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

Milk Thistle for a Healthy Liver

Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is a member of the aster or daisy family and has been used by ancient physicians and herbalists to treat a range of liver and gallbladder diseases and to protect the liver against a variety of poisons. The use of milk thistle as a natural liver aid dates back 2000 years thanks … Continue reading Milk Thistle for a Healthy Liver

Understanding Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is used to describe two chronic disorders Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, both cause inflammation of the small and/or the large bowel. Both conditions can also affect parts of the body outside the bowel and may be associated with poor general health. The causes of IBD are not yet understood. While there … Continue reading Understanding Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis

Zika Virus: What You Should know

  What is Zika? Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes. Symptoms includes mild fever, skin rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or headache and normally last for 2-7 days. There is scientific consensus that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Links to other neurological complications are also … Continue reading Zika Virus: What You Should know

World Hepatitis Day

Hepatitis is a term used to describe the inflammation of the liver from viral infection or toxic substances. Hepatitis is a global killer, which claims the lives of 1.4 million per year, more than HIV/AIDs or malaria.  Viral hepatitis affects 400 million people globally. Every year 6–10 million people are newly infected. An estimated 95% of … Continue reading World Hepatitis Day