12 Safety Tips to Observe in a Public Transport

12 Safety Tips to Observe when Using a Public Transport

Although using the public transport system or the mass transit is without any doubt a great way for a traveler to save money and live your normal simple life, but it also presents some risk. Before enjoying the public transportation or mass transit in any city or country, take a moment to consider these important travel safety tips. 1. Look for an Official Badge or Permit Any legitimate taxi driver or bus driver in any public transport will have a badge displayed, so take a quick look around before you…

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The Link between Inflammation and Mental Sluggishness

Mental

With regards to our human mental condition, An estimated 12M UK citizens have a chronic medical condition, and many of them report severe mental fatigue that they characterize as ‘sluggishness’ or ‘brain fog’. This condition is often as debilitating as the disease itself. A team in the University’s Centre for Human Brain Health investigated the link between this mental fog and inflammation and the body’s response to illness. In a study published in Neuroimage, they show that inflammation appears to have a particular negative impact on the brain’s readiness to…

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These are 7 of the most exciting breakthroughs in healthcare today

health

In the 1970s, an American TV show, “The Six Million Dollar Man”, showed us the future of medicine in the shape of an astronaut who had been “rebuilt” after suffering serious injuries, giving him superhuman strength and senses. The idea of a “bionic man” remains science fiction, but rapid technological advances in medicine are having…

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Psychiatry’s future is here. Here are 6 trends that will affect your practice

Psychiatry

Do you sometimes wonder what psychiatry’s future holds? Wonder no more: abundant clues point to exciting innovations in our field. Let me highlight 6 trends that will shape how we practice psychiatry.1. Earlier diagnosis and early intervention. The past decade has witnessed a surge of progress in identifying individuals at high risk for psychosis or…

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Ways How Music Therapy helps Stroke Patients

Ways How Music Therapy helps Stroke Patients

New research has found that music therapy sessions have a positive effect on the neurorehabilitation of acute stroke patients or stroke victims, as well as on their mood. The study, the first large-scale investigation into the feasibility of delivering these exercises was led by Dr Alex Street, of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), and was carried out on a 26-bed stroke and rehabilitation unit at Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge. In total, 177 patients took part in 675 Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) sessions over a two-year period. The researchers investigated its success…

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How Long do Mosquitos Live (Life Cycle of a Mosquito)

How Long do Mosquitos Live (Life Cycle of a Mosquito)

Mosquito Life Cycle Birth Of A Bloodsucker: A Mosquito’s Life If there’s anything good about mosquitoes, it’s that they don’t live very long. The entire mosquito life cycle can be counted in days. Once they emerge from their pupal cocoons and take flight, male mosquitoes last less than a week, the females maybe a couple of months, and that’s only with ideal conditions. The bad news is that they are an extremely hardy type of insect. According to the University of California-Davis Mosquito Research Program, mosquitoes have been around for…

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Parrots collaborate with invisible partners

Parrots

New study shows that peach-fronted conures otherwise known as parrots have a surprisingly advanced talent for collaboration when it comes to finding food. This is important knowledge for biologists working with conservation of wild bird populations. It is well known that certain mammals and birds live in groups and help each other find food, care for the young, hunt or keep watch. Now, in a first, a new study describes that a parrot species, the peach-fronted conure is capable of a very sophisticated form of collaboration: These birds are somehow…

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Mosquitoes engineered to repel dengue virus

Mosquito

An international team of scientists has synthetically engineered mosquitoes that halt the transmission of the dengue virus. Led by biologists at the University of California San Diego, the research team describes details of the achievement in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the insects that spread dengue in humans, on January 16 in the journal PLOS Pathogens. Researchers in UC San Diego Associate Professor Omar Akbari’s lab worked with colleagues at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in identifying a broad spectrum human antibody for dengue suppression. The development marks the first engineered approach in…

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