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Type 2 diabetes: How do fructose-sweetened drinks affect risk?

A new review of existing studies published in The BMJ finds that sugary drinks that contain fructose raise the risk of type 2 diabetes more than other fructose-containing foods. New research finds that ‘nutrient-poor’ sweetened drinks have a harmful effect on metabolic health when they add excess energy. A range of recent studies has pointed… Read More »

Diabetes type 2 warning – the ‘problematic’ warning sign in your legs you shouldn’t ignore

Diabetes is a common condition that’s caused by the pancreas not producing enough of the hormone insulin. Without enough insulin, the body struggles to convert sugar in the blood into useable energy. Common diabetes symptoms include having cuts or wounds that take longer to heal than normal, having blurry vision, and passing more urine than… Read More »

US approves new type of flu drug

U.S. health regulators have approved the first new type of flu drug in two decades. Wednesday’s approval of Xofluza for people age 12 and older comes ahead of the brunt of this winter’s flu season. Xofluza is a pill that can reduce severity and shorten duration of flu symptoms after one just dose. It was… Read More »