FDA clears potential blockbuster diabetes drug from drugmakers Bristol-Myers and AstraZeneca

FDA approves new diabetes drug Onglyza

WASHINGTON — Federal health regulators on Friday approved a potential blockbuster diabetes drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and partner Astrazeneca PLC.

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Food additive might help cut down disease risk

WASHINGTON - Scientists have identified a substance in the liver that helps process fat and glucose and may help cut down risk for diabetes, hypertension or cardiac disease.

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Common food additive may one day help control diabetes, hypertension

WASHINGTON - A food additive commonly used in margarine, mayonnaise, chocolates and baked goods might one day help control diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease risk, say researchers.

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Diabetes gene predisposes kids to have lower birth weight

WASHINGTON - A gene previously shown to be involved in the development of type 2 diabetes also predisposes children to having a lower birth weight, a new study has found.

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Wis. dad charged with reckless homicide in girl’s death told police he trusted God to heal her

Wis. dad of dead girl says he trusted God to heal

WAUSAU, Wis. — A central Wisconsin father charged with reckless homicide in the death of his daughter from undiagnosed diabetes told police he counted on prayer to heal her and never considered seeking medical care.

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Sanofi-Aventis 2Q net profit up 4.9 percent on higher sales of key drugs

Sanofi-Aventis 2Q profit up 4.9 percent

PARIS — Pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis said Wednesday its net profit rose 4.9 percent in the second quarter on stronger sales of its diabetes drug Lantus and blood thinners Lovenox and Plavix.

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Sanofi-Aventis Q2 net profit up 5 percent on higher sales of key drugs

Sanofi-Aventis Q2 profit up 5 percent

PARIS — Pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis reported Wednesday a 5 percent increase in second-quarter net profit, due to stronger sales of its diabetes drug Lantus and blood thinners Lovenox and Plavix, which it predicted would boost full-year earnings.

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Mom of girl who died of untreated diabetes says sickness is caused by sin, can be cured by God

Mom who prayed for ill girl: Sin causes sickness

WAUSAU, Wis. — The mother of an 11-year-old Wisconsin girl who died of untreated diabetes says sickness is caused by sin and can be cured by God.

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Intensive glucose control improves complications of longstanding type 1 diabetes

WASHINGTON - Intensive control of glucose reduces the complications of longstanding type 1 diabetes by fifty percent, according to a study.

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Nanodiamond-insulin clusters hold promise for wound healing

WASHINGTON - Previous studies have identified insulin as an important new weapon for fighting infection and healing wounds. Now, using tiny nanodiamonds, researchers at Northwestern University have shown an innovative method for delivering and releasing this curative hormone at a specific location over a period of time.

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