Friday, March 5, 2021

Dogs Could Detect Prostate Cancer from Urine Samples, Finds Study

A new study has shown that dogs could help detect an aggressive form of prostate cancer in urine samples, suggesting that this could pave way for new diagnostic tools. The study, published in the journal PLOS One, also found that the dogs detected prostate cancer with a high degree of accuracy.

Hospitalized COVID Patients with Diabetes More Likely To Die Within 28 Days, Finds Study

A new French study has found that COVID patients with diabetes die within 28 days of hospitalization. The researchers of the study said at least 1 in every 5 diabetic patients with COVID-19 likely to die within a month. Diabetes is one of the biggest risk factors of serious COVID illness.

Obesity Is the Culprit in Over 50% of New Diabetes Cases, Finds Study

A new study, published in the Journal of American Heart Association, has found that obesity is the main culprit in more than 50% of new diabetes cases in the United States. A study, which reviewed two large papers, found that nearly 53% of new diabetes cases were associated with obesity.

Some Older People with Prediabetes Develop Full-Blown Type 2 Diabetes, Study

A new study has found that older people with prediabetes develop full-blown type 2 diabetes; however, that is not the case with younger and middle-aged people. Prediabetes is a potential indicator of full-blown diabetes risk and older adults are vulnerable to it.

Diabetics Should Have More Knowledge of Low Blood Sugar, Suggests Study

A new study by the researchers of John Hopkins University School of Medicine has suggested that doctors should start doing a better job by discussing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) with their diabetic patients, especially those who are on insulin.

New Treatment Found Effective in Preventing Spread of Melanoma, Study

An Australian study has found that a new drug therapy given before surgery is effective in preventing the spread of melanoma, a type of skin cancer. The new drug treatment is called neoadjuvant therapy. The study found that pre-operative targeted immunotherapy was effective in patients with stage 3 melanoma.

Nick Jonas Says Check Your Blood Sugar without Fingersticks in New Ad

In a new Dexcom Diabetes 2021 Super Bowl ad, Nick Jonas is seen asking why people are still pricking their fingers to monitor their blood sugar levels. In the ad, he introduces the Dexcom G6, a glucose monitoring system that checks your blood sugar without fingersticks.