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Friday, December 4, 2015

Health Research: Stretchable, wearable sensor made with chewing gum ♦ Understanding why group singing helps in dementia ♦Swimming devices could deliver drugs inside the body

Experts urge early evaluation of fracture risk in diabetics Despite an up to six-fold increased risk of fragility fractures in type 1 diabetes mellitus patients, there is a general lack of knowledge about the complex relationship between bone and diabetes. In order to promote understanding of the latest advances and to encourage early evaluation of fracture risk, a group of experts has now published a scientific review which highlights new information regarding fracture risk in T1DM patients
Swimming devices could deliver drugs inside the body A new method of guiding microscopic swimming devices has the potential to deliver drugs to a targeted location inside the body, according to new research. These devices, which are a similar size to cells and bacteria -- around a hundredth of the average diameter of a strand of human hair -- could be used to deliver drugs to a specific location inside the body or outside of the body to diagnose diseases in blood samples.
Understanding why group singing helps in dementia Couples where one partner is suffering from dementia can benefit from taking part in group singing.
Stretchable, wearable sensor made with chewing gum Body Sensors now allow any wearer to easily track heart rate, steps and sleep cycles around the clock. Soon, they could become even more versatile -- with the help of chewing gum. Scientists report a unique sensing device made of gum and carbon nanotubes that can move with your most bendable parts and track your breathing.

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