Diabetes

What’s behind America’s insulin crisis?
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What’s behind America’s insulin crisis?

The price of the drug has increased exponentially, forcing desperate diabetics to ration supplies
18 Mar 2019
What are the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes?
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What are the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes?

5,000 patients put on ultra low calorie liquid diet which may ‘cure’ the disease
30 Nov 2018
Can lack of sleep make you fat?
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Can lack of sleep make you fat?

New study suggests just one sleepless night can make your body store extra fat
23 Aug 2018
Fact check: the truth about artificial sweeteners
Equal and Splenda artificial sweeteners
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Fact check: the truth about artificial sweeteners

Are synthetic sugar substitutes in our food and drinks safe? The Week looks at the research
11 Jul 2018
Woman wins payout over confiscated Lucozade
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Woman wins payout over confiscated Lucozade

Diabetic student Kayla Hanna was ordered to hand over energy drink at rock concert
6 Jul 2018
Sharp rise in ‘multimorbidity’ blamed on obesity
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Sharp rise in ‘multimorbidity’ blamed on obesity

GPs struggling to cope with number of patients suffering multiple health problems fuelled by unhealthy lifestyles
19 Apr 2018
What are the five types of diabetes?
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What are the five types of diabetes?

New study suggests the disease is more complex than previously thought
2 Mar 2018

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Gargling mouthwash twice a day could cause diabetes
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Gargling mouthwash twice a day could cause diabetes

Harvard researchers discovered mouthwash kills beneficial bacteria that fight off obesity and diabetes
23 Nov 2017
Zero sugar - zero effects? Why 'diet' drinks might not work
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Zero sugar - zero effects? Why 'diet' drinks might not work

Artificially-sweetened drinks don't help with weight loss or diabetes, say Imperial College London scientists
4 Jan 2017
Diabetes set to 'bankrupt NHS' with 60% rise in sufferers
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Diabetes set to 'bankrupt NHS' with 60% rise in sufferers

Lifestyle changes vital to prevent more cases of type 2 diabetes, say medical experts
17 Aug 2015
HEALTH: are artificial sweeteners good or bad?
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HEALTH: are artificial sweeteners good or bad?

Despite a new study linking them to diabetes, scientists still can't agree on artificial sweeteners
18 Sep 2014
More obese patients to get NHS weight-loss surgery
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More obese patients to get NHS weight-loss surgery

NHS told to spend more on operations to tackle the diabetes epidemic – but can it afford the cost?
11 Jul 2014
GLASS EYE: Google patents contact lens camera
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GLASS EYE: Google patents contact lens camera

Google's new smart lens could place wearable computers onto the surface of the eye
15 Apr 2014
SNOOZE & LOSE: Is sleeping in bad for your health?
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SNOOZE & LOSE: Is sleeping in bad for your health?

Snoozing may bring short-term pleasure, but it could be doing you long-term harm
26 Mar 2014
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