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Moving to better neighborhoods may help individuals lower their type 2 diabetes risk
10/20/2011 - 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
10/18/2011 - 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
10/17/2011 - 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
10/17/2011 - 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
10/14/2011 - 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
10/13/2011 - 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?
10/12/2011 - 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
10/12/2011 - 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
10/11/2011 - 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.
Disease management shown to be effective tool for glucose regulation in type 2 diabetics
10/11/2011 - 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
10/10/2011 - 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
10/10/2011 - 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
10/07/2011 - 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.
More screen time associated with poorer glucose regulation in type 1 diabetics
10/06/2011 - Type 1 diabetics who get more screen time each day may have poorer blood sugar regulation than those who spend less time in front of the TV and computer, according to a new study from a team of German researchers.
Ectopic thyroid cancer is rare, but not beyond the realm of possibility
10/05/2011 - 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
10/05/2011 - 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
10/04/2011 - 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
10/04/2011 - 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
10/03/2011 - 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
10/03/2011 - 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.
PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome boosts risk of thyroid cancer, even in childhood
09/29/2011 - Among people with phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) hamartoma tumor syndrome (PHTS), the lifetime risk of developing thyroid cancer is much higher - even in childhood, according to a recent set of case studies.
Study determines potential cause for diabetes-cancer link
09/29/2011 - Individuals with type 2 diabetes are known to be at a higher risk for developing certain forms of cancer. However, medical professionals have been largely unclear on some of the potential causes for this correlation.
Researchers find cellular abnormalities cause some people's bodies to store more fat, putting them at risk for type 2 diabetes
09/28/2011 - Dysfunctions in the fat cells of some individuals may predispose them to obesity, type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders, according to a new study from a team of Swedish researchers. They said they hope their findings could lead to the development of new therapies that target these irregularities.
Improving type 2 diabetes treatment outcomes may be key to controlling healthcare costs
09/27/2011 - Lowering healthcare costs while improving treatment outcomes are among the top concerns of medical professionals and lawmakers at the moment. Improving the care of individuals with type 2 diabetes may be one of the most effective areas to begin addressing these problems.
Asthma linked to poorer blood sugar management in children with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes
09/26/2011 - Children who suffer from asthma and type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes may be more likely to have poorly regulated blood sugar levels, according to a new study.

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