Facebook is taking a step toward leveraging its social media platform for public health. The social giant said it’s teaming up with four national medical groups to launch a preventive health tool offering tailored advice, the ability to set check-up reminders and other actionable information.
One of the biggest risk factors for Type 2 diabetes is excess weight. But you don't have to be overweight to have the disease -- and new research revealed that some racial and ethnic minority groups are more likely to have diabetes at lower weights.
Women who have frequent hot flashes early in menopause or over a long period of time may be more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than women who don’t suffer from regular hot flashes, a new study suggests.
Unfortunately, there is not a lot of research on whether runners are more or less susceptible to type 2 diabetes, says Jane Reusch, M.D., the associate director of the Center for Women's Health Research at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine.
People who exercise in the morning seem to lose more weight than people completing the same workouts later in the day, according to a new study of workouts and waistlines. The findings help shed light on the vexing issue of why some people shed considerable weight with exercise and others almost none, and the study adds to the growing body of science suggesting that the timing of various activities, including exercise, could affect how those activities affect us.
For women, gender bias can result in poorer diagnosis and treatment. As María Teresa Ruiz Cantero, Prof. in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Alicante states, "We can no longer pursue the 'one size fits all' model based on men," as this negatively impacts the quality of health care, medical education and research.
Adolescents with type 1 diabetes already show early hallmarks of cardiovascular disease, and an intervention with a commonly used type 2 diabetes therapy can improve their vascular health and reduce future CV risk, according to a speaker at the Heart in Diabetes conference.
On Monday, researchers at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus were awarded multiple grants from the Rose Community Foundation to advance cardiology research as well as arthritis research and treatment. The one-time grantmaking is an initiative called “Heart and Soul,” awarding nearly $1.3 million to six organizations in the greater Denver area.
“Our results suggest significant impairment in the bone structural quality among patients who were diagnosed with [type 1 diabetes] before the age of 20 years,” the researchers wrote. “Young-onset [type 1 diabetes] is characterized by lower trabecular [volumetric] BMD at the distal radius and cortical bone size deficit at the radial and tibial shaft. This may be due to reduced periosteal apposition and increased endosteal resorption, resulting in a cortical deficit among patients with [type 1 diabetes].” The researchers noted several study limitations, including the inclusion of only postmenopausal women, the small sample size and the limited resolution of peripheral quantitative CT, which did not allow for the evaluation of trabecular structure or cortical porosity.
For middle-aged women struggling with their weight, a recent spate of scientific findings sounds too good to be true. And they may be, researchers caution. Studies in mice indicate that a single hormone whose levels rise at menopause could be...
(Reuters Health) - Children who don’t get enough sleep may be more likely to become overweight or obese than kids who typically get enough rest, a Danish study suggests. The researchers focused on 368 normal weight children between...
As obesity continues to rise in the U.S., non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become a major public health issue, increasingly leading to cancer and liver transplants. But new research from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus...
“This amount has been shown to help reduce your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, stroke, type 2 diabetes, colon and breast cancer, and decreased cognitive function,” says Judith Regensteiner, Ph.D. She’s the director and a founder of the Center for Women’s Health Research at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora.
"I think so many of us are scared to call the ambulance, to call 911, because we don't want somebody to say, 'Well, you just have indigestion; go home,' " said Murphy, who authors a blog dedicated to encouraging other heart attack survivors.
"I would rather have somebody be told at the ER that it's not what they thought it was, and it's not a heart attack, than to have somebody have a heart attack not get help and then could die," she said.
“Philip Anschutz and The Anschutz Foundation are helping lead a visionary transformation of health care in Colorado and beyond,” said CU President Bruce D. Benson. “This gift, combined with their previous commitments, goes a long way toward ensuring the CU Anschutz Medical Campus is one of the leading medical care, research and education facilities in the world.”
Through continuing research, says Regensteiner, the Center for Women’s Health Research is working to identify more and better ways to help people move past barriers to regular exercise. “Some barriers are individual health challenges,” she said. “For example, we know that it’s more difficult for women with diabetes to exercise than it is for men who are also affected by this disease...