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Type-2 diabetes Patients Should Cut Down Food To Reduce Blood Glucose Levels

Diabetes symptoms include frequent urination and problems sleeping. Cutting down on one food group can help reduce blood sugar spikes. Type-2 diabetes develops most often in middle-aged and older adults but can appear in young people too. 

Symptoms Of Diabetes

Diabetes is extremely common and around 3.7 million people in Britain suffer from the condition. Of those diagnosed, 90% of cases are type-2 and 10% are type-1. Unfortunately, it's a growing epidemic and if nothing changes, more than five million people will have diabetes in the UK by 2025. Common symptoms of type-2 diabetes include frequent urination, a sudden increase in appetite, moods swings and problems sleeping.

Align Body's Internal Clock: Researchers Say

Researchers have linked circadian health to the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegeneration. It’s also known that the timing of meals and medicines can influence how they are metabolized.

Body’s internal clock, the circadian rhythm regulates an enormous variety of processes: when you sleep and wake, when you’re hungry, when you’re most productive. Given its palpable effect on so much of our lives, it’s not surprising that it has an enormous impact on our health as well.

Regional Anesthetic Technique Increased The Rate Of Surgery

Regional anesthetic technique increased the success of surgery even one year after the procedure, according to a study comparing regional anesthetic and local anesthetic technique at the time of surgery. Researchers investigators examined patients who received a surgically created fistula to enable dialysis for end-stage kidney disease. The study was published in The Lancet.

Cardiac Muscle Cells From Stem Cells

Scientists have for the first time succeeded in generating beating cardiac muscle cells from special stem cells. They may provide a new approach for the treatment of heart attacks. Myocardial infarction is commonly known as a heart attack is still one of the main causes of death.

According to the Federal Statistical Office, more than 49,00 people died of its consequences. And yet the mortality after a heart attack has greatly decreased over the past decades: As compared to the early 1990s, it has more than halved until 2015, according to the German Society of Cardiology (DGK). The reasons for this include better prevention, therapy, and rehabilitation.

Electron Microscopy Revealed Biological Molecules At Atomic Level

A “world-class” £5 million structural biology center housing a cutting-edge electron microscope has opened in Glasgow. The microscope, which the center said is the first of its kind in Scotland, will be used to image biological molecules at the atomic level.

Scientists said the technology will be used to support research into diseases posing the greatest threat to human and animal health, boosting capabilities in areas such as vaccine development, cancer research, and drug design and discovery.