THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 -- For newcomers to the United States, the downside of immigration may be a rapid change in gut bacteria, researchers say.
Microbes in the digestive tract have a direct influence on digestion and overall health. This new finding could help explain health issues -- such as obesity and diabetes -- that often affect immigrants in the United States, the study authors said.
TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 -- Many diabetes patients store their insulin at the wrong temperature in their fridge and that could reduce its effectiveness, a new study says.
Insulin should be stored in a refrigerator at between 36 and 46 degrees Fahrenheit (2 to 8 degrees Celsius), and at 30 to 86 degrees F (2 to 30 degrees C) when carried by the patient in a pen or vial, the researchers said.
FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 -- If you have diabetes, you need all recommended vaccinations, the American Association of Diabetes Educators says.
Diabetes reduces the immune system's ability to fight certain infections. This raises the risk for serious complications from diseases that vaccines protect against -- including flu, pneumonia, hepatitis B, tetanus and shingles.