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Microneedle contraceptive patch may offer new option for women

January 20, 2019
In animal models, an experimental, microneedle skin patch provided a therapeutic level of contraceptive hormone for more than 1 month with a single…
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Eating disorder expert advances pediatric obesity research, treatment

January 19, 2019
Childhood obesity researcher and advocate Denise Wilfley, PhD, has spent 3 decades studying the etiology, prevention and treatment of obesity and…

Recent diabetes drug news stories

January 18, 2019
Endocrine Today has compiled a list of recent news reports about diabetes drugs, including FDA actions and new agents in development.  
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Combining metformin, intensive lifestyle marginally improves glycemic control, body mass

January 18, 2019
Metformin therapy has a small effect on glycemic control and changes in body mass when combined with intensive lifestyle interventions in adults with…
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Influence of HbA1c on fracture risk differs in type 1, type 2 diabetes

January 18, 2019
Adults with type 1 diabetes and an HbA1c of at least 8% were more likely to sustain a low-trauma fracture in the 4 years after diabetes diagnosis…
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Meal timing may affect cholesterol levels

January 17, 2019
LDL cholesterol levels can be lowered by eating less at night and shifting late-evening fat intake to earlier in the day, according to findings…
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Medicare Part B to D shift may decrease total spending, increase out-of-pocket costs

January 17, 2019
Although a proposal by the HHS to shift certain prescription drugs from Medicare Part B to Part D may reduce total drug spending by 6.9% to 18.3%, it…
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Interdependence may hinder diabetes self-care in Japanese adults

January 17, 2019
Diabetes self-care in Japanese adults with type 2 diabetes can be negatively affected by interdependent tendencies, according to findings published…
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Gastric bypass surgery leads to improved strength, physical performance

January 16, 2019
Relative muscle strength and physical function improve in adults after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, according to findings published in The
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FDA advisory committee splits vote recommending dual SGLT inhibitor for 1 diabetes

January 16, 2019
The Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee voted 8-8 in a decision on whether to recommend approval of a new drug application for oral…
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Smoking, obesity, older age predict increased VTE risk

January 16, 2019
Older age, smoking and obesity were consistently associated with increased risk for venous thromboembolism, according to a study published in JAMA
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Treatment options vary in patients with bisphosphonate-related femur fractures

January 16, 2019
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — Surgeons should stop bisphosphonates in patients with bisphosphonate related femur fractures at the start of treatment and…
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CVD risk increases with transition to metabolically unhealthy obesity

January 16, 2019
Adults who transition from metabolically healthy obesity to metabolically unhealthy obesity are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease compared…
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‘Simple 7’ CV health components associated with lower diabetes risk only for adults with normal glucose tolerance

January 16, 2019
Among healthy adults with normal glucose tolerance, adherence to four or more cardiovascular health factors proposed by the American Heart…
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FDA advisory committee recommends approval of romosozumab for osteoporosis

January 15, 2019
The Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee of the FDA voted 18-1 Wednesday in favor of recommending approval of a biologics license…
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Pregnancy glucose level affects childhood glucose, insulin resistance

January 15, 2019
Higher levels of maternal glucose in utero are associated with higher levels of glucose and insulin resistance in childhood regardless of BMI and a…
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Gabapentin enhances female sexual function

January 15, 2019
Gabapentin improved sexual function in women with provoked vulvodynia, according to findings recently published in the American Journal of
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Uric acid to creatinine ratio predicts metabolic syndrome in women

January 15, 2019
In Japanese women, baseline serum uric acid to creatinine ratio was a strong and independent predictor of incident metabolic syndrome over 3 years;…
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End-stage kidney disease risk in diabetes not influenced by elevated HbA1c

January 15, 2019
Higher levels of HbA1c do not increase the composite risk for end-stage kidney disease and death in adults with diabetes, according to findings…
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Young-onset diabetes linked to increased risk for hospitalization, mental illness

January 14, 2019
Patients with young-onset type 2 diabetes have excess hospitalizations and a substantial mental illness burden before age 40 years, according to data…