Biocon unveils India’s first 24-hour diabetes drug

BANGALORE - Biotechnology firm Biocon Ltd Friday unveiled a new drug to help diabetics control their blood sugar levels.

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Scientists identify new glucose-regulating protein linked with diabetes

WASHINGTON - Scientists have found that a specialized protein in human muscles is linked with the process that clears glucose out of the bloodstream.

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Diabetes drug found to provide protective effects against multiple sclerosis

WASHINGTON - University of Illinois researchers have observed that an FDA-approved drug, which is currently in use for diabetes treatment, shows some protective effects in the brains of patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis.

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Gene that controls abnormal sugar production in liver identified

WASHINGTON - In a novel study, scientists have identified a gene that helps regulate abnormal production of sugar in the liver, critical to people with diabetes.

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Sleep apnea remains widely undiagnosed in obese diabetics

WASHINGTON - Sleep apnea remains widely undiagnosed among obese individuals with type 2 diabetes, finds a new study.

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Strict blood sugar control cuts diabetics’ heart risks

LONDON - Diabetics can cut their heart attack risk by tightly controlling blood sugar levels, says a study published in the Lancet.

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Wayne Allwine, voice of Mickey Mouse, dead

LOS ANGELES - Wayne Allwine, who gave the voice to the popular cartoon character of Mickey Mouse for 32 years, died of complications from diabetes.

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Sleep apnea undiagnosed among obese type-2 diabetics

WASHINGTON - Although sleep apnea has been associated with obesity, the disorder is widely undiagnosed among obese individuals with type-2 diabetes, says a recent study.

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Chemical in milk key to combating heart disease, diabetes

SYDNEY - A chemical found in milk can combat a disorder that increases risk of heart disease and diabetes, a new study says.

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Even mild blood sugar level abnormalities during pregnancies up type 2 diabetes risk

WASHINGTON - A Canadian study suggests that even mild abnormalities in blood sugar levels during pregnancy, previously thought not to have any clinical significance, makes women more prone to type 2 diabetes.

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