Too much stress can be detrimental to your health. Here’s how to deal with it in the workplace
Despite people’s best efforts, stress seems to be a common thread with most American workers. In fact, as many as 64 percent of all employees report high levels of stress, according to figures from Statista. This isn’t just bad for efficiency and productivity on the job, but stress can also impact your personal health. For instance, it has been proven to impede proper wound healing, raise your blood pressure and weaken your immune system. Luckily, there are ways to tackle the stress most of us experience during our daily schedules, and it involves establishing a proper work-life balance.
The work of a team from Edinburgh could not only improve wound healing, but address conditions like inflammatory disease.
Fish in general have a fairly substantial role in the wound care industry. Atlantic Cod, for instance, have been used to develop a durable new line of wound dressings. Meanwhile, scientists have also studied shark biology to help streamline wound healing in humans.
However, no finned creature has proven quite as beneficial to this area of study as the zebrafish. Back in summer 2016, a team of researchers from Duke University used these small fish to study the many processes of how skin heals. What that group of scientists found isn’t just going to help develop new drugs and therapies for wound care but could aid new cures for certain cancers.
Today, the mighty zebrafish helps science once again, courtesy of a new project from a group with the University of Edinburgh.
If you maintain a vegan or vegetarian diet, it’s important to understand the limits and benefits related to wound healing.
While most Americans eat meat with some frequency, a significant percentage of people in the U.S. maintain a vegetarian diet. Per a survey from Harris Interactive Service Bureau, over 7.2 million Americans describe themselves as keeping a vegetarian diet. Plus, another 11.9 million people surveyed indicated at least some interest in this specific diet. And who can blame them? According to Harvard Health, there are several key benefits to vegetarianism, including a lower risk for heart disease and more calcium for better bone health.
But even with these benefits, not everyone considers the health effects of a vegetarian diet, especially when it comes to proper wound healing.
Measurement is an important step in proper wound care.
Proper wound care begins with one step in particular: measurement. This process can be somewhat complicated, as there are several different factors involved. That includes measuring both the wound bed itself as well as the nearby skin flaps for length, width and depth.
But the measurement process also involves looking at the health of actual skin; discoloration or even slough and eschar can mean an infection, and that will require extra layers of treatment. As such, because measurements can prove costly – both in terms of time as well as financial responsibility – doctors and researchers are always finding new ways to streamline the process.
Today, a team from Turkey may have just found a more efficient way of properly measuring wounds.
Doctors have uncovered a special stem cell that can be used to create new therapies for people with cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular disease is one of the biggest global health problems of the modern era. According to data from the World Health Organization, 17.5 million people worldwide died from CVDs in 2012 alone, which was 31 percent of all deaths for that year. The disease impacts a person’s entire life, including how effectively wounds heal. That’s because, as doctors have uncovered through various studies, the narrowing of blood vessels caused by CVD means that the body can’t adequately move clotting agents and other compounds to help close wounds efficiently.
Now, though, there may be new hope for those with CVD to have more effective wound care regimens.