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August 26, 2004

Protein May Explain Heart Risk in Diabetics, New Treatments for Alzheimer's Symptoms

"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."

"Geriatric psychiatrists are using a host of new medications to treat the personality changes and aggression that often accompany Alzheimer's disease -- including drugs generally used to treat schizophrenics."

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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."

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August 08, 2004

Alzheimer's Hope

A new study says early treatment of brain lesions associated with Alzheimer's disease can halt and even reverse the course of the mind-erasing ailment.

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