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Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm Insulin Infusion Sets: Class 1 Recall - Potential for Over or Under Delivery of Insulin

Posted by dlife on Tue, Jul 16, 13, 10:05 AM 0 Comment

July 15, 2013 (FDA) — AUDIENCE: Consumer, Patient, Health Professional

ISSUE: On June 7, 2013, Medtronic sent an urgent medical device safety notification to healthcare professionals to inform them of the potential for over or under delivery of insulin if insulin or other fluids contact the inside of Medtronic Paradigm Tubing Connectors. On June 10, 2013 Medtronic sent an Urgent Medical Device Safety Notification to all Paradigm Insulin pump use

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LifeScan Announces Voluntary Recall of All OneTouch VerioIQ Blood Glucose Meters

Posted by dlife on Mon, Mar 25, 13, 03:19 PM 0 Comment

March 25, 2013 (Johnson & Johnson) — At extremely high blood glucose levels (1024 mg/dL and above), the OneTouch VerioIQ Meter will not provide a warning and will shut off Milpitas, CA – March 25, 2013 – LifeScan, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall and replacement for all of its OneTouch VerioIQ blood glucose meters in the United States, effective immediately.

LifeScan is recalling and replacing all OneTouch VerioIQ Meters because at extre

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Drug Helps Women Who Stop Smoking Keep Off Weight

Posted by dlife on Mon, Jan 21, 13, 04:49 PM 0 Comment

December 10, 2012 (Newswise) — A medication being tested to help smokers kick the habit also may help avoid the weight gain that is common after quitting but only in women, according to a study published in the December issue of Biological Psychiatry. This is the first medication shown to reduce weight gain for up to one year in women smokers who quit.

Naltrexone — an opioi

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Most-Used Diabetes Drug Works in Different Way than Previously Thought

Posted by dlife on Mon, Jan 21, 13, 04:10 PM 0 Comment

January 7, 2013 (Perelman School of Medicine) — A team, led by senior author Morris J. Birnbaum, MD, PhD, the Willard and Rhoda Ware Professor of Medicine, with the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, found that the diabetes drug metformin works in a different way than previously understood. Their research in mice found that metformin suppresses the liver hormone glucagon's

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Genes and Obesity: Fast Food Isn't Only Culprit in Expanding Waistlines -- DNA Is Also to Blame

Posted by dlife on Mon, Jan 21, 13, 04:06 PM 0 Comment

January 7, 2013 (Newswise) —  Researchers at UCLA say it's not just what you eat that makes those pants tighter — it's also genetics. In a new study, scientists discovered that body-fat responses to a typical fast-food diet are determined in large part by genetic factors, and they have identified several genes they say may control those responses. The study is the first of its

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