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Amazing connection between gut bacteria and cognitive functioning

June 30th, 2015 at 9:26 pm » Comments Off

Oregon State University researchers have discovered a new link between cognitive functioning and gut bacteria.  In recent years the science involving bacteria in the gut and its link to health and cognitive functioning has boomed.  Parkinson’s disease has even been linked to changes in gut bacteria.  Published in the journal Neuroscience, a new study shows that diets high in fat and sugar are probably […]



First 3D heart printed using multiple imaging techniques

June 30th, 2015 at 9:17 pm » Comments Off

Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital congenital heart experts have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional anatomic model of a patient’s heart.  



Virtual reality therapy may reduce cravings for alcohol and tobacco

June 26th, 2015 at 8:25 am » Comments Off

A new study that appears in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs suggests virtual-reality therapy may help to reduce people’s craving for tobacco and alcohol.



Airing – world’s first hoseless, maskless, cordless CPAP device

June 25th, 2015 at 10:13 am » Comments Off

Your whole day can be ruined by missing out on a good night’s sleep. Your mood can be affected, you can find it hard to focus, and it can be nearly impossible to shake the sleepy feeling.  



Illegal drugs are easy to order on China’s open online drug market

June 24th, 2015 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

Illegal drugs from China are as easy as typing on a keyboard to order. More than 150 Chinese companies sell alpha-PVP, according to  guidechem.com. alpha-PVP is also known as flakka, a dangerous stimulant that is illegal in the United States but not in China, and was blamed for 18 recent deaths in one Florida county.



Top 11 tech innovations that could change medicine

June 22nd, 2015 at 2:03 pm » Comments Off

Huge changes in medicine and healthcare fueled by technology are heading our way.  



Experts: online human breast milk comes with serious health risks

June 19th, 2015 at 10:34 am » Comments Off

British experts have recently warned the growing online craze among some fitness communities, fetishists and chronic disease sufferers for buying and drinking human breast milk poses serious health risks.  



Injectable electronic brain implants

June 12th, 2015 at 4:56 pm » Comments Off

 U.S. and Chinese scientists have, for the first time, developed a method to inject microelectronic devices such as wires and transistors directly into the brain (or other body parts) to measure or stimulate neural activity.  



Ambulance drones on the rise

June 8th, 2015 at 2:43 pm » Comments Off

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos caused quite a stir in December 2013, with the announcement of his company’s plans to offer 30-minute product deliveries via unmanned aerial vehicles (more commonly referred to as “drones”).  



Using genome sequencing to improve patient care

June 5th, 2015 at 7:36 pm » Comments Off

According to one speaker at Advances in Genome Biology, a conference for genomic scientists held earlier this year, the use of genome sequencing to improve patient care is no longer a far-off goal – it’s happening today.  



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