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The pros, cons, and unknowns of popular weight-loss drugs
Published Jan 11, 2024
Are in-demand drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy safe and effective? A Johns Hopkins expert explains
COVID-19 Impacts
Type 2 diabetes cases in children on the rise during COVID-19 pandemic
Published Aug 25, 2022
Johns Hopkins researchers cite environmental changes caused by the pandemic, including adapting routines and less physical activity, as likely contributors to the increase in type 2 diabetes cases among children
Public health
"Prediabetes" diagnosis less useful in older patients
Published Feb 9, 2021
Study findings show that older adults deemed 'prediabetic' seldom progress to full diabetes, experts support a health strategy focused on making lifestyle changes
Pediatric health
Non-fasting blood test can help screen youth for pre-diabetes and diabetes
Published Aug 25, 2020
Study suggests the hemoglobin A1c test can identify youth at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and associated cardiovascular problems
Health risks of sleep apnea
Published Sept 5, 2017
Study finds increases in blood sugar, fat levels, stress hormones, blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea / Johns Hopkins Medicine
Episodes of extremely low blood sugar put diabetics at increased risk for death
Published March 10, 2017
Within three years of dangerously low blood sugar episode requiring emergency department visit, one-third of those in study died / School of Public Health
Cell biology
Nerve growth protein also control blood sugar
Published Nov 15, 2016
Finding could lead to treatments for type-2 diabetes, which affects nearly 1 in 10 Americans
Diabetes expert named BDP
Published Feb 23, 2016
Rexford Ahima holds appointments in schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing
Obesity and autism risk
Published Jan 29, 2016
School of Public Health study of more than 2,700 mother-child pairs offers new evidence that autism develops in utero / School of Public Health
Healthy revenue bump?
Published July 1, 2015
Carryout restaurants can increase their profits by offering healthier menu items, small study suggests