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arrow Artificial pancreas hope for children with diabetes
Scientists in Cambridge have shown that an "artificial pancreas" can be used to regulate blood sugar in children with Type 1 diabetes. A trial found that combining a "real time" sensor measuring glucose levels with a pump that delivers insulin can boost overnight blood sugar control.

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arrow Better child-diabetes care urged
A "shocking" number of children are being rushed to hospital each year with potentially fatal complications of diabetes, according to a charity. Many of the 3,300 cases in England in 2008/9 could have been prevented by better care, says Diabetes UK.

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arrow Diet pill warning
The fate of a weight-loss drug hangs in the balance as world health authorities weigh its benefits against its risks...
GOING by the sheer number of diet pills available in the market, it seems many of us find it hard not to be attracted to the promise of a quick fix, particularly where weight loss is concerned.
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arrow Hold the sweet
“TEH tarik, kurang manis,” you tell the waiter but you might as well skip the part about toning down the sweetness in your tea. Odds are, it will be just as cloying as the “standard” version.
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arrow Fat and diabetic
Unhealthy diets, lack of exercise and lackadaisical attitudes contribute to the growing number of Malaysians suffering from these two conditions.

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arrow H1N1 (Swine) Flu Kills at Similar Rate for Obese and Skinny Patients
July 29 (Bloomberg) -- Being fat doesn’t increase the risk of death from swine flu, according to a U.S. analysis that contradicts initial reports.

About 34 percent of the U.S. population is obese, while 38 percent of patients who died with swine flu had the condition, according to a report presented today at a vaccine conference at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Extremely obese people make up 6 percent of the population and 7 percent of swine flu deaths.
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