Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 25, 2011
In a new post-hoc analysis, significantly more patients achieved blood sugar goals with JANUMET
In a new post-hoc analysis based on the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists diabetes algorithm presented at the American Diabetes Association 71st Annual Scientific Sessions, significantly more patients with type 2 diabetes treated with JANUMET (sitagliptin/metformin HCl) tablets achieved blood sugar goals after 18 weeks compared to metformin as initial therapy.

350 million adults have diabetes after explosion in prevalence spanning 3 decades
An estimated 350 million people in the world have diabetes, according to a major new international study published online first by the Lancet.

Intensive multifactoral treatment in diabetes patients detected by screening leads to small, non-statistically significant decrease in mortality and cardiovascular events compared with usual care (ADDITION-Europe study)
In new research published online first by the Lancet (the ADDITION-Europe study) a team of European researchers shows that, in patients diagnosed through screening in general practice, intensive multifactoral treatment leads to small but statistically significant improvements in risk factors compared with usual care.

350 million adults have diabetes: Study reveals the scale of global epidemic
A major international study collating and analyzing worldwide data on diabetes since 1980 has found that the number of adults with the disease reached 347 million in 2008.

UK study shows that 6.5 hours of additional dietary support in a year improves blood sugar control in recently diagnosed diabetics; exercise provides no extra benefit
New research from the UK shows that, in patients with recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes, 6.5 hours of additional dietary advice sessions lead to improvement in blood sugar control compared with patients who receive usual care.

Atrial fibrillation: New management approaches for the 'new epidemic' in cardiovascular disease
According to the report, improvements in the management of AF can be achieved by several synergistic steps: the detection and better management of risk factors, good clinical use of new antithrombotic therapies, early detection of any new arrhythmia, and timely rhythm control treatment.

Arab scientists at the World Conference of Science Journalists
IDRC partners will be on the ground at the WCSJ to discuss their work ranging from how HarrassMap is restoring Egypt's tradition of public safety for women; the politics of water and sanitation in Lebanon and Jordan's slums; and the impact that rising sea levels in the Nile Delta will have on the lives of ordinary Egyptians.
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