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Gestational Diabetes: A Risk Factor for Autism?
05/19/2015 - Women who develop gestational diabetes early in their pregnancy have a slightly higher risk of having a child diagnosed with autism, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Learn the best ways to manage diabetes if you're diagnosed during pregnancy.
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) and Hormone Health
05/11/2015 - Endocrine disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, are chemicals that act the same as, block, or change the way that natural hormones act in the body. Learn more about EDCs and how you can avoid exposure to these chemicals.
Weight Loss Surgery Before Pregnancy Lowers Risk for Gestational Diabetes
05/05/2015 - Women who undergo weight loss surgery (or bariatric surgery) before becoming pregnant have a lower chance of developing gestational diabetes and giving birth to large babies, according to a recent study. Learn more about the study and the results.
Earlier Age at Menopause Linked to Chemicals in Common Household Products and the Environment
05/03/2015 - Women with high levels of certain chemicals in their body experience menopause 2 to 4 years earlier than women with lower levels of chemicals known as endocrine-disrupting chemicals. These chemicals are found in the environment as well as common household items and beauty products.
t:flex™ Large Capacity Insulin Pump for Diabetes is Available
05/02/2015 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the t:flex™ insulin pump for marketing. The pump, manufactured by Tandem Diabetes Care, can store the largest amount of insulin (480 units) of any pump available in the United States.
Depression Is Common in Children with Obesity
04/23/2015 - More than one-quarter to one-third of children who have obesity and enter weight management programs, also have depression, according to 2 recent studies.
Depression, Anxiety, and Eating Disorders Are Common in Teens and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes
04/20/2015 - Managing type 1 diabetes during the teenage years is challenging. Physical changes, social pressures, and stress can make it harder for teenagers and young adults to control their blood sugar levels.
Hormone Therapy Is Safe in Transgender Adults When Carefully Monitored
04/05/2015 - This review of current studies suggests that transgender hormone therapy is relatively safe for most people. The harms that do exist are relatively rare and can often be avoided with monitoring.
Adult Obesity Treated Using New FDA-approved Device
03/18/2015 - VBLOC vagal blocking therapy delivered via the Maestro System (EnteroMedics Inc., Minneapolis, MN) is now approved to treat adults with obesity. Learn about the device, how it works, side effects, and study results.
Saxenda FDA-approved for Chronic Weight Management
03/18/2015 - Saxenda (liraglutide injection) is now approved for chronic weight management in addition to a reduced-calorie diet and physical activity in adults who are obese or who are overweight and have at least 1 weight-related condition.
Artificial Pancreas Is Being Tested for Overnight Use in Type 1 Diabetes
03/17/2015 - A big challenge for people with type 1 diabetes is managing blood sugar (or glucose) levels when they are asleep. Dips in blood sugar levels overnight may go unrecognized and can lead to serious consequences, including seizures and coma or, in rare cases, death.
Vyvanse® Approved for Binge-Eating Disorder in Adults
02/25/2015 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently expanded the approved uses of Vyvanse® (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) to include treatment of moderate-to-severe binge-eating disorder (BED) in adults.
Diabetes in Middle-Age Linked to Memory and Cognitive Problems 20 Years Later
01/14/2015 - People who develop diabetes or prediabetes in middle-age are more likely to have memory and cognitive problems over the next 20 years compared to people without diabetes in midlife, according to a study in the December 2 Annals of Internal Medicine.
New study links BPA exposure to increased risk of type 2 diabetes
10/24/2011 - High levels of exposure to the chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA as it is commonly known, may increase a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
Researchers find link between gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes
10/23/2011 - African American women may be significantly more likely to develop type 2 diabetes at some point in their lives if they experience gestational diabetes while they are pregnant, according to a new study from a team of Kaiser Permanente researchers.
Moving to better neighborhoods may help individuals lower their type 2 diabetes risk
10/19/2011 - Simply moving to a more prosperous community may help individuals significantly reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and obesity, according to a new study out of the University of Chicago.
Neural stem cell transplants may improve type 1 diabetes treatments
10/17/2011 - Transplanting a patient's neural stem cells to their pancreas may be a viable treatment for type 1 diabetes, according to a new study from a team of Japanese researchers.
Radioactive iodine therapy can improve survival for thyroid cancer patients with bone tumors
10/16/2011 - Thyroid cancer that has spread throughout the body can dramatically worsen a patient's prognosis, but new research suggests that in the case of bone metastases, radioactive iodine (I-131) therapy may be a reliable treatment.
Researchers identify molecular pathway that may become target of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes medications
10/16/2011 - There are many causes of both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Now, a team of researchers from Stanford University may have found a common treatment for both disorders.
Among women, osteoporotic hip fracture dramatically increases risk of death within one year
10/13/2011 - It is well established that hip fractures can increase mortality among osteoporosis patients, but a new study conducted in Oregon found that this injury puts elderly women at a much greater risk of death within the year following the fracture.
Many clinical practice guidelines for treating type 2 diabetes may be influenced by industry
10/12/2011 - Clinical practice guidelines are used by millions of doctors across the country to treat their type 2 diabetes patients, but a new analysis suggests that many of them are influenced by industry, as most of their authors have conflicts of interest.
How is pregnancy-related hypothyroidism treated in China?
10/11/2011 - While prenatal hypothyroidism is about as common in China as it is in the U.S., cultural and demographic differences mean that the two nations deal with the condition in divergent ways, although that is beginning to change.
New guidelines suggest continuous glucose monitoring may be beneficial to type 1 diabetics
10/11/2011 - Continuous glucose monitoring technology has come a long way in recent years and thanks to this progress the Endocrine Society is now saying that it can be a useful tool for managing blood sugar levels in certain individuals with type 1 diabetes.
Break me twice, shame on you: Among osteoporotic men, first vertebral fracture boosts risk of second
10/10/2011 - Data presented at the annual conference of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) indicates that male osteoporosis patients who suffer one vertebral pressure fracture have a significantly increased risk of experiencing another.
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