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Marijuana Compound May Help Stop Diabetic Retinopathy
Posted: Friday, March 17, 2006
A compound found in marijuana won’t make you high but it may help keep your eyes healthy if you’re a diabetic, researchers say.

Seaweed Bubbles May Fight Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2006
Encapsulating insulin producing cells in tiny seaweed bubbles and injecting them into people with type1 diabetes could one day remove the need for daily insulin injections.

New Diabetes Drugs In the Pipeline
Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2006
Six new pharma treatment strategies in controlling diabetes.

The complexity of glucose metabolism and the number of cellular processes affected by diabetes provides ample space for new drug targets and for first-in-class molecules. Some of them have reached or are close to early clinical development in type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Reduces Cognitive Ability in Middle Age
Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2005
Other studies have demonstrated poorer cognitive function in order adults with type 2 diabetes, but a new study extends this also to middle-aged adults also

Skimmed Milk Cuts Hypertension Risk
Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2005
Drinking skimmed milk can cut the risk of high blood pressure by half, according to a large new study from Spain.

“A diet rich in low-fat dairy products resulted in a greater decrease in blood pressure than did a low-fat comparison diet, which supports the beneficial effect of low-fat dairy consumption for the prevention of hypertension.”



Research Brings the Artificial Pancreas One Step Closer
Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2005
New Artificial Pancreas invented that can measure glucose and inject insulin.


Vaccine May Prevent Onset Of Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Melbourne researchers have developed a nasal insulin vaccine that could prevent the onset of disease in high-risk children. it would eventually be possible to screen babies at birth, then determine at-risk babies and could give them the vaccine early to stop the disease process starting.


New Theory Explains Diabetic Damage To Eyes, Heart, Nerves, and Kidneys
Posted: Monday, November 15, 2004
The primary cause of such tissue damage is a key compound in energy production, which other scientists long ago rejected as a contributor to diabetic side effects.

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Elevate Testosterone Levels
Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2004
Treatment with sildenafil (Viagra) or tadalafil (Cialis) results in increased levels of testosterone in men with erectile dysfunction (ED). However, increases are more marked with tadalafil.


Visceral Fat Linked With Metabolic Syndrome
Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2004
Body fat distribution appears to be more important than obesity itself in determining risk for metabolic syndrome.

Body composition and inflammation are also associated with the severity of the syndrome

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