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The World Health Organization’s Leadership Team Could Change The Planet’s Approach To Health

The leadership team behind the World Health Organization (WHO) is likely not something many people think about on a regular basis, but it’s undeniably having an impact on their lives. In an announcement made this week, WHO’s director general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus appointed the most diverse group in charge of the planet’s health policies to date, with members representing ... Read More »

New technology could allow multiple vaccines to be delivered in single jab

The new approach could allow multiple vaccines in one injection, but may also be useful in treatments for allergies, diabetes and even cancer where multiple injections are needed. Photograph: John Abbate/Getty Images Multiple injections for vaccinations could become a thing of the past, according to scientists who have developed an approach for delivering many doses of different substances in just ... Read More »

Heart disease: Staying in education ‘could slash YOUR risk by substantial amount’

The study suggests that doing a three year degree course at university reduces the risk of heart disease by around a third. The findings, published by The BMJ, provide the strongest evidence to date that increasing the number of years that people spend in the education system may lower their risk of developing coronary heart disease by a “substantial” amount. ... Read More »

Fitbit-Style Activity Trackers Could Do More Harm Than Good, Finds Study

HIGHLIGHTS Study was conducted on school pupils aged between 13 and 14 years Fitbit’s community element introduced negative feelings of self Competition was an external pressure rather than internal motivator Wearable activity trackers such as Fitbit could be doing more harm than good in encouraging young teenagers to exercise, a study suggests. Over decades, physical activity interventions targeted at young people in ... Read More »

Lunar nanobots could bring AR gaming to the moon

  This nanobot concept could take gaming all the way to the moon. Lunatix If the European Space Agency has its way, gaming is going to be out of this world. Lunatix, a company created by a team of space engineers, developed a camera-equipped, jumping nanobot that would be used in augmented reality scenarios on the moon. Gamers would control ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note FE could launch outside of Korea this month

According to an anonymous Samsung official Samsung Galaxy Note FE’s availability may expand outside of Korea later this month. No word, however, on which overseas markets could get the refurbished Galaxy Note Fan Edition. The unnamed official also reportedly told press that Samsung doesn’t have plans to roll out more than the initial stock of the Galaxy Note FE in ... Read More »

New ‘Miracle Material’ Could Make Cracked Phone Displays a Thing of the Past

We all wish our smartphone displays never crack. The wish seems to come true as a team of scientists has found a new material that is cheap, durable and can be used in several devices in future. According to the paper published in the journal ACS Nano, manufacturers are hunting for material that can be used in place of less ... Read More »

Letting States Decide Health Coverage Could Make It Harder To Buy

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, says the latest version of the GOP bill would let states decide on required benefits. A last-minute attempt by conservative Republicans to dump standards for health benefits in plans sold to individuals would probably lower the average person’s upfront insurance costs, such as premiums and deductibles, say analysts on both ... Read More »

Antibiotics could replace surgery as appendicitis treatment

Antibiotics could replace surgery as appendicitis treatment Antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead of surgery, a study says. The condition, which causes the appendix – a small organ attached to the large intestine – to become inflamed due to a blockage or infection, affects mainly children and teenagers. Appendicitis is currently treated through ... Read More »

Brilliant Control could be the most exciting thing to happen to light switches since the dimmer

I’ve checked out a lot of smart light switches since I built my own smart home in 2007, but Brilliant’s Brilliant Control is the most exciting lighting control I’ve seen since I’ve been able to control my lights with Amazon’s Alexa. This one works with Alexa, of course—in fact, Alexa Voice Service is built in—but it also has a touchscreen; ... Read More »