Tag: disease

mosquito

Tick and Mosquito-borne Illnesses Are On The Rise: What Can You Do?

Summer is the season for spending time outdoors, but unfortunately, this can put us in contact with pests that carry disease. Ticks and mosquitoes, for instance, can both transmit illness to humans, and new research shows that they are doing just that this season. Federal health officials now say that the number of people getting …

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vaccine, health, medicine, shot

A Pandemic is Looming, So This Group is Working to Prep for It

The next pandemic could be right around the corner. It isn’t something most of us like to think about, but researchers know that it’s a realistic threat that we should be preparing for before it strikes. Now, a group has been formed to help us in the event of another catastrophe. It’s called the Coalition …

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Centrifuges: How a Child’s Toy May Help Doctors Diagnose Diseases in Blood Samples

Sometimes, scientists find resources to make medical advances in strange places. One of the latest is a child’s toy, and it may help reduce the cost of diagnosing diseases. A centrifuge is a piece of equipment that rotates an object around a fixed axis. It is occasionally used in laboratories to separate fluids, gas or …

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Report: Zombies Would Overtake Humans in About 100 Days

If a real-life zombie apocalypse broke out, would you prepared to take on the undead? Most of us know at this point that zombies are a work of fiction, but scientists wanted to determine if humans could actually fight off the creatures in a worst-case scenario. A study published in the University of Leicester’s Journal …

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Report: Your Breath May Tell You How Prone You Are to Disease

What if you could find out which diseases you may have through a breathalyzer test? As it turns out, scientists believe we may not be far off from this possibility. As researchers explain in a report published in ACS Nano, exhaled breath contains nitrogen, carbon dioxide, oxygen, and small traces of more than 100 other …

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ebola

Bill Gates Says We Aren’t Ready Prepared for a Global Epidemic

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times that went live on March 18, and it provided plenty of food for thought on the recent Ebola crisis. Stemming from the health crisis, which took thousands of lives in West Africa, Gates proclaimed that the world is simply not ready to deal with …

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