• An Experimental Genetic Test Gives Early Warning For Kids At Risk Of Type 1 Diabetes

    Oct 14, 2019, 12:00 PM by RICHARD HARRIS
    Nearly half of all children who develop Type 1 diabetes don't know they have the disease until they end up in the hospital with a condition that puts them at risk of coma or even death.
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  • Facebook, medical associations launch preventive health tool

    Oct 28, 2019, 12:00 PM by Marc Iskowitz
    Facebook is taking a step toward leveraging its social media platform for public health. The social giant said it’s teaming up with four national medical groups to launch a preventive health tool offering tailored advice, the ability to set check-up reminders and other actionable information.
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  • Less Weight Needed to Cause Diabetes in Minorities

    Sep 24, 2019, 02:00 PM by Serena Gordon
    One of the biggest risk factors for Type 2 diabetes is excess weight. But you don't have to be overweight to have the disease -- and new research revealed that some racial and ethnic minority groups are more likely to have diabetes at lower weights.
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  • Workplaces could be good setting for diabetes prevention

    Sep 27, 2019, 12:00 PM by Vishwadha Chander
    People in certain occupations have a three-times-higher risk of type 2 diabetes compared to those in other jobs, probably because of lifestyle factors, a nationwide study in Sweden suggests.
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  • Frequent Hot Flashes During Menopause Tied to Heart Attacks and Strokes Later

    Sep 25, 2019, 12:00 PM by Lisa Rapaport
    Women who have frequent hot flashes early in menopause or over a long period of time may be more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than women who don’t suffer from regular hot flashes, a new study suggests.
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  • New Study Increases Understanding of Why Women Receive Less Bystander CPR Than Men

    Jun 3, 2019, 09:00 AM by CWHR
    A new national study led by Dr. Sarah M. Perman, CWHR researcher in the Department of Emergency Medicine at CU Anschutz School Medicine is the first to explore public perceptions of why community bystanders may not administer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to an unresponsive women in cardiac arrest.
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  • 5th Annual Girls’ Career Day

    Aug 9, 2019, 09:00 AM by CWHR
    On Tuesday, June 4, the School of Medicine’s Center for Women's Health Research and UCHealth jointly hosted 50 girls from high schools across the Front Range for the fifth annual Girls’ Career Day. The program featured a full day of interactive activities, lectures, and discovery across the Anschutz Medical Campus. Each year, the CWHR and UCHealth tailor a unique agenda to ensure that the girls gain exposure to an array of careers in health care.
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  • Morning Exercise May Offer the Most Weight Loss Benefits

    Jul 31, 2019, 07:00 AM by Gretchen Reynolds
    People who exercise in the morning seem to lose more weight than people completing the same workouts later in the day, according to a new study of workouts and waistlines. The findings help shed light on the vexing issue of why some people shed considerable weight with exercise and others almost none, and the study adds to the growing body of science suggesting that the timing of various activities, including exercise, could affect how those activities affect us.
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  • Gender Differences in Manifestation of Diseases Lead to Poorer Diagnosis and Treatment in Women

    Jun 11, 2019, 05:00 PM by James Ives
    For women, gender bias can result in poorer diagnosis and treatment. As María Teresa Ruiz Cantero, Prof. in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Alicante states, "We can no longer pursue the 'one size fits all' model based on men," as this negatively impacts the quality of health care, medical education and research.
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  • Fighting the Gender Stereotypes That Warp Biomedical Research

    May 30, 2019, 05:00 PM by JoAnna Klein, New York Times
    "The first time I had a heart attack, no one took me seriously. The emergency room doctors assumed I was having a panic attack...
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  • Early-onset Type 1 Diabetes May Influence Bone Quality in Women

    Apr 9, 2019, 12:00 PM by Viral Shah, MD
    “Our results suggest significant impairment in the bone structural quality among patients who were diagnosed with [type 1 diabetes] before the age of 20 years,” the researchers wrote. “Young-onset [type 1 diabetes] is characterized by lower trabecular [volumetric] BMD at the distal radius and cortical bone size deficit at the radial and tibial shaft. This may be due to reduced periosteal apposition and increased endosteal resorption, resulting in a cortical deficit among patients with [type 1 diabetes].” The researchers noted several study limitations, including the inclusion of only postmenopausal women, the small sample size and the limited resolution of peripheral quantitative CT, which did not allow for the evaluation of trabecular structure or cortical porosity.
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  • Researchers Track an Unlikely Culprit in Weight Gain

    Aug 7, 2017, 02:00 PM by Gina Kolata
    For middle-aged women struggling with their weight, a recent spate of scientific findings sounds too good to be true. And they may be, researchers caution. Studies in mice indicate that a single hormone whose levels rise at menopause could be...
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  • Too Little Sleep Tied to Weight Gain in Kids

    Sep 26, 2017, 02:00 PM by Lisa Rapaport
    (Reuters Health) - Children who don’t get enough sleep may be more likely to become overweight or obese than kids who typically get enough rest, a Danish study suggests. The researchers focused on 368 normal weight children between...
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  • Powerful Antioxidant Can Halt, Prevent Fatty Liver Disease

    Jan 22, 2018, 09:00 AM by David Kelly
    As obesity continues to rise in the U.S., non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become a major public health issue, increasingly leading to cancer and liver transplants. But new research from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus...
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