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New insulin-resistance discovery may help diabetes sufferers

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diagram of human pancreas

Researchers at Japan's Kanazawa University announced the identification of a hormone produced by the liver, apparently a previously unknown cause of insulin resistance. The discovery may offer new research targets in treating insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
File photo-diagram of human pancreas.

Spanish smoking ban takes effect in bars and restaurants

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Smokers in many European countries must now go outside to have a cigarette.

A ban on smoking in public places has gone into force in Spain today. Bars, restaurants, and nightclubs will now be smoke-free across the country.

The Spanish government had introduced voluntary regulations on smoking in 2006 which allowed for venues to ban smoking, but few chose to do so. The 2006 law also banned smoking at workplaces.

 

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