National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Drug pair cuts children's urinary infections up to 80 percent

Long-term use of a drug combination reduces the risk of recurrent urinary tract infection by up to 80 percent in children with the urinary condition vesicoureteral reflux compared to placebo, according to research funded ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Growth more stunted in lower-income youth with kidney disease

Even with more prescriptions for growth hormone, children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease were less likely to grow to normal height ranges if they came from lower-income families, according to research funded ...

Diabetes

Large study to examine if vitamin D prevents diabetes

Researchers have begun the first definitive, large-scale clinical trial to investigate if a vitamin D supplement helps prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in adults who have prediabetes, who are at high risk for developing type ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

NIH launches free database of drugs associated with liver injury

A free source of evidence-based information for health care professionals and for researchers studying liver injury associated with prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbals, and dietary supplements is now available ...

Addiction

Weight-loss surgery increases alcohol use disorders over time

Adults who had a common bariatric surgery to lose weight had a significantly higher risk of alcohol use disorders (AUD) two years after surgery, according to a study by a National Institutes of Health research consortium.

Diabetes

2 drugs better than 1 to treat youth with type 2 diabetes

A combination of two diabetes drugs, metformin and rosiglitazone, was more effective in treating youth with recent-onset type 2 diabetes than metformin alone, a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has ...

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