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Can dietary supplements assist with the treatment of diabetes? What other roles can vitamins and minerals play in the quest for better health?

Back To Vidyya Is There a Role for Dietary Supplements in the Management of Diabetes? Abstracts From Clinical Studies
Diabetes mellitus represents a spectrum of disorders whose primary clinical manifestation is an absolute or relative lack of insulin, or insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease, affects approximately 90 percent of the 10.3 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes. The Office of Dietary Supplements recently sponsored a symposium on the role of supplements in the management of diabetes. Get abstracts from the main presentations in today's issue. More...

Back To Vidyya A Vidyya Resource: Dietary Supplement And Alternative Medicine Journals List
The International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database contains citations published in international scientific journals on the topic of dietary supplements from 1986 to the present. The journals that are the most likely to contain information on dietary supplements and to be cited on the IBIDS database have been placed in a handy reference list that appears in today's Vidyya. Practitioners interested in knowing more about dietary supplements will find this resource invaluable. More...

Back To Vidyya Leading Experts To Explore The Basis For And Potential Applications Of The Placebo Effect
The potential use of placebos for medical benefit and their continued use in clinical trials are recent subjects of considerable interest and controversy among the lay public and scientists alike. The placebo effect has also been an increasing focus of attention as an important phenomenon to be understood. To explore the basis for and potential applications of the placebo effect and determine future research opportunities, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in collaboration 16 over NIH Institutes and Centers and three Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) agencies, have organized a trans-NIH/DHHS workshop to be held starting 19 November 2000. More...

Back To Vidyya Researchers Identify New Genetic Risk Factor For HIV Infection
Two groups of people especially intrigue AIDS researchers: those who resist HIV infection despite repeated exposure to the virus and those who progress very slowly to AIDS after infection. Understanding what makes these individuals different could lead to new vaccines and treatments, and a study published this week in the early online edition of the journal AIDS brings scientists closer to that goal. It shows that a tiny variation in an immune system gene called RANTES can be a double-edged sword, substantially increasing one's susceptibility to HIV infection, but subsequently slowing down the disease's progress. More...

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The FDA Issues A Clarification On Buprenorphine
The FDA, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have jointly informed physicians that buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist, is not currently approved or legally available in the United States for the treatment of opiate addiction, except when used as an investigational new drug. More...

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