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Genetic link between type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease discovered
10/01/2010 - Type 2 diabetes has long been known to increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. However, doctors were not sure the reasons for this correlation.
Eating foods that contain bone-building nutrients may help in preventing osteoporosis
10/01/2010 - Women who want to lower their risk of developing osteoporosis can eat certain foods in addition to other healthy habits. A number of dairy products, produce and nuts contain calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients, EmpowHer reports.
Garlic oil may benefit the heart health of diabetics
10/01/2010 - Cardiomyopathy, a type of heart disease, is one of the leading causes of death among individuals with type 1 diabetes. However, a recent study has shown that garlic oil may provide diabetics with significant protection against the deadly condition.
More individuals with type 2 diabetes use oral medication to control their condition
09/30/2010 - As new treatment options become available, fewer individuals with type 2 diabetes are using insulin to control their condition, according to a recently released report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Scientists discuss the ethics of placebo-controlled studies for osteoporosis research
09/30/2010 - In an essay appearing in this week's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, two researchers, Clifford Rosen and Sundeep Khosla, wrote that placebo-controlled trials of new osteoporosis drugs can be performed ethically, if patient selection and other design issues are handled carefully.
Iodine-contaminated soy milk causes thyroid dysfunction
09/30/2010 - In Australia, a Supreme Court action was recently filed on behalf of 25 people who claim they developed symptoms linked to thyroid dysfunction because of high iodine levels in soy milk. Lawyers have launched a class action law suit against the distributors of a soy milk product that allegedly had seven times the safe dose of iodine, The Herald Sun reports.
Study shows that new drug may help in the treatment of thyroid eye disease
09/30/2010 - A study that will be published in the journal Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that rituximab showed promising results in the treatment of thyroid eye disease, an autoimmune eye condition, OSN SuperSite reports.
Research shows that celiac disease increasingly causes hypothyroidism in the elderly
09/30/2010 - Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center, recently found that celiac disease, which multiplies the risk of hypothyroidism, is on the rise, and there is evidence of increasing cases in the elderly.
Older women who exercise may have lower risk for developing osteoporosis
09/30/2010 - According to research from Oulu Deaconess Institute in Finland, older women with thinning bones, who exercise regularly, may have sustained improvements in their balance and walking speed, and could reduce their risk for osteoporosis.
Study finds link between air quality and diabetes
09/30/2010 - Air pollution may be contributing to a rise in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the U.S., according to recent research from Children's Hospital Boston.
New study seeks to find the role of proteins in osteoporosis
09/30/2010 - The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recently received a $1.76 million grant to identify new methods of diagnosing and treating osteoporosis.
Study reveals many primary care physicians are unaware of new osteoporosis drug
09/30/2010 - A new medication, Prolia, was recently approved for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at increased risk of fractures or patients who have failed on or are intolerant to other osteoporosis treatment.
Combination therapy may be more effective at treating thyroid cancer than chemo alone
09/30/2010 - According to research presented at this year's International Thyroid Congress, combination therapies may be superior to chemotherapy alone in the overall survival rates of thyroid cancer patients, Endocrine Today reports.
Researchers find that vandetanib may be an effective treatment for medullary thyroid cancer patients
09/30/2010 - A recent phase three trial conducted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) suggests that vandetanib, a once-daily selective oral inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth - which describes the lining of cells, extended progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with medullary thyroid cancer, Endocrine Today reports.
Improvements in diet and exercise reduce heart risk for type 2 diabetics
09/29/2010 - Lifestyle changes that include improving diet and getting more exercise are among the most important things that individuals who have type 2 diabetes can do to improve their overall health.
Blood pressure not linked to better diabetes outcomes
09/29/2010 - Doctors commonly tell their type 2 diabetes patients to closely monitor their blood pressure, as it is believed that elevated pressure may add to the workload of the heart, which may lead to poorer treatment outcomes.
Children with hypothyroidism may be able to improve the condition with a thyroid-stimulating diet
09/29/2010 - A new study reveals that a thyroid-stimulating diet rich in iron, vitamin A and iodine has been found to prevent children with subclinical hypothyroidism from advancing in their condition.
Osteoporosis becoming a major issue in Eastern European countries
09/29/2010 - Preliminary findings from an upcoming report conducted by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) reveal the state of post-fracture care in Russia and many other countries in the region. The findings were announced at the IOF Summit of Eastern European and Central Asian Osteoporosis Patient Societies.
Preliminary screening may not benefit unborn children of hypothyroid mothers
09/29/2010 - Preliminary results of the Controlled Antenatal Thyroid Screening (CATS) study did not show a benefit of screening for hypothyroidism during pregnancy on the intellectual development of children.
Study: Thyroid cancer patients with lymphocytic infiltration have less recurrences
09/29/2010 - According to the results of a study reported at the 14th International Thyroid Congress, patients with thyroid cancer who show lymphocytic infiltration - a benign cluster of lymph cells - are more likely to have a favorable outcome.
Study: Subclinical hypothyroidism may affect lipid profile
09/28/2010 - According to findings of a recent study presented at the 14th International Thyroid Congress, subclinical hypothyroidism has been shown to have an effect on patterns of lipids in the blood with resulting cardiovascular dysfunction.
Well shut down for perchlorate contamination to prevent potential hypothyroidism cases
09/28/2010 - A well was recently shut down in Marion, Massachusetts, after test results revealed a perchlorate concentration in the drinking water of 2.2 parts per billion, which slightly exceeds the maximum permissible contaminant level of 2.0. Exposure to perchlorate, which is a chemical widely used in fireworks and explosives, has been tied to hypothyroidism.
New drug may increase survival rates of anaplastic thyroid cancer patients
09/27/2010 - At the International Thyroid Congress in Paris, researchers from the University of Pisa in Italy explained their research on a study of Zybrestat in the treatment of anaplastic thyroid cancer.
Presence of thyroglobulin after radioiodine treatment may indicate recurrence of thyroid cancer
09/27/2010 - Detecting thyroglobulin (Tg) after initial surgery and radioactive iodine (131I) therapy for thyroid cancer may be predictive of an early cancer recurrence, according to a study reported at the 14th International Thyroid Congress, Doctor's Guide reports.
Pregnant women with large waistlines and high triglyceride levels risk developing gestational diabetes
09/24/2010 - According to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, a large waistline and high levels of triglyceride in a pregnant woman could indicate a risk of developing gestational diabetes.

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