Research and testing of potential vaccines is a slow-moving process. As authorities strive to contain the current West African epidemic, scientists are already looking toward the next outbreak.
Don't judge a substance by its smell: hydrogen sulfide, a gas more associated with flatulence than healthcare, is the key ingredient of a new compound designed to treat issues relating to heart attack, stroke, and dementia.
PETA ruffled feathers last month with a misleading ad campaign that suggested consumption of dairy products led to autism. The organization, already widely derided for its sensationalism, has an uphill road to climb if it ever wants to be taken seriously again.
Despite previous research and anecdotes about the germiness of airplane bathrooms, scientists found that some dangerous pathogens lived for days on seat-back pockets and armrests.
The Drinkable Book's pages are made of filters treated with silver nanoparticles. When a filter is placed inside a special case and water poured through, it removes almost all the bacteria, making it safe to drink.
Thanks to the government shutdown, the Food and Drug Administration can't fully check imported foods for things that could make us sick. This includes half the fruit, a fifth of the vegetables, and almost all of the seafood.
Clean Lahore was created in response to a 2011 epidemic that sickened 20,000. Along with a dedicated public health campaign, the app helps officials monitor all efforts to stop the disease's spread.
Nominated for an INDEX Award, David Swann's ABC Syringe changes color when it's exposed to air, thus providing a visual alert that it may be unsafe to use. The device could save more than a million lives each year.
In a previous post, we asked Dr. Michio Kaku which threats pose the greatest danger to humanity in 2012. Dr. Kaku listed, along with global warming and the laser enrichment of uranium, the possibility "that a government in the future may decide to weaponize a virus one day." And yet, the threat ...
“We are at the cusp of a revolution in medicine and biotechnology that will radically increase not just our life spans but also, and more importantly, our health spans," says Sonia Arrison, author of 100: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything.