Now a wearable ‘tattoo’ can help mute people speak again

If the vocal cords sustain injuries or other lesions, a person can lose the ability to speak. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Nano have developed a wearable artificial throat that, when attached to the neck like a temporary tattoo, can transform throat movements into sounds

Now a wearable ‘tattoo’ can help mute people speak againResearchers from China developed a wearable artificial throat that mute people can use without an invasive surgery. The project, reported in the journal ACS Nano, shows that the device was able to transform throat movements into sounds. It works by simply attaching the wearable tech to the neck just like a temporary tattoo. People can […]

Learn about how to tackle monsoon acne

Dr Rinky Kapoor, a Cosmetic Dermatologist & Dermato-Surgeon, The Esthetic Clinics, shares her views about the happening and tackling the acne problems in monsoon season

Learn about how to tackle monsoon acneMonsoon is a time of the year when there is greenery all around.  One should enjoy monsoon without worrying about the effects of the humid weather on the skin. The skin needs moisture for crucial reasons, it keeps the skin elastic, and firm. Our skin is resilient and can heal itself. However, we should not […]

Pune: B. J. Medical College organises event to raise awareness on vitiligo

On Tuesday, June 25, the Department of Skin and Venereal Disease, B.J. Govt. Medical College, Pune observed World Vitiligo Day by organising a public awareness program under the guidance of Dr Sudhir Nanandkar, dean of Sassoon Hospital

Pune: B. J. Medical College organises event to raise awareness on vitiligoDuring this event Dr Muralidhar Tambe, Deputy dean, enlightened the audience regarding the cosmetic importance of this disease and the need for further awareness in the society about this disease. Dr Arun Kowale, spoke about the origin of this day and the history behind the celebration of this day and implored the gathered people comprising […]

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 […]

Don’t ignore your skin this monsoon!

Dr Smriti Naswa Singh, a Consultant Dermatologist & Cosmetic Dermatologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares her insights on different types of skin and tips to prevent the skin from getting damaged during monsoon

Don’t ignore your skin this monsoon!Monsoon season brings a sigh of relief after the scorching heat in summers. It, however, comes with its share of problems; skin, for example, needs utmost care and nurturing in this season. A multitude of myths and misconceptions prevail, which make us treat our skin with harsh chemicals, detergents, resort to aggressive methods like overzealous […]

#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 […]

5 foods to consume for healthy and glowing skin

Aside from nutritional supplements, there are certain foods that are proven to make the skin healthy and glowing. We’ve chosen to cover five of the most beneficial ones below. If you want your skin to look younger, then you better consider these five foods

5 foods to consume for healthy and glowing skinEveryone is obsessed with getting younger looking skin these days, but not all are aware that some foods could actually readily provide this. Many people opt for skincare products, thinking that applying something on the skin is much better than ingesting anything that could potentially improve the skin’s state. Quinoa The low-fat Peruvian seed hosts […]

Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new study

Many childhood food allergies could be due to eating junk food, according to a new study. Children with food allergies, and children who eat a lot of junk food, have increased body levels of molecules called advanced glycation end-products (AGEs)

Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new studyAGEs are proteins or fats found in foods that react with sugars to become glycated. They are therefore abundant in processed foods that are packed with sugar and fat like bacon, cake, pizza and burgers. Microwaved foods, as well as barbecued or roasted meat, are also high in AGEs. A new study from researchers at […]

Even the best sunscreens can actually damage your skins, finds report

A recent report revealed that most of the best sunscreens in the market today are not as healthy as consumers think. All of them were found with oxybenzone, which is a toxic chemical that causes skin cancer

Even the best sunscreens can actually damage your skins, finds reportIn fact, one expert claimed that they continue to refuse recommendations of mineral sunblock products that are high in oxybenzone that even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has opted for companies to disclose and regulate its presence in new products. According to Consumer Reports deputy editor of health and food Trisha Calvo, they […]

Here are 10 body care products that are harming your skin and body

Looks have been over emphasised and the demand for products to enhance these looks have increased over time. However, every story doesn’t have a happy ending; overuse and obsession of these products can be harmful to the skin

Here are 10 body care products that are harming your skin and bodyIn today’s day and age, beauty and perfection is being striven for like never before. Influenced by beauty influencers and photo shopped magazines, the trend is to be ‘flawless.’ The types of products being used extensively are as follows, here are their effects: Nylon brush, pufa, kathya or pumice stone is often use by people […]
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