Month: January 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump has offered China any help needed to combat a deadly outbreak of a coronavirus that has killed 81 people. In a Monday tweet, Trump said, “We are in very close communication with China concerning the virus,” adding, “We have offered China and President Xi (Jinping) any help that is necessary. Our…

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The facility is one of the very few manufacturing facilities in the US with a soft gel capsule (SGC) manufacturing suite for formulations with containment needs, it said. Strides have a portfolio of approved SGCs in the US and other regulated markets. “The inspection outcome will bolster the company’s fast-growing SGC franchise in the US and will…

Black-eyed peas, also known as cowpeas, are a common legume cultivated around the globe. Despite their name, black-eyed peas are not peas but rather a type of bean. They’re generally very pale in color and feature a large black, brown, or red spot that resembles an eye. Black-eyed peas have a strong, savory flavor and…

Most patients with diabetes still rely on finger-prick blood tests to measure their glucose levels. Some use wearable continuous glucose monitors, but even those typically require twice daily calibrations against the finger-prick method. It has been known for a while that an electrocardiogram (ECG) can show signs of abnormal glucose levels, but the reliability of…

Prior studies have shown that abdominal obesity is an important risk factor for having a first heart attack. But until now, the association between abdominal obesity and the risk of a subsequent heart attack or stroke was unknown. The research, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, followed more than 22,000 patients after their…

Marc is an 11-year-old boy who was seen in our hospital’s Urgent Care Clinic after he was referred there from the Emergency Department (ED). His parents had taken him thereafter he told them he wanted to kill himself.  It wasn’t the first time Marc had told his parents he wanted to die. He said the…

Data regarding the dietary habits of tens of thousands of adults in the United States suggest that those who follow healthful low fat and low carb diets have a lower overall death risk. “Diet plays an important role in […] public health, and suboptimal diet is estimated as the first leading cause of death and…

New research shows that artificial intelligence (AI) could someday replace invasive glucose testing. If the technology works, the switch would be particularly significant for individuals with diabetes. Some recent reports in the media suggest that the pace of AI development is slowing down. Despite this, AI developers continue to design cutting-edge technology that promises to, someday, make…