End of the diabetes jab? Scientists find insulin-boosting hormone that could do away with daily injections

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.

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.

Diabetes: Hate the gym? Don"t worry – you could avoid it by getting up to chat to a colleague

Forget the gym: You could avoid diabetes by getting up to chat to a colleagueCutting the time people spend sitting down by 90 minutes a day could reduce Type 2 diabetes riskScientists in Leicester suggest physical activity advice should be amended as a consequence By Jenny Hope and Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 14:03 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:03 GMT, 28 February 2013 Being less sedentary all the time could be more beneficial than going to the gym, claim scientists Forget the gym – getting up from your desk to chat to a colleague a few times a day may be all that is required to prevent Type 2 diabetes.

Postponing pregnancy slashes risk of most deadly form of breast cancer

Postponing pregnancy slashes risk of most deadly form of breast cancer Women who had their first child at least 15 years after their first period saw cancer risk drop by 60% However, breast feeding also found to have protective effect against the condition | UPDATED: 17:54 GMT, 13 December 2012 It's good news for women who put their baby plans on hold so they can focus on their careers.

Diabetics are almost 50% more likely to have a heart attack than those without the condition

Diabetics are almost 50% more likely to have a heart attack than those without the condition Condition increases the risk of heart attack by 48 per cent, according to the National Diabetes Audit Almost 14,500 diabetics in England and Wales suffered a heart attack between 2010 and 2011 People with diabetes also 65 per cent more likely to have heart failure than the rest of the population | UPDATED: 11:38 GMT, 10 December 2012 People with diabetes are almost 50 per cent more likely to have a heart attack than those who do not have the condition, new research has shown.

Diabetes prescriptions soar by 50 per cent in six years due to Britain"s obesity crisis

Toll of Britain's obesity epidemic exposed as diabetes prescriptions soar by 50 per cent in six years Diabetes prescriptions cost 760.3million last year – this was 8.9 per cent of the total NHS drugs billWe face the real possibility of diabetes bankrupting the NHS within a generation, says diabetes charity chiefAround 850,000 people are thought to have diabetes without realising it | UPDATED: 10:25 GMT, 14 August 2012 Diabetes prescriptions have for the first time topped 40 million a year in England and Wales according to official figures.

How quarter of British women misdiagnose illnesses by looking up symptoms on the internet

The dangers of Doctor Google: How a quarter of British women misdiagnose illness by looking up symptoms on the internet | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 11 August 2012 We’ve all done it: faced with vaguely worrying medical symptoms, an internet search is often simpler, and quicker, than waiting for a doctor’s appointment.