Today’s Solutions: June 12, 2024

Sea cucumbers: The slimy super

Sea cucumbers: The slimy superfood that fights diabetes

Inhabitants of Asian countries have long recognized the sea cucumber's extraordinary health advantages. The medicinal benefits of these gelatinous underwater dwellers certainly sparked our interest. Now, researchers from the University of South Australia discovered that sea cucumbers may Read More...

A young woman diabetic patient using insulin pen for making an insulin injection at home. 

Millions to benefit from drugmaker Eli Lilly's $35 cap on monthly insulin

Last Wednesday, drug producer Eli Lilly announced that the out-of-pocket cost of its insulin will be capped at $35 per month. According to experts, the action could lead other U.S. insulin manufacturers to follow. The adjustment, which Eli Lilly says is effective immediately, brings the Read More...

Cardiogram report, red decorative heart, and stethoscope on table.

Scientists use diabetes medication to treat heart disease

Our bodies have to regulate many processes daily: temperature, hydration, mineral balance, sugar levels, and many more. When these regulating processes get out of whack, this can lead to diseases and other serious health complications. This is exactly what happens in diabetes, where specialized Read More...

Heart Tattoo

Medicinal tattoos that detect blood oxygen levels and more

Most of us remember mood rings, right? Purple meant happy, and black meant stressed and every color in between was every mood in between. Some, even physiologists, believe there is some accuracy to this, corresponding to the temperature of one’s body depending on their mood, but what if there was Read More...

bunch of ripening blueberries

New research opens our eyes to the healing power of blueberries

Scientists at the University of Maine uncovered a new and surprising use for blueberries that goes way beyond smoothies and healthy breakfasts — healing chronic wounds, particularly ulcers from diabetes-related skin pressure. When we hurt ourselves, our wounds heal through a process that Read More...

Cone snail shows its snout and eye as it makes its way across a reef.

Deep sea snail venom lessens pain as well as morphine

Because Asprella cone snails reside at such great depths, scientists have not thoroughly studied them. Now we know, though, that these creatures have an impressive hunting strategery where they use their venom to stun and disorient fish. Then they feast upon the unfortunate fish, like a gory scene Read More...

man sleeps with eye mask

Cut the lights! The case for sleeping in total darkness

New research from scientists at Northwestern Medicine presents a persuasive argument for people to get rid of nightlights and break the common habit of being lulled to sleep by a television program. Why should we sleep in the dark? According to a press release about the study, even a small amount Read More...

Man suffering from itching skin wearing a black t shirt.

How do we measure itchiness?

Doctors commonly ask their patients to rate their pain from one to 10, although it is rare that we would be asked to scale our itchiness in this way. Gauging an itch Some readers may be wondering, why do we even need an itchiness scale? If you've ever had a condition which causes you to Read More...

Two cute Asian children sip on sugary drinks

Researchers propose sticking images of diseased organs on sugary drinks

Scientists from Harvard and the University of North Carolina had a thought—what if unhealthy, sugary snack items were coupled with photos similar to the ones we see on cigarette packs and tobacco? You know, instead of a blackened lung, a sugary beverage would also carry the image of a diseased Read More...

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This insulin patch sticks on the inside of your cheek

According to the CDC, around six million people use insulin to help control their blood sugar in the fight against diabetes. This tedious task of injecting yourself multiple times a day is less than pleasant. Therefore, many research groups globally are looking at better ways to manage this Read More...