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.

Once-a-year drug could spell the end of daily insulin injections for type 2 diabetics


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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.

Money worries are causing millions of us to pile on the pounds by comfort eating


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Money worries are causing millions of us to pile on the pounds by comfort eating Financial problems are causing three quarters of people to ignore diet advice and turn to comfort eating80% of us are choosing cheap food over healthy By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 09:14 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:14 GMT, 18 April 2013 Money worries are causing millions of cash-strapped Britons to pile on the pounds, according to a new report.

Getting stressed by small things could be as damaging as eating unhealthily or failing to exercise


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Get stressed in traffic jams Be warned – it could be as bad for your health as eating junk food Getting stressed by everyday irritations can cause mental health problems a decade later Researchers warn that the cumulative effect of getting annoyed at small things every day is damaging By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 17:13 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:13 GMT, 3 April 2013 Getting irritated about the small things in life is just as bad for your health as eating a poor diet or failing to exercise, a new study suggests.

Women on the pill pick partners with round faces and narrow jawbones, preferring more effeminate less manly looking men, study finds


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Women who take the contraceptive pill choose less masculine men, study reveals Women on the pill pick partners with round faces and narrow jawbonesStudy compared romantic preferences of straight women ages 18-24Less 'masculine' looks associated with faithfulness and stabilityMale less likely to look 'manly' in couples who met when woman was on pill By Deni Kirkova PUBLISHED: 15:37 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 28 March 2013 Contrary to popular belief, a strong jaw and masculine looks may not be what all women want, a new study has revealed.

Unborn babies get taste for fruit and vegetables from their mothers


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Unborn babies get taste for fruit and vegetables from their mothers Babies are more accepting of foods their mothers eat often while pregnantStudy indicates they get also get a taste for novel foods through breast milk The research was carried out by the Monell Centre in PhiladelphiaBabies are 'biologically hardwired' to like food containing salt and sugarStudy found that they are not attracted to bitter foods like green vegetables By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 15:06 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 23:52 GMT, 14 February 2013 Mothers can reduce the chances of having fussy eaters by eating plenty of vegetables during pregnancy The parental crusade to get children to eat fruit and vegetables should begin before birth, researchers said last night.

Cancer victim growing a new nose in his arm: Businessman who lost organ to disease hopes to have new one sewn on to his face


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Cancer victim who lost his nose to disease is growing a new one in his ARM for surgeons to sew back in place British man, 56, who is being kept annonymous, lost his nose to skin cancer Experts at University College London hope it will have a sense of smellProfessor Alex Seifalian said the nose will be the same as the man's orginalIt is the first time a nose has been grown from scratch and scientists say it procedure could be used to help car crash victims and wounded soldiers By Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent PUBLISHED: 22:31 GMT, 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:51 GMT, 23 January 2013 A British businessman who lost his nose to cancer is growing a new one – in his arm.

Does no one understand you? If so, it could make you more sensitive to pain


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Does no one understand you If so, you could be more sensitive to pain Physical and mental pain – such as social rejection – may be processed in the same regions of the brain But people who feel understood and valued are more tolerant to pain By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 16:51 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:53 GMT, 4 January 2013 People who feel they are constantly misunderstood may be more sensitive to pain.

Hope for eczema sufferers after scientists discover malfunctioning protein known as Ctip2 which makes skin dry and scaly, paving way for new…


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New hope for treatment for eczema sufferers as scientists discover protein behind dry and scaly skin Protein known as Ctip2 controls body fats that keep skin cells healthy and hydratedBut in people with eczema, it may malfunction, causing the characteristic dry, red, itchy skin Findings pave way for new treatments, say researchers By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:05 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:22 GMT, 3 January 2013 The main genetic cause of a common type of eczema has been discovered by scientists, leading to hopes of fresh treatment The main genetic cause of a common type of eczema has been discovered by scientists, leading to hopes of fresh treatment.

Top tip for New Year"s Eve: Eating asparagus could prevent a hangover


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Planning a big night out Why eating asparagus could prevent a hangover Amino acids and minerals in asparagus could alleviate hangover symptoms and protect the liverAsparagus leaves have the highest levels of the protective substances | UPDATED: 13:31 GMT, 27 December 2012 Research suggests that tucking into a few asparagus shoots may be all that is required to prevent a hangover Drinking milk, eating bread, water before bed; the list of hangover prevention methods is extensive.


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