Low birth weight linked to higher incidence of type 2 diabetes in African American women

African American women born at a low or very low birth weight may be at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The findings may explain in part the higher occurrence of type 2 diabetes in African American populations, which has a high prevalence of low birth weight. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

Potential for new treatment options following identification of factor present in gestational and type 2 diabetes

New research reveals that both pregnant women with diabetes and with type 2 diabetics have high levels of a fat metabolite that impairs pancreatic cells from secreting insulin. The findings, which are published in the Cell Press journal Cell Metabolism, suggest that blocking the effects of this fat metabolite may help prevent and treat diabetes. […]

What type of people choose assisted suicide?

“Women, divorcees and atheists are most likely to choose assisted suicide,” the Mail Online reports, “with nearly 20% saying they are ‘simply weary of life’”. The Mail’s headline is misleading. The story comes from a study of assisted suicides in Switzerland, where the practice is legal. The study found that in 16% of assisted suicides, no […]