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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of infertility in women—and yet it takes several doctors and several years to come up with a correct diagnosis in a third of all cases.
The practise of medicine may go back thousands of years—but only last week a doctor has discovered a ‘new’ organ in our digestive system which may be linked to inflammatory bowel disease and diabetes.
The latest evidence suggests that Alzheimer’s disease is, effectively, ‘diabetes’ of the brain. In fact, some researchers claim the two illnesses are so similar that Alzheimer’s should really be called ‘type 3 diabetes’. This might explain why a staggering 70 per cent people suffering from type 2 diabetes go on to develop Alzheimer’s, compared with only 10 per cent of the non-diabetic population who go on to develop the debilitating brain disorder.
An orthopaedic surgeon is facing disciplinary proceedings for reversing a patient’s diabetes ‘inappropriately’. Dr Gary Fettke, an Australian doctor who has already been barred from advocating a high-fat diet, had recommended the approach to his patient.
Eating a handful of nuts every day helps protect you against heart disease, cancer and other chronic diseases.
A typical teenager is drinking a bathtub of sugary drinks every year, a UK survey has discovered—and US teenagers could be drinking even more.
Diabetics shouldn’t drink wine—but a healthy substitute is a blueberry-blackberry drink that looks and even tastes like the real thing. The superfood concoction isn’t only a consolation, it can also reduce the symptoms of type 2 diabetes, say researchers.
Type 2 diabetes—often described as the ‘lifestyle disease’—could be successfully treated with probiotics after researchers discovered the vital role that gut bacteria play in its development.