All you need to know about amputation for diabetes

Amputation is preventable or it can be delayed. People with neuropathy, peripheral artery disease, or both can take steps to preserve their health

All you need to know about amputation for diabetesPeople with diabetes have high blood sugar, which can lead to serious complications if untreated. Two serious complications are nerve damage and peripheral artery disease. These can lead to the need for amputation below the knee. Diabetes overview Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes, refers to a group of metabolic diseases where the body cannot […]

Excess calcium levels in the brain may lead to Parkinson’s disease

Calcium links nerve endings with a protein for critical brain cell communication. Parkinson's disease occurs when these proteins fold into the wrong shape Excessive calcium can trigger cell death regardless of dietary-calcium intake. The findings offers new hope as drugs, such as calcium blockers, could treat the disorder

Excess calcium levels in the brain may lead to Parkinson’s diseaseResearchers have found that excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark of Parkinson’s disease. The international team, led by the University of Cambridge, found that calcium can mediate the interaction between small membranous structures inside nerve endings, which are important for neuronal signalling […]

Surgeons discover two surgical sponges left in woman’s abdomen for 6 years

Sometimes, a bloated stomach is just gas or the result of something you ate. But for one woman in Japan, her abdominal bloating turned out to be caused by two surgical sponges that were left in her body years earlier9

Surgeons discover two surgical sponges left in woman’s abdomen for 6 yearsTwo surgical sponges were left in a woman’s abdomen for at least six years, according to a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine. The unidentified 42-year-old went to a primary care clinic in Japan, saying she had experienced bloating for three years, according to the report, published on Wednesday. A CT scan […]

A contact lens to help monitor blood sugar levels for diabetics?

Researchers are working on a biosensing contact lens that detects blood sugar levels. The team, led by Oregon State professor Gregory Herman, has developed an ultra-sensitive biosensor that can detect the much lower glucose concentrations found in tears

A contact lens to help monitor blood sugar levels for diabetics?People with diabetes can monitor their blood glucose levels continuously via electrodes implanted under their skin, but that method can hurt and can even lead to infections. Researchers think they have a more elegant solution: a biosensing contact lens that detects blood sugar levels. The team, led by Oregon State professor Gregory Herman, has developed […]

Will using baby boxes help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a case of infant death in which further investigation cannot link the death to any cause. Recently, many studies have included infant suffocation in bed into this category. Many previously mysterious SIDS cases probably happened because of improper sleep safety

Will using baby boxes help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?As a mother of a newborn, you have many things to worry about, including your baby’s schedules and nutrition. At the top of your priority list, though, you should be learning and practicing safe sleep habits for your baby. In many cases, a baby’s sleeping position and location can save him from the tragic Sudden […]

Coming soon: Chewing gum which can detect cancer

The way it works is that the chewing gum absorbs ‘volatiles’ in a person’s saliva while they chew it. It then analyses whether the saliva contains certain chemicals compounds which are produced in the body when a person has cancer

Coming soon: Chewing gum which can detect cancerScientists are working on developing a new chewing gum that can help save your life. It isn’t Juicy Fruit or Bazooka, but a gum being developed by an Alabama company called Volatile Analysis that’s designed to determine whether a person has cancer or not. The way it works is that the chewing gum absorbs ‘volatiles’ […]

New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never before

A recent study reveals that nowadays teenagers prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a litany of social media apps, as compared to teens from the past generations

New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never beforeToday’s teenagers don’t seem to care much about hitting the open road, scoring a six-pack with a fake ID, or asking their peers out on dates. According to a recent study from psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers instead prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a […]

Your relationship with money is an important one, here’s how to deal with it

Money doesn’t have to control you. You can control how it affects your life and your health on a day-to-day basis. From professional help to everyday tasks you can do yourself, there are many resources available to help you get your finances, and how you think about them, on track

Your relationship with money is an important one, here’s how to deal with itChances are stress and anxiety about money are a part of your daily life. From rent and mortgage payments to health expenses and childcare costs, the list is endless. You’re definitely not alone in this plight. We all have some kind of stress or anxiety related to money. That’s despite the fact that, above a […]

Working the night shift can increase your risk of having type 2 diabetes

The study found that people working irregular or rotating shifts with usual night shifts were 44 per cent more likely to have Type 2 diabetes. In addition, compared to day workers, all shift workers were more likely to have type 2 diabetes

Working the night shift can increase your risk of having type 2 diabetesShift workers are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes regardless of their genetic risk, according to new research. Shift work has long been linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, with weight gain and poor sleep quality among the outcomes of shift work which can encourage unhealthy habits such as eating at […]