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  • Checking blood glucose levels for everyone, not just for people with diabetes

    So you think you might have diabetes? Or do you just want to find out your blood sugar levels? Here are a few rules to follow before your screening, like fasting overnight and not smoking.

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  • Infrared thermometers: how to take accurate temperatures without mistakes

    Did you know that a contact or contactless infrared thermometer is the quickest way of taking your temperature? It's also very user friendly, but you must take a few minor precautions to get an accurate reading.

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  • Keep calm and carry on: 4 dos and don'ts for treating cuts and grazes

    So you've cut yourself? No worries, just stay cool. There are a few things you need to do to deal with a minor injury, like assessing and staunching the bleeding. Let's find out all about it together.

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  • Automatic blood pressure monitors and irregular heart rate: the case of arrhythmia

    Arrhythmia is a cardiac anomaly that causes irregular sequences of heartbeats; too slow, too fast, or non-linear. In this case, not all blood pressure monitors will help you, and you should use purpose-built products such as the latest generation of automatic digital monitors.

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  • Sprays, nasal washing and nebulizers to help you take a nice big breath

    We all know that we need to take good care of our airways, but what's the best thing to use? Let's find out together what choices there are, based on the condition: from nasal rinsing to guard against colds, nasal washing for rhinitis, to nebulizing for more serious inflammation and asthma.

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  • Colonic irrigation: enema kit or enema spray with a rigid or a soft nozzle?

    These words might make it seem like a children’s game, but it isn't. We're talking about products to help you do colonic irrigation yourself at home, conveniently and with peace of mind, without having to go to the doctor or the hospital. Let's go through all the solutions that might work for you - and your intestines.

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  • The causes of fever: a defensive weapon against viruses and bacteria

    Fever is not just a symptom of infection: it's the body's defensive reaction against attack by viruses and bacteria. So what are its causes?

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  • Stories and interesting facts about 10 famous people with diabetes

    Actors, writers, musicians and Nobel Prize winners: diabetes even happens to celebrities. Here's a list of VIPs and great performers who live with diabetes. It’s not a question of people with diabetes following their example just because they happen to have it too - it's simply a list of interesting facts and sometimes rather bizarre anecdotes - about their diets and habits.

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  • The future of diabetes: an artificial pancreas and oral insulin

    The latest advancements in diabetes treatment, from an artificial pancreas to insulin pills, could change the quality of life of people who have it in just a few years. These are new devices and drugs that are the result of multidisciplinary studies involving technology, biomedicine and mathematics.

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