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Finger pricks and daily insulin injections are currently the leading regimen for those with type 1 diabetes, a condition in which the body's insulin producing cells beta cells are destroyed. And it's not foolproof.

Patients can often face risks over overcorrecting their blood sugar levels, which can potentially lead to hypoglycemia – low blood sugar – and coma.

Insulin is responsible for regulating the amount of sugar in the blood, and dysfunctions with it can cause diabetes.

There are two types of diabetes, type 2 diabetes, in which the body becomes insulin...
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Research earlier this year by scientists at Charles Sturt University (CSU) has shown the harmful effects of a toxic weed on kangaroos, prompting calls for strategic investment to control invasive plants in grasslands.

The research—which is published in the...
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The research group recommends that laboratories investigating animal specimens should monitor the susceptibility of bacteria to carbapenems and extended-spectrum cephalosporins due to the NDM and ESBL findings.

In 2015, a New Delhi-metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM) Escherichia coli bacteria was discovered in two Finnish dogs. An article recently published in the journal Eurosurveillance reveals that the dogs' owner did also carry the bacterium. This is presumably the first time in the world...
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I attended the Art of Leadership for Women conference last week and had the pleasure of listening to Tiffany Dufu speak. Tiffany is the founder of a peer coaching company for women and an advocate for the advancement of female professionals. She is also the author of Drop the Ball, a manifesto and memoir about adjusting expectations and enlisting the support of others to live a more meaningful and engaged life.

Tiffany was my favorite speaker of the day thanks to her authentic delivery, humorous anecdotes, and...
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A team of scholars, led by William Taylor of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, analyzed horse remains from an ancient Mongolian pastoral culture known as the Deer Stone-Khirigsuur Culture (ca. 1300-700 BC). Deer stones, with their beautiful deer carvings, and their accompanying stone mounds (khirigsuurs) are famous for the impressive horse burials that are found alongside them in the dozens, hundreds, or even thousands. Through careful study of skeletal remains from these burials,...
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Amy Patterson, 30, died after taking a drug used to put down animals

Two young South Australian women who worked at vet clinics were able to take their own lives with easily accessible drugs used to put down animals, the coroner’s court has heard.

In separate tragedies, 30-year-old vet Amy Patterson was found dead in her Colonel Light Gardens practice while veterinary student...
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As a specialist in emergency and critical care for small animals, my job is to manage the most intensely ill dogs and cats that are presented to the veterinary hospital. Examples include a dog that is hit by a car, a cat in congestive heart failure, a cat having an asthma attack, or a dog with a twisted stomach, among many other case scenarios. Each of these situations is unique in terms of the disease pathology, systemic consequences, treatment options, and prognosis, but there is one unifying thread: all these pets have an owner (aka pet parent) with them who...