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New Link between Elevated Insulin and Breast Cancer Risk
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Elevated insulin levels in the blood appear to raise the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, according to researchers.

A Good Dentist Sees More than Teeth
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Troubled teeth and gums aren't always just a dental problem. Sometimes they indicate deeper issues, and dentists are increasingly picking up the clues.

Three New Weight-Loss Drugs Show Benefits for Diabetics
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Three investigational diet drugs hold promise for preventing and treating diabetes. The findings show that the drugs can help "halt the progression towards Type 2 diabetes.

Liraglutide Reverses Prediabetes 90%
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Researchers at the ADA reported that Liraglutide reverses prediabetes indices in most obese patients with existing prediabetes.

New Screening Methods Work for Diabetic Retinopathy
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
For diabetic retinopathy screening, telemedicine and photographing fewer fields allow for faster detection for more patients, researchers said.

International Expert Committee Recommends A1c Test to Diagnose Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
An international expert committee assembled by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), International Diabetes Federation (IDF), and European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) is recommending the A1c assay as the new test for the diagnosis of diabetes.

Increase in Type 1 Diabetes Expected
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
If current trends continue, cases of Type 1 diabetes among children under 15 will increase by 70 percent by the year 2020, a new study suggests. Those are among the findings by researchers who analyzed diabetes data from 20 centers in 17 European countries. Those centers registered 29,311 cases of Type 1 diabetes between 1989 and 2003.

Type 2 Diabetes Exploding in Asia
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
New research suggests diabetes is becoming a global problem, with more than 60% of all cases likely to occur in Asia. What is so unusual is that many affected individuals are not technically overweight or obese. That is, they are "metabolically obese," defined as having a normal body weight, but increased abdominal obesity.

Regular Diabetes Screening Saves on Health Care Costs
Posted: Monday, June 08, 2009
Approximately 24 million Americans are believed to have diabetes, but nearly 6 million diabetics are undiagnosed. Upwards of 60 million Americans are demonstrating signs of pre-diabetes as well, many being unaware of their condition and the associated risks. From an economic standpoint, a new study has concluded that more active screening and treatment for pre-diabetes and undiagnosed diabetes, will actually save money for health care systems overall.

Poll: Prevention Top Health Reform Priority For Americans
Posted: Monday, June 08, 2009
Health reform proposals that emphasize prevention will have broad support.

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