Wearable, Low-Cost Sensor Measures Skin Hydration

Researchers have developed a wearable, wireless sensor that monitors skin hydration. It’s a breakthrough for use in applications that need to detect dehydration before it poses a health problem. The device is lightweight, flexible, and stretchable. And it can tell how effective skin moisturizers are working.


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Too much sitting, too little exercise may accelerate biological aging

Researchers found that women who sit more than 10 hours a day and don’t meet a target of at least 40 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity had shorter telomeres than the more active women. Women could partially negate the effects of sitting if they got at least 30 minutes of exercise a day.


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Myotonic Dystrophy Can Lead to Abnormal Skin Spots

Researchers found that myotonic dystrophy (muscular dystrophy) participants were more likely to have abnormal spots on their skin and signs of early aging, including dysplastic nevi, alopecia, xerosis, and seborrheic dermatitis. None of the abnormal spots showed signs of melanoma. There also was an inverse relationship between the dysplastic nevi and xerosis and the participants’ vitamin D levels.


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