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Children with access to green spaces have lower stress hormones

Children with access to green spaces have lower stress hormones

A new study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, (UCSF) has found less stress hormones in children with access to green spaces, clean air, and quality grocery stores. The finding shows that simply living in a more desirable neighborhood …Continue reading

Magnetically-driven nanoparticles can stop internal bleeding without surgery

Scientists from ITMO University have found a way to effectively stop internal bleeding by magnetically-driven nanoparticles containing thrombin, an enzyme responsible for blood clotting. A statement issued by the university says that a drug based on these nanoparticles can be injected intravenously …Continue reading

New device heralds a step forward in wearable healthcare gadgets

Japanese researchers have developed a new ultrathin and elastic display that fits on the skin to show the moving waveform of an electrocardiogram recorded by a breathable, on-skin electrode sensor. This integrated biomedical sensor system – called ‘skin electronics’ – heralds a …Continue reading

Team led by Rutgers scientist finds more effective asthma treatment

American and Chinese scientists have found a new treatment that can lead to more effective drug therapy for asthma patients. After examining more than 6,000 compounds, Luis Ulloa, an immunologist at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and his collaborator from China’s Shanghai …Continue reading

Old Industry, New Fixes

At first glance, the healthcare sector in Pakistan appears so bureaucratic and inflexible, it may seem immune to disruption by innovators. However, a new generation of technology researchers is trying to change that. Their products range from ventilators to complex simulators. Their …Continue reading

Tele-Health Startup Selected for Funding by DFID

Sehat Kahani, a Pakistani tele-health platform which connects unemployed female doctors with low-income patients, has been selected for seed funding by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and design support from IDEO.org. According to a press release, Sehat Kahani was …Continue reading

Dust in Lahore Contaminated With Harmful Levels of Pesticides, Study Finds

Dust in areas surrounding pesticide manufacturing units and farmland in Lahore contains harmful levels of pesticide pollution, a study done jointly by researchers at Quaid-e-Azam University and Lancaster University has found. Farmers, factory workers and residents of such areas are exposed to …Continue reading

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