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Avandia to stay in US markets but with restrictions

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed GlaxoSmithKline PLC's diabetes drug Avandia to be sold in the U.S. market, albeit with new restrictions.

FDA finds link between pioglitazone and bladder cancer

Actos (pioglitazone), the widely prescribed diabetes drug, is under investigation for possible associations with heightened risk of bladder cancer, U.S. health officials said Friday.

Breastfeeding benefits women, lowers diabetes risk

Breastfeeding is known to be good for babies, but a new study has found that it also provides significant benefits for women. Feeding breast milk to a newborn lowers a woman’s risk of developing diabetes, said researchers at the University of Pittsburgh.

Neck circumference gauges childhood obesity better

Body Mass Index (BMI) has hitherto been touted as a potent tool to screen obesity. However measuring the circumference of a child's neck may well come across as a better way to screen youngsters who are overweight and obese, results of a new study show.