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Health > Diabetes
A decrease in levels of the sleep hormone melatonin has been linked to an increased risk of adult onset diabetes, according to a study published Tuesday.
 
The number of cases of insulin-requiring type 1 diabetes cases rose sharply in children in Philadelphia over a two-decade span, paralleling increases seen across the United States and in Europe, according to a U.S. study.
 
Breakthrough research mapping how insulin works at a molecular level could lead to new diabetes treatments and end daily needle jabs, helping hundreds of millions of suffers, scientists said Thursday.
 
Vision loss likely related to diabetes in the United States increased by 20 percent over less than a decade, according to a U.S. study -- a matter of concern as diabetes rates continue to rise, and hit younger and younger people.
 
Diabetes has already been tied to an increased risk of kidney and cardiovascular troubles, nerve damage and vision loss, and now a Japanese study finds diabetics to be more than twice as likely as those without the disease to have hearing impairment.
 
Teenagers with type 1 diabetes can develop "diabulimia," a dangerous and little-known eating disorder in which they cut insulin use to lose weight.
 
Supplements containing a compound found in curry spice may help prevent diabetes in people at high risk, according to a Thai study.
 
Rescued sperm whale dies in Indonesia
A sperm whale that was rescued and returned to sea after being stranded for four days in shallow waters off the coast of West Java in Indonesia has died, a rescuer said Monday.
 
New research sends a stark warning to overweight teens: If you develop diabetes, you'll have a very tough time keeping it under control.
 
People who eat more fruits and vegetables may have a slightly lower risk of type 2 diabetes than people who don't, and getting a wide variety of those healthy foods may be key to avoiding the disease, according to a UK study.
 
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