Monday, September 18, 2017

Some of the Emmys' 2017 Best dressed!

Jane Fonda of Netflix's Grace & Frankie 

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Zoe Kravitz, Big little lies actress in Dior Gown

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Yara Shahidi of Blackish in beige Prada gown

Yara Shahidi is etherial in Prada.

Westwood actress Evan Rachel Wood in a Moschino Tux by Jeremy Scott

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As always, Viola Davis slays, the How to get away with Murder star wore custom orange gown by Zac Posen

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Mental health programs in schools have positively impacted student's mental health👌💪

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Wolters Kluwer published a journal in the Harvard review of  Psychiatry stating that evidence supports that school-based mental health programs can effectively improve the mental health of children.
Global Crisis of falling Vitamin D levels
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Depleting Vitamin D levels
  • Researchers from University of Colorado (UC), John Hopkins School of Medicine School and Harvard Medical School conducted a study in 2009 that reported on the vitamin D levels for men and women in the United States from 1988 to 2004.
  • Data showed that only 45% of Americans in the late 1980s had vitamin D levels considered "sufficient for overall health".
  • Now, when the researchers analyzed results for 2014 levels they found the amount of Americans who had sufficient vitamin D had depleted to 23%.
  • According to University College of Medical Sciences at Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital in Delhi, India's 2015 study, this decrease extends globally.“High rates of biochemical vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency among healthy individuals have been reported in large-scale studies from all parts of the world"
UK teen dies from Rapunzel syndrome...

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Jasmine Beever, a 16-year-old college student passed away unexpectedly from a stomach infection caused by a hairball. Her friend's mother, Donna Marshall explained that "Jasmine was amazingShe was one of those kids where she would make a sad face in the room smile. She was so bubbly."

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Martin Shkreli aka pharma bro. . .

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Martin Shkreli's recent Facebook post got him in trouble.  Yesterday, a federal judge threw the pharma bro in jail for something he put on social media. You know Shkreli, the guy who hiked the price of a life-saving drug, from $13.50 to $750 a pill. He's also the guy who was found guilty of things like securities fraud last month. All of which landed him a place on everyone's sh*t list. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Homeland Security's unconstitutional searches on American's devices At US borders...

The Trump administration is being sued by 11 individuals, who are either US citizens or lawful permanent residents, for search and seizures that have been deemed unconstitutional. These individuals were travelers who were asked for one reason or another to unlock their devices by border control. The councils for the plaintiffs, The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union, highlighted that most of their clients are minorities or Muslim.

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The Magic in Fire Ant Venom and how it can be used to treat psoriasis...

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When you think fire ants, you think ouch, rightfully so. But, their venom may have more to offer than just irritating pain.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

In light of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey we cannot deny Global warming...

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In order to build up and intensify, hurricanes require warm ocean temperatures, moist air, and low vertical wind shear (i.e. no strong change in wind speed or direction between two different altitudes).

Friday, September 8, 2017

Why does bottled water have an expiration and should you care?

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The answer is yes and no. 

One of the reasons water has an expiration date is
Researcher @ University of Texas made pen can determine cancerous tissue in 10 seconds...

This device known as the MasSpec Pen uses the distinctive properties of cancer cells to differentiate them from healthy tissue. Cancer tissue significantly grows and spreads in an aggressive manner when compared to healthy ones.

Because of this pen, excision of a tumor can be safer, faster and more precise. Tests show precision at 96% of the time, according to Science Translational Medicine.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Zika virus as possible weapon against aggressive brain cancer...

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Silver lining. Researchers are saying that the Zika virus could be used to treat a certain type of brain cancer. Zika's carried by mosquitoes and causes minor symptoms in most people, but can lead to serious birth defects in babies born to infected mothers. That's because the virus attacks stem cells. And babies' brains, which are still developing, tend to have a lot of those.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

First ever gene therapy approved by the FDA
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Yesterday, the FDA signed off on a gene therapy for the first time ever in the US. It'll be used to treat a certain kind of leukemia that's the most common type of cancer in kids. 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Futuristic Cities in the World....

Some cities in the world already employ technologies that you may not be aware of. These places provide a glimpse in to what the future may look like.


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Here, Uber, Ford and Aurora all conducted trial runs for self driving cars. More companies may make the move there too. Pittsburgh's many terrain and seasonal changes make it a great testing environment for these innovations. Apparently Uber already offers its customers rides with its self-driving cars.