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Expert view on diabetes

3 March 2015

Diabetes is a major health problem globally, especially in developing countries such as Malaysia.

A genetically engineered strain of gut bacteria appears to have the ability to reduce blood glucose levels. Photo: AFP

A probiotic pill for diabetes?

11 February 2015

A strain of gut bacteria has been engineered to secrete a substance that can reduce glucose levels.

Chai cuts the toenail of a patient, which is about to turn into an ingrown toenail - a common foot problem.

Walk this way: Common feet problems many folks face

8 February 2015

Our feet work so hard for us, but are often taken for granted.

Ease up on the alcohol as you get older

6 February 2015

Drinking more than two alcoholic beverages per day in middle age could increase the risk of stroke, says new study.

THE INSULIN JAB IS PAINLESS AND ITS PEN LIKE ADMINISTRATOR IS SMALL AND LIGHT.

Understanding the different types of diabetes

1 February 2015

The number of people afflicted by diabetes has risen significantly in recent years. What is your understanding of diabetes?

If you sit down too much, going to the gym won't help

27 January 2015

People who are too sedentary, even if they do exercise frequently, are more likely to develop heart disease, cancer and diabetes, says new report.

The next global health disaster will come from how we live

27 January 2015

The World Health Organisation urges action to stop the world’s ‘slow-moving public health disaster’.

Australian boy, 4, gets ‘world first’ artificial pancreas

22 January 2015

SYDNEY: A four-year-old Australian boy has been fitted with an artificial pancreas in what researchers said was a world first treatment for managing type 1 diabetes.

There is no such thing as ‘healthy obesity’, says study

15 January 2015

People who are obese may appear healthy for a while but their condition declines over time, says a study that followed more than 2,500 people for 20 years.

Just one gram of turmeric a day could keep spicy memories vivid

4 December 2014

Sprinkling just one gram of turmeric on your breakfast could improve memory for those at risk of cognitive impairment, according to a new study from the Monash Asia Institute at Monash University in Australia.

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