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2013-11-25 16:27:21

BRONX, N.Y., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 25 million Americans have diabetes, yet as many as 60 percent of type 2 diabetes patients do not follow treatment plans prescribed by their healthcare provider and about 50 percent fail to meet treatment recommendations for control of blood glucose levels. Consistent adherence to oral medications and injectable insulin, both used to keep blood glucose levels in check, is particularly challenging among young patients and...

2013-11-15 23:22:47

Mark Friedman, Ph.D. joins the Nutrition Science Initiative as Vice President of Research. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 The Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI) is proud to announce the appointment of Mark Friedman, Ph.D. as the Vice President of Research. Friedman officially joined NuSI on October 15, 2013. NuSI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission of reducing the individual, social, and economic burden of obesity and its related chronic diseases by...

2013-10-24 12:26:03

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Mercy Hospital (CMH) in Kansas City, MO, the Midwest Clinical Coordinating Center for the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) study, today announced an extension of funding for nearly $5 million over five years from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), with co-funding from the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute and the Eunice Kennedy Schriver National Institute of Child...

NIH Study Vitamin D3 Prevents Diabetes
2013-10-22 10:00:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For years doctors have debated the effects of vitamin D on diabetes. There are those who believe that the risk of diabetes increases when vitamin D is in short supply while others maintain that there is little or no health benefit at all to increasing vitamin D intake. Now, researchers from the Tufts Medical Center have received a $40 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to finally settle the great vitamin D...

2013-09-13 08:23:15

Unprecedented research effort funded by Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI) SAN DIEGO, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Are all calories really equal with respect to metabolism and weight change? The Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI) announced today the launch of a new collaboration aimed at unambiguously answering this question, by testing the competing hypotheses of obesity and weight gain. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130913/DC79359LOGO) Six...

2013-09-10 23:20:15

NIH Consortium Seeks to Predict, Develop Prevention Strategies, and Understand Common Liver Injury Caused by Medications New York, NY (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 In an effort to better understand and develop prevention strategies for drug-induced liver injury (DILI), physician-scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have joined the Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network (DILIN), a National Institutes of Health-funded consortium of only six academic medical centers in the...

2013-03-27 23:00:24

Everyday nearly 26 million Americans with diabetes and 79 million more with pre-diabetes struggle to control their blood sugar. A new online program, DAWN Online!, a Diabetes Awareness, Wellness and Nutrition program, can change all that and offers hope to those trying to keep blood sugars in check. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 27, 2013 As the number of individuals with diabetes and pre-diabetes climbs in the US and the world, so do the complications associated with high blood sugar. These...

Diabetes Control Rates Up Amongst U.S. Residents
2013-02-16 09:58:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Americans, as a whole, are doing a better job of controlling their diabetes, but there is still room for improvement amongst young people and some minority groups, federal health officials claim in a new study. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed health-related survey data and discovered the number of patients who were able to meet or...

2013-01-22 12:28:07

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Diabetes.org, 12.6 million women in America suffer from diabetes. Type II diabetes in particular is one of the most prevalent health concerns for women, affecting 95% of those diagnosed(I). Despite the statistics, the side effects for women with diabetes often go undiscussed, one in particular being sexual dysfunction. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120717/NY41829 ) Although research about sexual dysfunction...

2012-11-09 11:37:11

Researchers report at American Society of Human Genetics 2012 meeting A consortium of scientists who are taking a novel approach in their research to detect the genetic variations that predispose individuals to type 2 diabetes provided an update of their findings at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2012 meeting. Among the project's novel characteristics is the ethnic diversity of the 10,000 individuals whose exomes, the 18,000 protein-coding genes, are being sequenced....