Ascensia, Glooko improve diabetes management through new partnership

  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Ascensia Diabetes Care and Glooko on Tuesday announced a global technology partnership designed to bring together their diabetes management solutions and improve diabetes data management and analytics. “Glooko’s Diabetes Data Management Platform has become widely used for both personal and clinical diabetes data analytics and decision support,” stated Michael …

Medical News Today: High blood pressure: More than 100 new genetic risk regions uncovered

High blood pressure is a key risk factor for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. In a new study, researchers reveal the discovery of more than 100 genes associated with high blood pressure, bringing us closer to personalized treatment strategies for the condition. Researchers have pinpointed 107 new genetic regions …

Stress-Busting Tips

— Lying around your home watching TV isn’t always the best way to unwind. Police dramas, the news — even sports programming — can be stress-inducing. Plus, it’s a passive activity, and mildly addictive, and nowhere near as relaxing as many other options you can choose. Here are five ways to relax at home that …

Nearly half of women treated for breast cancer suffer severe side effects

Source: Burger / Phanie / Science Photo Library Some 45% of women reported at least one toxicity-related side effect that they ranked as either ‘severe’ or ‘very severe’ Nearly half of women being treated for early-stage invasive breast cancer report suffering ‘severe’ or ‘very severe’ side effects from their drugs, according to research published in …

Ways to Stay Active in Winter

SATURDAY, Jan. 28, 2017 — Adults should get at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day — even in the depths of winter, a leading group of dietary and nutrition professionals advises. And children should get at least an hour of daily exercise, whatever the weather, the experts at the American Academy of Nutrition …

Pharmacy funding cuts: the story so far

Source: Javier Maria Trigo Gonzalez / MAG / Shutterstock.com A timeline of the pharmacy funding cuts can be found here. On 17 December 2015, the Department of Health (DH) sent a letter to Sue Sharpe, chief executive of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC), announcing that there would be a 6% cut to funding for …

Medical News Today: Bulimia symptoms reduced with electrical brain stimulation

King’s College London researchers have discovered that core bulimia nervosa symptoms such as binge eating and restricting food intake are reduced by delivering noninvasive electrical stimulation to certain areas of the brain. This therapy may prove beneficial for the 1-2 percent of women in the United States who experience bulimia during their lifetime. King’s …