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People with heavy thighs unlikely to become diabetic: Study
New Delhi, Feb 20 : Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Tuesday said the hospital, along with Motilal Nehru Medical College of Allahabad, has discovered a "simple and cost-effective screening tool" to identify people at high risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Can exposure to certain viruses lead to diabetes?
New York, Feb 20 : Scientists have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells, thereby opening up possibilities of revealing biological mechanisms that may cause diabetes or cancer.

80pc of diabetics are from developing countries, and they are not fat
New Delhi , Feb 18 : And you thought diabetes is a 'heavy' issue!

Common BP drug may prevent onset of Type 1 diabetes
New York, Feb 17 : A drug commonly used drug to control high blood pressure may be also effective in preventing the onset of Type 1 diabetes in up to 60 per cent of those at risk, researchers say.

CMFRI to launch nutraceutical product to treat thyroid disorder
Kochi, Feb 14 : After having developed nutraceutical products to treat diabetes, arthritis, and cholesterol from marine organisms such as seaweeds and green mussel, the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) is all set to launch a natural product from the sea to tackle thyroid ...

Manipulating gut bacteria may cut obesity, diabetes risk
New York, Feb 14 : Manipulating levels and ratios of gut bacteria can help prevent obesity and diabetes -- a common risk factor for developing cardiovascular diseases, finds a new study.

Night shifts may raise risk of diabetes
New York, Feb 13 : Do you frequently work in night shifts? Beware, you are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, a precursor to cardiovascular diseases, researchers have warned.

Diabetes Care Foundation of India opens free camp for underprivileged ...
New Delhi , Feb.12 : The Diabetes Care Foundation of India (DCFI), a non-profit organisation, working extensively on facing the challenge of diabetes, organised a free diabetes/hypertension related end-organ damage screening camp for underprivileged high-risk diabetes patients at a government ...

Covestro plastic enables medical device innovation
ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 9: One of the fastest-growing segments in the pharmaceutical industry is biologic drugs. Derived from a microorganism, or plant or animal cells, biologics are often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, diabetes and many other diseases.

Continuing the fight against diabetes on basketball courts across ...
TORONTO, Feb. 8: Nothing but net for kids across Canada as Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF), the Toronto Raptors and the NBA team up to expand the highly successful Sun Life Dunk for Diabetes program to 20 Boys and Girls Clubs within the regions of Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, ...

Diabetics twice as likely to develop cataract
Washington D.C. , Feb 6 : Diabetes doubles the chance of developing cataract, with the relative risk highest in those aged between 45 and 54, according to a study.

Diabetics at double the risk of developing cataract
London, Feb 6 : People with diabetes are at double the risk of developing cataract as the general population and the relative risk is highest in those aged between 45 and 54, a study says.

Are you eating your way to diabetes?
London , Feb. 5 : You may want to cut down on the intake of lamb, beef, pork and poultry as they can give you diabetes.

Chronic diseases raise cancer, mortality risk
New York, Feb 4 : Several common chronic diseases including hypertention, heart disease and diabetes, together account for more than a fifth of new cancer cases and more than a third of cancer deaths, finds a study.

Determination, not disability, marks life with diabetes
New Delhi , Jan 30 : The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) recently announced that children with Type1 diabetes will now be placed under the category of persons with disabilities (PwD).

Diabetes, hypertension rates high in India: Study
Washington, Jan 29 : Diabetes and hypertension are common among middle-aged and elderly people in India, home to more than a sixth of the world's population, researchers said on Monday.

Ketologie Announces Campaign To Make Smarter On-the-Go Nutrition
DALLAS: Nutrition start-up Ketologie is on a mission to reverse Type 2 diabetes and tackle obesity via well-formulated ketogenic food - that doesn't cost the Earth.

JDRF Research Accomplishments Lead the Way to Prevent Future Type 1 ...
NEW YORK, Jan.23: During the past year, JDRF, the world's largest private sector funder of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, has driven breakthrough results and enabled research leading to significant advances in treatment options and a clearer understanding of a disease that affects 1.25 million ...

Diabetic Retinopathy: A major health concern for diabetics
New Delhi , Jan 23 : As per clinical data provided by Delhi-based experts, there has been a considerable rise in the number of cases of Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) amongst patients suffering from diabetes.

Slow down ageing with antioxidant-rich food
New Delhi, Jan 22 : Slow down ageing, reduce the risk of heart diseases and diabetes -- these are some reasons why it is important to consume antioxidant-rich foods like dark chocolates, nuts, kidney beans, cranberries and tomatoes, suggest experts.

Can drinking 100pc fruit juice not raise diabetes risk?
New York, Jan 19 : Drinking 100 per cent fruit juice -- of apple, berry, citrus, grape and pomegranate -- does not significantly raise the risk of diabetes, a study has said.

American Diabetes Association Thanks the 2017 Principal Officers and ...
ARLINGTON, Va: The American Diabetes Association (ADA) thanks the four Principal Officers who helped the ADA raise awareness of diabetes and improve the lives of those living with and affected by diabetes throughout 2017, and welcomes the 2018 Principal Officers and Board of Directors.

New disposal option for California residents using Novo Nordisk ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif: Every day, people manage a variety of serious diseases like diabetes, hemophilia, obesity or growth disorders. Some of their vital therapies are delivered by a syringe or pen injector with an attached or removable needle, or "sharp."

Secret of longevity protein revealed!
Washington D.C. , Jan. 17 : A team of researchers has discovered an anti-ageing protein, named after a Greek goddess, which may play an important role in the treatment of multiple diseases ranging from diabetes to cancers.

This anti-ageing protein may combat obesity, cancers
New York, Jan 18 : Scientists have revealed the three-dimensional (3D) structure of an anti-ageing protein, that may not only increase human lifespan but also help develop therapies for age-related diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cancers.

Breastfeeding halves diabetes risk in women
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Jan 17 : Women who breastfeed their newborns for six months or longer significantly reduce their risk of developing diabetes by half as they get older, finds a recent study.

Intuity Medical Obtains USD 70M in Funding From Existing Investors ...
FREMONT, Calif: Intuity Medical, Inc., a privately-held company developing innovative technologies for diabetes management, announced today that it has closed USD 42.5M in the initial tranche of a USD 70M total round of funding which includes USD 40M in equity financing from Intuity's existing ...

Breastfeeding for 6 months or more may halve diabetes risk
New York, Jan 17 : Breastfeeding for six months or longer can reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by nearly half for women throughout their childbearing years, according to a study.

Gene causing diabetes, low blood sugar levels identified
London, Jan 16 : Researchers have identified a new gene that is thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin -- the key hormone in diabetes -- from a family with both high and low blood sugar conditions.

China FDA Approves New Once-Weekly Bydureon(R) to Improve Glycemic ...
SHANGHAI: 3Sbio Inc. (01530.HK) announced today that China's first Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist weekly preparation Bydureon (generic name Exenatide Microsphere for injection) has been formally approved by China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), as a new treatment option to ...