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Heart Attacks, Sleep Disturbances, And PTSD

Most of us don't immediately associate post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with heart attacks, but when we stop and think about it... a heart attack is a hell-of-a traumatic event, one which could certainly induce symptoms of PTSD....

The Power of Psychology: How Gaming Helps Fight Cancer

It's incredible the degree to which one's mindset can impact one's well-being. To that end,one team of doctors and programmers has devised their own unique means of attacking the Cancer: they've made a video game. Several, actually. 

Design A New Way To Deliver Insulin & Win $5,000 Via Ignite Contest!

Sure, I came across this one very close to its deadline, but if you have a brilliant new way for diabetics to consume the insulin they need, send it to the Ignite: Diabetes Challenge for a chance to win $5,000.

DrinkSavvy: Innovative Product Line Focused On The Prevention Of Date Rape

Date rape is a serious issue, and it affects people of all ages and both genders. For the past couple of decades, women have been warned about the risks of leaving their drinks unattended at parties and bars. The result of not closely guarding a drink could be an unpleasant drug trip, and undesired sexual relations. While women can of course try and keep an eye on their beverages, those that really want to find a way to slip a date rape drug into a drink have developed sneaky ways of accomplishing their mission. It is for this reason that DrinkSavy has chosen to focus on creating products that help men and women alike detect date rape drugs in their drinks.

Promising Gray Hair Cure On The Horizon

In a recent report published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, a group of European researchers believes they’ve found a cure to the graying process.

Chinese Poultry Feather Removal Machines May Be Spreading H7N9 Bird Flu

Poultry feather removal machines are commonly used to pluck freshly slaughtered chickens, ducks and geese at China's urban live poultry markets. Trouble is, hot water steam and spray emanating from the machines could be a transmission vector of the virulent H7N9 bird flu virus.

Optometry At Play: Why Eye Doctors Are Looking At Tetris

Researchers at McGill University in Montreal on Monday made a breakthrough in the treatment of Lazy Eye, and published a scientific paper revealing some rather fascinating news: apparently, Tetris may actually be a sound cure for the disorder. The reason, the researchers explained, is because the legendary puzzle game trains the eyes to work together - "information is distributed across them in a complementary fashion," meaning the weaker eye has no choice but to adapt in order to keep up. 

Calling All Inventors: Submit Your Best Healthcare, Education, Or Sustainability Ideas

Got an idea to change the world? Verizon wants to hear it, and it might even get you a cool $10 million.

Japanese Researchers Announce Breakthrough In Regenerative Therapy For Breast Cancer Patients

A Japanese medical research team employing stem cells mixed with patients' own fat has been able to regenerate up to 90 percent of tissue removed during breast cancer surgery. If adopted as a standard treatment protocol, the procedure could significantly affect the number of radical mastectomies performed and post-surgery prostheses required.

Robot Wheelchair Makes Walking Look Bad!

Robot for Personal Intelligent Transport System or ROPITS for short, a new robot wheelchair designed by the people have at Hitachi the system, which can be used in conjunction with a tablet or a smart phone, will enable users to get from point a to point b without having to plan every inch of the path manually.