Mar 26, 2015

New tool to foretell risk of heart attack, stroke

Over the age of 40? Want to know your risk of suffering a fatal heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years? Read on. A new instrument dubbed Globorisk, unveiled Thursday, will allow you to determine your risk simply by inputting your age, ...

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 ...