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The number of Americans with diabetes has increased to 29 million, a 3 million person increased since 2010, the CDC announced on Tuesday. Reuters reports that in addition to this 29 million, nearly 86 million are at high-risk for developing the disease. Experts say that in order to control these numbers we...
The New York Times' Well blog reports that the FDA has issued an announcement advising pregnant women and young children to eat a minimum of two servings of low-mercury fish per week. Previous public health announcements have including only a maximum on fish consumption during pregnancy, advising women not...
Reuters reports that while statins may be beneficial for lowering cholesterol, taking too high of a dose may actually increase a patient's risk of developing diabetes, according to new research published in BMJ. Researchers looked at data collected from a cohort of 137,000 patients, all of whom were...