Tag Archives: Diabetes

Diabetes, BP high at Dome market – Health directorate


It has emerged that about a high number traders at the Dome market in Accra screened were either suffering from hgh blood pressure or diabetes. Dr. Jarvis Abilla, a Medical Superintendent at the Ga South Municipal Hospital attributed the high rate to sedentary lifestyle of the traders at the market as well as their failure to go for regular medical checkup. ...

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Smartphone ‘orders’ body to treat diabetes


Scientists have used a smartphone to control the activity of the living cells inside an animal. The fusion of biology and technology was used to control blood sugar levels in mice with diabetes. The idea, described in Science Translational Medicine, could be applied to a wide range of diseases and drug treatments. And the Chinese researchers say the approach could ...

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Can sweat patches revolutionise diabetes?


Scientists have developed a sensor that can monitor blood sugar levels by analysing sweaty skin. But rather than a gym-soaked t-shirt, it needs just one millionth of a litre of sweat to do the testing. The team – in South Korea – showed the sensor was accurate and think it could eventually help patients with diabetes. And in extra tests ...

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Shift workers ‘face type 2 diabetes risk’


Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts, a large international study suggests. The findings, published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, indicated men and those doing rotating shifts were at highest risk. It is thought that disruption to the body clock affects waistlines, hormones and sleep – which could increase the risk. Diabetes UK said shift workers ...

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