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Scientists are testing potential hypothyroidism treatment
11/22/2010 - Hypothyroidism is a common endocrine condition. Individuals typically manage this disease through supplementation with synthetic thyroid hormone, in order to alleviate symptoms and restore normal thyroid stimulating hormone levels, 7th Space reports.
Fat outside the veins may contribute to poor heart health in diabetics
11/19/2010 - Fat outside the arteries may be one of the single most prominent factors that contribute to the development of heart disease in individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati.
BMI may be a poor measure of body fat
11/19/2010 - Body mass index - or BMI - is one of the most common measurements used by physicians to assess a patient's risk for developing type 2 diabetes. BMIs in the obese range have traditionally put an individual at significantly higher risk for developing the disease.
Men may be at higher risk for complications related to osteoporosis fractures
11/18/2010 - When women hit menopause, their bone loss declines sharply. For men, the bone loss is much more gradual. However, doctors say if a man should suffer a fracture, the risk of complication is much worse, according to ABC news.
Changes in tissue molecules may contribute to osteoporosis risk
11/18/2010 - Scientists are reporting the first direct evidence that a subtle change in the physical properties of a tissue can affect its function. The finding could help in understanding several rare hearing disorders as well as offer insight into such conditions as osteoporosis, arthritis, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Study shows why people with anorexia are at higher risk for osteoporosis
11/18/2010 - Recent research reveals that people with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa have excess levels of fat in their bone marrow, which could explain why those with the condition lose bone mass and sometimes develop osteoporosis. The disorder, which affects mainly young women, leads to extremely low body weight and an obsessive fear of weight gain.
Report suggests total thyroidectomies are underused in child cancer patients
11/17/2010 - A new report published in the latest issue of Annals of Surgical Oncology indicates that although the proportion of young patients undergoing total thyroidectomy (TT) increased by 34 percent between 1985 and 2007, a variety of hospital and patient factors - including disparities in access to surgeons and state-of-the-art care - affect whether a child actually receives this procedure or another less extensive operation, NewsWise reports.
Flax seed oil may reduce the risk of osteoporosis
11/17/2010 - Researchers at the National Research Center in Cairo, Egypt have released a statement saying that flax seed oil may help reduce the risk of osteoporosis or bone loss, The Brilliant Stories reports.
Researchers uncover enzyme that increases risk of type 2 diabetes
11/17/2010 - A team of researchers from the University of California have found an enzyme that plays a major role in processing fat. They believe that their findings could lead to the development of new drugs capable of significantly reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related diseases.
Organization plans study to test benefits of hormone
11/17/2010 - In an effort to help find a more effective treatment for individuals with type 1 diabetes, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation recently announced that it will fund an investigation into the effectiveness of a new hormone therapy.
Researchers are developing new osteoporosis treatment
11/17/2010 - Endocrinologists at the University of Pittsburgh (UP) are in the process of developing a treatment of osteoporosis using a naturally occurring hormone that promises to strengthen weakened bones, according to The Brilliant Stories.
Early heart surgery may benefit diabetics
11/16/2010 - Individuals with type 2 diabetes face significant heart health risk, which they often struggle against for the remainder of their lives. However, a new study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions has found that seeking surgical procedures to open up blocked arteries soon after receiving a diagnosis of the condition may significantly improve diabetics' condition.
Thyroid cancer foundation unveils window display at Rockefeller Center
11/16/2010 - EHE International and The Light of Life Foundation (LOL) for Thyroid Cancer recently announced the unveiling of a window display at Rockefeller Center reminding Americans to "Check Your Neck" for thyroid cancer. The window will prominently feature images from the LOL's public awareness campaign that reminds passersby to ask their doctors to check their neck at their next physical.
Osteoporosis becoming major health issue for Pakistani women
11/16/2010 - One out of every three women over the age of 50 in Pakistan is suffering from osteoporosis, health experts have said.
New study shows potential determinate for thyroid cancer severity
11/16/2010 - Researchers at the University of Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital recently used technology to discover proteins that are secreted by thyroid cancer cells, in order to identify potential biomarkers for the future management of thyroid tumors.
European healthcare leaders gather to discuss osteoporosis
11/16/2010 - In order to discuss how osteoporosis is affecting the world, several global leaders in health are meeting throughout the next year. March 2011 will see the largest gathering of bone health experts, researchers, clinicians and osteoporosis patient societies in Europe.
Group urges frequent diabetes testing for seniors
11/15/2010 - Type 2 diabetes disproportionately affects older individuals. When it is left untreated, the disease can be crippling. For this reason, the Medicare Diabetes Screening Project recently launched a new campaign to alert seniors to the importance of getting tested for the condition.
People with HIV may be at higher risk for osteoporosis
11/15/2010 - A new study shows that people with HIV may be more likely to develop bone disease, according to Reuters.
Pharmacists may be able to help type 2 diabetics achieve better control over their condition
11/15/2010 - Type 2 diabetes can be a difficult disease to control. Between all the medications and testing, it can sometimes be easy for patients to let aspects of their health slip. However, a recent study from the University of Alberta found that patients who visited doctor's offices that had on-site pharmacies were able to significantly improve control of their symptoms.
Court examines osteoporosis drug lawsuit
11/15/2010 - In recent weeks, reports have shown that osteoporosis drugs known as bisphosphonates can cause bone breakage after extended use. Currently, the Manhattan Trial Court is examining a lawsuit filed by 1,400 people against Fosomax, an osteoporosis drug manufactured by Merck, Top News reports.
Controlling diabetes may help reduce the cost of care
11/12/2010 - One thing that often gets lost in the discussion of type 2 diabetes is the cost associated with treating it. The American Diabetes association estimates the total cost associated with the condition was $174 billion in 2007. This can result in substantial out of pocket expenses, even for individuals who have insurance.
New approach to medicine aims to prevent diseases such as osteoporosis
11/11/2010 - A new approach to healthcare called "Desktop Medicine" is emerging, in which the emphasis on diagnosing diseases and treating symptoms is shifted to identifying risk factors for medical conditions, such as hypertension and osteoporosis, and intervening before they develop. An article on the topic appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Group calls for more type 1 diabetes research funding
11/11/2010 - Despite recent advances in diabetes research, the number of individuals who have developed type 1 diabetes in recent years has increased dramatically. In order to address the situation, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is calling for further funding to advance the treatment of these devastating conditions.
Dietary intervention may lower risk of type 1 diabetes
11/11/2010 - It is generally thought that genetic predispositions determine whether or not a child will develop type 1 diabetes. While genetics play a large role, a new study from European researchers has found that nutrition in the early stages of life may also factor into the equation.
Individuals with weight gain and fatigue may benefit from a thyroid hormone test
11/11/2010 - Those who have thyroid disease either produce too much or too little of the hormones essential to regulating other hormones in the body, news channel WPBF reports.

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