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.

Dawn Carter: Woman who underwent a pioneering six-organ transplant dies just 15 months after surgery


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Woman who underwent a pioneering six-organ transplant dies just 15 months after surgeryDawn Carter had a new stomach, liver, kidney, colon, pancreas and intestine53-year-old was only the third person to have the procedureShe spent six months in hospital recovering and had to re-learn how to walk But her health deteriorated suddenly in January after a series of infections By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 16:22 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:51 GMT, 10 April 2013 Dawn Carter died just over a year after complex transplant surgery A woman who was given a pioneering six-organ transplant has died 15 months after surgery.

A 17-hour operation under four surgeons: The woman who became the third in Britain to survive a six-organ transplant


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A 17-hour operation under four surgeons: The woman who became the third in Britain to survive a six-organ transplantDawn Carter, third person ever in Britain to survive such a procedureGiven a new liver, pancreas, colon, stomach, intestine and kidney By Christine Fieldhouse PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 16 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:07 GMT, 16 February 2013 Saved survivor: Dawn Carter's six-organ transplant surgery took 17 hours It was an extraordinary operation – transplanting six organs into a 53-year-old woman in 17 hours of surgery.

I was told my stomach pain was indigestion. In fact, it was a lethal cancer


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I was told my stomach pain was indigestion.

Saved by an email! Woman with "inoperable" cancerous tumour is saved after her message offering it to medical research is spotted by leading…


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Saved by an email!

Statins don"t just help the heart – they may also protect against effects of binge-drinking, say scientists


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Statins don't just help the heart – they may also protect against effects of binge-drinking, say scientists Cholesterol-lowering drugs lowered risk of pancreatitis by 21 per cent compared to placebo and other treatments | UPDATED: 09:16 GMT, 22 August 2012 Statins are taken eacy day by seven million adults in the UK Cholesterol-lowering drugs are taken by millions of Britons to reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes, but scientists say they could have another unexpected benefit.

Artificial pancreas that helps diabetics sleep safely at night


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Artificial pancreas that helps diabetics sleep safely at night | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 19 June 2012 Nearly nine years after our son Louis was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it’s still painful to recall how it took hold of him.

Woman who delayed cancer treatment to save unborn baby, learns she wont see her grow


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Woman who delayed cancer treatment to save unborn baby, learns she won’t see her grow. Sarah was diagnosed with bowel cancer. It has now spread to her pancreas, intestines, lungs and up to her neck

Hundreds of transplant patients at risk from killer germ after donor organs were contaminated


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Hundreds of transplant patients at risk from killer germ after donor organs contaminatedBacillus cereus bacterium found in the fluid used to transport organs from donors to recipients Effects of the bug include vomiting, stomach cramps and – in rare cases – deathExperts say there is no choice but to continue using the contaminated solution as there is no alternative | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 30 March 2012 Hundreds of transplant patients could be at risk of potentially fatal infections after the chemical used to preserve donor organs was contaminated with bacteria.

Give up chemo? No way. I owe it to my children to fight for every day of life


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Give up chemo No way.