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Sex Hormone Protein May Predict Type 2 Diabetes

Whether it causes the disease or is simply a marker for obesity is unclear ,, WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A protein that carries and activates sex hormones throughout the body may also predict those at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study finds. The protein...

Blood Type May Boost Pancreatic Cancer Risk

New findings are consistent with previous research MONDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Common variants of a gene that determines blood type are associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, according to U.S. researchers. They studied the genomes of more than 4,300 pancreati...

Tight Management of Type 1 Diabetes Worth the Effort

Rates of serious complications drop with intensive therapy, study shows MONDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) -- By carefully controlling blood sugar levels and taking medications that lower blood pressure and cholesterol, people with type 1 diabetes can significantly reduce their risk of d...

Gene linked to increasingly common type of blood cancer

PHOENIX, Ariz. July 20, 2009 California and Arizona researchers have identified a gene variant that carries nearly twice the risk of developing an increasingly common type of blood cancer, according to a study published online today by the science journal Nature Genetics . Investigators at t...

For Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes, 89 Percent of Surveyed Endocrinologists Identify a Need for Additional GLP-1 Analogues and 71 Percent Say the Same About DPP-IV Inhibitors

WALTHAM, Mass., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that most surveyed clinicians identify a need for additional therapies from the GLP-1 analogue and DPP-IV inhibitor drug clas...

Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Often Overweight

Study explores weight problems faced by youngsters with the disease THURSDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Children with type 1 diabetes are more likely to be overweight than those without the disease, increasing their risk of serious health complications, researchers say. The finding...

Team Type 1 Takes First Place Finish in Race Across America

The OmniPod(R) Insulin Management System Lets Cyclists Focus on Winning in Record Setting Time ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, Team Type 1 concluded the 28th Annual Race Across America in record-breaking time, finishing first-place in the 8-person team category divisi...

Multivu Video Feed: JDRF International Chairman Mary Tyler Moore Testifies on the Need for Federal Funding for Type 1 Diabetes Research

SINGER NICK JONAS AND BOXING LEGEND SUGAR RAY LEONARD TO JOIN NEW YORK, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, June 24, 2009, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's International Chairman Mary Tyler Moore will lead a panel before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Go...

Weight-Loss Surgery Safe, Effective Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Research shows procedure is no more dangerous than other routine surgeries WEDNESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Not only does one of the largest studies on bariatric surgery find the procedure to be as safe as other routine surgeries, two other studies confirm that it also appears to...

150 Children, Celebrities With Type 1 Diabetes Converge on Capitol Hill for JDRF's Children's Congress 2009

Kid Delegates Meet Elected Officials, Testify at Senate Hearing, and Urge Legislators To Request Fund Research WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 150 children and teenagers throughout the U.S. with type 1 diabetes are in Washington, D.C. this week to advocate for funding...

Major study highlights weight differences among 3-19 year-olds with type 1 and 2 diabetes

A major study of three to 19 year-olds has provided vital data on the weight problems faced by the growing number of children and young people with type 1 diabetes, which is more prevalent in younger age groups than type 2 diabetes. The findings of the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study Group, ...

Wrong type of help from parents could worsen child's OCD

GAINESVILLE For most parents, soothing a child's anxiety is just part of the job. But for a parent whose child has obsessive-compulsive disorder, soothing anxiety and helping with behaviors linked to the disease could lead to more severe symptoms, University of Florida researchers say. Often,...

What is the relationship between hepatocellular carcinoma and type 2 diabetes mellitus?

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common malignancy worldwide and the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Type 2 diabetes mellitus has been associated with HCC. However, the relationship between type 2 diabetes mellitus and the underlying liver cirrhosis, and the effects o...

VIVUS' Qnexa Shows Significantly Improved Blood Sugar Control Through Weight Loss In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

- Year-Long Phase 2 Diabetes Study Results Presented at ADA Annual Meeting - NEW ORLEANS, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIVUS, Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS ), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative, next-generation therapies to address unmet needs in obesity, diabetes and sexual health...

Abbott's TRILIPIX(R) (Fenofibric Acid) in Combination With Rosuvastatin Calcium Helps Patients With Mixed Dyslipidemia and Type 2 Diabetes Meet American Diabetes Association Lipid Targets

Post-hoc analysis of two large clinical trials showed combination therapy helped more patients reach combined targets for HDL, triglycerides and LDL than the pre-determined therapy alone NEW ORLEANS, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott's (NYSE: ABT ) TRILIPIX (R) (fenofibric acid) delay...

Ground-breaking study to cap the growing trend of type 2 diabetes in overweight adolescents

Researchers at The Children's Hospital at Westmead are embarking on a ground-breaking new study to investigate whether a different dietary approach to insulin resistance in overweight adolescents can put the brakes on its progression to type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes affects 85 to 90 per cent...

JDRF Illinois Names Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman 'Best of Illinois' for His Efforts to Find a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

CHICAGO, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Illinois, the state chapter of the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research worldwide, has named Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX ), its "Best of Illinois" for his...

PET scan can non invasively measure early assessment of treatment for common type of breast cancer

Seattle Non-invasive imaging can measure how well patients with the most common form of breast cancer - estrogen receptor positive type - respond to standard aromatase inhibitor therapy after only two weeks and shows similar findings that more invasive needle sampling identifies, according to a ...

The Launch and Uptake of More Than 20 Novel Drugs Over The Next 10 Years Will Drive $12.5 Billion Growth in the Type 2 Diabetes Market

Commercial Potential of Market is Reflected in Burgeoning Pipeline of More than 400 Drugs in Development, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and ...

Two Studies at AACE 2009 Annual Meeting Highlight Effects of Welchol(R) (colesevelam HCl) on Blood Glucose and LDL-C in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

- Welchol Added to Metformin Significantly Reduced A1C and LDL-C in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - Open-Label Extension Study Demonstrated the Safety and Durability of Welchol for up to 78 Weeks of Treatment PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (DSI) announced t...

FDA Approves ACTOplus met(R) XR (pioglitazone HCl and metformin HCl extended-release) Tablets for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

First and only oral antidiabetic fixed-dose combination medication approved with the extended-release form of metformin DEERFIELD, Ill. and OSAKA, Japan, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., t...

Indianapolis Residents View Economic Challenges as Significant Barrier to Properly Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Cost of diabetes treatments, local gyms and fresh food among barriers preventing Indianapolis residents from implementing healthy habits to take control of their diabetes INDIANAPOLIS, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), a not-for-profit organization dedicate...

Photo: Levemir(R) Once-Daily Substantially Lowered Average Blood Sugar Levels of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes in TITRATE(R) Study

Approximately 60 Percent of Patients Reached American Diabetes Association's Recommended Average Blood Sugar Level PRINCETON, N.J., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk today announced results from the TITRATE(R) study showing that Levemir(R) (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection), taken...

Chlamydia may play role in a type of arthritis

Spondylarthritis (SpA) represents a group of arthritidies that share clinical features such as inflammatory back pain and inflammation at sites where tendons attach to bone. It includes ankylosing spondylitis (AS), psoriatic arthritis, inflammatory bowel-disease-related arthritis, reactive arthrit...

Sanuvox UV Air Sterilization Systems Ability to Destroy Airborne Type A Influenza including Swine Flu (H1N1)

Sanuvox UV Air Sterilization Systems are designed to destroy airborne biological contaminants including swine influenza (H1N1 virus). Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) April 30, 2009 -- Sanuvox Technologies has been receiving inquiries following the recent swine influenza (H1N...

Potential preventative therapy for Type 1 diabetes

Scientists believe they may have found a preventative therapy for Type 1 diabetes, by making the body's killer immune cells tolerate the insulin-producing cells they would normally attack and destroy, prior to disease onset. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition, where the body attacks its...

New Research Unveils That Pistachios May Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes by Improving Blood Sugar Levels

University of Toronto Presents Compelling Findings at Experimental Biology Conference in New Orleans , LA FRESNO, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Toronto is unveiling new study findings at the Experimental Biology Conference in New Orleans on Sunday, Apri...

Heart Screening Not Effective for Type 2 Diabetics

Imaging test doesn't single out those at high risk of trouble, study found TUESDAY, April 14 (HealthDay News) -- Routine screening for coronary artery disease is of no value for adults with diabetes who have no symptoms of heart problems, a new study finds. Screening is expensive, a...

Stem Cells Buy Freedom From Insulin for Type 1 Diabetics

In small study, most of patients got temporary reprieve from daily injections TUESDAY, April 14 (HealthDay News) -- A particular type of stem cell transplantation using the patient's own cells led to short-term freedom from insulin injections in 20 of 23 patients newly diagnosed with ...

Heart screening unnecessary in type 2 diabetes patients with no symptoms

Routine screening for coronary artery disease in type 2 diabetes patients with no symptoms of angina or a history of coronary disease is unnecessary and may lead initially to more invasive and costly heart procedures, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine. They report their findings ...

Low Blood Sugar Events Increase Dementia Risk in Elderly Patients With Type 2 Diabetes, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

OAKLAND, Calif . , April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) episodes that require a visit to the hospital are associated with increased risk of dementia in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to a Kaiser Permanente Division of Research study in the Journal o...

Long-acting insulin analogues in type 2 diabetes: advantage over human insulin not proven

It has so far not been proven that long-acting insulin analogues (LAIAs) have an advantage over conventional human insulin in the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes. Even though the results of a 5-year study are available for one of the two LAIAs assessed (insulin glargine), the potential ...

Survey Reveals Honolulu Residents Perceive Financial Challenges as Main Barrier in Properly Managing Their Type 2 Diabetes

Cost of fresh food and diabetes treatments prevents Honolulu residents from implementing healthy habits into their daily lives HONOLULU, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) announced findings today from a recent survey conducted by national research firm Yan...

Transition Therapeutics Announces Initiation of a Phase Ib Clinical Study of TT-223 in combination with a GLP-1 analogue in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

TORONTO, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Transition Therapeutics Inc. ("Transition" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: TTHI , TSX:TTH) announced today that the first patient has been dosed in a clinical study of gastrin analogue TT-223 in combination with a proprietary Lilly GLP-1 analogue, in patients...

Older patients with 1 type of heart failure may receive little or no benefit from drugs

LOS ANGELES (EMBARGOED UNTIL: 9 a.m. EST, March 12, 2009) People over 80 years of age suffering from a certain type of heart failure do not appear to benefit from most commonly prescribed heart medications, according to a study conducted at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and published in the Ma...

Study Links Blood Type and Pancreatic Cancer

Findings shed light on gene serving as marker for others involved in tumor development TUESDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) --- People with type O blood have a much lower risk of developing pancreatic cancer, a finding that might help explain the origins of the often fatal disease. ...

Kidney Disease Increases the Risk of Stroke in Patients With the Most Common Type of Heart Arrhythmia, According to Kaiser Permanente Study

OAKLAND, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Chronic kidney disease increases the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common type of heart arrhythmia, according to a new study by Kaiser Permanente researchers in the current online issue of Circulation. ...

Photos: The American Diabetes Association, Fitness Expert Kathy Smith and Beachbody(R) Join Forces to Combat Type 2 Diabetes

The first and only combined all-in-one nutrition and DVD exercise program to help people with type 2 diabetes, reduce diabetes complications and help prevent the disease SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ - -- The American Diabetes Association, legendary fitness expert Kathy Smith ...

Study shows potential for resolving type 2 diabetes with bariatric surgery

New York, March 3, 2009 As the incidence of obesity-induced type 2 diabetes mellitus continues to increase worldwide, medical research indicates that surgery to reduce obesity can completely eliminate all manifestations of diabetes. In a study published in the March 2009 issue of The American Jo...

Scripps research scientists engineer new type of vaccination that provides instant immunity

The experiments, thus far performed only in mice, appear to overcome a major drawback of vaccinations the lag time of days, or even weeks, that it normally takes for immunity to build against a pathogen. This new method of vaccination could potentially be used to provide instantaneous protection ...
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