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African medicinal tea at risk of 'patent' by French company

Feb. 26 It’s been called the new pomegranate juice? blessed with antioxidants and benefits for cardiovascular, diabetes, liver and respiratory ailments. Rooibos tea, grown only in a small are

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ENI builds science for whole grape extract with RCT data

Results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study are said to indicate that ENI’s patented whole grape extract may increase HDL-cholesterol and decrease the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL-cholesterol in people with pre-hypertension, overweight, and/or pre-diabetes.

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No insurance, no eyesight

Keeping up with diabetes treatment can be even more difficult when patients are faced with enemployment and lack of insurance. For one man, it’s costing him his eyesight.

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NIH-funded project to discover biomarkers for type 2 diabetes

Arizona State University will lead a four-year, $5 million expanded initiative sponsored by the National Institutes of Health to discover proteins, or biomarkers, to help predict cardiovascular disease and to assess potential new treatments in people with type 2 diabetes.

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USPTO issues patent to EndoSphere’s noninvasive device for treatment of obesity

EndoSphere Inc., a medical technology company that holds 23 U.S. and international issued and pending patents, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued the company a patent covering the use of its endoscopically implantable devices for the treatment of metabolic diseases, including obesity and type 2 diabetes. (2 hours ago)

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Anthem Blue Cross Gains National Recognition for Diabetes Pilot Bridging Cultural Health Care Gaps for African

Anthem Blue Cross’ health equities pilot is one of seven programs recognized this year with a Best of Blue Clinical Distinction Award. The pilot, developed for Hispanics and African Americans with diabetes, is being recognized for its innovative and successful approach to improving access to high quality, safe and affordable health care for Anthem members. (12 mins ago)

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