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2009-05-31 10:03:27

Patients with both conditions 'very difficult' to treat The twin epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes will continue to fuel an explosion in heart failure, already the world's most prevalent chronic cardiovascular disease, according to John McMurray, professor of cardiology at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow, and President of the Heart Failure Association. He reported that around one-third of patients with heart failure have evidence of diabetes, and for them the outlook is very serious....

2009-05-28 07:00:00

LYONS, France, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Poxel is a research integrated pharmaceutical Company (RIPCO), spun out from Merck Serono a division of Merck KGaA, Germany, following the decision of Merck Serono to no longer invest in diabetes research and development. It aims to advance promising assets for cardio-metabolic diseases (with a primary focus on Type 2 diabetes) from Research to Phase 2 Clinical Proof-of-Concept, before out-licensing these projects to major pharmaceutical companies....

2009-01-28 10:01:12

Scientists in Sydney and Melbourne have produced results that could silence the current debate about exactly how fat molecules clog up muscle cells, making them less responsive to insulin. The finding is an important milestone in understanding the mechanisms of obesity related insulin resistance, a precursor of Type 2 diabetes. Dr Clinton Bruce, first working with Professor Ted Kraegen from Sydney's Garvan Institute of Medical Research, and then with Professor Mark Febbraio from Melbourne's...

2008-12-24 08:53:30

 Looking for a simple way to prevent diabetes? Turn off the TV and put on your walking shoes.Type 2 diabetes impacts 20.6 million Americans, and African-American women make up a significant percentage of that population.  A new study suggests if those women would reduce the time they spent watching television and increased the time they spent walking briskly or engaging in another vigorous activity, they could drastically reduce their risk of developing diabetes.Researchers from...

2008-09-03 00:00:06

By Jeremy Laurance CHECKS ARE urgently needed to find almost four million people who may be unaware that they are at high risk of heart disease, specialists have warned. One in three adults who are most at risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) over the next 10 years have not been diagnosed, a survey has found. More than 71,000 people aged 18 and over were screened in 35 towns in Britain for the study. The findings showed that 75 per cent of men and 45 per cent of women over 50...

2008-08-13 15:00:13

By LIZA WILLIAMS ONE in nine deaths in Merseyside and Cheshire can be attributed to diabetes, according to research from a leading charity. The new figures, compiled by Diabetes UK, shows over 11% of deaths among 20 to 79-year-olds in the area in 2005 were because of the disease. The data also shows adults under 80 with diabetes are around twice as likely to die as those without the condition, and women with diabetes have a greater increased risk of death compared to their male...

2008-08-11 18:00:13

By Rhona Ganguly Diabetes has been linked to almost one in eight adult deaths in the West Midlands, according to new research. Figures published today by the charity Diabetes UK show that 12.22 per cent of deaths among 20 to 79-year-olds in the region are linked to the disease, with sufferers twice as likely to die than those without the condition. The data also discovered women with diabetes had a greater increased risk of death than men. Peter Shorrick, Diabetes UK's West...

2008-08-11 09:00:21

By Barry Nelson NEW figures reveal that more than one in nine deaths in the North- East can be attributed to diabetes. The figures compiled by Diabetes UK show that adults under 80 with diabetes are twice as likely to die as those without the condition, and women with diabetes have a greater increased risk of death compared to their male counterparts. Linda Wood, Diabetes UK Northern and Yorkshire manager, said: ?These new figures are truly alarming and confirm that diabetes is one of...

2008-06-27 06:02:59

BodyTel Scientific, through its wholly owned subsidiary BodyTel Europe, has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Sanisa. Beginning in the third quarter of 2008, BodyTel's new partner Sanisa will begin offering BodyTel's blood glucose monitoring and diabetes management system, GlucoTel, in Spain and Portugal. Pursuant to the terms of the distribution agreement, BodyTel granted Sanisa the right to exclusively market GlucoTel in those countries for a term of one year....

2008-06-20 18:00:07

Australia is the fattest nation in the world, with more than 9 million adults classified as obese or overweight, a new study indicates. The study reported Australians outweigh U.S. residents and 123,000 Aussies could experience premature deaths during the next 20 years, The Age reported. Four million Australians -- 26 percent of the adult population -- are considered obese, compared to 25 percent of Americans, the report by Melbourne's Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute said. An...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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