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Eye Scanner to monitor Blood Glucose now Underway

January 19, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 1

Diabetics may soon be using their eyes too to monitor their blood glucose at home. An eye scanner as big as a cellular phone is currently being developed in the United States by Oculir Inc. to help diabetics avoid painful pinprick tests to measure blood sugar levels. » Continue Reading

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Corneal Transplant

March 24, 2017 Category :Health Watch 0

Cornea is the front part of our eyes. It is the transparent part of our eye that covers the pupil, iris and retina.

Corneal Transplant is a surgical procedure where a portion of our cornea is removed and replaced with a portion of the cornea from a donor. Corneal Transplant also known as keratoplasty is performed 400,000 times in America only. With this numbers, we can only imagine the importance of this procedure.

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Check Blood Sugar via Eye Scanner

January 30, 2015 Category :Healthy News 0

Finger picking to draw blood to test glucose levels is one major obstacle that many diabetics face to regularly monitor blood sugar. Fear of pain and the hassle of performing the rigorous procedure get in the way for successful blood sugar monitoring. This has drive scientists to find noninvasive ways to measure blood glucose levels without drawing blood, puncturing the skin, or causing pain or trauma.

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Allowed to Grow Older

January 7, 2012 Category :Health Watch 0

There’s a saying in the vernacular (Tagalog), “Ang masamang damo ay matagal mamatay.”Translated literally, “Bad grasses (thorns and thistles) live longer.”This refers to the perception that wicked people or bad guys outlive their righteous counterparts—which has no statistical or scientific basis. You would also hear people say, “Ang bait mo naman, sana kunin ka no ni Lord” (“You’re so kind, may the Lord take you to heaven”). These messages seem to indicate that longevity rests on whether you are good or bad, preferably the latter, if you want to live longer.

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When the Time to Retire is Not Yet Right?

November 5, 2011 Category :People and Places| Retirement Tips 0

A resounding NO! comes from Dr. Milagros de Lara when asked if she’s already on the road to retirement. Dr. de Lara—an adult cardiologist, hospital administrator and president of the Board of Trustees of the Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Bocaue, Bulacan—says that while some of her medicine school classmates are already on their way to a retiree’s life, her time to do so hasn’t come just yet.

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