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A nurse collects a blood sample from a patient using a glucometer at a free health clinic on November 1, 2009. (credit: NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Newfound Hormone Holds Hope For Diabetes Treatment

Scientists have identified a hormone that can sharply boost the number of cells that make insulin in mice. They say the discovery may someday provide a new treatment for the most common type of diabetes.

04/25/2013

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Healthy And Obese? It’s Possible

´╗┐Usually being obese means a higher chance of developing health problems. But, a new study shows that it is possible to be fat and fit – and also to be at no greater risk for some chronic diseases.

09/05/2012

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Study Confirms Lack Of Sleep Ups Health Risks

A study confirms that shift workers, and anyone who doesn’t get enough sleep, can harm their health by raising their risk for diabetes and obesity.

04/12/2012