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2011-01-04 04:06:47

Depression and diabetes appear to be associated with a significantly increased risk of death from heart disease and risk of death from all causes over a six-year period for women, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Depression affects close to 15 million U.S. adults each year and more than 23.5 million U.S. adults have diabetes, according to background information in the article. Symptoms of depression affect between...

2010-12-20 16:34:00

MADISON, N.J., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly one third of pregnant women are not being screened by a simple laboratory test for gestational diabetes mellitus (gestational diabetes), according to a study of more than 900,000 American women published online today in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The study, conducted by scientists at Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), suggests that a large number of women are not being screened according to medical guidelines and may unknowingly put...

2010-11-18 16:34:42

Most people with these diseases do not believe health care reform law will make them better off A new poll from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Knowledge Networks (KN) shows that many people with heart disease, diabetes or cancer believe the economic downturn is hurting their health and will have further negative impacts in the future. Many Americans with these illnesses face financial problems paying for medical bills in this economy. Most of these people do not...

2010-11-18 09:23:00

WESTPORT, Conn., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For people living with diabetes, "don't leave home without it" has an extra cautionary note. As America faces its busiest most traveled week of the year, if you have diabetes you need to be especially prepared for delays, lost luggage and limited healthy food options. Airports and highways will be saturated with people going away and inevitably leading to unexpected anxiety and stress. dLife.com is the go-to holiday travel...

2010-11-18 08:00:00

Prevention and management efforts, with new health resources, could improve diabetes care WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Task Force for the National Conference on Diabetes issued a Call to Action today entitled Shaping our future: a call to action to tackle the diabetes epidemic and reduce its economic impact. This Call to Action is a result of the National Conference on Diabetes, held earlier this year in Washington, D.C., which was attended by nearly 100...

2010-11-11 13:57:13

A Finnish study shows that dietary intervention in infancy can prevent the initiation of the disease process leading to Type 1 diabetes among high-risk children A Finnish study confirms the hypothesis that infant feeding plays a role in the initiation of the disease process leading to type 1 diabetes in children carrying increased genetic disease risk. The study population comprised 230 newborn infants with at least one family member affected by type 1 diabetes and a predisposing genotype...

2010-11-04 17:07:00

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), an initiative of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is pleased to recognize November as National Diabetes Awareness Month and Nov. 14 as World Diabetes Day. This year, NDEP is raising awareness about the importance of preventing type 2 diabetes by focusing on family health history and gestational diabetes as important risk factors for developing...

2010-11-02 07:30:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Tolerx, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies to treat autoimmune diseases and cancer by modulating T cell activity, announced today that it has established a Scientific Advisory Board to help advance the company's research and clinical studies in type 1 diabetes. This Scientific Advisory Board will support the scientific advancements that underlie the company's lead drug candidate, otelixizumab, as well as guide the creation...

2010-11-02 00:00:37

While most people know that diabetes can lead to kidney failure, strokes and heart disease, many are surprised to learn there is a dangerous relationship between poor dental health and diabetes. During November's National Diabetes Month, veteran San Antonio dentist Dr. John Moore offers crucial facts and tips that the country's 24 million diabetics need to know about their teeth. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) November 1, 2010 While most people know that diabetes can lead to such life-threatening...

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2010-10-28 14:19:46

Anne M Stark, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Beta cells, which make insulin in the human body, do not replicate after the age of 30, indicating that clinicians may be closer to better treating diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is caused by a loss of beta cells by auto-immunity while type 2 is due to a relative insufficiency of beta cells. Whether beta cells replicate after birth has remained an open issue, and is critically important for designing therapies for diabetes. By using radioactive...


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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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