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Over One-Third of Diabetics Have Sleep Apnea
Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Study finds that older males are at especially high risk for nighttime awakenings.

Statin Use in Patients With LDLs of 40mg/dL or Less is Safe and Beneficial
Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Statins used in patients with extremely low LDL cholesterol levels are safe and may lead to improved survival, according to the results of a new study. This survival benefit of a reduced mortality of 42% was observed across multiple subgroups, including patients with LDL cholesterol levels <40mg/dL and those without documented coronary artery disease.

Stephen Covey, Presents a Patient Education Program at AADE
Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Dr. Stephen Covey, author of the bestselling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and an internationally respected leadership authority, has teamed up with The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and Bayer Diabetes Care to introduce a unique patient education tool, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Visceral Obesity A Major Metabolic Risk-Factor Regardless of BMI
Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2007
A new study shows that among individuals with the same body mass index (BMI), men with lower cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) levels had almost twice as much abdominal fat than their counterparts who were "fat and fit." The higher levels of abdominal obesity were also associated with poorer metabolic profiles, the researchers found.

Indian Herb Again Shows Promise for Diabetics
Posted: Friday, August 03, 2007
The traditional Indian herbal Salacia oblonga, can be effective for diabetics to lower blood sugars by 23% and insulin responses by 29%, says a new study from the US that helps build the science behind the herb.

Taking Statins May Increase Cancer Risk
Posted: Friday, August 03, 2007
Lowering cholesterol with statins may slightly increase the risk of cancer, a study suggests more moderate doses.

Even Diet Soft Drinks Are Associated With An Increased Risk of Heart Disease
Posted: Friday, August 03, 2007
Diet soft drinks are lower in calories, but are still associated with a greater risk of heart disease as are sugar-laden sodas, according to a new study.

Both Diabetes TZD Drugs 'Pose Heart Risk'
Posted: Friday, August 03, 2007
Rosiglitazone and pioglitazone, both drugs commonly prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes double the risk of heart failure, a study of data on more than 78,000 patients suggests.

Patient Compliance Improves Through 'Motivational Interviewing
Posted: Friday, August 03, 2007
Patients often resist the advice of health care providers and thus neglect what is in their best interests. But research found that exploring a patient's motivation for resistance, through a process call motivational interviewing, can greatly increase compliance.

FDA To Ask If Avandia Should Stay In The Market
Posted: Friday, August 03, 2007
The FDA will ask outside advisers if GlaxoSmithKline Plc's diabetes drug Avandia should stay on the market or be subject to new warnings or limits.

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