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August 26, 2004

Protein May Explain Heart Risk in Diabetics, Reversing Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease

"A protein playing an important role in controlling heartbeat might help explain the increased risk of potentially fatal congestive heart failure among type 2 diabetics, researchers say."

"Recent research shows that correction of upper neck injuries may reverse the progression of both Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's disease."

Posted by news editor at 11:30 AM

August 23, 2004

New Pre-Diabetes Formula, Pancreas Stem Cells for Diabetes

"The U.S. government has adopted the American Diabetes Association's revised formula for evaluating pre-diabetes, the term for borderline blood sugar readings that are likely to become full-blown diabetes without intervention."

"A team at Toronto University found immature cells in the pancreas of adult mice that were able to develop into cells that produce insulin."

Posted by news editor at 08:37 AM

August 21, 2004

Fighting Lupus with Ladybugs, New Diabetes Drug Doesn't Increase Weight

11-year-old Kathleen Collingham has been painting river rocks in the likeness of ladybugs for the past seven months to raise money for research for lupus.

Dutch researchers report an experimental drug called liraglutide seems to control sugar levels without the side effect of weight gain.

Posted by news editor at 09:03 AM

August 09, 2004

Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

"Once seen only in adults, type 2 diabetes has been rising steadily in children and teens, especially black, Hispanic and American adolescents, according to US government reports from clinics across the USA."

Posted by news editor at 09:12 AM

August 06, 2004

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Linked to Tuberculosis

Drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases have been linked to several tuberculosis cases in California.

Posted by news editor at 05:42 AM