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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Friday 16 November 2012
The number of people living with diabetes is soaring in the United States, as 18 states had at least a doubling in those with the illness since 1995, a government survey found.
Thursday 08 November 2012
A nasal spray has been developed that could mean an end to daily injections for sufferers of Type 1 diabetes.
Monday 05 November 2012
Patients with diabetes are developing potentially life-threatening complications because they are not receiving the straightforward care and support they need, MPs have warned.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Medications used to treat hypertension, diabetes and skin conditions could also treat dementia, according to new research.
Thursday 11 October 2012
It's a poison most associated with vengeful Victorian housemaids and spurned lovers, but as The Huffington Post reports today, arsenic has so many uses in the modern world that you may well be feeling the ill-effects of the substance without even knowing it.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Diabetic patients who develop foot ulcers are more likely to die prematurely than those who do not, a study has suggested.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
Outlook Can a vet help AstraZeneca unearth the human treatments that will secure a profitable future for the company? We're about to find out.
Tuesday 14 August 2012
Diabetes prescription numbers topped 40 million for the first time last year, according to official figures.
Tuesday 07 August 2012
Michael Mosley has been making quite a nice living out of trying to live longer just recently. Not very long ago, he did a Horizon on exercise, exploring recent research that suggested that you could reduce the amount of exercise you need to do to stay fit and healthy to just three minutes of flat-out effort a week. He rather hinted that he would be taking up this new regime, but here he was in Horizon: Eat, Fast and Live Longer presenting himself as a man still in need of some kind of lifestyle miracle.
Friday 20 July 2012
Wednesday 18 July 2012
Sitting about doing nothing is as damaging to health as smoking, doctors say.
Thursday 12 July 2012
All adults aged 40 and above should have a risk assessment for type 2 diabetes, according to the healthcare watchdog.
Friday 29 June 2012
Phillip Tobias was a palaeoanthropologist who broadened and deepened our knowledge of the earliest history of the human-like species that came before our own. Working together with Mary and Louis Leakey he discovered and documented Homo habilis, a two million-year-old possible ancestor and one of the earliest users of tools. More recently he collaborated with Professor Ron Clarke in describing a new Australopithecus species, from a fossil skeleton dubbed Little Foot, which dates back some three million years or more.
Monday 25 June 2012
The waistlines of more than half of women are too big, experts have said, as they warned those who are overweight they are increasing their risk of cancer and infertility.
Friday 01 June 2012
A commonly prescribed diabetes drug increases the risk of bladder cancer, research has found.
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