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Device to free diabetics from pinpricks?


September 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 9 (IANS) A non-invasive approach could free diabetics from the pain of several pinpricks.A tiny bio-sensor engineered by Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS, Germany, is ... Read more...

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New biochip measures glucose level from saliva


January 24th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) For millions of diabetics around the world, drawing blood is the most prevalent method of checking glucose levels, an invasive and rather painful method. Now Brown ... Read more...

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Fighting gum disease easier when fat cells disappear


November 10th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 10 (IANS) The human body is better geared to fighting gum disease when fat cells, which trigger inflammation, go away.Inflammation that continues to brew in the body can ... Read more...

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Finnish firm targets India with device for diabetic juveniles


September 19th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 19 (IANS) A Finnish company is developing a new device to test glucose levels and hopes kids and juveniles in India, often called the diabetes capital of the ... Read more...

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Bariatric surgery is better at controlling glucose levels than dieting


April 28th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A study has found a new clue as to why bariatric surgery is more effective than dietary remedies alone at controlling glucose levels.Researchers at Duke University Medical Center ... Read more...

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Brain molecule may play key role in obesity and diabetes


April 20th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): Einstein researchers have found a molecule in the brain that may contribute to obesity and one of its major complications - type 2 diabetes.Nerve cells in the ... Read more...

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Vegetarians have lower risk of heart disease, stroke


April 14th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) Vegetarians have a lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome -- a precursor to heart disease, diabetes and stroke.The symptoms are extra weight around the waist and insulin ... Read more...

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How our taste buds know that sugar is sweet


March 8th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new research has attempted to find out how taste cells detect sugars.The study by Monell Center and collaborators could lead to development of strategies to limit over-consumption."Detecting ... Read more...

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Potassium levels may explain racial disparity in Type 2 diabetes: Study


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): A new study suggests that lower potassium levels in the blood may help explain why African-Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes as ... 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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Injectable, oral contraceptives ‘don’t affect glucose, insulin levels’


December 21st, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study has found that glucose and insulin levels are not adversely affected by injectable or oral contraception.There's only slight increase among women using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate ... Read more...

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Men with type-1 diabetes could ‘grow their own transplant’


December 13th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that men with type 1 diabetes may now be able to grow their own insulin-producing cells from their testicular tissue.The study at the ... Read more...

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Glass of red wine can help regulate diabetes


November 22nd, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) A small glass of red wine consumed daily can keep adult diabetes under control, says research.A new study found that the drink contains high concentrations of chemicals that ... Read more...

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Healthy lifestyle has biggest impact on cardiovascular health


November 16th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Two large studies from Northwestern Medicine have confirmed that a healthy lifestyle has the biggest impact on cardiovascular health."Health behaviors can trump a lot of your genetics," ... Read more...

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‘Stop grazing, exercising and eat fatty foods’ to lose those pounds!


November 8th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 8 (ANI): Quit vegetables and fruits and exercising - that's the new mantra for losing weight, according to a nutritionist.Zoe Harcombe has said that everything that people thought was ... Read more...

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Lighting up blood sugar levels boon for diabetics


October 26th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) A device that detects blood sugar levels by simply shining onto the skin could be a boon for diabetics.The technique, which does away with finger pricks, is being ... Read more...

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Daughters of obese fathers ‘more likely to develop diabetes-like disease’


October 21st, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that obese fathers may be putting their daughters at risk for diabetes-like diseases.'Epigenetic' chemical tweaks to the genes alter how they are expressed ... Read more...

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Poor biological clock could lead to diabetes, obesity


September 20th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, Sep 20 (ANI): UC San Diego biologists have discovered biological clocks of mammals are related to development of obesity and diabetes.It also raises the possibility that some of the rise in ... Read more...

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Cinnamon extract may reduce diabetes, heart disease risk


August 25th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): A water soluble extract of cinnamon, which contains antioxidative compounds, could help reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and heart disease, suggests a new study.The study was led ... Read more...

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How slim doesn’t always mean healthy


July 11th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 11 (ANI): You may be slim and still have dangerously high levels of fat within you, according to the British Medical Research Council.Using MRI body scanners doctors demonstrated that even ... Read more...

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Intervention in middle school lowers type 2 diabetes risk in kids: Study


June 28th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): An intervention in middle schools lowered the obesity rate in students at highest risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.Students who started out overweight or ... Read more...

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Sugar is not burned by self-control tasks


June 12th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Challenging the popular model of self-control, a University of Pennsylvania psychologist has said that the data from a 2007 study argues against the idea that glucose is the ... Read more...

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Brain tumour’s ‘grow-or-go’ switch found


March 12th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): American researchers have discovered the brain tumour switch responsible for the 'grow-or-go' phenomenon.Cancer cells in brain tumours have to adjust to periods of low energy or die. When ... Read more...

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Intense diabetes treatment could make sugar levels go ‘too low’


January 27th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): In diabetes patients, intense treatment to lower blood sugar could prove to be as harmful as allowing glucose levels to remain high, according to a study.In the study, ... Read more...

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New sensor to help detect, combat diabetes, breast cancer


January 22nd, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): University of Florida engineers have developed a tiny sensor that would help in easy diagnosis of variety of diseases such as diabetes, asthma or breast cancer.They have designed ... Read more...

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Kid’s BP, body mass index may predict diabetes development years later


January 5th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): A child's metabolic measurements, such as blood pressure, body mass index and blood glucose level may offer a window into type 2 diabetes risk in later life, say ... Read more...

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Giving up smoking may actually increase diabetes risk


January 5th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): People who give up smoking are at a greater risk of developing diabetes because people who kick the habit put on weight, says a new study.Researchers from Johns ... Read more...

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Soon, contact lenses to help manage diabetes


December 27th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): Your contact lenses would one day help you manage diabetes, say researchers.The team from The University of Western Ontario has developed new kind of lenses that would continuously ... Read more...

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Cutting down glucose extends healthy cells’ lifespan


December 19th, 2009 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) Restricting consumption of glucose, the most common dietary sugar, can extend the life of healthy human lung cells and speed the death of pre-cancerous cells in the vital ... Read more...

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Calorie intake linked to cell lifespan, cancer development


December 18th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Restricting consumption of glucose can extend the life of healthy human-lung cells and speed the death of precancerous human-lung cells, reducing cancer's spread and growth rate, say researchers.Boffins ... Read more...

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Molecular mechanism underlying severe form of diabetes in kids identified


September 9th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): University of Iowa researchers have identified a new molecular mechanism underlying a rare and severe form of diabetes in children.The new mechanism involves a protein called ankyrin and ... Read more...

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‘Manmade Pancreas’ to benefit diabetics


June 2nd, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): British scientists have developed what they call 'artificial pancreas' - a revolutionary insulin pump designed to mimic the human pancreas.'Paradigm Veo' automatically stops the flow of insulin to ... Read more...

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Diabetics can reduce risk of heart attacks


May 23rd, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 23 (IANS) Diabetics who maintain low blood sugar levels are less likely to suffer heart attacks and coronary disease, a new study has found. By undertaking a meta-analysis, pooling information from ... Read more...

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Gene that controls abnormal sugar production in liver identified


May 22nd, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): In a novel study, scientists have identified a gene that helps regulate abnormal production of sugar in the liver, critical to people with diabetes.The liver is the sugar ... Read more...

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Strict blood sugar control cuts diabetics’ heart risks


May 22nd, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22 (ANI): Diabetics can cut their heart attack risk by tightly controlling blood sugar levels, says a study published in the Lancet.By undertaking a meta-analysis which pooled information from five ... Read more...

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