When You Eat This Mini Robot, It Crawls Around Your Organs

Thanks;Erin Biba Published;05.24.195:10 AM ET Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Getty Doctors have lots of ways of seeing what’s going on inside your body, but none of them is really ideal. Pictures from the outside obviously don’t show everything. Colonoscopes are… uncomfortable and can only reach your lower intestine. And even modern, advanced PillCams, while…

The Danger of ‘Deploy or Get Out’ Facing HIV-Positive Troops

Thanks;Samantha Allen Published; 09.19.18 4:55 AM ET Raphye Alexius/Getty The largest employer in the country will not accept people living with HIV. No, not Walmart, which is the largest private employer in the United States, but the United States military, which has long banned anyone who tests positive for HIV from enlisting—and which considers most…

Cancer

Thanks;WHO&G. Reboux Published;FEB,01 Key facts • Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer. • Approximately 70% of deaths from cancer occur in low- and middle-income countries. • Around one third of deaths from cancer…

From Palestine to Fiji, untold flu stories 100 years on

Thanks; Alasdair Soussi Published; 13 Feb 2018 Up to 40 million people died in the Spanish flu outbreak between 1918 to 1919 [AP] “I had a little bird, its name was Enza. I opened the window and in-flu-enza.” Almost like the creepy theme tune to a horror film, the rhyme above became a common refrain for…

How ‘guerilla’ start-ups can make the world a better place

Thanks; @IBGC_Fletcher & Word Economic Forum REUTERS/Thomas Peter At the Stockholm Tech Fest this year, Swedish entrepreneur Niklas Zennström issued a rare and refreshing call to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their next startup idea. As founder of Skype, he knows a thing or two about opportunity-spotting. The UN goals involve complex problems, but…

Doctors Agree—Stay Away From These Popular Health Supplements

Thanks; Kelsey Clark  PHOTO: Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis September 12, 2016 NEWS The supplements we often turn to as beauty or dietary aids may be doing more harm than good, according to new findings from Consumer Reports. Despite populating the shelves at pharmacies and health-food stores across the country, these over-the-counter aids can be…

Engines of the Future: How Tiny Bacteria Could Power Your Smartphone

A team of scientists has discovered that bacteria could power micromachines such as smartphones by harnessing energy from its movement. (Photo : Flickr/Creative Commons/NIAID) Thanks;Monica Antonio  Jul 12, 2016 07:15 AM EDT Can you imagine your phone being solely powered by microscopic bacteria?A team of scientists from Oxford University has devised a way to harness energy…