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Implantable health sensor runs off body glucose

A new implantable sensor has been developed, which assesses key biological markers to make an assessment of different types of diseases. The sensor draws on human glucose in order to operate.

Smartphone case assesses blood glucose levels

Monitoring blood glucose levels on a regular basis is important of diabetics. The process can be time consuming and some technologies are less accurate than others. A new method, using a smartphone case, promises a rapid assessment.

Changing diabetes management with monthly injectable medication

Biotechnologists have developed a process that can provide a patient with weeks of glucose control, aiding the symptoms of diabetes, thanks to a single injection. The method is far superior to existing therapies.

Smart watch designed to monitor glucose levels

Wearable technology continues to advance at a rapid rate, especially in the health-related field. A new smart watch, equipped with a standard heart rate monitor and step counter, can also measure glucose levels.

Glucose intolerance linked to gut bacteria

London - Synchronous co-ordination between our bacteria and biological clocks is necessary for preventing obesity and glucose intolerance, according to a new study. This is a further example of the important role gut bacteria play in human health.

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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