Bariatric surgery can eliminate diabetes symptoms

LONDON - Weight-loss surgery can help eliminate the symptoms of type 2 diabetes in nearly 80 percent patients, an international study has found.

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Anti-diabetic effects of sodium tungstate unraveled

WASHINGTON - Uncovering the molecular mechanisms of tungstate activity in diabetes, researchers have now identified the pathways through which sodium tungstate improves pancreatic function and beta cell proliferation.

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Genetic discovery could pave way for obesity, diabetes treatments

WASHINGTON - Researchers at University of Central Florida have identified a new genetic mechanism that controls the body’s fat-building process, paving way for treatments for obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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Molecular link between insulin resistance, inflammation identified

WASHINGTON - Scientists from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh have identified a molecular link between insulin resistance and inflammation.

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FDA warns patients against using stolen vials of Novo Nordisk’s insulin Levemir

FDA reports health problems with stolen insulin

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid certain vials of insulin made by Novo Nordisk that were stolen earlier this year and may not be safe for use.

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Fat in liver, not belly, could determine heart disease risk

WASHINGTON - Measuring liver fat may be a better way to determine a person’s risk for developing diabetes and heart disease than measuring belly fat, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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Kids ‘more likely to develop diabetes in winters’

LONDON - Kids under the age of 15 are at a higher risk of developing type 1 diabetes in winters, finds a new study.

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High insulin levels may increase prostate cancer risk

WASHINGTON - Researchers have found that high insulin levels might increase the risk of developing prostate cancer.

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Why low vitamin D ups diabetics’ heart disease risk

WASHINGTON - A new study has revealed that low levels of sunshine vitamin can almost double heart disease risk in diabetes patients.

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Product recalls: Accusure insulin syringes, dietary supplement

Product recalls

The following recalls have been announced:

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Inc. is recalling two lots of Accusure insulin syringes because the products’ needles can detach from the syringes. When the needle becomes detached from the syringe during use, it can become stuck in the insulin vial, push back into the syringe, or remain in the skin after an injection, the Huntsville, Ala., company said.

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