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Thinner diabetics face higher death rate.
Science Blog: American adults of a normal weight with new-onset diabetes die at a higher rate than overweight/obese adults with the same disease, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.

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CDC online course in infection prevention in dialysis units.
CDC: CDC has created a new continuing education course “Infection Prevention in Dialysis Settings” for outpatient hemodialysis healthcare workers, including technicians and nurses. The 1-hour self-guided training course features a flash-based slide presentation and audio narration.

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Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Oreopoulos obituary
PDI: The world of nephrology—and peritoneal dialysis (PD) in particular—was diminished with the recent passing of Dimitrios Oreopoulos.

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Do neutrophils mediate insulin resistance in obesity?
EurekAlert: Using liver and fat cells from mice and humans and live mouse models, a team led by Jerrold M. Olefsky, MD, associate dean for scientific affairs at UC San Diego Health Sciences and professor of medicine, discovered that an enzyme secreted by neutrophils called neutrophil elastase (NE) impairs insulin signaling and boosts resistance. Conversely, deletion of NE in obese mice fed a high-fat diet improved insulin sensitivity.

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Is there an obesity paradox in diabetes?
Reuters: Obesity and diabetes might not be the double whammy you'd expect, according to a fresh look at older studies.

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