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Combined Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Improves Survival in Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2008
For patients with type 1 diabetes and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplantation increases the chances of long-term survival compared to kidney transplantation alone.

Chronic Marijuana Use Can Lead to Brain Damage
Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Long-term cannabis smoking can lead to structural damage in parts of the brain, according to a recent study. Cannabis, or marijuana, is often believed to be generally harmless by smokers and some non-smokers, but the results of this study suggest otherwise.

Home Blood-Pressure Monitoring Recommended
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2008
It makes better control possible, heart experts say. They recommend that more than 100 million Americans should be monitoring their blood pressure at home, according to three major health organizations that are issuing recommendations on what to do and how to do it.

Don't Depend on Restaurant 'Diet' Menus
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2008
Independent Testing Showed Far More Calories and Fat Than Advertised in Many Meals

HbA1c Diagnostic Technique Proposed For Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2008
A panel of diabetes experts has recently made recommendations for the improved testing and diagnosing of the disease. It's estimated that over six million Americans suffering from diabetes don't know they have it, making the panel's recommendations an important step in better identifying the presence of this under diagnosed condition.

New Ultrasound Technique Better Detects Prostate Cancer
Posted: Monday, May 26, 2008
With the help of a new ultrasound technique, the number of unnecessary prostate biopsies may be greatly reduced, according to Jefferson University Hospital researchers. Lower numbers of men with undetected prostate cancer should occur as well.

New Food Body Clock Found, Might Cure Jet Lag
Posted: Monday, May 26, 2008
Researchers have recently uncovered the existence of a "food-related" body clock. This finding provides a potential explanation for how animals adapt under extreme conditions, and how humans might be able to adjust their schedules when their primary body clock is disrupted, such as with jet lag.

Simple Blood Test Might Indicate Best Post-Menopausal Treatment
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008
Past research has revealed that post-menopausal hormone therapy increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, leading many women to shy away from the potentially beneficial treatment. A recent study has revealed though that a basic blood test taken prior to administration of the hormones may determine whether or not an increased risk will be incurred by the individual.

Do Obese People Aggravate Global Warming?
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008
Researchers say obesity epidemic threatens environment, and an additional 250 million tons of greenhouse gases may be released every year to sustain an ever more obese population. The obesity experts condemned this letter in Lancet.

Early Life Sleep Apnea Could Lead To Cardiovascular Disease
Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Sleep apnea during early childhood might greatly increase the risk of later life cardiovascular disease, according to a recent Israeli study. The study found that the condition often starts early in life, enhancing the importance of the findings.

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