Archive: 08/22/2012

Low HDL cholesterol ups risk of diabetic nephropathy

(HealthDay) -- High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is an independent risk factor for the development of diabetic nephropathy, but not retinopathy, in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to research ...

Aug 22, 2012
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Study: Obesity surgery can help prevent diabetes

Doctors are reporting a new benefit from weight-loss surgery — preventing diabetes. Far fewer obese people developed that disease if they had stomach-shrinking operations rather than usual care to try to slim down, ...

Aug 22, 2012
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Archived Guthrie cards find a new purpose

Over the last 50 years, the spotting of newborn's blood onto filter paper for disease screening, called Guthrie cards, has become so routine that since 2000, more than 90% of newborns in the United States ...

Aug 22, 2012
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