International health news
- Wearable artificial kidney potential alternative to dialysis – together with his colleagues, associate clinical professor of medicine, Victor Gura from the University of California’s David Geffen School of Medicine has developed a wearable, experimental device for patients who are dependent on kidney dialysis.
- Phones should have a bedtime mode – professor Paul Gringas from Evelina Children’s Hospital in London argues that smartphones, tablets and e-readers should have a bedtime mode option as the blue light disrupts people’s sleep.
- Wound dressing that changes colour when infection detected – scientists have developed a burn wound dressing that changes colour when it detects an infection. This can lessen the probability of developing resistance to antibiotics.
- How to choose your meditation app – meditation can help manage anxiety, stress, and blood pressure. There are numerous apps out there offering guided meditation.
- The benefits of honey – not only does honey provide throat relief it may also be effective in treating heartburn.
Country health updates
- Kenya: One of the most dangerous places to give birth – women are most likely to die during childbirth in countries such as Kenya, Somalia, Sierra Leone and Sudan. Most of the problems during childbirth are caused by female genital mutilation.
- USA: Uterus transplant may soon help infertile women – the Cleveland Clinic expects to perform uterus transplants within the next six months. This will be the first uterus transplant performed in the US.