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How To Deal With Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum depression or depression after the delivery is a clinical condition that affects many women and even some men. The person may experience sad, anxious and empty feelings which hinder day to day activities.

The symptoms of postpartum depression includes feeling restless, sad, a tendency to cry a lot, no motivation, increased or reduced eating habits. The person either sleeps a lot or sleeps very little and loses interest in the things they once enjoyed.

New mothers suffering from postpartum depression may feel like hurting the baby, hurting themselves and does not have any interest in the newborn. The condition may be due to hormonal changes, childcare stress and marital problems it is difficult to pinpoint the exact reason.

So how would you cope with postpartum depression?
It is wise to share your feelings with friends, partner and family. Tell your doctor how you feel it is nothing wrong about the way you feel. People will be more than ready to help you out i…

Scaffold Of Heart Tissue From Tasar Silk Worm

Scientists are nearing the process of replacing the damaged heart muscle tissue with that of a material made from tasar silk worm. The experiment is successful in mice but a little more research is needed in the human arena.

It is not possible to regenerate the human heart muscle and a scar tissue takes the place of damaged muscle cells. Scientists have found a replacement tissue which can be grown in the laboratory setting. The best thing is that the replacement tissue is produced from silk made by tasar worms.

Researchers from the Max Plank Institute of Heart and Lung research have produced coin sized discs from the cocoon of the tasar silk worm. They have loaded the cardiac muscle cells on to the three dimensional scaffold which was created from silk. To be clearer a scaffold is a network of proteins that hold together and supports a variety of living tissues.

 The fiber produced by these worms has proteins on its surface which easily ease the sticking of heart musc…