Ethanol Injection for Benign Cystic and Mixed Thyroid Nodule Ethanol Injection for Benign Cystic and Mixed Thyroid Nodule
Are percutaneous ethanol injections a safe and effective treatment option for thyroid nodules with cystic and mixed properties?Endocrine Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

No honor roll for D.C.-area hospitals in annual U.S. News rankings
U.S. News& World Report has released its 29th annual ranking of the nation's top hospitals, and the D.C.-area is not on it. While no hospital in the region ranked in the top 20 — what U.S. News calls its Best Hospitals Honor Roll — MedStar Georgetown is ranked 26th in the nation in the diabetes& endocrinology specialty, and MedStar Washington 49th in cardiology& heart surgery. John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore is ranked 3rd overall, following the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York, and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Katishi Maake Source Type: news

The balloon to treat women's health issues
Called Revita, the device is already used for type 2 diabetes because the burning process, ablation, burns off cells which have become resistant to insulin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Drugs Tied to Lower Fracture Risk and Health Costs Osteoporosis Drugs Tied to Lower Fracture Risk and Health Costs
Older women with osteoporosis who consistently take a bisphosphonate may have a lower risk of fractures and lower total health costs than their counterparts who stop taking these drugs, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

GID Gets 2nd Lease on Life with New Trial
GI Dynamics has won a nod from FDA to begin a pivotal trial of the embattled EndoBarrier, a technology used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes. The pivotal trial could be a significant turning point in the life of the Lexington, MA-based company, which was founded in 2004. The firm has been approved for staged enrollment with initial approval for treatment of up to 67 study participants including 50 EndoBarrier and about 17 control participants. GI Dynamics said it expects to complete enrollment of Stage I of the study during the first half of 2019. “This IDE approval is the result of more than two ye...
Source: MDDI - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Implants Source Type: news

Thyroid Tablets Recalled in US Because of Impurity Risk Thyroid Tablets Recalled in US Because of Impurity Risk
The combined levothyroxine (T4) and liothyronine (T3) thyroid tablets from Westminster Pharmaceuticals are being recalled to the wholesale level as a precaution because of a risk of adulteration.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

New genetic test could detect your risk of five deadly diseases DECADES before symptoms arise
Harvard Medical School scientists say their new test, giving a 'polygenic risk score', would be the earliest predictor ever. It could be given at birth to spot risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GI Dynamics wins FDA nod for pivotal US EndoBarrier trial
GI Dynamics (ASX:GID) said today it won FDA investigational device exemption approval to launch a pivotal trial of its EndoBarrier device designed for treating patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity, pending Institutional Review Board approval. The EndoBarrier device is a plastic gut sleeve designed to prevent the absorption of nutrients from food as it exits the stomach and enters the intestinal tract to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity, the Lexington, Mass.-based company said. The approval is a boon for the company, which has faced a number of hurdles with its device over the past few years, inclu...
Source: Mass Device - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Diabetes Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Weight loss GI Dynamics Source Type: news

Vitamin D No Benefit in Pregnancy for Fetal or Infant Growth Vitamin D No Benefit in Pregnancy for Fetal or Infant Growth
Supplementation in a population of pregnant women with high rates of vitamin D deficiency showed no effect on fetal or infant growth measures compared with placebo.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Teenagers with a weak handshake are more likely to suffer diabetes and heart disease
The Baylor University-led study, published in the Journal of Paediatrics, found boys and girls with weaker grips were three times as likely to suffer from a decline in their health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Lowers Microvascular Disease Risk
MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 -- Bariatric surgery is tied to lower overall incidence of microvascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a study published online Aug. 7 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Rebecca... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Low-Energy Diet Induces Different Effects in Men, Women
MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 -- An eight-week low-energy diet (LED) induces different effects in men and women, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Pia Christensen, Ph.D., from the University of Copenhagen in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Member Highlights: Southwest PA Area Health Education Center, Pittsburgh, PA
NNLM MAR is pleased to share successes of health outreach projects and activities in our region. Learn what your amazing colleagues are doing to increase access to quality health information for the communities they serve. Connections4Health Connections4Health is a program from the Southwest Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center (AHEC) designed to collaborate with community health centers, public libraries and other community-focused organizations to address the broader, unmet social health needs of their patients or patrons. These unmet needs may include food security, employment, housing, or utility assistance. The ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Member Highlights Source Type: news

Obesity during pregnancy increases risk of psychiatric disorders in children
Obese, pregnant women with diabetes are more likely to have children with psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD or autism, according to a study published inPediatrics.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early diabetes diagnosis linked to earlier death
A study, published inThe Lancet, reports that patients diagnosed with type-1 diabetes at a young age have a greater risk of developing heart issues and a shorter life expectancy.Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Variability in occurrence of adrenal crisis in CAH
The incidence of adrenal crisis in young congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) patients varies greatly, depending on the treating hospital, according to a study published inClinical Endocrinology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fertility treatments may increase autism risk
According to research, published by the University of Haifa in Israel, progesterone therapy, when used as a fertility treatment, increases the risk of having an autistic child.Tribune (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Improved thyroid biopsy technique
According to a study, published inThyroid, using smaller-gauge needles for nonaspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules leads to improved diagnosis.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning - the one thing you must do after exercising or risk foot problem
DIABETES type 2 patients should exercise to lower their risk of high blood sugar symptoms. But, this is the one thing all diabetics must do after walking, or risk painful foot complications. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Weak Grip May Signal Future Health Trouble -- Even in Kids
MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 -- Weak grip strength in children may point to a higher risk of such health problems as diabetes and heart disease, new research suggests. In a new study that followed children from 4th grade through 5th grade, a grip-strength... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Most Americans are Overweight
-- More than 70 percent of Americans are overweight or obese, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. About 38 percent of those people are considered obese, the agency says. Obesity raises a person's risk for health problems, such as diabetes,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Testosterone Therapy Since the FDA's 2015 Labelling Changes Testosterone Therapy Since the FDA's 2015 Labelling Changes
Are the recent FDA label changes regarding the cardiovascular risks of testosterone therapy supported by available evidence?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers predict risk for common deadly diseases from millions of genetic variants
(Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard) A research team reports a new kind of genome analysis that could identify large fractions of the population who have a much higher risk of developing serious common diseases, including coronary artery disease, breast cancer, or type 2 diabetes. These tests, which use information from millions of places in the genome to ascertain risk for five diseases, can flag greater likelihood of developing the potentially fatal conditions well before any symptoms appear. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Grip strength of children gives clues about their future health
(Baylor University) Adolescents with a strong hand grip -- an indicator of overall muscle strength -- have better odds of being healthy over time, according to a two-year study of 368 elementary school children. The findings give insights to identify youngsters at future risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rid yourself of your junk food cravings by improving the quality of your sleep
(Natural News) Fight your junk food cravings and cut the risk of Type 2 diabetes by getting better-quality sleep. A study presented at the 2018 national meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies revealed that having better-sleep quality might reduce the risk of night-time snacking and slash the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. For... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Links 3 Eye Diseases, Alzheimer's
Patients with age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma had a 40 to 50 percent greater risk of Alzheimer's disease than those without the eye conditions, the authors of a new study report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Married couples share the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
(Natural News) The risk of developing Type 2 diabetes is shared by married couples, a study published in the journal Diabetologia suggested. The study, which was conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University in Denmark, found an association between the body mass index (BMI) of one spouse and the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning - the one weight loss diet plan that could cause high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making changes to your diet or lifestyle. Following this weight loss diet plan could result in high blood sugar symptoms, scientists have warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you have hypoglycemia without diabetes?
Hypoglycemia occurs when a person's blood sugar levels drop too low. It can cause dizziness, confusion, and loss of consciousness, among other symptoms. While diabetes is the most common cause of hypoglycemia, it can result from other medical conditions. Learn about them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Studies Unable to Reproduce Results of Two Diabetes Papers
The original work found that an anti-malaria drug or the neurotransmitter GABA could increase the number of insulin-producing pancreatic cells in mice. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 10, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

New T1D, Obesity Guidelines; DPP-4 Drug Risks; Soy Benefits (in Rats)
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Children are six times more likely to have ADHD if their mothers had diabetes and obesity
Women who had both obesity and diabetes when they got pregnant are more than six times more likely to have children with ADHD or other psychiatric disorders, new Swedish research suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Insulet ’s CEO plans to create a billion-dollar business
When Pat Sullivan joined Insulet (NSDQ:PODD) in 2014, the Billerica, Mass.-based company was reeling in roughly $300 million in revenue selling its Omnipod tubless insulin delivery system. Sullivan, a veteran of the medtech industry, saw a path to creating a billion-dollar company and it centered around the concept of making life easier for people with diabetes. “I have an attraction to bringing new and innovative technology to market and I was totally enamored with the Omnipod. I understood why this product should be the standard of care in insulin delivery and I’ve been working for the last four yea...
Source: Mass Device - August 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Insulet Source Type: news

Early Onset Type 1 Diabetes Tied to Heart Disease
Compared with the control group, life expectancy averaged 16 years less for people diagnosed with diabetes before age 10. Those diagnosed at an older age died, on average, 10 years earlier than people without diabetes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADA Issues New Guidance on Type 1 Diabetes in Youth ADA Issues New Guidance on Type 1 Diabetes in Youth
' There are unique challenges that children and their families face. We have tried to provide a comprehensive approach to that,'says an author.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Sufficient Preconception Vitamin D Tied to Lower Miscarriage Risk
FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 -- Preconception vitamin D levels may play a role in maintaining pregnancy, according to a study published recently in The Lancet Diabetes& Endocrinology. Sunni Mumford, Ph.D., from the National Institutes of Health in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Postdoctoral researcher in reproductive endocrinology, St George ’s University of London.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the research group of Dr Kim Jonas, located in the Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute, at St George’s, University of London.The post-holder will utilize a combination ofin vivo andin vitro models, together with cutting-edge single molecule imaging and genomic approaches to uncover how follicle stimulating hormone and its receptor regulate ovarian function at key time points throughout reproductive lifespan.This full-time post is funded by the BBSRC for 3 years and the closing date for applications is Monday 20 August ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplementation does not increase baby growth in deficient pregnant mothers
According to research, published in theNew England Journal of Medicine, pregnant women with vitamin D deficiency who take supplements do not improve their babies' growth.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Men get a testosterone boost from winning
According to research, published inHuman Nature, men who believe they have won in competition with another man have elevated testosterone levels and an inflated opinion of their sexual attractiveness.Sky News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Tight underpants reduce sperm quality
According to a study, published inHuman Reproduction, men who wear looser boxer shorts have higher sperm number and quality.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Synthetic hormone boosts plant growth
A new hormone, developed by combining chemical, biological and engineering techniques, could be used to manipulate plant growth, according to a study published inNew Phytologist.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Ketogenic diet may raise type-2 diabetes risk
According to research, published in theJournal of Physiology, although low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets can reduce weight, they may also decrease glucose tolerance and predispose to developing type-2 diabetes. Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How the Lack of Affordable Vegetables is Creating a Billion-Dollar Obesity Epidemic in South Africa
Fruit and vegetable prices in South Africa have increased to the point that poorer people have had to remove them from their grocery lists. Credit: Nalisha Adams/IPSBy Nalisha AdamsJOHANNESBURG, Aug 10 2018 (IPS)Every Sunday afternoon, Thembi Majola* cooks a meal of chicken and rice for her mother and herself in their home in Alexandra, an informal settlement adjacent to South Africa’s wealthy economic hub, Sandton.“Vegetables is only on Sunday,” Majola tells IPS, adding that these constitute potatoes, sweet potato and pumpkin. Majola, who says she weighs 141 kgs, has trouble walking short distances as it...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nalisha Adams Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Foundation obesity Source Type: news

Type 1 diabetes patients face 'shorter life expentancy' if diagnosed as children
TYPE 1 diabetes patients who are diagnosed at a young age have a greater risk of heart problems and shorter life expectancy when compared to those with a diagnosis which comes later in life, a study has found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Onset Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Heart Disease, Shorter Life
FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 -- People with type 1 diabetes have a much greater risk of serious heart problems and early death, especially if they were diagnosed before age 10, new research suggests. But the study only found an association, and didn't... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Dispelling Myths About Diabetes
-- On behalf of the millions of Americans living with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) says it wants to dispel some common myths about the disease. The ADA cites these examples: If you are overweight, you will develop diabetes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Early Onset Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Heart Disease, Shorter Life
Title: Early Onset Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Heart Disease, Shorter LifeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - August 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Dispelling Myths About Diabetes
Title: Health Tip: Dispelling Myths About DiabetesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - August 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

OGTT Glucose Peak Time and Prediabetes and Hepatic Steatosis OGTT Glucose Peak Time and Prediabetes and Hepatic Steatosis
Among obese adolescent girls, glucose peak timing during an oral glucose tolerance test may be a better indicator of metabolic risk than the pattern of the glucose curve.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

New study provides next clue to prevent dangerous episodes of low blood sugar in diabetics
(Louisiana State University) A new LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center study reveals that a novel biomarker might give us new answers necessary to creating a diagnostic tool for hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure (HAAF). No objective diagnostic tool currently exists for this condition which, if left untreated, can lead to ever-worsening and possibly life-threatening episodes of dangerously low blood sugar. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news