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Cracking the connection between pediatric obesity and cancer
Obesity and cancer risk have a mysterious relationship, with obesity increasing the risk for 13 types of cancer. For some cancers — including pediatric cancers — obesity affects survival rates, which are lower for people who are obese.With an increasing population of overweight and obese children in the United States, researchers and physicians are racing to understand this connection – and what to do about it.Dr.Steven Mittelman, chief of pediatric endocrinology atUCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital, is among those looking for clues to improve children ’s survival and recovery from cancer. But u...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Roche ’s Accu-Chek diabetes management app receives its fifth FDA recall
Roche ’s Accu-Chek Connect Diabetes Management App has hit yet another snag with the FDA. On February 15, the agency issued a Class 2 Device Recall for certain software versions of the app due to a bug that could lead users to self-administer inappropriate doses of insulin. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

DarioHealth launches Dario blood glucose monitor on Amazon
DarioHealth (NSDQ:DRIO) said today it launched its Dario blood glucose monitoring system on the Amazon marketplace, touting that the system has already been sold through the site. The company’s blood glucose monitor, which syncs with Dario’s diabetes management app, connects via a headphone jack to a mobile device, helping diabetes patients monitor their blood glucose throughout the day. The app also records carbohydrate intake, insulin use and physical activity. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business The post DarioHealth launches Dario blood glucose monitor on Amazo...
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diabetes DarioHealth Corp Source Type: news

UPDATE: Robotics delay pushes Medtronic down despite fiscal Q3 beats
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) shares took a hit today after the world’s largest medical device maker said its robot-assisted surgery platform has fallen behind schedule, despite fiscal third-quarter results that topped the consensus forecast on Wall Street. Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic had predicted first-in-human cases during the fiscal year ending in April, with a full launch following in fiscal 2019. But during a conference call with investors today discussing the Q3 numbers, chairman & CEO Omar Ishrak said the timetable has gotten longer. “We are enthusiastic about the development of our surgical robotics plat...
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Medtronic Source Type: news

Canagliflozin Linked to Fewer HF Admissions Than Other Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Canagliflozin Linked to Fewer HF Admissions Than Other Type 2 Diabetes Drugs
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Can Alcohol Help You Live Longer? Here ’s What the Research Really Says
New research, which was presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual conference, has found that moderate drinking is linked to a longer life. Drinking about two glasses of wine or beer a day was linked to an 18% drop in a person’s risk of early death—an even stronger effect than the life-preserving practice of exercise, according to the researchers. The results came from the 90+ Study, a research project out of the University of California Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders that examines the habits of people who live to at least 90. ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: FIVE complications of high blood sugar if it isn't looked after
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include feeling very thirsty, unexplained weight loss and feeling very tired. This is why you should always take care to control your blood sugar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Documented Case of Transgender Woman Breastfeeding First Documented Case of Transgender Woman Breastfeeding
A transgender woman has fed her infant solely with breast milk for the first 6 weeks, after treatment with domperidone, estradiol, progesterone, and breast pumping.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Type 1 diabetes: Does the gut hold the key to prevention?
Researchers suggest that targeting the gut microbiota could be a potential strategy for the prevention and treatment of type 1 diabetes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Type 1 Source Type: news

It's a Draw! Low-Fat or Low-Carb Diets Equally Good, Finds Study It's a Draw! Low-Fat or Low-Carb Diets Equally Good, Finds Study
A healthy low-fat or healthy low-carb diet did not'fit'a person better, or lead to greater 1-year weight loss if it'matched'their genotype pattern or insulin secretion, contrary to preliminary studies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Rotating Night Shifts a Path to Diabetes, Study Suggests
TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 -- Working the night shift may play havoc with your blood sugar levels, a new study contends. For the study, researchers looked at data on more than 270,000 people in the United Kingdom and found that those who worked... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Eversense Implanted CGM Accurate for 90 Days in Diabetes Eversense Implanted CGM Accurate for 90 Days in Diabetes
Novel device under FDA review, could improve CGM adherence in diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Leveraging genomics to illuminate race/ethnicity differences in type 2 diabetes
February 22, 2018 3:00-4:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Viral hormones have potential to cause diabetes in humans
According to a study inPNAS, scientists have identified four viruses that produce insulin-like peptides capable of stimulating human cells. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery more likely to stop taking diabetes drugs
A new study published inJAMA Surgery suggests that obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery are more likely to stop taking diabetes medication. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes and obesity: How you can survive and thrive
(Natural News) Diabetes and obesity: These diseases now affect tens of millions of people worldwide. Their global prevalence has been on the rise since the ‘80s and shows little sign of slowing down. Sadly, far from just impacting the lives of adults and the elderly, diabetes and obesity have spread to the youth as well.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:NSSF Offers Free Yellow Fever Vaccination During Customer Week
[Observer] National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has today kicked off its annual Customer Connect week with various activities including a medical camp that will see Ugandans get free Hepatitis B, diabetes and blood pressure screening and Yellow fever vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sedentary Behaviors and Cardiometabolic Risk Sedentary Behaviors and Cardiometabolic Risk
It's well accepted that TV viewing and other sedentary behaviors are associated with cardiometabolic risk. Does replacing TV viewing with a different sedentary behavior impact risk level?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Weight Gain After Treatment of Graves' Disease in Children Weight Gain After Treatment of Graves' Disease in Children
Which children are more susceptible to weight gain after treatment for Graves'disease?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Drinking Soda May Impact Fertility
BOSTON (CBS) — Could drinking soda affect your chances of having a baby? Researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health surveyed almost 5,000 men and women and found that drinking one or more sugar-sweetened beverages a day, by either partner, male or female, was associated with a 20% lower chance of getting pregnant each month. Prior studies have found that drinking soda can lead to poor semen quality, as well as obesity and type two diabetes which also can impact fertility. The researchers found little impact from drinking fruit juices or diet soda, but they say that couples who want to get pregnant m...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Fertility Soda Women's Health Source Type: news

Diabetes could be triggered by virus, scientists warn
Harvard University scientists found that four viruses contain insulin-like proteins. The new research suggests that these may trigger type 1 and type 2 diabetes by tricking the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic stress and protective factors in multi-ethnic school age children: a research protocol - Condon EM, Sadler LS, Mayes LC.
Exposure to stressful environments in early childhood can cause a toxic stress response and lead to poor health outcomes, including obesity, cardiac disease, diabetes, and mental illness. In animals and maltreated children, the presence of a nurturing care... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The risks of sarcopenia, falls and fractures in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus - Sarodnik C, Bours SPG, Schaper NC, van den Bergh JP, van Geel TACM.
Fracture risk in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is increased, and the mechanism is multifactorial. Recent research on T2DM-induced bone fragility shows that bone mineral density (BMD) is often normal or even slightly elevated. However, bone ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

CABG Best for Diabetics with Multivessel CAD, Low LVEF
(MedPage Today) -- Long-term survival reduced with PCI (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Ketogenic Drinks Improve Glycemia and Insulin Sensitivity Ketogenic Drinks Improve Glycemia and Insulin Sensitivity
A small trial in healthy volunteers hints at a possible role for'keto drinks'in metabolic disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Acetaminophen Use Alters Sex Hormones, May Cause Birth Defects? Acetaminophen Use Alters Sex Hormones, May Cause Birth Defects?
Metabolomics study identifies'unexpected effects of a commonly used drug, acetaminophen, on hormone metabolism. Closer scrutiny of this commonly used medication is warranted. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - REVERSE high blood sugar by following this diet plan
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include fatigue, frequent urination and loss of muscle bulk. You could reverse the high blood sugar condition by making these diet swaps. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Persistent Glucose Disorders After Control of Acromegaly Persistent Glucose Disorders After Control of Acromegaly
Patients with acromegaly may be at continued risk for glucose disorders -- even after hypersecretion of growth hormone has been controlled.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Physical exercise reduces risk of developing diabetes -- study
(University of Birmingham) Exercising more reduces the risk of diabetes and could see seven million fewer diabetic patients across mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, according to new research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Insulin goes viral
(Joslin Diabetes Center) Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells. The discovery brings new possibilities for revealing biological mechanisms that may cause diabetes or cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Type 1 diabetes trial reaches full enrollment
(Sanford Health/Sanford Research) A clinical trial studying type 1 diabetes has reached full enrollment. The Sanford Project: T-Rex Study, a Phase 2 clinical trial conducted collaboratively by Sanford Health and Caladrius Biosciences, Inc., (Caladrius)(Nasdaq: CLBS), has completed enrollment of 110 children with type 1 diabetes. The study started with two sites at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Fargo, North Dakota, and expanded to 13 additional sites across the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists create first human-sheep hybrids
The successful Stanford University project could even open the door to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes by creating healthy pancreases to regulate blood sugar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using Art to Tackle Diabetes in Youth
The Bigger Picture campaign uses spoken-word poems and music videos to highlight how Type 2 diabetes impacts communities. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O ’ CONNOR Tags: Diabetes Obesity Blacks Art Poetry and Poets Poverty Food Native Americans Anxiety and Stress Youth Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Valeritas Presents Data Demonstrating V-Go & #194; & #174; Wearable Insulin Delivery Device ...
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 15, 2018 - Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:VLRX), a medical technology company which offers patients with type 2 diabetes V-Go® Wearable Insulin Delivery device, a simple, affordable, all-in-one insulin delivery option that is worn like a patch and can eliminate the need for taking multiple daily shots, announced today it presented positive findings from its MOTIV4CONTROL study as a poster at The 11th International Conference on Advanced Technologies&...This story is related to the following:Medical Devices (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - February 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

New UN high-profile panel set to take on noncommunicable diseases, cause of seven in 10 deaths globally
Bold, innovative solutions are now on the table to accelerate the prevention and control of deadly noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – such as heart and lung disease, cancers and diabetes – as a new United Nations health agency high-level commission gets set to begin its work. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Common blood pressure drug may prevent type 1 diabetes
Researchers reveal that methyldopa — a drug commonly used to lower blood pressure — could also be used for the prevention and treatment of type 1 diabetes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Type 1 Source Type: news

FDA issues warning for Roche ’ s Accu-Chek diabetes management app
The FDA today issued a Class 2 device recall for Roche‘s (OTC:RHHBY) Accu-Chek connected diabetes management app. The company first notified the regulatory agency of the software bug in June last year. Roche reported that certain iOS and Andriod versions of the app had a program error in the Bolus Advisor feature – a calculator that helps the user determine insulin doses based on data from a glucose meter. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post FDA issues warning for Roche’s Accu-Chek diabetes management app appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Monitoring Pharmaceuticals Recalls Wall Street Beat Roche Source Type: news

Africa:World Leaders Join New Drive to Beat Noncommunicable Diseases
[WHO] Geneva -WHO is announcing today a new high-level commission, comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs. The group will propose bold and innovative solutions to accelerate prevention and control of the leading killers on the planet -- noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like heart and lung disease, cancers, and diabetes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FDA Okays Glooko Insulin Dosing System for Type 2 Diabetes FDA Okays Glooko Insulin Dosing System for Type 2 Diabetes
New app allows clinicians to personalize insulin dose titration for patients and reminds them to follow instructions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Tandem inks distribution deal in Scandinavia for insulin pumps
Tandem Diabetes Care (NSDQ:TNDM) has inked a distribution agreement with Rubin Medical to commercialize the medical device company’s t:slim X2 insulin pump, insulin cartridges and t:lock infusion sets in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. According to the terms of the deal, Rubin Medical is slated to perform all sales, marketing and customer training for Tandem’s devices. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Tandem inks distribution deal in Scandinavia for insulin pumps appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat tandemdiabetes Source Type: news

FT Health: Lessons from the Oxfam scandal
UK chief for Pasteur Institute, cognitive prosthetics, fighting diabetes via hip hop (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery more successful for glycaemic control in diabetes
According to a study, published in Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care, bariatric surgery is more successful than abdominoplasty for improving glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes.Healio  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

World leaders join new drive to beat noncommunicable diseases
WHO is announcing today a new high-level commission, comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs. The group will propose bold and innovative solutions to accelerate prevention and control of the leading killers on the planet – noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like heart and lung disease, cancers, and diabetes. The WHO Independent Global High-level Commission on NCDs is co-chaired by President Tabar é Vázquez of Uruguay; President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka; President Sauli Niinistö of Finland; Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Healthcare of th...
Source: WHO news - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, noncommunicable disease [subject], chronic diseases, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Cameroon:Blindness, Diabetic Retinopathy - Women Mostly Affected!
[Cameroon Tribune] This is one of the results of an investigation carried out in Yaounde by an international NGO, "Sightsavers and Partners." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Estradiol Therapy Mitigates Effects of Stress on Memory Estradiol Therapy Mitigates Effects of Stress on Memory
A new study examines how postmenopausal estradiol therapy may impact the effects of stress on cognition.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Service dogs: Should I get one if I have diabetes?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Long-acting GLP-1 Agonists Have Differing Efficacy, Tolerability Two Long-acting GLP-1 Agonists Have Differing Efficacy, Tolerability
Results of an open-label study provide more evidence of variability in efficacy and tolerability of agents in the long-acting glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonist class of diabetes medicines.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 2/15/2018
Insulin dose tool gains CE Mark.  DreaMed Diabetes has received a CE Mark for its Type 1-focused clinical decision support (CDS) platform, Advisor Pro. The tool’s algorithms process data from a number of connected diabetes management devices to provide a personalized insulin dosing treatment plan. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Tandem Diabetes touts pivotal study of insulin pump with low glucose suspend feature
Tandem Diabetes Care (NSDQ:TNDM) touted data today from a pivotal study of its t:slim X2 insulin pump, which features a predictive low glucose suspend feature called Basal-IQ. The study showed that the system reduced time spent in hypoglycemia by 31% compared to just sensor-augmented pump therapy, according to Tandem. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Tandem Diabetes touts pivotal study of insulin pump with low glucose suspend feature appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat tandemdiabetes Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 diet - avoid this popular breakfast item to manage symptoms of condition
DIABETES is a condition that causes a person ’s blood sugar level to become too high. As well as doing regular exercise and carrying out blood tests to make sure blood glucose levels stay balanced it’s important to eat the right things. Avoiding a particular breakfast item will help, according to one expert. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news