The BBC have a brief report on the stat of a trial of 3D printed bionic hands under trial in Bristol. A firm called Open Bionics is developing open source prosthetic hands for amputees such as Tilley Lockey (above) who lost a hand due to meningitis. The new range bring high-tech prosthetics with affordable reach of a…
David Tredinnick, a British MP, thinks the National Health Service should use astrology as a diagnostic tool. No, you didn't read that wrong, it does say astrology. Oh, and people who disagree are bullies and racially prejudiced.
According to The Guardian, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles and other institutes have concluded that there is a greater physical aspect to the disorder than previously thought.
The WHO really buried the lede in a recent report on HIV. Regarding transmission of the virus, the WHO recommended on page 91 of a 113 page report that countries should consider decriminalizing drugs that require injection as well as other drugs. The simultaneous effect of such policies would be reduced rates of…
Just gonna be over here pretending I don't know what viruses actually look like, now, thanks.
Previous research on whether playing video games can make us smarter has been mixed, but a new study demonstrates a very tangible effect of playing video games: Parts of the brain can get bigger.
My friend hasn’t been herself lately. She seems terribly sad and withdrawn, and I don’t know how to help her. What’s the best way to approach someone who might be depressed?
A Concerned Friend
On Tuesday, Angelina Jolie wrote an emotional op-ed for The New York Times about her decision to have a preventive double mastectomy. Jolie’s decision came after she underwent genetic testing that indicated she was a carrier of certain genes that put her at a greater risk for developing aggressive breast cancer.…