Life and Style Only 3.4 per cent of the Solihull area is covered by housing

It isn’t hard to find an architect who will tell you that vast swathes of the British urban landscape are ugly, grey and unappealing – nor would you struggle to find people who agreed with them. But could it be that the look and the layout of our cities is actually bad for our health?

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A quarter of people in the UK object to diabetics injecting insulin in public, a survey said today.

Processed meats 'raise risk of heart disease'

Eating processed meats like bacon, ham and sausages can increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to new research.

Ban on unhealthy food ads 'should be extended'

More than 100 diabetes experts today called on the Government to introduce a law banning all forms of "unhealthy food" adverts targeting children.

Blood feud in the Grand Canyon

A university project to study the high rate of diabetes among the Havasupai Indians has ended in a $700,000 payout – and claims of betrayal

Jeremy Laurance: Victory for tribe, defeat for science

The compensation awarded to the Havasupai Indians is a victory for an isolated ethnic tribe. Its impact on medical research is harder to discern at this early stage but could be devastating.

Diabetic teacher in £400k payout bid

A diabetic teacher will claim more than £400,000 in compensation today for allegedly being sacked from an exclusive prep school after developing the condition, according to her lawyers.

Glaxo Smith Kline

On 19 March we reported on research by the Mayo Clinic into the finanical links of scientists involved in the debate about the diabetes drug Avandia. We should have made clearer that the research concerned the possibility of bias on the part of scientists who have written about Avandia and the need for higher rates of disclosure of financial conflicts of interest, rather than accusing GSK of improperly seeking to influence that debate. We are happy to reiterate, as stated in the article, that GSK is committed to greater transparency and to disclosure of financial links with clinicians.

Capsule offers hope to diabetes sufferers

A revolutionary treatment for gout could result in a new form of therapy for a range of other medical conditions – such as diabetes and obesity – caused by an imbalance of the body's normal metabolism.

Support for domestic violence victims at risk

New multi-agency schemes are under threat despite their success in helping women and children who have been abused

Scientists' financial conflicts of interest may skew drug debate

Correction: GlaxoSmithKline

More than nine out of 10 scientists who backed a drug at the centre of a safety scare had financial links to the pharmaceutical industry, a study has found.

Thousands of needless amputations and deaths 'could be prevented'

Diabetics and those with circulation problems are unnecessarily losing limbs and being exposed to further health risks

Dolphins may hold the key to a cure for type II diabetes

They are warm blooded, social and highly intelligent animals, and just like humans their brain is much bigger than expected for their size. But dolphins also share something else with man – they suffer a diabetes-like state not seen in any other wild animal.

80% of men will be overweight by 2020 study claims

Eight out of 10 men and almost seven in 10 women will be overweight or obese by 2020, according to a study published today.

Emergency admissions due to child diabetes 'shocking'

More than 3,300 children are admitted to A&E each year for complications caused by diabetes, figures showed today.

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