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Man charged with nursing home murder withdrew his confession prior to arrest, records show

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A Kentucky nursing home worker who admitted to murdering residents in 2007 retracted his confession before his arrest, according to recently released court records that shed new light on what may have motivated both the crime and the worker's decision to come clean.

Two more cases of murder-by-insulin alleged at a nursing home

Two more cases of murder-by-insulin alleged at a nursing home

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A murderer still at large used insulin shots to kill residents of a skilled nursing facility in Australia, according to authorities. The case is strikingly similar to one in the United States, in which the perpetrator recently confessed.

Novo Nordisk announces approval of prefilled insulin pens

Novo Nordisk announces approval of prefilled insulin pens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Novo Nordisk's prefilled insulin pens called the NovoLog® FlexTouch® and Levemir® FlexTouch®. FlexTouch® pens' dosing mechanism ensures the push-button does not extend at any dose.

Some diabetics can eat right away after taking insulin

People with type 2 diabetes can eat immediately after injecting insulin without compromising their blood sugar level, according to a recently published study in the journal Diabetes Care.

Some diabetics can take insulin right before meals, study finds

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Individuals with type 2 diabetes can eat immediately after injecting insulin without compromising their blood sugar level, according to a recently published study in the journal Diabetes Care.

Animas rebuked for not reporting insulin pump mishaps

A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary could face penalties for not reporting incidents where insulin pumps failed to operate, according to a recent letter from the Food and Drug Administration. The correspondence also alleged that Animas Corp. failed to establish an adequate system for reporting medical device mishaps.

Study: Inhalable nasal spray slows cognitive decline in Alzheimer's patients

Insulin nasal spray could delay the decline of cognitive function in those with Alzheimer's and mild cognitive impairment, according to a new study.

Diabetics often skip insulin injections, study finds

More than half of all diabetics who also take insulin occasionally skip their doses, according to a new study.

Insulin could help seniors grow muscle, study finds

A double dose of insulin could help spur muscle growth in the elderly, a new study finds.