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Conquer Diabetes !
Written by Isabel M. Estrada Portales   
Friday, 03 November 2006
ImageDiabetes is a killer, literally. And a sneaky one at that. Haven’t you heard nobody dies from diabetes?
Well, that’s false.
Diabetes is exerting a huge toll in America and particularly in the Hispanic community where the rate is of 16 to 26%, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and on the rise.

The real death toll is not actually known, because, in many cases, when the patient dies, the cause of death registered would be heart attack, or kidney failure… but the underlying cause was diabetes.
Actually, diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both.

With diabetes, the statement that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure rings truer than ever. It is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, and total health care and related costs for the treatment of diabetes run about $132 billion annually.

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By 2050 we'll need two planets
Written by Alex Ormaza   
Saturday, 28 October 2006
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Quino was right. Well, Mafalda was right. Everything is good where the hand of man have not stumped its foot.

Now we are full speed in stripping nature of all its resources, and pretty soon, just by 2050, we will need a couple of planets per year to sustain our current trends of consumption. 
Last Updated ( Saturday, 28 October 2006 )
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