Healthier Lives for All?

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Longevity has published a report which finds that people are being diagnosed with a long term condition earlier than ever, and that this is even more pronounced in poorer …

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Abbott glucose monitor shortages

In an article on the BBC website, Abbott reveals that supplies of its Freestyle Libre Sensor are delayed by two or three weeks. This is one of the most popular monitoring devices, so shortages will affect …

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New British Thoracic Society Asthma Guideline for 2019

The British Thoracic Society (BTS) have updated their Guideline for 2019. There are some changes to diagnosis, monitoring asthma, and new information about identifying people with asthma who are at risk from asthma attack. There are …

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Defusing the ticking time bomb – with soft drinks?

Diabetes has been in the headlines again this week, for very contrasting reasons. In this article in the Diabetes Times, Diabetes UK has analysed data from 2016-17 and found that 6,836 children and young adults aged …

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Tell Us News Not History!

Research is a very strange thing.  The topics selected by researchers do not seem to have any direction.  They are selected at the whim of the researcher who decides what question needs to be addressed.  Consequently, …

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The safety and efficacy of SGLT2 inhibitors

Since the SGLT-2 inhibitors have been launched there have been studies that have suggested potential concerns such as ketoacidosis and amputation and those that have demonstrated positive benefits on cardiovascular outcomes. This meta-analysis of the drugs …

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