J & amp;J ’s Device Unit Fails to Meet Sales Expectations
Johnson & Johnson beat Wall Street expectations in 3Q18, fueled mostly by its pharmaceutical unit, but that doesn’t mean every business from the New Brunswick, NJ-based company is firing on all cylinders. J&J noted its medical device unit was a bit behind and actually missed expectations. Total medical device sales came in at about $6.59 billion missing expectations of $6.64 billion.  Overall, J&J reported third-quarter net income of $3.93 billion, or $1.44 per share, up from $3.76 billion, or $1.37 per share a year earlier. The performance pushed the company to adjust ...
Source: MDDI - October 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Two Treatments, Similar Outcomes in Diabetic Retinopathy
(MedPage Today) -- Visual acuity similar at 5 years with ranibizumab, photocoagulation (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - October 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity Tied to Higher Risk of Early Colon Ca in Women
(MedPage Today) -- Risk seen rising with incremental increases in BMI (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - October 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Study Highlights Aggressive Nature of Type 2 Diabetes in Youth Study Highlights Aggressive Nature of Type 2 Diabetes in Youth
Dr Steven Kahn describes the ongoing RISE studies and urges aggressive treatment of youth despite disappointing results of the pediatric medication study.Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

' Compelling' Data: Bariatric Surgery Saves Lives'Compelling' Data: Bariatric Surgery Saves Lives
Why are there still so many hurdles between obese patients with type 2 diabetes who would benefit from this life-saving treatment?Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Minnesota sues Eli Lilly, Sanofi and Novo Nordisk over alleged price-gouging
The lawsuit from Minnesota attorney general Lori Swanson accuses the drugmakers of deceiving patients who have diabetes (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric Sx Cuts Macrovascular Complications in Obesity, T2DM
TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 -- For patients with severe obesity and type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery is associated with a lower risk for macrovascular outcomes compared with not undergoing surgery, according to a study published in the Oct. 16 issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obesity Surgery May Cut Diabetics' Heart Risk
Severely obese patients who had weight-loss surgery were 40 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke over five years, versus those on standard diabetes care, according to a new study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - four ways to reverse and ‘cure’ your high blood sugar condition
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle swaps. You could lower your chances of diabetes symptoms, or even reverse your high blood sugar condition, by making these changes to your daily routine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastric Band, Metformin Equally Prevent Diabetes in Short-Term Gastric Band, Metformin Equally Prevent Diabetes in Short-Term
In moderately obese adults with prediabetes or recent-onset type 2 diabetes, both gastric banding and metformin improved insulin sensitivity within a year. But longer-term, gastric banding should triumph.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Cuts CAD in Very Obese, but Do Effects Wane? Bariatric Surgery Cuts CAD in Very Obese, but Do Effects Wane?
Bariatric surgery reduces macrovascular disease in obese patients with diabetes. Although, weight regain remains a challenge in all patients, if expectations are realistic, it's a good treatment option.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics
New research suggests obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Obesity Surgery May Cut Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics
TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 -- Obesity surgery may help prevent heart attacks and strokes in people who are severely overweight and have diabetes, a new large study suggests. It's already known that obesity surgery can help people shed pounds and better... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gastric Banding, Metformin Similar for Improving Glycemia
TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 -- In adults with moderate obesity and either impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or recently diagnosed mild type 2 diabetes (T2D), gastric banding and metformin are similarly effective for slowing disease progression over a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Member Highlights: Stony Brook University, Southampton, NY
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. Connect to Your Health Fair The Applied Health Informatics program at Stony Brook University received the “Outreach to Consumers” Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to conduct a Wellness Fair for the senior population in the Southampton, N.Y. The purpose of the Wellness Fair was to encourage patient engagement and health literacy through health technologies, patient-phy...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Member Highlights Source Type: news

Opportunity to join The Endocrinologist Editorial Board
We have a vacancy on the Editorial Board for the Society’s member magazine,The Endocrinologist. We are looking for a research-focused member to join the team and start in early 2019.The Editorial Board is responsible for the content of the magazine in which we showcase the latest thinking in all areas of endocrinology, as well as news and issues that affect clinicians, scientists and nurses working in the field of endocrinology.The Endocrinologist provides a vital line of communication between members, helping to foster a sense of community and loyalty.Board duties include:• Maintaining an overv...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson ’ s Q3 numbers top estimates
Third-quarter sales and earnings for Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) topped the consensus forecast, prompting the healthcare giant to raise its outlook for the rest of the year. New Brunswick, N.J.-based J&J posted profits of $3.93 billion, or $1.44 per share, on sales of $20.35 billion for the three months ended Sept. 30, for a bottom-line gain of 4.5% on sales growth of 3.6% compared with Q3 2017. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $2.05, 2¢ ahead of Wall Street, where analysts expected sales of $20.05 billion. “We are pleased with our strong third-quarter performance, which refle...
Source: Mass Device - October 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Diabetes: Surprising new role of fat revealed
New research challenges existing beliefs on the origins of diabetes, suggesting that overall fat tissue may be to blame, rather than the liver or pancreas. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Africa:Data Deficit Mars African Control of Lifestyle Diseases
[SciDev.Net] African efforts to tackle the rising threat of cancer, diabetes and other non-communicable diseases is being hampered by a chronic lack of information, a WHO meeting has heard. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Swap fruit juice for whole fruit to avoid high blood sugar
TYPE 2 diabetes occurs when the level of sugar in the blood is too high. While this doesn ’t mean people with the condition have to completely avoid sugar, they should cut down on it. One easy way to do this is to swap fruit juice for whole fruits. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Should people with diabetes eat fruit or will it raise blood sugar?
TYPE 2 diabetes occurs when the level of sugar in the blood is too high. While this doesn ’t mean people with the condition have to completely avoid sugar, they should cut down on it. As fruit contains natural sugars, does this mean diabetic people should limit the amount of fruit they consume? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early onset of menopause and diabetes may limit life span
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Only in science fiction novels can scientists predict people's lifespans. However, researchers have advanced the understanding of those risk factors that adversely affect mortality rates. A new study concludes that women who experienced early menopause lived shorter lives and spent fewer years without diabetes than women who experienced normal or late menopause. Study results are published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GPs urged to tell patients to 'do more exercise!' ...even if they're seriously ill 
Health officials say GPs and healthcare workers should encourage patients with serious conditions like cancer, diabetes, dementia and depression to be more active. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New RET Inhibitors Show Reduced Toxicities in Thyroid Cancer New RET Inhibitors Show Reduced Toxicities in Thyroid Cancer
The precision-targeted therapies show early, encouraging signs of reduced toxicities for medullary, thyroid cancers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Alcohol, Suicide-Related Mortality Higher in Diabetics
(MedPage Today) -- Rates tended to be higher for those on insulin versus oral agents (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Valeritas shares fall despite Street-beating Q3 prelims
Shares in Valeritas (NSDQ:VLRX) fell today after the medical technology company announced its preliminary financial results for the third quarter of 2018. The Bridgewater, N.J.-based company said it expects to post quarterly revenue of approximately $6.9 million, just ahead of the $6.85 million predicted by analysts. Compared to the same period in 2017, Valeritas’ sales are up 36%. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Valeritas shares fall despite Street-beating Q3 prelims appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations MassDevice Earnings Roundup Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Valeritas Source Type: news

Zero Hunger: our actions today are our future tomorrow
This article is part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day October 16   José Graziano da Silva is Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsThe post Zero Hunger: our actions today are our future tomorrow appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jose Graziano da Silva Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations World Food Day 2018 Source Type: news

Limitations of the 2015 ATA Guidelines for Thyroid Cancer Limitations of the 2015 ATA Guidelines for Thyroid Cancer
The 2015 American Thyroid Association guidelines provide recommendations for the detection and risk stratification of thyroid cancer -- but are there limitations?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Diagnosing Nonfunctional Pancreatic NETs in MEN1 Diagnosing Nonfunctional Pancreatic NETs in MEN1
This review examines the available evidence regarding the diagnosis of nonfunctional pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors in MEN1.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Preconception Management of Thyroid Dysfunction Preconception Management of Thyroid Dysfunction
Effectively managing maternal thyroid disorders during the preconception period is key to ensuring optimal pregnancy outcomes.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Tandem wins approval for insulin pump in Canada
Tandem Diabetes Care (NSDQ:TNDM) won a medical device license from Health Canada last week for its t:slim X2 insulin pump. The device integrates directly with Dexcom‘s (NSDQ:DXCM) G5 continuous glucose monitor and is the only system of its kind approved in Canada, according to the San Diego, Calif.-based company. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Tandem wins approval for insulin pump in Canada appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Featured Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Dexcom tandemdiabetes Source Type: news

Chiropractor crackdown: College gives ultimatum on misleading health claims
There is no acceptable scientific evidence that chiropractors can treat Alzheimer's disease, cancer, diabetes, infertility, infections, autism, ADHD or Down syndrome. And yet, some practitioners in this province claim they can. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Teaming Up to Prevent Heart Disease in People With Diabetes Teaming Up to Prevent Heart Disease in People With Diabetes
The American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association are collaborating to improve cardiovascular care of patients with diabetes. Drs Ileana Pi ñ a and Stacey Rosen discuss the initiative.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Cases Show Periodic Fasting May Cut Medication Use in T2DM
MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 -- Medically supervised, therapeutic fasting regimens can help reverse type 2 diabetes (T2D) and minimize the need for pharmacological interventions, according to a case series published online Oct. 9 in BMJ Case... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism drug improved with zinc
The new drug poly-zinc-liothyronine may perform better than liothyronine in patients with hypothyroidism who do not respond to levothyroxine, according to research published inThyroid.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Estradiol and progesterone release may be different in epileptic female mice
In epileptic female mice the release of reproductive hormones estradiol and progesterone may be different due to changes in neuronal activty, according to research published ineNeuro.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Children who exercise intensely have a lower risk of type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Research, published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine& Science in Sports, suggest that increased bouts of intense physical exercise can reduce the risk of children developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metabolic profile may predict risk of developing diabetes and obesity
Research, published in Cell Metabolism, suggests that measuring the levels of 49 metabolites in blood can predict future health, including the risk of diabetes and obesity.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Women with elevated prolactin levels may have a lower risk of type-2 diabetes
The risk of developing type-2 diabetes may be lower in women who have high levels of circulating prolactin, according to research published inDiabetologia.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Increased risk of death from accidents, alcohol or suicide in diabetics
Research, published in theEuropean Journal of Endocrinology, suggests that diabetes patients may be at a higher risk of death from an accident, alcoholism or suicide due to the psychological burden of managing their disease. Independant (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Drug Shortages Hit Clinics
[The Herald] A serious shortage of drugs for chronic ailments including high blood pressure (BP) and diabetes has hit most rural health centres in Beitbridge West constituency where about 10 percent of the population are on these drugs, an official has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Four ways to avoid high blood sugar and stop diabetes symptoms in winter
TYPE 2 diabetes sufferers tend to have higher blood sugar levels in the winter than in the warmer seasons. As we approach winter, follow these four tips to keep blood sugar levels healthy and avoid diabetes symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccines Are Critical If You Have Diabetes
Title: Vaccines Are Critical If You Have DiabetesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - October 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes Can Make Weight-Loss Harder. Here's Help
Title: Diabetes Can Make Weight-Loss Harder. Here's HelpCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - October 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Investing in your employees ’ mental health is good business
Likely not visually apparent, your bottom line is bleeding due to a silent epidemic. Unaddressed mental illnesses are costing companies, whether they can see it or not. Mental illness is the No. 1 public health problem in the United States, more common than cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined. One in four people will face a serious mental health problem during their lifetime: that means you, a member of your family, or a close friend, an employee or a colleague. Why should we, the business… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. Paul E. Keck, Jr. Source Type: news

Investing in your employees ’ mental health is good business
Likely not visually apparent, your bottom line is bleeding due to a silent epidemic. Unaddressed mental illnesses are costing companies, whether they can see it or not. Mental illness is the No. 1 public health problem in the United States, more common than cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined. One in four people will face a serious mental health problem during their lifetime: that means you, a member of your family, or a close friend, an employee or a colleague. Why should we, the business… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Dr. Paul E. Keck, Jr. Source Type: news

Costs of Medicare diabetes prevention program may exceed reimbursements
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For some healthcare providers - especially those serving racial/ethnic minority and low-income patients - the costs of delivering a new Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) may be much higher than the expected reimbursement, reports a study in the November issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The easy way may not be the best
(New York University) The steps cells take in response to challenges are more complex than previously thought, finds new research. The study investigates a system relevant to cancer, viral infection, and diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Support for disabled people to become more active
Nearly half of all disabled people are inactive Related items fromOnMedica What promotes uptake and retention in group-based weight management services? Diabetes and obesity higher among LGBQ teens Stigmatising overweight people is counterproductive Making health changes more effective as a couple Stop smoking aids — better than going 'cold turkey' (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news