Tag Archives: Health

Battery-Free Smart Fabrics to Monitor Health

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a technique to create smart garments that can harvest electrical power from nearby Wi-Fi networks and radio waves in a process known as magnetic resonance coupling. This power can then be used to energize on-board electrical systems, including body monitors. The fabrics are water repellent, breathable, and fully machine… Read More »

Zombie health care news

Although I am advancing rapidly into almost complete retirement, there are some days/weeks when I can’t refrain from pointing out some of the troubling health care news I see.  This is one such week. First, the COVID zombie news My local Star Tribune newspaper delivered this front page news: University of Minnesota, Mayo report COVID-fighting success… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for May 28, 2021: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Prevalence of Depression or Anxiety During Antepartum Hospitalizations for Obstetric Complications.  Toscano M, et al. Obstet Gynecol, May 2021; 137: 881-891 One in three women hospitalized during pregnancy for obstetric complications report clinical levels of depression or anxiety symptoms. Maternal psychological stress during pregnancy and risk of congenital heart disease in offspring: A systematic review… Read More »

Florida governor vetoes funding for mental health services for Pulse shooting survivors

Loading the player… Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has sparked outrage after he cut mental health funding for services for survivors and family members of victims of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting. On Wednesday, DeSantis slashed $ 900,000 in funding for LGBTQ programs that serve people in Central Florida. According to reports, before approving a new… Read More »