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Study Reveals Missing Link Between Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

New research suggests a "missing link" between the pre-diabetes state and the clinical diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Scientists Unlock Mystery of Embryonic Stem Cell Signaling Pathway

A newly discovered small molecule called IQ-1 plays a key role in preventing embryonic stem cells from differentiating into one or more specific cell types, allowing them to instead continue growing and dividing indefinitely.

Incidence of Fatty Liver Disease Rises as Obesity in Children Increases

Researchers are taking a closer look at Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis, more popularly known as Fatty Liver Disease, whose incidence is rising as obesity in children increases.

Novel Peptide Could Boost Availability and Success of Islet Cell Transplant for Type-1 Diabetes

A peptide developed by scientists may expand the availability and durability of islet cell transplant for patients with type 1 diabetes, which is characterized by a lack of these insulin-producing cells.

Disclosure Laws Provide Only Limited View of Pharmaceutical Company Payments to Physicians

Laws in two states requiring disclosure of pharmaceutical company payments to physicians do not provide the public with easy access to payment information and are of limited quality when accessed.

Exercising with Peers Has Added Appeal, Group Exercise is Highly Motivating

A new study in the April issue of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine has found if given a choice of exercising alone, with people younger or older or with people their same age, most adults would rather exercise with others in their own age group.

Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Prostate Cancer Screening in the U.S.

In the last several years, a significant amount of interest has developed in the study of the association between body mass index and prostate cancer risk.

Periodontal Diseases May Aggravate Pre-Diabetic Characteristics

Periodontal diseases may contribute to the progression to pre-diabetes, according to a new study that appears in the March issue of the Journal of Periodontology.

New Research Casts Doubt Over Heart Disease Treatments

Some treatments for high blood pressure could be increasing the risk of heart attacks and causing more people to need cardiac pacemakers, according to new research findings.

Statin Drugs and Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer

Statins are commonly prescribed agents to lower cholesterol and the associated risks of vascular events. Statins are also known to have proapoptotic and antimetastatic effects in cancer.

Special Chiropractic Adjustment Lowers Blood Pressure

A study of individuals with a misaligned Atlas vertebraand high blood pressure showed that after a one-time specialized chiropractic adjustment, blood pressure decreased significantly.

Breakthrough in Understanding Type 2 Diabetes as Key Genes Identified

The most important genes associated with a risk of developing type 2 diabetes have been identified, scientists report today in a new study.

Erectile Dysfunction in Diabetes is Due to Selective Defect in the Brain

A new study sheds additional light on how erectile dysfunction (ED) interacts with diabetes. The study is another step in uncovering the link between the two disorders, and may lead to improved efficacy in treatments.

Diabetes Risk Factors Develop Earlier in Women Than Men

The "diabetes clock" may start ticking in women years in advance of a medical diagnosis of the disease, new research has shown.

Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Don’t Wake in Response to Hypoglycemia

A study of patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and those without shows that only one of the T1DM patients, as compared to healthy control participants, awakened upon hypoglycemia.

Culturally Specific Diabetes Management Helps Low-Income Patients

Diabetes case management that takes a patient's specific culture into consideration can help increase life expectancy and decrease the incidence of diabetes-related complications over the patient's lifetime.

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