U.S. sees decline in new diabetes cases, CDC finds
CDC officials found the number of new diabetes cases in the U.S. declined to 7.1 per 1,000 people in 2012, following an increase from 3.2 per 1,000 people in 1990 to 8.8 per 1,000 people in 2008. However, researchers noted a persistent increase among Hispanics, blacks and those with lower education levels. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Reuters
Little progress in new treatments for diabetic foot ulcers
A review published in the journal Advances in Therapy found that progress has been stagnant in developing new treatments for diabetic foot ulcers. Amputation is needed in about 1 in 4 patients with diabetic ulcers, according to Aristidis Veves, lead author of the review and a professor at Harvard Medical School. "The number of cases of foot ulcerations and amputations has been the same over the past 10 to 15 years," Veves said. Medscape (free registration)
U.K. study ties increasing skirt size to risk for breast cancer
A study in BMJ Open found that having the same skirt size through the years could lessen the chances of breast cancer. After analyzing data from almost 93,000 women in U.K., researchers found that a 77% increased breast cancer risk was associated with going up two skirt sizes every 10 years after age 25. HealthDay News
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