18 PM

Scientists report that non calorific artificial sweeteners or NAS disrupts the makeup and function of gut bacteria and hasten glucose intolerance

Diabesity: Eating more, moving less threaten Pinoys

Aug 09, 2014 - 11:00 AM

About 7 out of 10 Filipino adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are overweight and obese

UK 'should offer surgery to 800,000 obese diabetics'

Jul 11, 2014 - 8:46 PM

New evidence suggests that interventions such as gastric bands can help diabetics control their condition and even reverse the diagnosis

Bariatric surgery yields higher diabetic remission: study

Jun 11, 2014 - 8:29 AM

The study also shows that the surgical procedure is linked to fewer diabetes related complications in the severely overweight

Soda war activists look to tobacco as model

Jun 06, 2014 - 9:41 AM

Experts say however that combating consumption of sugary drinks will require multiple approaches

Cloning: Scientists make insulin-producing cells

Apr 29, 2014 - 12:43 AM

We are now one step closer to being able to treat diabetic patients with their own insulin producing cells says the New York Stem Cell Foundation

STEM CELLS. A May 2013 photo shows a stem cell colony produced from human skin cells. File photo by Oregon Health & Science University/EPA

Diabetes research: Good news for caffeine addicts?

Apr 25, 2014 - 11:58 AM

Boosting your caffeine intake can help fight the risk of diabetes

Neanderthal genome helped early humans survive cold – research

Jan 30, 2014 - 7:11 PM

It may also have transferred a genetically higher risk for diabetes and lupus

Neanderthal skull from La Chapelle aux Saints. Image taken 16 March 2004, PLoS

2,000 extra steps a day cuts cardiovascular risk by 8 percent

Dec 20, 2013 - 9:44 AM

A new study beneficially links physical activity to one s health for those with impaired glucose tolerance

20 MINUTES A DAY. 2,000 extra steps a day can lessen cardiovascular health risks among those with glucose tolerance issues by 8%.

INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPHIC: Can you afford to get sick?

Dec 05, 2013 - 10:19 AM

In this infographic Rappler and Blue Cross reveal some quick facts about the health insurance industry and medical expenses that insurance can cover for you

Tom Hanks says he has type-2 diabetes

Oct 09, 2013 - 1:44 PM

Two time Oscar winner makes surprise disclosure in late night talk show

CONSUMMATE ACTOR. Hanks at a screening of 'Captain Phillips' in New York. Photo: AFP

Life and Style wRap: Foie gras, animals, fruit juice and diabetes

Aug 31, 2013 - 5:04 PM

The case for fruits as against fruit juice and some fascinating bird stories

THE BAN STAYS. An animal-rights advocate recommends stuffing gourmets instead

Fresh fruit deters diabetes, juice boosts risk

Aug 30, 2013 - 7:06 AM

Those who consumed one or more servings of fruit juice each day saw their risk of the disease increase by as much as 21

BENEFICIAL TO HEALTH. Even if the nutritional values of whole fruit and fruit juice are similar, the form in which they are ingested makes a world of difference