Tag Archives: Family

Gestational Diabetes in the Mother Increases Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Risks for the Whole Family

Kaberi Dasgupta, McGill University You probably know someone with diabetes, as it is an increasingly common disease. In 2017, more than 425 million adults were living with diabetes, and more than 1,106,500 children were living with Type 1 diabetes, globally. There are three common types of diabetes. In Type 1, the body’s immune system attacks… Read More »

The Sackler family wanted to sell OxyContin as an UNCONTROLLED substance, court documents allege

The Sackler family wanted to sell OxyContin as an UNCONTROLLED substance – but the drug’s inventor told them that would be dangerous Prescription opioids like OxyContin are thought to be responsible for 75 percent of opioid addictions in the US  The Sackler family behind the drug’s maker, Purdue Pharma, has claimed they didn’t know of its… Read More »

Exclusive: A 700-Pound Man on TLC's Family by the Ton Explores Weight-Loss Surgery

TLC’s Family by the Ton, a spinoff of its hit reality series My 600-lb Life, offers sobering insights into the realities of people struggling with obesity. One such example on the new season of Family by the Ton—which premiered January 2 and is airing every Wednesday—is Casey King. King, who weighs over 700 pounds and… Read More »

Utah's high altitude may have helped diagnose 8-year-old North Carolina boy's brain tumor, family says

The 8-year-old North Carolina boy was diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer while in Utah for Christmas. (GoFundMe) An 8-year-old North Carolina boy hoping to spend a peaceful Christmas with his family in Utah instead received a devastating and unexpected diagnosis of glioblastoma — an aggressive, cancerous tumor often found in the brain or spine. Perryn Miller… Read More »