May 27, 2024 15:49
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Elderly Dog Therapies, Robotic Surgery, and Exam Nutrition Tips

Explore the academic landscape of Hungary, in the field of health and well-being. Discover how world-class robotic solutions are used in surgery, learn how dogs can helpin behavioural therapy against ageing, and check how you can optimize your performance during the exam period.

Behavioural therapy against ageing with dogs

It is well known that getting plenty of exercise and mental training are important for a long and healthy life. But which is more effective? Do the tasks develop abilities that go beyond them?

Ethologists at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) studied the effects of cognitive, physical or combined therapy on elderly dogs. Dogs can help to find out which intervention is most effective, as they age like humans but at a faster rate. Their results show that older dogs also need to work: keeping them active and exercising their minds can slow down ageing and improve well-being.


World-class robotic surgery at the University of Debrecen

The Da Vinci robot-assisted surgical system has arrived at the University of Debrecen Clinical Centre. The 21st-century, state-of-the-art technology is used primarily in general surgery, as well as surgical procedures.

“The system provides the surgeon with an extremely precise and safe surgical technique. This reduces blood loss during the operation, reduces the likelihood of complications, and shortens the hospital stay after the operation and the recovery time,” said Dezső Tóth, Director of the Department of Surgery at the University of Debrecen Clinical Centre, who is also the head of the Robotic Surgery Centre.

Exam Period: Fast food, sugar or caffeine may worsen your performance

While foods that are nutritious, rich in vitamins, and high in fibre stimulate brain function, insufficient hydration, too much sugar, and overindulgence in fast foods and processed foods may reduce concentration. Dr. Zsanett Bodor, a Semmelweis University dietitian, also warns that excessive caffeine consumption could lead to insomnia, while adequate sleep is a major contributor to proper brain function.

If you need help with how to eat during the exam period, the dietitian also provides an example of the ideal meal plan during the day.

Links and sources: Image about a dog on freepik ; Image about coffee on freepik

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