High insulin levels may increase prostate cancer risk

WASHINGTON – Researchers have found that high insulin levels might increase the risk of developing prostate cancer. Lead researcher Dr Demetrius Albanes, of the Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., examined the relationship of the level of serum insulin and glucose, as well as surrogate…

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Controlling Diabetes with Excercise

    Exercise is important for everyone, but it can be especially important for your health if you have diabetes. People who exercise regularly are better able to control their diabetes, thereby reducing their risk of diabetes complications. But despite these benefits, as few as 39 percent of people with type 2 diabetes get regular physical activity,…

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Cranial mononeuropathy III – diabetic type

Diabetic third nerve palsy; Pupil-sparing third cranial nerve palsy Cranial mononeuropathy III — diabetic type — is usually a complication of diabetes that causes double vision and eyelid drooping. Causes, incidence, and risk factors Cranial mononeuropathy III – diabetic type is a mononeuropathy, which means that only one nerve is damaged. It affects the third cranial (oculomotor) nerve, which…

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Diabetes: Walk This Way

    Walk your way to better diabetes control. Learn how to start a walking program to improve your health & fend off heart disease. People who have diabetes are at an increased risk of health complications, including heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, visual problems, and nerve problems. Along with a healthful diet and taking insulin along…

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Spotting the Signs of a Depressive Episode

Get in tune with yourself. learning to spot your depression symptoms can help you prevent a downward spiral. With many conditions or illnesses, you know when you’re feeling sick. You start experiencing pain or discomfort, burn with fever, or just ache all over. But when you have a mental illness like depression, the symptoms may not…

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Can Bipolar Disorder Lead to Diabetes?

Bipolar disorder patients often develop diabetes, and the medications used to treat bipolar symptoms may be to blame. People with bipolar disorder struggle with many side effects related to both their mental illness and their treatment therapies. In recent years, diabetes has emerged as one of the more serious health risks for people with bipolar…

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Can Bipolar Disorder Lead to Diabetes?

Bipolar disorder patients often develop diabetes, and the medications used to treat bipolar symptoms may be to blame. People with bipolar disorder struggle with many side effects related to both their mental illness and their treatment therapies. In recent years, diabetes has emerged as one of the more serious health risks for people with bipolar…

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Does Your Foot Pain Signal a Serious Condition?

    If you browsed through medical textbooks that explain different diseases, you’d find that many conditions can lead to harmful changes in the feet, including foot pain, says Paul F. Brezinski, DPM, a podiatrist in Palatine, Ill., and president of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association. For example, if your thyroid — a gland in your throat…

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