Health

Limited Effect of Workplace Wellness Programs on Employees

  The corporate environment has taken a large space in a formal working setup. Nowadays most of the organizations are favoring corporate culture, which has simultaneously boosted various employee-friendly programs. Most widely used program is workplace wellness, which enhances employees’ productivity and reduces health care spending. But this connotation does not align with the results provided by Harvard’s new study. According to the Harvard’s study, these programs act as an

Your Own Body Cells will Fight Cancer in the Future

Radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery are leading cancer treatments and widely adopted. They are more commonplace and are effective as well as successful for different types of tumors. But what if your own body cells could fight off cancer cells? The approach is known as adoptive cell therapy. Researchers hope to use this therapy to turn your body cells into cancer killers. Tactiva Therapeutics, an immune-oncology startup based in Buffalo, is

Forget Pills, Take a Stroll to De-Stress: Says Study

Your doctor will soon stop prescribing Prozac for stress, and ask you to take a walk in nature instead! Yes, the term nature pills finds its way into a medical prescription now. A study, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, associates level of stress hormone with exposure to nature. The key finding is that spending 20 minutes in nature substantially reduces stress hormone levels. Test Subjects Took ‘Nature Pill’

New Wearable to Detect Cancer Cells Real-time in Blood

About 10 cancer cells is the maximum a research can capture from the bloodstream using the existing methods. This prevents researchers from studying cancer cells real-time. To solve this, scientists have developed a prototype wearable device which can monitor cancer cell in blood consistently. This is important as tumors are capable of releasing nearly 1,000 cancer cells in the blood. In order to learn more about the tumor’s biology, it

Delaying Children’s Vaccine Becomes a Major Debate Among People

Elyse Imamura and her husband decided to keep a gap between the vaccine administered to their son. Their main intention was to spread out the process of vaccination over a gradual pace, than the scheduled dates. Elyse, 39, living in Torrance, California, was ready to vaccinate her child. However, they want to take it slow so that the body adapts to the temporary side effects. They did not want their

Tiny Chip Discovered to Detect Oxygen Levels of Internal Tissue

Science is making progress in every field including healthcare, construction, and food and beverages. A result of these progress is an innovation where scientists have developed a chip to sense oxygen levels in skin tissue. A group of international scientists have discovered an implantable small device. This helps measure and monitor the levels of O2 in internal tissues of a living being. There is immense importance of measuring oxygen levels

Instagram & Facebook to Remove Accounts Promoting Vaccine Hoaxes

Research reports failed to establish connection between vaccine and autism. As a result, Facebook and Instagram have decided to remove the fake information about vaccines from their platforms. The social media companies have decided to take necessary preventive actions against such accounts. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S. will identify the accounts spreading hoaxes about vaccines. Moreover, World Health Organization will also support the cause. Facebook

Now, Plastic to be Made from Plants

Scientists have discovered a kind of soil bacteria that consume hydrocarbons. These bacteria are to derive plastics from the plants with some genetic changes. This will help in replacing the non-biodegradable plastics found everywhere. Researchers working at the University of Wisconsin based in Madison, Department of Energy-funded Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, are working on this innovation. They aim to convert woody plants into a substitute for petroleum. Fuel and

Using Pig Organs in Humans, an Innovation to Solve the Organ Shortage

The U.S. has 114,000 sick patients on its organ transplant list. However, according the United Network for Organ Sharing, every year almost 8000 people die waiting for the organs. There are positive developments taking place, such as start-ups building machines to keep the donor’s organs alive till the surgery is done. This will improve the organ’s count and lessen its death until the transplant happens. Another invention where researchers are

Now Keeping Track of Blood Flow in Artery is Easier

It is often difficult to track the first sign of surgery success on veins. Before anyone could know, patient might undergo for a second surgery, with risks similar to the one in the first surgery. To overcome this risk, a team of Stanford scientists has invented a biodegradable wireless battery-free sensor. This device will help keep track of the flow of blood in an artery. Moreover, it will assist doctors