Day: October 13, 2020

Study shows the major impact of diabetes on the risk of falls

New research presented at this year’s annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year (21-25 September), shows that having type 1 diabetes (T1D) is associated with a 33% increase in the risk of falls compared with the general population, while having type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with a 19% increased risk of falls. The study is by Nicklas Rasmussen, Steno Diabetes Center and North Jutland Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark, and colleagues.

People with diabetes can be at increased risk of falls as they tend to have more complications (for example high and low blood sugar), and use of medication compared with the general population without diabetes. This study aimed to estimate the risk of falls and to identify risk factors associated with increased falls in people with diabetes compared with the general population. The second aim was to estimate fall-related

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Has Trump’s return sent White House staff in ‘full-blown freak-out’ mode? Internet prays for their health

President Donald Trump got discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and returned to the White House on Monday, October 5, to continue his fight against Covid-19, after his medical team warned that he “may not entirely be out of the woods yet”. As soon as he got discharged people started slamming him for his early return and putting everyone in the White House at risk. The Internet also drew comparisons between his return and Herman Cain’s death, who succumbed to Covid-19 on July 30, 2020.

Dressed in a navy suit and tie and wearing a face mask, Trump walked out of Walter Reed on his own. Upon walking out the doors of the hospital, he made a low fist pump and gave a thumbs up to the press as he got into a black SUV to head to Marine One. He teased his return to the White House

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‘We’re a tech company’: Russia’s Sberbank bets big on strategy shift

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Sberbank SBER.MM, Russia’s dominant lender, is planning one of the biggest reinventions in its 179-year history as it seeks to join the likes of Apple and Google in the global pantheon of Big Tech.

A SberPortal device, smart speaker with tablet attached, is seen in this undated handout picture. SberDevices/Handout via REUTERS

The company, which is dropping the word “bank” from its logo as part of this drive, gave Reuters a preview of the devices it has developed to lead its charge – including a TV streaming box, virtual assistant and smart speaker – ahead of their official unveiling on Thursday.

Sberbank’s Chief Technology Officer David Rafalovsky also said in an interview that it was launching “SmartMarket”, an equivalent to Apple’s AppStore or Google Play.

“It’s a huge investment, not a big investment. Even for a successful company, it’s a huge investment,” he said about the

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