Latest Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute Stories

2009-06-01 19:05:51

The twin epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes will fuel an explosion in heart failure, researchers in Scotland suggest. John McMurray, professor of cardiology at the Western Infirmary in Glasgow, Scotland, said about one-third of patients with heart failure have evidence of diabetes, and for them the outlook is very serious and effective treatment is very difficult. McMurray emphasizes obesity is not just associated with an increased risk of heart attack, but also, and especially, with an...

2009-05-31 10:03:27

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-06-27 06:02:59

BodyTel Scientific, through its wholly owned subsidiary BodyTel Europe, has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Sanisa.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.