How a Low-Carb Diet Might Aid People With Type 1 Diabetes

How a Low-Carb Diet Might Aid People With Type 1 Diabetes

The study found that the participants’ average hemoglobin A1C a long-term barometer of blood sugar levels, fell to just 5.67 percent. An A1C under 5.7 is considered normal, and it is well below the threshold for diabetes, which is 6.5 percent. “Their blood sugar control seemed almost too good to be true,” said Belinda Lennerz, […]

Measles exposure warning issued for four New York counties

Measles exposure warning issued for four New York counties

This unidentified child has a 4-day-old measles rash. Barbara Rice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Immunization Program A traveler from Europe may have exposed people to measles in Chemung, Genesee, Livingston and Niagara counties, the New York state Department of Health warned Saturday. The traveler, who has a confirmed case of measles, visited multiple sites in upstate […]

High blood pressure: Five summer foods to cut your BP reading

High blood pressure: Five summer foods to cut your BP reading

High blood pressure, or hypertension, symptoms include headaches, loss of vision and breathlessness. They often occur when the condition becomes more severe, meaning lots of people are living with the condition without realising. Public Health England reckons that for every 10 people diagnosed with the condition, a further seven are unaware they have it. High […]

Texas Hit Hard By Increase In Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Texas Hit Hard By Increase In Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Ticks aren’t the only living creatures you have to worry about this summer. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that mosquito-borne illnesses are on the increase in the country. Mosquito-related illnesses have been marked by virus epidemics, including West Nile, the most commonly transmitted in the United States, according to the […]

Walking for a Cure: Cancer survivor sees hope and strength at Relay for Life

Walking for a Cure: Cancer survivor sees hope and strength at Relay for Life

Beneath the shade tree lining Rhodes Ferry Park’s walking path, Leah Grissman peered across the Tennessee River and listened to the water slapping at the rocks. Scanning the water, her light blue eyes settled on the boats slicing through the river. “I come here during hard times. This is where my best memories are. I […]

Synthetic Embryos Produced Without Egg Or Sperm May Shed Light On Failed Pregnancies

Synthetic Embryos Produced Without Egg Or Sperm May Shed Light On Failed Pregnancies

Researchers created synthetic embryos without using sperm and eggs. The procedure may not produce viable embryos but it could offer insights on why many pregnancies fail during implantation.   ( Atta Kenare | Getty Images ) Scientists have created synthetic embryos in the laboratory using mouse cells. What makes these embryos special is that they […]

Surgeon General on suburban opioid response: 'Stay the course'

Surgeon General on suburban opioid response: 'Stay the course'

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams visited the Western suburbs Wednesday to promote what he says is one of the major steps to solving the opioid crisis and to tell officials their efforts to decrease overdose deaths are making a difference. In the first Surgeon General’s Advisory in more than 10 years, which Adams issued […]

Irish Cancer Screening Scandal Erupts, Is Tied to US Lab

Irish Cancer Screening Scandal Erupts, Is Tied to US Lab

A huge scandal has erupted in Ireland over misread cervical cancer screening results that may have led to the deaths of at least 17 women to date. A government-funded screening program mistakenly reported negative results to 208 women who were later diagnosed with cervical cancer from 2010 to 2014. Within this group, 17 women have […]

Where to shop for lettuce as the E. coli breakout continues

Where to shop for lettuce as the E. coli breakout continues

As investigators search for the source of E. coli contaminated lettuce many are wondering the safest place to buy your romaine lettuce. Scroll for more content… WAAY 31 went to a local market to find out what you should be looking for as we are facing the worst E. coli breakout since 2006. Experts say […]

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