Health

Would You Swallow A Pill With Needles? Watch How Stainless Steel Microneedle Technology Works [Video]

Stainless steel microneedle pills may one day take the place of injections. Imagine ingesting your next injection by swallowing a pill made with tiny microneedles. It sounds awful, but researchers who developed the new jagged little pill technology say it would be a completely painless way to receive an injection. Medical News Today said that the microneedle capsule is made ...

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Moderate Beer Drinking Reduces Sperm Quality, Study Claims

Hopeful fathers might take heed of the recommendations in a new study published in BMJ Open that claims that even a moderate weekly drinking can lower sperm quality. Even five beers a week is enough to lower sperm quality in healthy men, according to a report on Medical News Today. Previous animal studies have indicated that moderate drinking could impact ...

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Coffee Addict? Here’s Some Motivation To Give Up The Brew

National Coffee Day was celebrated at the end of September, and many a connoisseur of the pervasive beverage marked the occasion by taking another sip. Or pouring another cup. For many who drink several servings of the caffeine-laded substance daily, another sip simply isn’t enough. This is part of what has motivated some former caffeine lovers to give the habit ...

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CDC Confirms Mosquitoes Carrying Chikungunya Virus In U.S.

Mosquitoes have been causing us human beings trouble for a very long time. They are known to be major carriers of malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, encephalitis, and a handful of other diseases. The flying plagues are estimated to kill over 725,000 people a year, which actually makes the insects the most deadly creature on the planet, from our perspective ...

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Banana Vitamin: A Scientific Miracle For Children Dying From Vitamin A Deficiency?

Banana vitamin research has led scientists to find a potential way to control an epidemic of vitamin A deficiency all over the world, but specifically in Uganda. Scientists from Queensland University of Technology have genetically engineered bananas, packed full of micronutrients. These bananas, grown specifically in northern Queensland, are designed to increase the level of alpha- and beta-carotene taken into ...

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Not Just For Movie Stars: Rene Piedra DMD Explores Botox In Dentistry

Most people associate Botox* with smoothing out facial wrinkles. Its use and popularity has grown at an amazing rate in recent years, boosted by the publicity it has received from Hollywood celebrities, for whom image is everything. But who has ever heard of Botox being used in the field of dentistry? Rene Piedra DMD offers Botox in his Florida practice, ...

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Stroke Selfie? Woman’s Video Leads To Diagnosis

A 49-year-old Toronto area woman’s video selfie has proven crucial to her doctors, enabling them to diagnose her with a mini-stroke days after they told her the symptoms were the result of stress. “I thought if I could show somebody what was happening, they would have a better understanding,” Stacey Yepes said, speaking of her decision to record the harrowing ...

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Sovaldi $1000 Pill Cures Hepatitis C, But Will Obamacare Pay?

Sovaldi is a new wonder drug that can cure Hepatitis C — but each pill costs $ 1000! That’s a real headache for Medicaid health insurance programs. Maybe the health managers could take aspirin to cure that– it’s a lot cheaper than Sovaldi. But it won’t solve the problem of how they’re going to pay for the treatment. According to ...

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‘Man Flu’: Not for Woosses! What YOU Need To Know

New scientific evidence actually indicates that ‘Man Flu’ isn’t just an excuse to get out of doing the dishes. New scientific research has found that men, and especially ‘tough guys’ with higher testosterone levels, have weaker immune systems. Scientists from Stanford University published their findings in the ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences’ saying they have found that men ...

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One Small Glass of Wine a Week During Pregnancy Won’t Harm Child, Says Doctor

Recent studies have divulged a secret: it has stated that one glass of wine a week does not harm the child. Children who are born to women who have been drinking one glass of wine a week do not suffer from any kind of behavioral or cognitive problems, suggests a recent study. The issue of pregnancy and drinking has raised ...

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