Jan. 28 - Feb. 1

Supplement reduces risk of diabetes in pregnancy

Reuters (Wire Service)

..."The results are promising, but we would need a larger trial and a broader group of women before we could recommend this supplement," Dr. Wanda Nicholson, who studies gestational diabetes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, told Reuters Health. Although their blood sugar levels usually return to normal after pregnancy, women need to continue a high quality diet and exercise, said Nicholson. "Up to 50 percent of women in general who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes can develop type 2 diabetes in the next five to 10 years," she said.

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Marriage may reduce heart attack risk, study suggests

CBS News

..."I think that the fact that you have a life partner who is concerned about your well-being and is 'tuned in' to you and your health status plays a big role in better health results," Dr. Kevin R. Campbell, an assistant professor of cardiology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill who was not involved in the research, told Everyday Health. "We know that patients who are engaged in their own health care have better outcomes, but it also helps to have a partner support you and help you make better health choices."


Setting the stage for a new paradigm in treatment of heart failure

The Herald-Sun (Durham)

Despite a substantial increase in the number of people suffering the debilitating and often deadly effects of heart failure, treatments for the condition have not advanced significantly for at least 10 years. An analysis by researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine shows new breakthroughs could be closer than we thought.

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