William Lee Dubois

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women whose mothers smoked while pregnant may be two to three times more likely to develop diabetes as adults, new research suggests.

    The finding is based on the tracking of 1,800 women whose mothers had been participant...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new drug to treat progressive thyroid cancer that continues to worsen despite radioactive iodine therapy.

    Results of a just-published clinical trial found that the oral drug Lenvima (lenva...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lenvima (lenvatinib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) that has progressed despite radioactive iodine therapy, the agency said Friday in a news release.

    DTC is the most common t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new thyroid cancer drug can delay the progression of the disease almost five times longer than a placebo in people with recurring cancer, according to results from a new clinical trial.

    The oral drug, lenvatinib, is a targeted therapy that fig...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who had low vitamin D levels as children and teens may be more likely to have hardening of the arteries, a new study suggests.

    Artery hardening is associated with heart disease.

    The study included more than 2,100 people in Finland...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis shows that people with type 2 diabetes are less likely to suffer heart attacks, strokes or die early when they take blood pressure medications -- even if they don't actually have high blood pressure.

    "Stroke, heart attack and othe...Full Article