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FDA Approves NovoLog for Treatment of Diabetes in Children

Novo Nordisk Inc announced that the FDA has approved the supplemental new drug application of NovoLog for the treatment of diabetes in children.

Guidant Initiates Voluntary Physician Advisory on Certain Pacemakers

Guidant Corporation announced that it is informing physicians about two separate failure modes, each occurring at a low rate, being monitored within the INSIGNIA® and NEXUS® families of Guidant implantable pacemakers.

High Blood Pressure Has Stronger Effect on Mental Function in Blacks

Not only does high blood pressure adversely affect mental functioning, but the correlation appears to be stronger among African-Americans than among whites, researchers report.

National Advisory Committee Recommends Changes to Flu Shot Program

To avoid some of the confusion and missed opportunities that accompanied vaccination efforts during last year's flu season, shots should be offered this year throughout the community and at every medical visit.

Study Clarifies Insulin’s Role In Blocking Release Of Energy In Patients With Type 2...

Chronically high levels of insulin, as is found in many people with obesity and Type II diabetes, may block specific hormones that trigger energy release into the body.

Doctors Survey Hospital Food, Reveal Current (disturbing) Trends

Survey was to determine if hospital cafeterias and restaurants are meeting the need for low-fat, cholesterol-free foods that can help people maintain a healthy weight and prevent heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers.

First Link Found Between Obesity, Inflammation And Vascular Disease

Human fat cells produce a protein that is linked to both inflammation and an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

Eating And Body Weight Regulated By Specific Neurons

Researchers provide direct evidence that two parts of a neuronal system, one that promotes eating and another that suppresses eating, are critical for the acute regulation of eating and body weight.

The Making Of A Fat Cell

A new study reveals critical molecular events in the origin of fat cells. The findings are central to understanding chronic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, as fat cells produce hormones critical for metabolic control, the researchers said.

Columbia Study Shows Elderly With Diabetes At Increased Risk For Falling

Falling is the leading cause of accidental death for elderly people, and a new study suggests that nursing home residents with diabetes are four times more likely to fall than those who are not diabetic.

Mayo Clinic Study: Don’t Stop Taking Aspirin Before Heart Surgery

A new Mayo Clinic study provides further evidence of aspirin's benefits for patients with heart disease and suggests they should continue taking it even in the days leading up to surgery.

Children Using Community Health Centers Are More Likely To Be Overweight

Children who use community health centers may be at a particularly high risk of being obese, according to a new study.

Study Examines Relationship Between Parental Perception Of Neighborhood Safety And Obesity

If mothers of preschoolers perceive their neighborhood as unsafe, their children tend to watch more television, but differ little in amounts of outdoor play or overweight, compared to peers in safer neighborhoods.

Research Sheds New Light On Dangers Of High Cholesterol

Research has shed new light on the role that cholesterol plays in causing heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events in humans.

ACTOplus Met Approved by the FDA for Type 2 Diabetes: Combines 2 Diabetes Medications...

FDA has approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for ACTOplus metTM for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Soy Protein Reduces Effects of Diabetes on Liver

A group of researchers has discovered that a diet rich in soy protein may alleviate fatty liver, a disease which often accompanies diabetes.

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