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Insulin use tied to poorer limb salvage in diabetics with chronic ischemia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – New research indicates that insulin-using diabetics with chronic limb ischemia have worse limb salvage rates and survival than their nondiabetic peers or diabetics who control their disease with diet or oral medications...

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Ghrelin infusion improves appetite in frail women with unexplained weight loss

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a small pilot study of frail older women with unexplained weight loss, infusion of the appetite-stimulating hormone ghrelin led to improvement in appetite and growth hormone (GH) levels and was well tolerated. ...

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Androgen deprivation therapy tied to diabetes but not to heart disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Treatment of prostate cancer with androgen deprivation therapy is associated with an excess risk of incident diabetes and fractures, but not MI or sudden cardiac death, according to a large Canadian cohort study reported in...