Jamaican, Nigerian scientists tackle diabetes foot complications, amputations
Medical experts in Jamaica and Nigeria have expressed concern over the rising scourge of diabetes foot complications, resulting in an increase in amputation in Nigeria.
Capsules made from algae could stop need for amputations
Capsules containing algae could stop thousands of people needing amputations, scientists believe. The aquatic organisms, similar to plants in the garden pond, increase blood flow to damaged limbs, animal research has found. Experts hope it will treat patients with critical limb ischaemia (CLI), which can be caused by smoking, diabetes or obesity. Current treatment methods…