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Trachoma Prevention and Drug Resistance

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study of Ethiopian communities where azithromycin was distributed widely to prevent the spread of trachoma found that macrolide resistance dropped off steeply, but did not disappear, after distribution programs were temporarily halted. The authors of the paper, published...

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Diet and Insulin Sensitivity

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adopting a low-fat diet with a low glycemic index improves triglyceride levels and may increase insulin sensitivity in patients with impending metabolic syndrome. However, replacing saturated fats with monounsaturated fats has less pronounced benefits, according to findings...

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Glycemic Control in Childhood T2DM

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – As soon as 2 years after diagnosis, children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes require increasing doses of insulin -- reflecting a more rapid decline in beta cell function than is usual in adults with diabetes. That finding comes from a study by Dr. Lorraine E. Levitt Katz...