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Metformin-exercise combination may be ineffective for type 2 diabetics
08/25/2011 - Both exercise and the common type 2 diabetes medication metformin are known to dramatically reduce blood sugar levels in diabetics.
Nerve-locating technique results in fewer cases of hypoparathyroidism, vocal paralysis
08/23/2011 - A small percentage of patients who receive thyroidectomies experience hoarseness, hypoparathyroidism or even vocal paralysis due to a damaged nerve. Now, a team of Turkish researchers has determined which of two nerve-locating techniques has a lower complication rate.
Type 2 diabetes shown to increase glaucoma risk
08/23/2011 - The presence of type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure may significantly increase an individual’s chances of developing glaucoma, according to a new study out of the University of Michigan.
New paper questions evidence behind common cardiovascular treatment for type 2 diabetics
08/22/2011 - People with type 2 diabetes are known to be at a significantly greater risk of suffering a heart attack, particularly if they have high cholesterol.
Researchers assess type 2 diabetes predictive qualities of BMI and waist circumference
08/19/2011 - Body mass index may be as effective a means of measuring a child's type 2 diabetes risk as looking at their waist circumference, according to a new study from a team of University of Michigan researchers.
Few men with osteoporosis-related fractures seek out treatment for bone loss
08/18/2011 - Osteoporosis affects at least 2 million American males, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), but a new investigation revealed that older men are unlikely to see primary care physicians or seek treatment for bone loss following a fracture.
Article reviews rare cardiac metastases of thyroid cancer
08/17/2011 - Even among the most virulent types of metastatic thyroid cancer, the carcinoma is very unlikely to migrate to the heart, which is why a team of Australian researchers recently compiled a list of all cardiac metastases of thyroid tumors (CMTTs) recorded in the last 130 years.
Researchers identify protein that may control appetite and blood sugar, promising improved type 2 diabetes treatments
08/17/2011 - Higher levels of a particular protein may be the key to controlling appetite and preventing unhealthy fluctuations in blood sugar and other diabetes complications, according to a new study out of New York University.
Losing a moderate amount of weight can significantly improve sexual function of men with type 2 diabetes
08/16/2011 - Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction in men, but new research suggests that simply losing a few extra pounds can help individuals regain their former levels of sexual function, as well as alleviate symptoms of incontinence.
Case study examines spread of papillary thyroid cancer to bones
08/12/2011 - Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is generally considered the most benign of all thyroid carcinomas, with a low risk of metastasis, which is one reason why a researcher from Georgetown University published a case study of a patient whose PTC was found to have spread to many skeletal sites in her body.
Sedentary lifestyles connected to type 2 diabetes
08/11/2011 - People who regularly exercise may think that they are immune to type 2 diabetes risk, but new research shows that they may still be prone to the condition if their lifestyle is otherwise sedentary.
New study ties red meat and processed meat to increased type 2 diabetes risk
08/10/2011 - A diet heavy on red meat and processed foods can significantly increase a person’s chances of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Type 2 diabetes and other metabolic risk factors may contribute to cognitive decline
08/09/2011 - Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking and obesity may significantly increase a person’s chances of developing cognitive problems later in life, according to a new study out of the University of California, Davis.
Researchers explain history of clinical concept of osteoporosis
08/09/2011 - The concept of osteoporosis as a preventable, human-centric disease is a relatively new notion with a long formative history, one that a pair of Norwegian recently spelled out in an issue of the journal Science, Technology and Human Values.
Mobile phone technology may improve type 2 diabetes treatments
08/08/2011 - Using mobile phone technology could lead to significant improvements in the ability of individuals with type 2 diabetes to control their blood sugar and other aspects of their condition, according to a new study out of the University of Maryland.
Gestational hypothyroidism carries risk of neonatal cognitive delays
08/05/2011 - A hypothyroidism diagnosis is problematic no matter what stage of life a person is in, but for pregnant women the risks can be especially great, since research indicates that children born to mothers with the thyroid disease can have intellectual delays.
Adding muscle mass may reduce type 2 diabetes risk
08/05/2011 - Losing excess fat is widely considered to be one of the most important things an obese person can do to limit their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, new research suggests that adding more muscle mass may be equally as important.
HbA1c testing accurately predicts future heart disease risk in type 2 diabetics
08/04/2011 - Type 2 diabetes is a known risk factor for heart disease, but some diabetics appear to be at greater risk than others. This can make it difficult for medical professionals to accurately forecast which of their patients need to take steps to improve their heart health.
Type 2 diabetes may lead to pregnancy complications independent of obesity
08/03/2011 - Obesity is a well-established risk factor for pregnancy complications, but what happens when the mother-to-be also has type 2 diabetes? New research suggests that the metabolic condition dramatically compounds the chances of experiencing potentially serious complications.
Hypothyroidism is linked to increased risk of coronary heart disease, death
08/03/2011 - Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and researchers from Ohio's Cleveland Clinic have announced that people with hypothyroidism - even the moderate subclinical variety - may have a higher risk of CHD and of death in general.
Dedicated coordinators improve osteoporosis care for patients in smaller communities
08/02/2011 - Having a dedicated osteoporosis coordinator may help individuals with low bone density pursue the medical attention and preventive care they need following a low-impact fracture.
Menopause plays no role in type 2 diabetes risk
08/02/2011 - Going through menopause is thought to increase a woman's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, particularly if she has one or more risk factors for the condition. But to what degree does the hormonal change actually affect diabetes risk?
Growing prevalence of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes may be behind rising liver cancer rates
08/01/2011 - Individuals with type 2 diabetes and other metabolic problems may be more likely to develop either of the two most common types of liver cancer, according to a new report published by a group of researchers from the National Cancer Institute.
Doctors update guidelines for detecting, treating hypothyroidism during pregnancy
08/01/2011 - A team of researchers associated with the American Thyroid Association (ATA) recently released a list of updated guidelines for the detection and treatment of the thyroid disease in expectant mothers.
Cholesterol medication may have big benefits for individuals with type 2 diabetes
07/28/2011 - An experimental medication designed to raise levels of HDL good cholesterol may also help individuals with type 2 diabetes improve their blood sugar control, according to a new study out of the University of Sydney.

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