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Pakistan has seven million diabetic patients


November 15th, 2011 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Pakistan ranks seventh in the world in terms of diabetes prevalence rate and some 7.1 million people in the country suffer from the disease.Annually, 89,000 ... Read more...

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Eye problem cases have increased, say doctors


October 12th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) There has been an increase in eye problems, especially among those aged over 50 and the diabetic, health experts have noted ahead of World Sight ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug curbs excessive hunger


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) People with a harrowing genetic disorder known as Prader-Willi Syndrome, often develop insatiable appetites for life. But a study based on a drug, prescribed for some ... Read more...

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Nasal spray helps stop diabetes


June 15th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) In a significant breakthrough, scientists have developed a nasal spray vaccine that could stop children from developing diabetes, a media report said Wednesday.The spray can stop ... Read more...

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World’s smallest insulin injection needle launched


May 25th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The world's smallest pen needle insulin injection for diabetics promising relief from pain was launched here Wednesday, said a statement from its manufacturer Becton, Dickinson ... Read more...

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2 tests better than 1 for diagnosing diabetes in overweight children


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new study has found that just the recommended blood test may not be sufficient to catch type 2 diabetes in overweight kids, missing more than two-thirds of ... Read more...

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Study reveals that weight loss surgery may reverse diabetes


April 29th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Columbia, April 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that the way that weight is lost is crucial to the fight against diabetes. To determine the kind of relationship between how ... Read more...

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359 Million Diabetes Testing Strips Recalled By Abbott Laboratories


December 23rd, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Abbott Laboratories the latest company to join the bandwagon of drugmakers who have been hitting headlines this year for recalling their medicines over a variety of ... Read more...

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Stem cell research on treating diabetes still on: Experts


November 19th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Stem cell therapy for treating diabetes is still not adequate enough to combat the disease and research on this is still on, experts said Friday."The therapy is ... Read more...

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Pushing for cheap diabetes diagnostic methods: Azad


November 15th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Monday said he has urged the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to coordinate efforts for affordable diagnostic ... Read more...

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Exercise, healthy diet can combat diabetes: Experts (Nov 14 is World Diabetes Day)


November 14th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) With the largest number of diabetes patients in the world, India needs to promote a healthier lifestyle among its citizens if it has any chance of battling ... Read more...

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Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in India, says expert (Nov 14 is World Diabetes Day)


November 13th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Nov 13 (IANS) Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in the country and is increasing with "tsunamic" speed, a top expert of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) said here Saturday."More than 75 ... Read more...

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Bristol Myers Get Approval For Their Diabetes Drug


November 7th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Food and Drugs Administration in the United States has given the approval for AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb to sell the diabetes drug, Onglyza in America. ... Read more...

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World’s first robot-assisted pancreas transplant performed


November 4th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Doctors have carried out the world's first robotically-assisted pancreatic transplant on a mother-of-two in Italy.The team from Pisa Hospital performed the operation on a 43-year-old woman who had ... Read more...

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Italy carries out world’s first robotically-assisted pancreatic transplant


November 4th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 4 (ANI): Doctors from Pisa Hospital have conducted the world's first robotically-assisted pancreatic transplant on a woman in Italy.The team performed the operation on a 43-year-old mother-of-two who had suffered ... Read more...

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UAE starts bus tour to sensitise people about diabetes


October 29th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 29 (IANS/WAM) A bus equipped with screening tools for diabetes will hit the roads Nov 6 in the UAE to sensitise people about the disease, it was announced Friday.The initiative ... Read more...

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Diabetics’ conditions improved after phone calls with fellow patients


October 19th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new research from the University of Michigan Health System has revealed that phone calls with a peer facing the same self-management challenges helped diabetes patients manage their ... Read more...

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Biocon ties up with Pfizer to market biosimilars


October 18th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 18 (IANS) Asia's premier biotechnology company Biocon and world's leading biopharmaceutical company Pfizer Monday announced a tie up to market Biocon's insulin and insulin analog products.Biocon's drugs recombinant human insulin ... Read more...

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New discovery shows promise for type 1 diabetes treatment


October 6th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): A research team has identified the role of a type of T cell discovered in 2005 in type 1 diabetes that may lead to new treatments for childhood ... Read more...

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Heart Risk Posed By Diabetes Drugs Avandia Same As Actos, Study Says


August 29th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research has highlighted that the risk of developing heart ailments or causing death of the diabetes drug Avandia is just the same as its ... Read more...

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Texting may increase medication compliance in teen diabetics


July 31st, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Scientists have tapped into teen texting habits to increase medication compliance in adolescent diabetes patients.Jennifer Dyer, MD, MPH, an endocrinologist at Nationwide Children's Hospital, has developed and completed ... Read more...

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‘Diabetic patients with kidney failure need individualized care’


July 30th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Aggressive blood sugar control does not improve survival in diabetic patients with kidney failure, according to new research.The findings, appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal ... Read more...

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Popular diabetes drugs ‘increase risk for fractures in patients’


July 30th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that postmenopausal women with diabetes taking thiazolidinediones (TZDS), including rosiglitazone and pioglitazone, may be at increased risk for fractures.Men with diabetes taking both ... Read more...

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Gestational diabetes patients face increased recurrence risk in later pregnancies


July 12th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): There is an increased risk of recurring gestational diabetes in pregnant women who developed the disease during their first and second pregnancies, according to a new study.The risk ... Read more...

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No link between diabetes drug and rise in heart attacks


June 30th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): A recent study has discarded any link between increase in heart attacks and the intake of the diabetes drug rosiglitazone.The clinical trial of 2,368 diabetes patients with cardiovascular ... Read more...

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Study: Diabetes drug increases heart risk


June 29th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jun 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has confirmed that using the drug Avandia, which is used to treat diabetes was likely to increase your chances of getting ... Read more...

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Diabetes Drug Avandia Enhances The Risks Of Heart Disease


June 29th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 29, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A research study released in the Journal of the American Medical Association has revealed that the diabetes drug Avandia can enhance the risks ... Read more...

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Two-fold increased risk of heart attack in rheumatoid arthritis patients


June 19th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients face a two-fold increased risk of suffering a Myocardial Infarction (MI, heart attack) versus the general population, which ... Read more...

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Monitor Your Diabetes With A High-Tech Tattoo


June 7th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 7, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Diabetes is one of those dreaded diseases that India is unable to control. A good number of people succumb to death every year in ... Read more...

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Successful islet isolation process makes diabetics insulin independent


June 4th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): A team of researchers has found a way to isolate pancreatic islet cells from brain dead donors. These cells when received by three type 1-diabetes patients made them ... Read more...

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Type 2 diabetes increases risk of 24 cancers


May 22nd, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): People who have type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for developing 24 types of cancer, according to a new study.Kari Hemminki of DKFZ collaborated with colleagues in ... Read more...

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Can red wine compound improve brain power?


May 3rd, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Can Resveratrol, the so-called miracle molecule found in red wine, peanuts and an obnoxious plant called Chinese Giant Knotweed actually improve your brain function? Scientists at Northumbria University, Britain ... Read more...

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50 million diabetes cases projected this year: Azad


April 20th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India is projected to have 50.7 million diabetes patients in 2010, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Tuesday and informed that the centre has lined up a ... Read more...

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Avandia Under FDA Scanner


February 20th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Feb 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is not uncommon to see widely used and popular medicines causing side effects to the users and getting banned. The latest drug to join this ... Read more...

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Antibodies to speed up recovery from burns, ulcers


January 29th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 29 (IANS) New antibodies being developed by Australian researchers will speed up the healing of burns and chronic ulcers and benefit diabetes patients. Research by Allison Cowin, associate professor at ... Read more...

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