PCOS Awareness Month proposed to Congress

The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association and 21 congressmen and woman introduced a resolution to bring more awareness to polycystic ovary syndrome and to designate September as PCOS Awareness Month, according to a press release. The initiative encourages the U.S. to support the goals of PCOS Awareness Month, which includes increasing awareness among the general public and healthcare professionals, improving diagnosis and treatment options and urging for more research on PCOS.Original Article


ACC program to reduce CVD in type 2 diabetes gets support from industry

Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly announced their support of the American College of Cardiology program to address CV risk and mortality in people with type 2 diabetes. “The ACC encourages efforts nationwide and globally to educate and communicate to [CV] health care providers and scientists about innovative advances in [CV] risk reduction in type 2 diabetes. This is the first stage in a longer-term process of optimizing [CV] risk reduction in these complex patient populations,” Nathan D. Wong, PhD, MPH, FACC, professor and director of the Heart Disease Prevention Program at University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, said in the release.Original Article


Enrollment begins for predictive low glucose trial

Tandem Diabetes Care has announced the enrollment of the first participant in an at-home trial assessing predictive low glucose suspend technology, according to a press release. The trial will assess the safety and efficacy of Tandem’s t:slim X2 insulin pump with predictive low glucose suspend, which suspends insulin delivery when glucose gets to low and resumes delivery when glucose rises. The trial will also use Dexcom’s G5 mobile continuous glucose monitor as part of the delivery system.Original Article


'I Was Scared to Death!' Alabama Couple Learns They're Expecting Sextuplets After Suffering Miscarriages - PEOPLE.com

'I Was Scared to Death!' Alabama Couple Learns They're Expecting Sextuplets After Suffering Miscarriages
When one Alabama couple set out to have another child to join their three boys, they had no idea that instead of adding just one bundle of joy, they would be adding six! Courtney and Eric Waldrop, 35, recently found out they would be welcoming ...
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Biocept, UT Southwestern to study liquid biopsy platform in ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer

Biocept Inc. and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center entered a clinical study agreement to evaluate the clinical utility of Biocept’s Target Selector platform for patients with ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer.The liquid biopsy platform is designed to capture and analyze tumor-associated molecular markers in both circulating tumor cells and circulating tumor DNA to identify cancer mutations and alterations that can inform physicians about a patient's disease and potential therapeutic options.Original Article


Sleep time, quality linked to cardiometabolic syndrome in black adults

Black patients who have less sleep and lower sleep efficiency had increased cardiometabolic risk compared with white patients, according to a study. David S. Curtis, a graduate student in the department of human development and family studies at Auburn University College of Human Sciences in Alabama, and colleagues reviewed data from 426 participants (mean age, 57 years; 61% women; 31% black) from the MIDUS study.Original Article