Welcome to the Fall Colors Grand Rounds! We have several excellent articles from around the healthcare blogosphere for you this week. Enjoy!
HealthBlawg’s David Harlow recently attended Health 2.0 in San Francisco and provides us with an excellent summary post about the conference. ………….
The taste of foods often changes for people undergoing chemotherapy. This doesn’t happen to everyone receiving chemotherapy as part of cancer treatment, but it certainly happens to a lot. I’ve seen it happen as early as the first dose of chemotherapy, and it’s become my practice to warn people about this side effect. …….We aren’t sure why this side effect happens, but there is medical literature to suggest that changes in both the sense of smell and the sense of taste occur with various chemotherapy drugs. The sense of smell is heavily tied into our sense of taste, so an alteration in either can really mess things up……..The most important rule is to just keep trying. You’ll find something that will work. …..
The development of self-healing materials has surged forward as scientists have taken inspiration from biological systems.Researchers at the University of Illinois in the US have found a way to pump healing fluids around a material like the circulation of animal's blood.Materials that could repair themselves as they crack would have uses in civil engineering and construction. …….