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Make way for electronic skin tattoos which can monitor blood pressure

The graphene-based electronic tattoo developed by scientists from Tsinghua University in China can be easily transferred onto various surfaces such as the human skin. Chinese scientists have developed skin-like electronic tattoos, that could be used to monitor health parameters such as blood pressure and body temperature in real time. The …

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Indian-origin scientist finds solutions to end ageing

Dr Keshav K Singh, a professor of genetics, pathology and environmental health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has demonstrated how boosting the function of the mitochondria, the powerhouse of cells, makes wrinkles disappear and restores hair growth. Kaya kalpa, the ancient Indian concept of rejuvenation, is being scientifically …

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Passive smoking dangerous for pregnant women, causes stillbirths

An analysis revealed that in Armenia, Indonesia, Jordan, Bangladesh and Nepal more than 50% of pregnant women reported exposure to household secondhand smoke. WASHINGTON: In developing countries around the world especially in Asia, secondhand smoke causes thousands of stillbirths every year. Exposure to secondhand smoke during pregnancy increases the risk …

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CT scans may increase brain cancer risk

CT scans are sometimes used to identify conditions associated with an increased tumour risk. LONDON: CT scans, commonly used in medical imaging, may increase the risk of brain tumours, a study has found. The use of computed tomography (CT) scans has increased dramatically over the last two decades. CT scans …

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Lung disease patients with dementia could improve due to oxygen therapy

An improvement in cerebral oxygen delivery and neurovascular function might provide a physiological link between oxygen therapy and a reduced risk of dementia. Administering additional oxygen improves the function of the brain’s blood vessels in dementia patients suffering with lung disease, finds a study. Research has shown that individuals with …

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