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Electronic skin that tracks health status steps closer

Electronic skin that tracks health status steps closer

Writing in the journal Science Advances, scientists from the University of Tokyo describe how they made their prototype “e-skin” from a thin, flexible, organic material that is stable in air. The e-skin has a protective film comprising five alternating layers of an inorganic material called silicon oxynitrite and an organic material called parylene. This protects [...]

April 18, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Electronic skin that tracks health status steps closer

Report: Decaying School Infrastructure Putting Student Health At Risk

Report: Decaying School Infrastructure Putting Student Health At Risk

School facilities is second only to highways as the largest sector of public infrastructure spending, but it’s been more than 20 years since the federal government conducted a comprehensive review of the nation’s school buildings. The fill this void, the Center for Green Schools teamed up with 21st Century Fund and theNational Council on School [...]

April 7, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Report: Decaying School Infrastructure Putting Student Health At Risk

Thirdhand smoke an under-recognized health threat

Thirdhand smoke an under-recognized health threat

Smoking cigarettes and exposure to secondhand smoke are well known threats to health. Particles contained in cigarette smoke that settle on surfaces, known as thirdhand smoke, also pose a significant health danger. Although the number of smokers in the United States has reached an all-time low, researchers say a residual threat still lurks that people [...]

April 7, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Thirdhand smoke an under-recognized health threat

Study: Eating when not hungry bad for health

Study: Eating when not hungry bad for health

CORNELL, N.Y.– Marketing is making people eat when they’re not hungry, and that’s making people less healthy, according to a new study. Researchers at Cornell University found when people eat when they’re not hungry, blood glucose levels rise more than if they wait until they are hungry to eat. But the availability of food and [...]

April 7, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Study: Eating when not hungry bad for health

Health risks posed by mindless munching

Health risks posed by mindless munching

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 — Along with diet and exercise, mindful eating may benefit overweight people trying to shed excess pounds, new research suggests. “Mindful eating practices promote awareness of experiences related to the desire to eat, actual sensations of hunger, fullness, satisfaction and enjoyment,” study author Jennifer Daubenmier, from the University of California, San [...]

April 7, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Health risks posed by mindless munching

Health main battleground for assembly election

Health main battleground for assembly election

It will not surprise you health is going to be the big issue in the assembly election. The Welsh Government spends around 47% of its entire budget on health and social services. It is not unrealistic to think if demand continues to increase, health spending could account for more than half of that budget in [...]

April 4, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Health main battleground for assembly election

WHO downgrades Ebola health risk

WHO downgrades Ebola health risk

It means the disease is not thought to be a significant public health threat to countries outside of those affected in West Africa. A small cluster of cases are still occurring in Guinea, but Sierra Leone and Liberia have not had any in months. But experts say countries must remain vigilant for new flare ups [...]

April 2, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on WHO downgrades Ebola health risk

How to Manage Higher Health Insurance Costs in 2016

How to Manage Higher Health Insurance Costs in 2016

If you have health insurance, there’s a good chance you’ll pay more for it in 2016. Health care and health insurance costs increase year to year, like most expenses. Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, growth in premiums has mostly slowed (as has the rise in health care costs overall), while your share [...]

March 21, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on How to Manage Higher Health Insurance Costs in 2016

In Uganda’s Zika Forest, global health scare seems a world away

In Uganda’s Zika Forest, global health scare seems a world away

In a tiny patch of tall trees and tangled undergrowth near the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda, Zika-carrying mosquitoes buzz around local people who are unperturbed by the global health emergency that the virus has triggered. “Zika? That one I have never heard about – what kind of disease is that?” said Julius Makumbi, [...]

March 21, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on In Uganda’s Zika Forest, global health scare seems a world away

Eye Health / Blindness Stem Cell Research Surgery Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’

Eye Health / Blindness Stem Cell Research Surgery Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’

  Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’ A new study describes a pioneering new cataract treatment – tested in animals and in a small trial with human patients – where, after the cloudy lens is removed, the eye grows a new lens from its own stem cells. Current [...]

March 10, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Eye Health / Blindness Stem Cell Research Surgery Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’