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Uchek app tests urine for medical issues

By Jane Wakefield, Technology reporter

A smartphone app that uses a phone’s camera to analyse urine and check for a range of medical conditions has been shown off at the TED (Technology, Education and Design) conference in Los Angeles.

Uchek tests for 25 different health issues and could help diagnose and treat diseases in the developing world.

Increasingly mobile health is being talked up as a lifesaver in such areas.

The app is the brainchild of TED fellow Myshkin Ingawale.

“I wanted to get medical health checks into users’ hands,” he told the BBC.

Urine can be tested for the presence of 10 elements – including glucose, proteins and nitrites.

These can be used to pinpoint a range of conditions including diabetes, urinary tract infects, cancers, liver problems as well as being used to keep track of general health.

Users need to collect their urine and dip a standard test strip into it. ….

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Rice, potato & Banana increase the blood glucose level more than sugar

The glycemic index (GI) is an exciting, new approach to preventing obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Sugar makes our blood glucose rise. It’s, but so does a potato and the slice of bread too. Science has proven that all carbohydrates raise the blood glucose levels. Especially, rice and potato increase the blood glucose twice than sugar. The knowledge of glycemic index will help us sort out that how the foods affect our blood glucose levels. 5 grams of potato increase blood sugar level more than the 5 grams of sugar. Rice, potato and corns have properties to increase the body weight. Glycemic index of 100- Sugar, white bread and white bread products, ripe banana’s Glycemic index is greater than 100.

Rice, corn flakes, ice- cream, fried potato – Glycemic index 90 to 99

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