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