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Tags results for 'diabetes'

Sugary drinks tax 'effective public health measure'

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Nov, 2013 02:44 AM
by AlexMuller
A 20% tax on sugary drinks would reduce the number of obese adults in the UK by 180,000, say researchers writing in the British Medical Journal.

Ultrasound-released nanoparticles may help diabetics avoid the needle

Posted in Medicine on 25th Nov, 2013 11:40 PM
by AlexMuller
A new nanotechnology based technique for regulating blood sugar in diabetics could give patients the ability to release insulin painlessly using a small ultrasound device.

Alzheimer's might just be late stage type 2 diabetes and perhaps avoidable with diet and exercise

Posted in Medicine on 30th Nov, 2013 02:29 AM
by AlexMuller
If it is, we all have another big reason to live healthier lives.

Wii Fit Plus Helps Diabetics Control Blood Sugar

Posted in Games on 17th Dec, 2013 04:14 AM
by AlexMuller
In a randomized controlled trial, older adults with type 2 diabetes had better controlled blood sugar after playing Wii Fit Plus for half an hour a day, every day, for 12 weeks.

Turning back time: ageing reversed in mice

Posted in Medicine on 20th Dec, 2013 01:39 AM
by AlexMuller
The discovery has implications for understanding age-related diseases including cancers, neurodegenerative disorders and diabetes.

Insulin pill may soon be a reality

Posted in Medicine on 28th Dec, 2013 04:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Daily jabs of insulin are a painful reality for many with diabetes. That may change if researchers who have successfully tested oral insulin in rats are able to replicate those results in humans.

Obesity quadruples to nearly one billion in developing world

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2014 01:20 AM
by AlexMuller
The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980.

Google’s smart contact lens project could allow diabetics to track glucose levels automatically

Posted in Hardware on 18th Jan, 2014 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is testing a smart contact lens designed to measure glucose levels in tears.

Cases of diabetes increase to more than 3.2m

Posted in Medicine on 10th Feb, 2014 11:04 PM
by AlexMuller
This means 6% of UK adults are registered as diabetic. An estimated 850,000 more have diabetes without knowing it.

How Nutrition In One Generation Can Change The Genetics Of The Next

Posted in Science on 20th Feb, 2014 01:30 AM
by AlexMuller
A Cambodian case study finds that people developing diabetes today have parents who went hungry in the 1970s.

Sugar tax 'may be necessary', England's chief medical officer says

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2014 11:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Earlier this year doctors called for a soft drinks tax to reduce sugar intake.

Turning off a Fat Accumulation Gene to Reduce Obesity proven in Mice

Posted in Science on 11th Apr, 2014 01:58 AM
by AlexMuller
A genetic “switch” that can accelerate a person’s basal metabolic rate; leading to a dramatic reduction in the risk for obesity and diabetes.

Stem Cells from a Diabetes Patient Could Lead to New Treatments

Posted in Medicine on 28th Apr, 2014 10:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers hope stem cells could one day treat chronic conditions like diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.

Poll shows most want sugary drinks banned from UK schools

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2014 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Two thirds of people support a ban on sugary drinks in all UK schools and academies, suggests a poll carried out for the BBC.

Two meals a day 'effective' to treat type 2 diabetes

Posted in Science on 18th May, 2014 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Only eating breakfast and lunch may be more effective at managing type 2 diabetes than eating smaller, more regular meals, scientists say.

Tequila plant helps reduce blood sugar and weight

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2014 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
A sweetener created from the plant used to make tequila could lower blood glucose levels for the 26 million Americans and others worldwide who have type 2 diabetes.

One in three adults in England 'on cusp' of diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jun, 2014 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
More than a third of adults are on the cusp of developing type-2 diabetes, figures for England show.

Bionic pancreas shows promise in advanced human trials

Posted in Hardware on 17th Jun, 2014 01:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Ordinarily, diabetics must monitor glucose levels themselves several times a day via fingerstick blood tests.

Wireless glucose monitoring via and iphone app that is automatically updated every 5 minutes

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jun, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
A bionic pancreas has been developed and it offers hope of a normal life to people with type 1 diabetes.

Mini lab grown human hearts could hold cure for heart disease

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jun, 2014 11:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Tiny hearts that are only one millimeter in diameter could hold the key to curing heart disease.

Sugar May Harm Brain Health

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jul, 2014 01:45 AM
by AlexMuller
High levels of blood glucose are linked to memory impairments.

More weight loss operations for diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jul, 2014 10:02 PM
by AlexMuller
An expansion of weight loss surgery in England is being proposed to tackle an epidemic of type 2 diabetes.

One in three Alzheimer's cases preventable, says research

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jul, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
The main risk factors for the disease are a lack of exercise, smoking, depression and poor education.

Google’s smart contact lens is one step closer to your eyeball

Posted in Science on 16th Jul, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
So long Google Glass, hello Google Eye.

One injection stops diabetes in its tracks:

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jul, 2014 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Treatment reverses symptoms of type 2 diabetes in mice without side effects.

Study suggests probiotics could prevent obesity and insulin resistance

Posted in Science on 27th Jul, 2014 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
A pill that prevents obesity (even with a high-fat diet) could be on the horizon.

Mouth Bacteria Can Change Its Diet, Supercomputers Reveal

Posted in Software on 13th Aug, 2014 02:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say these surprising findings might lead to better ways to prevent or even reverse the gum disease periodontitis, diabetes, and Crohn's disease.

2 out of 5 Americans to develop type 2 diabetes during their life

Posted in Medicine on 13th Aug, 2014 09:33 PM
by AlexMuller
The future looks worse for some ethnic minority groups, with one in two Hispanic men and women and non-Hispanic black women predicted to develop the disease.

A laser to measure blood sugar levels without drawing blood

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Aug, 2014 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Making the technique portable could allow diabetics to check their blood sugar levels without pricking themselves to draw blood.

New diabetes treatment would turn liver cells into insulin producers

Posted in Science on 26th Aug, 2014 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
When pancreatic islet allo-transplantation therapy was first introduced, it provided hope for countless diabetics tired of daily insulin injections.

Junk Food Diet Keeps Rats from Seeking Out New Foods

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2014 01:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Junk food may trap people in a cycle of unhealthy eating by making them less likely to try new foods and more likely to respond to cues for junk food in the future.

Artificial sweeteners may lead to potential increased caloric consumption later

Posted in Medicine on 6th Sep, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
New psychological research provides clues as to why consuming such drinks can actually lead to weight gain.

Obesity is the new smoking, says NHS boss in England

Posted in Medicine on 18th Sep, 2014 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A quarter of adults, up from 15% 20 years ago, and one in five schoolchildren are obese, figures show.

Cure for Type 1 diabetes imminent after Harvard stem-cell breakthrough

Posted in Medicine on 11th Oct, 2014 02:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Harvard University has produced the vast quantities of insulin-producing cells needed for transplants.

Low-carbohydrate diet improved quality of life in diabetes patients

Posted in Science on 20th Oct, 2014 10:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Low-carb diet has a good effect on blood glucose, as well as on physical functions, bodily pain and general health, according to a study including patients with type 2 diabetes.

Weight loss surgery greatly reduces diabetes risk

Posted in Medicine on 6th Nov, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Weight loss surgery can dramatically reduce the odds of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a major study.

Lack of daily physical activity linked to vascular dysfunction as well as other health problems

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2015 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Inactivity can lead to insulin resistance, which leads to Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

A Rub-On Tattoo for Diabetics Could Mean the End of Finger Pricking

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jan, 2015 07:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Pricking your finger for a blood glucose test is not fun. Scientists have been hard at work on a bloodless and needle-less alternative.

The 7 Most Important Advances in Cardiovascular Medicine in the Past 25 Years

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2015 04:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Cardiovascular medicine has seen monumental leaps in the past 25 years.

Probiotic treats diabetes in rats, could lead to human remedy

Posted in Science on 30th Jan, 2015 03:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Lowers glucose levels by 30 percent; could be delivered as pill instead of injections.

Type 1 diabetes: Women more likely to die

Posted in Medicine on 7th Feb, 2015 08:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Women with type 1 diabetes face a greater risk of dying from a range of diseases compared with men with the same condition, research suggests.

'Smart' insulin hopes to change treatments for diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 10th Feb, 2015 06:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists are hopeful that "smart" insulins which are undergoing trials could revolutionize the way diabetes is managed.

Genetics breakthrough is a game changer for type 1 diabetes research

Posted in Medicine on 30th Mar, 2015 10:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Knowing the causative genes is a crucial development in predicting who might develop Type 1 diabetes and how to prevent it.

Faster heart rate linked to diabetes risk

Posted in Medicine on 23rd May, 2015 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
In a four-year study of 73,357 Chinese adults, researchers observed that faster heart rates were positively associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes.

Newly identified protein may hold key to preventing diabetes-induced blindness

Posted in Medicine on 26th May, 2015 04:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the nasty effects diabetes can have, leading to permanent loss of vision.

Tiny particles mimic the body's pancreas cells to combat type 1 diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jun, 2015 07:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Using tiny particles to mimic the form and function of the pancreatic cells is showing promise in halting the onset of diabetes.

Implantable 'artificial pancreas' could help diabetes patients control their blood sugar

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Jul, 2015 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
The development of an artificial pancreas that continuously measures a person's blood sugar, and can automatically release insulin as needed.

Ancestral diets determine vulnerability to type 2 diabetes

Posted in Science on 15th Jul, 2015 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
New research reveals the significance of the nutrition endured by ancestors.

Laser device may soon non-invasively monitor diabetics' glucose levels

Posted in Science on 18th Jul, 2015 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
A low-powered laser beam is projected into the finger. Some of that light is absorbed by glucose in the bloodstream, and some is reflected back.

Alphabet (Google) Inks Another Healthcare Deal

Posted in Business on 12th Aug, 2015 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Dexcom, a leading glucose-monitoring company, is partnering up with the Alphabet group to make smaller, better devices for people with diabetes.

UK Diabetes cases soar by 60% in past decade

Posted in Medicine on 17th Aug, 2015 11:07 PM
by AlexMuller
More than 3.3 million people have the condition, up from 2.1 million in 2005. The inability to control the level of sugar in the blood can lead to blindness and amputations.

Diabetes drug may help in leukaemia

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Sep, 2015 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
A drug used to treat diabetes could help in the fight against blood cancer, early research in the journal Nature suggests.

Weight loss surgery 'cures half of type-2 diabetes cases'

Posted in Medicine on 5th Sep, 2015 08:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Weight loss surgery cures half of patients with type-2 diabetes, for at least five years, a study suggests.

Why Google Is Going All In On Diabetes

Posted in Business on 7th Sep, 2015 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Millions of people with diabetes prick a finger more than five times a day to monitor their blood glucose levels. It's a painful and expensive process.

Jardiance, a Diabetes Drug, Cut Cardiovascular Deaths by 38%, Study Says

Posted in Medicine on 19th Sep, 2015 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
A widely used modern diabetes drug has been shown to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease.

A new class of anti-obesity compounds with potential anti-diabetic properties

Posted in Science on 25th Sep, 2015 06:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Mice with pre-existing obesity lost 20 percent of their body weight and about 50 percent of their fat mass.

Timing Your Blood Pressure Meds Right Might Prevent Diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 26th Sep, 2015 11:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers found that taking blood pressure medications at bedtime rather than waiting until morning may cut the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than half.

Promising progress for new treatment of type 1 diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2016 07:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a chronic disease, which for the patients leads to a life-long dependence of daily injections of insulin.

Needle-phobic pancreas transplant 'world first'

Posted in Medicine on 28th Jan, 2016 12:13 PM
by AlexMuller
A British woman has become the first person in the world to have a pancreas transplant because of a severe needle phobia, her doctors have said.

Is A Cure For Diabetes Imminent?

Posted in Science on 8th Feb, 2016 03:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Diabetes can be treated and people with forms of the disease can adapt their lifestyle. However, there is, as yet, no cure.

Monitoring and controlling diabetes with a smart skin patch

Posted in Medicine on 28th Mar, 2016 02:52 PM
by AlexMuller
An electronic skin patch that senses excess glucose in sweat and automatically administers drugs by heating up microneedles that penetrate the skin.

Nearly Half a Billion People Now Have Diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 7th Apr, 2016 03:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The report notices a trend concerning the strong connection between diabetes, a lack of physical activity, and unhealthy eating habits.

Can startup Suggestic tackle Type 2 diabetes?

Posted in Medicine on 12th Apr, 2016 06:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Suggestic is a digital startup trying to tackle Type 2 diabetes using machine learning to create personalized interventions and guide users through them towards disease reversal.

Type 2 Diabetes Drug Metformin Could Decrease Cancer Deaths

Posted in Medicine on 17th Apr, 2016 07:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Over 400 million people in the world have diabetes, 400 times higher compared to data collected in 1980.

Type-1 diabetes 'prevention' trial starts in Scotland

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2016 05:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Metformin is already used to treat diabetes, but it is not clear if it might prevent it from developing in the first place.

Final piece of type 1 diabetes puzzle solved

Posted in Medicine on 24th Apr, 2016 08:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A complete picture of the areas that the immune system attacks to cause type 1 diabetes has finally been revealed by scientists.

Heart Drug Could Limit Diabetes Blindness

Posted in Science on 24th Jun, 2016 05:58 PM
by AlexMuller
There are an estimated 422 million people globally who have been diagnosed with diabetes. One of the most common complications of the disease is vision loss.

True impact of global diabetes epidemic is vastly underestimated

Posted in Science on 12th Jul, 2016 04:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The prevalence of global diabetes has been seriously underestimated by at least 25 per cent, the paper suggests.

Diabetes: Tenth of adults at risk of disease by 2035

Posted in Medicine on 25th Oct, 2016 12:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Health experts are warning that one in 10 adults in the UK will be at risk of developing diabetes by 2035.

Inability to store fat safely increases diabetes risk

Posted in Medicine on 15th Nov, 2016 12:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Being unable to store excess fat safely in the body increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart attacks and strokes, Cambridge University research suggests.

Google's training AI to catch diabetic blindness before it's too late

Posted in Medicine on 30th Nov, 2016 07:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The disease is treatable but only if it is discovered in time.

New diabetes treatment could eliminate need for insulin injections

Posted in Medicine on 9th Dec, 2016 03:32 PM
by AlexMuller
The therapy involves a capsule of genetically engineered cells implanted under the skin that release insulin as required.

The World's First 'Artificial Pancreas' Will Be Hitting the Market in 2017

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jan, 2017 04:19 PM
by AlexMuller
It could help the more than 1.25 million American children and adults with type 1 diabetes manage their disease.

A 'smart' patch that automatically delivers insulin when needed

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jan, 2017 03:07 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of scientists has invented a replacement for daily glucose-level finger-pricking and insulin shots: a painless “smart” patch.

Fasting diet 'regenerates diabetic pancreas'

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2017 05:12 PM
by Alex Muller
The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet, say US researchers.

Smartphone 'orders' body to treat diabetes

Posted in Hardware on 2nd May, 2017 06:42 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists have used a smartphone to control the activity of the living cells inside an animal.

A Bioengineered 'Pancreas' Has Ended One Diabetic's Need For Insulin

Posted in Medicine on 19th May, 2017 02:58 PM
by Alex Muller
For an entire year - and counting.

5 kilograms of broccoli in a pill slashes diabetics’ blood sugar

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jun, 2017 05:42 PM
by Alex Muller
A powder that contains concentrated extract from the vegetable could prove indispensable to people with type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes drug could help those living with Parkinson's disease, research reveals

Posted in Medicine on 7th Aug, 2017 05:55 PM
by Alex Muller
Exenatide, currently used to treat type 2 diabetes, improves movement-related issues and might also slow the progression of Parkinson's.

First implants derived from stem cells to 'cure' type 1 diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 8th Aug, 2017 04:02 PM
by Alex Muller
About 10 per cent of the 422 million people who have diabetes worldwide have type 1 diabetes.

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