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Electronic skin animates heartbeat on the back of your hand

  • Wearing your heart on your sleeve could take on a whole new meaning.
  • An electronic skin can display a person’s heartbeat whilst attached to the back of their hand.
  • The e-skin displays a patient’s electrocardiogram – a waveform representing the electrical activity of the heart – based on data collected by an ultrathin, flexible sensor.
  • The display stretches to 45 per cent of its original length allowing it to conform to the contours and movements of the body.
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How to get rid of milia: Treatment, prevention, and causes

  • This article looks at different types of milia, their causes, and possible ways to get rid of them.
  • Milia most often appear on the face, commonly around the eyelids and cheeks, though they can occur anywhere.
  • Since milia themselves do not cause scarring, think carefully before undergoing these treatments.
  • However, when milia are associated with other skin conditions or injuries, swift treatment may keep them from appearing.
  • Milia may be present from birth, while neonatal acne usually does not appear until 2 weeks after birth.
  • This rare type of milia involves numerous bumps appearing in the same area over several weeks or months.
  • Certain topical medications, including some steroid creams, may cause milia to appear.
  • If milia do not disappear within a few weeks, a doctor may be able to recommend treatment options.

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