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2010-11-02 08:00:00

BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- What started a year ago as a creative way to encourage people with diabetes to stay active has grown into a global campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of moderate exercise for people with diabetes and help fund two vital diabetes charities. The Big Blue Test, an initiative started by the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) in 2009, takes place every November 14 during World Diabetes Day. People with diabetes are invited to test their...

2010-09-28 20:55:06

Crowdsourcing, the act of contracting out problems to large groups rather than tapping individual experts, has solved puzzles in fields such as marketing, engineering and computer software. But can the wisdom of crowds help cure disease? A large, multidisciplinary panel has recently selected 12 pioneering ideas for attacking Type 1 Diabetes, ideas selected through a crowdsourcing experiment called the Challenge in which all members of the Harvard community, as well as members of the general...

2010-09-22 06:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- New Phase III data found that investigational linagliptin therapy resulted in significant reductions in blood sugar as measured by hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) when compared to placebo, both when added to sulfonylurea (SU) in inadequately controlled type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients,(1) and when administered as monotherapy in T2D patients for whom metformin is inappropriate.(2) In addition, new pharmacokinetic (PK) data demonstrate that decreases in renal...

2010-09-21 06:30:00

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor Paul Sorvino, living with type 2 diabetes, and his daughter, Academy-award winning actress Mira Sorvino, have teamed up with sanofi-aventis U.S. to launch "Diabetes Co-Stars," an awareness program aimed to help people living with diabetes and those who support them. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/sanofi-aventis/45550/ "'Diabetes Co-Stars' will help inspire...

2010-09-14 12:41:46

A pilot study suggests the diabetes medication pioglitazone is generally well tolerated and may warrant further study as a treatment for patients with Alzheimer's disease, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the January 2011 print issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Alzheimer's disease is an immense and growing public health problem," the authors write as background information in the article. "Although prescription drug therapy for...

2010-07-29 11:00:00

CLEVELAND, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- With diabetes affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania, Giant Eagle®, Inc. has announced that it will begin offering five commonly prescribed medications for the treatment of type 2 diabetes at no cost to medical prescription holders. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100729/NE42933LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100729/NE42933LOGO ) The program, which...

2010-07-29 11:00:00

PITTSBURGH, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- With diabetes affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio, Giant Eagle®, Inc. has announced that it will begin offering five commonly prescribed medications for the treatment of type 2 diabetes at no cost to medical prescription holders. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100729/NE42933LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100729/NE42933LOGO ) The program, which...

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2010-07-22 07:50:00

Federal health authorities are prohibiting new patients from enrolling in a safety study for GlaxoSmithKline's controversial diabetes pill Avandia, a week after an expert panel ruled that the drug increases heart risks. The Associated Press (AP) reported Wednesday that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it issued a "partial clinical hold" on the study to update researchers on the latest concerns about the drug, which has been under a close eye since 2007. Although the panel of...

2010-07-15 14:42:26

The Endocrine Society, American Diabetes Association and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists issue joint statement in response to an FDA panel's recommendation to keep rosiglitazone (Avandia) on the market The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Joint Meeting of the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee and Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee has completed their evaluation of the scientific research available on the safety of rosiglitazone....

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2010-07-15 06:05:00

A panel of U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers voted Wednesday to allow GlaxoSmithKline's diabetes drug Avandia to remain on the market, but with new restrictions due to the risky cardiovascular side effects of the controversial pill. The panel of experts voted 20-12 to retain availability of Avandia to diabetics, although 10 panelists called for limiting who can receive and prescribe the once-blockbuster medication. British drugmaker Glaxo has been hit with thousands of lawsuits from...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.