Diabetes type 1 symptoms: Unexplained weight loss? This woman lost 10 kg before diagnosis
DIABETES type 1 symptoms may appear in adult life, not just at birth. The condition is caused by problems with the pancreas, which stops it producing the hormone to control blood sugar levels, insulin, which results in unexplained weight loss if not treated. This woman developed diabetes type 1 symptoms during adulthood. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breath tests may allow for earlier detection of pancreatic cancer
(Wiley) Pancreatic cancer carries a very poor prognosis as most patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage. Now a new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) study indicates that breath analyses may help detect pancreatic cancer earlier, when curative treatments may be possible. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA led the nation in organ transplants in 2017
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center led the nation in the number of solid organ transplants performed in 2017, with 641 procedures that included kidney, pancreas, lung, heart and intestine transplants, according to statistics from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.UCLA recorded 363 kidney transplants in 2017, making it the year ’s top kidney transplant center.Other medical centers with a high number of solid organ transplants in 2017 were UC San Francisco; Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri; and the University of Wisconsin ’s University Hospital in Ma...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

RenovoRx sets its sights on localized treatment of pancreatic cancer
People living with pancreatic cancer find themselves facing devastating odds – the five-year survival rate is in the single digits, according to the American Cancer Rate. Pursuing treatment often means dealing with the side effects of systemic chemotherapy, including hair loss, fatigue and neuropathy. Shaun Bagai and his team at RenovoRx think that their catheter could help usher in a targeted treatment option for these patients. The company’s RenovoCath dual-balloon infusion catheter is designed to localize the delivery of chemotherapy to a pancreatic tumor, eliminating the need for systemic chemothe...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Catheters Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Pharmaceuticals RenovoRx Source Type: news

Quiz: What Do You Know About This Pancreatic Condition? Quiz: What Do You Know About This Pancreatic Condition?
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is a condition that can accompany more established disorders. But do you have the proper knowledge to know it when you see it? Take this quiz to find out.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Preventing pancreatic oxidative damage associated with diabetes by using herbal complexes
This study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine seeks to uncover the mechanisms that make this herbal combination effective against diabetes mellitus (DM). Fluctuations in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Working night shifts drives up the risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease:
A new study from the University of Washington and the University of Surrey has found that working night shift disrupts the peripheral clocks found in your body's tissues such as the liver and pancreas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eversense Buzz Continues with New Collaboration
Two powerhouses in the diabetes treatment and management space are in a new collaboration. Senseonics, which has been buzzing since receiving a PMA for the Eversense continuous glucose monitoring CGM system in June, and Glooko have announced a new agreement. The partnership enables integration of the long-term Eversense branded CGM systems with Glooko’s diabetes data management platform. The integration of these solutions will allow Eversense CGM data to be synced into Mountain View, CA-based Glooko’s platform directly from the Germantown, MD -based Senseonics cloud. The companies said that Eversense users will...
Source: MDDI - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Business Source Type: news

Reflex Testing for Germline Mutations in Pancreatic Cancer Reflex Testing for Germline Mutations in Pancreatic Cancer
Ancestries are important when considering reflex founder mutation testing in patients with pancreatic cancer.JCO Precision Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Working night shifts drives up the risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease:
A new study from the University of Washington and the University of Surrey has found that working night shift disrupts the peripheral clocks found in your body's tissues such as the liver and pancreas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bovie Medical to Divest Its Core Business Segment
Bovie Medical is turning away from its core business segment and will focus on the commercialization of its J-Plasma/Renuvion Cosmetic Technology. The Clearwater, FL-based company is making this move after it announced it would sell its core business segment to Specialty Surgical Instrumentation, a subsidiary of Symmetry Surgical, for $97 million. The firm’s core offerings include the electrosurgical and cauteries business. The proposed divestiture caused shares of Bovie Medical to be up by nearly 7% in morning trade. “Today’s announcement of the divestiture and sale of our core business segment to Symmet...
Source: MDDI - July 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer: Mutable cancer cells are more dangerous
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Pancreatic cancer often spreads, forming metastases in the liver or lungs. The prognosis is better for patients with metastases in the lungs. However, the organ that is more likely to be affected depends on the cancer cells' ability to alter their characteristics and shape -- as a research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has discovered. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

WSU study reveals how shift work disrupts metabolism
(Washington State University) A new study conducted at Washington State University has brought scientists closer to finding out why working night shifts increases your risk of developing diabetes and other metabolic disorders. The study revealed that just three days of being on a night shift schedule will disrupt metabolism. This disruption appears to be driven by separate biological clocks (so-called peripheral oscillators) in the liver, gut and pancreas, rather than the brain's master clock. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Calcium channel blockers, a popular type of blood pressure medicine, shown to raise the risk of pancreatic cancer in menopausal women
(Natural News) Modern medicine involves a lot of trial-and-error. Whatever benefits patients receive from a pharmaceutical is heavily shadowed by the various risks and side effects that typically accompany the drug. Such is the case for a particular type of blood pressure medicine and its apparent link to cancer. A new study carried out by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Research News Roundup-June 2018
This article includes brief summaries and links to news releases from the preceding month that discuss some of our latest medical research. It also connects readers to related resources.?By Elizabeth Zimmermann ___________________________________________________ This month's Roundup includes a number of findings related to pancreatic cancer and other?gastrointestinal [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Survival in Pancreatic Cancer With Germline Mutations Survival in Pancreatic Cancer With Germline Mutations
Platinum-based therapy may improve survival in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma carrying deleterious germline mutations.JCO Precision Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Model Gauges Risk for Pancreatic Cancer at Onset of Diabetes Model Gauges Risk for Pancreatic Cancer at Onset of Diabetes
A risk-stratification score identifies which patients with new-onset diabetes are at high risk of having pancreatic cancer and should receive a clinical workup.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Splice Variant of MUC4 Promotes Pancreatic Cancer Progression
When MUC4/X-overexpressing pancreatic cancer cells were transplanted into mice, tumors grew aggressively, with significant metastasis to liver and peritoneum. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer symptoms: Three changes in your stools to look out for
PANCREATIC cancer doesn ’t usually cause symptoms in the early stages, which can make it difficult to diagnose. But if signs do show it can have an effect on your bowel habits. There are three changes in your stools you should look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Denver hospital suspends organ-transplant program
One of just four transplant programs in the Rocky Mountain region is putting a temporary stop to all transplant procedures in order to upgrade and rebuild the program. Porter Adventist Hospital officials did not give a time-frame for re-starting their 30-year-old program in announcing Tuesday that all kidney, pancreas and liver transplants will halt during a reassessment of the initiative. But CEO Todd Folkenberg said the Denver facility, which is part of the Ce ntura Health system, will partner… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 4, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Denver hospital suspends organ-transplant program
One of just four transplant programs in the Rocky Mountain region is putting a temporary stop to all transplant procedures in order to upgrade and rebuild the program. Porter Adventist Hospital officials did not give a time-frame for re-starting their 30-year-old program in announcing Tuesday that all kidney, pancreas and liver transplants will halt during a reassessment of the initiative. But CEO Todd Folkenberg said the Denver facility, which is part of the Ce ntura Health system, will partner… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 4, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Long working hours heightens risk of diabetes in women
Working more than 45 hours a week linked to greater risk of diabetes in women but not men Related items fromOnMedica Preventing type 2 diabetes Job strain linked to heightened risk of early death in men with heart disease/diabetes Artificial pancreas ‘safe and effective’ for type 1 diabetes, concludes study Type 2 diabetes drugs vary in impact on survival (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UGR makes a step towards earlier diagnosis of pancreatic cancer
(University of Granada) A multidisciplinary team from the University of Granada has developed software that can make it easier to identify potential pancreatic cancer biomarkers and thereby achieve earlier diagnosis. Pancreatic cancer can be diagnosed using biomarkers which are differentially expressed genes indicative of this illness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What the satellites in your body do
(Salk Institute) Salk scientists studying satellite RNAs discovered that a specific type called hSATa induces breast cancer by directly interfering with DNA copying and damage repair. The research, which appeared in the journal Molecular Cell on June 7, 2018, suggests that targeting satellite RNAs could provide another approach for treating multiple types of cancer, including breast, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hospital at Home; Polio and Brain Cancer: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include hospital at home, using a virus to treat brain cancer, updated osteoporosis guidelines, and an artificial pancreas in hospitalized patients (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - June 30, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Study could make pancreatic cancer treatments more personalized
A new study published this week in Immunity could change the way oncologists tailor treatments to a patient's specific type of tumor. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about annular pancreas
An annular pancreas occurs when a rare congenital disorder affects the organ ’s development. This disorder causes the pancreas to grow in a ring around part of the small intestine, which can lead to blockages. In this article, we describe the symptoms, causes, and treatments, including surgery, for an annular pancreas. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Artificial Pancreas Helps Type 2 Diabetes
Artificial Pancreas Helps Inpatients With Type 2 Diabetes (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Penn study reveals secrets of 'hot' and 'cold' pancreatic cancer tumors
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) So-called 'hot' tumors filled with T cells are often considered to be more sensitive to immunotherapy compared to 'cold' tumors with fewer T cells, but a clear demonstration of why has eluded cancer biologists -- until now. A team has discovered that whether a tumor is hot or cold is determined by information embedded in the cancer cells themselves. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Atlantic Health System enrolling patients in pancreatic cancer clinical trials
(Tartaglia Communications) Atlantic Health System is now enrolling patients in four pancreatic cancer clinical trials. Angela Alistar, M.D., a nationally known expert on pancreatic cancer, is serving as national Principal Investigator (PI) on the first trial and as local PI on three other trials. In addition, Dr. Alistar will serve as a national and local PI on three additional clinical studies open to enrollment later this year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Artificial Pancreas Helps Inpatients With Type 2 Diabetes Artificial Pancreas Helps Inpatients With Type 2 Diabetes
A fully closed-loop automated insulin delivery system improved glycemic control without causing hypoglycemia in noncritically ill inpatients with type 2 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Turning pancreatic alpha cells into insulin-producing beta-like cells via gene therapy
Scientists have developed a new way to replace lost beta cells in mouse models of type 1 diabetes.  (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Understanding how cells in the pancreas change with age
Researchers have used sophisticated technologies to examine individual cells from healthy human pancreata to understand how the cells change with age. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Artificial Pancreas May Help Type 2 Diabetes Patients
Using an artificial pancreas can help hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes maintain good blood sugar control, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polio Virus Could Help Treat Brain Cancer. Here ’s How
The idea that viruses may be co-opted to do good rather than harm isn’t entirely new; researchers have been attempting to harness the power of viruses and bacteria for more than a century. Vaccines are the shining example of using bad bugs to do good in priming the immune system to fight disease. But disease-causing viruses aren’t always easy to corral, and attempts to use them to activate the immune system against things other than fellow bacteria and viruses — including cancer, for example — have not been so successful. There is only one approved virus-based treatment for cancer, which uses herpes...
Source: TIME: Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

Artificial Pancreas Helps Hospitalized Type 2 Diabetics
TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 -- Using an artificial pancreas can help hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes maintain good blood sugar control, a new study suggests. That's important because when diabetes isn't managed well, high blood sugar levels... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study: 'Artificial pancreas' better controls blood sugars in hospital patients with Type 2 diabetes
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial Pancreas Helps Hospitalized Type 2 Diabetics
Title: Artificial Pancreas Helps Hospitalized Type 2 DiabeticsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - June 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

' Artificial Pancreas' System Boosts In-Hospital T2D Control
(MedPage Today) -- Less time out of range, no increase in insulin or lows with fully-automated system (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Insulin pill may be on the horizon for diabetics
Research team successfully administers insulin to rats in capsule form, raising hopes that a version for humans could be developedAn insulin pill for people with diabetes could be in the offing, say researchers, providing hope that a daily regime of injections might one day become a thing of the past.Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition in which an individual ’s pancreas does not produce insulin – a hormone that is crucial for regulating blood sugar levels.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Medical research Diabetes Science Health Source Type: news

Merrimack halts pancreatic cancer trial
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals announced it will discontinue the development of an experimental treatment for pancreatic cancer after the drug failed to meet the main and secondary goals of a mid-stage trial. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Merrimack to scrap development of pancreatic cancer treatment
(Reuters) - Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Monday it would stop developing its experimental treatment for pancreatic cancer after it failed to meet the main and secondary goals in a mid-stage trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer symptoms: Back pain could indicate the condition
PANCREATIC cancer symptoms and signs are caused by changes in the pancreas. Cells start to divide abnormally and uncontrollably, possibly forming a tumour. Watch out for these warning signs of the cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer symptoms: Back pain could be a sign of the condition
PANCREATIC cancer symptoms and signs are caused by changes in the pancreas. Cells start to divide abnormally and uncontrollably, possibly forming a tumour. Watch out for these warning signs of the cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel nuclear medicine approach shows promise for treating wide array of cancerous tumors
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) A novel nuclear medicine approach is showing great promise for precision treatment of solid tumors in many types of cancer--including lung, breast, pancreas and ovarian in adults and glioma, neuroblastoma and sarcoma in children. The research was presented today at the SNMMI 2018 Annual Meeting, June 23-26 in Philadelphia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Dual-Hormone Artificial Pancreas Ups T1D Glucose Control
(MedPage Today) -- Rapid insulin plus pramlintide also reduced glucose variability (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Identification of a Key Metabolic Regulator
The protein β-arrestin-2 plays critical roles in the pancreas and liver to regulate metabolism. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Story of Discovery —Artificial Pancreas for Managing Type 1 Diabetes: Cutting-edge Technology 50 Years in the Making
With support from NIDDK, private funding entities, and industry, researchers have created a revolutionary new management tool for type 1 diabetes. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mother with pancreatic cancer meets lawmakers on Capitol Hill with plea for more research funding
Camille Moses, 58, is one of the nine percent of all people who survive past five years after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Now she is begging for more funding for research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Artificial Pancreas for Children With Type 1 Diabetes FDA Approves Artificial Pancreas for Children With Type 1 Diabetes
The US FDA approval of a hybrid closed-looped system for glucose measurement and insulin delivery in adults 14 years and older last fall has now been extended to children as young as 7 years.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news