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.

One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks


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One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks The 20million campaign follows a big rise in cases in South WalesMany affected missed out on vaccination in late 1990s and early 2000s587 confirmed measles cases in England in first three months of 2013That's more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 ” class=”blkBorder” /> Vaccinations: Figures show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 Figures from Public Health England (PHE) show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012.

Live fast, die younger: Actors, singers and sportsman "die seven and a half years before other high achievers"


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Live fast, die younger: Actors, singers and sportsman 'die seven and a half years before other high achievers'Analysis of successful people found those in the public eye died youngerElvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and more did not realise their potential Young people considering chasing fame 'may face early death' By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 00:16 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:31 GMT, 18 April 2013 Stars such as Kurt Cobain, formerly of hit grunge band Nirvana, are more likely to die young, according to new research Fame really does have a price, research shows.

Dying mother Katie Scarbrough"s heartbreaking blog about cancer treatment so her young family can remember her


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'I want my children to know how much I loved them': Dying mother writes heartbreaking blog about cancer treatment so her young family can remember her Katie Scarbrough, 32, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in June 2012She underwent chemotherapy but in September was told it hadn't workedShe has been writing a blog for her children since starting her treatmentShe hopes it will allow Sam, 8, and Sophie, 4, to understand what happened ” class=”blkBorder” /> Katie, pictured here with Stuart and children Sam, 8, and Sophie, 4, was diagnosed with aggressive bowel cancer in June 2012 Mrs Scarbrough, who was the British junior champion figure skater when she was 18, has blogged the experience in an effort to create memories for her eight-year-old son Sam, and daughter Sophie, four.

Don"t sniffle and drive: Driving with a cold can be as dangerous as drunk-driving


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Don't sniffle and drive: Driving with a cold can be as dangerous as drunk-drivingGetting behind the wheel with a cold as bad as DUI Drivers with a heavy cold had slower reaction times than those who had up to four pints of beer By Roger Dobson PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 23 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:23 GMT, 23 February 2013 Driving with a heavy cold could be as dangerous as getting behind the wheel when you’re drunk.

Father, 49, died from a heart attack after GP failed to investigate chest pains THREE times


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Father, 49, died from heart attack after GP failed to investigate chest pains THREE times George Black attended the Temple Hill Surgery in Dartford, Kent Each time complained of chest pain he was not properly investigated Died eight days after final visit to surgery, even after tests showed problemsFamily said staff at the surgery should be 'hung out to dry' for their actions complaining of indigestion.

"I found my husband crying in wet nappies": Widow tells of horror after visiting husband dying from leukaemia in hospital


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'I found my husband crying in wet nappies': Widow tells of horror after visiting husband dying from leukaemia in hospital Andrew Beveridge died in January last year at Victoria Hospital in FifeHis widow said he was left in wet nappies after nurses failed to change themShe added that she also cleaned urine from the floor from a previous patient By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 16:58 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:20 GMT, 7 February 2013 Andrew Beveridge was admitted three times to Victoria Hospital.

Why rest is as crucial as exercise in keeping fit: Breaks allow muscles to recover and makes the body get fitter faster


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Why rest is as crucial as exercise in keeping fit: Breaks allow muscles to recover and makes the body get fitter fasterWorking rest periods into exercise sessions makes you fitter, fasterSport scientists undertook study with cyclists By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 23:55 GMT, 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:05 GMT, 18 January 2013 Relax: Periods of relaxation can help exercise enthusiasts get fitter, faster If your resolution to exercise more is leaving you tired out, put your feet up.

Mothers are over-feeding toddlers who are already fat, sentencing them to a lifetime of obesity, warn experts


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Mothers are over-feeding toddlers who are already fat – sentencing them to a lifetime of obesity Survey of mothers found mothers overfeed their children as they cannot see they are too heavy Australian research found 32 per cent of toddlers in the study were fat, but only four per cent were recognised by mothers as having a problemRapid early weight gain before the age of two makes a child three times more likely to be obese later in life By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:29 GMT, 28 December 2012 | UPDATED: 17:30 GMT, 28 December 2012 Deluded mothers are overfeeding their children because they are unable to tell if they are too chubby, new research suggests.

I can"t go to the gym – I"ve done my hair: Study finds 40 per cent women avoid exercise to keep their coiffures intact


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I can't go to the gym – I've done my hair: Study finds 40 per cent women avoid exercise to keep their coiffures intact Two out of five women admitted they often avoided the gym so they wouldn't mess up their hair dosThese women were almost three times less likely to meet the recommended physical activity guidelines | UPDATED: 13:33 GMT, 18 December 2012 Going for a drink after work, feeling tired and forgetting your trainers are just some of the common reasons for avoiding the gym.