Tag: "diabetes" at medical news
Special cell prevents diabetes in mouse model, report University of Pittsburgh researchers
... of diabetes. Using a type of mouse that develops diabetes
within weeks of gestation, the research team treat...e that did not receive the treatment all developed diabetes
by 20 weeks. By comparison, at 30 weeks, those that were treated with the special dendritic cell had...
American Stroke Association kicks off American Stroke Month
... osteoporosis and stress). Respondents also named diabetes
(4 percent), AIDS (3 percent) and high blood pressure (3 percent). Interestingly, 28 percent of those sampled said they are not worried about any disease or health condition. Fear of stroke was even very low (2 percent) among persons who have strok...
Preventive medicine residency
...r example. So far, residents have crunched data on diabetes
at state and national levels, examined chicken pox data, and looked at the statewide immunization trends, all with an eye on helping populations better maintain their health. This new residency received $750,000 in funding from the Michigan Departmen...
Steeped in research: Tea linked to survival after heart attack
...ge, gender, smoking status, obesity, hypertension, diabetes
or previous heart attack, Mukamal says. Caffeine consumption per se did not affect mortality risk after myocardial infarction, he says. The researchers evaluated caffeine intake from sources other than tea and found no association with the risk of d...
Insulin pump effective for infants, children
...ision, toddlers and preschool children with Type I diabetes
can safely and successfully use an external insuli...they are rarely used in young children. Typically, diabetes
in infants and toddlers is treated with two to four injections of insulin daily. However, multiple i...
Heart health should be the front line of diabetes care
...erican Heart Association. The No. 1 consequence of diabetes
is cardiovascular disease, says Scott M. Grundy, M...mmary and chair of the American Heart Associations diabetes
committee. About two-thirds of people with diabetes
eventually die of heart or blood vessel disease...
Study raises questions on widespread prescribing of diabetic footwear
... therapeutic footwear for thousands of people with diabetes
each year, but researchers report in the May 15 Jo...s should be prescribed freely to all patients with diabetes
and prior foot ulcers. However this study did not provide evidence to support this practice." Reib...
Dental x-rays may detect potential for heart attack, stroke and death
... any prior heart attack or bypass surgery, stroke, diabetes
or obesity were also reviewed for both groups. They found that 34 patients in Group 1 (with CAC) had greater than one risk factor, while seven had no risk factors at all. In Group 2 (without CAC), the investigators found that 29 patients had more t...
The low-down on high blood pressure more focus on prevention and treatment goals
...d blood pressure is 140/90 mm Hg. For people with diabetes
the goal is less than 130/85 mm Hg. There is increasing evidence that lower numbers are better. In recent years we have recognized that lower pressures are needed in certain groups, particularly those with diabetes. Theres a good chance that the go...
Ginseng berry extract shows promise for diabetes, obesity
...m the ginseng berry shows real promise in treating diabetes
and obesity, reports a research team from the Univ...ing need for new and more effective drugs for both diabetes
and obesity. Diabetes is the seventh leading killer in the U.S. Type 2 diabetes
affects almost six ...
First ethnicity-specific erectile dysfunction study shows prevalence among Hispanic American men
...percent. Forty-three percent of Hispanic men with diabetes
were similarly suffering from ED. "Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Hispanics. Cultural attitudes regarding physical activity and eating, as well as a high incidence of diabetes, puts Hispanic Americans at higher risk of card...
First study of Viagra(R) in black men demonstrates treatment as effective, well tolerated
... Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and diabetes
are all highly prevalent among black men. Because ED is often associated with such conditions, it is especially important to screen and treat black men who are experiencing erection problems," said Jean Bonhomme, M.D., Founder, National Black Men's ...
Studies yield key insights in preventing destruction of insulin-producing cells
...rs a step closer to the goals of preventing type 1 diabetes
and of preserving insulin production in people new...50 percent or greater chance) of developing type 1 diabetes
in 5 years--found that low-dose insulin injections do not delay or prevent type 1 diabetes. The fin...
Type 1 diabetes safely arrested with short-term use of new drug
...cisco have halted the course of early stage Type 1 diabetes
for a year by treating patients for just two weeks...ial is the first to stop the progression of Type 1 diabetes
using a short-term therapy that specifically targets disease-causing T-cells of the immune system, t...
Diabetes drugs may help multiple sclerosis sufferers
Drugs currently used to treat Type 2 diabetes
may also prove useful for treatment of multiple sclerosis, according to studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the West Side Veterans Administration Hospital. The results are published in the June issue of the journal Annals of Neurolog...
American Heart Association weighs in on fat substitutes
...mber of people in the United States with diagnosed diabetes
increased by about 33 percent. Almost all of this increase is related to the rise in obesity. "Americans are confused about reduced fat products in general for example, there is a common misperception that if you consume lower-fat versions of prod...
Eye drops can delay onset of glaucoma
...ant, irreversible damage. As with heart disease, diabetes
and high blood pressure, glaucoma develops over many years. The idea of attacking glaucoma before damage could occur has been an attractive one, but there was no clear evidence to support this approach. The current study addressed this issue by clear...
Acarbose could delay onset of type-2 diabetes
...e could be used to delay the development of type-2 diabetes
in patients with slightly raised blood sugar (impa...ucose tolerance). The worldwide increase in type-2 diabetes
(the onset of diabetes
in middle/old age due to impaired insulin production) is becoming a major hea...
Early intervention stops damage to insulin-producing cells
...abetes drug early to women at high risk for type 2 diabetes
preserves the health of their insulin-producing ce...in response to glucose- and prevent or slow type 2 diabetes
onset in Latinas with recent gestational diabetes. Although gestational diabetes
Insulin sensitizer has anti-inflammatory effect in diabetics
...nflammation of the blood-vessel wall. Persons with diabetes
are at increased risk of developing atherosclerosi...s at risk for diabetes. This study in people with diabetes
further underscores rosiglitazone's potential to have a cardio-protective effect." Analysis of bloo...
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