Stress May Raise Diabetes Risk for Obese Black Women

Surge in anxiety-linked hormone worsens blood sugar level, researchers suggest Stress may play a key role in the development of type 2 diabetes in obese black women, U.S. researchers say. “Much attention has been given to the role of obesity in the development of type 2 diabetes, but stress may be as important in this […]

New IU Simon Cancer Center Web Site Section Funded By Walther Cancer Foundation Grant

For some cancer patients, the soles of their feet and the palms of their hands burn or tingle, while others may become forgetful because of some types of chemotherapy. Patients’ family members also can feel anxious and concerned about their loved one’s well-being. Both share a need for quick answers or more detailed information about […]

New Tool Guides Doctors To Save Cancer Patients’ Fertility

The powerful chemotherapy and radiation used to save cancer patients’ lives can also destroy their fertility. Research in a new field called oncofertility has advanced the ability of doctors to preserve the reproductive health of women, men and children who are diagnosed with cancer. Yet, many oncologists aren’t familiar with these new strategies to help […]

Resource Helps Patients Cope With Breast Cancer Diagnosis

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has recently updated its popular patient brochure, Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer. Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer is a four-color brochure that helps women understand the types of radiation therapy they may be offered, including newer treatments like three-dimensional radiation therapy (3D-CRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and […]

New Tool For Genome Wide Association Studies

Modern genotyping technologies offer new opportunities to explore how genes influence health and disease, but also present the challenge of analyzing huge amounts of genetic and clinical data. With this in mind, investigators at the Lausanne Branch of the international Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR), the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) and the University […]

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts Offers Its Members The Ability To Link To Google Health Personal Health Records

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) announced today that its members can now import their BCBSMA health history into their own Google Healthâ„¢ Personal Health Record (PHR). BCBSMA is the first health insurance company to integrate on the Google Health platform allowing BCBSMA members to import their personal health information into their Google Health […]

President Bush Signs Omnibus Appropriations Bill, Including National Institutes Of Health Research Access Provision

President Bush has signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2007 (H.R. 2764), which includes a provision directing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide the public with open online access to findings from its funded research. This is the first time the U.S. government has mandated public access to research funded by […]

Can A Vibrating Mouse Prevent Computer-related Injuries?

A chair that undulates, a mouse that vibrates, a monitor suspended over a desk on a movable arm. These are some of the kinds of newfangled ergonomic products that Alan Hedge, international authority on office ergonomics, studies to see if they can prevent repetitive motion injuries among the estimated 100 million people who now use […]

University Of Minnesota Researchers Plan Trial Of Web-Based HIV Prevention Program

Researchers at the University of Minnesota plan to begin a clinical trial to test a Web-based software program that aims to fight the spread of HIV by reducing risky behaviors that can spread the virus, ANI/Malaysia Sun reports. The research team — led by Joseph Konstan, a professor of computer science and engineering at the […]

Minnesota Insurers’ Web Sites Allow Members To Post Comments About Physicians, Hospitals

Several Minnesota health insurance companies have launched Web sites that encourage consumers to post comments about their experiences with health care providers in the insurers’ networks, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The sites — including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota’s healthcarescooop.com, Medica’s mainstreetmedica.com, and sites by HealthPartners and PreferredOne — are “part […]