Scientists have found a way to turn carbon dioxide into plastics and fabrics

Scientists have found a way to turn carbon dioxide into plastics and fabrics

American researchers from Rutgers University have learned to make catalysts that can convert carbon dioxide into plastics, fibers, resins, and other products, reports Nation News. In addition to enzymes, electrocatalysts is the first materials that can transform carbon dioxide and water into carbon building blocks. They contain one, two, three or four carbon atoms with […]

'The first time I had sex I contracted HIV'

'The first time I had sex I contracted HIV'

Image copyright Nathaniel Hall Image caption A teenage Nathaniel Hall at about the time of his HIV diagnosis The first time Nathaniel Hall had sex, he contracted HIV. He was 16 years old and had only recently come out as gay. Fear, shame and self-loathing caused him to keep his diagnosis a secret from his […]

Study reveals 35 genes linked to chronic kidney disease

Study reveals 35 genes linked to chronic kidney disease

A study conducted by researchers at The University of Manchester and Manchester Children’s Hospital has revealed 35 genes linked to chronic kidney disease… An international study lead by University of Manchester scientists has discovered the identity of genes that predispose people to chronic kidney disease. The discovery is a major advance in understanding of the […]

Colorectal Cancer: Risk Factors and Prevention |Health Plus

Colorectal Cancer: Risk Factors and Prevention |Health Plus

Why is colorectal screening important? Colorectal cancer, the most common cancer in Singapore, is also one of the most preventable. Yet, not enough people are going for screening to detect it early at the precancerous stage. What causes colorectal cancer? The exact cause of colorectal cancer is unknown, but there are many factors that increase […]

No Report Cards For Students Refusing Vaccination In Meghalaya District

No Report Cards For Students Refusing Vaccination In Meghalaya District

The vaccination in East Khasi Hills was low as many students refused it in school. (Representative) Shillong:  School students who refuse to go for Measles-Rubella vaccination will not receive their annual examination report cards in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district, an official said today. The vaccination programme was launched in the state on September 24 […]

What are adenoviruses, the type of pathogen that killed a UMD freshman?

What are adenoviruses, the type of pathogen that killed a UMD freshman?

Adenoviruses, the type of virus that led to a University of Maryland freshman’s death, are common pathogens that often bring about mild symptoms among those affected. But they can cause serious complications in some patients. Here’s what you need to know about the viruses. What are adenovirus​​es​​​​​? There are more than 50 strains of adenoviruses […]

U-Md. student dies from adenovirus; virus confirmed in five other students

U-Md. student dies from adenovirus; virus confirmed in five other students

A student at the University of Maryland died recently from an adenovirus-associated illness, the university said Tuesday. At least 10 children have died recently in New Jersey after an adenovirus outbreak at a health center there. In a statement, UMd said it first learned Nov. 1 of what it said was then an “isolated case” […]

North Carolina chickenpox outbreak blamed on vaccination exemptions

North Carolina chickenpox outbreak blamed on vaccination exemptions

(CNN) – A chickenpox outbreak among students at Asheville Waldorf School in North Carolina has grown to 36 cases as of Monday, and exemptions from vaccination were a contributing factor, according to the Buncombe County Health Department, which has been monitoring the situation since the end of October. Asheville Waldorf School, which serves students from […]

About one-third of parents plan to skip flu shot for kids, according to new poll

About one-third of parents plan to skip flu shot for kids, according to new poll

Flu season is in full effect, but some parents are still skipping the vaccination for their kids, according to a new report.  » RELATED: More than half of parents believe this myth about the flu shot, survey finds C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan recently conducted a study to determine how many parents are […]

Strengthen your heart with strength training

Strengthen your heart with strength training

According to a recent study, while all physical activities are beneficial for heart health, static activities such as strength-training was found to be more strongly associated with reducing heart disease risks than dynamic activities like walking and cycling. The new research was presented at the ACC Latin America Conference 2018 in Lima, Peru. It is […]

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