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The Paired Perils of Breast Cancer and Diabetes

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From: ucsdnews.ucsd.edu Study describes mechanism by which breast cancer suppresses insulin production, impairing blood sugar regulation and causing diabetes, which, in turn, promotes tumor growth Breast cancer and type 2 diabetes would seem to be distinctly different diseases, with commonality only in their commonality. Breast cancer is the second most diagnosed malignancy after some types of skin cancer; approximately 1 …

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Breast cancer survivors at increased risk for high blood pressure and diabetes

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By: Sue Rochman From: kaiserpermanente.org Large Kaiser Permanente study finds risk is higher in breast cancer survivors than in women who have not had breast cancer Breast cancer survivors are at greater risk of developing high blood pressure and diabetes than women who have never been treated for breast cancer, new Kaiser Permanente research shows. “We suspected that cardiometabolic health …

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Can diabetes influence cancer’s spread?

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By: Maria Cohut From: medicalnewstoday.com Some researchers argue that there may be a direct link between having diabetes and exposure to an increased risk of metastasis in cancer. New research validates this idea, explaining how diabetes can elevate this risk. Hundreds of millions of people across the globe live with one form of diabetes, which makes this one of the …

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Gene Editing Could Stop Cancer, Diabetes and Bioterrorism: An Interview With CRISPR Scientist Jennifer Doudna

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By: Jessica Firger From: newsweek.com Earlier this week, a team of scientists, led by a researcher at Oregon Health and Science University, published a paper showing it’s possible to alter human embryo DNA to prevent congenital disease. The study shows that CRISPR-Cas9 is certainly powerful. But in the fanfare and controversy surrounding the news, the public may have lost sight …

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How Dogs Can Sniff Out Diabetes and Cancer

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By: Liz Langley From: nationalgeographic.com The Force is strong in Jedi. The black Labrador retriever recently detected a drop in blood sugar in 7-year-old Luke Nuttall, who has Type 1 diabetes. His glucose monitor didn’t pick it up, but Jedi did—and woke up Luke’s mother, Dorrie Nuttall, as he was trained. The California family’s amazing story, which went viral on Facebook, made NatGeo’s own Nicole Werbeck wonder, “How do dogs …

Wonder drug to fight cancer and Alzheimer’s disease within 10 years

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By: Sarah Knapton telegraph.co.uk A wonder drug which could fight cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes could be developed within 10 years following a breakthrough by scientists. Imperial College has discovered how to turn off an enzyme which is driving many incurable diseases. The NMT enzyme makes irreversible changes to proteins which stop damaged cells from dying and, instead, speeds up …

Vitamin D Supplements Won’t Help Prevent Disease: Review

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From: Drugs.com Low levels of vitamin D have been implicated as a potential cause of diseases ranging from cancer to diabetes. Now an extensive review suggests it’s really the other way around: Low levels of the “sunshine vitamin” are more likely a consequence — not a cause — of illness. In their review of almost 500 studies, the researchers found …

Set Your Sight on Healthy Vision if You Have Diabetes

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Source: National Eye Health Education Program Special Collaboration If you have diabetes, your doctors most likely have told you to keep your blood sugar under control through diet, exercise, and proper medication. But did you know that you also need a dilated eye exam at least once a year? A dilated eye exam is when an eye care professional dilates, …

Wow of the week: The mermaid treatment? Fish skin as chronic wound healing tech for diabetics

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by Lindsey Alexander From: MedCity News Could the answer for diabetic ulcers and other chronic wounds be found under the sea? A new wound healing treatment is one part tissue regeneration technology and one part Little Mermaid. It isn’t often FDA device approval news makes us wow, particularly if it’s a 510(k) clearance. But an Icelandic healthcare startup, Kerecis, got FDA …