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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Health News :3D-printed “smart cap” uses electronics to sense spoiled food ♦ Common mental health drug could be used to treat arthritis ♦ New malaria treatment thwarts parasite resistance

3D-printed “smart cap” uses electronics to sense spoiled food  Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, in collaboration with colleagues at Taiwan's National Chiao Tung University, are expanding the already impressive portfolio of 3D printing technology to include
Common mental health drug could be used to treat arthritis Lithium chloride which is used as a mood stabiliser in the treatment of mental health problems, mainly bipolar disorder, could be used to treat arthritis according to a new study.
Human activities are jeopardizing Earth's natural systems, health of future generations A new report calls for immediate, global action to protect the health of human civilization and the natural systems on which it depends. The report provides the first ever comprehensive examination of evidence showing how the health and well-being of future generations is being jeopardized by the unprecedented degradation of the planet's natural resources and ecological systems.
New limb-lengthening technique is less cumbersome for patients A highly specialized procedure that lengthens bones can prevent the need for amputations in selected patients who have suffered severe fractures. And now a new study has found that an alternative limb-lengthening technique makes the long recovery process less cumbersome -- while still providing good-to-excellent outcomes.

New malaria treatment thwarts parasite resistance As increasing resistance in parasites undermines the effectiveness of current drugs, two new compounds are raising hopes in the ongoing battle against malaria, scientists report.

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