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2010-11-01 03:30:00

Thousands of photos, stories to spell out C-U-R-E and support the Diabetes Research Institute HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning today, thousands of people who want to help put an end to diabetes can be part of the cure by participating in the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation's online campaign at BePartoftheCure.org. Kicking off National Diabetes Awareness Month, the Be Part of the CURE campaign is a fun and meaningful way for people living with...

2010-10-31 23:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Group visits, telemedicine, peer counseling, and Internet-based education and case management are among the innovative strategies Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers are studying to increase access to care and improve the health outcomes of Veterans and others with diabetes. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/va/46446/ VA researchers are seeking better ways to prevent...

2010-10-18 12:14:44

Oct. 17 scientific program highlights, AAO-MEACO 2010 Joint Meeting At the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) "“ Middle East-Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) Joint Meeting today, researchers report progress on two top eye disease challenges: treating advanced "dry" age-related macular degeneration, and preventing blindness in people with diabetes. The Joint Meeting is in session October 16 through 19 at McCormick Place, Chicago. The AAO-MEACO meeting is the world's largest,...

2010-10-14 09:47:05

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- What if splurging on desert didn't just give you those extra pounds around your waist? More evidence of accumulating fat around the mid-section explains why some Americans have a higher risk of diabetes a new study shows. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over 18 million people have diabetes in the U.S. Researchers at the University College London, the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London and RAND corporation got together to explain why...

2010-10-08 01:47:12

Patients who cannot discuss their diabetes with a doctor in their own language may have poorer health outcomes, even when interpreter services are available, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF and the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research. The study found that, among Latino diabetes patients with limited English skills, those seen by non-Spanish speaking doctors were nearly twice as likely to have poor control of their blood sugar than those whose doctors spoke Spanish. Findings...

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2010-09-29 21:11:02

Findings unchanged after adjustment for obesity and other diabetes risk factorsA national epidemiologic study finds a strong, consistent correlation between adult diabetes and particulate air pollution that persists after adjustment for other risk factors like obesity and ethnicity, report researchers from Children's Hospital Boston. The relationship was seen even at exposure levels below the current EPA safety limit.The report, published in the October issue of Diabetes Care, is among the...

2010-09-29 12:38:00

GORDONSVILLE, Va., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the leading experts in the field of Diabetes research will gather in Charlottesville this week for the first annual Manning Diabetes Symposium at the University of Virginia. The event is named for entrepreneur Paul Manning and his wife Diane Manning, whose foundation, The Focus to Cure Diabetes Foundation, and extraordinary commitment to the battle against the disease has seen the couple donate more than $5 million to diabetes research...

2010-09-29 09:38:00

Findings unchanged after adjustment for obesity and other diabetes risk factors BOSTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national epidemiologic study finds a strong, consistent correlation between adult diabetes and particulate air pollution that persists after adjustment for other risk factors like obesity and ethnicity, report researchers from Children's Hospital Boston. The relationship was seen even at exposure levels below the current EPA safety limit. The report, published in...

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2010-09-23 06:37:37

A large study has determined that smokers have a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Researchers found that initially diabetes-free smokers were more likely to develop the disease over the next 14 years.  The team used a national health insurance database of the medical records of over 1.2 million Korean adults. The odds of being diagnosed with diabetes generally increased for men with the intensity of their smoking.  Men who lit up at least 20 times a day were 55...

2010-09-20 15:37:59

Nearly half of women with diabetes prior to pregnancy have a potentially-avoidable C-section and their babies are twice as likely to die as those born to women without diabetes, according to the POWER study. Researchers from St. Michael's Hospital, the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Women's College Hospital say rates of diabetes in Ontario have doubled in the last 12 years. Nearly one in 10 Ontario adults has been diagnosed with diabetes, including more women than ever...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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