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2011-09-13 22:49:13

A survey of federally funded diabetes prevention and control programs in 57 U.S. states and territories has highlighted the need for better diabetes treatment guidelines that are specifically adapted to different populations. Such guidelines do not currently exist. The survey, conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH) and the California Department of Public Health, looked at how state programs...

2011-08-11 22:07:11

Study at Joslin Diabetes Center and Children's Hospital Boston Finds Boosting Brown Fat Levels May Combat Obesity Epidemic Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center and Children's Hospital Boston have shown that a type of "good" fat known as brown fat occurs in varying amounts in children "“ increasing until puberty and then declining -- and is most active in leaner children. The study used PET imaging data to document children's amounts and activity of brown fat, which, unlike white fat,...

2011-08-10 06:43:56

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--Managing your diabetes could be as simple as using your mobile phone. A study conducted by the University of Maryland School of Medicine is the first of its kind to examine mobile health technology. Mobile phones are improving nurse-patient communication and monitoring health through innovative applications that are expected to increase in use over time. The mobile phone may now be contributing to health care as suggested by this recent study.  Researchers found that...

2011-08-01 13:36:47

Trial is 1 of the first to include a control group and follow patients for a year An interactive computer software program appears to be effective in helping patients manage their Type 2 diabetes using their mobile phones, according to a new study by University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers. The study is being published in the September issue of the journal Diabetes Care. The study, one of the first to scientifically examine mobile health technology, found that a key measure of...

2011-07-26 06:30:00

BOSTON, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhythm announced today three appointments to its Scientific Advisory Board to work with the company on its clinical development programs in metabolic diseases: John M. Amatruda, MD, formerly Franchise Head of Diabetes and Obesity at Merck; Michael C. Camilleri, MD, Professor of Medicine and Physiology at the Mayo Clinic; and William W. Chin, MD, Executive Dean for Research at Harvard Medical School. "This is a special group that has the potential to...

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2011-07-17 07:51:32

In a study, Identification of unrecognized diabetes and pre-diabetes in a dental setting, published in the July 2011 issue of the Journal of Dental Research, researchers at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine found that dental visits represented a chance to intervene in the diabetes epidemic by identifying individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes who are unaware of their condition. The study sought to develop and evaluate an identification protocol for high blood sugar levels in...

2011-07-01 08:05:00

CHICAGO, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Demonstrating their commitment to oral care for the entire family, Sunstar Americas, Inc. has created a central location people can visit to receive information on oral health concerns, http://www.gumbrand.com/. Sunstar Americas, Inc., makers of GUM®, Butler® and Guidor® oral care products, has launched its new website June 30th, 2011 with a special focus on providing visitors with easy access to...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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