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Home Remedies: Steps for Preventing Nosebleeds

nosebleed, also known as epistaxis, is the common occurrence of bleeding from the nose. It is usually noticed when the blood drains out through the nostrils. There are two types: anterior (the most common), and posterior (less common, more likely to require medical attention). Sometimes in more severe cases, the blood can come up the nasolacrimal duct and out from the eye. Fresh blood and clotted blood can also flow down into the stomach and cause nausea and vomiting.

Cells Beneath The Skin Explain Differences In Healing

Differences in the cells that give skin its resilience and strength during wound repair may explain why individuals heal differently, according to a new Yale study published Nov. 23 in the journal Science. Fibroblasts, the cells that form the protein structure beneath the surface of the skin, were once thought to be fairly uniform in their function.

Wound-Healing Properties of Marine Sponge

Recently, the bioactive properties of marine collagen and marine collagen hydrolysates have been demonstrated. Although there is some literature assessing the general chemical features and biocompatibility of collagen extracts from marine sponges, no data are available on the biological effects of sponge collagen hydrolysates for biomedical and/or cosmetic purposes.

A New Blood Test May Help Monitor Celiac Disease Activity

A new biomarker assay may detect celiac disease and monitor its progress, new research suggests. "We identified immunogenic epitopes of the tTG-DGP (tissue transglutaminase-deamidated gliadin-derived peptide) complex and found that an assay to measure the immune response to epitopes accurately identified patients with celiac disease, as well as patients with mucosal healing," the authors write in Gastroenterology, online October 17.