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Blood glucose meter recalled due to faulty results

The medical device company Abbott is conducting a recall for its range of blood glucose meters because the devices may produce mistakenly low blood glucose results.

Blood glucose strips recalled

A recall of 20 lots of FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Test Strips from the U.S. market has been called for. This is because the strips are faulty.

Study: Fructose may cause people to overeat

In a recent study, researchers discovered that foods and drinks high in fructose may be a benefactor in the obesity problem in America. Fructose, unlike other sugars like glucose, does not tell the brain it is full or to reduce eating.

A fragrant new bio-fuel?

The search for new bio-fuels represents potential big business with the decline in available fossil fuels. A team of scientists, backed by the US government, have made significant progress in using bacteria to create a bio-diesel from glucose.

Cellphone use affects brain activity after 50 minutes Special

New research shows cellphones excite the brain by stimulating glucose that can affect decision making, and thinking and impair the senses.

Abbott recalls millions of diabetes testing strips

The FDA announced Abbott Laboratories have recalled 359 different lots of glucose test strips marketed under the brand names: Abbott’s Precision Xtra, Precision Xceed Pro, MediSense Optium, Optium, Optium EZ and ReliOn Ultima.

New diabetes drug may also help patients lose weight

According to the London-based medical journal "The Lancet," a new injected medication called liraglutide, used to treat type2 diabetes, may also help patients lose weight.

Fuel cell harvests electricity from glucose

Brigham Young University researchers have developed a fuel cell that harvests electricity from glucose and other sugars.

Brain Starvation as We Age Appears to Trigger Alzheimer’s

A slow, chronic starvation of the brain as we age appears to be one of the major triggers of a biochemical process that causes some forms of Alzheimer's disease.

Common Blood Test Could Identify People With Undiagnosed Diabetes

A blood test currently used as the gold standard for monitoring people already under care for diabetes may have far wider use in identifying millions with undetected diabetes.
 

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