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Clinical evidence synopsis published for T2DM

(HealthDay)—Adding a sulfonylurea or metformin to insulin is associated with approximately a 1 percent reduction in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), and addition of a sulfonylurea (but not metformin) is associated with more hypoglycemic ...

Oct 18, 2017
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On-and-off fasting helps fight obesity

Up to sixteen weeks of intermittent fasting without otherwise having to count calories helps fight obesity and other metabolic disorders. Such fasting already shows benefits after only six weeks. This is according to a study ...

Oct 17, 2017
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Artificial pancreas performs well in clinical trial

During more than 60,000 hours of combined use of a novel artificial pancreas system, participants in a 12-week, multi-site clinical trial showed significant improvements in two key measures of well-being in people living ...

Oct 16, 2017
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New type of diabetes caused by a genetic mutation

Scientists from the ULB Center for Diabetes Research and the Erasmus Hospital of the ULB, together with colleagues at the University of Exeter (UK), University of Helsinki (Finland) and Kyoto University (Japan), have identified ...

Oct 12, 2017
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Flu shot key for people with diabetes

(HealthDay)—With predictions calling for a potentially bad flu season this year, doctors are urging people—particularly those with diabetes—to get vaccinated.

Oct 09, 2017
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Addition of DPP4i to AGI reduces HbA1c in T2DM

(HealthDay)—For patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), inadequately controlled with alpha-glucosidase inhibitors (AGIs), the addition of a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) inhibitor (DPP4i) is associated with a greater ...

Oct 05, 2017
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Membrane for islets of Langerhans transplantations

Researchers at the University of Twente and other Dutch knowledge institutes have developed a membrane with which individual islets of Langerhans – insulin-producing cell clusters – can be encapsulated. The idea behind ...

Oct 04, 2017
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Survey: US uninsured up 3.5M this year; expected to rise

The number of U.S. adults without health insurance is up nearly 3.5 million this year, as rising premiums and political turmoil over "Obamacare" undermine coverage gains that drove the nation's uninsured rate to a historic ...

Study shows how nerves drive prostate cancer

In a study in today's issue of Science, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore Medicine, report that certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth by triggering a switch that causes tumor vessels ...

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