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Coral Reefs: Medicine Cabinets of the 21st Century

Coral reefs could be the source of many new medicines in the 21st century. “Marine sources could be the major source of drugs in the coming years,” said Dr. William Fenical, director for marine biotechnology and biomedicine at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. Related terms:coral reefs medicine cabinets for the 21st […]

Sleeping Troubles and Diabetes

Trouble sleeping at night? A new study by the New England Research Institutes in collaboration with researchers from Yale School of Medicine found that men who sleep too much or too little are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Related terms:diabetes and trouble sleepingdiabetes and trouble sleeping at nightdiabetes sleeping troubledifficulty sleeping […]

Insulin Pump with Glucose Monitor

An insulin pump with a continuous glucose monitoring system has recently gotten regulatory approval, according to the device maker Medtronic Inc. Related terms:insulin pump in the philippinesany one touch glucose monitor that sends glucose readings to insulin pumpinsulin pumps in the philippineslist of blood sugar monitors that will send blood sugar readings to mimed insulin […]

Healthy Starters

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and not just because it is what you start your day with. Breafast comes from two separate words meaning to “break” your “fast from the previous day’s meal. It only makes sense to put some thought into what will get you through the following 24 hours. […]

Gum Care Helps Control Diabetes

Getting treatment for moderately inflamed gums around the teeth can help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels under control. Related terms:statistics filipinos chronic periodontitis

Successful Islet Cell Transplant

A new study shows that islet cells (clusters of pancreatic cells that produce insulin) from living donors may be better for diabetes treatment. Comparing samples from living and deceased donors, the study shows that 94 percent of islet cells from living donors were viable for transplant, while only 42 percent can be used from deceased […]

Diabetic Pregnant Glucose Levels

A pioneer study that continuously monitored glucose levels throughout pregnancy revealed significant changes in glycemic control between women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Related terms:diabetic pregnantdiabetic pregnancyin type 2 diabetes drhelen murphywhat is the normal sugar for pregnant women

Osteoporosis Risk in Avandia

The diabetes drug, rosiglitazone (Avandia) may increase risk for bone thinning or osteoporosis, which could help explain why diabetics may have an increased risk of fractures. The study found that the drug increased the activity of the cells that degrade bones in mice; according to results published online in Nature Medicine. GlaxoSmithKline, the company that […]

Children of Diabetics More Aware of Risk

A Japanese study reveals that adult offspring of type 2 diabetics are more aware that they are at increased risk of developing the disease than their parents. According to Dr. Keiko Kazuma and colleagues at the University of Tokyo, genetics and lifestyle could more likely contribute to the development of the disease among persons with […]

Fat Accumulation Key to Diabetes Risk

Fat accumulation in relation to body size influences a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study. Researchers in Netherlands studied the size of birth, adult body size, and sensitivity to the blood regularing hormone insulin in young adults. They found that a person’s fat mass in adulthood was the only […]