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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.

Showing support: The cheque presentation ceremony with (from left) Yatela, Zaitoon, Dr Ikram Shah and Rahimah.

Helping young diabetics cope

23 November 2014

ASHVIN (not his real name), age 10, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at seven. His father, who used to work as a safety officer in a private company had to give up his job to take care of his two children after the death of Ashvin’s mother in 2011, due to nasal cavity cancer and paranasal sinus.

Dr Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen speaking to international media at the Novo Nordisk Favrholm campus in Denmark. He observed that once countries become obese, there is a lag time of about 10 years before the resultant increase in diabetes. - Novo Nordisk

Obese and diabetic? There’s a shot for you

23 November 2014

Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk tackles both obesity and diabetes in their current drug pipeline.

Diet may influence ovarian cancer survival

22 November 2014

Women with healthier diets before an ovarian cancer diagnosis are less likely to die than women with poorer diets, according to study.

Dr Mah (second from right) joining Dr Chandran (second from left) for a 30-minute warm up exercise.

Exhibition and health campaign organised in conjunction with World Diabetes Day

21 November 2014

IN conjunction with World Diabetes Day, the Diabetes Association of Malaysia Perak Branch organised an exhibition and health screening campaign at the Sultan Abdul Aziz recreational park recently.

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