Category: Women’s Health

Diabetes Risk in Older Women not Linked to Vitamin D Levels

Low vitamin D levels are not linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in Diabetes Care. In the study Dr. Jennifer G. Robinson, a professor of epidemiology and medicine at the University of Iowa, and researchers followed women participating in the Women’s Health Initiative Clinical Trials...
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Gestational Diabetes Likely To Recur

Gestational diabetes, or pregnancy-related diabetes, typically occurs around week 24 of pregnancy and is characterized by high blood sugar that results from the body's impaired use of insulin. Researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Medical

Type 2 Diabetes Increases Cancer Risk in Woman but Protects Men

Type 2 diabetes appears to reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men, but appears to increase the risk of some cancers in women, researchers in Israel said. Diabetes UK reports on a study led by Dr. Gabriel Chodick and Dr. Varda Shalev of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine. The study examined 16,721 people with diabetes and determined the relative

Senate Passes Women’s Health Amendment

The US Senate approved an amendment, put forward by Senator Barbara Mikulski, Democrat of Maryland, that would require insurance companies to offer free mammograms and other preventive services including annual diabetes screening...