Study backs pancreas cell transplants for severe diabetes
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Study backs pancreas cell transplants for severe diabetes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transplants of insulin-producing pancreas cells are a long hoped-for treatment for diabetes — and a new study shows they can protect the most seriously ill patients from a life-threatening complication of the disease, an important step toward U.S. approval. These transplants are used in some countries but in the U.S. they’re available … Continue reading

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WHO: Diabetes rises fourfold over last quarter-century
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WHO: Diabetes rises fourfold over last quarter-century

GENEVA (AP) — Excessive weight, obesity, aging and population growth drove a nearly four-fold increase in worldwide cases of diabetes over the last quarter-century, affecting 422 million people in 2014, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday, April 6. In a new report on diabetes, the U.N. health agency called for stepped-up measures to reduce risk … Continue reading

Sugar program draws Cruz’s ire, remains popular in Congress
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Sugar program draws Cruz’s ire, remains popular in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says he wants to do away with government support for the sugar industry — a veiled dig at rival Marco Rubio, the Florida senator who has long supported sugar growers. Some conservatives like Cruz want to get rid of the program, which supports prices and protects growers … Continue reading