Artificial pancreas shown to improve treatment of type 1 diabetes

http://ift.tt/1Fy8hgG The world’s first clinical trial comparing three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes demonstrates that the external artificial pancreas improves glucose control and reduces the risk of hypoglycemia compared to conventional diabetes treatment.

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New test to measure HDL cholesterol can predict cardiovascular risk

http://ift.tt/1AUtV0v Changes to the “good cholesterol” HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) can be associated with cardiovascular diseases, researchers report. By developing a new laboratory test, scientists have demonstrated for the first time that the presence of certain proteins in the HDL can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality.