Health tech: E-tattoo enables accurate, uninterrupted heart monitoring beats regular ECG

Engineers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a new ‘e-tattoo’ that could enable easier and more accurate heart monitoring than the current technology allows

Health tech: E-tattoo enables accurate, uninterrupted heart monitoring beats regular ECGCurrently, doctors use electrocardiographs (ECG) to monitor the heart – a technology that has not changed in any significant way for almost a century. A new wearable technology made from stretchy, lightweight material could make heart health monitoring easier and more accurate than existing electrocardiograph machines — a technology that has changed little in almost […]

New blood test predicts stroke risk in patients with diabetes

Having diabetes is a risk factor for many other health conditions, including stroke

New blood test predicts stroke risk in patients with diabetes“To be successful at preventing strokes from occurring, we first need to accurately identify those who are likely to have a stroke so we can target stroke prevention therapies to the correct at-risk people,” says Frederick Korley, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Michigan Medicine. Korley is the author of a new […]

Using pedometers to count your steps could help make you healthier, study finds

People who track their daily steps may not only be more active, they may also be less likely to develop health problems that lead to events like heart attacks or broken bones, a new study suggests

Using pedometers to count your steps could help make you healthier, study findsResearchers examined data on 1,297 participants from clinical trials that randomly assigned half of the people to track steps with pedometers over 12 weeks while the rest of them did no tracking at all. When they joined the trial, people took about 7,500 steps a day and got 90 minutes a week of moderate to […]

Excess body fat tied to fatal prostate cancers, reveals study

Many studies have found that obesity is associated with an increased risk for prostate cancer. Now a new study suggests that the degree of risk may depend on where in the body the fat is. Fat in the thighs and abdomen was associated with advanced prostate cancer

Excess body fat tied to fatal prostate cancers, reveals studyMany studies have found that obesity is associated with an increased risk for prostate cancer. Now a new study suggests that the degree of risk may depend on where in the body the fat is. Fat in the thighs and abdomen was associated with advanced prostate cancers. The report, in the journal Cancer, included 1,832 Icelandic […]

Coffee burns calories, promotes weight loss reveal researchers

Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate 'brown fat', the body's own fat-fighting defences, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes

Coffee burns calories, promotes weight loss reveal researchersToday’s modern world has made us into coffee-crazed fanatics. With quick turnaround times, approaching deadlines and instantaneous results, getting left behind on the daily report is the last thing we want, and coffee is one of the few drinks that can help us stay awake long enough to send that email. But between all this […]

Young women who smoke face highest risk of major heart attack, cautions study

Smoking increases both men’s and women’s risk of a major heart attack at all ages, but women smokers have a significantly higher increased risk compared to men, especially women under 50 years old, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Young women who smoke face highest risk of major heart attack, cautions studyDespite the increased risk, smokers can reduce their risk to that of a never smoker in as little as a month after quitting. Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for women and men worldwide, and acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is among the most life-threatening forms of heart disease. STEMI […]

Cocoa shells may help prevent obesity-induced insulin resistance, finds study

Obesity alters cells in ways that can lead to long-term health problems. Examples of obesity-induced cell changes include inflammation and damage to metabolic functions, such as the ability to use insulin and make energy

Cocoa shells may help prevent obesity-induced insulin resistance, finds studyNow, new research from the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign and other institutions has shown that extract of cocoa bean shells contains three compounds that could potentially reduce or prevent some of these cell changes. Cocoa, green tea, and coffee also contain the same three compounds, which are: protocatechuic acid, epicatechin, and procyanidin B2. A […]

#WorldVitiligoDay: Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skin

Millions of people worldwide have vitiligo, a condition that causes the skin to lose its natural colour, resulting in patches of light skin. Although the white or light patches do not typically cause other symptoms, the condition can cause low self-esteem and depression in patients - of whom nearly half develop vitiligo before the age of 21

#WorldVitiligoDay: Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skinAlthough there is no cure for vitiligo, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say there is a lot patients can do at home to make vitiligo less visible and help prevent the condition from spreading. “Many people with vitiligo do not have any other signs or symptoms and feel completely healthy,” says board-certified dermatologist […]

Alcohol boosts the risk of breast cancer – most women remain unaware

Drinking alcohol is known to raise women’s risk of developing breast cancer, but many women aren't aware of this link, a new study from the United Kingdom suggests

Alcohol boosts the risk of breast cancer – most women remain unawareThe study researchers analysed information from 205 women who were undergoing breast cancer screening or seeking treatment for breast cancer symptoms at a U.K. Hospital. The women were surveyed about their knowledge of risk factors for breast cancer. About half the women surveyed knew that smoking was a risk factor for breast cancer, and 30% […]

Artificial intelligence detects psychosis risk through conversational language

A new study has found that machine-learning artificial intelligence (AI) can successfully detect and predict which individuals would go on to develop psychosis with an accuracy of 93 per cent

Artificial intelligence detects psychosis risk through conversational languageThe study, which was published in published in npj Schizophrenia, showed machine learning says that frequent ‘sound words’ (words associated with sound) is one clue to the later emergence of psychosis. The researchers also developed a new machine-learning method to quantify the semantics in people’s everyday conversational language. The researchers investigated potential linguistic indicators in […]
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