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Fringe Benefit of Weight Loss Surgery: Bye, Bye Incontinence?
02/22/2017 - Obese women with urinary incontinence often find improvement or relief after bariatric surgery, new research finds.  
Intra-Gastric Balloons: FDA Cites Trouble with Pain, Pancreatitis
02/15/2017 - The FDA issued a warning about intra-gastric balloon implants citing the risk of balloon overinflation, potentially causing abdominal pain, swelling, breathing difficulties and vomiting. 
Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Worth Considering If You Inject Insulin
02/13/2017 - Continuous Glucose Monitoring helps those with type 1 diabetes who inject insulin with blood sugar control, better A1C, research shows.
Black Tea Improves Glucose Levels, May Help Prevent Diabetes
02/10/2017 - A new study has found that black tea significantly reduces rises in blood glucose levels among both healthy and pre-diabetic adults, in this case after consuming a sugary drink. 
Some Pregnant Women Should Be Treated for Subclinical Hypothyroidism
02/03/2017 - Women treated for subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) during pregnancy are less likely to experience pregnancy loss, a new study shows, but they face a greater risk of complications such as preterm delivery, gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia.
FDA Approves Jardiance to Treat Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes Patients
01/30/2017 - The diabetes drug empagliflozin (Jardiance) is now a ''double duty'' drug. It can be prescribed not only to help treat diabetes, but also to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adults diagnosed with both type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Gestational Diabetes & Postpartum Depression Link
01/23/2017 - If you're diagnosed with gestational diabetes, the type that occurs during pregnancy, you may also be at an increased risk for developing postpartum depression, according to a new study that tracked more than 700,000 women.
FDA Approves Dexcom G5 for Insulin Dosing
12/22/2016 - Users of the Dexcom G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (Dexcom G5) can now use the device to make diabetes treatment decisions with two finger pricks daily, not multiple ones, following .
Sugar Guidelines Have Flimsy Evidence, Reports New Study
12/19/2016 - A review of various dietary sugar guidelines has found that recommendations on how much sugar one should consume in a day vary widely and are based on low to very low quality evidence, according to new research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  
Low Iron and Low Thyroid: A Link in Pregnant Women?
12/14/2016 - Iron deficiency and hypothyroidism may share a connection, a recent study from Belgium suggests.
Pancreatic Fat: Lifestyle Habits Count More Than Genetics
12/05/2016 - A new study finds that lifestyle habits, not genetics, is the bigger driver affecting how much fat you can accumulate in the pancreas. 
Being Overweight Increases Risk of Liver Cancer
10/27/2016 - A new study published in the journal Cancer Research found that high body mass index (BMI) and a large waist circumference were associated with an increased risk for liver cancer.
Does Hyperthyroid Diagnosis Equal Higher Breast Cancer Risk?
10/16/2016 - A new study has found a link between hyperthyroidism and a slightly higher of breast cancer risk, according to research from NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residence at Concord Hospital, which was presented at the American Thyroid Association's 86th annual meeting. 
Low Thyroid Hormone Raises Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
10/10/2016 - People with prediabetes and low thyroid function were more than twice as likely to progress to full-blown type 2 diabetes compared to those with normal thyroid-hormone levels in a new study published September 30 in the journal BMC Medicine.
How Hackable is the One Touch Ping Pump?
10/06/2016 - More than 100,000 U.S. and Canadian users of the OneTouch Ping Insulin pump learned this week that the pump's technology was hackable and could lead to an insulin overdose. A perspective on the real risk.     
Does Underactive Thyroid Lead To Weight Gain—Or Vice-Versa?
10/03/2016 - New research shows that excess weight may be slowing down the thyroid, instead of a slow thyroid making it easy to pack on the pounds, says Cari Kitahara, PhD, MHS, an epidemiologist at the National Cancer Institute who presented her findings on obesity, thyroid function and weight at the 86th annual meeting of the American Thyroid Association in Denver Sept. 24.
FDA Approves the First Hybrid Artificial Pancreas
09/28/2016 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday approved the MiniMed 670G, the first so-called “artificial pancreas” – a device that monitors blood sugar and automatically delivers personalized insulin doses to people with type 1 diabetes. 
Thyroid Cancer: Epidemic or Overdiagnosis?
09/22/2016 - Many experts are now saying that not everyone with thyroid cancer may need immediate treatment—or any treatment at all—according to a Mayo Clinic expert speaking at the opening session of the American Thyroid Associaiton's 86th annual meeting in Denver. 
Eating a Mediterranean Diet May Help Prevent Hip Fractures
09/11/2016 - A study published online by JAMA Internal Medicine reviewed the bone-protective benefits of several high-quality types of diets, including the DASH diet (used to lower blood pressure) and the Mediterranean diet. 
Experimental Osteoporosis Drug Builds Bone, Cuts Fracture Risk
08/24/2016 - The experimental osteoporosis drug abaloparatide, currently under review by the FDA, worked as well as the only bone-building medication currently on the US market at decreasing fracture risk in a new study. 
Excess Weight May Shrink the Brain's White Matter
08/18/2016 - Those who are overweight or obese at middle age—roughly, age 40—appear to have much less white matter in their brains than people of the same age who are at a healthy weight, according to a new study. The extra weight appears to age their brain a full decade, the researchers found.
Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism During Pregnancy
08/01/2016 - A  large study from Denmark found that exposure to levothyroxine, used to help a sluggish thyroid (hypothyroidism), had no impact on birth weight and other factors. However, treatment with anti-thyroid medications for overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) was linked with a higher risk of preterm births, low birth weights and infant death.
Soy & Your Thyroid: How Much Is Too Much?
07/28/2016 - Eating large amounts of soy foods may not be good for some women's thyroid functioning, according to new research from Loma Linda University in California.
Levothyroxine for Sluggish Thyroids: Weekly or Daily?
07/05/2016 - Weekly doses of levothyroxine may improve compliance and work as well as daily, study finds. Not everyone thinks it's a good idea.
Obesity: A Gut Reaction to High-Calorie Foods?
06/15/2016 - In a series of experiments carried out in rodents, rearchers at Yale demonstrate that consuming calorically-dense foods spurs changes in the gut’s microbiome that lead to obesity.
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