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Domestic refrigerators may pose risk to insulin quality

2018-12-13T12:16:04+00:00

New research being presented at this year’s European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany (1–5 October), suggests that insulin is often stored at the wrong temperature in patients’ fridges at home, which could affect its potency.

Domestic refrigerators may pose risk to insulin quality2018-12-13T12:16:04+00:00

Study finds people with type 2 diabetes at higher risk of death from both obesity-related and non-obesity related cancers

2018-12-13T12:24:17+00:00

Being overweight or obese may put adults with diabetes at greater risk of dying from cancer than their diabetes-free counterparts, particularly for obesity-related cancers such as those arising from the bowel, kidney, and pancreas in men and women, and from the breast and endometrium (lining of the uterus) in women.

Study finds people with type 2 diabetes at higher risk of death from both obesity-related and non-obesity related cancers2018-12-13T12:24:17+00:00

Either too much or too little weight gain during pregnancy is associated with adverse outcomes in children aged 7 years

2018-12-13T12:28:22+00:00

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that if a woman gains either too much or too little weight during pregnancy, there are adverse effects in children at 7 years of age.

Either too much or too little weight gain during pregnancy is associated with adverse outcomes in children aged 7 years2018-12-13T12:28:22+00:00

Experts call for all children worldwide to receive hepatitis B vaccination at birth

2018-12-13T12:35:52+00:00

Experts at this week's Global Hepatitis Summit in Toronto, Canada (June 14-17) are calling for all children globally to receive the hepatitis B vaccination at birth, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO)*.

Experts call for all children worldwide to receive hepatitis B vaccination at birth2018-12-13T12:35:52+00:00

Timing resuscitation compressions using the song ‘La Macarena’ or using a smartphone app improve compression quality

2018-12-13T12:41:53+00:00

New research presented at this year’s Euroanaesthesia congress in Copenhagen, Denmark shows that the quality of chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can be improved by using either a smartphone app or by using the song “La Macarena” as a mental memory aid.

Timing resuscitation compressions using the song ‘La Macarena’ or using a smartphone app improve compression quality2018-12-13T12:41:53+00:00

Chewing gum while walking affects both physical and physiological functions, especially in middle-aged and elderly men

2018-12-13T12:47:15+00:00

New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Vienna, Austria (23-26) May shows chewing gum while walking increases heart rate and energy expenditure.

Chewing gum while walking affects both physical and physiological functions, especially in middle-aged and elderly men2018-12-13T12:47:15+00:00

The obesity paradox: large study finds people hospitalised for infections are twice as likely to survive if they are overweight or obese

2018-12-13T12:52:19+00:00

A study of more than 18,000 patients in Denmark, presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, Austria (23-26), shows that patients admitted to hospital for treatment for any infectious disease are around twice as likely to survive if they are overweight or obese.

The obesity paradox: large study finds people hospitalised for infections are twice as likely to survive if they are overweight or obese2018-12-13T12:52:19+00:00