Her Chronic Pain Was a Medical Mystery. Was It an Unexplained Condition?

Leslie Levine’s searing pains started the day after Thanksgiving in 2006. They began in her toes, which turned strangely dark. Then the agony crept upward.” It felt like my legs were being dipped in simmering petroleum 24/7 ,” she said. The emergency room and a series of physicians could do little but scratch their heads…

The FDA has approved a blood sugar monitor that doesn’t require a finger prick

Further proof the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been warming up to modern technology — it has just approved the first continuous blood sugar monitorthat doesn’t require the user to prick themselves over and over for a blood sample. Today, the FDA cleared Abbot’s FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, a device that uses…

Americans are fatter than ever, CDC receives

( CNN) The results are in from the one of the largest and broadest surveys of health in the United States. And although many of the findings are encouraging — more Americans had health insurance and fewer smoked cigarettes in 2015 than in previous years — the gains were overshadowed by rising rates of obesity…

The Number Of Adults With Diabetes Has Quadrupled To 422 Million

By Kate Kelland LONDON( Reuters) – The number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled worldwide in under four decades to 422 million, and the condition is fast becoming a major problem in poorer countries, a World Health Organization study indicated on Wednesday. In one of the largest studies to date of diabetes trends, the researchers…

Google’s AI Reads Retinas to Prevent Blindness in Diabetics

Getty Images Google’s artificial intelligence can play the ancient game of Go better than any human. It can identify faces, recognise spoken words, and pull answers to your questions from the web. But the promise is that this same kind of technology will soon handle far more serious run than playing games and feeding smartphone…

A reservation town fighting alcoholism, obesity and ghosts from the past

In the Native American community of Blackwater, Arizona, gambling money follows from nearby casinos but personal incomes remain among the lowest in the US. Chris McGreal visits for the last in his series on Americas poorest towns Chuck Morgan is back where he began. Almost. There used to be an old build, like a barn,…