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This week: Wearable tech helps nurses avoid waking sleep-deprived patients - Human bodies getting colder over the past century - Losing tongue fat improves sleep apnea - and more.
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Patients are fitted with wearable body sensors that record vital signs. The technology is being trialled at the 20-bed Kilcoy Hospital until June. It is the first time the technology has been put to the test by an entire hospital. - abc.net.au
A new study shows patients can learn to use an inhaler nearly as easily from a virtual tutorial as from an in-person lesson. - medicaleconomics.com
Adults with type 1 diabetes may benefit from a “meal detection” algorithm that has displayed superior accuracy in determining meal size and timing and shows promise as an additional component of artificial pancreas systems, according to researchers. - healio.com
Losing weight is an effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, but why exactly this is the case has remained unclear. Now, researchers have discovered that improvements in sleep apnea symptoms appear to be linked to the reduction of fat in one unexpected body part, the tongue. - medicalxpress.com
For more than a century, 37 degrees Celsius has been used as a landmark of human health. We've suspected for a while now that the number needs adjusting, but a new study shows it's not for the reasons we thought. - sciencealert.com
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