HEALTH

Device simulating gastrointestinal tract boon for cheaper drugs

London, April 1 : In a breakthrough, researchers have developed a device that accurately simulates gastrointestinal tract and how it absorbs medication. The discovery could lead to cheaper, more effective medicines. “This device simulates the human gut and its differing pH gradients which play a decisive role in determining the manner in which orally-administered medications are dissolved and then absorbed,” ...

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‘Electronic Skin’: New Hope for Parkinson’s or Epilepsy Patients is Here

Here is a tattoo-like thin wearable device that can store your body information and deliver medicine to your body, besides collecting patient health, treatment and monitoring at one time. Researchers in the US have created an ‘electronic skin’ that can store and transmit data about a person’s movements, receive diagnostic information and release drugs into skin. The technology could aid ...

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Five ways to reduce acne in summer

New Delhi, March 30 : The onset of summer often means a nightmare for people with oily skin. Choose the right skin care products to protect your face from zits, says an expert. Dermatologist Kiran Lohia, managing director of Lumiere Dermatology, shares a few acne defense tips: * Wash your face only twice a day: When you overwash your face, ...

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Hello Ladies! Have fruits for super heart

Washington, March 29 : Reinforcing the importance of developing healthy eating habits early in life, researchers have found that women who eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables are less likely to develop heart diseases. These women are less likely to have plaque build-up in their arteries 20 years later compared with those who consumed lower amounts of these ...

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Be Careful! Anti-aging hormones may have opposite effect

New York, March 29: Do you take anti-aging pills or injections in a quest to replenish youthful hormones to immortalise yourself? Get alarmed as these injections of growth hormone may have the opposite effect as intended. A study reveals that taking growth hormones as an anti-aging strategy may undermine the body’s natural defenses against the diseases of old age. The ...

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