Endocrinology News and Research Articles

Hospitalizations increase among females with type 2 diabetes
10/13/2010 - As obesity rates continue to rise, the number of women who are hospitalized for type 2 diabetes-related problems is also increasing.
Eating right and exercising may help prevent osteoporosis
10/13/2010 - In honor of World Osteoporosis Day, which is October 20, Highmark - a health insurance agency - has released a list of tips for keeping bones healthy and preventing potentially fatal fractures.
Metabolic factors may increase women's risk of gestational diabetes
10/13/2010 - Doctors may be better able to predict a woman's risk for developing gestational diabetes before she becomes pregnant thanks to findings from a new study.
Study connects thyroid hormone to cardiovascular health
10/13/2010 - A new study published in the journal Circulation suggests that infants who are undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass surgery may spend less time on a respirator if they receive thyroid supplementation.
New research hopes to identify better type 1 diabetes treatments
10/12/2010 - Individuals with type 1 diabetes who have had little success in controlling their symptoms may soon have a new treatment strategy to try.
Insulin resistance may increase stroke risk
10/12/2010 - Insulin resistance, one of the earliest signs of type 2 diabetes, may increase the risk of stroke later in life, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Miami.
Bariatric surgery may be cost-effective weight loss strategy for individuals with type 2 diabetes
10/12/2010 - Obesity is one of the most common contributing factors to type 2 diabetes, a condition that can result in tremendous healthcare costs for those who have it. However, a new study has found that obese individuals who have developed diabetes may be able to reduce the costs associated with the condition by pursuing bariatric weight loss surgery.
Intensive weight loss programs may benefit obese individuals at risk of developing type 2 diabetes
10/11/2010 - Losing weight and improving fitness may be among the most important things that overweight individuals can do to avoid developing type 2 diabetes, which is a potentially devastating condition.
Omega-3 may benefit those with insulin resistance
10/11/2010 - While much of what Americans eat tends to be low in nutrition, some popular food choices may actually help prevent type 2 diabetes in individuals who have recently entered the early stages of the condition.
Doctors discuss oral bisphosphonates alternatives for osteoporosis patients at international meeting
10/11/2010 - After recent reports linked the osteoporosis medications bisphosphonates to an increased risk of esophageal cancer, a number of physicians world-wide have discussed safer ways to administer the drug. reports that at a medical meeting in Dubai titled Optimizing Osteoporosis Treatment, orthopedic surgeons discussed the risk of fracture in osteoporotic patients and the available treatment options.
Researchers find new method for studying infections in orthopedic implants
10/11/2010 - Many osteoporosis sufferers receive orthopedic implants to replace bone or cartilage that has deteriorated. Despite advances in design, hospitals have been unable to address bacterial infection, which is the leading cause of failure in this procedure. In an effort to improve this process, researchers from the Stevens Institute of Technology found a new method for studying bacterial infections in the implants.
Unnecessary exposure to radiation may lead to thyroid cancer
10/11/2010 - Many Americans are receiving dangerously high doses of radiation from an unlikely source. Despite potential thyroid and other cancer risks, CT scans - tests that use a focused beam of X-rays to provide a sharp cross-section view of soft tissues - are a powerful source of radiation that are used every day, the LA Times reports.
Study shows prostate cancer treatment may cause bone decay
10/08/2010 - Researchers from the University of Melbourne in Australia recently found that a common treatment for prostate cancer called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) may cause bone decay.
Language barriers interfere with diabetes control
10/08/2010 - Language barriers may contribute to significantly poorer treatment outcomes in individuals with type 2 diabetes who cannot discuss their condition with their doctor in their native language.
Experts remind parents and teachers to check for signs of type 1 diabetes
10/08/2010 - Due to the fact that the majority of type 1 diabetes incidents happen during the fall and winter months, many experts say that the back-to-school seasons should act as a reminder to parents and teachers to be on the lookout for symptoms.
EPA launches cleanup efforts of thyroid disrupting chemicals in California water supply
10/08/2010 - This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will build pumps and treatment systems to clean contaminated groundwater from the Rialto-Colton basin in California, and deliver it to homes and businesses. The cleanup, is an effort to remove toxic chemicals which have been linked to thyroid problems and cancer.
Ultrasound device may improve bone healing
10/08/2010 - A recent report published in the journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders shows how the use of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) in patients with tibial fractures may speed up the healing process and increase bone mineral density (BMD). This information may be beneficial to osteoporosis patients who suffer from painful bone fractures.
Research helps explain differences in diabetes among American and Brits
10/07/2010 - Despite many similarities in type 2 diabetes risk factors, the disease is much more prevalent among American men and women than it is among British adults. For years, scientists have been hard pressed to explain this difference.
Hypoglycemic events may predict poor outcomes in type 2 diabetics
10/07/2010 - Episodes of severe hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetics may contribute to more cardiovascular complications and an increased risk of death, according to a new study.
Experts recommend call for changes in diabetes testing and treatment
10/07/2010 - In light of recent scientific findings, experts are calling for a realigning of testing and treatment strategies for type 2 diabetes.
Doctors see increase in patients with osteoporosis symptoms in feet
10/07/2010 - According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, osteoporosis is frequently referred to as the "silent crippler" since it often progresses without any symptoms or is not diagnosed until a person experiences pain from a bone fracture. The college recently reported that unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis.
Study shows that Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone density in healthy children
10/07/2010 - According to a new study published in the Cochrane Systematic Review, giving vitamin D supplements to healthy children with normal vitamin D levels does not improve their bone density.
Immune cells may be responsible for type 1 diabetes, study finds
10/06/2010 - New research into the role that the immune system plays in type 1 diabetes may lead to improved treatments for the condition in the near future.
Specific exercises may help women prevent osteoporosis
10/06/2010 - Primary care physicians often recommend that middle-aged women, particularly those who are petite, engage in weight-bearing exercise in order to prevent osteoporosis. However, many women are unsure of how much weight is necessary, and which exercises offer the greatest benefit.

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