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

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.

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.

Lose weight the CUBAN way: Economic crisis triggered an average weight loss of 11lb and slashed the risk of heart disease and diabetes

Lose weight the CUBAN way: Economic crisis triggered an average weight loss of 11lb and slashed the risk of heart disease and diabetesResearchers studied the effect of food and fuel shortages in early 1990s These sparked a reduction in eating and large increases in physical activityReport showed benefits were seen in a relatively short period of timeBut as soon as the economy started to recover, citizens re-gained weightDeaths from diabetes and heart disease also soared By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 22:54 GMT, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:30 GMT, 10 April 2013 A country where economic crisis led to food and fuel shortages saw the average citizen lose 11lb and death rates from heart disease and diabetes fall considerably.

1m an hour "lottery" of NHS diabetes care: Thousands face complications including blindness, strokes and even death because of…

1m an hour 'lottery' of NHS diabetes care: Thousands face complications including blindness, strokes and even death because of 'shocking' variations in treatmentFailures are leading to premature deaths according to Parliamentary groupAlmost half of sufferers not getting nine recommended annual checks By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 01:31 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:31 GMT, 20 March 2013 Thousands of people with diabetes are being failed by ‘shocking variations’ in NHS treatment, warn MPs.

Grandmother left "looking like an alien" after suffering allergic reaction to eye drops

Grandmother left 'looking like an alien' after suffering allergic reaction to eye drops Linda Hoff, 57, went to Specsavers branch in Blyth, NorthumberlandHer optician administered eye drops as part of a health checkBut hours later, her eyes began to sting, before going puffy and bright redAllergic reaction was so bad she was referred to hospitalSpecsavers says drops are 'routinely used' in eye examinations By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:40 GMT, 15 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:49 GMT, 15 March 2013 Linda Hoff suffered a severe allergic reaction to eye drops administered at her local branch of Specsavers A grandmother who went to a routine opticians appointment was left 'looking like an alien' after suffering an allergic reaction to eye drops.

Babies delivered by Caesarean section at higher risk of asthma and allergies

Babies delivered by Caesarean section at higher risk of asthma and allergies Researchers found significant differences in the gut bacteria found in infants born surgically and naturallyExclusively bottle-fed babies also had significant differences in their gut bacteria Previous research found children born surgically are at double the risk of obesity in childhood By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 17:37 GMT, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:43 GMT, 11 February 2013 Babies delivered by Caesarean miss out on protective bugs that could help prevent a host of disorders in childhood and later life, warn researchers.

Diet fizzy drinks make you 60% MORE likely to get diabetes than regular, "full fat" versions

Diet fizzy drinks make you 60% MORE likely to get diabetes than regular, 'full fat' versionsDrinking one can a week of any type of fizzy drink increases risk of diabetes by a thirdWomen who drank 1.5 litres of diet drinks a week had up to 60 per cent increased risk of the diseaseArtificial sweeteners in diet drinks may be to blame PUBLISHED: 10:45 GMT, 8 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:51 GMT, 8 February 2013 Women who drank diet drinks were more likely to develop diabetes than those who indulged in a regular, full-sugar version Diet fizzy drinks can raise the risk of diabetes by 60 per cent, startling new research has revealed.

Over 75? You CAN have your cake and eat it as a poor diet makes no difference to your health

Get to 75 and you can eat what you like: Poor diet makes no difference to your health If you live to 75, your diet is unlikely to make much difference to your health afterwards, say expertsCompared elderly people who followed high-fat, high-sugar or healthy diet By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 17:35 GMT, 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:22 GMT, 18 January 2013 Many of us spend decades trying to overcome our food demons by avoiding fast food restaurants and resisting the dessert tray.

Yo-yo dieting doesn"t just make you fat, it can also damage your HEART

Yo-yo dieting doesn't just make you fat, it can also damage your HEART Study followed 100 obese post-menopausal women, who lost 25lbs on average in an intervention schemeA year later they had regained around 70 per cent of the weight they had lost Women who regained weight had worse heart health than before they went on diet | UPDATED: 17:24 GMT, 18 December 2012 A measured response: Maintaining weight loss is just as important as losing it, a study has suggested Older women who want to slim down have been warned they could be doing more harm than good if they don't manage to stick to the diet.

Diabetics are almost 50% more likely to have a heart attack than those without the condition

Diabetics are almost 50% more likely to have a heart attack than those without the condition Condition increases the risk of heart attack by 48 per cent, according to the National Diabetes Audit Almost 14,500 diabetics in England and Wales suffered a heart attack between 2010 and 2011 People with diabetes also 65 per cent more likely to have heart failure than the rest of the population | UPDATED: 11:38 GMT, 10 December 2012 People with diabetes are almost 50 per cent more likely to have a heart attack than those who do not have the condition, new research has shown.