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Medical News Today: Discovery of glucose sensor in brain may lead to new diabetes treatments

Thursday, 31 July 2014 00:00
Ratings for this article (click to rate)Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled. Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratings There is an enzyme in the brain that plays a key role in sensing and controlling levels of glucose in the blood. The underlying mechanism that it triggers appears to link to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, according to US researchers, who suggest the discovery could lead to new treatments…
Medical News Today: New inhaled drug for COPD wins FDA approval
Thursday, 31 July 2014 00:00
Ratings for this article (click to rate)Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled. Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratings The US Food and Drug Administration have approved the once-daily bronchodilator inhalation spray olodaterol (Striverdi Respimat) for the long-term treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.
Medical News Today: Breast cancer risk increased by recent use of some oral contraceptives
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 21:00
Ratings for this article (click to rate)Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled. Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratings Numerous studies have suggested that birth control pills increase the risk of breast cancer. Now, a new study suggests that this increased risk may only apply to recent users and is dependent on the formulation of the pill.
Medical News Today: Home stresses linked to alcoholism in National Guard
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 21:00
Ratings for this article (click to rate)Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled. Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratings A team of researchers from Columbia University has found that civilian life stresses - divorce, job loss, legal problems - are more likely to lead to alcohol abuse in returning National Guard soldiers than members of the general public, regardless of whether they had experienced traumatic events on the battlefield or not.
Medical News Today: Southern-style diet 'increases death risk' in kidney disease patients
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 21:00
Ratings for this article (click to rate)Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled. Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratings New research published in the National Kidney Foundation's American Journal of Kidney Diseases suggests that eating a "Southern-style diet" is linked with higher death rates in kidney disease patients.
Republicans have nothing left but tired insults
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 20:18
Text Size: A | A | A Print this ArticleEmail this Article Send us a Letter to the Editor August 01, 2014 2:00 AM July 31 — To the Editor: Now that the Affordable Care Act is up and working, Republican politicians have officially run out of reasons why they can say with a straight face that they oppose it.
Supreme Court fight for Obamacare subsidies?
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 09:34
Let's get ready to rumble. The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday was asked to hear a case that is considered perhaps the single biggest current threat to Obamacare. The case hinges on the question of whether the federal government can give billions of dollars in financial aid to people who buy Obamacare insurance on HealthCare.gov.
Lone Star Circle of Care gets money through Affordable Care Act
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 09:22
The Lone Star Circle of Care, a Georgetown-based nonprofit health care organization, will receive $250,000 from the federal government. The money to Lone Star Circle of Care represents a portion of a $3 million allotment from the Affordable Care Act that will go to 12 health centers across Texas. The money is supposed to be used to establish or expand behavioral health services for more than 10,000 Texans.
Medical News Today: 'New drug target for leukemia identified'
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 06:00
Ratings for this article (click to rate)Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled. Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratings A new drug target for treating leukemia has been identified as part of the largest ever genetic analysis of tumor growth in childhood blood cancer.By blocking the action of an RNA strand present only in leukemia patients, the researchers were able to slow the cancer's progression.
Medical News Today: Could a dissolvable, drug-loaded tampon protect against HIV?
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 05:00
Ratings for this article (click to rate)Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled. Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratings Women could soon benefit from faster protection against HIV, according to researchers from the University of Washington. They have created a dissolvable fabric that absorbs anti-HIV drugs, which they say could be placed in a tampon applicator for insertion into the vagina minutes before sex, delivering the drugs to the user.
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