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Low Blood Glucose Levels May Complicate Gastric Bypass Surgery

Physicians monitoring patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery should be on the alert for a new, potentially dangerous hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) complication.

Local Anesthetics Are Effective For Neuropathic Pain

Lidocaine and similar local anesthetics are effective for treating pain that emanates from damaged nerves, according to a systematic review of current evidence.

Children With Diabetes Sue School Districts, State

The suit asks the Court to compel public school officials to comply with federal law by providing the assistance that California students with diabetes require to manage their diabetes during the school day.

A High Fat, Low Carbohydrate Diet Improves Alzheimer’s Disease In Mice

Mice with the mouse model of Alzheimer's disease show improvements in their condition when treated with a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet.

Cuts Taking Effect Within A Month Remove Access To Tools Doctors And Patients Need...

The cuts will leave many Maine adults living in poverty with no or inadequate coverage for vital care and medical supplies required to properly manage diabetes.

Nutrition Expert Evaluates New Weight-Loss Medication Orlistat

New data presented at the 2005 Annual Meeting of NAASO, The Obesity Society in Vancouver, British Columbia.

End-Stage Renal Disease Incidence, Prognosis Improving For Patients With Diabetes

Patients with type 1 diabetes have an improved prognosis with regard to end-stage renal disease over the past four decades.

Patients Have Increased Hospitalization Rate After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Patients who have gastric bypass surgery have double the rate of hospitalization in the year following the operation than in the year preceding surgery.

Potential New Treatment For Insulin-Dependent Diabetes

Scientists report that transplanted insulin-producing cells survive better when the activation of a specific type of immune cell is blocked.

Smoking May Increase Risk of Diabetes

Smoking may increase the risk of developing diabetes, according to new research by investigators at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues.

Human Beta-Cell Line Offers Hope For Type 1 Diabetes Breakthrough

Transplantation of insulin-producing pancreatic beta-cells shows great promise as a treatment for type 1 diabetes.

Intake of Dietary Copper Helps Alzheimer’s Patients

This clinical trial aims to elucidate a potential beneficial effect of copper orotate (an organic copper salt), which is given together with a standard cholinesterase inhibitor.

Future Burden Of Obesity-Related Conditions Likely To Be Substantial, Warn Researchers

A large, community-based study found that over 30 years, nine out of 10 men and seven out of 10 women were overweight or became overweight.

Exercise, Eating Right Could Ease IBS, Diarrhea And Constipation In Obese Americans

Physical activity may help reduce gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in people who are obese.

Kidney Transplant Patients Face Higher Cancer Risk

People who receive a kidney transplant are nearly four times more likely to develop melanoma, a rare but deadly form of skin cancer, according to a study.

Seaweed Could Make Junk Food Healthier

Junk food could be made healthier by adding an extract of an exotic type of seaweed, say British scientists.

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