Thursday, March 30, 2006

Diabetes Mellitus - A Practice-Sponsored Web Site to Help Patients Pursue Healthy


A Practice-Sponsored Web Site to Help Patients Pursue Healthy
Annals of Family Medicine - Mar 28, 2006 Tate DF, Jackvony EH, Wing RR. Effects of Internet behavioral counseling on weight loss in adults at risk for type 2 diabetes: a randomized trial. JAMA.

Delila Herbst' Story
Combined Jewish Philantropies, MA - 14 hours ago Meanwhile, type-2 diabetes that was first diagnosed shortly before ABC closed her bureau had begun to cause serious problems in her knees.

Area events planned to battle diabetes
Native Times - Mar 29, 2006 Most American Indians and Alaska Natives with diabetes have type 2 diabetes, which usually develops in adults but can develop in children or adolescents.

Electricity disorder a real health problem: WHO
CTV.ca, Canada - Mar 29, 2006 She said blood sugar normalized in those with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, while multiple sclerosis sufferers who had difficulty walking were able to walk

Vitamin D deficiency common in diabetics
Reuters - 11 hours ago NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Something like three out of every five patients with type 2 diabetes show signs of vitamin D deficiency, Italian researchers report

Obesity expert congratulates Ngati and Healthy team
Gisborne Herald, New Zealand - 10 hours ago in response to a direct challenge from East Coast Maori for Ngati Porou Hauora to do something to stop the increasing prevalence of Type 2 diabetes among its

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Obituaries in (Diabetes Mellitus) the News


Obituaries in the News
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Mar 29 4:15 AM
David Bleak BOISE, Idaho (AP) - David Bleak, a Korean War medic who received the Medal of Honor for rescuing a comrade amid hand-to-hand combat in 1952, died Thursday. He was 74. Bleak died at Lost Rivers District Hospital in Arco of complications from emphysema, Parkinson's disease and diabetes, family members said. The Army's description of his actions on June 14, 1952, said Bleak killed two of Save to My Web

Science Journal: Scientists back work on diabetes cure
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Mar 26 10:58 AM
When Denise Faustman announced that she had cured mice of diabetes, funders didn't exactly beat a path to her door, and colleagues didn't shower her with hosannas.Save to My Web

Spherix Shares Jump 69% On Diabetes Drug News
Washington Post - Mar 24 2:42 AM
Spherix Inc., a Beltsville firm that makes reservations for national parks and is also pursuing a diabetes treatment, saw its shares soar 69 percent yesterday, to $3.52, after announcing that its executives had returned from an overseas trip where they inspected facilities of a clinical research...Save to My Web

Nexavar Approved in Switzerland for the Treatment of Patients with Advanced Kidney Cancer
[Press Release] PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance - Mar 29 11:00 PM
First European Approval in New Class of Cancer Therapy -Save to My Web

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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Study Tests Alternatives to Gastric Bypass (Diabetes Mellitus)


Study Tests Alternatives to Gastric Bypass
Associated Press - BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Volunteers 100 or more pounds overweight will test various combinations of diet, exercise and medication in search of a non-surgical "gold standard" of treatment for the severely obese. A five-year study commissioned by the

Healthy Living and Nutrition
Southern Illinoisan - The American Cancer Society reports that about one-third of U.S. cancer-related deaths are due to poor nutrition and a lack of physical activity, one of the contributing factors to obesity. As March is National Nutrition Month, we encourage our

Group Honors Santa Monica Restaurants
Canyon News - SANTA MONICA - Real Food Daily and Toi restaurants have helped to establish Santa Monica as one of the most vegetarian-friendly cities in the United States this year. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has ranked Santa Monica as the

Diet Rich in Magnesium Good for Health
Heart Info - MONDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- A diet rich in magnesium may help reduce the incidence of metabolic syndrome, the cluster of conditions that can lead to diabetes and coronary heart disease , new research finds. The study of more than 4,600

Weighing the Risks
US News and World Report - This summer, Sherrianne Swartz plans to do something that most people take for granted: ride a roller coaster with her teenage son. It's not fear that has kept Swartz, 36, on the ground for the better part of a decade--but fat. At over 400 pounds

FIVE THINGS: About dieting
Detroit Free Press - Yeah, yeah, you've heard it before, but it bears repeating. Men's Fitness magazine ranked Detroit the third fattest city in 2005. So we've got some work to do. (On the other hand, we were ranked No. 1 in 2004.) We had a good excuse for slacking off

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Diabetes Mellitus - Children's Hospital to begin diabetes trial


Children's Hospital to begin diabetes trial
Pittsburgh Business Times - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh will soon begin evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a treatment for diabetes, which has cured the disease in mice. At least 15 patients with insulin-dependent diabetes, who are over age 18, will be enrolled in

Help polish off Juvenile Diabetes
1960 Sun - Today, thousands of Americans will take part in the American Diabetes Alert Day, an annual call-to-action for people to find out if they are at risk for diabetes. When that day arrives, Millie Byerly, of Honey Brook, will know she has done her part

Carrying extra pounds costly
Chattanooga Times Free Press - The extra pounds Tennesseans are carrying cost us about $1.84 billion a year in direct medical costs, according to "Weighing the Costs of Obesity in Tennessee," released by the state Comptroller s Office this month. While the state ranked fifth in

Two Deals for Indian Drug Firms
Red Herring - India s largest biotech firm, Biocon, said Tuesday it won the bid for acquiring all the assets of insulin developer Nobex, with a total commitment of $5 million and certain back-end royalties, while Ranbaxy Laboratories made a different

MPP expresses thanks for diabetic aid
Thunder Bay Source - A local MPP expressed his gratitude Tuesday after a successful funding fight at Queen's Park. Thunder Bay /Superior North MPP Michael Gravelle made a moving thank you in the provincial legislature crediting a Thunder Bay teen for inspiring him to

Enter Your Email:
PezCycling News - Phil: We wanted to do something that could be viewed as a major challenge. Something to show that wow, diabetes doesn t have to hold you back from achieving your wildest and craziest dreams. PEZ: How did you get the idea? Phil: We were in Carmel

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Go, do, see


Go, do, see
The Daily Advertiser, LA - 8 hours ago General Medical Center in recognition of Diabetes Alert Day dance, Japanese Taiko and the annual Stomp-type finale will meal fundraiser from 10 am to 2 pm at St

Drink Up And Be Savvy
Washington Post, United States - 17 hours ago Among the biggest benefits: reduced risk of type 2 diabetes among those who drink coffee, whether regular or decaffeinated. Other

DEAR ABBY Diagnosing diabetes is crucial for patient
Houston Chronicle, United States - 11 hours ago until one of its devastating complications develops. An additional 41 million people are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes On the Rise Among Asians
Pacific News Service, CA - Mar 25, 2006 Formerly called adult-onset diabetes, Type 2 can go undetected for years while it wreaks havoc on the body in its uncontrolled state, resulting in serious and

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Monday, March 27, 2006

Threat of diabetes was catalyst for change


Threat of diabetes was catalyst for change
OregonLive.com, OR - Mar 24, 2006 blood-sugar test and said I needed to do something or I was at risk of developing diabetes. Given my general good health, he said I should use diet and exercise

Cloned pigs to be used in omega-3 study
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PA - 21 hours ago fish and fish oils that might help prevent heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis and least twice a week to balance the typical omega-6 rich American diet.

Diabetes and dietary supplements
Cayman Net News, Cayman Islands - Mar 24, 2006 who may benefit from taking supplements, such as persons with diabetes in poor However, for some people, following the recommendations of a healthy diet may be

Out Of The Car And Into Shape
Hartford Courant, United States - Mar 26, 2006 make you look fat or you spend too much time studying the South Beach diet. Type 2 diabetes and hypertension increased by about 30 percent over the past decade

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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Security Scan


Security Scan
International News Service, Australia - 14 hours ago of reducing risks -- from quitting smoking to eating a balanced diet, Hill said. screen younger patients with cardiac risk factors such as diabetes or smoking.

Cloned pigs to be used in omega-3 study
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PA - 2 hours ago fish and fish oils that might help prevent heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis and least twice a week to balance the typical omega-6 rich American diet.

Fighting the second battle after cancer
OCRegister, CA - 20 hours ago Substitute diet soda, sugar-free tea, sugar-free lemonade, sugar-free Kool-Aid or at risk for other health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and even

Diabetes, 5th largest killer disease in India
Newindpress (subscription), India - Mar 21, 2006 Uncontrolled diabetes leads to complications like heart attacks, paralysis, blindness main methods of treatment of the disease are diet, exercise, medication

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Diabetes Mellitus - Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents


Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents
Medscape News - Objective: To provide an overview of the incidence of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents and provide direction for clinicians who care for children and adolescents. Research Design and Method: The data presented in this review were obtained

Pregravid Physical Activity Predicts Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Medscape News - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Mar 15 - Women who are physically active before pregnancy are less likely to develop gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), and the GDM risk also rises with the amount of pre-pregnancy television viewing, a new study shows

Take part in food study
Health 24 - The GI of a food tells us how quickly blood sugar levels rise in the blood after eating that particular food. It has also been shown that foods with a low GI may reduce the risk of developing diabetes mellitus type 2, cardiovascular disease and

Company agrees to let diabetic children attend summer camp
Houma Courier - WELLESLEY, Mass. - A sports camp that barred a 7-year-old girl from participating because she had diabetes has agreed not to discriminate against children with the disease and pay the girl's family $25,000. A federal court settlement on Monday with

FDA Approvals: NOGA XP, VITROS CA 19-9 Assay, FreeStyle Freedom
Medscape News - March 17, 2006 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a 3-dimensional mapping system to identify cardiac tissue that could benefit from targeted investigational therapies; an immunoassay for 1116-NS-19-9 defined antigen in serum

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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Diabetes Mellitus - Obesity: A looming national threat?


Obesity: A looming national threat?
CNN.com - Mar 24 8:05 AM
Four years ago, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee weighed around 300 pounds.Save to My Web

Water retention causes diabetes drug weight gain
Reuters via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Health - Mar 21 11:17 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Up to 75 percent of the increase in body weight that can occur in patients with type 2 diabetes who are treated with pioglitazone is from water retention, researchers report the journal Diabetes Care.Save to My Web

State's diabetes cases expand with waistlines
Tennessean - Mar 21 12:25 AM
Tennesseans have eaten their way into an epidemic that threatens to rob them of their vision, limbs and even their lives: type 2 diabetes. Today, one in 12 state residents has diabetes vs. 1 in 20 a decade ago. Similarly, the obesity rate has jumped from 1 in 5 to 1 in 3 during that same period.Save to My Web

Scientists Hold Out Hope for Diabetes Cure
HealthCentral.com - Mar 25 2:23 AM
THURSDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) -- Three years ago, scientists announced a new treatment had cured diabetes -- in mice.Save to My Web

Diabetes Expo set for Saturday
San Antonio Express News - Mar 23 10:30 PM
Those who have the disease or are at risk invited to free event.Save to My Web

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Friday, March 24, 2006

Does milk really do a body good? (Diabetes Mellitus)


Does milk really do a body good?
Baltimore Sun, United States - Mar 24, 2006 older drink three glasses of milk a day, researchers are examining the role of dairy in everything from rising osteoporosis rates, Type 1 diabetes and heart

Pfizer investing heavily in Valley as it prepares to release new
Terre Haute Tribune Star, IN - Mar 22, 2006 Exubera was studied in more than 2,500 adults with type 1 or 2 diabetes for an average duration of 20 months. More patients reported

State's diabetes cases expand with waistlines
Hendersonville Star News, TN - Mar 21, 2006 Type 1 diabetes, sometimes known as "juvenile diabetes," is a much less common condition that occurs when the immune system destroys the insulin-producing

Good HDL Could Stave off Albuminuria in Type 1s
Diabetes Interview, CA - Mar 19, 2006 Type 1 diabetics who keep their HDL (good) cholesterol levels elevated may be protecting themselves from the development of albuminuria.

Study to Rituximab's potential to preserve insulin production in
News-Medical.net, Australia - Mar 20, 2006 rituximab could be effective because it attacks a key component of the immune system, one that appears to play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes.

Blood sugar monitoring: Why, when and how
MayoClinic.com - 3 hours ago If you have type 1 diabetes, your doctor may recommend testing your blood sugar at least three times a day and more often if you have any change in routine

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

The Diet Pill That Has Detroit Talking Just Got Easier To Find (Diabetes Mellitus)


The Diet Pill That Has Detroit Talking Just Got Easier To Find
[Press Release] PR Web - Mar 21 12:15 AM
ArtJen Complexus Holdings Corp. is pleased to announce that as part of its continuing effort to make its Fat Fighter, FBCx, more readily available, that it has added two new URLs to make it easier for their customers to find FBCx. These new URLs, www.fbcx.net and www.fbcx.com, lead directly to ArtJens updated, educational web site, www.artjen.net. [PRWEB Mar 21, 2006] Trackback URL: Save to My Web

The Lean Plate Club - Surgery is only start of process
The Oregonian - Mar 21 12:16 AM
"Today" show weatherman Al Roker and singer Carnie Wilson are likely to have a lot more company in the once-exclusive ranks of those who undergo weight-loss surgery to treat obesity.Save to My Web

Folic Acid May Lower Stroke Risk
R News - Mar 20 2:08 AM
Researchers said there is evidence folic acid in your diet works to prevent stroke. After folic acid was required to be added to grain products in 1998, death from strokes dropped rapidly.Save to My Web

Tips for Helping People with Diabetes Live a Healthy Life from Consumer Reports Medical Guide
[Press Release] U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 6:02 AM
Diabetes doesn't go away, and if left untreated, can cause serious health problems. But lifestyle changes, medication and careful monitoring of glucose levels can help people with diabetes live a long, healthy life. To coincide with American Diabetes Alert Day (March 28), ConsumerReportsMedicalGuide.org presents free information about diabetes diet, risk factors, screening, helping people avoid Save to My Web

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Diabetes Mellitus - Company agrees to let diabetic children attend summer camp


Company agrees to let diabetic children attend summer camp
Houma Courier - WELLESLEY, Mass. - A sports camp that barred a 7-year-old girl from participating because she had diabetes has agreed not to discriminate against children with the disease and pay the girl's family $25,000. A federal court settlement on Monday with

Company agrees to let diabetic children attend summer camp
Gainesville Sun - sports camp that barred a 7-year-old girl from participating because she had diabetes has agreed not to discriminate against children with the disease and pay the girl's family $25,000. A federal court settlement on Monday with the U.S. Department of

Gestational diabetes raises future diabetes risk
Reuters UK - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Gestational diabetes mellitus appears to increase the risk of developing diabetes later in life, Finnish investigators report in Diabetes Care. Dr. Juha S. Tapanainen, of Oulu University Hospital, Finland, and colleagues

Crucell, DSM to license PER.C6 cell line technology to Japan's UMN
Forbes - AMSTERDAM (AFX) - Dutch biotechnology company Crucell NV and its manufacturing partner DSM NV said they have agreed to license Crucell's PER.C6 cell line technology to Japanese company UMN Pharma for research use. UMN Pharma will use the PER.C6

Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents
Medscape News - Objective: To provide an overview of the incidence of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents and provide direction for clinicians who care for children and adolescents. Research Design and Method: The data presented in this review were obtained

Take part in food study
Health 24 - The GI of a food tells us how quickly blood sugar levels rise in the blood after eating that particular food. It has also been shown that foods with a low GI may reduce the risk of developing diabetes mellitus type 2, cardiovascular disease and

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Flavor Diet Fad Author Says Low-Carb Blogger Not Smart Enough To


Flavor Diet Fad Author Says Low-Carb Blogger Not Smart Enough To
The Common Voice, SC - 2 hours ago problem as I have so they will no longer have to worry about whether they are going to have a heart attack, develop diabetes, or even A fad diet requires a fad

Obesity Surgery Not Enough
CBS News - 23 hours ago So, instead of taking diabetes medicine or blood pressure medicine, they're now Education about proper diet and portion control is also important, Aronne says

Health can be nuts: Professionals respond to health-related
Grand Junction Sentinel, CO - Mar 19, 2006 Mary s Hospital Diabetes & Nutrition Education Clinic Regular aerobic exercise, a diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and cold-water fish, avoidance

Exercise 'reduces diabetes risk'
Trade Arabia, Bahrain - Mar 16, 2006 After the researchers took account of body mass index, diet and other factors activity were 23 per cent less likely to develop gestational diabetes than those

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Bad Medicine: A Brandweek Exclusive


Bad Medicine: A Brandweek Exclusive
Brandweek Magazine, NY - Mar 20, 2006 studies, more adults who took growth hormone contracted diabetes than those 1 product," said Rost showed profit margins on Genotropin broken down by dose type.

Genentech and Biogen Idec drug to be tested in diabetes
Pharmaceutical Business Review - Mar 17, 2006 the drug could be effective because it attacks a key component of the immune system, one that appears to play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes.

Lap by lap, Westford 7-year-old raises thousands to help others
Lowell Sun, MA - Mar 18, 2006 of insulin. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was in pre-school. United States. Type 1 diabetes causes the body to stop.

High homicide rate points to mental-health issues
Stockton Record, CA - 17 hours ago months with stories on stroke, heart disease, diabetes, sexually transmitted "To me, it all adds up to the type of people sales tax by one-quarter of 1 percent

Insulin cells grown in lab
Hamilton Spectator, Canada - Mar 16, 2006 Researchers at the University of Calgary say freedom from insulin injections and the myriad of health problems related to Type 1 diabetes is closer to becoming

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Monday, March 20, 2006

Diabetes Mellitus - Monday, March 20, 2006


Monday, March 20, 2006
The Nassau Guardian - Mar 20 8:00 AM
Question: Trying to stay informed about health I listen to the news and watch the health channel on TV. I heard about type 1.5 diabetes! What is that?Save to My Web

SVG commits 2.8bn to Permira
India Daily - Mar 20 4:28 PM
SVG Capital, the UK-listed investment group, is to make the single biggest commitment to a private equity fund in the industrys global history after agreeing to invest 2.8bn ($3.4bn) in Permiras next buy-out fund.Save to My Web

Surgery for Obese Children on NHS
RedNova - Mar 18 4:29 PM
By JENNY HOPE OBESE children are to have stomach surgery on the NHS. Experts say the drastic action is needed to save a generation of overweight youngsters from dying before their parents.Save to My Web

To head off allergies, expose your kids to pets and dirt early. Really.
USATODAY.com via Yahoo! News - Mar 20 3:38 AM
Here's the conventional wisdom: Pets promote allergy, kids shouldn't eat peanuts until they're at least 3, and intestinal worms are nothing more than an icky reminder of life before flush toilets. Here's the new wisdom: Early exposure to pets, peanuts and intestinal worms might actually be good for you.Save to My Web

Mood Machine
Washington Post - Mar 20 8:28 PM
The pocket-watch-sized device is billed as "a pacemaker for the brain," the newest cutting-edge treatment for as many as 4 million adults whose severe depression is not relieved by psychotherapy, drugs or even shock treatments.Save to My Web

Generex Biotechnology Announces Additional Preliminary Results in a Trial of Generex Oral-lyn(TM) in Adolescent / Young
[Press Release] Market Wire via Yahoo! Finance - Mar 15 5:30 AM
Generex Biotechnology Corporation, a leader in the area of buccal drug delivery, announced today additional preliminary results of a long-term clinical trial of Generex Oral-lyn, the Company's proprietary oral insulin spray product, in adolescent and young adult patients with Type-1 diabetes mellitus. This data, which complements the positive data announced by the Company on March 8, 2006, shows Save to My Web

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Pregravid Physical Activity Predicts Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (Diabetes Mellitus)


Pregravid Physical Activity Predicts Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Medscape News - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Mar 15 - Women who are physically active before pregnancy are less likely to develop gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), and the GDM risk also rises with the amount of pre-pregnancy television viewing, a new study shows

Gestational diabetes raises future diabetes risk
Reuters - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Gestational diabetes mellitus appears to increase the risk of developing diabetes later in life, Finnish investigators report in Diabetes Care. Dr. Juha S. Tapanainen, of Oulu University Hospital, Finland, and colleagues

Bayer HealthCare Licenses Urinary Trypsin Inhibitor Immunoassays To
Medical News Today - Bayer HealthCare LLC, Diagnostics Division, a member of the Bayer Group (NYSE: BAY), announced today a licensing agreement with Signet Laboratories, Inc. through which Signet will conduct research with immunoassays discovered by Bayer scientists that

Clinically Practicable Diagnostic Score for Metabolic Syndrome
Medscape News - Background: Metabolic syndrome (MS) is associated with late-onset diabetes. However, diagnostic criteria for individual components of MS are based on categorical/arbitrary cut points and, therefore, do not exploit the information yield of each factor

Firm introduces food supplement
Mindanao Times - A FILIPINO company has introduced a food supplement in response to the call of the national government for investors to come up with nutritious and affordable health products. The Salinas Foods Inc is promoting Nigari, a 100 percent natural food

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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Diabetes Research Yielding (Diabetes Mellitus) Breakthrough Success


Diabetes Research Yielding Breakthrough Success
Medical News Today - Mar 18 4:16 PM
Freedom from insulin injections and the myriad of health problems related to type 1 diabetes is closer to becoming reality, thanks to University of Calgary researchers who are developing the first bioreactor procedures to grow pancreatic cells in their laboratory. This opens the door to the possibility of providing a steady supply of insulin-producing cells that can be transplanted into patients Save to My Web

AmCham: Deutschland f r US-Investoren attraktiver geworden
Finanztreff.de - Mar 16 4:53 AM
FOSTER CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/16/2006 -- Entelos, Inc., a leader in predictive biosimulation technologies for drug discovery, development, and commercialization, announced today that it has expanded its research collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C., (J&JPRD) to include multiple therapeutic areas over a five-year term.Save to My Web

US consumer inflation up 0.1%
India Daily - Mar 16 2:59 PM
Consumer prices in the US rose by just 0.1 per cent in February, suggesting that inflationary pressures remain contained and raising hopes that the Federal Reserve may soon be able to stop lifting interest rates.Save to My Web

Northeast/Central weekly calendar
El Paso Times - Mar 17 2:09 AM
All calendar items are in El Paso unless otherwise stated. Alcoholics Anonymous, call for details. 562-4081, (505) 589-1058, 757-3327, 595-9940, and 838-6264 (Spanish).Save to My Web

New Torcetrapib/Atorvastatin Research Further Supports Raising "Good" HDL Cholesterol
Medical News Today - Mar 16 4:12 PM
Pfizer said today that new data, involving its medicine in development torcetrapib/atorvastatin, provides important information on the benefit of raising HDL, or "good" cholesterol, while simultaneously lowering LDL, or "bad" cholesterol. These new findings may play a critical role in reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease and potentially improving quality of life for patients... click Save to My Web

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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Obesity surgery helps, but it's (Diabetes Mellitus) not a cure-all


Obesity surgery helps, but it's not a cure-all
Los Angeles Times - "Today" show weatherman Al Roker and singer Carnie Wilson are likely to have a lot more company in the once-exclusive ranks of those who undergo weight-loss surgery to treat obesity. But such surgery is not a cure for obesity. "It's a tool designed

Enjoy fish during Lent without worry
Leaf Chronicle - Even if fish is far from your favorite food, you may be one of millions of Christians around the world choosing fish on Fridays for the next month. The Catholic Church calls for eating no meat on Fridays during the 40 days of Lent. Some non-Catholics

RNCOS Research: Insulin Therapeutics and Diagnostics Market
24-7PressRelease.com - Diabetes, a perennial disease found all over the world has inflicted more than 150 million people. Of this 90% suffer from type 2 diabetes. In US alone 5 to 6% (about 16 million) people suffer from type 2 diabetes. /24-7PressRelease/ - NEW DELHI

New Torcetrapib/Atorvastatin Research Further Supports Raising "Good
Medical News Today - Pfizer said today that new data, involving its medicine in development torcetrapib/atorvastatin, provides important information on the benefit of raising HDL, or "good" cholesterol, while simultaneously lowering LDL, or "bad" cholesterol. These new

Diabetes fundraiser generates $5,000
Neosho Daily News - Those were the words that American Diabetes Association's Mardis Gras 2006 co-organizer Tim Mitchell had to say today regarding the Saturday fundraising event. We had a good turnout of about 150 people on Saturday and raised $5,000, Mitchell

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Diabetes Research Yielding Breakthrough Success: Bioengineering Team (Diabetes Mellitus) Successfully Growing ...


Diabetes Research Yielding Breakthrough Success: Bioengineering Team Successfully Growing ...
Science Daily - Mar 16 9:14 PM
Canadian researchers become first to identify potential stem cell of insulin-producing pancreas islets and develop process for producing cells in lab for eventual transplants.Save to My Web

Generex Biotechnology Announces Additional Preliminary Results in a Trial of Generex Oral-lyn(TM) in Adolescent / Young
SYS-CON Media - Mar 15 9:38 AM
Generex Biotechnology Corporation (NASDAQ: GNBT), aleader in the area of buccal drug delivery, announced today additionalpreliminary results (10 weeks) of a long-term (six month) clinical trial ofGenerex Oral-lyn, the Company's proprietary oral insulin spray product, inadolescent and young adult patients with Type-1 diabetes mellitus. Thisdata, which complements the positive data announced by the Save to My Web

Researchers Link Human Papillomavirus (HPV) To Common Skin Cancer
Science Daily - Mar 14 9:14 PM
Human papillomavirus (HPV) may be a risk factor in developing squamous cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer, according to research led by Dartmouth Medical School. The study, published in the March 15 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, used new technology to detect antibodies from a strain of HPV on skin cancer samples.Save to My Web

Stomach Stapling Surgery May Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease
Science Daily - Mar 14 3:14 PM
Mayo Clinic researchers discovered in a first-of-its-kind study that people who undergo bariatric surgery -- commonly referred to as stomach stapling -- reap significant cardiac benefits compared with patients in a more traditional weight-reduction program. Results of the study will be presented Monday, March 13, in Atlanta at ACC '06, the scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology.Save to My Web

Joslin Researchers Reveal Mechanisms Behind A Class Of Oral Agents Used To Treat Type 2 Diabetes
Science Daily - Mar 12 10:14 PM
A new study by researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston helps to explain how these drugs work. The manuscript appears in the March edition of the American Diabetes Association's journal Diabetes.Save to My Web

Determination of Clopidogrel Resistance By Whole Blood Platelet Aggregometry and Inhibitors of the P2Y^Sub 12^ Receptor
RedNova - Mar 12 1:45 AM
By Ivandic, Boris T; Schlick, Philipp; Staritz, Peter; Kurz, Kerstin; Et al Background: Inhibition of platelet aggregation by clopidogrel may be insufficient in up to 30% of users. These nonresponders carry an increased risk of cardiovascular events.Save to My Web

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Friday, March 17, 2006

Who Is at Greatest Risk for Receiving Poor-Quality Health Care? (Diabetes Mellitus)


Who Is at Greatest Risk for Receiving Poor-Quality Health Care?
New England Journal of Medicine (subscription), MA - Mar 15, 2006 in findings according to the type and function As the Institute of Medicine has concluded, 2 problems with variation in the control of diabetes among elderly

Weight and Diabetes
Journal of American Medical Association (subscription), IL - Mar 14, 2006 The bodies of persons with type 2 diabetes are resistant to the effects of insulin. Type 2 diabetes, also known as "adult-onset" diabetes

Pregravid Physical Activity Predicts Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Medscape (subscription) - Mar 15, 2006 Given that GDM is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, she said, the findings underscore the importance of physical activity for younger women as well

ActivX files application for investigational diabetes drug
Pharmaceutical Business Review - 18 hours ago Tokyo-based Kyorin Pharmaceutical, has filed an investigational new drug application with the FDA for KRP-104, a compound for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Insulin Levels In African American Children Worsen Through Puberty (Diabetes Mellitus)


Insulin Levels In African American Children Worsen Through Puberty
Science Daily - Insulin levels in African American children worsen as they progress through puberty while those same levels don't change in their Caucasian counterparts, says new University of Alberta research that shows puberty is a key developmental period

Major Biomarker Candidates For Alzheimer's Disease Explored
Medical News Today - Alzheimer's disease--specific biomarkers clearly are needed for the differential diagnosis of cognitive impairment in the elderly. What sets age-related disorders like hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and diabetes mellitus apart from Alzheimer's

Pregravid Physical Activity Predicts Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Medscape News - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Mar 15 - Women who are physically active before pregnancy are less likely to develop gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), and the GDM risk also rises with the amount of pre-pregnancy television viewing, a new study shows

Crucell and DSM Biologics Announce PER.C6 Licensing Agreement with
WebWire - Leiden/Sittard, The Netherlands, March 9, 2006 - Dutch biotechnology company Crucell N.V. (Euronext and NASDAQ: CRXL; Swiss Exchange: SW CRX) and allied contract manufacturer DSM Biologics announced today that they have signed a PER.C6 research

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The Sleep Prescription Getting a Good Night's Rest May Help Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, Obesity and Other Chronic (Diabetes Mellitus)


The Sleep Prescription Getting a Good Night's Rest May Help Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, Obesity and Other Chronic
RedNova - Mar 15 7:46 PM
By Susan Stevens Daily Herald Health Writer Skimping on sleep to catch up at work, finish household chores or spend quality time with your family can seem like a way to squeeze a few more hours out of your day. Instead you might simply be stealing time - from the end of your life.Save to My Web

Henderson Mayor Jim Gibson Resting at Home
KLAS-TV - Mar 13 9:20 PM
Henderson Mayor Jim Gibson is now resting at home after being released from the hospital. Gibson was treated for a diabetes-related illness after he got sick and had to cancel a campaign meeting. The gubernatorial candidate has type 2 diabetes.Save to My Web

American Mission camp offers free check-ups
Gulf Daily News - Mar 15 3:59 PM
MORE than 200 people were given free health checks by American Mission Hospital (AMH) staff at the Isa Town Community Centre yesterday. Patients were given overall assessments by doctors specialising in internal medicine, respiratory and general medicine.Save to My Web

Playing Stem Cell Lottery
Forbes - Mar 15 3:39 AM
Stem cells may bring on the biggest change in medicine since antibiotics. Your best bet? Make lots of bets.Save to My Web

Study of elderly finds drugs keep blues away
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Mar 15 9:21 PM
University of Pittsburgh psychiatrists found that long-term use of antidepressants could prevent recurrent episodes of major depression among the elderly.Save to My Web

Pregnancy complications increase risk of heart disease
News-Medical-Net - Mar 14 1:38 AM
Young women who have a range of complications during pregnancy, including preeclampsia, gestational diabetes or preterm birth, are at an increased risk of developing heart disease and of dying later in lifeSave to My Web

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Sleep: not enough, too much (Diabetes Mellitus) may up diabetes risk


Sleep: not enough, too much may up diabetes risk
RedNova - Mar 10 10:29 AM
By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters HeaSave to My Web

Emisphere Technologies, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results for 2005
RedNova - Mar 14 9:15 AM
TARRYTOWN, N.Y., March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Emisphere Technologies, Inc. today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2005.Save to My Web

Sirna Therapeutics Announces Its Scientific Advisory Board
[Press Release] PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance - Mar 14 5:37 AM
Sirna Therapeutics , a leading RNAi therapeutics company, has announced its Scientific Advisory Board .Save to My Web

Hundreds of walkers stretch their legs for diabetes
Florida Today - Mar 11 11:03 PM
Hundreds of Brevard County residents joined an annual Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday in Cocoa Beach.Save to My Web

Preventing type 1 diabetes
KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul - Mar 14 3:44 PM
Researchers at University of Minnesota are working on a number of studies and trials aimed at preventing and curbing type 1 diabetes.Save to My Web

Abbott Statement on Advancing Pediatric HIV Treatment in Developing Countries
FinanzNachrichten - Mar 13 8:55 AM
ABBOTT ( Nachrichten / Aktienkurs ) PARK, Ill., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Following today's announcement of the U.S. government's new public-private initiative for pediatric AIDS treatment, Abbott pledges its support and active engagement in the initiative to create solutions to advance treatment for children with HIV. Abbott has been a longstanding leader in improving the lives of children Save to My Web

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Sleep: not enough, too much may up diabetes risk (Diabetes Mellitus)


Sleep: not enough, too much may up diabetes risk
Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 10 9:23 AM
Research hints that not getting enough sleep each night, or getting too much sleep, may increase a person's risk of developing non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes, independent of other factors.Save to My Web

Subsidiary of Peabody firm starts $1.1M Phase 1 study
BizJournals - Mar 13 10:37 AM
PHC Inc., a Peabody company doing business as Pioneer Behavioral Health, reports that its Pivotal Research Centers subsidiary recently initiated a large Phase 1 study with a Fortune 500 global pharmaceutical company.Save to My Web

Antiglycation Properties of Aged Garlic Extract: Possible Role in Prevention of Diabetic Complications1,2
RedNova - Mar 12 1:46 AM
By Ahmad, Muhammed Saeed; Ahmed, Nessar ABSTRACT Diabetes mellitus is a common endocrine disorder characterized by hyperglycemia and long-term complications affecting the eyes, nerves, blood vessels, skin, and kidneys.Save to My Web

Widening Waistlines Predict Diabetes in Men
HealthCentral.com - Mar 11 2:54 AM
"Abdominal fat measured by waist circumference can indicate a strong risk for diabetes, whether or not a man is considered overweight or obese according to his body mass index [BMI]," study author Dr. Youfa Wang, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said in a prepared statement.Save to My Web

Diabetics Who Control Blood Sugar Today Are More Likely To Have Healthy Feet And Nerves Tomorrow
Medical News Today - Mar 13 7:10 AM
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- People with diabetes who keep their blood sugar in check today will probably have a far lower chance of developing foot pain or other nerve damage tomorrow, according to new research results from a national study.In fact, the study shows that the positive effects of tight blood glucose control can be seen more than a decade later... click link for more info.Save to My Web

Bad news for big-bellied Canadians
CBC News - 2 hours, 35 minutes ago
There's something very important to consider as you reach for your favourite cheeseburger or beer where fat accumulates makes a difference to your heart health.Save to My Web

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Monday, March 13, 2006

Study: Poor sleep plays role in devloping diabetes (Diabetes Mellitus)


Study: Poor sleep plays role in devloping diabetes
ABC 7 Chicago - Mar 10 2:16 PM
Doctors have known for a while that poor sleep can play a role in heart disease. Now research is hinting that not getting enough sleep or getting too much sleep may increase a person's chance of developing type 2 diabetes the kind most associated with obesity.Save to My Web

Narrative Review: Ketosis-Prone Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
RedNova - Mar 08 2:47 AM
By Umpierrez, Guillermo E; Smiley, Dawn; Kitabchi, Abbas E Several investigators have reported that more than half of African-American persons with new diagnoses of diabetic ketoacidosis have clinical, metabolic, and immunologic features of type 2 diabetes during follow-up.Save to My Web

Byetta Treats Diabetes And Helps Patient Lose Weight Too
Medical News Today - Mar 12 4:13 PM
Diabetics' use of Byetta (Amylin Pharmaceuticals) has boomed since the glucose-regulating prescription drug was introduced last year as the first in a class of medicines for type 2 diabetes called incretin mimetics. The big appeal? Many people not only have better regulation of their blood sugar, but they lose weight, too... click link for more info.Save to My Web

First 'World Kidney Day' Calls For Early Detection And Prevention Of Chronic Kidney Disease
Medical News Today - Mar 09 7:11 PM
Worldwide there has been a staggering rise in the number of people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), largely as a consequence of the ageing population and the growing global epidemic of type 2 diabetes.1,2 People with CKD suffer a 10-100 times greater incidence of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) compared to the general population, regardless of age, race or gender... click link for more Save to My Web

Tests confirm Fryzel has diabetes
Orlando Sentinel - Mar 08 4:29 AM
The Preds player will go on injured reserve while the severity of the disease is assessed. Part of him didn't want to believe he had diabetes, but growing up in a family of diabetics, Jimmy Fryzel realized that likely was his problem. Save to My Web

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Diabetes Mellitus - Bayer HealthCare Licenses Urinary Trypsin Inhibitor Immunoassays To


Bayer HealthCare Licenses Urinary Trypsin Inhibitor Immunoassays To
Medical News Today - Bayer HealthCare LLC, Diagnostics Division, a member of the Bayer Group (NYSE: BAY), announced today a licensing agreement with Signet Laboratories, Inc. through which Signet will conduct research with immunoassays discovered by Bayer scientists that

When your kidney is in trouble
Sun Star - IN THE Philippines, kidney disease is now one of the top 10 causes of death. Every year, almost 10,000 Filipinos go into kidney failure, requiring either dialysis for life or a kidney transplant for survival. Here's more bad news. The number of

Insulin Levels In African American Children Worsen Through Puberty
Science Daily - Insulin levels in African American children worsen as they progress through puberty while those same levels don't change in their Caucasian counterparts, says new University of Alberta research that shows puberty is a key developmental period

Major Biomarker Candidates For Alzheimer's Disease Explored: Holds
Medical News Today - Alzheimer's disease - specific biomarkers clearly are needed for the differential diagnosis of cognitive impairment in the elderly. What sets age-related disorders like hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and diabetes mellitus apart from Alzheimer's

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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Studies Find B Vitamins Don't Prevent (Diabetes Mellitus) Heart Attacks


Studies Find B Vitamins Don't Prevent Heart Attacks
New York Times - A widely promoted B vitamin regimen for the prevention of heart attacks and strokes has shown no beneficial effects in people at high risk, researchers are reporting today. The hypothesis was that B vitamins folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6

Healthy Eating by Nancy Berkoff
Victorville Daily Press - You've heard the news over and over: Nuts are good for your health. Even though nuts are high in fat, it's the "good" type of fat, and it can help reduce the incidence of certain cancers, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and even facilitate weight

Pennsylvania business news in brief
Times-Leader - PHILADELPHIA - Comcast Corp. is working with Terra.com, a Web site for U.S. Hispanics, to launch "Comcast Latino," a portal offering Spanish-language content for Comcast high-speed Internet customers. Philadelphia-based Comcast said a third of U.S

Fake Police Officers
El Paso News - In the last two weeks, three woman have been pulled over and assaulted by men posing as police officers. Now the city's taking a new approach to tell drivers what to watch out for. Saturday, March 11, 2006 A new video, put out by the City of Las

REGULATORY ACTION: FDA guidance on whole grains
Kansas City Star - The Food and Drug Administration has issued new guidelines to help people figure out which breads and cereals meet the government s recommendations for eating heart-healthy whole grains. Pizza or bagels labeled as whole grain or whole

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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Taking a bite out of strokes (Diabetes Mellitus)


Taking a bite out of strokes
The Monterey County Herald - Mar 10 3:13 AM
Michele Swor knew something was wrong. The room started to spin. The Culver, Minn., woman was seeing double and couldn't walk. When she tried, she fell to the right.Save to My Web

Not milk?
The Pueblo Chieftain Online - Mar 08 7:11 AM
You know it like the Pledge of Allegiance: Milk helps build strong teeth and bones. But does it really? Or, as nutrition researchers from Harvard and Cornell universities are radically suggesting: Have we all been duped by the dairy industrys slick, celebrity-driven got milk? advertising campaign? Milk, the sacred cow of the American diet, is under attack, and not just by Save to My Web

Colorectal cancer: Are you at risk?
Bradenton Herald - Mar 10 10:38 AM
Jim Miller Savvy Senior DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: My father died with colorectal cancer a few years ago, which has me thinking about my own risk for this disease. To help protect myself, can you tell what symptoms I need to watch for and how much does the testing cost? - 55 and Still AliveSave to My Web

Editorial Roundup
AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 09 4:10 AM
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:Save to My Web

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Friday, March 10, 2006

Tea-Sponsored Study Slams Soda (Diabetes Mellitus)


Tea-Sponsored Study Slams Soda
NewsMax.com - Some prominent nutrition experts put out new guidelines Wednesday urging people to cut back on calorie-rich sodas while allowing more leeway for alcohol and lots of room for tea and coffee up to 40 ounces a day. They also allow men three times as

Sugary syrup fuels spat over school food - Original bill called for
San Francisco Gate - There's a food fight in California's capital -- and at stake is the fare served in school cafeterias across the state. Assemblywomen Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, and Jackie Goldberg, D-Los Angeles, say a law initially intended to provide children with

Medical News Story
News-Medical.Net - News-Medical.Net is a free to access global medical news service for the consumer, medical professional and researcher. Our mission is to segment, profile and distribute medical news to the widest possible audience of potential beneficiaries. The

Cinnamon:Old herbal medicine
Coshocton Tribune - Recently a pharmacist received a request regarding the use of cinnamon in treating type 2 diabetes. It is worth noting the cinnamon we are most accustomed to using as a spice is not the same "cinnamon" used to treat type 2 diabetes. The cinnamon most

Predicting your health
Berkshire Eagle - As Yogi Berra said, "I hate to make predictions, especially about the future." And while predictions may not be particularly important to baseball players, they are becoming increasingly important to the health-care industry. Making predictions, or

Brooks letter: Invitation to vegetarian dinner
Pine And Lakes News - There's no getting around it, friends. Disease and healthcare costs are rising. Heart disease seems a certainty now. Older men talk about bypass surgeries like it's a rite of passage. Type 2 diabetes, previously called adult diabetes, has to be

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Early periodontal treatment leads to lower medical costs


Early periodontal treatment leads to lower medical costs
News-Medical.net, Australia - 20 hours ago Chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus (DM), coronary artery disease (CAD), and cerebrovascular disease (CVD) have been associated with periodontal

When your kidney is in trouble
Sun.Star, Philippines - Mar 5, 2006 is the single most common cause of kidney failure, with 31 percent of the 4,409 patients who underwent chemodialysis having diabetes mellitus nephropathy, a

Generex Biotechnology Announces Positive Preliminary Results in a
Market Wire (press release) - Mar 8, 2006 six month) clinical trial of Generex Oral-lyn, the Company's proprietary oral insulin spray product, in juvenile patients with Type-1 diabetes mellitus (DM).

Prevnar - the ear infection vaccine?
About - News & Issues, NY - Mar 8, 2006 lung problems (including asthma), cerebrospinal fluid leaks, chronic renal insufficiency (including nephrotic syndrome) , diabetes mellitus, and children who

Diabetes Mellitus

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Cinnamon:Old herbal medicine (Diabetes Mellitus)


Cinnamon:Old herbal medicine
Coshocton Tribune - Recently a pharmacist received a request regarding the use of cinnamon in treating type 2 diabetes. It is worth noting the cinnamon we are most accustomed to using as a spice is not the same "cinnamon" used to treat type 2 diabetes. The cinnamon most

Diabetics who control blood sugar today are more likely to have
EurekAlert - ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- People with diabetes who keep their blood sugar in check today will probably have a far lower chance of developing foot pain or other nerve damage tomorrow, according to new research results from a national study. In fact, the

Not milk?
Pueblo Chieftain - But does it really? Or, as nutrition researchers from Harvard and Cornell universities are radically suggesting: Have we all been duped by the dairy industry s slick, celebrity-driven got milk? advertising campaign? Milk, the sacred cow

Stem cell bill gets Senate approval
Baltimore Sun - The Maryland Senate passed a proposal today to use state money for stem cell research, giving hope to advocates that a bill will finally make it to the governor's desk. After about 90 minutes of debate, the final vote was 29 to 18. "We're about

VA and Department of Health and Human Services push for diabetes
Lamar Daily News - With the cases of obesity and patients being diagnosed with diabetes on the rise the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a coordinated campaign to educate the veterans

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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Crucell And DSM Biologics Enter PER.C6 Research License Deal With


Crucell And DSM Biologics Enter PER.C6 Research License Deal With
Trading Markets, CA - 2 hours ago 03' project, which aims to employ a fusion protein in the treatment of muscular dystrophy and metabolic diseases such as obesity and type II diabetes mellitus.

OSI Pharmaceuticals Announces Year End 2005 Financial Results
PharmaLive.com (press release), PA - 20 hours ago (OSI) Prosidion is committed to the generation of novel, targeted therapies for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity. OSI's

Highlights of rising and falling US stocks
Investor's Business Daily (subscription) - 21 hours ago has discontinued development of the technology for use with multiple sclerosis but it will continue development for the treatment of type-1 diabetes with a

Black losses from Alzheimer's are too great
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, PA - Mar 7, 2006 The Coates family did not seek treatment for their mom earlier because they didn't think about Alzheimer's. They did think mini-stroke, diabetes or high blood

NHS burden to be cut by heart tests for the over-40s
Times Online, UK - 9 hours ago reduce the burden of disease from stroke, heart disease, diabetes and other first heart attack, which prevents them from ever receiving suitable treatment.

Tissue Engineering Technique Does Not Cause Tumor Growth
Science Daily (press release) - Mar 7, 2006 be a useful tool in monitoring a patient's responsiveness to treatment with the Diabetes mellitus type 1 -- Type 1 diabetes (formerly known as "childhood" or

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Diabetes Mellitus - FDA Orphan Drug Approvals: Amphotericin B Inhalation Powder, TRX4


FDA Orphan Drug Approvals: Amphotericin B Inhalation Powder, TRX4
Medscape (subscription) - Mar 2, 2006 in patients at risk for aspergillosis due to immunosuppressive therapy; a monoclonal antibody for the treatment of new-onset type 1 diabetes mellitus; and an

STUDENT'S HEALTH LIMITATIONS ARE USUALLY TUCKED AWAY
Dundalk Eagle, MD - Mar 2, 2006 The 11-year-old was diagnosed with Type 1 juvenile diabetes in September 1998, at age 4. In Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas doesn't function at all.

Tissue Engineering Technique Does Not Cause Tumor Growth
Science Daily (press release) - 18 hours ago Diabetes mellitus type 1 -- Type 1 diabetes (formerly known as "childhood" or "juvenile" diabetes or "insulin dependent" diabetes) is most commonly diagnosed

Hitting high points from tournament
Bangor Daily News, ME - Mar 3, 2006 Once she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, Violette recovered in time to be back on the bench for Cony's victory over Skowhegan in the regional final, and

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

State: Arsenic levels below average (Diabetes Mellitus) tests read differently


State: Arsenic levels below average tests read differently
Raton Range - Several Springer residents who believed that tests had shown them to have abnormally high levels of arsenic in their bodies are actually below the average arsenic levels in most people, according to federal guidelines. And an additional 101 town

International Approvals: Ionsys, CoStar, AutoXpress
Medscape News - March 7, 2006 The European Commission has approved a fentanyl HCl iontophoretic transdermal system for the management of acute postoperative pain in hospitalized adults, and a paclitaxel-eluting cobalt chromium stent for the treatment of coronary

Journal Scan
Medscape News - Can treatment with allopurinol help hyperuric patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) maintain their kidney function? The study authors followed 54 patients for 12 months. To half of the group they gave allopurinol in doses from 100 to 300 mg/day

Beautiful faces encourage healthier hearts
Argus Leader - Stylists clipped hair Tuesday to warn women about the heart. The action lasted four hours at the Accents 3101 Hair Salon in Sioux Falls, where the clipping pros lavished 10 women with makeup and manicures to draw attention to heart disease. The work

Signet Laboratories inks license deal with Bayer Diagnostics for
Mass High Tech - Dedham s Signet Laboratories Inc. has penned a license agreement with Bayer Diagnostics to conduct research on urinary Trypsin inhibitor immunoassays, to detect inflammation indicative of a variety of infections. Discovered by Bayer esearchers, the

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Monday, March 06, 2006

Rare Liver Disease More Prevalent Around Toxic Waste Sites In New York City (Diabetes Mellitus)


Rare Liver Disease More Prevalent Around Toxic Waste Sites In New York City
Science Daily - Mar 06 6:24 AM
According to a new study, exposure to toxins from hazardous waste sites may be a significant risk factor for developing primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). The study found significant clusters of the disease near Superfund toxic waste sites (SFS) and that the majority of patients in New York City who need liver transplants because of PBC, reside near SFS.Save to My Web

Anti-depressant Use Associated With Increased Risk For Heart Patients
Science Daily - Mar 05 4:09 PM
In a surprising finding, patients with coronary artery disease who take commonly used antidepressant drugs may be at significantly higher risk of death, Duke University Medical Center researchers have found.Save to My Web

Diabetes, General
ThirdAge - Mar 02 3:19 PM
Diabetes has two forms. In the type that develops early in childhood (type 1), the insulin-secreting cells of the pancreas are destroyed (probably by a viral infection), and blood levels of insulin drop nearly to zero.Save to My Web

Bayer Diagnostics licenses immunoassays to Signet
Pharmaceutical Business Review - Mar 02 6:11 PM
Signet Laboratories has come to an agreement which allows it to conduct research with immunoassays discovered by Bayer HealthCare diagnostics division that detect two markers of inflammation, uristatin and bikunin, found in blood and urine.Save to My Web

Travel Medicine for Trekkers and Climbers in the Himalayan Region
Everest News - Mar 05 7:39 PM
By Larry Rigsby M.D. Dr. Larry Rigsby, practices as an Internal Medicine physician in Montgomery, AL. He is a regional medical director for Eagle Hospital, a medical consultant for Himalaya Inc. and has a great interest in high altitude medicine and physiology.Save to My Web

Swimmers make a splash for diabetes
CentralOhio.com - Mar 06 4:02 AM
ZANESVILLE - Approximately 75 local residents dove into Rosecrans' pool to make a splash for diabetes Sunday by participating in the 31st annual Central Ohio Diabetes Association and News Center Swim for Diabetes. The event was held in 45 pools around central Ohio.Save to My Web

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Sunday, March 05, 2006

A Better World breaking down barriers in Kenya (Diabetes Mellitus)


A Better World breaking down barriers in Kenya
Lacombe Globe - An Islamic woman tries to hide from a camera while attending a medical clinic in the village of Shela on Kenya's Lamu Island. Residents of the island have a high rate of diabetes, but most don't have easy access to the variety of healthy foods that

Energy-Boosting Supplements: Myths and Facts
ABC News - Feb. 22, 2006 Health-food and vitamin companies are touting more "energy-boosting" supplements and exotic-sounding brews to help you leap tall buildings in a single bound or so it may seem. But do these supplements work? Can they be harmful

Rev up your metabolism: Adding lean protein helps you burn fat
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel - Click here or call 1-877-READ-SUN. The weight loss world is full of claims, rarely proven, that some pill or potion can help "burn calories while you sleep." But a recent study reports that this may, in fact, be possible simply by eating more

Lifestyle affects the brain as well as the heart
Macon Daily - (Pic)- A man is seen holding his cane in an undated file photo. In a survey of 26 large studies of older adults, an expert panel found that certain heart-health factors -- like high blood pressure, diabetes and exercise habits -- appeared key to

How Effective Is Glycemic Index As Diet Tool?
Medical News Today - One of the hottest diet trends focuses on the Glycemic Index, which ranks carbohydrates according to their ability to affect blood glucose. The premise is that a diet of carbs with a low Glycemic Index will help people lose weight and reduce their

The Summit
Austin Chronicle - I've never been to Austin and have only driven through northern Texas on my way to Nashville, Tenn., where I grew up. I had never heard about South by Southwest until I worked at Netscape. My boss was an avid music fan who treated the music festival

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Saturday, March 04, 2006

Diabetes Mellitus - CytRx Enters Into Agreement for $13.4 Million Private Placement


CytRx Enters Into Agreement for $13.4 Million Private Placement
[Press Release] PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance - Mar 03 5:30 AM
CytRx Corporation , a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development and commercialization of human therapeutics, today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements with a group of institutional investors to raise approximately $13.4 million from the private sale of common stock and warrants for the purchase of common stock, with net proceeds to CytRx of approximately $12.4 Save to My Web

[PCUSANEWS] BOP grants apportionment of 3.6 percent for 2006
[Press Release] Worldwide Faith News - Mar 03 9:57 AM
PHILADELPHIA - The directors of the Board of Pensions of the PresbyterianChurch (U.S.A.) have approved a 3.6 percent increase in benefits forparticipants in the churchs Pension Plan. The 3.6 percent experience apportionment is a permanent increase inpayments to retired church workers and their survivors and in pension creditsfor active members. Save to My Web

Whats that? Speak up!
The Star Online - 59 minutes ago
SORRY, could you repeat that? Didnt catch that. Whats with ? Such phrases are often heard over conversations in noisy environments such as parties, shopping malls and so on. This typically involves the older age group and unfortunately is often ignored and labelled old age and cant be helped.Save to My Web

Laser takes stitches out of gum disease treatment
Herald & Review - Feb 28 10:14 PM
BLOOMINGTON - Alan Slagwell, a 54-year-old from rural Heyworth, sat in the dentist's chair, fully awake and undergoing laser gum treatment. It was nothing like the surgery he received a few years ago.Save to My Web

Turia - Kapiti Community Health Group Trust
Scoop.co.nz - Mar 02 2:25 PM
E nga iwi, e nga reo, e nga karanga maha o nga hau e wha, tenei te mihi atu ki a koutou katoa. Tena koutou e nga iwi o Ati Awa ki Whakarongotai. Ko tenei te mihi ki a koutou mo nga kuia me nga koroheke o tenei kaupapa. Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa.Save to My Web

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Friday, March 03, 2006

Efforts to curb (Diabetes Mellitus) diabetes reduce incontinence rates


Efforts to curb diabetes reduce incontinence rates
Reuters - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In overweight, pre-diabetic women, intensive lifestyle intervention to prevent diabetes also results in a lower risk of urinary incontinence, a new study shows. "Less-frequent urinary incontinence may be a powerful

More trans fats awareness
Food Navigator - 3/1/2006 - When it comes to trans fats, there will be a lot more awareness raising this year, according to the Californian attorney who successfully sued both Kraft and McDonald s over their use of trans fats, and who revealed his four next

Vouchers for addicts.
Philadelphia Inquirer - It's a proposition as old as parenthood: Do this thing you don't want to do - please ? - and you'll get something nice for your trouble. Now, the idea that we can influence adult behavior by offering meaningful incentives - gift cards and bus tokens

Coma may be self-induced by teens with diabetes
ABC News - Mar 1, 2006 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among people with diabetes, there's a danger that too much insulin can lower blood sugar levels too far, which can lead to coma in severe cases. While this is nearly always an accidental mishap, in rare

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Journal Scan (Diabetes Mellitus)


Journal Scan
Medscape News - Can treatment with allopurinol help hyperuric patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) maintain their kidney function? The study authors followed 54 patients for 12 months. To half of the group they gave allopurinol in doses from 100 to 300 mg/day

Novel Type 2 Diabetes Screening Program Helps Identify at-Risk Youth
Medscape News - Feb. 27, 2006 (Reno, Nevada) A new screening checklist may help identify children at risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a new study presented here at the annual meeting of the American College of Preventive Medicine. The checklist combined

FDA Orphan Drug Approvals: Amphotericin B Inhalation Powder, TRX4
Medscape News - March 2, 2006 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved orphan drug status for amphotericin B inhalation powder in the prevention of pulmonary fungal infections in patients at risk for aspergillosis due to immunosuppressive therapy

Students Speak In Favor Of Controversial Bill
nbc4.com - ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland officials are debating a controversial step to curb child obesity. Lawmakers are considering a bill that would require elementary and middle schools to weigh and measure students. The bill would require students in first

Losing Muscle Mass Is Key Issue
Hartford Courant - Most seniors are aware of the dangers of osteoporosis, a disease that leads to loss of bone density and contributes to debilitating and sometimes deadly falls. But an equally incapacitating condition, which leads to loss of muscle mass and strength

UNMH educates patients via soap operas
New Mexico Business Weekly - Call it the "ER" effect. While lawyers find themselves battling what is referred to as the "CSI" effect -- when jurors expect trial lawyers to present forensic evidence of the kind they are used to seeing on television crime dramas -- the medical

Diabetes Mellitus

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Prevention Research Strategies (Diabetes Mellitus)


Prevention Research Strategies
RedNova - Feb 25 3:12 AM
By Kuller, Lewis H Prevention of disease is the only method to substantially reduce morbidity and mortality in a population.Save to My Web

First Complete Blood Glucose Monitoring System Designed For Diabetic Cats And Dogs
Medical News Today - Feb 26 9:02 AM
Today at the 78th Annual Western Veterinary Conference, Abbott announced the launch of the AlphaTRAKTM, the first complete hand-held blood glucose monitoring system designed specifically for diabetic cats and dogs. The AlphaTRAK allows veterinarians and pet owners to test pets' blood sugar rapidly, conveniently and accurately with a very small blood sample, without relying on blood glucose meters Save to My Web

Childhood obesity time bomb explodes
Daily Telegraph: UK News - Feb 25 4:10 PM
Soaring levels of obesity have sparked a crisis of "adult" diabetes in children, a new study has revealed.Save to My Web

Diabetes, General
ThirdAge - 1 hour, 39 minutes ago
Diabetes has two forms. In the type that develops early in childhood (type 1), the insulin-secreting cells of the pancreas are destroyed (probably by a viral infection), and blood levels of insulin drop nearly to zero.Save to My Web

Obesity Is A Significant Predictor Of Periodontal Disease
Medical News Today - Feb 24 12:04 PM
People have a new reason to stick to their New Year's resolution to lose excess weight besides fitting into the latest fashion trends. Researchers from University at Buffalo found that obesity is a significant predictor for periodontal disease, independent of age, gender, race, ethnicity, and smoking... click link for more info.Save to My Web

Diabetes Care Collaborative Grantees Announced
Newswise - Feb 28 5:21 PM
Through the American Medical Group Association Department of Quality Management and Research and AMGA's Foundation, the association is providing grants for quality improvement initiatives focusing on improving the quality of care for patients with diabetes.Save to My Web

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Boost your kitchen's (Diabetes Mellitus) health


Boost your kitchen's health
Detroit News - Feb 28 1:16 AM
I t's hard to eat healthy when all your pantry contains is a shriveled onion, a bag of Cheetos, and a box of macaroni and cheese.Save to My Web

Bill Clinton Urges Governors to Help Change Nation's Eating
Fox News - Feb 28 12:34 PM
Former President Bill Clinton asked the nation's governors on Tuesday to help improve the culture of poor eating habits and too little exercise.Save to My Web

New Rules Set for Obesity Surgery Coverage
News 8 San Diego - Feb 28 8:37 AM
Health care officials applauded new federal regulations announced Tuesday that provide national standards for Medicare coverage of obesity surgery.Save to My Web

Apidra(R) - a New Rapid-Acting Insulin Analog - Is Now Available in the United States for Hyperglycemia in Adults with
[Press Release] PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance - Feb 28 10:00 AM
Sanofi-aventis U.S. announced today that Apidra , a new prandial or mealtime insulin analog, is now available by prescription in the United States for the control of hyperglycemia in adult patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.Save to My Web

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YOU ARE HERE: (Diabetes Mellitus)


YOU ARE HERE:
Aidsmap - Feb 26 5:06 PM
A series of poster presentations at the Thirteenth Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, held earlier this month in Denver, revealed details of studies linking variations in genes to the risk of patients developing body fat changes or altered blood fat levels as a side-effect of HIV treatment.Save to My Web

MannKind to Present at Cowen & Co. 26th Annual Health Care Conference
[Press Release] PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance - Mar 01 4:00 AM
MannKind Corporation , focused on discovering, developing and commercializing treatments for diabetes and cancer, announced today that it will present at the Cowen & Co. 26th Annual Health Care Conference to be held March 6-9, 2006 at The Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts.Save to My Web

National Kidney Disease Education Program Launches New Spanish-Language Initiative
Kansas City InfoZine - Feb 28 1:56 AM
Highlight the connection between kidney disease and its primary risk factors -- diabetes and hypertensionSave to My Web

Biotech firm relocates to Alameda
Contra Costa Times - Mar 01 2:55 AM
In a move credited to California's stem cell initiative, a biotechnology company has moved its headquarters from Massachusetts to this city, bringing with it a dozen jobs to a burgeoning biotech cluster on the island.Save to My Web

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