Monthly Archives: December 2006
Scientists from the new interdisciplinary LIMES (Life & Medical Sciences) Centre at the University of Bonn have identified a new gene which could play an important role in the development of diabetes.
For patients with type 1 diabetes, obesity is an important risk factor for the development of diabetic kidney disease, reports a study in the January Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Video game makers seem to be addressing concerns about how playing affects children. But too much gaming still puts children more at-risk for behavioral and health problems, health experts say.
Obesity or being overweight is seen as the most important health issue for U.S. children, according to a new poll.
A drug commonly used to slow the loss of central vision has shown promise in stemming a common precursor of blindness in diabetics, which involves the same central light-sensitive area of retina,.
FDA is alerting the public to counterfeit blood glucose test strips being sold in the US for use with various models of LifeScan, Inc., One Touch Brand Blood Glucose Monitors.
People who gamble at least five times a year have more health problems than people who gamble less frequently, a new study reveals.
New data published in "Science" provide further support for a protocol to reverse type 1 diabetes in mice and new evidence that adult precursor cells from the spleen can contribute to the regeneration of beta cells.
The cause of insulin-dependent, permanent, diabetes in newborn babies may be a deficiency in the enzyme Pancreatic Endoplasmic Reticulum Kinase (PERK) during a critical period of development before birth.
A new cardiovascular drug screening has identified existing anti-hypertensive agents capable of preventing cognitive decline and amyloid neuropathology associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Thousands of statin users worldwide are suffering preventable heart attacks, simply because they are not complying with their treatment or are taking too low a dose, according to new research.
Preliminary findings suggest that eating less protein may help protect against certain cancers that are not directly associated with obesity.
Community pharmacists could soon be playing a more direct role in diabetes management following a new study at Brisbane's Wesley Research Institute funded by the MBF Foundation.
Discovery has led to new treatment strategies for diabetes, achieving reversal of the disease without severe, toxic immunosuppression.
Living kidney donors who are overweight or obese have increased blood pressure within the remaining kidney—which could explain the increased long-term risk of kidney damage previously found in this group of donors.
An Israeli study suggests that people who suffer from job burnout may be prone to developing a form of diabetes.
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