Diabetes: Deep-sea diving tank combined with stem cells to treat condition

Deep-sea diving tank combined with injections of a patient's own stem cells to treat diabetes By Roger Dobson PUBLISHED: 03:48 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 04:38 GMT, 12 March 2013 Sitting in a diving chamber may be a new treatment for type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the condition.

Milk and sugary foods DO increase the risk of acne, say researchers who looked at 50 years of research

Milk and sugary foods DO increase the risk of acne, say researchers who looked at 50 years of research Review of 50 years of clinical studies indicates there IS a link between diet and acne after allHigh GI diets are one culprit, as they cause peaks in blood sugar and hormonal fluctuationsSkimmed milk in particular may also trigger outbreaks due to hormones used in processing it, say experts By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 04:11 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:59 GMT, 20 February 2013 It's been a subject of debate for decades, but it seems diet really does have an impact on a person's complexion.

Men who go bald by the age of 40 are more likely to get prostate cancer

Men who go bald by the age of 40 are more likely to get prostate cancer Increased risk may be due higher levels of testosterone Hormone can trigger the development of cancerous cells but also inhibit hair growth By Pat Hagan PUBLISHED: 13:54 GMT, 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:10 GMT, 22 January 2013 Men who go bald by the time they reach 40 may be at increased of getting prostate cancer at an early age, according to new research.

EPO: Banned sports drug linked to Lance Armstrong may NOT improve performance, experts warn

Banned sports drug linked to Lance Armstrong may NOT improve performance, experts warn Dutch researchers found no evidence the drug, known as EPO, improves performance But did discover it may thicken the blood, increasing the risk of clots, stroke and heart attack 'No evidence of good experiments to check if EPO would improve performance in elite cyclists' | UPDATED: 11:48 GMT, 6 December 2012 Banned sports drug EPO – allegedly used by Lance Armstrong – may not enhance performance at all, experts say The banned sports drug allegedly used by cycling legend Lance Armstrong – may not enhance performance at all, experts say.

New flu vaccine that could last FOREVER in the works

New flu vaccine that could last FOREVER is in the worksA new flu vaccine that may work for life is in development in GermanyIt is based on a single-stranded molecule that conveys genetic information from DNA to the ribosomeThe experimental vaccine currently protects animals against influenza and may one day offer a fast way to develop new shots for humans | UPDATED: 08:10 GMT, 27 November 2012 A new flu vaccine that may work for life is in development in Germany.

Asparagus – the trendy vegetable that also "fights diabetes"

Asparagus is latest weapon in the fight against diabetes as study reveals it controls blood sugarHigh doses of asparagus extract had a significant effect on insulin production in tests UK consumption of asparagus is at record levels of around 8,000 tonnes a year<br> <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 17:31 GMT, 21 November 2012 </p> <br> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/21/article-2236322-137AAC1D000005DC-350_233x334.jpg" width="233" height="334" alt="Culinary cure It appears asparagus could have a vital role to play in combating Britains looming diabetes crisis" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Culinary cure It appears asparagus could have a vital role to play in combating Britain's looming diabetes crisis</p> <p>Asparagus could be a powerful new culinary weapon in the fight against diabetes.</p><p>Scientists have found regular intake of the increasingly popular vegetable keeps blood sugar levels under control and boosts the body&#8217;s production of insulin, the hormone that helps it to absorb glucose.</p><p>UK consumption of asparagus has soared in recent years to record levels of around 8,000 tonnes a year.</p><p>As well as its delicate flavour, it now appears it could have a vital role to play in combating Britain&#8217;s looming diabetes crisis.</p><p>Type two diabetes, which accounts for 90 per cent of all diabetes cases, is emerging as a major health burden.</p><p>According to the charity Diabetes UK, at the current rate of increase, the numbers affected will rise from around 2.5 million to four million by 2025 and five million by 2030.</p><p>More than a million people are already affected by the condition but do not realise they have it, perhaps because they do not recognise symptoms, such as fatigue, thirst, frequent urination, recurrent thrush and wounds that are slow to heal.</p><p> </p><p>Left untreated, type two diabetes can raise the risk of heart attacks, blindness and amputation.

Fancy a dip? The worlds deepest swimming pool which descends 34.5metres and contains a whopping 2.5million litres of water

Fancy a dip The world’s deepest swimming pool which descends 113 feet and contains a whopping 660,500 gallons of water . Swimmers wanting to fetch something off the bottom of this pool will certainly need more than a lungful of air – seeing as it”s a staggering 113 feet (34.5metres) deep.

Meet the Face-Kini, the latest craze to hit China’s beaches as bathers wear masks to beat the sun’s harmful rays

Meet the “Face-Kini”, the latest craze to hit China”s beaches as bathers wear masks to beat the sun”s harmful rays The name describes a protective head mask that is being used along Shandong province”s East China Sea coast Used by beach-goers who want to protect their skin from the sunThe colourful masks sell for 15 to 25 yuan (1£ to to 2.50£)

A single pill could treat Alzheimer"s, Parkinson"s AND multiple sclerosis

A single pill could treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's AND multiple sclerosis A Phase I trial assessing the drug's safety in human patients is under way | UPDATED: 00:32 GMT, 25 July 2012 Early results from animal studies suggest new class of drug could be very effective against brain diseases One pill with the potential to treat conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and strokes has been unveiled by scientists.