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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.
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.
Disease management shown to be effective tool for glucose regulation in type 2 diabetics
10/10/2011 - In order to control the rising cost of treating type 2 diabetes and improve the health of individuals with the condition, experts say diabetics need to be prepared to care for themselves.
Researchers uncover link between breast cancer treatment and type 2 diabetes
10/09/2011 - Tamoxifen is one of the most widely prescribed drugs to prevent a recurrence of breast cancer in women who have been treated for the condition, but new research suggests that the drug may contribute to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Osteoporosis drug may extend survival in older, not younger, breast cancer patients
10/09/2011 - Though initially approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use among osteoporosis patients, zoledronic acid may double as a life-extending therapy for older women with breast cancer.
Scientists pinpoint gene that carries osteoporosis risk
10/06/2011 - While heredity is known to play a major role in an individual's likelihood of developing osteoporosis, until recently scientists could only point to a handful of genes that appear to confer this risk. However, all that has begun to change.
Ectopic thyroid cancer is rare, but not beyond the realm of possibility
10/04/2011 - In infrequent cases, clumps of thyroid cells can develop from birth in bodily sites other than the gland itself. Called ectopic thyroid, this tissue is subject to cancer just like any other organ, leading in rare instances to ectopic thyroid cancer (ETC).
Researchers to investigate female hormone's role in metabolic processes
10/04/2011 - Estradiol, a hormone similar to estrogen that is commonly associated with female functions, may play an important role in the metabolic health of both men and women, and a team of researchers is trying to determine whether or not it can be connected to the development of type 2 diabetes.
Osteoporosis drug may double as pain reliever for metastasized prostate cancer
10/03/2011 - While bisphosphonates are currently prescribed as a treatment for osteoporosis, one variety of the medication may soon be repurposed as a pain reliever for prostate cancer patients with bone metastases.
Shift work may cause hormonal changes that increase type 2 diabetes risk
10/03/2011 - Working an overnight shift may cause metabolic changes in individuals that make them more prone to obesity, putting them at risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
Too little blood-borne adiponectin may boost risk of thyroid cancer
10/02/2011 - Research conducted by a team of Greek and American endocrinologists has revealed that too little of the metabolic protein adiponectin in the blood may increase the likelihood of thyroid cancer, while higher levels may entail a lower-than-average risk of the disease.
New study explains why different types of fat have different health effects
10/02/2011 - Saturated fats activate a key metabolic pathway associated with the development of type 2 diabetes, while polyunsaturated fats like omega-3s shut this pathway down, according to a new study from a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego.

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