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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.
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.
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.
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.
Pressure may hinder the production of new fat
11/24/2010 - In a finding that could have major implications for reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel have shown that mechanical loads may prevent fat cells from producing new fat in the body.
Advice from dietitians may help diabetics control their condition
11/24/2010 - Individuals with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes know that maintaining a nutritious diet is one of the most important things they can do to control their disease. The findings of a new study suggest that the services of a registered dietitian may help individuals accomplish this goal.
Researchers determine the best exercise for blood sugar control
11/24/2010 - Adding aerobic exercise and resistance training to a treatment plan may significantly improve blood sugar levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to new research from Louisiana State University.
Facial moles may signify lower risk of osteoporosis
11/24/2010 - A research team from King's College London believes that people with moles have stronger bones than normal, which makes them less likely to develop osteoporosis, The Times of India reports. Other suspected benefits include tauter muscles as well as healthier eyes and heart, according to the Daily Mail.
Woman loses case against osteoporosis drug company
11/24/2010 - A New York jury recently found that Merck & Company's osteoporosis drug Fosamax is not responsible for a Florida woman's dental and jaw problems, Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports.
Potassium citrate may be effective at treating and preventing osteoporosis
11/24/2010 - According to a new study, potassium citrate may be effective for preventing and treating osteoporosis, The Times of India reports.
Diabetes and depression more closely linked than thought
11/23/2010 - Researchers have long noticed a strong correlation between depression and type 2 diabetes, which has presented them with a classic chicken-and-egg scenario. Until recently, it has been difficult to determine which condition occurs first and causes the other, which makes it hard to address the root cause of either condition.
HIV treatments may contribute to type 2 diabetes
11/23/2010 - Early treatment with new generations of HIV medication has significantly extended the life expectancy and quality of live of individuals infected with the disease. However, a new study from Washington University researchers has found that these drugs may also increase the risk of insulin resistance, which could cause type 2 diabetes.
Researchers say taking a break from osteoporosis drugs may be beneficial
11/22/2010 - According to a study conducted at Loyola University Health System, taking time off from certain osteoporosis drugs may be beneficial to bone health. Researchers found that bone density remained stable for three years in patients who took a drug "holiday" from bisphosphonates - a popular class of osteoporosis drugs that can cause fractures in the thigh bones and tissue decay in the jaw bone.
Women with PCOS may also have thyroid disruption
11/22/2010 - The thyroid gland plays a vital role in the overall metabolism of the body. When thyroid function is impaired, liver function can be affected.
Diabetes during pregnancy may increase the risk of kidney-related birth defects
11/22/2010 - Expectant mothers who are obese or have type 2 diabetes are significantly more likely to have children with chronic kidney disease, according to a new study from University of Washington researchers.
Study uncovers high price of childhood obesity
11/22/2010 - Children across the country are experiencing higher rates of obesity. This is having a damaging effect on their heart health and increasing their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Study shows low sodium levels may contribute to bone fractures in older adults
11/22/2010 - According to a study presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 43rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition, older adults with mildly decreased levels of sodium in the blood, which is known as hyponatremia, can experience increased rates of fractures and falls.
Water ban in California raises questions about thyroid disrupting contaminates
11/22/2010 - Health officials recently lifted a ban on water use in half of Barstow, California, as the local utility continued to flush its system of perchlorate - a chemical used in rocket fuel and munitions that can lead to thyroid disruption - that authorities said may have contaminated the city water supply for months, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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