Study shows that a highly sensitive, wearable gas sensor like an ”electronic nose” for environmental and human health monitoring may soon become commercially available. The study was conducted by the researchers at Penn State and Northeastern University. The sensor device is an improvement on existing wearable sensors because it uses a self-heating mechanism that enhances […]

37°C or 98.6 F. For decades, we all considered this as our normal body temperature! However, the latest studies suggest that this number may be outdated and the cooler is the new normal. According to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the average human body temperature in humans has dropped. […]

Soon, people can store their vaccination records in their body itself. Researchers are making progress in developing a novel way to record a patient’s vaccination history: storing the data in a pattern of dye, invisible to the naked eye, which is delivered under the skin at the same time as the vaccine. Though it has […]

A report on a 60-year follow-up of a clinical trial suggests that receiving BCG vaccination during early childhood is associated with reduced risk of subsequent lung cancer development. The results were published in the ‘Journal of the American Medical Association'(JAMA). The study, “Association of Bacille Calmette-Guerin Vaccination in Childhood with Subsequent Cancer,” was led by […]

A small study using the electromagnetic waves approach has shown some encouraging results in the ongoing efforts to control and treat Alzheimer’s disease.  A medical device company based in Phoenix, AZ have developed a wearable device that, according to their recent open-label clinical trial, can significantly reduce memory loss in Alzheimer’s by disaggregating toxic protein […]

Every year, a huge number of people lose their lives to suicide. This number is higher than the deaths caused by war and road accidents! Today, September 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day—a day dedicated to raising awareness of the risks of suicide and the challenges faced when trying to prevent death by suicide. The […]

The scientists from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Italy are developing a technology that can completely bypass the eyeball and send messages directly to the brain to restore vision to the blind. They will be doing this by stimulating the optic nerve with intraneural electrode known as […]

A low-cost, four-in-one pill, can cut the number of heart attacks and strokes by a third, a study shows. This daily pill contains blood-thinning aspirin, a cholesterol-lowering statin and two drugs to lower blood pressure. All these medications are readily available, but the idea is that combining them into one tablet will make compliance easier. […]

A new framework to eliminate human rabies and save tens of thousands of lives each year has been launched today by WHO, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Global Alliance for the Control of Rabies (GARC). The framework calls for 3 key […]