April 24th, 2018 USA- 3D Printing is changing the way we make prosthetic limbs, aircraft parts and homes. It might also change the clothing industry. Fashion designers have revealed that they can make clothing and shoes using a 3D printer, this is done with plastic material that is placed layer by layer to create a 3D structure, for example Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen showcased a 3D printer at the last Paris Fashion Show. This does not mean that 3D printing will be replacing knitting, weaving or the usual ways of clothing manufacturing, as it is quite difficult to find material that will be soft, durable and will contour the body like most fabrics do. Some experts believe we might one day be able to purchase 3D printed clothing in store or even at... Read More
April 19th, 2018 USA- BPA, also known as Bisphenol A, used on cans and plastics is likely not harmful in the doses its usually seen. This according to the Food and Drug Administration. the Food and Drug Administration presented a preliminary report on the effect of BPA's in rats and found the dose to be to low to be concerned with. Dr. Stephen Ostroff, an Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner, said the study found very little effects on rodents who were subject to this study of BPA. He adds, that the preliminary report shows that the amount of BPA that is currently found out in products is safe for consumption. The National Toxicology Program released its preliminary report recently and will be discussing the findings in a meeting... Read More
April 17th, 2018 USA- The flu this year has spread widely across the United States killing at least 37 children and thousands of adults. This is higher than in 2009 or 2015, based on how it is calculated. Vaccine makers think a bad flu season helps them when it comes to making immunizations, there is a lot of people who would agree with them. The Family Fighting Flu Advocacy group advices everyone to get vaccinated against the flu. Dr. Daniel Jernigan of the Centers for Disease control and Prevention who is a flu expert also advises everyone to get vaccinated, the Center for Disease Control is on the same page and says the flu shot is your best shot at fighting the flu, as posted on their website. There is still some time left if you still have not... Read More
April 12th, 2018 USA- Everyone suffers from a headache at one time in their life. However, migraines are a long term debilitation and often chronic condition that affects about 37 million adults in the United States. More recently discovered that also children can suffer from this, about 5 million children have been reported. There is treatment available for migraine sufferers who are under eighteen years of age. There is a study on Botox, a treatment already used in adults could also relieve kids from migraine pains. Nine year old Manu Teave remembers his very first headache at just three years old. He recalls the pain feeling as if someone was punching him in the head, he often would want to lay down and sleep. As time went on his migraines became... Read More
April 10th, 2018 USA- Over the last half a century, doctors have been seeking ways to utilize how cold affects the human body. They attempt to use therapeutic hypothermia to cool down the temperature of a patients body by a couple of degrees. This has been used for conditions such as bran injury or heart failure. At the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Dr. Samuel Tisherman is currently testing drastic ways to use hypothermia in an effort of saving severely injured people who have suffered from a stabbing or a gun shot wound who are in definite risk of loosing their life. Tisherman, a trained surgeon administer via injections salt water which is ice cold directly into the aorta, which is the largest artery in our bodies to to plunge down the regular... Read More
April 5th, 2018 USA-  The flu season so far has been a tough one to deal with, about 8,990 Americans have been to the hospital, with 30 children succumbing to the flu. Researchers are currently finding way to improve the Influenza vaccine rate as it is down to 30% effectiveness. They are hoping this will help them in the future to protect people from the flu. An AI, Artificial Intelligence Machine, can help in learning, particularly a way to come up with some solutions. Artificial Intelligence has played a key part in how flu research is done. It helps scientists with broadcasting the flu season, which in turn could help them develop more effective vaccines. This might also help them develop a more universal vaccine that could protect from... Read More
April 3rd, 2018 USA-  We have had a tough winter this year, but summer is just around the corner. Everyone is getting geared up for days out on the beach, barbeques at the part and never forget, sunscreen. Shinorine, an environmentally friendly ingredient that can only be harvested from nature has proven to be difficult to obtain. Scientist are now reporting a laboratory production of this ingredient in ACS Synthetic Biology.Protection from the sun is very important, it protects your skin from harmful carcinogenic UV rays. Some of the synthetic ingredients found in suncreen can acumulate in water environments and could cause harm by acting against your hormones and can be harmful. Shinorine is a biodegradable sunscreen ingredient which could be... Read More
March 29th, 2018 Vancouver, BC - Good Friday is always the Friday before Easter Sunday, which is the first Sunday after the first full moon in spring; therefore, Easter can occur as early as March 22 and as late as April 25. This year Good Friday will be on March 30 and Easter Sunday will take place on April 1. The significance of these two days are deeply rooted in the Christian faith, with Good Friday commemorating the day of Jesus Christ's death and Easter Sunday being the day of his ressurection. Even so, Easter is not only a significant day for those of Christain faith but for people of many different denominations all over the world. Easter often marks the first gathering of friends and family for the spring season. Overtime Easter has evolved... Read More
March 27th, 2018 USA- The author says while risks are slow, migraines should be accounted for as potential risks for cardiovascular diseases in men and women.Billions of people worldwide suffer from migraines. It impacts their quality of life on a daily basis and can be a huge burden to society.Past studies have suggested that migraines are linked to heart attacks and strokes, especially among women.  However migraines being linked to other heart problems are not well known.Researchers from  Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark and Stanford University, USA tried to examine the risks of heart attacks, strokes, peripheral artery disease, which reduces the blood flow to limbs, also blood clots and tachycardia (fast hearbeat) and arrythmia (... Read More
March 22nd, 2018 USA-  MI or myocardial infarction has been known to have a short-term prognosis, as it often goes unrecognized, until now the long-term outlook was unknown,  says author Dr Tushar Acharya, a cardiologist at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, US whose study investigated long-term effects. The study consisted of 935 participants of Iceland MI.  At the beginning of their study participants underwent  EGC (electrocardiogram) and CMR (cardiovascular magnetic resonance) and were placed into three different categories. Unrecognized MI which was most likely never caught by their routine physical exam, but recognized by CMR.  MI that had been previously... Read More


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