Category Archives: Medicine

Rural Regions Pay Doctors More Than Urban Areas

By Brenda Neugent New research finds that doctors in rural areas such as the American West are paid more than physicians in highly competitive regions such as Boston or San Francisco. According to the San Francisco-based startup Doximity, a networking site for physicians, high-cost municipalities actually pay less in salary than rural areas of the … Continue reading Rural Regions Pay Doctors More Than Urban Areas

FDA Approves Two-In-One Diabetes Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug from AstraZeneca that combines two drugs in one to help lower blood glucose in those with  . The new drug, Xigduo XR, is a once-daily tablet that merges the recently approved diabetes drug dapagliflozin with the popular drug metformin. Dapagliflozin, a product of AstraZeneca … Continue reading FDA Approves Two-In-One Diabetes Treatment

Diabetes Patients On Metformin Show Better Lipid Profile

Chinese researchers found that type 2 diabetes patients taking metformin – one of the first lines of defense in the treatment of the disease – attained a better overall lipid profile compared with those who took glipizide. That’s important news for those with type 2 taking metformin, since 60 percent of all type 2 deaths … Continue reading Diabetes Patients On Metformin Show Better Lipid Profile