William Lee Dubois

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiation Oncology:

    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive breast cancer may have a higher-than-average risk of developing thyroid cancer in the next several years, a new study suggests.

    Looking at government data on over 700,000 U.S. women treated for breast cancer, researchers found th...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A woman's age at childbirth may influence how well her son is able to metabolize sugar by the time he becomes an adult, new Belgian research suggests.

    In essence, the study suggests that boys born to mothers under the age of 25 or over the age of ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Could a trained "sniffer dog" someday replace costly, invasive techniques used to spot thyroid cancer? That's the promise of an early report on one such canine, a German Shepherd mix named Frankie.

    A team at the University of Arkansas in Little R...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Think twice the next time you don't get as much sleep as you need: A new study suggests that missing just 30 minutes of shuteye during weeknights could boost your weight and disrupt your metabolism.

    Many people skimp on sleep during the week and...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Are you in your mid-40s and slim, without high blood pressure or diabetes? If so, you may already be winning the war against heart failure in your senior years, new research suggests.

    The study, led by cardiologist Dr. Faraz Ahmad of Northwester...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may significantly increase a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study from Finland suggests.

    Researchers found that statins were associated with an almost 50 percent higher risk of developing ty...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Harmless growths in the thyroid gland are common, and a new study suggests they don't need to be monitored as closely as current guidelines recommend.

    The thyroid is a gland in the neck that secretes hormones involved in metabolism. According to ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of developing clogged arteries, which in turn might reduce the risk for heart attack, a new study suggests.

    "We found that drinking three to five cups a day...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely obese children -- such as those at least 100 pounds overweight -- are in deeper trouble in terms of heart disease risks than doctors have thought, new research suggests.

    In the study, about half the children suffered from high blood pres...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A common ingredient in many processed foods might increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and metabolic syndrome, a new study in mice suggests.

    Emulsifiers are used to improve food texture and to extend shelf life. In experiments ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A British study finds a correlation between the amount of fluoride in public drinking water and a rise in incidence of underactive thyroid.

    While the study is only able to establish an association, not cause-and-effect, experts say the link des...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with low levels of vitamin D appear to have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, even if they aren't overweight or obese, a new study suggests.

    The study included almost 150 people in Spain. Their vitamin D leve...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A vision-robbing condition called diabetic macular edema can strike people with diabetes.

    Now, a new study compared three leading drugs for the condition -- Avastin, Eylea and Lucentis -- and found that Eylea came out on top, at least for pati...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study helps explain why getting too little sleep might boost diabetes risk.

    Researchers say lack of sleep can lead to increased levels of substances called free fatty acids in the blood. These substances interfere with the ability of the ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Endocrinology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The care of type 1 diabetes has evolved rapidly over the past few decades, but not all racial and ethnic groups seem to be benefiting from the latest treatments, a new study indicates.

    The researchers found that black children with type 1 diabet...Full Article