U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
More female, black, and Hispanic matriculants seen after diversity accreditation standards implemented (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

A tax hike on alcohol is the obesity fix Australians need to swallow
The national health impact could be substantial, preventing more than 190,000 cases of diabetes and 16,000 cases of cancerWe don ’t often equate the kilojoules we drink in our glass of wine or pint of beer with the weight that accumulates around our middle. Butour new study shows increasing the price of alcohol is the foremost value-for-money policy option to prevent obesity in Australia.The study, released today, shows if we increase alcohol taxes by standardising them across different types of alcohol, overall alcohol consumption would go down. This would lead to substantial reductions in the kilojoules Australians...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jaithri Ananthapavan, Gary Sacks and Vicki Brown for the Conversation Tags: Health Alcohol Tax Obesity Australia news Business (Australia) Medical research Source Type: news

Red Meat Diet Bulks up Atherogenic Metabolite, but It Can Be Reversed
(MedPage Today) -- Randomized diet study shows what 4 weeks of daily burgers can do (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - December 11, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Four dried fruits found to be low on glycemic index and a possible food source for people with diabetes
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - December 11, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

With Diabetes, Must You Fast for Blood Tests?
New research shows that up to 22 percent of people with diabetes who fasted for lab tests had a low blood sugar episode (hypoglycemia) while waiting for the test. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Link between poverty, obesity developed in last 30 years
Researchers report that impoverished communities in the U.S. have seen the fastest rise in diabetes and obesity during the last 30 years. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consensus Decision Pathway Developed for Tobacco Cessation
Patients who use tobacco should be offered brief intervention, including prescriptions, behavioral support (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Atypical Antipsychotics Heighten Gestational Diabetes Risk Atypical Antipsychotics Heighten Gestational Diabetes Risk
Dr Peter Yellowlees discusses a new study which shows that two antipsychotics in particular may have negative metabolic effects.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Millions of Low-Risk Type 2 Diabetes Patients May Be Over-Testing Millions of Low-Risk Type 2 Diabetes Patients May Be Over-Testing
A new study finds that one in seven individuals with type 2 diabetes who don't use insulin and are at low risk of hypoglycemia monitor their blood glucose levels more often than recommended.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Do Diabetics Really Need to Fast for Blood Tests?
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Fasting before a cholesterol blood test is just a nuisance for most people, but for those with diabetes, it can be dangerous. New research shows that up to 22 percent of people with diabetes who fasted for lab tests had a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to get rid of visceral fat: Four simple lifestyle changes to reduce harmful belly fat
HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: Visceral fat is body fat stored in the abdominal cavity and surrounds vital organs, making a person at increased risk of serious health complications, such as heart disease and diabetes. But some simple lifestyle changes can help you shed the harmful belly fat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: Having this sign on your neck could signal the condition
TYPE 2 diabetes symptoms usually develop slowly over many years, which can make spotting the condition early very difficult. Left untreated, serious health complications can occur. One symptoms to be wary of is on your neck. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insights Into Women and Stroke Risk
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- You might be surprised to learn that stroke is the number three killer of women. Women and men have many of the same risk factors for stroke, but some -- like high blood pressure, migraine with aura, diabetes and stress --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Drug cocktail turns off the juice to cancer cells
A widely used diabetes medication combined with an antihypertensive drug specifically inhibits tumor growth - this was discovered by researchers from the University of Basel's Biozentrum two years ago. In a follow-up study, recently published in Cell Reports, the scientists report that this drug cocktail induces cancer cell death by switching off their energy supply. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: This sign on your neck could signal the condition
TYPE 2 diabetes symptoms usually develop slowly over many years, which can make spotting the condition early very difficult. Left untreated, serious health complications can occur. One symptoms to be wary of is on your neck. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Made to Measure
Often attributed to management guru Peter Drucker but perhaps coined first by 19th century scientist William Thompson, Lord Kelvin, there is more to this famous quotation than first meets the eye.On the one hand, it is common sense – you do, you measure, you improve. But, on the other hand, can your activity be measured? Do the tools and metrics even exist? And, are you measuring the right things? Measuring can be a tricky business.Patient-centricity has transformed pharma, yet few companies effectively measure the impact of their patient engagement activities let alone track the shift in their people towards a patie...
Source: EyeForPharma - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hugh Gosling Source Type: news

Health Tip: Manage Diabetes During the Holidays
-- The holiday season can be difficult to navigate if you have diabetes. But with proper planning you can stay healthy, the American Diabetes Association says. The ADA offers this advice: Focus on timing. If your meal will be later than usual, eat... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pathogenesis of Cushing Disease Pathogenesis of Cushing Disease
A better understanding of the pathogenesis of Cushing disease could lead to the identification of therapeutic targets.Endocrine Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Gut microbiome may affect some anti-diabetes drugs
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) Why do orally-administered drugs for diabetes work for some people but not others?According to researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, bacteria that make up the gut microbiome may be the culprit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drug repositioning strategy identifies potential anti-epilepsy drugs
(University of Iowa Health Care) Starting with human brain tissue from patients with epilepsy, University of Iowa researchers used gene expression profiling and bioinformatics to identify 91 FDA-approved drugs, that may also have potential as anti-epilepsy treatments. Testing showed three of drugs -- a diabetes drug, a hypertension medication, and an antiparasitic therapy -- significantly reduced seizure-like movement in zebrafish. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lethal combination: Drug cocktail turns off the juice to cancer cells
(University of Basel) A widely used diabetes medication combined with an antihypertensive drug specifically inhibits tumor growth - this was discovered by researchers from the University of Basel's Biozentrum two years ago. In a follow-up study, recently published in Cell Reports, the scientists report that this drug cocktail induces cancer cell death by switching off their energy supply. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A correlation between obesity and income has only developed in the past 30 years
(Springer) It is well known that poorer Americans are more likely to be obese or suffer from diabetes; there is a strong negative correlation between household income and both obesity and diabetes. This negative correlation, however, has only developed in the past 30 years, according to researchers in Tennessee and London. Since 1990, the rise of obesity and diabetes was fastest among the poorest US regions, says Alexander Bentley of the University of Tennessee. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

60% of US adults don't do ANY muscle-strengthening exercises
Federal guidelines say US adults should be doing push-ups, weight lifting and sit-ups at least twice a week to maintain good health and lower the risks of diabetes, heart disease and cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People with type 2 diabetes may be testing blood sugar too much
People with type 2 diabetes might be testing their blood sugar levels too much, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many diabetics needlessly test blood sugar at home
(Reuters Health) - - One in seven people with type 2 diabetes may be needlessly testing their blood sugar at home several times a day, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - four of the BEST exercises and sports to prevent high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some exercise and lifestyle changes. You could prevent high blood sugar symptoms and signs by getting more active. These are the best exercises and sports you should add to your weekly gym routine to lower your blood sugar and boost weight loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BMI Inadequate for Identifying Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Whole-body fat, trunk fat mass, and certain blood biomarkers may be better risk indicators (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - December 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

POPS! Diabetes Care scores 510(k) for connected glucose monitoring system
The system also has a diabetes coach and tracking system.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 10, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Immunoassay may improve hormone detection in the blood
A new immunoassay could improve the sensitivity of hormone detection in the blood, according to research published in theJournal of the American Chemical Society.Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Adapted scoring system may better predict diabetes remission after weight loss surgery
Research, published inObesity Surgery, suggests that changes to the standard bariatric surgery clinical scoring system can better predict the time that patients are free from diabetes following bariatric surgery.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oxybutynin can reduce hot flashes in breast cancer survivors
Research, presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, suggests that the drug oxybutynin can reduce the severity of hot flashes in patients who have had breast cancer. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency in newborns linked to schizophrenia risk
Babies born with a deficiency in vitamin D may be at an increased risk of developing schizophrenia, according to research published Scientific Reports. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Immuno assay may improve hormone detection in the blood
A new immuno assay could improve the sensitivity of hormone detection in the blood, according to research published in theJournal of the American Chemical Society.Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

'We're Fighting For Our Lives': Patients Protest Sky-High Insulin Prices
The price of insulin keeps going up. For people with Type 1 diabetes, high prices can be a life and death issue. Now a grassroots movement is pushing for change.(Image credit: Maddie McGarvey for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bram Sable-Smith Source Type: news

'We're Fighting For Our Lives' — Patients Protest Sky-High Insulin Prices
The price of insulin keeps going up. For people with Type 1 diabetes, high prices can be a life and death issue. Now a grassroots movement is pushing for change.(Image credit: Maddie McGarvey for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bram Sable-Smith Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: This sign in your armpit could indicate the condition
TYPE 2 diabetes symptoms tend to develop slowly, which can make spotting them difficult. Left untreated, the condition can lead to serious complications, so recognising signs as early as possible is very important. One sign that can indicate the cognition is in the armpit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Track Carbs, Tap Into the Glycemic Index and Its Cousin
Title: To Track Carbs, Tap Into the Glycemic Index and Its CousinCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - December 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

RAI-Related Clonal Hematopoiesis in Thyroid Cancer RAI-Related Clonal Hematopoiesis in Thyroid Cancer
This study explores the prevalence of clonal hematopoiesis related to radioactive iodine exposure and how it impacts overall survival in patients with thyroid cancer.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Insulin Resistance, Hyperandrogenism, Inflammation in PCOS Insulin Resistance, Hyperandrogenism, Inflammation in PCOS
What do we know about the inter-relationships of these components in the pathophysiology of PCOS?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Study finds four dried fruits have lower glycemic index (GI) than white bread
(St. Michael's Hospital) People with diabetes and followers of diets based on the glycemic index (GI) can enjoy dried fruits knowing they do not cause a blood sugar spike compared to starchy foods such as white bread, suggests a study published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Millions of low-risk people with diabetes may be testing their blood sugar too often
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) For people with Type 2 diabetes, testing blood sugar levels becomes part of everyday life. But a new study suggests that some of them test more often than they need to. Fourteen percent of people with Type 2 diabetes who don't require insulin are buying enough test strips to test their blood sugar two or more times a day -- when they don't need to test nearly that frequently according to medical guidelines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ben-Gurion University researchers improve diabetes remission predictors in bariatric surgery
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) 'We know weight-loss surgery has the potential to put diabetes in remission,' says Dr. Rachel Golan, a lecturer in the BGU School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences. 'The previous DiaRem model was limited to projecting outcomes for only one year after only one type of procedure. Our 'Advanced-DiaRem' was able to predict the longer-term probability of achieving remission from diabetes out to five years following three different surgical procedures.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What are Some of the Causes of SGA?
Discussion Intrauterine growth retardation or fetal growth retardation is due to a pathological process that causes decelerated fetal growth velocity. Small-for-gestational age (SGA) is an infant with growth parameters below the normal range for gestational age. More commonly, SGA is defined as a birth weight
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Studies Clarify Role of Extended AI in Breast Ca
(MedPage Today) -- Treatment to 10 years and beyond beneficial for some patients (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - December 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Are Medtech Companies Still Interested in M & amp;A?
Medtech companies are not that “interested” in M&A anymore, according to a survey taken during a recent MD+DI webinar discussing Medtech Trends and Adaptation. Arda Ural, Phd, a partner, transaction advisory services practice for Ernst and Young (EY) was the presenter for the webinar. When asked whether or not companies expected to pursue M&A in the coming months about 77% of the participants answered no and 23% an answered yes. This has been a strong year for mergers and acquisitions, as companies have had a lot of cash-on-hand to put to use. Boston Scientific has been one of th...
Source: MDDI - December 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Increasing the amount of protein in your diet may lower your risk for diabetes
(Natural News) According to a study, which was published in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism, consuming more protein can help reduce the liver’s fat content. Making this change to your diet may even help lower the risk of diabetes in individuals with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). What is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)? NAFLD,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - the BEST 10p vegetable you should add to your diet to lower blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 risks could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could prevent diabetes symptoms and signs by adding this cheap vegetable to your daily diet. It ’s one of the “best” foods a diabetes patient could eat, it’s been claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicinal plant known as "wild cosmos" found to be highly beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes
(Natural News) There are more than 337 million people worldwide who are suffering from Type 2 diabetes. Many of these people spend their money on maintenance medications that are actually doing more harm to them than good. Fortunately, with the discovery of natural products that have antidiabetic potential, people won’t have to depend on these... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Six foods to be wary of at Christmas to keep your blood sugar in check
TYPE 2 diabetes is a common condition that can lead to serious complications if not controlled. Whether you ’ve been diagnosed with the condition or looking to prevent it, here are some foods to be wary of at Christmas and some much healthier alternatives. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quiz Time: Why Do Diabetes Patients Skimp on Therapy?
(MedPage Today) -- You passed medical training, now see if you can pass our weekly quiz (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news