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Endocrinology

Certain Meds Not Cost-Effective for First-Line Therapy of T2DM

Oct 05, 2022

MONDAY, Oct. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGTL2) inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP1) receptor agonists are effective as first-line therapy for patients with ty...

Prevalence of Obesity Varies Among Asian American Subgroups

Oct 05, 2022

MONDAY, Oct. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- There is considerable heterogeneity in the prevalence of obesity among different Asian American subgroups in the United States, according to a study published ...

Research & Development Investments Do Not Explain Drug Price Variation

Oct 05, 2022

MONDAY, Oct. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For a sample of 60 drugs, research and development investments do not explain the variation in list prices, according to a study published online Sept. 26 in J...

Medicare Eligibility Linked to Improvements in Health Care Access

Oct 05, 2022

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Medicare eligibility and enrollment at age 65 years is associated with improvements in some measures of health care access and affordability, according to a s...

More Than One in 10 With Cardiovascular Disease Face Food Insecurity

Oct 01, 2022

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Food insecurity increased from 1999 through 2018 among patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study published online Sept. 28 in JAMA Car...

Optimizing Lifestyle Factors May Cut T2DM Risk Despite GDM History

Sep 30, 2022

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus, there is an inverse association between number of optimal modifiable factors and an incrementally ...

Bionic Pancreas Bests Standard Care for Glycemic Control in T1DM

Sep 30, 2022

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Reduction in glycated hemoglobin level is greater with use of a bionic pancreas compared with standard care in children and adults with type 1 diabetes, ac...

Medicare Monthly Premiums to Drop for Seniors

Sep 29, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of seniors who had to pay high increases in Medicare premiums this year will get a break in 2023 when they see a rare drop in monthly premiums fo...

Less Salt, More Whole Grains: FDA Updates Food Label Definition of 'Healthy'

Sep 29, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Wednesday that it is updating the marketing term "healthy" to reflect what has been learned about what ...

Adjunctive glucose-lower therapies do not decrease risk of microvascular complications in diabetic patients

Sep 28, 2022

1. No significant differences in vascular complications of diabetes were seen in patients using metformin and adjunctive glargine, liraglutide, glimepiride, or sitagliptin treatment. 2. Adjunctive lir...

Glargine and liraglutide are effective glucose-lowering medications in type 2 diabetes

Sep 28, 2022

1. Compared to sitagliptin and glimepiride, glargine and liraglutide were more effective in achieving target glycated hemoglobin levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. 2. All four medications, when ...

More permissive parameters for active surveillance eligibility is potentially possible in slow-growing thyroid cancers

Sep 28, 2022

1. Patients in the active surveillance group who had forgone surgery had no difference in survival compared to patients who underwent surgery 2. Patients receiving immediate surgery for thyroid cancer...

Empagliflozin use associated with decreased rate of macroalbuminuria

Sep 28, 2022

1. In this post-hoc analysis of a randomized controlled trial, empagliflozin use in patients with heart failure (HF) was associated with decreased rate of new onset macroalbuminuria and increased rate...

Semaglutide Reduces 10-Year Risk for T2D in Obese Persons

Sep 28, 2022

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Semaglutide reduces the 10-year risk for type 2 diabetes (T2D) in obese or overweight individuals, and sustained treatment is needed to maintain this risk r...

Biden Administration Announces National Plan to End Hunger by 2030

Sep 28, 2022

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The White House on Tuesday released a national plan to end hunger by 2030, an ambitious goal that would be accomplished largely by expanding monthly food be...

Nutrition Labels to Move to Front of Packaging Under Biden Plan

Sep 28, 2022

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- To help consumers ascertain the nutritional value of foods more easily, the Biden administration said Tuesday it will propose putting nutrition labels on th...

Doubling of Type 1 Diabetes Cases Anticipated Globally From 2021 to 2040

Sep 28, 2022

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The burden of type 1 diabetes (T1D) globally is expected to increase rapidly between 2021 and 2040, according to a study published Sept. 13 in The Lancet Di...

Allostatic Load May Affect Woman's Ability to Conceive

Sep 27, 2022

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a higher allostatic load score may have lower fecundability, according to a study published online Sept. 21 in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Sc...

History of GDM Tied to Cardiovascular, Cerebrovascular Disease Risk

Sep 27, 2022

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, according to a review...

Physician Burnout Significantly Increased During 2020 to 2021

Sep 24, 2022

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A dramatic increase in burnout occurred in U.S. physicians between 2020 and 2021, according to a study published online Sept. 13 in Mayo Clinical Proceedings...