William Lee Dubois

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Bariatric Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery quickly improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, and should be recommended or considered as a treatment for certain obese people with diabetes.

    That's the message of a joint statement endorsed by 45 internat...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine & Occupational Environmental Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution can worsen heart disease risk factors, especially in people with diabetes, a new study suggests.

    "We found an association between air pollution exposure in the intermediate term and undesirable changes in cholesterol," said study fir...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you live in a neighborhood where it's easy to walk to shops, schools and jobs, a new study says all that hoofing about appears to stave off excess weight and diabetes.

    The research found the rate of overweight and obesity increased in Ontario, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Endocrinology:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese teens may have lower levels of a weight-regulating hormone than normal-weight teens, a new study says.

    "Our study is the first to look at levels of spexin in the pediatric population," said Dr. Seema Kumar, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, M...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Adolescent Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Growth spurts can affect teen boys' coordination and knock the swagger right out of their stride, a new study reveals.

    "A sudden increase in height affects the body's ability to control established motor skills, such as walking," said lead author M...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Nutrition Facts panel on packaged foods in the United States is about to get a long-awaited facelift, with a redesign emphasizing realistic portion sizes and added sugars.

    The announcement Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reflect...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Triclosan, an ingredient used in some antibacterial products and toothpaste, is a dirty word in certain circles. But triclosan might not cause the harms that some fear, new research suggests.

    "There are a lot of people who are fearful of triclos...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A higher level of heart-lung fitness may reduce your risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, new research finds.

    The study provides evidence to support the widely held belief "that fitness is beneficial in reducing the risk for prediabetes/diabet...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to mothers who had gestational diabetes may be more likely to carry excess fat in early life, new research suggests.

    At 2 months of age, the babies of mothers with gestational diabetes had 16 percent more body fat than babies of mothe...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A fat-storing hormone called neurotensin might influence your odds for obesity, according to new research with mice and humans.

    Middle-aged folks with high levels of pro-neurotensin -- a substance the body uses to make neurotensin -- have twice...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Endocrinology:

    TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Two cases of children who developed iodine deficiency highlight the risks of putting too many restrictions on young kids' diets, researchers say.

    The doctors said that the children -- aged 2 and 5 -- developed iodine deficiency because their diets...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Physiology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've uncovered why humans have such big brains.

    It turns out that metabolism -- the rate at which a body burns calories -- runs faster in humans than it does in other primates. And humans have more body fat, which provides the e...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Additional treatments for locally advanced pancreatic cancer don't appear to boost survival, a new French study reports.

    Researchers looked at the effects of adding a second drug -- erlotinib (Tarceva) -- to the initial round of chemotherapy. They ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Infectious Diseases:

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Colds and other infections in the first six months of life may boost the odds of a child developing type 1 diabetes by nearly 20 percent, new research suggests.

    The suspicion that infections play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes isn't...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The chronic skin disease psoriasis may be linked to excess weight and type 2 diabetes, results of a new study suggest.

    Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes had more than 50 percent greater odds of having psoriasis compared...Full Article