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Researcher calls for increased male osteoporosis risk awareness
10/25/2010 - Osteoporosis is a significant public health problem for men, according to Nelson Watts, director of the University of Cincinnati Bone Health and Osteoporosis Center. However, when to screen men for osteoporosis is dependent on age and risk factors, Endocrine Today reports.
World-wide osteoporosis assessment program may have flaws in clinical practice
10/25/2010 - The World Health Organization's osteoporosis fracture risk assessment tool (FRAX) has many strengths, but can still limit clinicians, according to two speakers at the North American Menopause Society's 21st Annual Meeting.
Living in low-income neighborhoods may increase the risk of mobility problems among diabetics
10/22/2010 - Individuals with type 2 diabetes who live in bad neighborhoods may be at an elevated risk for developing mobility issues, according to a new study from Indiana University researchers.
Thyroid-damaging fluoride may also be harmful to teeth
10/22/2010 - A new study suggests that infants who are fed formula that is reconstituted with fluoridated water are at greater risk for developing discolored teeth, which is also known as dental fluorosis. The compound is also classified as an endocrine disruptor that can cause impaired thyroid function, according to the National Research Council.
International Osteoporosis Foundation seeks to raise awareness about spinal fractures
10/21/2010 - A new report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) for World Osteoporosis Day draws attention to the severe impact of spinal fractures and calls on health professionals to recognize warning signs in their patients.
Researchers use infrared light to find signs of osteoporosis
10/21/2010 - Researchers at the University of Rochester in New York are developing a new way to monitor bone health and search for signs of osteoporosis using infrared light. At Frontiers in Optics 2010, Jason Maher, Andrew Berger and their colleagues will present ongoing studies of the effects of steroids on the bones of mice.
Low testosterone linked to increased type 2 diabetes risk
10/21/2010 - For years it was thought that high testosterone levels may increase a man's chance of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. However, the findings of a new study indicate that this may not be the case.
Whole grains may reduce type 2 diabetes risk
10/21/2010 - Individuals who consume more whole grains may be able to limit their risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from USDA researchers.
Study shows that thyroid-altering BPA may also contribute to premature births
10/21/2010 - A recent study conducted in Mexico City suggests that low level Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure may impact placental tissue development and thyroid function in humans. The presence of BPA has been documented worldwide in a variety of human biological samples.
Father's health may influence child's type 2 diabetes risk
10/21/2010 - Men who eat an unhealthy diet and have excess fat may be putting their unborn children at a greater risk for type 2 diabetes. A new study from University of New South Wales researchers has shown that a man's weight and diet at the time of conception can affect their child's likelihood of developing the condition.
Doctors suggest osteoporosis can affect young people with poor diet
10/20/2010 - Experts say that osteoporosis no longer exclusively affects the elderly, and that poor diet and lack of exercise are putting many younger people at risk for the condition.
Insulin resistance may contribute to cognitive decline
10/20/2010 - Diabetes and its symptoms may have many negative consequences. In fact, recent findings from University of Texas researchers indicate that insulin resistance may interfere with cognitive function.
Brain may play an important role in the benefits of leptin
10/20/2010 - Studies have suggested that the hormone leptin may help alleviate many of the metabolic symptoms of type 1 diabetes. However, little was known about how the hormone delivers the benefits.
Investigation finds thyroid cancer patients may be radioactive after treatment
10/20/2010 - A recent congressional investigation has found that cancer patients who were sent home after treatment with radioactive iodine have contaminated hotel rooms and set off alarms on public transportation, the Associated Press reports.
Women with normal BMD may require less frequent osteoporosis screenings
10/19/2010 - Since 2002, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended that women ages 65 and older be routinely screened for osteoporosis every two years. However, a new study led by Margaret L. Gourlay of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine finds that women ages 67 years and older with normal bone mineral density (BMD) scores may not need screening again for 10 years.
Type 2 diabetes may increase the risk of colorectal cancer
10/19/2010 - Diabetes increases the risk for many health complications. Now, a new study from American Cancer Society researchers has shown that type 2 diabese may predispose individuals to colorectal cancer.
Study shows vitamin D deficiency in IBD patients may lead to osteoporosis
10/19/2010 - A new study presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's 75th Annual Scientific meeting suggests that vitamin D deficiency puts patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at greater risk of osteoporosis, osteopenia and an overall higher rate of abnormal bone density.
New thyroid cancer removal technique leaves minimal scarring
10/19/2010 - Thyroid cancer surgery often leaves behind a long and pronounced scar on the front of the patient's neck. However, doctors at the Medical College of Georgia have found a new technique that leaves minimal scarring.
Peer phone calls may help diabetics control their symptoms
10/19/2010 - Type 2 diabetes can be a difficult condition to manage. Between monitoring insulin levels and choosing the right foods, it can seem like the disease takes over a person's life. This overwhelming feeling can sometimes be the worst part of the condition for some sufferers.
Thyroid nodule size may determine cancer risk
10/19/2010 - At this year's International Thyroid Congress, doctors from the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago presented research that found that patients with large thyroid nodules may benefit from surgery, as half of these nodules may be malignant.
Diabetics face higher risk following surgery
10/19/2010 - Individuals with type 2 diabetes may be at significantly higher risk of death following surgery than non-diabetics, according to the findings of a new study, which was presented at the conference Anesthesiology 2010.
New test may determine early menopause and help women prevent osteoporosis
10/19/2010 - The first research from the Breakthrough Generations Study, which was recently published in Human Molecular Genetics, could predict early menopause. Although early menopause is associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer, women who experience this change are susceptible to other health problems including osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and a reduction in fertility.
Increased rates of thyroid cancer may be a result of nuclear testing
10/19/2010 - According to a recent New York Times article, thyroid cancer in the U.S. has been on the rise for nearly 40 years. This means that the impacts of radioactive iodine fallout from nuclear weapons testing cannot be ruled out, according to CounterPunch.org.
Healthy diet may reduce type 2 diabetes risk
10/18/2010 - Eating a more nutritious diet may be an effective way for individuals to lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from Lund University researchers.
Communities launch diabetes prevention programs
10/18/2010 - Children who are obese are significantly more likely to carry extra weight with them into adulthood. This dramatically increases their risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

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