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  Heart risks linked to diabetes medicine

Heart risks found for diabetes medicine

  Studies released in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Archives of Internal Medicine found significant heart risk for people taking the type 2 diabetes medication Avandia. NBC's Robert Bazell reports.

Halozyme insulin drug meets mid-stage study goal

Halozyme Therapeutics Inc. said a mid-stage clinical trial showed its fast-acting insulin was more effective than a standard insulin drug at treating type 2 diabetes. Full story

Largest diabetes gene search finds 12 new links

An international team of scientists working on the largest study to date to look at DNA and type 2 diabetes say they have found 12 new gene links that offer important clues to how the chronic disease works. Full story

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  County bans toys from fast-food meals

Meme Roth with the National Action Against Obesity talks with msnbc's Monica Novotny about a county in California that has banned companies from giving toys with their fast-food meals.