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Molecular imaging could improve thyroid cancer detection and treatment
09/03/2010 - A series of studies published in the latest issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine show that molecular imaging plays a critical role in the evaluation and treatment of a spectrum of cancers, including thyroid cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, Hodgkin lymphoma and non-small cell lung cancer, Health Imaging reports.
Film critic Roger Ebert survives thyroid cancer and publishes cookbook
09/02/2010 - Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2002. However, today he is feeling well and releasing a cookbook.
Gastric bypass may help regulate insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetics
09/02/2010 - Research presented at the Endocrine Society's 92nd annual meeting has revealed that gastric bypass surgery could potentially benefit patients with type 2 diabetes.
Medical company releases new tool for spinal surgery
09/02/2010 - Spinal compression fractures are often caused by osteoporosis, a disease of low bone strength that affects an estimated 10 million Americans. In order to heal these fractures, doctors can perform kyphoplasty, which is a surgical procedure involving a small balloon that is used to create a cavity in the vertebrae. Bone cement is then delivered into the cavity to stabilize the spinal fracture.
Type 2 diabetes and socioeconomic status may be linked in black women
09/01/2010 - A research team at Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center have found a link between socioeconomic status and the risk for type 2 diabetes in African American women.
Certain thyroid cancers have higher incidence of nodal metastases
09/01/2010 - A recent study published in Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery suggests that malignant central nodal metastases - cancer that spreads to lymph nodes - are more likely to occur in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma than those with follicular variant papillary thyroid carcinoma.
Study: "Sprouty" protein may cause osteoporosis
09/01/2010 - In the latest edition of The FASEB Journal, researchers from the Maine Medical Center Research Institute record their discovery of a new protein that is responsible for regulating body fat and bone mass, which they named Sprouty.
Kidney damage may increase the mortality rate of type 1 diabetes patients
09/01/2010 - According to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, type 1 diabetes patients who have early and asymptomatic kidney damage may have a higher rate of mortality.
Surgical procedure may result in better glucose control for type 2 diabetics
08/27/2010 - Doctors at Allegheny General Hospital in Pennsylvania have discovered a link between the central nervous system and the development of type 2 diabetes.
Gene variants associated with risk for type 1 diabetes may also be protective
08/27/2010 - Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine report that gene variants associated with an increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes may actually have some beneficial qualities.
Study: BPA exposure may lead to thyroid hormone changes in men
08/27/2010 - An international group of researchers from the Peninsula Medical School and the University of Exeter recently identified changes in sex hormones that are associated with bisphenol A (BPA) in men. BPA, which has also been associated with thyroid hormone disruption, is a chemical commonly used in food and drink containers.
Proper nutrition may prevent osteoporosis as well as jaw and teeth problems
08/27/2010 - Many people know of the spine and hip fracture risks that are associated with osteoporosis, although few may be aware that the condition can affect teeth and jaw bone as well. Brushing twice daily, flossing and undergoing yearly dentist check-ups are beneficial; however, there are several other steps people can take to prevent oral diseases and bone decay.
Child abuse may increase risks of osteoporosis in adulthood
08/27/2010 - According to a new study, physical, sexual or psychological trauma suffered in childhood may lead to a weakened immune system later in life. Adults with weakened immune systems often suffer from poor bone and heart health, as well as a number of other bodily issues.
Mayo Clinic creates four new anaplastic thyroid cancer cell lines for research
08/27/2010 - Several years ago, scientists from the Mayo Clinic discovered that the laboratory samples of anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) that they were using for research were from some other type of cancer. The researchers then set out to create a new set of laboratory ATC cells, derived from tumors donated by patients.
Evidence found linking type 2 diabetes and many cancers
08/26/2010 - Experts at the American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society have revealed emerging evidence that connects type 2 diabetes and the incidence of cancer.
Children with bowel disease may have increased risk of developing osteoporosis
08/26/2010 - Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of chronic inflammatory conditions such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis that affect the intestinal tract. A new study suggests that children with IBD may be at risk for low bone mineral density (BMD).
Obesity and weight gain later in life may increase risk for type 2 diabetes
08/26/2010 - A study published in the June issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that people over age 65 who are obese, carry excess fat around the waist or gain weight later in life have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes.
Australian celebrity opens up about thyroid cancer diagnosis and recovery
08/26/2010 - Mark Holden, former Australian Idol judge and 1970s pop music star, recently spoke to the media about his battle with thyroid cancer. The 56-year-old was diagnosed earlier this year after discovering a lump in his neck last September, Australian Women's Weekly (AWW) reports.
Researchers explore whether type 2 diabetes induces the development of cancer
08/25/2010 - Swedish researchers have set out to determine why individuals with type 2 diabetes seem to have a higher risk of developing cancer.
Scientists compare risk of two medications for type 2 diabetes
08/25/2010 - Research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes has revealed that the risk of heart disease and death were similar for type 2 diabetes patients who took either rosiglitazone or pioglitazone.
Advanced treatment has reduced death rate from type 1 diabetes
08/24/2010 - A study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health reports that advanced treatment and care have reduced the overall death rates of patients with type 1 diabetes.
Soy isoflavones may increase bone health
08/24/2010 - Most people are aware that milk and dairy products provide calcium and vitamin D, which promote bone strength. However, a number of other natural compounds in foods might help strengthen bones as well.
Study: Thyroid function related to bone density
08/24/2010 - A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reveals that healthy postmenopausal women with slightly elevated levels of thyroid function are at a higher risk for low bone mineral density (BMD) and therefore fractures.
Research reveals 12 genomic regions associated with type 2 diabetes
08/24/2010 - Scientists from the University of Michigan have found 12 regions of the genome that have DNA variants associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
Actress Catherine Bell beat thyroid cancer to become TV star
08/23/2010 - Catherine Bell is an actress, wife and the mother of her second child. The starlet has appeared on hit television shows such as Sugar and Spice, JAG and, most recently, Army Wives. However, Bell's toughest role is that of cancer survivor.

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