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2013-11-20 23:01:29

A new study published online in The Oncologist journal shows that cancer patients with concurrent type 2 diabetes treated with metformin have a greater overall survival rate compared with patients taking other glucose-lowering medications. A team of researchers led by Ming Yin, MD, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA, performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the association of metformin treatment and both overall and cancer-specific survival. Durham, NC (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Over...

FDA Approves Generic Actos
2012-08-19 08:15:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic version of the prescription drug Actos, which is used by adults with type 2 diabetes to help control blood glucose levels. The FDA granted a license to produce generic Actos, also know pioglitazone, to Morgantown, West Virginia-based Mylan Pharmaceuticals, HealthDay News reported on Friday. They will produce the medication in 15mg, 30mg, and 45mg strengths....

2012-07-05 06:33:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Injections, blood sugar awareness, and constant finger pricking--these are all things someone who suffers from type-2 diabetes has to deal with. Researchers say, now they may have to worry about bladder cancer, too. An increased risk of bladder cancer is linked to the use of pioglitazone (a type of thiazolidinedione), a medication commonly used to treat type-2 diabetes. People with type-2 diabetes are at risk of several types of cancer, including a 40% increased risk...

Study Suggests Metformin Alone Not Enough To Treat Diabetic Kids
2012-04-30 04:30:00

A new study, published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), reveals that a combination treatment may be the best way to treat type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents. In an April 29 press release, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which funded the study, stated that a combination of the medications metformin and rosiglitazone was more effective in treating youngsters...


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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