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Telediabetes Program Beneficial for Veterans

A telehealth program for diabetes self-management not only shortens the wait to talk to a physician specialist versus an in-person visit but also results in patients with type 2 diabetes having comparable improvements in blood glucose (sugar) control to patients receiving traditional care, a study conducted in veterans finds. Results of the late-breaking abstract will be presented Saturday at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society's 100th annual meeting in Chicago, Ill.

New Treatments Slow Progression of Muscular Dystrophy

Scientists in the U.S. have demonstrated that a new treatment approach using the selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) tamoxifen and raloxifene helps to slow disease progression in a mouse model of muscular dystrophy (MD). The study results, published in the American Journal of Pathology, showed that both male and female mice treated with the drugs demonstrated improved cardiac, respiratory, and skeletal muscle functions, and increased bone density.

Sports Leagues: Unhealthy Food and Beverages Promoted

The majority of food and beverages marketed through multi-million-dollar television and online sports sponsorships are unhealthy—and may be contributing to the escalating obesity epidemic among children and adolescents in the U.S., warn social scientists from NYU School of Medicine and other national academic health institutions. The descriptive study publishes online in the peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics.

Yellow fever: Outbreak Necessitates Vaccination

Brazil is in the midst of a yellow fever outbreak, with the mosquito-borne virus reaching popular tourist destinations that do not normally see the disease. Since January 2018, 10 cases of yellow fever have been confirmed in international travelers visiting Brazil, including four deaths.