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Improved genetic risk score aids type 1 diabetes classification

(HealthDay)—An improved type 1 diabetes (T1D) genetic risk score (GRS), the T1D GRS2, is highly useful for classifying adult incident diabetes type and improving newborn screening, according to a study published in the February issue of Diabetes Care. Seth A. Sharp, from the University of Exeter Medical School in the United Kingdom, and colleagues analyzed […]

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Type 2 Diabetes Risk Lower in Women With Active Migraine

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 — Women with active migraine have a lower risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Dec. 17 in JAMA Neurology. Guy Fagherazzi, Ph.D., from the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale in Villejuif, France, and colleagues evaluated data from a prospective population-based study […]

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Treating gum disease may help manage Type 2 diabetes

Treating periodontitis (gum disease) could help people with Type 2 diabetes manage their blood glucose levels, according to a new study led by UCL. The research, published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology journal and funded by Diabetes UK and the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre also showed that treating oral health is linked to improvements […]

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Solving a medical mystery: Cause of rare type of dwarfism discovered

For children born with Saul-Wilson syndrome, and their parents, much of their lives are spent searching for answers. First defined in 1990, only 14 cases are known worldwide. And the cause of the syndrome—characterized by short stature, microcephaly (small head), hearing loss and early developmental delays—remained unknown. Today, these individuals have answers. “This is the […]

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Poor sleep + type 2 diabetes = Slower wound healing

People with Type 2 diabetes who don’t sleep well could need more time to heal their wounds, according to a new study published by researchers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The research, which appeared online in the journal Sleep on August 11, found that overweight mice with Type 2 diabetes and disrupted sleep needed […]

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Cognitive disability most prevalent type in young adults

(HealthDay)—Cognitive disability is the most prevalent disability type among young adults, while middle-aged and older adults have the highest prevalence of mobility disability, according to a report published in the Aug. 17 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Catherine A. Okoro, Ph.D., from the CDC in […]