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Daily Baricitinib Treatment Preserves β-Cell Function in Type 1 Diabetes

Mixed-meal-stimulated mean C-peptide levels at 48 weeks higher for those treated with baricitinib versus placebo

Smoking Outcomes Worse for Minority Adults Versus White Adults

Despite lower overall smoking rates, minority adults have higher smoking-related health care spending and chronic diseases

Biden Menthol Cigarette Ban Delayed Amid Political Pushback

The delay, which was posted Wednesday, now says officials plan to finalize rules to put the ban in place in March

White House Looks to Curb Big Pharma’s Sky-High Drug Prices

If a drug is too expensive, the Biden administration will use federal law to grant patent licenses to rival pharma companies

Earlier Age at Menarche Raises Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Additionally, among women with diabetes, earlier age at menarche tied to increased stroke risk

Many Patients of Color Expect and Prepare for Unfair Health Care

In a recent survey, 55 percent of Black respondents said they believe they must be careful about their appearance to get fair treatment in doctors' offices

Eli Lilly Says Its New Weight-Loss Drug, Zepbound, Is Now Available

Tirzepatide, the active ingredient in Zepbound, had already been approved by the FDA as a treatment for type 2 diabetes

High Systolic BP Tied to Higher Cardiovascular Mortality in T2DM

Similarly, very low diastolic BP increases cardiovascular mortality risk with diabetes

Diabetes Tied to Identifiable Vocal Changes

Voice analysis may be effective for screening or monitoring of diabetes

2011 to 2022 Saw Little Change in Smoking Prevalence for Older Adults

However, among younger adults, significant declines were observed