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Progress made on a ‘bionic pancreas’ for diabetics

 Scientists have made big progress on a “bionic pancreas” to free some people with diabetes from the daily ordeal of managing their disease. A wearable, experimental device passed a real-world test, constantly monitoring blood sugar and automatically giving insulin or a sugar-boosting drug as needed, doctors said Sunday. The device improved blood-sugar control more than

No Pain No Gain as Tattoo Regret Fueling Laser Removals

 Jimmy McManus slides up his shorts and points a laser at his inked thigh to show how he can blast off unwanted tattoos. The part-time electrician began offering the service at Chapel Tattoo in Melbourne eight months ago to address a byproduct of the global body art boom: tattoo regret. Removing the skin designs has