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Body Functioning Followed By Internal Clocks

Researchers suggests that an external time schedule to eat, sleep, and go to work, our body is similarly dictated by internal clocks. Known as circadian rhythms, these daily cycles keep us on a regular 24-hour day and are involved in numerous aspects of our well-being. When these biological clocks fail to work as they should, our bodies are out of phase with the outside world and this leads to many problems, not only sleep disorders but obesity, cancer and mental health issues as well.

Intensive Care Patients Are Readmitted To Hospital After Discharge

The researcher suggests a quarter of intensive care patients are readmitted to the hospital shortly after returning home and some of these readmissions are avoidable. High levels of carer stress, difficulty understanding health and social care packages and psychological trauma all contribute to high rates of return, the findings show. Pinpointing the reasons for unplanned readmissions is key to developing care packages that support patients at home and could save vital funds. The study was published in the journals Thorax and BMJ Quality and Safety.

Detoxification With Aid of Tiny ultrasound-Powered Nanorobots

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed tiny ultrasound-powered robots that can swim through blood, removing harmful bacteria along with the toxins they produce. These proof-of-concept nanorobots could one day offer a safe and efficient way to detoxify and decontaminate biological fluids.