Healthy cooking is often about planning ahead.
If you’ve put any time into trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you likely know just how important the proper foods can be. What we consume on a daily basis can have a huge impact on our personal health, from lowering blood pressure and maintaining the immune system to preventing certain diseases and other medical conditions.
It’s not just about the nutritious fruits and vegetables that you consume but how these foods are prepared that can make all the difference.
These new bamboo dressings were found to accelerate wound healing as well as prevent issue with odors.
Anyone who has even the faintest insight might be aware of the sheer number of unique material types used in the wound care industry.
There are the more traditional options, like collagen and hydrocolloid. While those options are relied on most often in hospital settings, researchers are continually making upgrades and improvements. Part of that expansion means new materials. For instance, fish have become a frequent source for wound dressings, as their skin contains several beneficial compounds. However, not all new dressing types are as organic; some feature computer technology to make monitoring a snap.
Now, another dressing-related breakthrough has emerged courtesy of a team of doctors from the Centre of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing in Punjabi, India.
Education is often one of the best tools for a successful wound care regimen.
For the millions of patients worldwide coping with chronic wounds, education is a huge component of their regimen. The proper information and a thorough understanding of the medicine involved can be a huge help in ensuring that wounds heal properly. Part of that education begins with knowing the many, sometimes complicated terms involved within the wound care industry. In the past, we’ve explored several such terms, including those touching on the steps like wound debridement, the many kinds of dressings and much more.
Vitamins can have a huge impact on your personal health, so it’s important to know what to expect.
Per a 2015 survey from the Council for Responsible Nutrition, 68 percent of Americans take dietary supplements each day. It’s easy to understand why so many rely on these vitamins and minerals given the sheer number of benefits. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, that long list includes preventing certain diseases, lowering a person’s blood pressure and helping your body metabolize more efficiently.
Not all vitamins are the same or equally effective, and it’s important to understand the effects of every unique type. In addition, remember to always discuss with your physician the need for taking vitamins or supplements before doing so.
A new vacuum technique helps wounds heal in as little as six weeks, and carries far fewer risks like scarring and infection.
In recent months, there have been several important innovations in the use of skin grafts to heal chronic wounds. A team out of the U.K. invented a technique that creates strong, more durable grafts through the use of a skin-like compound. Meanwhile, a group from Vienna used white blood cells to prevent skin graft rejection and other issues.
Yet despite these developments, skin grafts still have their fair share of issues, including infection and discoloration, even though the concept itself – replacing damaged skin with healthier samples – is among the most effective medical procedures for addressing non-healing wounds.
That’s why another team from the U.K.’s National Health Services has unveiled an exciting new technique said to be more effective than most skin grafts.