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Old Anti-Inflammatory Drug May Prevent And Treat Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008
Researchers are reporting that an inexpensive anti-inflammatory drug similar to aspirin, salsalate, may prevent type 2 diabetes by lowering blood glucose 13 percent and reducing inflammation by 34 percent.

Endocrinologist Shortage Represents Significant Threat to Public Health
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008
A new analysis supports what many in the healthcare field already suspect, that demand for endocrinologists in the United States far exceeds supply, and this shortfall in medical care will only get worse in the coming years.

FDA Approves New Continuous Glucose Monitoring System
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008
Medtronic Inc said U.S. health regulators approved its blood sugar monitoring device, the CGMS iPro Recorder. The U.S. medical device maker said patients wear the device for three days, after which physicians can review the data and use the results to uncover glucose patterns.

Testosterone Reduces Visceral Fat Gain in Nonobese Older Men
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008
Researchers report, that testosterone therapy lessens the gain in visceral adipose tissue and the loss of skeletal muscle in aging men who are not obese.

Does L-Arginine Supplementation Make A Difference?
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008
Researchers have found that diabetes creates too much competition for an amino acid called L-arginine that helps blood vessels to relax.

Statins Shown To Be Ineffective In Preventing Alzheimer's Disease
Posted: Monday, February 04, 2008
"Several studies have suggested that statin users were less likely to have Alzheimer's Disease (AD), while others have not. Further, little is known about the relation of statins to the principal manifestation of AD, cognitive decline," states a recent study on the matter, which found no direct connection between the two.

Breakthrough Can Lead to New Treatments for Heart Disease, Diabetes
Posted: Friday, February 01, 2008
U of A medical researchers have found a way to reduce the amount of bad cholesterol and fatty acids that end up in the blood from food the body metabolizes, a key discovery that could lead to new drugs to treat and reverse the effects of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease related to obesity.

The Dangers of Aspirin "Resistance"
Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2008
A common blood-thinning treatment, often very effective in preventing blood clots and cardiovascular (CV) events (such as hearth attack and stroke), is the simple daily consumption of aspirin. A recent study has shown that those resistant to aspirin are much more likely to experience blood clots or CV events than those patients who are properly effected by aspirin consumption (aspirin "sensitive" patients).

Minor Leg Injuries: A Common Cause of Blood Clots
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Individuals suffering minor leg injuries are at increased risk for blood clots, a recent study shows. This risk applies primarily to deep venous thrombosis (DVT - a blood clot in the leg), and pulmonary embolisms (a clot that has traveled to the lungs) were studied as well.

New Quicker Test Developed for Respiratory Viruses
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2008
A new and more efficient test for respiratory viruses has recently been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The procedure, which uses the ProFlu+ device, simultaneously detects four respiratory ailments that often lead to influenza or pneumonia.

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