End of the diabetes jab? Scientists find insulin-boosting hormone that could do away with daily injections


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End of the diabetes jab Scientists find insulin-boosting hormone that could do away with daily injections 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: 23:47 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 having to inject themselves several times a day by a once-a-year drug.

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


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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.

Why some people get spots and others don"t: Scientists discover the "bad" bacteria that gives us blemishes


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Why some people get spots and others don't: Scientists discover the 'bad' bacteria that gives us blemishesEveryone's skin carries acne-causing bacteria, of which there are 'good' and 'bad' strainsHaving too much 'bad' bacteria is what causes acneFindings could pave the way for new treatments By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 11:29 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:29 GMT, 1 March 2013 Even celebrities cannot escape the acne-causing bacteria: Cameron Diaz succumbs to an outbreak of spots They are the bane of many a teenager's life.

"Slower you grow, the longer you live": Bodies which expand early in life acquire greater tissue damage with life-shortening results


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'Slower you grow, the longer you live': Bodies which expand early in life acquire greater tissue damage with life-shortening results | UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 12 December 2012 The slower you grow, the longer you live, a new study suggests.

The Curious Case of the Clark brothers: The grown men turning back to children before their mother"s eyes


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The Curious Case of the Clark brothers: The grown men turning back to children before their mother's eyesBrothers Michael, 42, and Matthew Clark, 39, from Hull, have been diagnosed with leukodystrophyThe condition has turned them into young boys, trapped in adult bodies | UPDATED: 13:29 GMT, 26 November 2012 Like Christine and Anthony Clark, dealing with children's petty squabbles, tantrums and bad sleeping patterns is a daily battle familiar to most young parents.

Men with divorced parents are THREE TIMES more likely to suffer a stroke, but women are unaffected


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Men with divorced parents are THREE TIMES more likely to suffer a stroke, but women are unaffected Adult men who experienced parental divorce before turning 18 are three times more likely to have a strokeWomen from divorced families do not have higher risk | UPDATED: 15:19 GMT, 14 September 2012 Men with divorced parents are significantly more likely to suffer a stroke than men from families which stay together, scientists claim.

British children have bad teeth: More than a million have two or more fillings, reveals study


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More than one million under-fives have two or more fillings…

Men have a biological clock, too: Landmark study warns potential dads not to put off fatherhood as they are responsible for majority of faulty genes


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Want to delay fatherhood Freeze sperm in your 30s potential dads are told as research reveals older men pass on faulty genes40-year-old father two-and-half times more likely to pass on damaging mutations than 20-year-oldGenes linked to autism and schizophreniaExperts advise ageing men to freeze their sperm | UPDATED: 01:35 GMT, 23 August 2012 The march of time: Researchers have found that older fathers pass down the majority of the faulty genes linked to conditions such as schizophrenia (file picture posed by models) Men delaying fatherhood have been told to consider freezing their sperm after a study showed they also have a rapidly ticking biological clock.

Boy, two, has life-threatening clot hoovered out of his heart in world first operation


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Boy, two, has life-threatening clot hoovered out of his heart in world-first operation Doctors used mini-vacuum to clear out the blocked artery and restore blood flow to Albert's heart | UPDATED: 10:55 GMT, 8 August 2012 A boy who suffered a heart attack at the age of two was saved after doctors HOOVERED a deadly blood clot from his heart Albert Tansey has become the only child in the world to have the procedure, where a mini-vacuum is used to clear out the blocked artery and restore blood flow.

Four Georgia men arrested for “beating to death” ex-Marine who survived TWO tours of duty in Iraq


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Four Georgia men arrested for “beating to death” ex-Marine who survived TWO tours of duty in Iraq. Police have arrested four suspects in connection with the beating death of a former U.S.