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Morning Rounds: New tattoo guidelines, over-treating patients
CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss a new report that offers guidance on the potential health issues surrounding body modifications like tattoos, a telling survey on the over-treatment of patients and a new patch that could help diabetics accurately measure glucose levels after exercise. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rainbow diets can help fight against cancer and diabetes
A RAINBOW diet of purple potatoes, broccoli and red grapes can help prevent diabetes, heart disease and even bowel cancer, according to research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetic Amputation Rates Soar in California, Nationally
(MedPage Today) -- No clear cause, but experts suggest numerous possibilities (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

EndoBreak: Diabetes & Fractures; Kidney Research Lobbying; Thyroid Drug Dust-Up
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Few Older Patients Aware of Deprescribing
Although the majority surveyed are aware of medication harms (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Hyperkalemia Linked to Poor Outcomes in Diabetes Patients Hyperkalemia Linked to Poor Outcomes in Diabetes Patients
A study finds hyperkalemia in about one in six patients with diabetes, portending worse outcomes and death.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

REMOVAL Update: More Benefits of Metformin in T1D REMOVAL Update: More Benefits of Metformin in T1D
New REMOVAL data presented at EASD 2017 reveal effects of metformin on renal function, biomarkers, and more in patients with type 1 diabetes.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

How the Graham-Cassidy Proposal Would Hurt Communities of Color
The repeated efforts by Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can feel endless — legislators keep reviving our deepest fears about how to keep our loved ones and ourselves healthy. Even though repeal was defeated in the Senate just a few months ago, there is a new bill that is as bad as, if not worse than, the previous version. Key Senators are ramming the legislation — known as Graham-Cassidy — through the chamber at warp speed. As two people who worked to make Obamacare a reality, we don’t like what we see. There will be devastating consequences for tens of millions of Americans &mdash...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Lu, Kathy Ko Chin Tags: Uncategorized Health Care Source Type: news

Federal Workers Who Made a Difference
The federal government gets a bad rap: it is constantly described as bloated and clunky, its workers as inefficient and ineffectual. Yet by and large, the men and women who make up the federal workforce rise above the criticism, put one foot in front of the other and do their job. Rarely is the work they do acknowledged, much less praised. But for the past 16 years, the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, or Sammies, have sought to change that by honoring federal employees who have an outsize impact on the country and the world. Below, the 2017 Sammie winners, chosen by the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Servic...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Government Source Type: news

Sexual touch promotes early puberty
A study, published inPLOS Biology, finds that touching prepubescent female rats’ genitals can cause regional brain alterations and signs of puberty to appear up to three weeks earlier.The Scientist (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity adversely affects sperm quality and quantity
A study, published in Andologia,reports that obesity in men is associated with lower semen volume, reduced sperm count, concentration and motility, as well as greater sperm defects.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Exosomes are the missing link to insulin resistance in diabetes
Chronic tissue inflammation resulting from obesity is an underlying cause of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes and, according to a paper published inCell, exosomes have an important role in this pathology.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oxytocin promotes avoidance of unfamiliar situations
According to a study, published in Biological Psychiatry,after experiencing negative social interactions, oxytocin promotes avoidance of unfamiliar social situations in mice.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

DNA editing in human embryos reveals role of fertility 'master gene'
A study, published inNature, used genome editing technology to identify a gene critical for fertility, which may be useful in the future to uncover the cause of miscarriage and improve fertility treatments.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stable Weight Loss 12 Years After RYGB; 50% Had Diabetes Remission Stable Weight Loss 12 Years After RYGB; 50% Had Diabetes Remission
A study of severely obese patients who had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass at a US center finds weight loss was sustained from 6 to 12 years with better metabolic parameters, but with a rare increased risk of suicide.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Type 2 Diabetes Patient's Perspective on Ramadan Fasting Type 2 Diabetes Patient's Perspective on Ramadan Fasting
How does Ramadan fasting fit into the diabetes management strategies of Muslim patients?BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Metavention CEO hops to another VC-backed startup
Kevin Hykes has left his post as CEO of Metavention to take over as top executive at another venture capital backed startup that is now exploring opening a Twin Cities office. Hykes has been named CEO of Relievant Medsystems, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company that aims to treat lower back pain by destroying nerves. He was previously CEO of Metavention, whose headquarters moved from California to Eden Prairie under Hykes' leadership. Metavention develops technology to tr eat diabetes. Asked whether… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

High Rate of Anemia Seen After Weight - Loss Surgery
Anemia much more common among patients who did not have close follow - up with weight - loss surgeon (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Convenience, compliance & control: How Insulet is changing insulin delivery tech
Shacey Petrovic spent nearly a decade trying to convince her diabetic father to switch to an insulin pump, rather than inject himself multiple times each day. But he was wary of the tubing and other challenges that come with constantly wearing a pump. So when Petrovic was tapped to serve as chief commercial officer at Insulet (NSDQ:PODD) in February 2015, she was eager to tell her dad about the company’s tubeless insulin delivery system, the Omnipod (Petrovic has since been promoted to president & COO of the Billerica, Mass.-based company). “He said, ‘I absolutely love it&rsqu...
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug Pumps Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Amgen Bigfoot Biomedical Eli Lilly & Co. GlaxoSmithKline plc Insulet Medtronic Ypsomed Source Type: news

J-DOIT3:'Aim for Near-Normal Metabolic Parameters' in Diabetes J-DOIT3:'Aim for Near-Normal Metabolic Parameters' in Diabetes
The large Japanese DOIT3 trial tells clinicians that optimal lipid, blood pressure, and, glycemic control are important to reduce microvascular and macrovascular complications in type 2 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

One Weight-Loss Surgery Shows Lasting Results
Patients 77 pounds slimmer on average 12 years after gastric bypass, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Type 2, High Blood Pressure, Weight Loss Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Red Meat and Poultry Tied to Increased Type 2 Diabetes Risk Red Meat and Poultry Tied to Increased Type 2 Diabetes Risk
A Singapore study suggests eating dark poultry meat, as well as red meat, may be linked to increased type 2 diabetes risk; an expert stresses overall lifestyle for disease prevention .Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Cardiac Risk the Same With All Sulfonylureas in Diabetes Cardiac Risk the Same With All Sulfonylureas in Diabetes
There is no difference in cardiac risk between nonspecific, long-acting sulfonylureas and specific, short-acting agents, although the former are more likely to provoke severe hypoglycemia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Research Technician in Molecular and Cell Biology at Imperial College London
Salary: £27,190 -£29,250 per annumContract: Full Time Fixed Term up to four yearsCampus: Hammersmith Campus Closing Date: Tuesday 3 October 2017 (Midnight BST)A Research Technician position in Molecular and Cell Biology is available in the Department of Medicine, Imperial College London. You will work on a programme funded by a Wellcome Trust Joint Investigator Award entitled Cellular thyroid hormone availability: regulation of development and tissue repair, and pathogenesis of degenerative disease.&nb...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New Scientist and Clinician Updates coming soon to your inbox
Introducing the new Scientist and Clinician Update emails, which have been designed in response to your feedback from the 2017 Society membership survey. The survey revealed that you would like email updates that are more relevant to your professional interests as clinical or basic research based endocrinologists.We are committed to implementing your feedback and these new monthly emails aim to ensure that our communications align with what members want to know, including all the Society and world endocrine news, national and international meetings, training opportunities and grants, selected for clinicians and sc...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Why Is Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Measured?
Title: Why Is Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Measured?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - September 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

What Is Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)?
Title: What Is Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - September 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How Is Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Measured?
Title: How Is Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Measured?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - September 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Red Meat and Poultry Tied to Diabetes Risk
Red Meat and Poultry Tied to Increased Type 2 Diabetes Risk (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dose-Response Effects of T Gel in Medically Castrated Men Dose-Response Effects of T Gel in Medically Castrated Men
A new study examines the treatment effects of variable doses of transdermal testosterone gel among medically castrated men.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Production of key diabetes cells can be improved
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) In the future diabetics might benefit from getting insulin-regulating beta cells transplanted into their body because their own beta cells are destroyed or less functional. However, according to new stem cell research at the University of Copenhagen, the current way of producing beta cells from stem cells has significant shortfalls. The beta cells produced have some features resembling alpha cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study on reasons for low rates of blood glucose monitoring in type 2 diabetes in China
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers in China who assessed self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) behavior among nearly 19,000 patients with type 2 diabetes treated with oral medications reported very low SMBG rates both before and after the patients began treatment with basal insulin, although the data showed an increase in mean SMBG frequency after six months and the percentage of patients who never monitored their blood glucose decreased. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Flu vaccine used in elderly may benefit middle-aged adults with chronic conditions
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Expanding the high-dose influenza vaccine recommendation to include middle-aged adults with chronic health conditions may make economic sense and save lives. The findings may justify for clinical trials of the high-dose and new recombinant trivalent influenza vaccines in 50- to 64-year-old adults with chronic illnesses, such as heart or lung disease, diabetes, or cancer, to determine if they do provide considerably better protection than the currently recommended standard dose quadrivalent vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exosomes are the missing link to insulin resistance in diabetes
(University of California - San Diego) Chronic tissue inflammation resulting from obesity is an underlying cause of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. But the mechanism by which this occurs has remained cloaked, until now. In a paper, published in the journal Cell, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers identified exosomes -- extremely small vesicles or sacs secreted from most cell types -- as the missing link. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery: Durable in the Long-Term (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Sustained body weight reduction and other benefits at 12 years (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - September 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

One weight-loss surgery shows lasting results
Obesity surgery can have long-lasting effects on weight and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insurer Market Power Lowers Providers ’ Prices
Evidence seen for specialists in markets with high provider, insurer concentration (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Benefits of gastric bypass persist for 12 years
(Reuters Health) - Twelve years after gastric-bypass weight-loss surgery, the benefits persist in most patients, leading to long-term weight loss, less diabetes, lower blood pressure and fewer cholesterol problems, according to a study of the technique that has had the longest follow-up so far. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Seniors with diabetes at higher risk for bone fracture
Seniors with type 2 diabetes may be at increased risk for fractures. And researchers think they know why. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One Weight-Loss Surgery Shows Lasting Results
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- Obesity surgery can have long-lasting effects on weight and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study finds. Doctors have known that a type of obesity surgery, called gastric bypass,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pharma's Influence on Diabetes Prescribing: Good or Bad? Pharma's Influence on Diabetes Prescribing: Good or Bad?
A recent study of pharmaceutical marketing in Washington, DC, concluded that this spending was correlated with prescribing of newer agents to treat diabetes. But is that necessarily a bad thing?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Antibiotics After C-Section Cut Infections in Obese Women (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Randomized clinical trial reported SSI risk fell by 59% (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - September 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Read Jimmy Kimmel ’s Moving Healthcare Monologue That Everyone’s Talking About
On Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel took to his late night show once more to talk healthcare — a subject near and dear to him personally, after his infant son dealt with heart surgery in the days after his birth last May. He delivered a heartfelt monologue then about the importance of adequate health coverage for all Americans, and in the wake of new healthcare legislation from Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsay Graham, he returned to the subject with an emotional plea. I know you guys are going to find this hard to believe, but a few months ago, after my son had open heart surgery, which was something I spoke about on the...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare Jimmy Kimmel Late Night Television Source Type: news

Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors With Diabetes
Bone weaknesses seen in those with blood sugar disease (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners Alter Gut Response to Glucose Artificial Sweeteners Alter Gut Response to Glucose
Large amounts of artificial sweeteners interfere with the gut's response to glucose, increasing both glucose absorption and glycemic response and inhibiting production of GLP-1.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

UK warns about alarm failure for Roche ’s insulin pumps
The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency issued a medical device alert for Roche‘s (OTC:RHHBY) Accu-Check Insight insulin pumps today, warning that the device’s audible and vibration alarms may not function. If a user doesn’t see the notification message on the pump and can’t hear or feel an alarm, it could lead to hyperglycemia, the agency said. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post UK warns about alarm failure for Roche’s insulin pumps appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug Pumps Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Roche Roche Diabetes Care Source Type: news

Long-term PTH Linked to Bone Improvements in Hypoparathyroidism Long-term PTH Linked to Bone Improvements in Hypoparathyroidism
Skeletal improvements are seen after 8 to 10 years of treatment; other research shows quality-of-life improvements.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors with Diabetes
Bone weaknesses seen in those with blood sugar disease Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Type 2, Fractures, Seniors' Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes symptoms: Warning signs of type 1 and type 2 diabetes
DIABETES can be a difficult disease to spot but there are certain warning signs people can look out for - including thrush and excessive thirst. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surveillance for certain health behaviors and conditions among states and selected local areas - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States, 2013 and 2014 - Gamble S, Mawokomatanda T, Xu F, Chowdhury PP, Pierannunzi C, Flegel D, Garvin W, Town M.
PROBLEM: Chronic diseases and conditions (e.g., heart diseases, stroke, arthritis, and diabetes) are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. These conditions are costly to the U.S. economy, yet they are often preventable or cont... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news