Smoking cigarettes cannot only injure the lungs but can also affect the intestine causing colitis and Crohn's disease. For the first time, a new study shows a direct effect of cigarette smoke on intestinal inflammation. A research team in South Korea report that exposing mice to cigarette smoke results in colitis, an inflammation of the colon resembling Crohn's disease, and identify a specific white blood cell and inflammatory protein responsible for this effect.
A suit which can track changes in the body such as difference in temperature, pH levels, pressure and other indicators can help in easy health monitoring. A group of Chinese scientists have developed the intellectual suit which is fitted with large-area textile sensors. These sensors can detect temperature, pH levels, pressure and other indicators showing the health status of a person.