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Representatives of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries at a press conference in Atlanta, after a deal was reached. EPA/Erik S. Lesser

Why biologics were such a big deal in the Trans Pacific Partnership

Before the last round of negotiations, only a handful of issues remained in the way of concluding the TPP. A potential deal-breaker for Australia was intellectual property protections for biologics.
Older people are more likely to drop out of the workforce for good when they’re sick than young people. Bacho/Shutterstock

Balancing the health budget: chronic disease investment pays big dividends

Economic modelling shows that policies to reduce chronic diseases can have large economic benefits –A$4.5 billion a year for diabetes alone – by reducing health costs and boosting the workforce.
Desk-based office workers should spend at least two hours of their working day standing or moving. Tim Caynes/Flickr

Office workers, stand up from your desk for two hours a day

We've known for some time that too much sitting increases your risk of diabetes and heart disease. But until now it's been unclear how much standing during the work day may counter this risk.
Death rates from type 1 diabetes in UK males aged 15 to 24 have almost doubled since 2000. York Vision/flickr

Why is diabetes killing so many teenagers?

Death rates for young men with type 1 diabetes in the UK have shot past similar figures for Western Europe. Greater focus on adolescents could save lives.
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How much sugar is lurking in your cereal?

Back in 2012 the Which? Breakfast Cereal Report identified worryingly high amounts of sugar in 50 of the most popular breakfast cereals. Three years later and a new survey by campaign group Action On Sugar…
About 40% of type 2 diabetics become dependent on injecting themselves with insulin to deal with the surges in blood glucose that occur after meals. Jeff Fillmore/Flickr

Proposed new therapy aims to take the stress out of diabetes

Research published in the journal Nature Medicine on Monday by my team provides hope for a new approach to treating type 2 diabetes. In animal models of the disease, our treatment restores natural control…
Diabetes education at the point for diagnosis is fundamental to people managing the illness well. Oskar Annermarken/Flickr

Know your disease: education is key to living well with diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is often referred to as the ticking time bomb because of its insidious onset and vague symptoms. But if it’s managed well, people with diabetes can avoid the complications that usually…

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