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.

How childhood obesity brings forward puberty and harms a woman"s baby chances

How childhood obesity brings forward puberty and could harm a woman's baby chances Puberty is starting earlier in girls and the problem is accelerating, says study | UPDATED: 10:03 GMT, 3 August 2012 Childhood obesity could be having a profound effect on reproduction, experts say.