Once-a-year drug could spell the end of daily insulin injections for type 2 diabetics

Once-a-year drug could spell the end of daily insulin injections for type 2 diabetics A newly discovered hormone – betatrophin – could revolutionise the treatment of type 2 diabetesIt could halt the development of the conditionIn mice the hormone was shown to increase the number of insulin-producing beta cells up to 30-fold By Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent PUBLISHED: 16:00 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:04 GMT, 25 April 2013 Diabetics could be freed from the need to inject themselves by the development of a once-a-year drug Millions of diabetics could be freed from the need to inject themselves several times a day by the development of a once-a-year drug.

More tests needed to confirm that man was killed in measles epidemic

South Wales measles cases reach 942 as tests into death of 25-year-old 'first victim' are inconclusive Measles cases in the region have jumped by 56 in the last two days Gareth Williams was suffering with measles at the time of his deathBut tests have been unable to confirm the virus was responsible for deathCoroner has ordered further examinations in order to determine cause .

Could Facebook help predict obesity hotspots? Areas where people "like" TV more than sport are less healthy

Could Facebook help predict obesity hotspots Areas where people 'like' TV more than sport are less healthy People with television-related Facebook 'interests' more likely to be obeseThose related to a healthy lifestyle are less likely to have weight issues People's online ‘interests’ could help predict and map obesity rates by area By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:27 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:27 GMT, 25 April 2013 Facebook could be a key tool in mapping which geographical areas have the most overweight and obese people.

The mother and daughter who were diagnosed with breast cancer on the same day

The mother and daughter who were diagnosed with breast cancer on the SAME DAY Karen Williams and Diane Leach also had surgery on the same dayWere both diagnosed in February last year and are now recovering Having a mother who had breast cancer doubles a woman's risk By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 10:57 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 14:02 GMT, 25 April 2013 Karen Williams and her mother, Diane Leach, were both diagnosed with breast cancer on the same day A mother and daughter are recovering after both were diagnosed with breast cancer on the same day.

Could Tetris spell the end of the eye patch? Scientists use computer game to treat lazy eye

Could Tetris spell the end of the eye patch Scientists use computer game to treat lazy eye Tetris can be used to train both eyes to work togetherCurrently people with lazy eye wear eye patch to force the weaker eye to work but its not effective in adultsTetris technique resulted in 'dramatic' improvement By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 08:02 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:02 GMT, 25 April 2013 Tetris could spell the end of the eye patch for people with lazy eye The computer game Tetris could spell the end of the eye patch for people with lazy eye.

Schools should exclude children who have not had MMR jab, says leading scientist

Schools should exclude children who have not had MMR jab, says leading scientistDr Craig Venter, a leading biologist, said unvaccinated children are a 'hazard to society'Department of Health said that such measures were unnecessary and risked alienating parents By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 08:44 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:58 GMT, 25 April 2013 Schools should have the right to refuse access to pupils who have not had the MMR jab, a leading scientist has said.

One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks

One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks The 20million campaign follows a big rise in cases in South WalesMany affected missed out on vaccination in late 1990s and early 2000s587 confirmed measles cases in England in first three months of 2013That's more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 ” class=”blkBorder” /> Vaccinations: Figures show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 Figures from Public Health England (PHE) show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012.

Olivia Munn chows down on fries as she and Dev Patel shoot The Newsroom in Central Park

It's hungry work! Olivia Munn chows down on fries as she and Dev Patel shoot The Newsroom in Central Park By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 18:27 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:51 GMT, 25 April 2013 It seems that working on a hit TV show is hungry work and Olivia Munn was seen chowing down on fries as she shot scenes for The Newsroom in New York on Wednesday.

Diabetes danger in just ONE sugary drink a day: Chance of developing Type 2 increases by a fifth

Diabetes danger in just ONE sugary drink a day: Chance of developing Type 2 increases by a fifth By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 21:58 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:08 GMT, 25 April 2013 The risk of diabetes rose by as much as 22 per cent for every can of drink consumed per day Drinking one can of soft drink a day can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by a fifth, scientists warn.