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Cost of treating type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes disproportionately falls on 10 states
03/17/2011 - A new report from the Institute for Alternative Futures shows that 10 states currently bear a disproportionate segment of the type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes burden in terms of costs, and predicts that the situation will only worsen in the coming years unless something is done to slow the spread of the disease.
Understanding a condition that results in low blood sugar could yield new treatment for type 2 diabetes
03/17/2011 - A potential new treatment for a condition that is essentially the opposite of diabetes could offer hope for those who suffer from type 2 diabetes, as findings from a team of British researchers suggest that it is possible to reverse defects in the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas.
In Japan, experts say biggest fallout-related risk is thyroid cancer
03/16/2011 - While experts are saying that North Americans are unlikely to be affected by radiation leaks in Japan, they are noting that Japanese citizens may have a higher risk of thyroid cancer.
New device could ease pain of blood sugar testing in people with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes
03/16/2011 - One of the more unpleasant aspects of having type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes is monitoring blood sugar levels. This often involves somewhat painful pricks on the fingers to draw blood for testing. However, a new system being developed by a team of engineers at Arizona State University may help individuals avoid this process by testing their tears.
HIV makes osteoporotic bone fractures more likely
03/15/2011 - Americans with HIV, who are at special risk for osteoporosis, are at least twice as likely as those without the virus in their system to suffer from bone fractures, according to new research.
Newer drugs may be less effective at treating type 2 diabetes than older options
03/15/2011 - In recent years, pharmaceutical companies have touted their new type 2 diabetes drugs as significant breakthroughs that could lead to much better control of the disease. However, a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University recently found that older, less expensive medications may be just effective and carry a lower risk of side effects.
Antioxidants during pregnancy may reduce type 2 diabetes risk in offspring
03/14/2011 - A diet that is rich in antioxidants and low in fat and carbohydrates may help pregnant women protect their unborn children from future obesity and type 2 diabetes risk, according to a new study from Philadelphia Children's Hospital researchers.
Researchers find link between cigarette smoke and type 2 diabetes
03/14/2011 - Exposure to cigarette smoke - even secondhand smoke - can significantly increase an individual's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Certain pesticides are linked to hypothyroidism
03/14/2011 - A number of studies have associated certain pesticides with an increased risk of hypothyroidism and other thyroid diseases.
Bisphosphonates reduce osteoporosis, not plaque, researchers say
03/14/2011 - A team of dental researchers has determined that the use of a class of anti-osteoporosis drugs appears to reduce periodontal disease but not plaque in postmenopausal women.
UN releases report on Chernobyl survivors with thyroid cancer
03/11/2011 - The biggest negative health impact caused by the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster is the subsequent increase in Ukrainian thyroid cancer rates, according to a new United Nations (UN) report.
Disease management programs help type 2 diabetics improve their condition
03/11/2011 - Type 2 diabetes can be difficult to control. Many people don't fully understand how aspects of their lifestyle can impact their condition or the best ways to take charge of their symptoms.
Dental health drugs lowers the risk of osteoporosis in women
03/11/2011 - Research conducted by a group of dental health experts has determined that a drug prescribed for periodontal disease may also prevent osteoporosis in women.
Study: Arzoxifene beats raloxifene in treating postmenopausal osteoporosis
03/10/2011 - An international team of researchers has announced that arzoxifene is more effective than raloxifene in treating osteoporosis among postmenopausal women.
Women who eat a poor diet during pregnancy increase their child's type 2 diabetes risk
03/10/2011 - Women who eat an unhealthy diet during pregnancy may be putting their offspring at risk for later developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Cambridge in the UK.
Researchers discover protein that determines body types associated with type 2 diabetes
03/10/2011 - A single protein may be responsible for determining whether a person is pear-shaped or apple-shaped, according to a new study from a team of British researchers. The finding could also help doctors understand why some people are at a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than others.
Task force recommends new osteoporosis screening protocols
03/09/2011 - A government task force organized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released new guidelines concerning the age at which Americans should begin getting regularly screened for osteoporosis.
Mediterranean diet cuts risk of metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes
03/09/2011 - A Mediterranean-style diet may help reduce the risk of developing metabolic syndrome, a constellation of conditions that increases the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from a team of Greek researchers.
Japanese scientists analyze use of surgeries for papillary thyroid cancer
03/09/2011 - A group of scientists from Kuma Hospital, Japan, recently published a report analyzing the frequency and necessity of two common treatments for papillary thyroid cancer - the thyroidectomy and lymph node dissection.
Scientists find genetic origin of rare osteoporosis-causing disorder
03/08/2011 - Individuals who have Hajdu-Cheney syndrome, which is a rare, inherited disorder, are virtually guaranteed to develop severe osteoporosis. Now, an international team of geneticists and bone health experts reports having found the genetic sequence that causes the condition.
Radioactive iodine does not boost recurrence of thyroid cancer in Chernobyl survivors
03/08/2011 - A group of Russian and Japanese scientists has determined that people exposed to radiation during the Chernobyl disaster are unlikely to develop recurring papillary thyroid cancer as a result of subsequent treatment with radioactive iodine.
Researchers find 'diabetes belt' running through Southern U.S.
03/08/2011 - A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a group of states that officials are referring to as the "diabetes belt" of the U.S. for its high rates of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The officials said that identifying these states could help them direct resources to prevent the disease.
Overweight teens may experience precursor to osteoporosis
03/07/2011 - Excess body weight can increase the risk of a number of health issues, including osteoporosis. A team of pediatricians from the Medical College of Georgia recently reported that bone loss, which is a risk factor for osteoporosis, can start as early as adolescence among overweight teens with health risk factors.
Diabetics face heightened risk of premature death
03/07/2011 - Despite the widespread belief that type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes can be cared for relatively easily, individuals with the disease still die much earlier than healthy people, according to a new study from University of Miami researchers.
Researchers think type 2 diabetes risk may be in the air
03/07/2011 - Endocrinologists are increasingly coming to the belief that pollutants in the air may increase the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Research has suggested that there may be a correlation. Now, a new study will try to confirm the link.

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