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July 2017

Life problems

Heart attacks and strokes

July 14, 2017

We live at a wonderful age nowadays. What was the plot of a science fiction animation movie just two years ago is now a reality. The movie Big 6 was about a robot that could predict disease and the idea seemed far fetched at the time, which again was just two years ago. Just last month however, researchers were able to create an artificial intelligence that can read through medical data and predict with an impressive degree of accuracy any risk of heart problems to occur in the next 10 years. Continue Reading…

Life problems

Sleep deprivation

July 14, 2017

Sleep deprivation is something that many people see as a challenge. Many have tried to see how long they would last before being too tired and sleepy to stay awake. But what may be a game to some is a very serious matter for others. Among the worst causes of sleep deprivation is chronic pain. This type of condition creates a vicious and very long cycle of pain and lack of sleep: Pain prevents you from sleeping, the lack of sleep gives way to more pain which prevents sleep even more and so on. These kinds of patients are usually prescribed common analgesics such as ibuprofen and morphine but researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital may just have found the most unexpected new drug that can effectively help relieve pain. Continue Reading…

Deseases

Toothaches

July 14, 2017

Toothaches are a true legend when it comes to different aches that affect our bodies. We all hate them but we’re ready to go to the dentist and potentially feel even more pain in our teeth if it can help us live without the original pain. And while filling a tooth can be a reliable solution to cavities in our modern age, it is still not the optimal solution as the filling is permanently present in the tooth after it’s implemented which impedes the tooth’s ability to restore its level of minerals that was reduced by the cavity in the first place. And that particular problem is what prompted scientists at King’s College in London earlier this year to research and potentially develop a way to better deal with damaged teeth. Continue Reading…

Surgeries

Transcranial Direct Stimulation

July 13, 2017

We all know what coma looks like thanks to multitudes of Hollywood movies and productions that instructed us in the true meaning of being alive but simply not there. And while it is true for a lot of comatose people, a big part of those affected are also what we may describe as in and out. These people are experiencing what medical professionals and specifically neurologists call “Minimal consciousness”. The minimally conscious can be aware at times of what is going on around them and but aren’t able to communicate. This can be extremely frustrating for relatives and most certainly for the patients themselves as well. Continue Reading…

Deseases

Ebola

July 13, 2017

Ebola is a strong virus that first surfaced about 40 years ago. When it first appeared, the disease hit a small village in central africa, costing the lives of 280 of the people who contracted it. Thankfully the virus was contained to that village at the time and wasn’t much of a threat in the recent decades since then. However, last year the virus made headlines as it rampaged through West Africa infecting more than seven thousand people and killing more than three thousand four hundred of the infected. This massive loss prompted the World Health Organization to declare a red alert and urge all scientists to focus on defeating this deadly disease as soon as possible. Continue Reading…