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Insulin pill might one day make treating diabetes a little less painful

The pill is about the size of a blueberry and it has worked in animals.

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Smart Watch Fights Flu and Diabetes, Helps Couples Get Pregnant

Scientists are helping patients fight flu, diabetes and other maladies with the help of a smart watch that monitors body chemistry for blood sugar, sweat and other data. Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas say it can also help couples get pregnant by tracking the stress. Mariia Prus traveled to Texas to learn more. Joy Wagner narrates ...

Combo of diabetes, leukemia drugs may fight breast cancer

A combination of popular diabetes and immunotherapy drugs can kill breast cancer, a new study says.

7 steps for heart health may also help with diabetes

New research shows these lifestyle habits can significantly reduce the risk of both heart disease and diabetes

7 simple steps to prevent heart disease may also combat diabetes

Over 600,000 Americans die of heart disease every year, making it the leading cause of death in the U.S. There are steps you can take to prevent ...

Insulin-producing cells grown in lab may be type 1 diabetes breakthrough

A new, effective alternative to pancreas tranplantation may be on the horizon to treat type 1 diabetes, a study says.

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Rotavirus Vaccine May Protect Against Type 1 Diabetes

An Australian study found that in children up to 4 years old, the rate of Type 1 diabetes decreased by 14 percent in the years following the rotavirus vaccine’s introduction.

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U.S. lawmakers request info from insulin makers on rising prices

Two powerful U.S. lawmakers sent letters to the three leading insulin manufacturers on Wednesday requesting information on why its cost has skyrocketed in recent years and how much the companies profit from the life-sustaining diabetes treatment.

The best exercise for your age

The effect of exercise on health is profound. It can protect you from a range of conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. But the type and amount of exercise you should do changes as you age. To ensure that you are doing the right type of exercise for your age, follow this simple guide.

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Report: 'Radical Rethink' Needed to Tackle Obesity, Hunger, Climate

To defeat the intertwined pandemics of obesity, hunger and climate change, governments must curb the political influence of major corporations, said ...

Finding of protein key to insulin production may help diabetes treatment

The discovery of a protein responsible for producing too much insulin, a condition that often leads to type 2 diabetes, may lead researchers to ...

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Popular Zimbabwean musician Mtukudzi dies

Zimbabwe's most successful and internationally renowned musician Oliver Mtukudzi died on Wednesday after suffering from diabetes, ending a career that spanned four decades and 67 albums.

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Russell Baker, Author and NY Times Columnist, Dies at 93

Russell Baker, the genial, but sharp-witted writer who won Pulitzer Prizes for his humorous columns in The New York Times and a moving autobiography of his impoverished Baltimore childhood and later hosted television's Masterpiece Theatre, has died. He was 93. Allen Baker told The Associated Press that his father died Monday from complications ...

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U.S. insulin costs per patient nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016: study

The cost of insulin for treating type 1 diabetes in the United States nearly doubled over a five-year period, underscoring a national outcry over rising drug prices, according to a new analysis shared with Reuters.

Endangered lemurs could help humans fight disease

Madagascar's lemurs could hold the key to solving human diseases like Alzheimer's and diabetes, but they're at risk of being wiped out

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