Health

Miniature Drug Delivery: World’s Smallest And Fastest Nanomotor Is Here!

May 22, 2014 / 1 Comment

The future of medicine could well be safe and secure in the hands of tiny robotic wonders that move through your bed stream and deliver drugs precisely at the spot of infection of tumors. In a breakthrough development, scientists at the University of Texas have come up with the world’s fastest, smallest and longest running nanomotor. Less than one micrometer in size, ...

Mother Gives Birth To Rare Mono Mono Twins In Ohio Just Ahead Of Mother’s Day!

May 12, 2014 / No Comments

Giving birth to twin baby girls is probably the best gift a mother could get on Mother’s Day and it becomes even more special when they are identical “mono mono” twins! Sarah and Bill Thistlethwaite in Ohio had Jenna and Jillian, who happen to share the same amniotic sac and placenta. Since such cases often see plenty of complications, the couple went ...

Researchers Confirm Y Chromosome Does Much More Than Just Determine Sex

April 24, 2014 / No Comments

For long, the smaller Y chromosome was considered as just a factor which reversed the default state of being female. But new research suggests that there is a lot more attached to this diminutive chromosome. New surveys that map its evolutionary history of the chromosome suggest that it consists of genes which govern the general operation of the genome. All cells in ...

U.S Government Approves Powdered Alcohol Called ‘Palcohol’

April 23, 2014 / No Comments

Nowadays, we are used to using powdered milk, powdered coffee, and powdered juice. But what if I tell you there's a new revolution to drinks? What if I tell you there's now powdered cocktail and powdered martini? Yes, that's right, powdered liquor. The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has just approved Palcohol, invented by Mark Phillips. How do you ...

Tiny Robots Could Perform Emergency Space Surgeries

April 7, 2014 / No Comments

How would you like an ultra-small robot to make a bellybutton sized hole in your body and then to get in and perform a surgery while inflating your abdominal cavity with an inert gas? Sounds like a scene out of Hollywood’s many sci-fi flicks? While it might not be an opportunity that we will jump at, this cutting-edge technology could perform ...

California Experiences Worst Measles Outbreak In Two Decades

March 28, 2014 / No Comments

Both officials and health care experts across California are urging people who have not already received a measles vaccine to get one soon. This, after the last few days saw one of the worst cases of measles in the last two decades break out in Orange County. Twenty one people have already been diagnosed with the disease and one third among ...

Salman Khan loses 8 kilos in 5 months due to health issues

September 24, 2013 / No Comments

Earlier in the year, Salman Khan suffered a temporary loss of health owing to a nerve disorder. The health problem has already affected his shooting schedule and the Bollywood superstar was forced to revise his dates for the film “No Entry Mein Entry”. Even though the actor is set to make a trip the US later in the year to receive further ...

From the BPA Files: How Bad Are Paper Receipts For Us?

February 7, 2012 / No Comments

We've been bombarded over the past few years with news about the dangers of BPA (Bisphenol-A), a suspected toxic chemical in many plastics. Almost every plastic item these days has a label declaring it to be BPA-free and all healthy and good for the environment - as good as plastic can be, I suppose. But many of us were surprised by the ...

America’s Losing War Against Obesity

January 22, 2012 / No Comments

It's no secret that Americans are getting fatter by the year. Much of the fault can be found on their plates. Portion sizes have been growing out of control and it's rare that anyone even knows how much a real "portion" is anymore. For example: Did you know that one FDA-recommended serving of fish or meat is 3 ounces? That's the equivalent of ...

Will We See the Eradication of Malaria this Century?

January 10, 2012 / 2 Comments

Malaria is still a worldwide threat - despite a cure, it's still present in 108 countries. Too often, in the Western World, we forget that just because malaria was eliminated in the U.S. and most of Europe by the 1970s, there are large swaths of the world where it not only is not under control, but it is endemic. Malaria hasn't ...