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  1. FDA Panel Votes to Change Tight Restrictions on Diabetes Drug Avandia

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- An expert advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted narrowly Thursday to recommend changing tough safety restrictions on the diabetes drug Avandia, which was all but banned nearly two years ago because of

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  2. Stem Cell Therapy Cures Type 1 Diabetes in Mice

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Using an immune-suppressing medication and adult stem cells from healthy donors, researchers say they were able to cure type 1 diabetes in mice. "This is a whole new concept," said the study's senior author, Habib Zaghouani, a

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  3. Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Moderately Obese, Too

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- For the extremely obese, the benefits of weight-loss surgery generally outweigh the risks of the procedure. Now, new research suggests that the same might be true for less-obese people as well. For those who are mildly or modera

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  4. Fish Oil Pills Might Cut Diabetes Risk, Researchers Say

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Fish oil supplements could help reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. The supplements, also known as omega-3 fatty acids, increase levels of a hormone called adiponectin that's linked to insulin s

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  5. Depressed People With Diabetes: Blood Sugar Risk?

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Depression can affect almost every aspect of life, but some of the changes brought about by the disorder can be downright dangerous for those with diabetes. New research has found that people with diabetes who are depressed have

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  6. 12 Oz of Sugary Soda a Day Raises Diabetes Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking just one 12-ounce sugar-sweetened soft drink a day can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 22 percent, a European study contends. The finding is based on an analysis of data collected from more t

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  7. Diabetes Self-Care Improves Slowly: Report

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are meeting diabetes care goals, but nearly half still aren't achieving major targets for controlling blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol, government health officials say. Just 14 percent of people wit

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  8. New Diabetes Drug Expected This Week

    April 11, 2013 -- A new oral diabetes drug is expected to arrive on pharmacy shelves in the U.S. this week. Many people predict that Invokana (canagliflozin), approved by the FDA in March, will be a brisk seller. That's partly because it treats type 2 diabetes in a new way. It’s also because Invokan

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  9. Could Coffee Bean Extract Help Control Blood Sugar?

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- A natural extract from unroasted coffee beans may be a tool in fighting the uncontrolled blood sugar levels characteristic of diabetes, a small, preliminary new study suggests. Research done in India on normal-weight particip

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  10. Hormone Melatonin & Type 2 Diabetes May Be Linked

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Decreased levels of the hormone melatonin may be linked to the development of type 2 diabetes, according to new research. A study of U.S. women found that those with the lowest levels of melatonin had more than twice the risk o

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