Boy first to receive artificial pancreas

Xavier Hames, a four-year-old boy from Perth with type one diabetes, has become the first person in the world to receive an artificial pancreas to help manage the disease. He has received a new insulin pump system, which was developed through clinical trials conducted around Australia. The pump has the capacity to predict low glucose … Continue reading Boy first to receive artificial pancreas

Gut microbes protect from multiple sclerosis

Two new papers add to the growing evidence of the impact on health from gut microbes. The recent research identifies two new linkages – one good and one bad. One of the studies suggests a common gut microbe, Helicobacter pylori (that is linked to stomach ulcers and cancer), might curb the risk of developing multiple sclerosis … Continue reading Gut microbes protect from multiple sclerosis