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April 2013 Archives

Harvard researchers discover hormone that may hold key to better diabetes treatment

Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic illness that affects roughly 26 million Americans. The condition is characterized by high blood glucose and insulin resistance. The classic symptoms of type 2 diabetes are excess thirst, frequent urination, and constant hunger. Diabetes is a manageable condition, but if the condition progresses, it can impact one's life seriously.

Those with developmental disabilities can face challenges in the workplace

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently brought a lawsuit against Walmart for allegedly giving tacit approval to the sexual harassment of one of its employees. The suit was brought on behalf of an Ohio woman with developmental disabilities. She claims that a co-worker sexually harassed her for over 11 years at an Akron Walmart.

Economy suffers loss as Social Security beneficiaries permanently drop out of market

Last Friday, new data was released that showed U.S. labor force participation rates last month were the lowest they've been since 1979. Those numbers are a bad sign in an economy with a growing aging population.

Research shows key difference in brain functioning in borderline and bipolar disorders

Recent research published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, has found that there are important differences in the way the brain processes emotions in people with bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder, two closely related mental disorders. Those findings reportedly have important implications for treatment, since the two disorders are often misdiagnosed.