diabetes

Google X Unveils Smart Contact Lens That Monitors Body Health

Google X Unveils Smart Contact Lens That Monitors Body Health

Google already makes an electronic monocle called Glass that allows people to take photos by winking —and now it seems the tech company wants to get right on users’ eyeballs with a smart contact lens

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Michael Moss Investigates How Junk Food is Engineered to Be Addictive

Michael Moss Investigates How Junk Food is Engineered to Be Addictive

When we consider the field of engineering, the images that come to mind run the gamut from airplanes to bridges to 3D printers. Yet we rarely think about how the processed food we consume has been

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Painless Sugar-Covered Vaccine Bandaid Could Replace Needles, Doesn’t Need Refrigeration

Painless Sugar-Covered Vaccine Bandaid Could Replace Needles, Doesn’t Need Refrigeration

King's College London has wonderful news for anyone who is frightened of needles. Scientists at the university have developed a disc covered with a painless microneedle array made of sugar that dissolves

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Fish Pedicures Could Cause Dangerous Bacterial Infections, CDC Warns

Fish Pedicures Could Cause Dangerous Bacterial Infections, CDC Warns

Photo by Shutterstock It turns out that fish pedicures aren't just a bizarre beauty ritual -- they're also potentially dangerous. This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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New Research Links Phthalates to Type 2 Diabetes

New Research Links Phthalates to Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetic is doing a glucose – Image from Shutterstock Phthalates are a family of chemicals that are used in plastics, fragrances and a variety of other consumer products. Because they serve as

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New Study Reveals Any Amount of Red Meat Increases Your Risk of Premature Death

New Study Reveals Any Amount of Red Meat Increases Your Risk of Premature Death

Livestock production is one of the leading contributors to climate change -- some studies have shown that it produces more greenhouse gases than driving cars -- but have you considered the affect that red

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California Approves BPA Ban for Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups

California Approves BPA Ban for Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups

Good news for parents in the Golden State: This week, the California State Senate voted to ban the chemical bisphenol A from all baby bottles and sippy cups sold in California. BPA was adopted in the

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New Nanoparticle Tattoos Can Monitor Glucose Levels in Diabetics

New Nanoparticle Tattoos Can Monitor Glucose Levels in Diabetics

For some people, staying healthy could require getting some ink. Researchers at MIT recently created a new type of tattoo designed for folks living with diabetes. Once injected, the nanoparticle ink can

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Implantable, Solar-Powered Chip Monitors Blood Sugar Levels

Implantable, Solar-Powered Chip Monitors Blood Sugar Levels

Diabetics rejoice: a new rice-sized, implantable glucose sensor could eliminate the need to use conventional finger-prick monitors. The solar-powered device, dubbed Glucowizzard, is implanted under a

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Color-Changing Contact Lenses Help Diabetics Monitor Glucose Levels

Color-Changing Contact Lenses Help Diabetics Monitor Glucose Levels

Contact lenses have long been a godsend for people who want to ditch their glasses, and now a new, color-changing type of lens could make life a thousand times easier for diabetics. Up until recently,

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