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Advantages of standardizing diabetes treatments

Medical treatment guidelines are suggestions that international organizations such as the American Diabetes Association, the European Society for the Study of Diabetes and the American Association of Clinical ...

Jul 08, 2014
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Diabetes in Britain nearing a "health emergency"

Diabetes is becoming a "national health emergency" in Britain with 280,000 people a year diagnosed with the disease, risking unsustainable strain on health services, charity Diabetes UK said on Monday.

Jul 07, 2014
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Insulin resistance ups T2D risk, independent of BMI

(HealthDay)—A genetic score for insulin resistance is associated with lower body mass index (BMI) and with incident type 2 diabetes (T2D) even among individuals of normal weight, according to a study published ...

Jul 07, 2014
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Kids still getting too much 'screen time': CDC

(HealthDay)—U.S. teenagers are still spending hours in front of the TV and computer every day—despite years of expert advice that kids' "screen time" should be limited, a new government study finds.

Jul 09, 2014
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Diet affects men's and women's gut microbes differently

The microbes living in the guts of males and females react differently to diet, even when the diets are identical, according to a study by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and six other institutions published ...

At last, hope for ALS patients?

U of T researchers have found a missing link that helps to explain how ALS, one of the world's most feared diseases, paralyses and ultimately kills its victims. The breakthrough is helping them trace a path to a treatment ...

Stem cells from nerves form teeth

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered that stem cells inside the soft tissues of the tooth come from an unexpected source, namely nerves. These findings are now being published in the journal Nature and co ...