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Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients

Metformin, a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, may raise the risk of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) among patients with an underactive thyroid, a new study suggests.
Trulicity Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Trulicity (dulaglutide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat type 2 diabetes, which accounts for 90 percent of diabetes cases in the United States.
Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study

A six-year study of people with type 2 diabetes found that intensively lowering blood pressure had a long-lasting effect in preventing heart attacks, strokes and deaths. But intensive blood sugar control didn't produce those benefits, the researchers found.
FDA Approves Another Weekly Injectable Drug for Type 2 Diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new type 2 diabetes drug, Trulicity, on Thursday. Trulicity is part of a class of once-a-week injectable drugs that help manage blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says

Older people become more physically vulnerable during bereavement, new research shows.
'Biospleen' Suggests New Way to Treat Blood Infection

Scientists have developed a blood-cleansing device, called the "biospleen," that they say could potentially change the way the blood infection sepsis is treated.
Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia

Managing diabetes, quitting smoking, controlling high blood pressure, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk for dementia -- even late in life, according to new research.
Artificial Sweeteners May Raise Blood Sugar Levels: Study

Diabetics and dieters who turn to artificial sweeteners to soothe their sweet tooth may not be doing themselves any favors, a new Israeli study suggests.
Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective

Almost all the various treatment options for blood clots that form in veins are equally safe and effective, new research shows.
Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study

A new blood test is the first objective scientific way to diagnose major depression in adults, a new study claims.

 

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