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 … [Read more...] about How do we measure itchiness?
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 … [Read more...] about Researchers propose sticking images of diseased organs on sugary drinks
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 … [Read more...] about This insulin patch sticks on the inside of your cheek
Diabetes treatment has long relied on insulin, which is known for regulating blood glucose levels. However, scientists at the Salk Institute have made an exciting discovery - another molecular pathway that regulates blood glucose. This may potentially open up an alternate avenue … [Read more...] about FGF1 hormone could offer new and improved diabetes treatment
A study carried out at the University of Birmingham has found that contraceptive pills may offer more than just their primary role as birth control. It was found that for people with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the pill reduced their chance of diabetes by a … [Read more...] about Benefits of the contraceptive pill include diabetes prevention