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  1. 2 Diabetes Drugs Should Carry Warning: FDA Panel

    April 15, 2015 -- The diabetes drugs Onglyza and Kombiglyze should carry a new warning that they may increase the risk of heart failure and death, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel says. In a 14-1 vote Tuesday, the panel said the drugs' prescribing labeling should warn that they can

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  2. Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and diabetes are each hard on the brain, and having both conditions may significantly raise the risk of dementia, according to new research. "What this argues for is, we need to do a better job of both ide

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  3. Diabetes Drug Onglyza Increases Risk of Death: FDA

    April 10, 2015 -- The diabetes drug Onglyza increases the risk of death from all causes, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration report released Friday. FDA staff analyzed the findings of a clinical trial on the heart effects of AstraZeneca's drug for type 2 diabetes and found that it was a

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  4. More TV Time May Mean Higher Diabetes Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you're on the verge of developing diabetes, parking yourself in front of the TV might be one of the worst things you could do for your health, a new study suggests. Every extra hour a person with prediabetes spends

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  5. Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Linked in Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with diabetes may have an increased risk of being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, a new study from Canada shows. "Our findings suggest that women with diabetes may be predisposed to more advanced-stage breast

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  6. FDA OKs Drug for Diabetes-Linked Eye Condition

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the use of Eylea, an injected drug, to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control a

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  7. Frequent Antibiotic Use and Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Repeated use of certain antibiotics may increase a person's risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from one million people in the United Kingdom and found that those who were prescrib

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  8. Why Isn't There Any Cheap, Generic Insulin?

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research examines why people with diabetes who depend on injections of lifesaving insulin still have no cheaper generic options to treat their disease. "Surprisingly, this issue has not been talked about, so we're

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  9. 2 Factors Boost New Moms' Odds of Type 2 Diabetes

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women who develop diabetes during pregnancy, and then gain 11 pounds or more after giving birth, have more than a 40 times higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Diabetes that develops

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  10. Groups Call for Greater Scrutiny of Insulin Pumps

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes are calling for more research into the safety and effectiveness of insulin pumps. The diabetes groups recommended "the adoption of

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