Insulin

Alzheimer's Insulin Study Puzzles Researchers

(MedPage Today) -- Open-label extension shows a prolonged positive effect on cognition, but only in a subset
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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Researchers Build App That Kills To Highlight Insulin Pump Exploit

By now the half-baked security in most internet of things (IOT) devices has become a bit of a running joke, leading to amusing Twitter accounts like Internet of Shit that highlight the sordid depth of this particular apathy rabbit hole. And while...
Related topics: Medical Research, Social Media

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'striking' Benefit Of Intranasal Insulin In Slowing Dementia

Extension trial showed striking results at 18 months in patients with mild cognitive impairment or dementia using a particular insulin delivery device. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Dementia

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Overnight Health Care — Presented By Pcma — Health Care Moves To Center Stage Of Democratic...

Welcome to Thursday's Overnight Health Care. The Medicare for All battle in the Democratic primary is heating up, Pete Buttigieg is pushing for cheaper insulin, and the Senate will vote next week on the 9/11 bill. We'll start with the...
Related topics: Joe Biden, Medicare

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Humans Are Building Better Versions Of Themselves

When my wife was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in the late 1990s, at the age of 9, the technology available for giving her body insulin, which her pancreas is supposed to make but can't, was relatively primitive: Mollie measured her blood sugar...
Related topics: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Blood Sugar (glucose)

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2020 Presidential Candidate Taking Diabetics Across The Border To Canada For Insulin To Avoid...

“When we win,” said the 2020 Democratic candidate, “we won’t wait for drug companies to end their greed. We will end it for them.” In an effort to “spotlight the corporate greed that has taken over the American...
Related topics: Diabetes

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The Quest To Cure Diabetes: From Insulin To The Body's Own Cells

“I thought by now I would have cured the disease,” says Harvard University's Doug Melton, one of the leading diabetes researchers in the U.S. “It's taken much longer than I thought.”
Related topics: Diabetes, Harvard University, Medical Research

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Caring For Her Community

Lisa Volpatti loves helping people. She also loves a challenge. That’s part of the reason why she’s working to improve insulin therapies for diabetic patients. A PhD student in chemical engineering, Volpatti is researching avenues for a...
Related topics: Diabetes

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Exercise Improves Brain Function In Overweight And Obese Individuals

New findings show that, on top of its benefits for metabolism, mood, and general health, exercise also improves brain function. In recent studies, researchers learned that obese and overweight individuals are prone to insulin resistance in the...
Related topics: Obesity, Medical Research

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Medical News Today: Switching Off This Enzyme Reversed Prediabetes In Mice

A new study shows that deactivating an enzyme that alters ceramides can prevent insulin resistance and fatty liver as well as reverse prediabetes in mice.
Related topics: Enzymes, Medical Research

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Food Insecurity Associated With Increased Insulin Resistance

TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 -- Household food insecurity (HFI) is associated with insulin resistance among Latinos with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Nutrition. Angela Bermudez-Millan, Ph.D., M.P.H.,...
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Tiny Change Has Big Effects, Reverses Prediabetes In Mice

A small chemical change -- shifting the position of two hydrogen atoms -- makes the difference between mice that are healthy or that have insulin resistance and fatty liver, major risk factors for diabetes and heart disease. Making the change...
Related topics: Liver Disease, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease

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Promising Approach: Prevent Diabetes With Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is known to improve sensitivity to the blood glucose-lowering hormone insulin and to protect against fatty liver. Scientists have now discovered that mice on an intermittent fasting regimen also exhibited lower pancreatic...
Related topics: Diabetes, Blood Sugar (glucose), Hormones, Medical Research

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Tuesday Linkfest

■ Item #1:"Medtronic recalls MiniMed insulin pumps as FDA warns about hacking risk"This is a major issue with the whole Internet of Things phenom. The danger, of course, is not just the threat of ransomware 'per se,' but that actual lives could be...
Related topics: Medtronic, Food And Drug Administration

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Hackers Pose Serious Danger To People Wearing Medical Devices

Diabetics wearing implanted insulin pumps are potentially in danger, as their devices could be tampered with from afar. In a 2012 episode of the Showtime thriller “Homeland,” the show’s antihero,...
Related topics: Diabetes

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Morning Break: Insulin Pump Warning; Avastin Biosimilar; Fertility-killing Diet

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff
Related topics: Avastin, Fertility, Diet

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Insulin Pumps Are Vulnerable To Hacking, Fda Warns Amid Recall

The FDA is warning patients who use two devices from Medtronic that they might be at risk of possible hacking.
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Medtronic

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Widespread Disease Diabetes: Why Do Beta Cells Refuse To Release Insulin?

One in 11 adults worldwide suffers from diabetes, and the number of diabetes patients is rising rapidly. Diabetes is worldwide one of the most widespread diseases. In the most common form of diabetes, type 2 diabetes, the body cells react...
Related topics: Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

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Glucagon Fibril Structure Discovered By Mit Researchers

Researchers at MIT have been conducting research that could help people who have type 1 diabetes. People with that medical condition have to inject themselves with insulin to allow their body to absorb sugar from the bloodstream. The human body has...
Related topics: Medical Research, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Medical News Today: Cocoa Shells May Help Prevent Obesity-induced Insulin Resistance

A study of immune and fat cells from mice found that cocoa shell extract can reduce and prevent some of the cell dysfunctions that can result from obesity.
Related topics: Obesity, Medical Research

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