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Cool activation

A cooling helmet helps prevent hair loss during chemotherapy. Hot flushes, which afflict women during the menopause, are equally undesirable.

But thanks to a young designer from England and his startup, these episodes could soon be a thing of the past.

His armband with integrated sensors detects hot flushes as they develop and activates a patch which cools the wrist.

This should make a trip to the kitchen sink or fridge superfluous and allow wearers to get a good night’s sleep.

Reducing symptoms such as mood swings or anxiety. The device is still in development.

In the US, an online platform provides support for those entering the menopause, while an app helps users detect early-stage breast cancer themselves.

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