News / UK and world by Press Association March 6, 2019, 11:36 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Type 2 diabetes can be reversed for at least two years using a weight management programme, a study has found. More than a third (36%) of people with the condition who spent up to five months on a strict diet with NHS support were still in remission 24 months later, the latest results of a UK trial show. The scientists behind the study said the findings “pull down the curtain on the era of Type 2 diabetes as an inevitably progressive disease”. Significant weight loss is closely linked with sustaining remission of the condition, they suggest. Around 300 people in Scotland and Tyneside with Type 2 diabetes were recruited for the trial, funded by charity Diabetes UK. Half received standard diabetes care from their GP and half were placed on a weight management programme. This involved a diet of around 800 calories per day for up to five … [Read more...] about Low-calorie diet ‘can reverse Type 2 diabetes for at least two years’
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LAST year London experienced a decade high as the murder toll went over 130. But how many murders have there been in the capital so far this year? Here's what we know... What is London's murder rate? As of February 10, there have been at least eight murders in London so far in 2019. Two people were fatally stabbed in separate knife attacks in the capital, in the first six hours of 2019. The first knife murder victim of the new year was Charlotte Huggins, 33, who died in Camberwell, London, just after 4am on January 1. A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and has been bailed to return in mid-January. The second person to be killed was a Romanian bouncer, Tudor Simionov, who was stabbed to death by gatecrashers outside a New Year's Eve party in London's exclusive Mayfair area. He was attacked while working as a doorman at a £12.5million central London townhouse. On January 8 a Jayden Moody, 14, died after being stabbed in … [Read more...] about London murder rate 2019 – how many murders have there been this year so far & which city has the world’s highest murder rate?
MOST 12-year-old girls spend their free time doing homework or watching TV... not shooting wild rabbits from the back of a pick-up truck. But for "preppers" like Lakota Douglas, hunting is just part of daily life - another chore to keep her family going as they wait for the apocalypse. Lakota lives in a trailer in the shadow of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, a spot picked out over 10 years ago by her grandfather, Rodney Cook, who fears America may be on the verge of collapse. And a growing number of people have looked at the state of the world and decided that they agree with him - taking steps to join the movement of preppers: people who are actively prepared for the collapse of society and the apocalypse. Until recently, they've been largely thought of as a - quite literally - underground community, but prepping is finally going mainstream. And now a new BBC documentary, Stacey Dooley Investigates: Face to Face with Armageddon, aims to lift the blast-proof lid on this paranoid … [Read more...] about Tomahawks in the wardrobe, 12-year-olds firing guns and pet owners spending thousands on survival gear for their dogs…… meet the preppers waiting for the apocalypse
Miami Heat’s Derrick Jones Jr. during an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash) MIAMI — The Heat have added an 11th player to their 15-man roster, and it’s a familiar face. Derrick Jones Jr. signed a standard NBA contract with Miami on Sunday after playing on a two-way deal with the organization last season. The contract agreed upon is for two years with a starting salary of about $1.5 million for this upcoming season, according to a source. The first year of the contract is guaranteed and the second year is not.The Heat extended a qualifying offer to Jones for the value of a two-way contract in June, making him a restricted free agent at the July 1 start of free agency. But Sunday’s news takes the 21-year-old forward off the market. The Heat signed Jones to a two-way contract in the middle of this past season on Dec. 31, and he averaged 3.7 points and 2.4 rebounds in 14 regular-season games … [Read more...] about Heat open free agency by signing Derrick Jones Jr. to standard contract, pushing roster to 11 players
News / UK and world by Press Association May 23, 2018, 11:02 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Obese or overweight boys who go on to pile on the pounds as teenagers may be more likely to develop bowel cancer, new research suggests. However, overweight boys who do not gain excessive weight during puberty do not appear to be at an increased risk, the study found. The authors suggest that early intervention among primary school-aged children with obesity could be vital in preventing them suffering from bowel cancer as adults. The study, which will be presented at the European Congress on Obesity, found a heightened risk among children who were overweight at eight years old and went on to have above average weight gain during puberty. They had a 48% higher risk of developing bowel cancer in adulthood compared to those at a healthy weight when they were eight and 20 years old. Dr Jimmy Celind, from the University of Gothenburg in … [Read more...] about Obese children face increased cancer risk if weight gain continues, experts warn