How you can spot life-threatening bleeding after birth


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Scientists have developed a device that can detect early signs of life-threatening bleeding after birth.

The gadget, which is worn on the wrist, uses laser sensors to detect any sudden change in blood flow that could indicate heavy bleeding in the body. Postpartum haemorrhage is responsible for around a tenth of all maternal deaths in Britain.

Following animal testing, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri are now recruiting pregnant women to participate in a clinical study.

The gadget, which is worn on the wrist, uses laser sensors to detect any sudden change in blood flow that could indicate heavy bleeding in the body. Postpartum haemorrhage is responsible for around a tenth of all maternal deaths in Britain

Cough predicts level of Covid care

By listening to a Covid patient’s cough, doctors can predict whether they will need urgent care, according to a study.

Spanish researchers analyzed the coughs of 70 patients with Covid and were able to build a computer model that could see which patients had a serious infection.

The model takes into account cough frequency and what it sounds like, which could indicate how seriously the lungs are infected, the scientists from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya said.

Spanish researchers analyzed the coughs of 70 patients with Covid and were able to build a computer model that could see which patients had a serious infection

Spanish researchers analyzed the coughs of 70 patients with Covid and were able to build a computer model that could see which patients had a serious infection

People who suffer brain injuries are more likely to develop heart disease, it has been claimed.

Researchers in America found that patients with traumatic brain injuries were more likely to suffer from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which can cause fatal heart problems.

The study by scientists at Mass General Brigham Hospital in Massachusetts, published in the medical journal The Lancet Neurology, concluded that this may be due to the fact that people with brain injuries are more likely to gain weight and experience poor sleep, which can lead to brain damage. heart problems.