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Lowering diabetes risk with water?

Home-grown water treatment specialist Hyflux has ventured into the biomedical field with its own brand of “living water”. (read more)

Type 2 diabetes is increasingly common in tweens and teens

For years, health experts have bemoaned the rise of childhood obesity in the United States. About 17 percent of kids and teens in the U.S. are considered obese, a figure that has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (read more)

Google’s health moonshot comes back to Earth

The first of 10,000 volunteers will soon walk into labs at Stanford and Duke to subject themselves to a two-day battery of tests. They’ll provide a blood sample for DNA sequencing and a stool sample for a gut bacteria scan; receive a chest X-ray and electrocardiogram; and take a psychological assessment. Participants will be asked if they’re willing to share electronic health records and insurance claims, and later, may be asked to share records of phone, text, and social media activity. All will go home with a sleep sensor and a special wristwatch meant to measure their heart rate, sweat, and steps for the next four years. (read more)