Tag: "diabetes" at medical news
Novel anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent shows effectiveness on key endpoints in trial
...p=0.028); as well as an improvement in several key diabetes
parameters, including fewer patients developing diabetes
with a relative risk reduction of 64 % (p 2 2 2 ALPHA Trial The trial was entitled Effects o...
Who gets heart failure? Race takes back seat to diabetes and high blood pressure
...ricans nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes
and more than a third as likely to have high blood...ily history, and other health problems, as well as diabetes
and hypertension. The Hopkins team will present its findings March 27 in New Orleans at the Americ...
Computerized reminders boost mammography screening rates
...ve expanded this reminder method to Pap smears and diabetes
care, and will be adding other preventive services this year." "This kind of practice happens in other fields," says co-author Rosa Cabanela. "Dentist practices, for example, typically call or mail patients to remind them to make an appointment. H...
Transplanting organs from animals to humans -- what are the barriers?
...ets) from pigs were transplanted into monkeys with diabetes
and this led to complete reversal of diabetes
for over 100 days. But such research is still a long way off from being relevant to humans, says th...
Americans still not eating enough fruits and vegetables, according to 2 recent studies
... chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes
and some cancers. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research in Baltimore analyzed NHANES data (National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys) to determine...
Black-white life expectancy gap narrows, but remains substantial
...portant causes of the 4.5-year gap in 2003 include diabetes
(0.5 years), stroke (0.4 years), and perinatal death (0.4 years)." "Among males, the largest contribution to the gap was homicide in 1983 (1.1 years) and 1993 (1.6 years), but by 2003 heart disease became the leading cause, accounting for 1.4 years...
1-parent households double risk of childhood sexual abuse
..., including health risks such as poorly-controlled diabetes
and asthma," said Holmes. "We now must add childhood sexual abuse to part of this risk picture." The study adjusted for socioeconomic status, and still found that children of one-parent households were at an increased risk for childhood sexual abuse....
Emergency Medicaid for immigrants goes to childbirth
...a discharge plan, she said. Or mothers who develop diabetes
during pregnancy may not receive the care they need, and be at higher risk for childbirth complications or infant health problems. "In light of the extent of Emergency Medicaid spending for pregnancy-related emergencies, and the fact that children ...
A new focus for health care reform -- realigning competition around patient value
...cialties and the prevalent co-morbidities, such as diabetes
combined with vascular problems or hypertension." "For virtually every condition, the cycle of care begins with screening and prevention and extends all the way through preparation, treatment, recovery, ongoing monitoring, and active disease manag...
Many Americans at high risk of vision loss do not have access to eye care
...ipants were age 65 years or older, 6.5 percent had diabetes
and 19.5 percent had vision or eye problems. Base...eyes. Yearly exams are recommended for those with diabetes
or who are age 65 or older. About one-third of the estimated 144 million U.S. individuals not at hi...
US child health system needs total overhaul, UCLA researchers say
...for the rest of their lives diseases like asthma, diabetes
and mental health problems like ADHD and depression," Halfon said. "These emerging health needs are simply not being addressed." The authors call for ground-up reforms to the U.S. child care system that include: making transformation of the ...
New device could revolutionize eye disease diagnosis -- creating eye maps on the high street
... such as the potentially blinding complications of diabetes
and glaucoma to be accurately and quickly sent to specialists who will then be able to arrange appropriate treatment. I foresee a relatively inexpensive instrument that is about the size of a mobile phone in common use in the near future."...
Free our data? -- Manchester
... understand, say, the causes of the huge growth in diabetes
in the UK? Is it fair for the government to charge you to access data whose collection your taxes have already funded? These dilemmas and issues are the subject of this free debate hosted by the ESRC National Centre for e-Social Science. Central ...
Chronic disease management quality improvement efforts yield better care delivery
... screening for glycated hemoglobin in persons with diabetes
mellitus. Overall across the three conditions, a 6 percent improvement in processes of care related to screening and disease prevention and a 5 percent improvement in processes related to disease monitoring and treatment. However, even though p...
Diabetes will be a bigger burden than predicted
By 2005, prevalence of diabetes
in Ontario, Canada, had already exceeded the globa...hus WHO's predicted 39% rise in the global rate of diabetes
from 2000 to 2030 might be a gross underestimate. The number of people with diabetes
MRI identifies 'hidden' fat that puts adolescents at risk for disease
...nd teenagers at risk for developing heart disease, diabetes
and other illnesses. Unlike the fat that lies just beneath the abdominal wall, forming skin folds or "love handles," internal fat located in and around the abdominal organs may actually be more damaging, predisposing children to adult diseases. ...
JDRF awards Emory $2.5 million to develop islet transplant technology
... from current sources and the millions with Type 1 diabetes
who could potentially benefit from safe and effective islet replacement therapy. Xenotransplants, which are transplants between two different species of animals, have been considered as an alternative that could provide much larger quantities of isl...
Patients with type 1 diabetes don't wake in response to hypoglycemia
A study of 16 patients with type 1 diabetes
mellitus (T1DM) and 16 normal individuals shows that only one of the 16 T1DM patients, as compared to ten healthy control participants, awakened upon hypoglycemia. Bernd Schultes and colleagues from the University of Lubeck induced hypoglycemia wi...
U of M discovers protein linked to elevated BMI in people of American Indian and Mexican ancestry
... can be used to identify those who are at risk for diabetes
and to guide diet and lifestyle choices to prevent...h the variant protein was 9 percent higher and the diabetes
rate 50 percent higher among study subjects and their parents. Parents were included because type 2 ...
Updated guidelines advise focusing on women's lifetime heart risk
...ainly smaller than the risk associated with having diabetes
(158 percent higher risk), but is greater than tha...e likely to be older, have higher body mass index, diabetes
or high cholesterol. Smoking was more common among women with normal blood pressure (10 percent). T...
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