Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 157 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 6-June-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 7-June-2003
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First effective drug for sleep apnea identified
In a clinical trial conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago, researchers have demonstrated the first promising drug treatment for a common and life-threatening sleep disorder called sleep apnea.  more

New NIH study seeks kidney & heart disease links & solutions
A consortium has begun a landmark study examining risk factors for rapid loss of kidney function and the link between kidney and heart diseases. The researchers hope to identify ways to prevent or improve the treatment of both problems. more


Tight glucose control in diabetes lowers risk of atherosclerosis
Strict glucose control in type 1 diabetes reduces the risk of atherosclerosis, a benefit that persists for years, according to a study published in the June 5, 2003 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.  more

For diabetics, race and ethnicity can mean the difference between life and death
When a person is diagnosed with diabetes, race and ethnicity can mean the difference between life and death says Ranjita Misra, a Texas A&M University professor who specializes in health and kinesiology in minority health disparities.  more

Exercise can boost moods of those with most-negative traits
Mounting evidence suggests exercise can improve one’s mood. Now University of Florida researchers have found physical activity provides significant emotional benefits to those whose personalities are naturally more negative, anxious and depressed.  more

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