February 2017

3-D printing seems to have become one of our generation’s great achievements. This concept has become so ubiquitous in the science and engineering world that a large proportion of articles that you can read about in these fields pertain to 3-D printing (including this article). New research on the subject matter, pushing the limits of … Read More

Chlorine is used to disinfect pool water, in particular, to prevent disease-causing microorganisms from growing in pools. It exists naturally as a gas, and some natural chlorine particles may be present in the area around the swimming pool water. Swimmers often experience swollen eyes or itchy skin caused by chlorine particles in the air. In fact, according to … Read More

It’s pretty much common understanding these days that when it comes to politics, the general public is a tough nut to crack. This is especially relevant today with President Donald Trump’s recent win over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, changing the White House from blue back to red for the first time in eight years. The … Read More

We all know that exercise is great for us. It boosts our mood, increases muscle mass, builds our cardiorespiratory fitness, and the list goes on. But what about as a cancer treatment? Published in Exercise and Disease: Prevention Through Training, Radak and his colleagues found that while there is accumulating evidence indicating that environmental factors like lifestyle … Read More

It is well known that eating leafy greens will help you live a longer, healthier life, but what about living near them? A new study published by researchers at the Harvard T.C. Chan School of Public Health looks at the effects of the presence of vegetation on the longevity of women and shows that the impact is indeed long-lasting. The … Read More

Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the airways in our lungs. In people with asthma, these airways constrict due to irritation caused by inflammation and airway remodeling–structural changes that cause the thickening of airway walls and subsequent narrowing of the airways. According to the CDC, 1 in every 13 people in the United States has asthma. The prevalence … Read More

The discovery of antibiotics has been revolutionary in terms of our ability to treat bacterial infections; however, not long after the initial discovery of antibiotics, some flaws became apparent. After a while, antibiotics were no longer working against infections that they were once successful in dealing with, a phenomenon known as antibiotic resistance. This can be explained, … Read More

In the name of money, large corporations commonly raise pigs, cows, and chickens in compact spaces where they are unable to move, frequently mutilated, and pumped up with hormones. As a result, many people are fighting against the mistreatment of animals by going vegetarian, abstaining from eating meat on Mondays with the widely-used hashtag #meatlessmondays, or simply buying free range meat. … Read More

Headers have always been an integral and aesthetically pleasing part of soccer (or football if you’re not from the United States of America), but new research has found that the common action actually negatively affects the user’s brain. A team of researchers has recently discovered that a single session of heading practice results in temporary impairment in memory … Read More

Last August at the 2016 Rio Olympics, many health experts and participants alike had their eyes on the rapidly developing threat of the Zika virus. Prior to the start of the Olympics, the list of countries with active transmission included much of South and Latin America, as well as several Pacific Island nations. Some athletes took precautions; others skipped the … Read More

Have you ever noticed the huge biceps of Superman, Mike Tyson, or Dwayne Johnson? In all three cases, except for maybe Superman, these people were not born with these huge biceps – they had to hit up the gym in order to gain their big guns. This goal is very popular among young adults, but it also comes with the chance of injury. … Read More

If you were asked to think of a few adjectives to describe actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, “obese” would probably not be one of them. So not surprisingly, when Yahoo! Health released an article early last year stating that Johnson was in fact “technically obese,” it took the world by storm. How could a man … Read More

It’s indisputable that cancer, especially when terminal, causes deep emotional pain. This pain is often hard to cope with and hard to treat. Recently, some scientists and doctors have been relying on the use of a familiar but unconventional drug to treat emotional pain: “magic mushrooms.” A new article published by Newsweek details a patient named Dinah Bazer, … Read More

Nothing ruins the gratification of clearing your bowels more than the unpleasant and painful hemorrhoid. Hemorrhoids, a medical condition also known as piles, often causes bleeding from the anus or lower rectum as a result of swollen and inflamed veins in the area. Hemorrhoids often heal themselves, but the pain can be addressed by taking … Read More

The brain is considered one of the most important organs in the human body because of its ability to process a tremendous amount of information very rapidly. We, as human beings, have a larger brain compared to many other mammals, but how exactly does that affect us? In other words, does having a larger brain … Read More

When summer comes along, people instantly head to the gym in order to obtain that fantastic summer body. The moment they walk into the gym, a flurry of individuals can be seen on treadmills and cardio machines. Even though cardiovascular exercise is very beneficial to endurance and heart health, many people glance over another asset that really helps … Read More

The “five-second rule” is the popular notion that food dropped on the floor is considered safe to eat if picked up within five seconds. The logic behind this rule is that bacteria need time to transfer to the food. Although most adults (hopefully) refrain from eating off the floor, whether or not they believe in this rule, … Read More

Basketball has always been an entertaining sport throughout the years, and it is also an outstanding form of exercise. Players from the NBA are some of the fittest people on the planet, and playing basketball consistently maintains their toned bodies and incredible athleticism. As shown by these professionals, basketball helps with cardiovascular health, strength, and even mental health … Read More

When it comes to the average case of acne, knowledge of how to subdue these pesky breakouts is fairly common—use a medicated facial cleanser, apply a cream, ask your dermatologist about oral antibiotics, and above all, don’t pick at your face! However, despite being nearly as prevalent, information about back and body acne often escapes discussion, … Read More

In recent years, the fight for transgender gender recognition and equality has been a core issue of the LGBT civil rights movement. This national discussion is important for the recognition of trans individuals and, ultimately, the removal of civil inequalities. Recent studies suggest that the marginalization of trans individuals leads to disproportionately high rates of certain diseases among the approximately 25 … Read More

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