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Archive for: January, 2014
Sugar sensing contact lenses for diabetics

The Google lab is renowned for its unusual and futuristic projects and its most recent development doesn’t disappoint- sugar sensing contact lenses that could help diabetics manage their blood sugar levels. Diabetes is a condition that affects 1 in every 19 people on the planet, meaning that a large proportion of the population face the Read More

Fit or Fat?

Well, it is the New Year and everyone is talking about fitness. There are many different groups of people. There are those that are very stoically opposed to more exercise, saying that they are not changing anything just because it is 2011. At the other end of the scale, there are those that are jumping into the New Year with gusto, with hundreds of fitness-related resolutions to stick to. In between, are the rest of us, wanting to get more fit and healthy, but trying to make sure that we can actually stick to what we plan (at least for the first few months!!).

Marmite Love or Hate?

Yes, Marmite, the brains behind a very brave advertising campaign, inviting you to either love or hate their product. But an interesting article in the Daily Mail tells that if you love marmite, this may also boost heart attack victims chances of survival.

Permanent Tan or Holiday Bronze?

In the UK, considering the appalling weather that we often experience, a big reason for going on holiday is often to get that elusive tan. We come home from our beach holiday, relaxed and refreshed, proud to show off our tan and hear the cries of ‘You look well’ from others left languishing in the office!

Dolphins and Diabetes

I read a fascinating article in the Times the other day – according to new research, bottlenosed dolphins are the only animals apart from humans to develop a natural form of type 2 diabetes. The discovery offers important insights into a disease that affects an estimated 2.75 million adults in Britain.

Antony Worrall Thompson and Diabetes

In 2003, the star of programmes like Ready Steady Cook, was diagnosed with syndrome X or borderline diabetes – this can lead to type 2 diabetes. Sufferers of the condition should avoid obesity, smoking, and high blood sugar levels’