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History of Depression Puts Women at Risk for Diabetes During Pregnancy, Study Finds

Posted by dlife on Tue, Mar 31, 15, 04:45 PM 0 Comment

March 31, 2015 (MedicalXPress) — A history of depression may put women at risk for developing diabetes during pregnancy, according to research published in the latest issue of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing by researchers from Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON). This study also pointed to how common depression is during pregnancy and the need for screening and education.

"Women with a history of depress

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Glyburide in Pregnancy Linked to Respiratory Distress, NICU Admission

Posted by dlife on Tue, Mar 31, 15, 11:32 AM 0 Comment

March 31, 2015 (FamilyPracticeNews) - Newborns of women who have gestational diabetes treated with glyburide appear to be at increased risk for admission to the neonatal intensive care unit, respiratory distress, hypoglycemia, birth injury, and large for gestational age status, compared with newborns of women treated with insulin, according to a report published March 30 in JAMA Pediatrics.

In recent years, off-

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LDL Management Worse Among Women with Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by dlife on Tue, Mar 31, 15, 11:27 AM 0 Comment

March 31, 2015 (Healio) - Women with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have out-of-target LDL cholesterol levels than men, according to a research article in the International Journal of Endocrinology.

The finding was not affected by age, disease duration or use of lipid-lowering medications.

"The most striking finding of our study is that [type 2 diabetes] women were not [as] able to reach

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Connection Between Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Detected in Study

Posted by dlife on Mon, Mar 30, 15, 10:31 AM 0 Comment

March 30, 2015 (HealthDay) - Women with diabetes may have an increased risk of being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, a new study from Canada shows.

"Our findings suggest that women with diabetes may be predisposed to more advanced-stage breast cancer, which may be a contributor to their higher cancer mortality," Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, a scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Women's Coll

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In Adults with Obesity, Brain Insulin Action May Be Selectively Impaired

Posted by dlife on Mon, Mar 30, 15, 10:29 AM 0 Comment

March 30, 2015 (Healio) - The prefrontal cortexes of adults with overweight and obesity appear to have selectively impaired brain insulin action, possibly causing a modified homeostatic set point and decreased control of overeating behaviors, according to recent findings.

Likewise, the hypothalamus of adults with high visceral adipose tissue may be impaired in terms of brain insulin action, accordin

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