Medical research

How researchers assess whether medications work

Ear infections, or "otitis media," can cause of a lot of pain and discomfort in youngsters. In some children, persistent infections result in hearing loss.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Can Alzheimer's be stopped years before it starts?

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC are tackling the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States—Alzheimer's disease—with a new study that intervenes decades before the disease develops.

Diabetes

Intensive medical treatment can reverse type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment using oral medications, insulin and lifestyle therapies, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Diabetes

Trends in insulin use, glycemic control explored

(HealthDay)—Since 1988, the proportion of patients with diabetes currently on any insulin has remained stable, according to research published online Dec. 30 in Diabetes Care.

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