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Public Food Program A Good Investment
Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2008
A recent Cornell "cost-effectiveness"study has shown that a New York program that aims to educate low-income adults about healthy diets and nutrition yields a $10 to $1 cost benefit. Low-income individuals characteristically have much higher rates of conditions closely linked to poor diets, such as heart disease and diabetes.

Family Physicians Can Successfully Initiate Insulin Therapy
Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2008
In a randomized trial of patient-titrated insulin glargine with family physicians was compared with standard oral therapy.

The Debate Over Opiate Medication Production in Afghanistan
Posted: Friday, May 02, 2008
Last year the Senlis Council (SC) published a report stressing the importance of legalization and licensing for poppy growing in Afghanistan. According to the report, the licensing would better regulate and direct the sale of these opium-based products to where they are most needed, opiate medicines. A recent article in the British Medical Journal has called into question this line of thinking, but the topic is still a very hot debate.

Benefit of Antioxidants Questioned
Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2008
Past research done on animal test subjects has suggested that taking antioxidant supplements may prolong life. According to a recent review, in which 67 human antioxidant studies were accounted for, the numbers in human beings do not appear to support this conclusion.

Epidemic Of Type 2 Diabetes Linked To Vaccine Inflammation
Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Newly published data by Dr. J. Barthelow Classen in The Open Endocrinology Journal shows a 50% reduction of type 2 diabetes occurred in Japanese children following the discontinuation of a single vaccine to prevent tuberculosis.

FDA Warns Not to Eat Cantaloupe from Honduran Grower
Posted: Monday, March 24, 2008
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers who have recently bought cantaloupes to check with the place of purchase to determine if the fruit came from Agropecuaria Montelibano, a growing and packing company in Honduras. If so, consumers should throw away the cantaloupes.

More Kids with Diabetes, Few Specialized Docs to Care for Them
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008
The number of physicians who specialize in caring for kids with diabetes and obese kids at risk for the disease is not keeping pace with demand for care. For every 290 children with diabetes, there is only one board-certified pediatric endo available to care for them.

Getting Up to Date on Glucose Meters
Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2008
FDA is reminding people with diabetes to use only the test strips that are recommended for use with their glucose meter. FDA is aware of instances where incorrect results were obtained when brands and models of meters and test strips were not used in proper combination.

FDA Considers Stricter Rules For Diabetes Drugs
Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Draft guidance could make things tough for companies developing new diabetes medicines.

Study Shows That Diabetes Costs USA More Than Wars and Disasters
Posted: Friday, February 01, 2008
Uncontrolled diabetes wreaks havoc on the body, often leading to kidney failure, blindness and death. A new study shows that the nation's unchecked diabetes epidemic exacts a heavy financial toll as well: $174 billion a year, a 32 percent increase from 2002.

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