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CBT may help people with diabetes

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) may be used to alleviate pain associated with diabetes. Researchers used a randomised…
The best way to prevent type 2 diabetes is to lose your excess fat. Image from shutterstock.com

Explainer: what is diabetes?

To keep your body functioning, glucose must always be present in your blood. It’s as important as oxygen in the air you breathe. The brain can only function for a few minutes without either before it stops…
Many diabetics rely on insulin injections, but a new discovery could see alternative treatments emerge. photoeditorvision/Flickr

Discovery lays groundwork for new diabetes treatments

New treatments for diabetes are set to be developed, following a discovery about the way insulin works inside the human body…
Researchers are now looking at the effects of diet in developing Alzheimer’s disease. J. McPherskesen/Flickr

Is there a link between diet, obesity and Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease is more common among older people but it’s not a normal part of ageing. And as the global population ages, the rate of Alzheimer’s is expected to rise – from 36 million to 115 million…
Many people die while waiting for dialysis, or after finding the daily visits to a dialysis unit impossible to manage. Michael Coghlan

Diabetes among Indigenous Australians at crisis point

Diabetes rates in Australia are high but its prevalence in the Indigenous population is between three and four times higher than the rest of the population. And we are fast running out of time to stop…
The main sources of fructose in the typical western diet are processed foods and beverages. Boris/Flickr

What role does fructose have in weight gain?

Sucrose or sugar has two components – glucose and fructose. Glucose is present in virtually all naturally-occurring sweet foods and also exists as starch (although in a different chemical form, so it doesn’t…
About 60% of Australians are not physically active enough to reap health benefits. AAP/Tracey Nearmy

Most Australians are taking a chance with chronic disease

Nearly all Australians are taking a lifestyle risk that will increase the chance of developing a chronic disease, and more…

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