Over 500 children are educated in slums and underneath floyovers in South Delhi

Naman Munot, a 24-year-old working professional, has successfully educated over 500 children in slums and underneath flyovers in South Delhi, to protect themselves from asthma, bronchitis or lung damage due to the degrading air quality by gifting them all free air pollution masks. Graduated from BITS Pilani, the young man worked on a research study… Lire la suite Over 500 children are educated in slums and underneath floyovers in South Delhi

Bill Gates is giving $50 million to fight Alzheimer’s disease

Bill Gates just invested $50 million of his own money to battle the Alzheimer’s disease in the Dementia Discovery Fund, which is working to come up with new treatments. “We need more approaches to stopping the disease, he writes in his post. That’s one of five crucial areas where he sees room for serious advancement,… Lire la suite Bill Gates is giving $50 million to fight Alzheimer’s disease

A premiere in Canada for the Sanfilippo desease research

Today, November 8, 2017, the CHU Sainte-Justine celebrated the extraordinary commitment of $1 million from The Sanfilippo Children’s Research Foundation (SCRF) and the Linton family to support research on Sanfilippo disease, a rare neurodegenerative disease for which there is currently no cure. This donation will allow the creation of The Sanfilippo Children’s Research Endowment Fund, which… Lire la suite A premiere in Canada for the Sanfilippo desease research

Seniors reinvent aging through cohousing & senior villages

They’re supposed to be the golden years; a time of happiness and prosperity. But for many seniors, the post-retirement years are not so golden. Many live in isolation, watching their abilities, well-being and independence slowly dwindle away to the point where, after a lifetime of self-determination, they’re in the dreaded position of being a burden.… Lire la suite Seniors reinvent aging through cohousing & senior villages

Coffee helps you live longer, says study

 Higher coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of early death, according to new research. The observational study in nearly 20,000 participants suggests that coffee can be part of a healthy diet in healthy people, Indy100 reports. The ten year long study found that regular coffee drinkers had a 64 per cent lower risk of dying early… Lire la suite Coffee helps you live longer, says study

Immunotherapy succeeds in thwarting Type-1 diabetes in study

A form of immunotherapy gaining ground as a way to treat childhood food allergies has shown promise in treating another rising scourge of children and young adults: Type 1 diabetes. In a small but rigorous clinical trial, British investigators gave patients recently diagnosed with the metabolic disorder a truncated version of the chemical that gives… Lire la suite Immunotherapy succeeds in thwarting Type-1 diabetes in study

Al-assisted detection identifies colon cancer automatically and in-real time

A new computer-aided endoscopic system that probes for signs of tumor or cancer growth in the colon may very well be the future of cancer detection. Assisted by artificial intelligence (AI), the new diagnostic system is able to tell if clumps of cells, called colorectal polyps, that grow along the walls of the colon are… Lire la suite Al-assisted detection identifies colon cancer automatically and in-real time

Peanut allergy cured in majority of children in immunotherapy trial

Australian researchers have made a breakthrough in the treatment of peanut allergy in children. A small clinical trial conducted at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has led to two-thirds of children treated with an experimental immunotherapy treatment being cured of their allergy. Importantly, this desensitisation to peanuts persisted for up to four years after treatment. “These… Lire la suite Peanut allergy cured in majority of children in immunotherapy trial

Daily exposure to greenery may extend your lifespan

A new study suggests having daily exposure to trees and other greenery can extend your life. Dan Crouse of the University of New Brunswick, along with other researchers across Canada and the United States, studied 1.3 million Canadians in 30 cities over an 11-year period. « We found that those who have more trees and vegetation around… Lire la suite Daily exposure to greenery may extend your lifespan

The FDA has approved a faster way to check for allergies

Medical diagnosis is a field that doesn’t want to be left behind as more technology takes over health care  and rightly so. Arriving at a correct diagnosis faster can spell the difference between a life lost and a life saved. To wit, a novel method has just been approved by the U.S Food and Drug… Lire la suite The FDA has approved a faster way to check for allergies