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Common Diabetes Drug Raises Risk of Bladder Cancer

According to researchers, TZD drugs pioglitazone or rosiglitazone, which account for up to 20% of the medication prescribed for diabetes in the US, give patients 2 to 3 times more risk of bladder cancer after 5 or more years taking the drugs, as opposed to those who took sulfonylurea drugs, …

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Satisfaction Scores Determine Physician Success

Price is the primary factor in customers choosing a company — except in health care, where personal experience with doctors or hospitals is more important. Consumers who have become accustomed to the customer-focused practices adopted by hotels, banks and retailers increasingly are judging physicians by those standards. Medicare and other …

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Children’s Cholesterol Improving

Cholesterol levels have improved slightly among American youth over the past two decades, according to new government data. From 1988 to 2010, the rate of high total cholesterol dropped from 11% to 8% in children ages 6 to 19. The levels of LDL cholesterol and fats in the blood also …

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Sleep More to Lose Weight

Sleep behavior affects body weight control and sleep loss has ramifications not only for how many calories we consume but also for how much energy we burn off, a new study has revealed. Researchers have now found that sleep deprivation increased how hungry participants felt and also raised the amount …

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Forty-eight Percent of Americans Drink Soda Every Day

Most of those soda drinkers average 2.6 glasses/day with 28% of drinkers consuming one glass and 20% drinking two or more glasses. According to the Gallup consumption poll, soda drinkers not only consume more sugar, they also tend to list themselves as overweight but the study found almost no weight …

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PCB Exposure Increases Diabetes Risk

Scientists have found a significant association between polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) exposure and risk of diabetes, in a highly exposed community in the US. The researchers studied 774 individuals living in Anniston, Alabama, an area with PCB contamination from manufacturing. They measured PCB levels in the blood and compared this to …

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