Trump is losing the trade war, according to his favorite measure

Rick Loomis/Getty Images President Donald Trump has made the reduction of the US trade deficit one of the key measures of success in his trade fights with China, the European Union, and Canada. According to new data, the US trade deficit is growing, despite Trump’s tariffs. The deficits between the US and Trump’s main trade […]

High blood pressure: How should I measure BP readings? – Don’t use this machine

High blood pressure is diagnosed through repeated measurements over the course of several days. These are taken using machines wrapped around the wrist or arm, among others. However, one machine could be better than another. “Don’t use the wrist monitor as they’re pretty unreliable,” said Graham MacGregor, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Queen Mary University, […]

Diabetes: Six times to measure your blood sugar levels

Diabetes type 1 sufferers need to control blood sugar levels to avoid complications. The condition is caused by the immune system attacking the pancreas, stopping it producing insulin and removing the body’s ability to control blood sugar. Symptoms of the condition include extreme thirst, hunger and unexplained weight loss. If blood sugar levels get too […]

Diabetes: How to measure blood sugar levels – what you must know to stay safe

Diabetes type 1 and type 2 occur due to problems with the hormone insulin, meaning the body can’t maintain its blood sugar levels. Symptoms of the condition include an increased thirst and hunger, and needing the toilet more regularly. Diabetics need to monitor their blood sugar levels regularly to avoid having high blood sugar. If […]

Diabetes news: New skin patch will measure glucose levels without need for finger-prick

PAINFUL finger-prick blood sugar tests could become a thing of the past after British scientists developed a skin test to measure glucose levels in sweat. The adhesive patch measures blood sugar without piercing the skin by drawing glucose from fluid between cells across hair follicles.