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Heart health can be monitored by wearable soft electronic mesh

Scientists have developed a soft mesh that can record signals from the heart and muscles, paving the way for a new generation of flexible wearable health monitoring devices. The implantable device provides information on muscle and cardiac dysfunctions, and thus could be implemented for pain relief, rehabilitation and prosthetic motor control. It is the first soft implant that can record ...

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“Three-in-one” pill points to better hypertension treatment: Aussie study

A new medical pill has significantly helped more patients hit blood pressure targets than conventional medication, pointing to better treatment of hypertension worldwide, according to latest Australian-led trials.   The low-dose “three-in-one” pill helped 70 percent of patients to lower their blood pressure compared to just over half receiving normal care, the George Institute for Global Health said in a ...

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Healthy fat cells uncouple obesity from diabetes: Study

Turns out, studying about the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in fat metabolism might help to explore alternative ways to control obesity and type 2 diabetes that may involve the use of therapies.   People with type 2 diabetes cannot effectively use insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas that helps the body turn blood sugar (glucose) into energy.  According ...

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Disabled children waiting too long for NHS wheelchairs

NHS England misses target for delivery of wheelchairs to more than 5,000 children Thousands of disabled children in England who need a wheelchair are waiting more than the four-month target for the equipment to be delivered, analysis has revealed. The NHS standard is for children to receive a wheelchair within 18 weeks from the time of referral, but in 2017-18 ...

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Checking emails after work damages your health, your relationships

Does your boss expects you to be ever-connected on emails and work without boundaries? If so, besides causing harm to your health and well-being, it could also lead to conflict in family relationships, a new study has revealed.   Stress due to employers’ expectations of work during non-working hours brings strain in the family ties as the employee is unable ...

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New blood test could predict kidney cancer 5 years before diagnosis

According to a study, a blood test could predict kidney cancer risk and survival, five years prior to its diagnosis.   Kidney-injury-molecule-1 (KIM-1) can be detected in the urine and blood and is generally present at low levels in healthy individuals. In a new study, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital explored whether a blood test can detect higher concentrations ...

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Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone

Beni, Aug 12 : In a new reminder of the dangers in containing an Ebola outbreak in a war zone, suspected rebels killed seven people overnight in northeastern Congo and sent residents fleeing, an official said Saturday. Global health officials have warned that combating this virus outbreak is complicated by multiple armed groups in the mineral-rich region and a restless ...

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Asthma ups risk of COPD in women

According to a study, more than four in 10 women with asthma are more likely to develop the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).   COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that obstructs airflow from the lungs.  The researchers at American Thoracic Society examined risk factors for developing asthma and COPD overlap syndrome, known as ACOS. Those who develop ACOS ...

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New cure for migraine: First drug to prevent severe headaches approved by EU

The first drug to prevent migraine has been approved by European health officials. According to a report in The Guardian, the drug Erenumab will now be examined by English and Scottish health agencies to determine if it is viable to be used by officials of National Health Service. Manufacturers of Erenumab, Novartis, however, have said that the drug can be ...

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‘More screen time increases risk of obesity’

Parents, please take note: If your child spends more than one to two hours on screen-based devices such as computers, phones, tablets, video games or TV, they may be at a higher risk of developing obesity, warns American Heart Association in an advisory.   The new scientific statement, published in the journal Circulation, says that screen-based devices are associated with ...

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