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How can dogs detect low blood sugar in people with diabetes?

Some people with Type 1 diabetes have trained their pups to alert them when their blood sugar is dangerously low. How do they do it?<p>It turns out that the key is the sense of smell. Researchers at the University of Cambridge published results this week of a new study finding that during a …

Scientific breakthrough may limit damage caused by heart attacks - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

La Jolla, Calif., June 30, 2016 (embargoed until 5:00 A.M. EST) — A research advance from the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute …

The Sound of Your Voice May Diagnose Disease

There’s long been talk in medicine about the need to listen more to the patient voice — and now that mantra is being taken literally.<p>Academics and …

More U.S. babies with Zika-related birth defects reported by health agency | Reuters

(Reuters) - Three more babies have been born in the United States with birth defects likely linked to Zika virus infections, while another lost pregnancy was linked to the virus, according to figures updated by health officials on Thursday.<p>Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen inside Oxitec laboratory …

Public Health

I'm a Doctor Who Thinks America Should Let People Inject Heroin Safely

I know there's a lot more we could be doing for heroin users who haven't quit yet.<p><i>This piece was published in partnership with the Influence.</i><p>I was rushing to the subway in the South Bronx, where I live and work, when I passed by a young man sleeping in a shopping cart. I sometimes see syringes on …

New study shows chronic fatigue syndrome may have to do with gut microbes

Chronic fatigue syndrome, perhaps more than any other disease, has a bad rap. It makes you debilitatingly tired from normal tasks but no amount of rest can help. There's no blood test or other easily read biomarkers, so many doctors are reluctant to diagnose the condition no matter how bad things …

Microbiology

A Big Breakthrough for Ovarian Cancer Patients

Tesaro's PARP-inhibitor niraparib just delivered remarkable results when used in previously treated ovarian cancer patients.<p>A savvy decision by <b>Tesaro</b> …