Testing your blood for diabetes too much is bad for health

January 7, 2016 7:55 am
Testing your blood for diabetes too much is bad for health

In a study released in the BMJ, researchers from Mayo Clinic in the US report a trend toward over-testing glycated haemoglobin (HbA1C) levels in adult patients with type 2 diabetes. Over-testing causes redundancy and waste, says the study team, adding unnecessary costs and time burden for patients and providers. In addition, […]

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Milan and Paris celebrate the wonder of Barbie

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Milan and Paris celebrate the wonder of Barbie

The legendary Barbara Millicent Roberts, better known as Barbie, will be celebrated in France and Italy this coming year in exhibitions – in Milan at the Mudec (Museo delle culture) until March 13, and in Paris at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, from March 10. ‘Barbie – The Icon’ until […]

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Environmentalist Yasmin Rasyid, the fixer who gets things moving

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Environmentalist Yasmin Rasyid, the fixer who gets things moving

There is no stopping her now as environmentalist Yasmin Rasyid intensifies her efforts to influence young minds so that they become more environmentally conscious. Despite managing two non-profit organisations and being a partner in a start-up social enterprise, Yasmin somehow still manages to find time for her family, work and the […]

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