Daytime wounds heal faster than injuries at night, discover researchers

The key to accelerated daytime wound healing, the scientists found, was that skin cells moved more rapidly to repair the wound and there was also more collagen, the main structural protein in skin, deposited around the wound site

Daytime wounds heal faster than injuries at night, discover researchersOur internal body clocks cause wounds such as cuts and burns sustained during the day to heal around 60 per cent faster than those sustained at night, scientists have discovered in a finding that has implications for surgery and wound-healing medicines. It found burns sustained at night took an average of 28 days to heal, […]

A TO Z guide for a safe Diwali

The Supreme Court has recently passed a directive to ban the sale of firecrackers in the National Capital to curb potential rise in pollution and health issues during Diwali. However, other cities and metros will continue to indulge in the festive celebrations with fireworks. Dr Sandeep Gore, Consultant and Head, Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, tells you how to handle medical emergencies in a time of distress

A TO Z guide for a safe Diwali“With the festival of light drawing closer, emergency services are gearing up to tackle medical emergencies. Always have a first aid box handy while bursting crackers, this should consists of – Band-Aids, gauze pads, crêpe rolled bandages, adhesive tape, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment, alcohol wipes or ethyl alcohol, thermometer, sanitizer and distilled water for cleaning […]

Investigate the cause of wound, say medical experts

The conference aimed to provide optimal benefits to our patients; well-known surgeons from across the country shared their experiences and knowledge on this platform. The workshop was attended by over 50 plastic surgeons, Interventional radiologists and experienced doctors from across the country

Investigate the cause of wound, say medical expertsMedical experts at a national level conference on ‘wound healing’ held at a Chembur hospital on Saturday said, “don’t keep dressing a wound, but investigate the cause and then decide course of action.” “To provide optimal benefits to our patients, well-known surgeons from across the country shared their experiences and knowledge on this platform. Wound management […]

Explained: Why wounds heal more slowly with age

Wound healing is one of the most complex processes to occur in the human body

Explained: Why wounds heal more slowly with ageOlder bodies need longer to mend. This reality of aging has been documented since World War I, with the observation that wounds heal slower in older soldiers. Yet until now, researchers have not been able to tease out what age-related changes hinder the body’s ability to repair itself. Recent experiments at The Rockefeller University explored […]