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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.

2008-06-16 18:00:07

THE NHS should fund more free health checks and obesity surgery to combat diabetes, a report has said. Experts believe that increased screening for the condition among the over-40s alone could save up to 2,500 lives a year across the UK.

2006-07-10 10:45:06

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A program designed to boost physical activity levels in a low-income, multi-ethnic community did just that, and led to real health benefits for residents.

2006-01-15 13:04:04

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A single genetic change could predispose close to 40 percent of the population to type-2 diabetes, researchers said on Sunday.

2005-11-01 11:04:14

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Diabetes is a major factor in the development of chronic kidney disease, but among people with poor blood sugar control who've not yet developed diabetes, heart attack and stroke risk factors account for much of their increased risk of developing kidney disease, researchers report.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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