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Diabetes can slow the brain, causing trouble with two types of mental processing in adults of all ages, Canadian researchers reported on Wednesday.
 
Diabetics are at greater risk of a cataracts and glaucoma as well as astigmatism than non-diabetics, results of a U.S. study published in the Neu-Isenberg-based German medical journal, Aerzte Zeitung, indicated recently.
 
New drugs to treat an epidemic of diabetes in the U.S. will have to be screened more closely for heart risks, U.S. government health officials said Wednesday.
 
A diet rich in nuts, beans and lentils beat a high cereal-fiber diet in controlling symptoms of diabetes and heart disease, Canadian researchers said on Tuesday.
 
Mahadevappa, a villager in India's southern state of Karnataka, was diagnosed with diabetes 18 years ago and put on drugs since.
 
Genes that increase the risk of heart disease in the general population carry an even greater risk of heart trouble in diabetics, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
 
Older diabetics who took GlaxoSmithKline's Avandia to control their blood sugar had a higher risk of death and heart failure while on the drug than those who took Takeda Pharmaceutical's Actos, a drug in the same class, U.S. researchers said on Monday.
 
NZ approves pig-human tissue transplants
New Zealand on Tuesday gave the green light for clinical trials involving the transplantation of pig cells into humans in a potential breakthrough treatment of diabetes.
 
Regular moderate exercise helps people with diabetes to reduce fat in their livers, in turn potentially preventing liver failure and heart disease, U.S. researchers said on Friday.
 
Nearly two thirds of patients with chronic hepatitis C infection may have abnormal blood sugar levels, according to a report in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
 
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