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Researchers seek to explain mechanism behind the type 2 diabetes benefits of weight loss surgery
04/15/2011 - It's a mystery that has vexed type 2 diabetes researchers and doctors for years: why are obese patients who undergo weight loss surgery able to resolve their diabetes so quickly, often before they have even lost any weight? A team of researchers from the Lund University Diabetes Center plan to answer this question.
Exposure to flame retardant material may increase risk of thyroid disease
04/15/2011 - Research conducted at the University of South Carolina's School of Medicine suggests that exposure to low doses of a specific class of flame-retardant chemicals may alter the expression of thyroid hormones in the body, potentially leading to thyroid disease.
HIV, osteoporosis and antiretroviral therapy may have complex relationship
04/14/2011 - A number of recent studies have explored the apparent connection between HIV infection, highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and osteoporosis, and a number have considered additional factors like vitamin deficiency and physical inactivity.
Treating type 2 diabetes may lower Alzheimer's disease risk
04/14/2011 - Controlling type 2 diabetes symptoms may produce many health benefits. Now, a new study from a team of Chinese researchers adds the decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease to the list.
Low testosterone increases risk of death in men with type 2 diabetes
04/14/2011 - Allowing low testosterone levels to go untreated may sharply increase the risk of early death among men with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from a group of British researchers.
Minimally invasive surgery for thyroid disease may be fit for children
04/14/2011 - Research conducted at Georgia Health Sciences University indicates that minimally invasive surgery for thyroid disease, a procedure once only used among adults, appears to have few complications for children and teens.
Around the world, rates of osteoporosis-related hip fracture are in flux
04/13/2011 - A broken hip is a common indicator of osteoporosis among older adults, and a new study has found that while rates of this type of injury are changing around the world, its total prevalence is on the rise.
Regular exercise improves liver function and cuts type 2 diabetes risk in obese individuals
04/13/2011 - Obese individuals with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) who are also at risk of developing type 2 diabetes may be able to improve the condition of their livers and boost their metabolic health through moderate amounts of aerobic activity, according to a new study from researchers at the Cleveland Clinic.
What is diffuse sclerosing papillary thyroid cancer? Rare and dangerous, experts say
04/12/2011 - Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is the thyroid gland's most common and treatable carcinoma, but new research has outlined a rare but much more serious variant of this disease.
Anti-seizure medications may help type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes patients who suffer from nerve pain, new report says
04/12/2011 - A number of medications currently available for treating seizures and other medical conditions may be effective in treating the pain and burning sensations experienced by many individuals who suffer from type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, according to new treatment guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology.
New medication may help obese people at risk for type 2 diabetes lose weight
04/12/2011 - An experimental combination of drugs may result in unprecedented weight loss and dramatic improvements in metabolic risk factors among obese individuals who are in jeopardy of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from a team of Duke University researchers.
Researchers find new, low-risk estrogen treatment for osteoporosis
04/12/2011 - Hormone therapy for osteoporosis can entail some serious side effects, but scientists in Sweden have announced the development of an estrogen-based technique that specifically targets bone tissue.
Researchers come to new understanding of process that contributes to type 2 diabetes
04/11/2011 - A new study conducted by a group of researchers from the University of North Carolina may help clarify the connection between high levels of body fat, inflammation and insulin resistance, three factors that are known to increase type 2 diabetes risk but are still poorly understood by science.
FDA approves drug to treat aggressive medullary thyroid cancer
04/11/2011 - After an international, double-blind clinical trial conducted among patients with advanced medullary thyroid cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a medication called vandetanib to treat the disease.
Compounds in green tea may slow postmenopausal bone loss, osteoporosis
04/11/2011 - A growing body of research suggests that consuming polyphenols, like those found in green tea, may help postmenopausal women preserve bone density and slow the onset of osteoporosis.
Problem-solving lessons help individuals with type 2 diabetes improve self-care
04/11/2011 - Disease management programs that teach participants general problem-solving skills in addition to providing disease-specific information may be able to greatly improve the ability of individuals with type 2 diabetes to control and in some cases resolve their condition, according to a new study out of Johns Hopkins University.
Experts update recommendations for radioactive iodine therapy for thyroid disease
04/08/2011 - Researchers on a task force developed by the American Thyroid Association (ATA) recently created an updated list of recommendations that healthcare providers may consult before prescribing radioactive iodine 131 (I-131) to treat thyroid disease.
Spinal cord injury-related osteoporosis poses its own challenges
04/08/2011 - Individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) have a significant risk of developing osteoporosis in paralyzed body regions, so much so that researchers recently released a study asserting the need for more education on the topic among both patients and physicians.
Teenagers' BMI may predict their future type 2 diabetes risk
04/08/2011 - Increases in body mass index, or BMI, during the late teen years and early adulthood may predict an individual's chances of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease later in life, according to a new study from a team of Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers.
Coffee may increase risk of type 2 diabetes, worsen blood sugar control
04/08/2011 - A growing body of evidence suggests that caffeine may disrupt several metabolic processes and increase an individual's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new report from a Duke University researcher.
New study explains factors that contribute to childhood obesity, type 2 diabetes
04/07/2011 - Some aspects of modern lifestyle may be encouraging childhood obesity and putting young people at a greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life, according to new research out of Binghamton University.
Lithium in Chilean drinking water may be causing hypothyroidism
04/07/2011 - High levels of lithium found in the drinking water of four hamlets in the Andes Mountains may be putting villagers at risk for hypothyroidism, according to a recently released report.
Mathematical model predicts increase in postmenopausal osteoporosis fractures by 2020
04/07/2011 - Researchers in Sweden and the UK have released a report that predicts a general increase of osteoporosis-related injuries over the next decade among aging women.
Online tool helps people with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes manage their condition
04/06/2011 - A new Web application released by the American Diabetes Association that allows individuals with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes to upload information about their condition could help patients manage their symptoms and improve their care.
Belgian nonprofit reviews ways to prevent, treat osteoporosis without medication
04/06/2011 - While a number of medications are regularly prescribed to treat osteoporosis, many lifestyle factors also contribute to the disease, and a Belgian organization has taken a look at these variables and how they can be used to manage bone loss.

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