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NIDEK introduces YLC-500 Vixi and YLC-500 for stable, reliable laser treatments

NIDEK introduces YLC-500 Vixi and YLC-500 for stable, reliable laser treatments

NIDEK CO. LTD., a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of ophthalmic, optometric, and lens edging equipment, is pleased to announce the launch of the YLC-500 Vixi Yellow Scan Laser Photocoagulator / YLC-500 Yellow Laser Photocoagulator. [More]
Why WAIT program offers new hope to obese patients with diabetes

Why WAIT program offers new hope to obese patients with diabetes

Joslin Diabetes Center's intensive life-style intervention program for obese patients with diabetes continues to offer health benefits for participants five years after they begin the intervention, a new study demonstrates. [More]
CRCHUM receives NIH grant to study ways to prevent mortality after myocardial infarction

CRCHUM receives NIH grant to study ways to prevent mortality after myocardial infarction

The University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre has been awarded a grant of US$2 million from the National Institutes of Health to pilot the Canadian component of a study to determine the optimal amount of blood to transfuse in anemic patients who have suffered a myocardial infarction. [More]
ACP's clinical practice guidelines recommend effective treatment strategy for type 2 diabetes

ACP's clinical practice guidelines recommend effective treatment strategy for type 2 diabetes

Physicians should prescribe metformin to patients with type 2 diabetes when medication is needed to improve high blood sugar, the American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends in an evidence-based clinical practice guideline published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. [More]
Penn experts suggest ways for hospitals to improve health care

Penn experts suggest ways for hospitals to improve health care

Leveraging existing relationships with friends and family may be a more effective way to improve patients' health and encourage new healthy habits and behaviors than increasing interactions with physicians or other clinicians. [More]
Scientists examine association between hearing loss and iron deficiency anemia

Scientists examine association between hearing loss and iron deficiency anemia

In a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Kathleen M. Schieffer, B.S., of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa., and colleagues examined the association between sensorineural hearing loss and conductive hearing loss and iron deficiency anemia in adults ages 21 to 90 years in the United States. [More]
New data reveals significant correlation between OA breast imaging results and histologic data of breast masses

New data reveals significant correlation between OA breast imaging results and histologic data of breast masses

Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., the company pioneering the development of opto-acoustic (OA) technology as a new tool to improve the process of diagnosing breast cancer, today announced results from two analyses of the company's European MAESTRO post-market surveillance study. [More]
Brazilian researchers propose new way for treating thalassemia major

Brazilian researchers propose new way for treating thalassemia major

Iron accumulation in myocardial cells, potentially resulting in heart failure or fatal arrhythmia, is one of the complications most feared by patients with thalassemia major, a hereditary disease also known as Mediterranean anemia. [More]
Disturbances in the body’s carbon monoxide metabolism linked to circadian disruption

Disturbances in the body’s carbon monoxide metabolism linked to circadian disruption

Chronobiologists from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have shown that the body's carbon monoxide metabolism is closely linked to the body's circadian (internal) clock. [More]
Peer support interventions effective in improving blood sugar levels of Hispanics with diabetes

Peer support interventions effective in improving blood sugar levels of Hispanics with diabetes

Diabetes is a global health problem that disproportionally affects individuals of ethnic and racial minorities. [More]
HealthTrender Anemia launched in India by HemoCue®

HealthTrender Anemia launched in India by HemoCue®

Launch of HemoCue® HealthTrender Anemia, empowering you with the tools and insight to fight anemia, presented at the Sweden Embassy in New Delhi. [More]
Iron deficiency: an interview with Dr Thierry Teil

Iron deficiency: an interview with Dr Thierry Teil

Iron deficiency is, in fact, one of the most common nutritional disorders. It affects between three and five billion people, which is between half and two-thirds of the world population (about seven billion). Iron deficiency anemia is a subset of iron deficiency, that is about two billion people according to the WHO... [More]
Mildly elevated body iron contributes to prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes

Mildly elevated body iron contributes to prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes

Even mildly elevated body iron contributes to the prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes, according to research from the University of Eastern Finland. [More]
Early identification may be key to stop type 2 diabetes

Early identification may be key to stop type 2 diabetes

What's the best way to stop type 2 diabetes? Find it before it becomes a problem. "The phrase I use is prevention by detection," said Joseph Aloi, M.D., section chief of endocrinology and metabolism at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. [More]
New wearable medical device may reduce visceral fat, improve blood glucose in diabetes patients

New wearable medical device may reduce visceral fat, improve blood glucose in diabetes patients

Although effective for the treatment of diabetes, exercise is sometimes difficult for overweight or elderly people. [More]
Women have lower risk of developing heart disease after bariatric surgery than men, research shows

Women have lower risk of developing heart disease after bariatric surgery than men, research shows

Women have about a 20 percent less chance of developing heart disease after weight-loss surgery than men, according to new research presented today at ObesityWeek 2016, the largest international event focused on the basic science, clinical application and prevention and treatment of obesity. [More]
Advances in POC diabetes testing: an interview with Gavin Jones

Advances in POC diabetes testing: an interview with Gavin Jones

Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is well recognized as a reliable measure for glycemic control. The role of HbA1c testing in the management of patients with diabetes has been well established for several decades. HbA1c levels reflect the average circulating glucose concentration over the lifespan of... [More]
High fitness levels offer effective protection against health problems caused by work-related stress

High fitness levels offer effective protection against health problems caused by work-related stress

It is a well-known fact that fitness and well-being go hand in hand. But being in good shape also protects against the health problems that arise when we feel particularly stressed at work. [More]
Long-term oxygen therapy does not benefit COPD patients with moderately low blood oxygen levels

Long-term oxygen therapy does not benefit COPD patients with moderately low blood oxygen levels

A newly published study of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) concludes that long-term supplemental oxygen treatment results in little or no change in time to death, time to first hospitalizations or significant quality of life improvements for those with moderately low blood oxygen levels. [More]
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to research oxygen deprivation

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to research oxygen deprivation

This expedition was a part of our clinical collaboration with the Mayo Clinic. In short, this particular study focused on the effect of altitude and aging on heart and lung function. [More]
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