It’s Wednesday. Are you ready for some good news? Of course you are!

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This is a neat medical breakthrough. We’ve got some folks working on a glove that can track blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and even perform an ECG without any blood tests.

The device will consist of a leather glove having photodiodes, capable of converting light into current or voltage, blood pressure and electrocardiography sensors integrated with a central circuit. The measurements will be readable by patients in the form of colour codes that will tell them whether they are at low, high or moderate risk regardless of numeracy and literacy skills.
“It will be linked to a cellphone and the data may be transferred to a physician, if required,” she explained. “The cellphone can provide audio feedback, as well. This will be aligned to the latest guidelines and also be translated to adapt easily to local languages.”

Sounds exciting!

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. Albert Einstein

And now, a story of inspiration.

Now, almost eight years on, Ellie, who attends St Michael’s School in Rowley Regis, has proved to everyone around her that she will not let the meningitis, or her amputations, hold her back. A keen horse rider, she also likes playing with textiles and adores swimming and cookery. She also loves animals and has dreams of either becoming a vet or possibly going into law after school.

Yeah, when Ellie was five, she nearly lost her life from meningitis. She lost most of both of her legs as well as her right arm.

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8

-DALANEL

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