With sufficient evidence, it was proved that community water fluoridation would provide proper dental health benefits for children and adolescents in the U.S. It is this advised to start consuming fluoridated drinking water as early as possible, anywhere between the ages of 2-8 years.
This rural telehealth consultation program named Specialty Care Access Network-Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (SCAN-ECHO) was launched by the Department of Veterans Affairs in New Mexico in 2012. To begin with, this program was used for chronic liver disease. This consultation connected rural care teams to specialty clinics, where the patients can be treated in a better way.
In response to this challenge, an innovative new warning implant system has been developed to detect four common cancers (lung, prostate, breast and colon). The level of calcium in a person’s blood would constantly be checked and if the calcium levels are too high, it warns the patient about the cancer onset by growing an artificial mole on the person’s skin.
The brain is the most difficult part of the body to assess especially the level of signaling molecules called cytokines. Cytokines are secreted by glial cells, which could make up nearly 90% of all brain cells. Cytokines play a key role in controlling moods, cognition and behavior, which directly influences mental health.
Capsule-type micro-robots that can enclose cells and drugs for delivering to specified parts of the human body have been developed by an international team of researchers, led by the Director of DGIST-ETH Micro-robot Research Center, professor Hongsoo Choi. The lids of these micro-robots have been tailor-made to be opened and closed, unlike standard methods which have been positioned to install cells or drugs outside of micro-robots.
For instance, the liver becomes accumulated with fat as we age due to wrinkly nuclear membranes. The nuclear membranes become wrinkled due to the absence of a particular membrane protein called lamin. This condition leads to high risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and death. If lamin becomes well structured, the scientists believe that they could cure the issue wrinkling.
The mobile app named Sunface is available for both iPhones and Android-based devices. With the app, the user takes a selfie and is then offered three categories named ‘daily sun protection’, ‘no sun protection’ and ‘weekly sunbed’.
Iodine is a major component for thyroid hormone secretion, which helps in controlling the heart rate and metabolic rate. During pregnancy, iodine helps in fetal growth and brain development. Low iodine levels in pregnant women may lead to lower IQ levels or mental disabilities. Iodine deficiency was especially observed among women of childbearing age in industrialized countries.
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