Women At Greater Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

A recent study of diabetes and job stress showed that women who were micromanaged were at greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than their male counterparts. However, job stress is not the only thing that increases professional women’s risk of diabetes. Peter Smith, lead author of the nine-year study by researchers at the Institute for Work … [Read more...]

Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Good News for South Carolina

A Swedish study that followed more than 3,400 obese men and women shows that bariatric surgery, more than lifestyle changes and medication, reduces the risk of diabetes by up to 78%. Bariatric surgery shrinks the stomach, so it holds less food and absorbs fewer calories. The surgery is normally recommended as a last resort for obese patients. … [Read more...]

Nebraska Woman Files Lipitor Lawsuit

Elmwood-area Woman Files Lawsuit for Lipitor Injuries A woman from Elmwood, Nebraska has filed a lawsuit against Pfizer, alleging that the pharmaceutical manufacturer failed to warn about the dangers of taking Lipitor. Jodie Ward filed the lawsuit in the middle of April of this year in the US District Court of Nebraska. Although her lawsuit is … [Read more...]

Takeda, Eli Lilly to Pay $9 Billion for Actos Injuries

Jury Says Takeda and Eli Lilly Must Pay $9 Billion for Actos Bladder Cancer Japanese pharmaceutical manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceutical and their US distributor Eli Lilly have been ordered to pay $9 billion in punitive damages after a federal court ruled that the companies hid potential cancer risks associated with taking Actos to treat Type 2 … [Read more...]

Scottish Study Shows Overdose Drug Helps Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

A study from researchers at the University of the Highlands and Islands shows that a drug used to reverse paracetamol overdose could help prevent blood clots in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Professor Ian Megson, at the University’s Department of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Science, studied the drug N-acetylcysteine’s effect on platelets, which … [Read more...]

Pre-Diabetes Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Study Links Pre-Diabetes to 15% Increased Cancer Risk A new study on diabetes, published in Diabetologia, shows a link between high blood sugar levels defined as pre-diabetes, and an increased risk of developing cancer. According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control, one in three Americans aged 20 or older are considered to … [Read more...]

Women File Numerous Lawsuits Against Lipitor

Pfizer Faces Growing Number of Lawsuits from Women with Lipitor Injuries Blockbuster pharmaceutical company Pfizer faces a growing multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the state of South Carolina alleging that Lipitor caused thousands of plaintiffs to develop Type 2 diabetes – and many of the plaintiffs are women. Lipitor is the brand name of a … [Read more...]

Actos Concerns Go Global

Indian Drug Makers Fight Ban on Actos At the end of June, the government of India suspended the sale of three drugs that had been pulled from pharmacy shelves in other countries – Alagin (a painkiller), Deanxit (a depression medication), and the infamous, now-off-brand Actos. Actos was banned in France and Germany in 2011, when the countries … [Read more...]

New Lipitor Lawsuit Alleges Statin Caused Diabetes

Latest Personal Injury Lawsuit Against Lipitor Claims Type 2 Diabetes Caused by Statin Use A woman has filed a personal injury lawsuit against Lipitor manufacturer, Pfizer, Inc, claiming that the statin caused her to develop Type 2 diabetes. In September 2013, the FDA updated their advice on the statin with a warning: “People being treated … [Read more...]

Type 2 Diabetes Could Shrink the Brain

Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Could Suffer Brain “Aging” Patients with Type 2 diabetes could be more prone to brain degeneration, according to a study recently published in the medical journal, Radiology. While patients with Type 2 diabetes are generally known to have memory problems, doctors originally believed that the issue was related to … [Read more...]

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