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Type 1 diabetes indicator is different in African-American and Caucasian children
09/24/2010 - A recent study conducted at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans has reported that the hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) response to blood glucose is different in African-American and Caucasian children with type 1 diabetes.
New laser technology may assist in the diagnosis of osteoporosis
09/23/2010 - According to an article in the current issue of Chemical and Engineering News, portable devices that use a laser beam to probe bones, teeth and other parts of the body for early signs of diseases such as osteoporosis and tooth-decay have recently been invented.
Hyperthyroidism may be associated with insulin resistance
09/23/2010 - A recent study presented at the International Thyroid Congress suggests that endogenous subclinical types of hyperthyroidism may have a larger metabolic effect on insulin resistance than the exogenous type of the condition.
Genetic factor may contribute to risk of osteoporosis
09/23/2010 - Scientists from the University of Barcelona (UB) have discovered that the genetic variant 677C>T, which is a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), may be linked to osteoporotic vertebral fractures.
Mothers who breastfeed may reduce their chance of developing type 2 diabetes
09/23/2010 - Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have discovered that mothers who do not breastfeed their children may have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
Women who develop type 2 diabetes before pregnancy are at risk for birth complications
09/23/2010 - According to Canadian researchers from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and the Women's College Hospital, nearly 50 percent of women who have type 2 diabetes before pregnancy have a potentially avoidable Caesarean section. Complications during pregnancy are becoming more common among women who develop diabetes during childbearing age.
Study finds that paratracheal lymph nodes may help in determining thyroiditis
09/23/2010 - At the 14th International Thyroid Congress, scientists from the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital in Turkey displayed their research on paratracheal lymph nodes and their value in sonograph findings of thyroiditis, which is an inflammation of the thyroid gland.
Hyperglycemia during acute illness could indicate risk for type 2 diabetes
09/22/2010 - A patient who experiences hyperglycemia during a critical illness may be in danger of developing type 2 diabetes. A new study published in the journal Critical Care has revealed that there may be a significant association between hyperglycemia during acute illness and the future development of diabetes or glucose intolerance.
French Polynesians who were exposed to nuclear waste may be at risk for thyroid cancer
09/22/2010 - Researchers from the Institut Gustave Roussy in Paris recently announced that Polynesians who were exposed to fallout from France's atmospheric nuclear tests in the South Pacific face a low risk of developing thyroid cancer, the Associated Press reports. France carried out 41 atmospheric tests in French Polynesia between 1966 and 1975 before conducting all further blasts underground.
New online resource assesses an individual's risk for type 2 diabetes
09/22/2010 - A team of researchers from the University of Leicester in the UK has developed an easy assessment of type 2 diabetes risk that is available to people online.
Vitamin D deficiency may lead to osteoporosis
09/22/2010 - New research suggests that increased vitamin D intake, especially in the form of vitamin D3, may contribute to improved bone strength, according to the Vitamin D Council. Those who do not get enough of the nutrient, such as Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently revealed that she suffers from osteopenia as a result of vitamin D deficiency, may develop more serious conditions such as osteoporosis.
Survey: Busy lifestyles may keep type 2 diabetics from taking insulin as prescribed
09/22/2010 - According to the Global Attitudes of Patients and Physicians in Insulin Therapy (GAPP) study, more than one in three patients with type 2 diabetes fail to take their insulin as prescribed.
Type 2 diabetes patients may benefit from cholesterol testing
09/22/2010 - According to health officials, patients with type 2 diabetes would greatly benefit from receiving a cholesterol test.
Biological clock protein may be tied to type 2 diabetes
09/22/2010 - A protein that regulates the biological clock in mammals may also regulate glucose production in the liver. According to scientists at the University of California, San Diego, changing the levels of this protein has been shown to improve the health of diabetic mice.
Study shows that Holocaust survivors have increased risk for osteoporosis
09/21/2010 - Osteoporosis, which is described as the weakening of bones, can be a result of starvation and emotional stress. These findings were reported in a recent study conducted by Dr Iris Vered of the Endocrine Institute at the Tel Hashomer Hospital in Israel, the Jerusalem Post reports.
Hyperthyroidism may lead to increased osteoporosis risk in premenopausal women
09/21/2010 - The most recent issues of Nutrition & Metabolism features a study on hyperthyroidism and its relation to reduced bone mineral density (BMD) and increased fracture risk in postmenopausal women. Researchers from the Department of Endocrinology at the National University Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark found that thyroid hormones and thyroid autoantibodies may have an effect on BMD in premenopausal women.
New drug could help those with aggressive thyroid cancer
09/21/2010 - A recent study published in The Lancet Oncology reveals that the drug pazopanib may help patients with metastatic, rapidly progressing thyroid cancers.
New molecular test may prevent unnecessary surgery in patients with benign thyroid nodules
09/21/2010 - At this year's International Thyroid Congress, Veracyte - a molecular diagnostics company - announced that its fine needle aspirates (FNA) test determined thyroid nodules as benign with a high degree of accuracy, which could help thousands of patients each year avoid surgery.
Individuals who have spinal fractures may be at a greater risk for hip bone breaks
09/21/2010 - At the 2010 Annual Congress of the Spine Society of Europe, researchers from Helsinki University Central Hospital in Finland explained the results of a study they conducted on bone fractures. Their research concluded that a vertebral fracture that substantially reduces body height should alert orthopedic surgeons of a patient's risk for a hip fracture.
New drug developed that may help people with type 2 diabetes
09/21/2010 - Australian scientists have found a drug that may potentially be useful in helping to treat type 2 diabetes.
Unique class of blood markers found in type 2 diabetics
09/21/2010 - A study published in Circulation Research: Journal of the American Heart Association has revealed that people who have type 2 diabetes may have different blood levels of some ribonucleic acids (RNAs) than non-diabetic individuals.
Prevalence of type 2 diabetes and obesity rising in California
09/21/2010 - According to a recent study, the majority of adults in California classify as obese or overweight and more than 2 million individuals have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Thyroid cancer patients are increasingly using alternative therapies
09/17/2010 - In a report presented during the recent International Thyroid Congress, researchers from Boston University (BU) Medical Center found that more than 80 percent of patients with thyroid cancer report using some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy. However, for 18 percent of those individuals, their CAM use was neither known nor prescribed by their physician, and their physician did not ask them about it, Endocrine Today reports.
Bariatric surgery before pregnancy may increase risk for gestational diabetes
09/17/2010 - A recent study published in the August issue of The Journal of the American College of Surgeons reveals that obese women who undergo bariatric surgery before pregnancy have three times the risk of developing gestational diabetes.
Study links obesity and type 2 diabetes to infertility in women
09/14/2010 - Insulin resistance - defined by persistently elevated levels of insulin and the abnormal regulation of blood sugar - is a common characteristic of type 2 diabetes. According to a recent study, it is also a feature of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is the most common cause of infertility and affects up to one in 10 women.

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