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2006-08-14 11:54:36

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Getting medical care before pregnancy can help women with diabetes control their blood sugar early in pregnancy, and can also reduce the risk of some complications, a new study shows. Women with type 1 diabetes are more likely to have children with birth defects and babies that die shortly after birth. There is strong evidence that this risk is linked to how tightly blood sugar is controlled early in pregnancy, while the fetus' organs are still forming,...

2006-07-25 16:57:39

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who develop type 2 diabetes before 20 years of age have higher rates of end-stage renal disease, and higher mortality rates, when they reach middle age than those who develop diabetes later in life, new research shows. Type 2 diabetes has been increasing among children and adolescents in large part because of rising rates of obesity, according to the report in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. The impact of early-onset type 2...


Word of the Day
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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