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Diabetes group calls for tax on sugary drinks

The Canadian government should put a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks to reduce the rapidly growing rates of obesity and diabetes, says the Canadian Diabetes Association. The charity renewed its call for such a tax after a study was published this» 

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Diabetes: Urgent problem, gaps in care and resources

The number of cases of diabetes has doubled in Canada just since 2000, according to a new report by the Canadian Diabetes Association. The CDA claims more than 10 million Canadians have diabetes or pre-diabetes, a shocking figure in a» 

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Early flu shots may stave off other illnesses

Getting the flu and other respiratory illnesses might cause inflammation which later may contribute to dementia, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to a recent study. Campaigns are on now across Canada to try to convince people to get their annual» 

Environment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Air pollution linked to diabetes, heart disease

A new report suggests that Canadians who live in areas with higher air pollution have an increased risk of dying from conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Surprisingly, researchers did not find any increased risk of dying from respiratory disease.» 

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South Asian newborns have higher risk for diabetes

Although Canadian babies of South Asian origin are usually born weighing less than their Caucasian counterparts, they tend to have more body fat and a higher risk of developing diabetes later on in life, concludes a new study. Several studies» 

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Diabetes in pregnancy can predict it in dads:study

Women who have diabetes while pregnant are at at higher risk of developing it later in life, and so are their partners, according to new research. Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body cannot manage the insulin needed» 

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Exciting advance in diabetes treatment

A new process has been developed by a medical research team in Canad which shows great promise in the treatment of diabetes. Dr.James Shapiro (MD, PhD) led the research team. He is the Canada Research Chair in Transplant Surgery and» 

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Diabetes rate increasing faster among Canadians of Chinese origin

Diabetes rates are climbing precipitously in Canada, but much more so among people of Chinese origin according to a new study. The incidence of diabetes increased 15 times between 1996 and 2005 in that group, but rose only 24 per» 

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Doctors demand halt to marketing unhealthy foods to children

An extensive coalition of medical professionals and organizations is making a clear call to stop marketing of unhealthy foods to children. These are products high in fats, added sugars, and sodium. Dr. Norman Campbell, Canada Research Chair in Hypertension, and»