A new study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, challenges the current understanding of what causes diabetes. The findings may lead to new therapies. New research finds that the PKCɛ enzyme affects the health of fat cells, shown here. More than two decades ago, researchers suggested that the action of an enzyme called protein kinase
Many people with diabetes need to take insulin to stay healthy. However, insulin therapy can cause a range of side effects. In this article, we look at what insulin is and who needs to take it. We also cover the side effects, risks, and myths of insulin therapy and provide tips for taking insulin safely.
New research uses over half a million Facebook status updates to predict depression diagnoses in people at risk. Your Facebook posts may predict whether you will develop depression. Depression is one of the most widespread mental health problems in the United States, with over 16 million adults having experienced at least one major depressive episode
Metformin is a prescription medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome. Some people are worried that this drug may cause hair loss, but there is little evidence to validate this concern. Doctors typically prescribe metformin as a first-line treatment for people with type 2 diabetes. Along with diet and exercise,
Fatigue is a common symptom of diabetes and can result from high blood sugar levels and other symptoms and complications of the condition. Some lifestyle changes can help a person manage diabetes fatigue. Fatigue is different from being tired. When a person is merely tired, they usually feel better with rest. When a person has
A burning tongue, or burning mouth syndrome (BMS), is a condition that causes a sensation of burning in the mouth. People with this condition often describe the burn as feeling similar to a hot drink scald. There are several known causes of BMS, but the reason for its onset can be unclear. The treatment will
People who practice meditation often hail it as a fix for anything from anxiety to physical pain. Indeed, some studies suggest that it may improve our sense of well-being. Now, new research finds that one type of meditation — transcendental meditation — can relieve stress and boost emotional intelligence. Transcendental meditation can help you feel