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The tragic story of Raghad Hasoun, the 11-year-old diabetic refugee who died after traffickers threw her insulin overboard

Raghad Hasoun
Published July 29, 2015
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Eyas Hasoun knew that throwing the bag of insulin overboard would mean his daughter’s death, but, faced with a crowd of men armed with assault rifles, he never really had a choice. She died on the fifth day without insulin. “She was fading,” said Mr. Hasoun. “She ...


How can dogs detect hypos? Meet the PhD student trying to find out

Credit: Allison Devereaux/CBC)
Published July 15, 2015
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A Canadian student is hoping to deliver scientific evidence that dogs can be trained to detect changes in blood glucose levels. Catherine Reeve, a PhD student at Dalhousie University, is hoping her study will assist in the training of diabetic service dogs. Hypo alert dogs are specifically ...

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