OSTEOPOROSIS. Daughters of women with osteoporosis appear to be at increased risk of developing the bone-thinning disease. That's according to a study by Australian researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine. Whether this indicates that the condition is hereditary or that mothers and daughters have similar lifestyles, experts said women whose mothers have osteoporosis should take heed and precautions.
CHILDHOOD DIABETES. High doses of insulin appear to at least temporarily prevent the destruction of insulin-producing pancreas cells, which is the cause of the most common form of diabetes among children. In a report in the New England Journal of Medicine, Florida researchers said that young patients who received the high-dose insulin were producing significantly more insulin one year later than children who didn't.