Weight-loss sugery can reduce diabetes risk

Jun 21, 2014

Weight-loss sugery can reduce diabetes risk

Stomach-shrinking bariatric surgery beats other forms of treatment in bringing about a remission of Type 2 diabetes in the obese, according to a recent Swedish study. The study also found that the procedure was linked to fewer diabetes-related complications in the severely overweight. The ...

U.S. jury orders Takeda to pay $6 billion over Actos diabetes drug

Apr 8, 2014

U.S. jury orders Takeda to pay $6 billion over Actos diabetes drug

A jury in Louisiana on Monday ordered Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. to pay $6 billion in punitive damages, acknowledging that Japan’s largest drugmaker concealed the risks of cancer associated with its diabetes drug Actos, according to Takeda and U.S. media reports. In the case, Terrence ...

Simple tests fill health-check gaps

| Dec 30, 2013

Simple tests fill health-check gaps

by Mami Maruko

Although health checkups are often mandatory for corporate or institutional employees, some segments of society, including housewives and the self-employed, may not have this option. In a country where cancer is rife but screening rates are hovering between 20 and 30 percent, according to ...

Jul 17, 2013

Body fat sheds calories when chilled

Transforming fat cells into calorie-burning machines may sound like a fantasy — the ultimate form of weight control — but the idea is not as far-fetched as it sounds. Unexpectedly, some fat cells directly sense dropping temperatures and release their energy as heat, according ...