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Article ID: 697659

Diabetes during Pregnancy May Increase Baby’s Heart Disease Risk

American Physiological Society (APS)

Gestational diabetes may increase the risk of blood vessel dysfunction and heart disease in offspring by altering a smooth muscle protein responsible for blood vessel network formation. Understanding of the protein’s function in fetal cells may improve early detection of disease in children. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology.

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Article ID: 697587

Low/No Calorie Soft Drinks Improve Outcomes in Advanced Colon Cancer Patients

Yale Cancer Center

Drinking artificially-sweetened beverages is associated with a significantly lower risk of colon cancer recurrence and cancer death, a team of investigators led by a Yale Cancer Center scientist has found. The study was published today in the journal The Public Library of Science One.

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18-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697540

BBQ Breakdown: How Summertime Staples Can Impact Your Health

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

With the 4th of July in the rearview mirror and Labor Day coming down the pike, barbecue season is in full swing. Though some may prefer meatless options like veggie burgers or grilled portabellas, summertime staples like hot dogs and hamburgers still occupy a good bit of that paper plate real estate. In fact, July has been named National Hot Dog Month by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council and today, July 18, marks this year’s National Hot Dog Day. While these classics have been the center piece of many American BBQs for decades, the harsh reality is that they remain some of the unhealthiest choices. Despite these known risks coming from clinicians, and data from organizations such as the World Health Organizations (WHO), which reported in 2015 that processed meat was linked to an increase in cancer risk, these items are not likely to disappear from party menus. So while moderation is king, we asked Penn experts in nutrition to dissect some typical barbecue fare to show just how

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18-Jul-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697546

In August: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Celebrates Fifth Annual Kids Eat Right Month™

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

August is Kids Eat Right Month™, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation focus on the importance of healthful eating and active lifestyles for children and their families.

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18-Jul-2018 4:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696914

Survey Paints Mixed View of New Yorkers’ Health

NYU Langone Health

New Yorkers are getting heavier. And, like people across the country, many have difficulty sleeping and are suffering from depression. Diabetes rates in NYC remain high and racial and ethnic disparities persist.

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2-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697013

Gaps in Health Insurance Linked to Five-Fold Increase in Hospital Stays & ER Visits for Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study finds that one in four working-age adults with type 1 diabetes had at least one gap of at least 30 days in their private health insurance, within an average of a three-year period. A temporary loss of coverage had a sizable impact on the patients’ use of health care once they got insurance again.

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Article ID: 697131

Human clinical trial reveals verapamil as an effective Type 1 diabetes therapy

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Verapamil, a widely used blood pressure medication, has been found to help promote insulin production in adult subjects with recent-onset Type 1 diabetes by preserving beta cell function, when added to a standard insulin regimen. The findings mark the first effective, non-immunosuppressive therapeutic approach discovered to help target loss of beta cell function in Type 1 diabetes.

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Article ID: 697142

Path to Successful Diabetes Drug Trial Began with Simple Question

University of Alabama at Birmingham

• The ultimate goal of basic biomedical research is to better the lives of patients through prevention, control or cure of disease. • Crossing that gap between the lab and bedside is difficult to achieve. • One great need for better treatment is diabetes, a disorder that afflicts one of every 10 U.S. adults and doubles the risk of early death.

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Wake Forest Baptist Awarded $8 Million to Study Lifestyle Intervention for Type 2 Diabetes

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $8 million to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to study cognitive decline and impairment in older adults with type 2 diabetes who are overweight or obese.

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9-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697044

The Rising Price of Medicare Part D’s 10 Most Costly Medications

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego have found that the cost for the 10 “highest spend” medications in Medicare Part D — the U.S. federal government’s primary prescription drug benefit for older citizens — rose almost one-third between 2011 and 2015, even as the number of persons using these drugs dropped by the same amount.

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