We all know by now that type 2 diabetes is an epidemic. We’re seeing words like crisis and runaway all over the news and in the journals. Heart disease rates have been cut in half since the staggering margarine days of the 1980s, but diabetes has swi
It’s a typical scenario: you ask the doctor to make you feel better; he or she proceeds to stick you with needles and bombard you with radiation. But a new breed of portable devices painless laser beams could use Raman spectrometry
This ersatz lung, no bigger than a multivitamin, could represent a new pharmaceutical testing method. On it, researchers have created an artificial alveolus, one of the sacs in the lungs where oxygen crosses a membrane to enter the body’s blood vesse
The new Human++ system adds one very powerful new peripheral to Android smartphones: your own body. It interprets electrocardiogram (ECG) readings, and can be used for medicinal or recreational purposes
A new robotic exoskeleton based on a military design will help paraplegics walk once again on their own two legs.
"Our goal is not to present high fructose corn syrup as a health food, nor is our goal to increase consumption of high fructose corn syrup." (Blah Blah Blah)
While the FDA tries to unlawfully empower its agency with an eye on controlling the access to nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals and herbs, actually funding a report that was carefully skewed to imply that nutritional aids of any kind could
In the U.S., people needing a new lung wait more than a year on average for an organ. That’s often too long—237 people on the transplant list died in 2009.
A warning that Apple’s popular iPhone should be kept at least 15mm away from the body is buried deep inside the manual.
Our brains are constantly adapting to information from the world around us. However, some activities make a bigger impression than others. In recent years, researchers have been probing how outside influences, from music to meditation, might change
Most people probably assume that their doctors know everything there is to know about health because, after all, they went through many years of medical school.
A new study explores the surprising cognitive effects of contraception
By now everyone has seen crisscrossing streaks of white clouds trailing behind jet aircraft, stretching from horizon to horizon, eventually turning the sky into a murky haze.
Julian Treasure says our increasingly noisy world is gnawing away at our mental health -- even costing lives. He lays out an 8-step plan to soften this sonic assault (starting with those cheap earbuds) and restore our relationship with sound.
For you and the women in your life: The Silent Killer - Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Almost no one seems to know about this. Please watch the video so you will be informed.......
After bed bugs were pretty much eradicated in the 1950's with the use of DDT, the pesky human blood suckers are back with a vengeance. A handy site,
Experts are finding that "high-fructose corn syrup" (HFCS) is making us fat. Scientists at nutrition research centers are saying that it's a huge problem.
The bid to rename the sweetener by the Corn Refiners Association comes as Americans’ concerns about health and obesity have sent consumption of high fructose corn syrup, used in soft drinks but also in bread, cereal and other foods, to a 20-year low.
Swimming in chlorinated pools can cause an increased risk of cancer in bathers, Spanish researchers said on Monday.
A HEAVY METAL MISADVENTURE - A Documentary Film by Writer - Director - Producer, Kelly Gallagher
Formula baby milk can contain 40 times more aluminium than breast milk, potentially causing health problems in later life, claim researchers.
Man, I had this brilliant idea a while back but it looks like others are already advancing the technology. My idea was you could use ebedded charcoal like in odor eaters for your shoes. Damn, that really stinks.
Since last April, 19 cancer patients whose liver tumors hadn’t responded to chemotherapy have taken an experimental drug. Within weeks of the first dose, it appeared to work, by preventing tumors from making proteins they need to survive.
A few transplants of the 28,000 performed yearly involve the same organ spending time in more than two bodies. The most common scenario arises when patient in late stages of a disease receives liver or kidney as a last-ditch effort to keep him alive.
The power of search engines is applied to health-care data.
Resistant to almost all antibiotics, thanks to having become enhanced by a gene that can jump across different species of bacteria, giving them an alarming potential to spread and diversify.
The pitch: fill up from any tap, and the bottle's filter removes all the nasties for clean, pure refreshment
Last week, the FDA gave biotech firm Geron the green light to proceed with clinical trials of an embryonic stem cell treatment for spinal cord injuries.
Perhaps it's in the nature of regenerative medicine news to multiply. Earlier today stem cell researchers announced the first clinical trial using adult stem cells to treat a spinal cord injury would begin at the end of the month.
Be scared citizen, be scared and panic. Panic until you go slowly into that cold dark night.