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Daily Rounds: Diabetes 'Civil War'; Kids' Cold Meds Recall; Kidney Swaps; Online Patient Data Sold; HIV Drugs Aid Prevention

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Diabetes' civil war - Chicago Tribune "As rates of Type 2 diabetes soar, tempers are flaring in the diabetes blogosphere, where many people with Type 1 diabetes are lobbying for a new, distinct name for their condition in hopes of clearing up misconceptions and securing more resources to put toward a cure." (

Over-the-counter childrens' medicines recalled - "Four million packages of cherry- and grape-flavored children's Benadryl tablets and 800,000 bottles of junior-strength Motrin were recalled after "insufficiencies in the development of the manufacturing process" were discovered at the wholesale and retail levels, according to a company statement.
"This is not a consumer-level recall so consumers do not have to take any kind of action." (CNN)

Kidney transplant swaps spurred by pilot project - "The UNOS project, which began last month, is part of a broader effort to increase kidney paired donation, considered one of the best bets at boosting live-donor transplants — the optimal kind." (USA Today)

Online Health Sites Share Personal Data, Privacy Groups Say - "QualityHealth is one of a number of companies cited in the complaint to the F.T.C. filed by four nonprofit privacy and consumer advocacy groups. In the complaint, the Center for Digital Democracy, U.S. PIRG, Consumer Watchdog and the World Privacy Forum charged that online marketing of medications, products and medical services posed fundamental new risks to consumer privacy and health because of sophisticated data collection and patient-profiling techniques. Asserting that such techniques are unfair and deceptive, the groups asked the F.T.C. to investigate the health marketing used by some popular sites including Google, HealthCentral, Everyday Health, WebMD and Sermo, a site for medical professionals. "(The New York Times)

HIV drugs found to aid prevention - The Boston Globe "Researchers reported yesterday that the same drugs that have transformed HIV infection from a death sentence into a chronic disease can also help protect gay men from being infected with the virus in the first place — a finding hailed by specialists as a major advance in stopping the spread of AIDS." (Boston Globe)

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