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Combination treatments involving insulin may lead to improved blood sugar control
12/07/2010 - Combining cutting edge medications with traditional treatments may provide the best results to individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to new research from University of North Carolina researchers.
Many young diabetics smoke, few doctors warn them of the consequences
12/06/2010 - Smoking is known to dramatically increase an individual's risk of heart disease. However, the problem is even more severe if that person has type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Despite this danger, many with the disease continue to use tobacco.
Researchers discover molecular function that increases type 2 diabetes risk
12/06/2010 - In a study that could have major implications for the treatment of metabolic disease like type 2 diabetes, a team of researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health has discovered a molecular switch that can turn off cellular mechanisms that protect against aging and metabolic dysfunctions.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation mourns the death of Ron Santo
12/03/2010 - Fundraising efforts for research aimed at findings a cure for type 1 diabetes took a hit recently, as former All-Star third baseman Ron Santo, a major supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, has died.
Air pollution may increase risk of type 2 diabetes
12/03/2010 - Exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of developing obesity-related insulin resistance, which often develops into type 2 diabetes, according to new researchers from Ohio State University.
Researchers find proteins that could aid in osteoporosis treatment
12/03/2010 - Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified an activator in a pair of proteins that belong to a protein family which plays key roles in human metabolism and immune function. The discovery could provide new and potentially more effective therapeutic approaches to diseases ranging from diabetes to osteoporosis.
Yoga may help those with thyroid conditions
12/03/2010 - According to statistics by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), approximately 27 million Americans have been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder.
High cost of care may lead to worse condition for some diabetics and their families
12/02/2010 - Caring for a child with type 1 diabetes is often extremely expensive. Caregivers must pay for frequent doctor visits, testing supplies and specific food items. However, a new study has found that all of this expense may impair the ability of families to supply health food for their children, which often leads to health complications.
Researchers may have found a connection between osteoporosis and heart disease
12/02/2010 - Norwegian studies indicate that people with osteoporosis have a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease, and vice versa. Now researchers believe they have found a biological system that may explain both disease processes.
German citizens living near nuclear waste dump experience high thyroid cancer rates
12/02/2010 - Newly published figures from the Lower Saxony, Germany state cancer registry show that in the area around Asse - the site of a nuclear waste dump - some cancer rates and thyroid problems are higher than normal.
Researchers find clues for treating Graves' disease
12/02/2010 - Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified a compound that prevents overproduction of thyroid hormone. The finding brings scientists one step closer to improving treatment for Graves' disease.
Frequent dieting may increase risk of diabetes
12/02/2010 - Yo-yo dieting may contribute to changes in the brain that contribute to overeating and weight gain during periods of stress, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania. This state may significantly increase an individual's risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Study shows obesity may increase risk for osteoporosis
12/02/2010 - A study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America found that having too much internal abdominal fat may increase the risk for osteoporosis.
Vitamin D levels connected to metabolic syndrome
12/01/2010 - Many individuals with metabolic syndrome, a constellation of diseases that significantly increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, are more likely to have low levels of vitamins D, according to a new study from the University of California.
Report shows impact of diabetes on life expectancy
12/01/2010 - Recent medical advancements have significantly improved the quality of life of individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However, the findings of a new study suggest that individuals with the disease still live significantly shorter lives than those who do not suffer from diabetes.
Low levels of specific protein leads to inactivity, increases diabetes risk
11/30/2010 - One of the most important things a person can do to combat the onset of type 2 diabetes is to lead an active life and get plenty of exercise. However, the findings of new study from the Stanford-Burnham Research Institute suggests that obese individuals may have an impaired ability to exercise, which may compound their risk for developing diabetes.
Moderate alcohol consumption may reduce diabetes risk
11/30/2010 - The findings of a recent study conducted by researchers at Boston University Medical Center indicate that moderate alcohol consumption may significantly reduce an individual's risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Osteoporosis experts publish report on bisphosphonate use
11/30/2010 - Over the past several months, researchers have been discussing the long-term effects of bisphosphonate use. The common osteoporosis drug has been linked to jaw deterioration and thigh bone fractures.
Study shows connection between thyroid dysfunction and hip fractures in older men
11/30/2010 - New research from University of California Davis Health System finds that older men with thyroid dysfunction have an increased risk of suffering hip fractures. Health Canal reports that this study suggests that screening and treatment for thyroid dysfunction could reduce the incidence of this injury.
Many stop drinking following diabetes diagnosis
11/29/2010 - Drinking alcohol in excess can have particularly damaging consequences for individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. However, a new study has found that following diagnosis, a surprising number of individuals quit drinking for good.
Investigators warn about the dangers of added sugars
11/29/2010 - High fructose corn syrup and other added sugars are increasingly becoming a part of many American's everyday lives. However, scientists are beginning to warn consumers that excessive intake of these sugars may lead to many health complications, including type 2 diabetes.
Canadian football star will undergo thyroid surgery
11/29/2010 - This week, Anthony Calvillo - a Canadian Football League quarterback who is currently playing for the Montreal Alouettes - announced that he will undergo an operation to remove half of his thyroid, CBC Sports reports.
Doctor aims to raise awareness of osteoporosis in minorities and men
11/29/2010 - Advertisements for osteoporosis medications often show middle-aged, Caucasian women. However, older men and minorities are also at risk for the condition, which affects millions of Americans each year.
Researchers aiming to find relation between fibromyalgia and Hashimoto's thyroiditis
11/29/2010 - Scientists are currently conducting studies to evaluate whether there is a predisposition for the development of fibromyalgia (FM) in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), according to ProHealth.
Molecular cell testing may eliminate the need for unnecessary thyroid surgeries
11/29/2010 - Doctors at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU) recently found a nodule in the thyroid of a 64-year-old Colorado man. They extracted cells from the nodule, hoping to determine whether the man had cancer, but the biopsy results were inconclusive.

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