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No change in health gap between England’s richest and poorest

Significant health inequalities still exist between the country's richest and poorest according to the latest findings from the biggest annual survey of health in England, The Health Survey for England. The survey, conducted by the National Centre f...

Researchers find link between sugar, diabetes and aggression

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A spoonful of sugar may be enough to cool a hot temper, at least for a short time, according to new research. A study found that people who drank a glass of lemonade sweetened with sugar acted less aggressively toward a stranger a...

Potential drug therapy for diabetic retinopathy under study

One drug's startling ability to restore retinal health in the eyes of diabetic mice has researchers wanting to learn more about how it works and whether it might do the same for people. "We want to know if this drug has the potential to block ...

Greater food insecurity from recession poses increased risk to low income...

St. Louis, MO, November 8, 2010 -- The economic recession impacts many aspects of our lives including an increase incidence of food insecurity. This can have serious consequences for those suffering from chronic illnesses like diabetes. For diseas...

Haptoglobin as an early serum biomarker of virus-induced type 1 diabetes...

Type 1 diabetes (T1D), formerly known as juvenile diabetes, is a multifactorial disease of complex etiology characterized by the autoimmune destruction of pancreatic beta cells. In addition to genetic susceptibility, it is generally accepted that en...

Brain might be key to leptin’s actions against type 1 diabetes,...

DALLAS -- Oct. 20, 2010 -- New findings by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers suggest a novel role for the brain in mediating beneficial actions of the hormone leptin in type 1 diabetes. "Our findings really pave the way for understand...

UT Southwestern study to determine whether leptin helps type 1 diabetes...

DALLAS -- Oct. 11, 2010 -- A clinical trial at UT Southwestern Medical Center aims to determine whether adding the hormone leptin to standard insulin therapy might help rein in the tumultuous blood-sugar levels of people with type 1 (insulin-depen...

Patient-provider language barriers linked to worse diabetes control

Patients who cannot discuss their diabetes with a doctor in their own language may have poorer health outcomes, even when interpreter services are available, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF and the Kaiser Permanente Division of Resea...

T cell discovery shows promise for Type 1 diabetes treatment: UBC-CFRI...

A research team from the University of British Columbia and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children's Hospital has identified the role of a type of T cell in type 1 diabetes that may lead to new treatment options for young patien...

Strong link between diabetes and air pollution

A national epidemiologic study finds a strong, consistent correlation between adult diabetes and particulate air pollution that persists after adjustment for other...

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