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COVAX. #bits19 I Samantha Payne (Open Bionics): Turning children into bionic superheroes. Salamander Science & Regenerative Medicine. How Much Bacteria Does The Human Body Really Contain? Scientist reveals why it's important to let your kids be exposed to germs. Parents are over-sterlising the environments of their children because they don't understand why dirt is good for us, a germ expert says.

Scientist reveals why it's important to let your kids be exposed to germs

Professor Jack Gilbert said that exposure to microbes prevalent in the great outdoors will establish a stronger, more robust immune system in young people. Germs and dirt are serious concerns for anxious parents but Professor Gilbert, co-author of “Dirt is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child's Developing Immune System” says that we need not worry. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines “Most parents think all germs are bad, that is not true. Prof Gilbert, the director of the Microbiome Centre at the University of Chicago, says that parents can often over-sterilise environments for their children. Real Doctor reacts to DOCTOR STRANGE. What is CAR-T therapy? An expert explains. CAR-T therapy is a completely new type of therapy that uses the immune system to kill cancer cells.

What is CAR-T therapy? An expert explains

In some cases it has cured people where all other treatments have failed. Professor Karl Peggs, Scientific Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Blood and Transplant Research Unit in Stem Cells and Immunotherapies explains more. How does CAR-T therapy work? "T-cells are a type of immune cell that help the body fight infection by seeking out viruses, bacteria and parasites, and then killing them. T-cells also look for and destroy abnormal cells, such as cancer cells. "Researchers do this by collecting T-cells from the patient’s blood, which are then modified in a laboratory to produce special structures called chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) on their surface.

Caring for a loved one is hard work: 6 ways you can fight burnout. Shannon Wright Many people are caregivers for their sick parents, partners, friends or others, with an unfortunate consequence: They end up suffering.

Caring for a loved one is hard work: 6 ways you can fight burnout

TED speakers share steps that caregivers can take to help maintain their own well-being. Today, people in every country are living longer than ever. Globally, there are an estimated 962 million individuals aged 60 or over, and this age group is growing faster than all others, according to the United Nations. And while many of them are healthy and able-bodied, disease and disability inevitably increase with age. Suleika Jaouad: What almost dying taught me about living. Innovative child malaria vaccine test starts in Malawi. Image copyright D Poland/PATH A large-scale pilot of what has been called the world's first malaria vaccine to give partial protection to children has begun in Malawi.

Innovative child malaria vaccine test starts in Malawi

The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites. How Much Weed Should Someone Try If It's Their First Time? Marijuana is a lot more than just THC - a pharmacologist looks at the untapped healing compounds. Medical marijuana is legal in 33 states as of November 2018.

Marijuana is a lot more than just THC - a pharmacologist looks at the untapped healing compounds

Yet the federal government still insists marijuana has no legal use and is easy to abuse. In the meantime, medical marijuana dispensaries have an increasing array of products available for pain, anxiety, sex and more. Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant. Building a Prosthetic Arm With Lego. The Value of a Human Life: $129,000. In theory, a year of human life is priceless.

The Value of a Human Life: $129,000

In reality, it's worth $50,000. That's the international standard most private and government-run health insurance plans worldwide use to determine whether to cover a new medical procedure. More simply, insurance companies calculate that to make a treatment worth its cost, it must guarantee one year of "quality life" for $50,000 or less. New research, however, would argue that that figure is far too low. Stanford economists have demonstrated that the average value of a year of quality human life is actually closer to about $129,000. Zenios's conclusions arrive amidst mounting debate over whether Medicare, the U.S. government health plan for seniors, ought to use cost-effectiveness analysis in determining coverage of procedures.

Assigning a dollar figure to Medicare patients' lives may sound crass, but such valuations are routine in Americans' daily lives. Tilly Lockey: 'I can paint with my bionic arms' 11-year-old Tilly tests 3D printed Deus Ex prosthetic arm after losing hands to meningitis. Open Bionics - turning disabilities into superpowers. What Causes the Hiccups After Laughing? Getting hiccups after laughing is a common occurrence, though it becomes annoying if it persists for more than a minute or two.

What Causes the Hiccups After Laughing?

Sometimes the reason people get so frustrated with hiccups is because they don’t understand what causes them. Knowing why you hiccup after laughing helps you understand exactly what is going on inside your body when it happens. If you know the cause, it is possible to prevent it from happening again. Rush of Air to the Diaphragm. New Cyborg Wrist Gives Unprecedented Motion to Amputees. Lab-grown ‘mini brains’ produce electrical patterns that resemble those of premature babies. ‘Mini brains’ grown in a dish have spontaneously produced human-like brain waves for the first time — and the electrical patterns look similar to those seen in premature babies.

Lab-grown ‘mini brains’ produce electrical patterns that resemble those of premature babies

The advancement could help scientists to study early brain development. Research in this area has been slow, partly because it is difficult to obtain fetal-tissue samples for analysis and nearly impossible to examine a fetus in utero. Many researchers are excited about the promise of these ‘organoids’, which, when grown as 3D cultures, can develop some of the complex structures seen in brains. But the technology also raises questions about the ethics of creating miniature organs that could develop consciousness.

A team of researchers led by neuroscientist Alysson Muotri of the University of California, San Diego, coaxed human stem cells to form tissue from the cortex — a brain region that controls cognition and interprets sensory information. Surprising patterns. Can artisanal weed compete with 'Big Marijuana'? You’ve heard of Big Pharma and Big Tobacco.

Can artisanal weed compete with 'Big Marijuana'?

How about Big Marijuana? The drug’s growing legalization is raising concerns among small-scale marijuana farmers and retailers that the corporatization of weed may be right around the corner. For example, earlier this year NASDAQ became the first major U.S. stock exchange to list shares of a marijuana production company. And in August, Corona-maker Constellation Brands shocked Wall Street by making a US$3.8 billion investment in a Canadian marijuana producer, sparking a bull market in marijuana stocks industry-wide. Even Coca-Cola is exploring opportunities to get involved. This Chemical Is So Hot It Destroys Nerve Fibers—in a Good Way. Odon childbirth device: Car mechanic uncorks a revolution. Midterms 2018: Weed Wins on Election Day.

HAL for Well-Being Lower Limb Type Pro - CYBERDYNE. Meet Jim Allison, the Carousing Texan Who Just Won a Nobel Prize For His Cancer Immunotherapy Breakthrough. Biologist Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty - CRISPR. Forget the Blood of Teens. Metformin Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pill. Visitors Can Touch Human Brains at This Indian Neuroscience Institute. When the woman died, the police took away her husband.

Visitors Can Touch Human Brains at This Indian Neuroscience Institute

Her parents claimed he had driven her mad, harassing her for dowry payments. True enough, the clinical history that arrived at the mortuary along with her body listed what appeared to be psychiatric symptoms: manic behavior, auditory hallucinations, strange, distorted visions. It was only once her skull was broken open, her brain removed and segmented, that the truth was revealed: her injury was physical, and inflicted not by her husband, but by a tapeworm.

Visitors to India’s only Brain Museum, in the southern city of Bengaluru, know the woman only as “neurocysticercosis - cerebral.” CBD STORE UK : Smart Organic CBD Oil Supplies UK. The Hidden Link Between Farm Antibiotics and Human Illness. BBC Four - The Rebel Physician: Nicholas Culpeper's Fight for Medical Freedom. 3D Human Anatomy Models for Illustrators and Animators. How to become a blood stem cell donor with DKMS. One Woman's Immortal Cells Have Saved Hundreds of Thousands of Lives. Imagine this: you’re a physician at one of the most renowned medical institutions in the world. A patient comes in with a very aggressive form of cervical cancer and you collect her cells to study them for her particular case. But while studying her cells, you notice something odd. After a certain number of cell divisions, they don’t die like other cells in the research lab. Using a defibrillator (AED)

An AED (automated external defibrillator) is a device that gives the heart an electric shock when someone’s heart has stopped (cardiac arrest). You can use an AED on children over one year old and adults. Ambulances have them on board, but using an AED in the minutes before an ambulance arrives can double someone’s chances of survival.

So it is up to bystanders quickly to find the nearest defibrillator. Where can I find a defibrillator (AED)? Why are we dragging our feet when more automation in health care will save lives? As a neonatologist, I worry about patients with pulmonary hypertension. This unforgiving disease, sometimes seen after premature birth, can end with sudden death from constricting blood vessels in the lungs. One minute a baby in the neonatal ICU may be sleeping comfortably; moments later, doctors and nurses are giving chest compressions and rescue medications. Study: Blue light from screens can steadily blind us. World Mosquito Program. Wolbachia are natural bacteria present in up to 60% of insect species, including some mosquitoes.

However, Wolbachia is not usually found in the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the primary species responsible for transmitting human viruses such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya. For many years, scientists have been studying Wolbachia, looking for ways to use it to potentially control the mosquitoes that transmit human viruses. The World Mosquito Program’s research has shown that when introduced into the Aedes aegypti mosquito, Wolbachia can help to reduce the transmission of these viruses to people. This important discovery has the potential to transform the fight against life-threatening mosquito-borne diseases. Wolbachia are naturally occurring bacteria found in 60% of all insect species. Does Monsanto's Roundup cause cancer? Trial highlights the difficulty of proving a link. Does glyphosate, the active ingredient in the widely used weedkiller Roundup, cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma? This question is at issue now in a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court.

Hundreds more claims have been cleared to proceed in a federal multi-district lawsuit. The IARC classification relied in part on experiments in mice. But is that enough to conclude the weed killer causes cancer in humans? Mice are not people, so probably not. If it was simple to determine the cause of cancer in humans, scientists would do the right experiment and we’d know the answer pretty quickly. I spent three days as a hunter-gatherer to see if it would improve my gut health. Mounting evidence suggests that the richer and more diverse the community of microbes in your gut the lower your risk of disease. How a watch helped Emma write again. While, at least for now, the technological advancement of the watch may have slowed down, Zhang certainly hasn’t.

This invention helped me write again - BBC Stories. A podiatrist explains why flip-flops are terrible for your feet. Podiatric surgeon Dr. Buy Cannabis Oil Online. Advice for UK and EU Patients. CBD Tongue Drops, CBD Eliquids & CBD supplements From As low as £5.99. Anushka Naiknaware: A teen scientist's invention to help wounds heal. Of mice and men: why animal trial results don’t always translate to humans. Throughout the era of modern medicine, animals have been used extensively to develop and test therapies before they are tested in humans. Virtually every medical therapy in use today – including drugs, vaccines, surgical techniques, devices such as pacemakers and joint prostheses, radiation therapy – owes its existence, at some level, to animal experiments.

WHO supports Ebola vaccination of high risk populations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the support of WHO and partners, is preparing to vaccinate high risk populations against Ebola virus disease (EVD) in affected health zones. Health workers operating in affected areas are being vaccinated today and community outreach has started to prepare for the ring vaccination. Missing microbes 'cause' childhood cancer.

BBC One - The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs. Why Men Are Much Worse At Being Sick Than Women. In the debate over which is the stronger sex, the so-called “man flu” inevitably comes up. Nina Fedoroff: A secret weapon against Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases. Bubble technology for Drug Delivery — Department of Engineering Science. Dr Stride’s research focuses on bubbles of a few 1000ths of a millimetre that are injected into the bloodstream to increase the strength of the echoes from blood vessels.

Clinicians use these bubbles to map the flow of blood in a particular region, using ultrasound imaging, in order to identify a range of diseases. Jimmy Lin: A simple new blood test that can catch cancer early. “Is curing patients a sustainable business model?” Goldman Sachs analysts ask. Buying CBD Supplements Online? Here’s a Guide on What to Look For - Medical Marijuana, Inc. Why marijuana fans should not see approval for epilepsy drug as a win for weed. It’s 4/20, and an FDA Panel Just OK’d a Drug Made From Marijuana. A device for people with epilepsy: a seizure forecaster.

Johns Hopkins performs world first total penis transplant, on veteran wounded by IED blast. Alzheimer's and the Mediterranean diet. Zipline — Lifesaving Deliveries by Drone. What your body odour could reveal about your health and mood. How AI is revolutionising drug discovery. BenevolentAI is about to disrupt pharma in a big way. Customer reviews: Veinlite EMS Adult Baby Transilluminator Vein Finder. Is it wrong to ask your doctor for opioids? Plague bacteria may be hiding in common soil or water microbes, waiting to emerge.

Three reasons why scientific advice on drugs is ignored. Promising male birth control pill has its origin in an arrow poison. Paul Root Wolpe: It's time to question bio-engineering. The Second Coming of Ultrasound. A Vegan Diet (Hugely) Helpful Against Cancer. Wellcome Collection - Wellcome Trust. BPA Chemical Leaches From Hard Plastic Drinking Bottles Into The Body, Study. Chemistry 'Van Gogh' could help with cancer. Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) – an NCATS Program. Do people like government 'nudges'? Study says: Yes. Smoking or Non-Smoking Section? Not anymore. Seven body organs you can live without. Tactical Medicine Essentials - Acep. The mystery of how babies experience pain.

David Brenner: A new weapon in the fight against superbugs. Peppa Pig accused of putting strain on NHS with "unrealistic" image of GPs. Life expectancy has dropped because of antibiotic resistance, says ONS. Odon childbirth device: Car mechanic uncorks a revolution. Is your biological clock ticking? - Information and advice on fertility. Gone To Pot: American Road Trip - Watch episodes - The ITV Hub. Home — Sisters of the Valley. Vaping Cannabis: Everything Marijuana Users Need to Know. Adult HPV Vaccine Age, Guidelines, Side Effects, Benefits. BBC Two - Billion Dollar Deals and How They Changed Your World, Series 1, Health. Rich American seniors are getting healthier, leaving the poor behind. Of mice and men: why animal trial results don’t always translate to humans. Why you may not need all those days of antibiotics.

How Big Pharma is hindering treatment of the opioid addiction epidemic.