'Magic toilet' could monitor users' health, say researchers

System of sensors and cameras would turn loo into ‘daily clinic’ and detect problems earlyA smart toilet boasting pressure sensors, artificial intelligence and a camera has been unveiled by researchers who say it could provide a valuable way to keep tabs on our health.The model is the latest version of an idea that has been around forseveral years: a system that examines our daily movements in an effort to spot the emergence of diseases. Such an approach, experts say, has an advantage over wearable devices, since individuals do not need to remember to use the system.Continue reading...
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Authors: Ahmad I, Verma S, Noohu MM, Shareef MY, Hussain ME Abstract OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of sensorimotor and gait training on proprioception, nerve function, and muscle activation in diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) patients. METHODS: Thirty-eight (25 male and 13 female) participants with DPN were selected and randomly allocated to intervention and control group. Participants in the intervention group were provided sensorimotor and gait training for eight weeks (3 days/week) along with diabetes and foot care education; participants in the control group received diabetes and foot care education...
Source: Journal of Musculoskeletal Neuronal Interactions - Category: Neurology Tags: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact Source Type: research
Authors: Bartels SJ, Baggett TP, Freudenreich O, Bird BL Abstract People with serious mental illness are at disproportionate risk of COVID-19 morbidity and mortality because of high rates of risk factors that directly parallel those related to poor coronavirus outcomes, including smoking, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, along with housing instability, homelessness, food insecurity, and poverty. Community-based behavioral health organizations are also at risk of adverse outcomes because of dramatic declines in revenues and a diminished workforce. The State of Massachusett...
Source: Psychiatric Services - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates the importance of psychosocial factors in addition to physiological variables in the development of depressive symptoms and incident MDD in people with type 2 diabetes. Stressful life events, depressive symptoms and diabetes-related distress all play a significant role which has implications for practice. A more holistic approach to care, which recognises the interplay of these psychosocial factors, may help to mitigate their impact on diabetes self-management as well as MDD, thus early screening and treatment for symptoms is recommended. PMID: 32484148 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: Diabetes, but not prediabetes, is associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke and post-stroke dementia. PMID: 32489021 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In men with diabetes, NC was inversely associated with cerebral gray matter volume. The link between neck anthropometry and brain aging in diabetic men warrants further consideration. PMID: 32483016 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord Source Type: research
Publication date: 15 October 2020Source: Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 398Author(s): Huishang Yang, Chen Lai, Chengkai Xuan, Muyuan Chai, Xuemin Liu, Yunhua Chen, Xuetao Shi
Source: Chemical Engineering Journal - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is associated with increased fracture risk but we do not know what affects this risk. We investigated the risk of hip and non-vertebral fractures in diabetes and whether this risk was affected by age, gender, body mass index, diabetes ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
AIMS: To identify risk factors for falls in older people with diabetes mellitus (DM) and to develop a low-cost fall risk screening tool. METHODS: Older adults with DM (n = 103; age = 61.6 + 6.0 years) were recruited from diabetic clinics. Demographic, ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
By Cecilia RussellMILAN, Italy, Jun 4 2020 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the inherent fragility of food systems, Marta Antonelli told an international video conference organised by the Barilla Center for Food Nutrition (BCFN). However, she said, it also offered an opportunity to reset the way food is produced, distributed and consumed. The pandemic disrupted the food system, triggering food insecurity and resulted in sharp increases in the cost of food – up to 10 per cent in sub-Saharan Africa. Jobs were lost, children who received one meal a day at school lost access to this source of nutrition, and ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Food & Agriculture Global Globalisation Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutritio Source Type: news
Condition:   Diabetes Mellitus Interventions:   Drug: Oral Anti-diabetes Drugs alone;   Drug: Basal bolus insulin;   Drug: Supplemental insulin;   Device: (Optional) FreeStyle Libre Pro Flash Glucose Monitoring System Sponsors:   Emory University;   National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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