40 million people with diabetes will be left without insulin by 2030, study predicts

(CNN) -- As the number of people living with diabetes continues to rise, the access to insulin needed to meet growing demand will fall short, a new study predicts. By 2030, 79 million adults with type 2 diabetes are expected to need insulin to manage their condition and if current levels of access remain, only … Continue reading 40 million people with diabetes will be left without insulin by 2030, study predicts

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Discovery: How groups of cells are able to build our tissues and organs while we are still embryos – Understanding ‘how’ may help us treat Cancer more effectively

Ever wondered how groups of cells managed to build your tissues and organs while you were just an embryo? Using state-of-the-art techniques he developed, UC Santa Barbara researcher Otger Campàs and his group have cracked this longstanding mystery, revealing the astonishing inner-workings of how embryos are physically constructed. Not only does it bring a […] via … Continue reading Discovery: How groups of cells are able to build our tissues and organs while we are still embryos – Understanding ‘how’ may help us treat Cancer more effectively

The Numbers Game: Understanding Your Blood Sugar Levels

So your blood sugar runs high- but what is considered ‘high’? Are they slightly elevated, or are they far above your target range? Are they improving with time or do they keep climbing? The first step to blood sugar control for people with diabetes is understanding your numbers, which can help you identify personal patterns […] … Continue reading The Numbers Game: Understanding Your Blood Sugar Levels

What Causes Kidney Stones?

A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in a kidney when substances that are normally found in the urine become highly concentrated. A stone may stay in the kidney or travel down the urinary tract. Kidney stones vary in size. A small stone may pass on its own, causing little or … Continue reading What Causes Kidney Stones?

No Such Thing as Being ‘Fat and Fit’, Study Suggest

Experts have long debated whether people can be 'healthy obese' or 'fat but fit'. The idea of being healthily obese is a myth. A study by scientists at the University of Birmingham suggests that ‘healthy’ obese people are still at higher risk of heart failure or stroke than the general population. The study was the … Continue reading No Such Thing as Being ‘Fat and Fit’, Study Suggest