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2012-08-07 22:55:50

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center study analyzes hemoglobin A1C levels in blacks, whites Healthcare providers should take into account differences among racial groups when using hemoglobin A1C levels to diagnose and monitor diabetes, new research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center suggests. In a study published Aug. 7 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers analyzed National Health and Nutrition Survey data from 2005 to 2008 to examine the association between...

2012-08-02 15:32:26

Vision scientists have discovered a new avenue for the treatment of vision loss, one of complications of Parkinson´s disease. Gentle, non-invasive treatment with a soft infra-red light can potentially protect and heal the damage that occurs to the human retina in in Parkinson´s disease, says Professor Jonathan Stone from The Vision Centre and The University of Sydney. “Near infra-red light (NIR) treatment has long been known to promote the healing of wounds in soft...

2012-07-13 10:37:01

Hypertension frequently coexists in patients with diabetes. A new University of Georgia study shows why the co-morbid conditions can result in impaired vision. "Results showed early signals of cell death in eyes from diabetic animals within the first six weeks of elevated blood pressure. Later, the tiny blood vessels around the optic nerve that nourish the retina and affect visual processing showed signs of decay as early as 10 weeks after diabetic animals develop hypertension," said Azza...

2012-06-14 23:01:19

Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports on a new study linking Actos to diabetic macular edema, a serious eye problem. New York, New York (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a New York law firm nationally recognized for its consumer protection and mass tort practices, reports on a June 11, 2012 study that found that diabetes medications such as Actos may cause a serious eye problem called diabetic macular edema.* The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that...

2012-06-11 21:53:45

Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center hope to use experiences of people with long-term type 1 diabetes to benefit others Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center, supported by JDRF, have completed a study of 158 people who have lived with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for 50 years or more with eye examinations at Joslin over many decades of follow-up, and have concluded that a high proportion of this unique group of patients developed little to no diabetic eye disease over time. The study focuses on...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.