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Why a faecal transplant could save your life

April 27th, 2018 at 9:46 am » Comments Off

The faecal transplant, also known as trans-poo-sion, surely has the title of medicine’s most disgusting procedure. It is pretty much what you are imagining – part of a faecal stool is taken from one person and given to another. The purpose is to introduce new beneficial microbes to the receiving patient’s digestive system. And it […]



28 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancer

April 12th, 2018 at 8:30 am » Comments Off

Cancer is the No. 2 cause of death in the US, second only to heart disease. It fundamentally affects the way our cells grow and divide, changing them in perverse ways. All cancer is a result of damage or genetic mutations in our DNA. The nasty, debilitating class of diseases spreads through a body like […]



Non-electric waterpik

April 6th, 2018 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

The Pocket Flosser is the perfect addition to the toothbrush, giving you the best electric oral care experience without electricity or batteries. Using ingenuity, and principles of physics, the Pocket Flosser is a waterpik that can clean your teeth effectively using water or even your mouthwash. Relying on an internal pump that lets you build […]



Debt prompts patients to delay treatment, data shows

March 30th, 2018 at 10:03 am » Comments Off

Does your outstanding debt cause you to avoid the medical care you need? Though Americans certainly aren’t strangers to debt, the impact of owing money extends not just to their financial decisions, but health-related ones, as well. According to new data from lifeinsurance.org, indebted individuals often will delay medical treatment to avoid the added costs. […]



Life… UNLIMITED: Beating ageing is set to become the biggest business in the world, say tycoons

March 28th, 2018 at 10:12 am » Comments Off

Silicon Valley billionaires are investing in slowing the ageing process They include PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos Investor Jim Mellon is leading the anti-ageing race on this side of the Atlantic



Baby poop is changing, science reveals. Here’s why it matters

March 9th, 2018 at 9:38 am » Comments Off

What’s in infant diapers may help explain the rise of allergies and asthma in recent decades. Baby poop is changing, and that could be bad news for children’s health.



Your smartphone is making you stupid, antisocial and unhealthy. So why can’t you put it down?

February 26th, 2018 at 10:43 am » Comments Off

A decade ago, smart devices promised to change the way we think and interact, and they have – but not by making us smarter. Eric Andrew-Gee explores the growing body of scientific evidence that digital distraction is damaging our minds.



Study: For those over 90, alcohol better than exercise for longevity

February 22nd, 2018 at 11:38 am » Comments Off

Cheers to life – seriously. When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study led by University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas.



Electronic skin can display a heartbeat on your hand

February 22nd, 2018 at 10:36 am » Comments Off

You’d know someone’s health just by looking at them. Electronic skins might not only detect health troubles in the near future, but display them for the world to see. University of Tokyo researchers have developed an e-skin that can measure vital signs like your heartbeat and display them in real time on a skin display. […]



Edible electronics tattooed on your food could help track your health

February 16th, 2018 at 3:24 pm » Comments Off

The development of organic circuits that can be transferred onto food and pills paves the way for a new era of biomonitoring.



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