Home » Archives by category » HEALTH (Page 44)

1 in 4 older adults prescribed benzodiazepines transition to long-term use

1 in 4 older adults prescribed benzodiazepines transition to long-term use

Lauren B. Gerlach A quarter of older adults who were newly prescribed a benzodiazepine went on to long-term use, with factors such as white race and poor sleep quality increasing the risk, according to findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine. “Long-term use of benzodiazepines can place older adults in particular at risk for concerning side […]

Mysterious Light Flashes Are Coming from Deep Space, and AI Just Found More of Them

Mysterious Light Flashes Are Coming from Deep Space, and AI Just Found More of Them

An artist’s illustration of a fast radio burst reaching Earth. The different colors signify different wavelengths of light. Credit: Jingchuan Yu, Beijing Planetarium Last year’s mysterious outburst of deep-space light flashes was even more frenzied than previously thought, a new study reports. On Aug. 26, 2017, astronomers with the Breakthrough Listen project — […]

How Effective Are Probiotics? They Might Not Work As Well For Everyone, A New Study Says

How Effective Are Probiotics? They Might Not Work As Well For Everyone, A New Study Says

You hear all the time you’re supposed to eat yogurt or take probiotic supplements to boost your digestive health, but how effective are probiotics really? Well, according to Forbes, new research featured in two papers published in the journal Cell by researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Tel Aviv suggests that not only […]

NASA's Cassini Sees Saturn's Towering Polar Hexagon

NASA's Cassini Sees Saturn's Towering Polar Hexagon

Cassini’s legacy sheds more light on the strange mystery of Saturn’s northern polar hexagon. Cassini’s view of Saturn’s hexagon from 2012. NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute. One of the strangest features in the solar system is the hexagon adorning Saturn’s polar region. First spied by the Voyager 1 spacecraft during its historic 1980 […]

Middle-aged should have 'drink-free' days, say campaigners

Middle-aged should have 'drink-free' days, say campaigners

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “Drink-free” days can reduce the chance of cancer and weight gain A new campaign is urging people between the ages of 45 and 65 to have regular “drink-free” days. Middle-aged drinkers are more likely than other age group to drink more than the recommended 14 units a week. A […]

Falcon 9 launch timeline with Telstar 18 VANTAGE

Falcon 9 launch timeline with Telstar 18 VANTAGE

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral on Monday, heading due east over the Atlantic Ocean to deliver the Telstar 18 VANTAGE communications satellite into orbit around 32 minutes later. The 229-foot-tall (70-meter) rocket is poised for launch from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 11:28 […]

Was Count Dracula right? Transfusion of young blood helps to combat old age sickness, say scientists

Was Count Dracula right? Transfusion of young blood helps to combat old age sickness, say scientists

In popular culture, Count Dracula is a character who drinks blood from young maidens to retain his youthfulness. Now, a new study conducted by a leading geneticist at University College London has suggested that the transfusion of young blood on old age people will allow them to stay healthy without any diseases. Youngblood transfusion to […]

Cyborg cockroach could save people trapped under debris

Cyborg cockroach could save people trapped under debris

Washington, Sep 9 Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a cyborg cockroach powered by a tiny neuro-controller that could be used in search and rescue missions to find people trapped under collapsed buildings. Researchers have been exploring ways to tether live insects to miniaturised computer hardware so they can manipulate an insect’s movement. […]

South Korean man infected by MERS virus, first case in 3 years

South Korean man infected by MERS virus, first case in 3 years

SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean man, 61, was diagnosed with the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and is being treated at a hospital in Seoul, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said on Saturday. The patient returned to Seoul on Friday after a business trip to Kuwait from August […]

What the Heck Happened on the International Space Station?

What the Heck Happened on the International Space Station?

When will astronauts launch from U.S. soil again? Flight controllers in Russia boosted the oxygen supply to the Soyuz as a protective measure. Astronauts covered the opening with some Kapton tape, an adhesive film that remains sticky in extreme temperatures, as a temporary fix. Later in the day, the Russian cosmonauts plugged the hole with […]