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New Skin Patch Measures Glucose Levels during Exercise

Scientists at Binghamton University in New York have developed a sensor designed to be worn on the skin that could one day allow people with diabetes to monitor their glucose levels while exercising. According to researchers, current methods, which i...

Study Shows Thinking Triggers ADHD Symptoms

Why does a child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have trouble sitting through the school day or focusing on homework without squirming and fidgeting, while he or she can watch a movie or play video games for hours without difficu...

Caring for a Sick Pet Can Harm Your Mental Health

Caregiving for a loved one or family member, though often rewarding, can be extremely stressful and take a toll on mental health. The same is true for caregivers of a chronically ill pet, according to a new study. Results of the study were recently p...

Music Changes Our Perception of Touch

Music is widespread in every culture in the world. It can evoke positive group feelings and may even play an important role in our ability to live together in large groups. After all, it has been said (first, by English playwright and poet William Co...

How Sodium Boosts Diabetes Risk

Previous research has suggested that a diet high in sodium increases type 2 diabetes risk. Now, a new study provides more information about the connection between salt in the diet and an increased risk for diabetes and another metabolic condition cal...

Research Reveals Key to Healthy Blood Pressure

Controlling blood pressure is important for good health. High blood pressure – often called the “silent killer” because it does not cause obvious symptoms – is a leading preventable cause of death, increasing the risk for heart disease, stroke, and o...

September is Sepsis Awareness Month

Get Ahead of Sepsis is a national program from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) designed to help prevent infections that may lead to sepsis, and improve early recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of this life-threatening conditio...

Drink Up! Coffee and Tea Are Good for Women with Diabetes

Caffeine in coffee, tea, and other foods and beverages may be good for women who have diabetes, according to new research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes annual meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. The caffeine equivalent of j...

Women Are More Likely to Lose Interest in Sex

A British study involving nearly 6.700 women and 5,000 men suggests women are twice as likely as men to lose interest in sex when living with a partner. The study, which was published in BMJ Open, also showed that physical and mental health problems ...