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The incidence of type 2 diabetes is increasing at a rapid pace among North American Children.

Proceed To Article Epidemiology Of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Among North American Children And Adolescents
Cases of type 2 diabetes during adolescence have been reported since 1979 among the Pima Indians, but several clinical reports have been recently published for other ethnic groups in North America. Experts reviewed the current knowledge of type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents in North America to assess the magnitude of the disease and its public health importance. More...

Proceed To Article An Adult Disease No Longer - Type 2 Diabetes In Children And Adolescents
Type 2 diabetes has traditionally been an adult disease, but according to the American Diabetes Association "adult onset diabetes is now cropping up in children in epidemic proportions." More...

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Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) report for the first time that B cells-the antibody-producing cells of the immune system-help ferry HIV throughout the blood and can likely deliver the virus to nearby T cells. More...

Proceed To Article Scientists Pinpoint Possible Cause For Debilitating Sleep Disorder Narcolepsy
Scientists believe they may have identified the cause of the debilitating sleep disorder narcolepsy in humans. A new study shows a dramatic reduction - up to 95 percent - in the number of neurons containing a substance called hypocretins in the brains of people with narcolepsy compared to control brains. More...

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Narcolepsy Fact Sheet - Information For Patients
Narcolepsy is a disabling neurological disorder of sleep regulation that affects the control of sleep and wakefulness. It may be described as an intrusion of the dreaming state of sleep (called REM or rapid eye movement sleep) into the waking state. Symptoms generally begin between the ages of 15 and 30. More...

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