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Obesity Linked to Lower Paychecks

Obese Americans have smaller paychecks than those who aren’t overweight, and this difference is especially strong among women, a new study finds. The analysis of data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth revealed that in 2004, overall average annual incomes were $8,666 less for obese women and $4,772 less ...

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Linagliptin Trial Results In

Linagliptin, a DPP-4 inhibitor currently under clinical development for type 2 diabetes, produced “meaningful” reductions in blood sugar, according to results of a late-stage clinical study. The results of a 24-week, open-label arm of a phase-3 study of the investigational drug linagliptin combined with the generic drug metformin, were announced ...

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The Four Drugs Which Cause the Most Adverse Events

Adverse drug events (ADEs) cause an estimated 100,000 emergency hospitalizations for seniors each year, yet two thirds involve just a handful of anticoagulants and diabetes medications. A study by researchers from the US CDC, singles out 4 drugs and drug classes: warfarin, oral antiplatelet medications, insulins, and oral hypoglycemic agents. ...

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Metformin May Reduce Risk of Cancer

Metformin may reduce the risk of diabetes-associated cancers, including breast cancer. Michigan State University pediatrics professor James Trosko and colleagues from South Korea’s Seoul National University focused on the concept that cancers originate from adult human stem cells and that there are many natural and man-made chemicals that enhance the ...

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More Physicians Embrace Web-Based Health Solutions

Datamonitor, the London-based market research firm, estimates the market for telehealth services in the U.S. and Europe will grow from $3 billion in 2009 to nearly $8 billion by 2012. A 2010 survey by Intel also found that 89% of health care decision makers believe telehealth will transform health care ...

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Oral Insulin Substitute Could Replace Injections

Erik Helmerhorst, professor at Curtin University, and colleagues, looked at three million compounds on pharmaceutical databases over 10 years to try to emulate the molecular map of insulin. They found one, and are developing it to “take the needle out of diabetes.” “Our innovation is the development of a new ...

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Vegetarian Diet Lowers Diabetes Risk Among African-Americans

In the study, led by Serena Tonstad, African-American participants who followed a vegetarian diet and exercised at least three times a week significantly reduced the risk of diabetes. Vegan African-Americans had a 70% reduced risk of diabetes, while lacto-ovo African-American vegetarians, had a 53% reduced risk of diabetes. In addition, ...

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New GDM Diagnosis Criteria and Testing

International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group have proposed new guidelines to test for GDM with a 2 hour 75 gram oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). GDM can be diagnosed if the woman exceeds any one of these glucose thresholds: fasting: more than 92 mg/dl (5.1 mmol), one hour: ...

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Europe Holds Firm on Actos, Allowing It to Stay

A committee for the European Medicines Agency has reaffirmed an earlier decision to allow the type 2 diabetes drug pioglitazone (Actos) to remain on the market despite a risk of bladder cancer. In July, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended that new labeling warning of the ...

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