Full of (Kidney) Beans!

People interested in diabetes are always talking about eyes, feet or kidneys. At the present time, the interest is in kidneys. That’s not to say that eyes and feet have taken a back seat. It’s just …

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Trial & Error

The recent impact of the long trial on the benefits of HRT has again rasied the whole  question of clinical trials. The report: “Schierbeck LL, Rejnmark L, Tofteng CL et al, Effect of hormone replacement therapy …

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HRT on Trial?

Few if any things have had such a pharmaceutical roller-coaster ride than Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).  Let’s just look at the last 15 years. In the mid- to late nineties, HRT was the flavour of the …

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United Statins?

Years ago someone produced a facetious (and fictional) history of a new drug.  It went something like this. 1.    New drug announced (“must try it” say all the whizz GP’s) 2.    Drug cures everything (No 1 …

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The Price Is Right?

Oh, is it that time of the year again ?  Yes, it’s Polypill time again. It is nearly a decade since we first started hearing about the polypill as a preventative of cardiovascular disease.  Since then, …

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90 Years And Still Going Strong

It needed a timely reminder from Diabetes UK that it is 90 years since the first person was treated with insulin.  And what a fascinating 90 years is has been. The story actually dates back to …

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