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New research, funded by Hope Against Cancer and published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that cancer mortality in people with type 2 diabetes substantially higher than the general population, by 18% for all cancers combined, 9% for breast cancer and 2.4 times for colorectal cancer.
R. Scott Struthers, Ph.D., has been awarded the Endocrine Society’s John D. Baxter Prize for Entrepreneurship for his contributions to drug discovery and development programs for endocrine diseases, the Society announced today.
Navigating health care is hard enough when English is your first language—imagine the difficulty when American Sign is your first language. How can we bridge the linguistic and cultural gaps needed to better care for patients? University of Utah Health is proud to present Language of Care, an incredible short film of how a community of Deaf patients are breaking barriers by co-designing their own care with U of U Health researchers.
Historic redlining and other racist policies have led to present-day racial and economic segregation and disinvestment in many cities across the United States.
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is encouraged by the recent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announcement to solicit comment on USPSTF’s draft research plan on screening for kidney diseases. This development follows more than a decade of advocacy in support of more kidney health screening by ASN and other stakeholders dedicated to intervening earlier to slow or stop the progression of kidney diseases.
High blood pressure and diabetes are known risk factors for stroke, but now a new study shows that the amount of risk may decrease as people age. The study is published in the January 18, 2023, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Cedars-Sinai has appointed Michael E. Farkouh, MD, MSc, as associate dean for Research and Clinical Trials and professor of Cardiology, effective March 1, 2023. A clinical cardiologist and epidemiologist, Farkouh is internationally known for his academic leadership and distinguished record of diabetes and cardiovascular disease clinical trials.
Nitrites and nitrates occur naturally in water and soil and are commonly ingested from drinking water and dietary sources. They are also used as food additives to increase shelf life. A study published on January 17th in PLOS Medicine suggests an association between dietary exposure to nitrites and risk of type 2 diabetes.
Researchers at Michigan Medicine have discovered that a high-fat diet promotes an early inflammatory response in the brains of mice through an immune pathway linked to diabetes and neurologic diseases, suggesting a possible bridge between metabolic dysfunction and cognitive impairment.
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Foundation congratulates Edmund Arthur, OD, PhD, the 2023 recipient of the Genentech Career Development Award for Underrepresented Minority (URM) Emerging Vision Scientists. Arthur will receive a two-year grant totaling $100,000 to support research and personnel costs for establishing an independent vision research program.
Scientists at Ningbo University, China have identified biomarkers that could provide an early warning system for three common and dangerous pregnancy complications: pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, and a liver condition called intrahepatic cholestasis.
Being affected by several cardiometabolic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke, is linked to a greatly increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a defect in an enzyme called APT1 interferes with the ability to secrete insulin, contributing to the development of Type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight or obese.
A study from Keck Medicine of USC published today in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology found that eating fast food is associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a potentially life-threatening condition in which fat builds up in the liver.
A newly published study from York University sheds light on the biological underpinnings in sex differences in obesity-related disease, with researchers observing “striking” differences in the cells that build blood vessels in the fatty tissue of male versus female mice.
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The risk for poor glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes can be predicted with confidence by using machine learning methods, a new study from Finland finds.
Stuart Therapeutics, Inc. announces that it has expanded its drug development pipeline, adding programs in diabetic macular edema and myopia.
Millennials face a greater risk of ischemic stroke death than Generation X, according to a Rutgers study.
Insulin is an essential hormone for humans and many other living creatures. Its best-known task is to regulate sugar metabolism. How it does this job is well understood.
Obesity and metabolic diseases, such as diabetes, are extremely common in the United States.
Recent evidence has emerged to suggest that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a clinical risk factor for increased risk for infection and mortality.
New research published in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology has revealed a link between maternal diabetes during pregnancy and a range of neurodevelopmental conditions in children—including autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), developmental delay, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy.
Drinking two or more cups of coffee a day was associated with twice the risk of death from cardiovascular disease among people with severe hypertension compared to non-coffee drinkers, in a study of more than 18,600 men and women in Japan.
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Algal blooms or cylindrospermopsin, exacerbated by climate change, shown to have a connection with several adverse health effects.
Diabetes is a leading cause of death in the United States. In 2020, Healthy Paso Del Norte reported that in El Paso, where nearly 82% of the population is Hispanic or Latino, 16.9% were diagnosed with diabetes. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, Hispanics were 1.3 times more likely than non-Hispanic whites to die from diabetes in 2018, and Hispanic adults are 70 percent more likely than non-Hispanic white adults to be diagnosed with diabetes.
For the first time in Thailand, a research team from Chula’s Faculty of Veterinary Science (CUVET) is the first to have successfully developed a method to culture dog pancreatic cells from stem cells and cell transplantation technology. They aim to test the method in the lab and sick animals suffering from diabetes.
Metformin, the most prescribed drug for treating diabetes mellitus, known as type 2 diabetes, requires the presence of the growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15) —a protein whose expression increases in response to cellular stress— to present its antidiabetic effects.
Researchers have uncovered a protein produced by the immune system, suPAR, that causes atherosclerosis. Investigators say it's the first immune target to treat cardiovascular disease, which affects over 1 billion people worldwide. Researchers believe treatment could be developed within five years.
Wearable fitness devices offer new insights into the relationship between physical activity and type 2 diabetes, according to a new analysis of the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program data published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
A randomized controlled trial of more than 100 persons with type 2 diabetes found that a low-carbohydrate, high-fat, calorie unrestricted diet helped patients achieve better weight loss and glucose control over a 6-month intervention compared to a high-carb, low-fat diet. The changes were not sustained 3 months after the intervention, suggesting a need for long-term dietary changes to maintain meaningful health benefits. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
New research suggests that former professional football players may face accelerated aging, despite past research showing they have life spans similar or longer than the general population In the new study, retired football players reported shorter health spans — defined as years free of disease – than men in the general population Two age-related diseases — arthritis and dementia — were found more commonly among former football players, compared with men of the same age in the general population Additionally, hypertension and diabetes were more common among younger former players, those ages 25 to 29, compared with same-age men from the general population. The results warrant further study to define the biochemical, cellular, and physiologic mechanisms behind premature aging in former football players
Researchers from the Liston lab, at the Babraham Institute, have recently published a preventative therapeutic for diabetes in mice.
While use of insulin pumps to manage type 1 diabetes has grown over 20 years, there has been no improvement in racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in their use.
“Horror story” should spark state response, but does not amputations jumped 84 percent in decade leading up to the pandemic, jumped even more since cases of diabetes-linked blindness, dialysis soar as well state refuses to fund evidence-based self-care programs proven to lower diabetes risks, which would save thousands of lives and billions of tax dollars
A largescale new study offers a new approach to treating in type 2 diabetes - that puts patients in charge of their own medication.
Teens with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) who took bromocriptine, a medication used to treat Parkinson’s disease and Type 2 diabetes, had lower blood pressure and less stiff arteries after one month of treatment compared to those who did not take the medicine, according to a small study published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal.
Regenstrief Institute Research Scientist April Savoy, PhD, a human factors engineer and health services researcher, is developing and testing user-friendly health information tools and technology designed to enhance accessibility and value to older adults with both diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, and their caregivers.
With low or no-carbohydrate diets rising in popularity in recent times, the humble potato is now regularly overlooked in favour of other vegetables.
Compared with team-based care alone, the addition of a computerized clinical decision support system (CDSS) significantly reduced cardiovascular risk factors in patients with diabetes.
Dapagliflozin, a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, reduced the risk for hospitalization for any cause in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) with and without type 2 diabetes.
Renalytix plc (NASDAQ: RNLX) (LSE: RENX) announces the publication of new real-world evidence (RWE) in Primary Care and Community Health demonstrating the Company’s KidneyIntelX bioprognostic™ test resulted in changed clinical decision making for patients in the early-stage of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) being cared for within the Mount Sinai Health System’s Population Health Ambulatory Pharmacy and Condition Management programs.
Children living with type 1 diabetes miss an average of nine more sessions of school a year compared to children without the condition, a new study led by Cardiff University has found.
As the Christmas season starts to ramp up, University of South Australia researchers are reminding people to prioritise a good night’s sleep as new research shows that a troubled sleep may be associated with risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai announced today the appointment of two new Laureates as part of its Biomedical Laureates Program, bringing the total to five appointments for this year and furthering its institutional commitment to broadening faculty diversity and mentorship opportunities.
A study is the first to use a large range of instruments/ tools and include older adults from many ethnic groups to determine factors affecting their physical activity. Results showed that age, education, social network, pain and depression accounted for a statistically significant proportion of unique variance in physical activity in this diverse older population living independently. Those who reported lower physical activity tended to be older, have less years of education and reported lower social engagement, networking, resilience, mental health, self-health rating, and higher levels of depression, anxiety, pain, and body mass index compared to the moderate to high physical activity groups.