Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Red flags could help identify children with serious infections

(PhysOrg.com) -- A set of warning signs -- or red flags -- that can be used routinely by doctors to help spot the few children that may have a serious infection from the many with minor coughs and colds, has been identified ...

Medical research

Healing wounds with cell therapy

Diabetic patients frequently have lesions on their feet that are very difficult to heal due to poor blood circulation. In cases of serious non-healing infections, a decision to amputate could be made. A new therapeutic approach, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Keep the precious eye in check

People with diabetes want to stay active and lead a healthy life free from complications such as kidney disease, heart disease and stroke. However, many patients cannot escape from the common threat of Diabetic Retinopathy, ...

Medical research

Researchers to implant pig cells in diabetics

(AP) -- A New Zealand biotech company began a trial Thursday that will implant cells from newborn pigs into eight human volunteers as an experimental treatment for their diabetes.

Diabetes

Preventing a million diabetic foot amputations

Every 20 seconds someone, somewhere on the planet, loses a foot due to diabetes. Foot ulcers are the starting point of more than 80% of these amputations, and they could be prevented.

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