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Diabetes Treatment Shown to Improve Memory For Alzheimer’s Patients
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A new study shows that a drug used to treat insulin resistance in diabetics could improve cognitive performance in some people with Alzheimer’s disease. In the study, published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience, the drug rosiglitazone was used …

Multiple Sclerosis ‘Immune Exchange’ Discovered
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A new study has identified and “immune exchange” that allows disease-causing cells in patients with multiple sclerosis to move in and out of the brain. Researchers state that this exchange may be the key to better treatments and diagnostics in …

Breast Cancer Risks Linked to Working Environment

A new study shows that some occupations, such as those that expose workers to carcinogens and endocrine disrupters, raise risks for breast cancer. Jobs sectors that showed an increased risk included agriculture, bar/gambling, automotive plastics manufacturing, food canning, and metal-working. …

Heart Disease Risks Increased For Those Who See Relatives Die of Heart Trouble

A new study published in the European Heart Journal shows that the relatives of young people who die suddenly from heart-related causes are at increased risk for developing heart disease. Researchers looked at 470 victims of sudden cardiac death (SCD) …

Insulin Release-Improving Vitamin D Could Prevent Clogged Arteries in Diabetics
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A new study shows that diabetics who get an adequate amount of vitamin D are less likely to have their blood vessels clog. Those who do not get enough vitamin D, however, have immune cells bind to blood vessels near …

Diabetes Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency in New Study

A new study, published this week in the journal Diabetologia, shows a correlation between the incidence of Type 1 diabetes and vitamin D3 serum levels. The study used samples from the U.S. Department of Defense Serum Repository, which stores more …

Migraines Linked to More Brain Lesions Among Women
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A new study shows that women who experience migraines have shown a higher prevalence and greater increase in deep white matter hyperintensities (brain lesions) than those who do not. However, the number, frequency, and severity of the migraines the women …

Contraception Use Lower, Unintended Pregnancy Higher For Military Women, Shows Study
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A new study shows that U.S. women actively serving in the military have lower reported contraception use and higher rates of unintended pregnancy than the general U.S. population. According to the study, women now make up 20% of new military …

Diabetes Linked to Hearing Impairment in New Study

A new study shows that patients with diabetes have a significantly higher prevalence of hearing impairment than those who do not have diabetes. The study, to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), comes in the …

Lung Cancer Research Could Get Boost From New Stem Cell Findings

New research conducted at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Cancer Institute suggests that lung cancer stem cells can be successfully isolated and grown in a preclinical model. Such a process could provide a new method for investigating immunotherapy treatment options …

Diabetes Targeted by New “Hormone Hybrids”

An team of scientists may have achieved a major milestone in the treatment of diabetes and obesity. The researchers engineered a method to deliver hormones to specific tissues in the body, while keeping them away from others. The team, led …

New Study Shows Causes of Antarctic Sea Ice Increase
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Researchers from NASA and the British Antarctic Survey have published a new study that shows changes to Antarctic sea ice drift caused by changing winds are the cause of increases in Antarctic sea ice cover over the past two decades. …

Smoking Laws Cut Deaths, Hospitalizations Shows Analysis

A new analysis conducted at the University of California San Francisco has shown that laws preventing smoking at work and other public places, such as restaurants and bars, result in fewer hospitalizations for heart attacks, strokes, asthma, and other respiratory …

Cholesterol Disorder Medication “Shows Promise” in Study

A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has shown that lomitapide “substantially and stably” reduced levels of LDL cholesterol in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH). Lomitapide is a microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP) inhibitor that works …

Heart Disease Risks Higher, But Varied For Hispanics/Latinos

A new study shows that heart disease risk factors, such as high colesterol and obesity, are far higher for U.S. Hispanic/Latino adults than for the general U.S. population. However, the results also show that those risk factors vary greatly for …

Alzheimer’s Signs Found in People as Young as 18, Says Study
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Researchers this week announced that the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease yet detected have been found in a group of people with a rare inherited form of the disease. Two new studies on the subject were published in the journal …

Diabetes Treatment Could Start Earlier Thanks to Newly Discovered Protein Risk Factor
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Researchers at Sweden’s Lund University have identified a “promising candidate” for a test that will indicate an early risk for type 2 diabetes. “We have shown that individuals who have above-average levels of a protein called SFRP4 in the blood …

Multivitamins Don’t Reduce Heart Disease Risk, Says Study

A new study has found that daily multivitamin use does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in men. The findings were presented this week at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012 and published in The Journal of the …

Breast Cancer, Sleep Disturbance, and Depression to be Studied at UCLA
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UCLA researchers announced this week that they have received a $5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to fund a five-year study into the risk profiles of breast cancer survivors likely to suffer depression. The 300 volunteers needed for …

Heart Disease Patients With Diabetes Fare Better With Bypass Surgery, Shows Study

A new study today revealed that adult patients with diabetes and multi-vessel coronary heart disease who had cardiac bypass surgery fared better in overall heart-related outcomes than those who had a non-surgical procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). PCI involves …

Antidepressants Too Risky For Pregnancies, Shows Study
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Usage of common antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) should only be prescribed with “great caution” and counseling for women who are trying to get pregnant. This finding comes from a new study published this week in the journal …