The following list of reports reflects the latest in findings and outcomes in medical research as presented at major medical meetings and published peer-reviewed medical journals. In this section you can view reports from important congresses as well as summaries of some recently published journal articles. Please let us know if you have a particular area of interest you would like to see covered.

68th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association

Anti-diabetes Therapy Acting on the Incretin System Associated with Improvement in ß-cell Function

San Francisco, California / June 6-10, 2008

San Francisco - In a series of recent studies on type 2 diabetes, it was suggested that treatment to improve incretin effect should be initiated early with the intention of slowing the disease process. Unlike sulfonylureas, which stimulate...

28th Annual Conference of the Canadian Pain Society

Management of Central Neuropathic Pain, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Allodynia: Examining Modulation of the Endocannabinoid System

Victoria, British Columbia / May 27-30, 2008

Victoria - The discovery of the physiological functions of the endocannabinoid system in the central and peripheral nervous systems and peripheral organs has created opportunities to develop and study new treatment alternatives in a variety...

6th European Breast Cancer Conference

Managing Endocrine-responsive, Early Breast Cancer

Berlin, Germany / April 15-19, 2008

Berlin - Experts here confirmed that determining endocrine responsiveness is of primary importance as a first approach to choosing systemic therapy for postmenopausal women with early breast cancer and estrogen receptor-positive tumour....

Based on the following published article: Clinical Interventions in Aging 2007;2(4):1-10.

Clinical Impact of Age-related Testosterone Depletion and Therapy

The march of time brings about many alterations to the endocrine system, including a reduction in hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular function and a variable decrease in testosterone. Both total and bioavailable testosterone levels are...

15th International Meeting of the European Society of Gynecological Oncology

Ovarian Cancer: Treatment Challenges and Decision-Making

Berlin, Germany / October 28-November 1, 2007

Berlin - Ovarian cancer remains the leading cause of death from gynecologic malignancies. Generally asymptomatic in its early stages, this disease is diagnosed in most women at advanced stages which correlate negatively with survival. While...

Update on Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Infant Development: Weighing the Evidence for Action

June 2007

For clinicians who may not be familiar with the omega-3 fatty acid story, it is important to appreciate that mammals cannot produce either omega-3 or omega-6 fatty acids themselves, so whatever they need must come from the diet. Despite the...

67th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association

Research and Clinical Practice in Diabetes: Latest News on Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV Inhibition

Chicago, Illinois / June 22-26, 2007

Chicago - New medication classes are providing physicians with a broadened armamentarium in the battle against type 2 diabetes, according to leading investigators who presented their findings during the scientific sessions here this week....

67th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association

The Impact of Inhaled Insulin on Glycemic Control

Chicago, Illinois / June 22-26, 2007

Chicago - Glycemic control for patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes remains poor, despite robust evidence that tight control reduces the incidence of microvascular and macrovascular complications. Typically, hemoglobin A1c levels remain above...

5th International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot

Advances in Diabetic Foot Infection: Making Appropriate Treatment Choices

Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands / May 9-12, 2007

Noordwijkerhout - A worldwide epidemic of diabetes poses even greater challenges for clinicians than recently estimated, speakers emphasized here. Whereas epidemiologists in 2004 anticipated 250 million diabetic patients by 2025, that...

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