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Grant Will Enable New Mouse Models of Kidney and Heart Disease Complications of Diabetes

The Mouse Models of Diabetic Complications Consortium group at Duke University Medical Center has received a five-year grant totaling more than $3.5 million from the NIH to create new mouse models for diabetic kidney and heart disease.

Herbal Oils May Enhance Insulin Sensitivity and Lower Blood Pressure in Diabetic Rats

Research at Georgetown University Medical Center has found that a combination of naturally occurring edible oils may be effective in treating Type II diabetes.

Diabetes Control Falling Short Among African Americans

According to a new study, behavioral changes and improved preventive measures are required to rein in poorly controlled blood sugar and cholesterol in African Americans with diabetes.

New Study Shows Targeted Lifestyle Changes Could Turn the Tide Aganst Diabetes and Heart...

World-first research at the University of Otago in New Zealand could help reverse the world-wide epidemic of diabetes and significantly reduce heart disease. Results show a 20% improvement in the body’s ability to use insulin.

Finding of Key Blood Sugar controller Could Yield New Diabetes Drugs

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers have discovered the long-sought molecular "switch" that regulates the liver’s production of glucose.

Sharp Drop In Stress Hormones May Set Stage For Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis After Pregnancy

A sharp drop in stress hormones after giving birth to a child may predispose some women to develop certain conditions in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues.

Estrogen Doesn’t Prevent Second Strokes: Protective Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy Challenged

Estrogen hormone replacement therapy does not reduce the risk of stroke or death in postmenopausal women who have already had a stroke or a transient ischemic attack, according to a report.

Age-old Drug Points To Potential New Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes

An age-old drug may point to a brand new way to treat type 2 diabetes, according to scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center and the University of California in San Diego (UCSD).

More People Are Hospitalized For Stroke, But Fewer Strokes Are Fatal

The number of Americans who are hospitalized for stroke continues to increase, but the death rate is declining, according to a recent report.

Alcohol and the Brain: Moderation Does Some Good, Some Harm

Researchers found that some drinking among the elderly may fight age-related brain injuries, such as silent stroke and white matter disease, but that any level of alcohol intake may shrink brain matter.

FDA Approves Dermagraft for Treatment of Chronic Foot Ulcers in Patients with Diabetes

The FDA has approved the Premarket Approval Application for Dermagraft in the treatment of chronic foot ulcers in patients with diabetes.

Geron Grows Stem Cells Without Mice Feeder Cells

Geron Corp. announced the publication on Monday of research demonstrating a way to grow human embryonic stem cells without using feeder cells from mice.

Study Finds Inhaled Steroids Accelerate Bone Loss in Women with Asthma

Premenopausal women who use inhaled corticosteroids to treat persistent asthma may experience accelerated bone loss in the hip compared to those who do not use inhaled steroids, according to results of a new study.

Diabetes Drug Recall: Glyburide Tablets

FDA announces a voluntary recall of Micronase lots, Glyburide Tablets

Study Finds Brief Counseling By Health Professionals Boosts Patients’ Physical Fitness

Just 3 hours of advice and counseling by doctors and other health care professionals over 2 years can boost sedentary adults' physical fitness, according to a new study.

Ohio Firm Recalls Ham For Underprocessing

Freshmark is voluntarily recalling approximately 13,000 pounds of ready-to-eat ham because the products may be underprocessed.

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