A skin protection training program for hairdressers may reduce the risk of hand eczema, new data suggest. The study was conducted in Denmark, where about 40% of hairdressers develop occupational hand eczema, according to researchers. Hairdressers globally are exposed to wet work and myriad skin irritants and allergens, including dyes, permanent-wave solutions, persulfates, preservatives, and fragrances.
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What is the role of salivation in burning mouth syndrome (BMS)?
Mechanical and gustatory stimuli incite parotid, submandibular, and sublingual salivary flow. In particular, stimulation to the anterior tongue is effective in activating submandibular and sublingual glands, while posterior lingual stimulation is more effective at engaging parotid flow. Ions present in saliva, particularly sodium, produce continual low-level stimulation of taste receptors.
No Hypoglycemia With Once-Weekly Insulin? Questions Remain
The investigational once-weekly basal insulin icodec (Novo Nordisk) did not lead to increased hypoglycemia compared with once-daily insulin glargine U100 in patients with type 2 diabetes, even with intentionally doubled and tripled doses of both the agents, new research finds. Insulin icodec works by reversibly binding to albumin, thereby slowing the release of the active insulin analogue. It has a half-life of about 1 week, with nearly even distribution of the glucose-lowering effect over the course of that week. Some have called it a potential game-changer that could reduce treatment burden and improve compliance.
RE: Scientists Develop Test to Quickly Identify COVID-19 Variants
@kanish PCR tests use a technique known as the polymerase chain reaction, which allows scientists to take a small sample of DNA and amplify it to a large enough amount to be studied. Most current PCR tests for COVID-19 only detect the presence of the coronavirus and don’t identify a particular strain of the virus. Public health officials have struggled to track the different variants throughout the pandemic with researchers obtaining physical samples and running a complex genetic sequencing process.
RE: Rising Screen Time During COVID Is Hurting Kids' Health
@pratibha The potential risks to children's short- and long-term eye health and general health underscore the importance of frequent screen breaks as well as activities away from digital devices, such as playing outdoors.
Half of Young Adults With Diabetes Have Diastolic Dysfunction
Roughly half of adolescents and young adults with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes for about a decade had diastolic dysfunction, a direct precursor to heart failure, in a multicenter echocardiography survey of 479 American patients. Using tissue Doppler echocardiography findings from 258 adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes, and 221 with type 2 diabetes, the study found at least one imaging marker of ventricular stiffness – diastolic dysfunction – in 58% of the patients with type 2 diabetes and in 47% of those with type 1 diabetes. The type 1 patients averaged 21 years of age with a median 12 years of diagnosed disease, while the type 2 patients had an average age of 25 years and a median 11 years disease duration. The analysis also identified several measures that significantly linked with the presence of diastolic dysfunction: older age, female sex, nonwhite race, type 2 diabetes, higher heart rate, higher body mass index, higher systolic blood pressure, and higher hemoglobin A1c.
RE: The Vegan Diet Is Popular but Not Automatically Healthy
@pratibha The overwhelming majority of orthorexic persons are young women. As shown in a study from the University of Göttingen, orthorexic behavior is displayed above all in active women who play sports, particularly high-performance athletes. Children can also be affected by orthorexia if their parents are.
Cancer Patients Vulnerable to COVID Misinformation
For the past 2 years, oncology practitioners around the world have struggled with the same dilemma: how to maintain their patients' cancer care without exposing them to COVID-19. Regardless of the country, language, or even which wave of the pandemic, the conversations have likely been very similar: weighing risks vs benefits, and individualizing each patient's pandemic cancer plan. But one question most oncologists have probably overlooked in these discussions is about where their patients get their COVID information — or misinformation.
RE: How to get rid of rid of the habit of nail biting?
@pratibha Of course, if you're one of the many people who can't help but constantly nibble on their nails, you already know that it's an extremely tough habit to kick — especially since most of the time you're doing it without realizing it. Luckily, there are a few ways to overcome the urge once and for all. If you're wondering how to stop nail biting for good and finally get strong, healthy nails that haven't been incessantly gnawed on, here are some of the best expert-approved tips to finally kick the bad habit to the curb. Once you know what exactly kicks you into the nail-biting drive, you can take the next step to modify your environment to make it harder to engage in the habit. If you find that you most often start biting your nails when you're doing work in your bedroom alone, for instance, you can try sitting in the dining room instead and doing it around other people, which can help you become more aware and conscious of the behavior.
Does Aswagandha help in boosting up immunity?
Hello, I am looking for natural therapies that can help in increasing immunity. Does Aswagandha help in boosting up immunity? I have read about it elsewhere. Please elaborate on the role of Aswagandha in increasing our health status?