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.

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.

Old age is simply a state of mind – and enjoying life to the full can keep you young

Old age is simply a 'state of mind' – and enjoying life to the full can keep you young People who perceive themselves as old are more likely to quit activities which could help keep them youngKey examples include socialising and regular exercise author] PUBLISHED: 15:54 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:00 GMT, 16 April 2013 Age is nothing but a number, according to new research that suggests you're only as old as you let yourself feel.

Eating protein for breakfast will keep you slim: Scientists say going to work on an egg will stop you snacking at night

Eating protein for breakfast will keep you slim: Scientists say going to work on an egg will stop you snacking at night60 per cent of American young people skip 'most important meal of day'But experts say breakfast of egg and beef could hold the key to slimmingIt is hoped the findings could solve America's soaring obesity crisesThere are more than 25 million overweight or obese young adults in the U.S By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 10:23 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:15 GMT, 1 April 2013 Going to work on a high protein breakfast of eggs and steak could help you stay slim A high protein breakfast of eggs and steak could help you stay slim and stop dieters snacking at night, scientists say.

The BREATH test that could explain why you"re fat: An imbalance of gas in the gut can slow down how we burn calories

The BREATH test that could explain why you're fat: An imbalance of gas in the gut can slow down how we burn calories Scientists looked at concentrations of hydrogen and methane gasses in the bodies of 800 people People who have a high concentration of both gases are more likely to have a higher BMI and more body fat Imbalance of these gases may cause some of us to harvest more calories than we need from food By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:34 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:14 GMT, 26 March 2013 Obesity may be caused by an imbalance of gases in the body, rather than over-eating or a lack of exercise, researchers claim.

The simple solution to screen fatigue: Scientists say 20 seconds of BLINKING can stop computer users getting eye strain

The simple solution to screen fatigue: Scientists say 20 seconds of BLINKING can stop computer users getting eye strain By Mark Prigg PUBLISHED: 19:42 GMT, 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:09 GMT, 14 March 2013 Researchers have come up with a simple exercise they claim could stop computer users getting eye strain.

Short-bursts of exercise boost your self-control and could be used as treatment for ADHD and autism

Short-bursts of exercise boost your self-control and could be used as treatment for ADHD and autism Review found short bouts of physical activity improved self-control in children, teenagers and young adultsMay increase oxygen flow to pre-frontal cortex in brain Other studies have found short bursts of exercise as effective at warding off heart disease as 90minute jogs , which looked at the impact of short bouts of exercise on brain function in 586 participants aged from six to 35 years old.

Toxic Britain: Binge drinking, smoking and drug taking means we"ll suffer more years of ill health than countries such as Romania and Thailand

Toxic Britain: Binge drinking, smoking and drug taking means we'll suffer more years of ill health than Romania and Thailand Average life expectancy has risen but we are living longer with disabilitySoaring use of drink and drugs means many 20-54 year-olds will die early Smoking is top reason for early death, followed by high blood pressureBiggest killers overall are heart disease, stroke and lung cancer By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:31 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:54 GMT, 5 March 2013 Britons' toxic lifestyles mean that a rising number of young people are dying prematurely from alcohol and drug abuse – and the current generation is set to suffer more years of debilitating illness in old age compared to the last.