Volume 8 Issue 159
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 8-Jun-2006 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 9-Jun-2006

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Paying to prevent diabetes is cost effective

Sixty million Americans, nearly one-third of the U.S. adult population, are pre-diabetic. A study published in the June issue of the journal Diabetes Care has found that it would be cost effective for Medicare to pay for diabetes prevention at age 50 rather than to deny prevention benefits until age 65 when many individuals will have already developed the disease. more  

First whole-genome scan for links to OCD reveals evidence for genetic susceptibility

A federally funded team of researchers including several from Johns Hopkins have identified six regions of the human genome that might play a role in susceptibility to obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD. The study was published online June 6 in Molecular Psychiatry. more

Hopkins researchers discover potential new approach to treating diabetes

Scientists at Johns Hopkins have uncovered a surprising and novel way of lowering blood sugar levels in mice by manipulating the release of sugar by liver cells. The results, published in the June issue of Cell Metabolism, have implications for treating conditions like diabetes. more  

Novel non-invasive imaging technology may allow precise diagnosis of coronary artery disease, treatment tailoring

A study focusing on a new non-invasive imaging technology—one that may enable more precise diagnosis of coronary artery disease and treatment tailoring in individual patients—was released by Israeli researchers at SNM’s 53rd Annual Meeting June 3–7 in San Diego. more

New contrast agents may be on horizon for better medical imaging 

Research by scientists based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign may lead to the development of a new breed of "multimodal" contrast agents that could work within a host of medical imaging platforms -- from ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) to magnetic resonance imaging and molecular imaging. more

Gene expression profiling can accurately diagnose Burkitt’s lymphoma  

Gene expression profiling, a molecular technique that analyzes many genes simultaneously, can accurately distinguish between two types of immune cell tumors — Burkitt’s lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) — according to a team of researchers, including several from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). more

Youth overweight increases risk of bone fractures, muscle and joint pain

Children and adolescents who are overweight are more likely than their normal weight counterparts to suffer bone fractures and have joint and muscle pains, according to a study conducted at the National Institutes of Health. more

 

Children and adolescents who are overweight are more likely than their normal weight counterparts to suffer bone fractures and have joint and muscle pains