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New strategy to lower blood sugar may help in diabetes treatment

Some treatments for type 2 diabetes make the body more sensitive to insulin, the hormone that lowers blood sugar. But new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests a different strategy: slowing the production of glucose in the liver.

Young fathers more at health risk

First-time dads in their early 20s may have the energy and agility to keep up with their young children, but a new study shows early fatherhood can pose perils later in life.

Large heart-shaped feature found on Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has beamed back the most detailed image yet of Pluto, showing a large heart-shaped bright area measuring some 2,000 kilometers across the dwarf planet’s surface.