Most Health Professionals have worked while being Sick

Most Health Professionals have worked while being Sick

A novel study has found that a majority of health professionals go to work when they are sick. In fact, it would not be wrong to affirm they know the best in such a condition they should not go to work.

Julia Szymczak at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and colleagues conducted a survey in which 500 physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants and certified nurse midwives took part.

Majorly all of them have agreed that working while being sick can put their patient at risk. However, then also 83% of them said that they come to work while being sick at least once in the last year. Their ill health includes working with a fever, diarrhea and respiratory problem.

Researchers Employ 3D imaging to Unravel Mystery of 15-Million-Year-Old Monkey Skull

Researchers Employ 3D imaging to Unravel Mystery of 15-Million-Year-Old Monkey

The analysis of the 15-million-year-old monkey skull using 3D computer imaging has uncovered the secrets of superior brain complexity of these ancient primates. The study published on Friday in the journal Nature Communications claims that the revelation could help to answer unresolved questions concerning the evolution of brains in primates and in our species as well.

The study marks the first time, the brain analysis of the oldest known old world monkey skull has been visualized. The skull was found in 1997 on an island in Lake Victoria in Kenya.

American MegaBots Challenges Japan’s Kurata Robots to a Duel

American MegaBots Challenges Japan’s Kurata Robots to a Duel

In a bid to test the combat capabilities of its giant robot, the Boston-based company, Megabots Inc has challenged Japanese counterpart Suidobashi Heavy Industries for a contest wherein the MegaBot's Mark II will face off against Japanese Kurata robot.

The Megabots, founded last year by Gui Cavalcanti along with fellow engineer Matt Oehrlein challenged the Japanese counterpart in a You tube video, "Suidobashi, we have a giant robot. You have a giant robot. You know what needs to happen. We challenge you to a duel. Prepare yourselves and name the battlefield. In one year, we fight".

Microbial Life may exist on Comet 67P

Microbial Life may exist on Comet 67P

Chandra Wickramasinghe of the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology and colleagues have revealed that microbial life may exist on the comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which is currently home to the Philae lander.

Although no scientific scrutiny was organized for data from Rosetta, the European Space Agency probe orbiting the comet, the researchers still claimed in a presentation before the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) that microorganisms could eke out life beneath the comet's black crust.

However, many black surfaces like a lava field, don't point towards existence of life on the comet. But, the researchers are of the firm belief that chances of life existence on the planet are high because viral particles provide a great evidence of life on the comet.

Self-Driving Cars Hold Great Promise to Reduce Future Carbon Emissions from Vehicles

Self-Driving Cars Hold Great Promise to Reduce Future Carbon Emissions

Scientists firmly believe that self-driving cars will significantly help reduce carbon emissions that have been blamed for causing global warming. The idea of robotic vehicles yet remains to be realized, but if issues related to it, like close calls on the road, are sorted out, a part of the solution will definitely be provided to address a global problem.

According to studies, the use of autonomous or self-driving electric taxis will reduce emissions per mile by 94% in 2030. With a standard gasoline vehicle of today, it's almost impossible to achieve that level to limit heat-trapping emissions, said researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft getting close to Pluto

NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft getting close to Pluto

NASA has reported that its New Horizons spacecraft was nearly six million miles away from Pluto as of Monday. The distance was about 25 times the distance from Earth to the moon. The spacecraft is quickly going closer to the Pluto and is expected to pass less than 7,800 miles above Pluto's surface about 7:50 am Eastern time July 14.

A young astronomer named Clyde W. Tombaugh discovered Pluto 85 years ago and researchers have been able to know a lot more about it than a tiny dot in the sky since then. NASA's New Horizons is the first ever spacecraft to extract details of Pluto by illuminating mysterious dark regions on its surface.

Raytheon receives 5-Year Contract to continue Supporting EOSDIS

Raytheon receives 5-Year Contract to continue Supporting EOSDIS

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has awarded the Raytheon Company (RTN) a contract worth $240 million for five years to provide support to the Earth Observing Systems Data and Information System (EOSDIS).

The latest contract is the third competitively awarded contract that Raytheon has received to perform functions, including maintenance, operation and developing improvements for data access and system performance. The system is meant to receive, archive and make earth science data available to the scientific community across the world.

Dave Wajsgras, President of Raytheon Information, Intelligence and Services, said the company has been associated with NASA Goddard for past two decades when it comes to developing new earth science data solutions.

15 cases of Rabbit Fever in Colorado

15 cases of Rabbit Fever in Colorado

So far this year, 15 people have been infected with tularemia, or rabbit fever in Colorado. Officials said that the number is just five less than what it was in 1983, a record-setting year. State and local health officials have asked doctors to remain cautious and asked people to take precautions if bunnies are around.

Doctors should keep the disease in mind while diagnosing patients. As per a data, rabbit fever can be found across the nation and on yearly basis, around 135 cases are reported and majority of them are reported in the south central United States.

Couple shares experience on daughter getting diagnosed with type-1 diabetes

Couple shares experience on daughter getting diagnosed with type-1 diabetes

Early intervention is key to keep things sorted: this is the advice that a couple would like to give whose youngest daughter got diagnosed with type-1 diabetes. They have also suggested reading books and discussing with doctors, nutritionists and nurses to know more about the condition.

Maggie Puccini and her husband Rob tested their daughter’s blood sugar level after noticing symptoms like extreme irritability and unquenchable thirst. The home glucose tester showed reading of high. They took their daughter to hospital and it was diagnosed that Anna has diabetes.

Colorado witnesses Decline in Teen Pregnancy and Abortion Rates

Colorado witnesses Decline in Teen Pregnancy and Abortion Rates

Colorado has carried out one of the biggest real-life experiments with birth control measures. State officials said what if teenagers and poor women were provided with free intrauterine devices and implants for preventing pregnancies for years and will they choose them. The respond was staggering, as a significant decline has come in the teen pregnancies and abortion rates.

As per a data, the birthrate among Colorado teenagers has declined 40% from 2009 to 2013 and the abortion rate has declined 42%. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said that a decline has also been seen in births by unmarried women aged less than 25 years of age.

Officials Reviewing Case of Five Kids Who Received Wrong Medication

Officials Reviewing Case of Five Kids Who Received Wrong Medication

Officials on Monday said in a statement that the cases of five kids that received wrong medicine at a county-run clinic for the uninsured is being reviewed in order to check if these incidents are criminal.

According to Salem County Prosecutor John T. Lenahan, the matter is being reviewed in response to an audit and subsequent investigation that disclosed that five children received wrong medication at the Salem County Department of Health and Social Services Shots for Tots clinic.

The five children who received wrong medication included two children who were injected with expired vaccines, one child who received the flu mist dose, one kid who received the Gardasil injection, and one child who received a vaccine that officials have not yet determined.

US Doctor Accused Of Most Scandalous Case in US History

US Doctor Accused Of Most Scandalous Case in US History

Several former patients along with their families were present in court today during a hearing of doctor who treated them wrongly. The oncologist who pleaded guilty to mistreating cancer patients and provide treatment to those who didn’t needed it.

Dr. Farid Fata pleaded guilty in the fall to fraud, money laundering and conspiracy charges said officials. Karen Baldwin, whose husband died in 2006 while under the doctor's care, said in a statement that no one can undo what has happened in past. And no one can bring back people who died due to the doctor.

Hearing of Michigan Oncologist Accused of Bilking Government Out of $35M in False Medicare Claims started today and is expected to last for two days.

Foodies Are Healthier and Have Lower BMI, says Study

Foodies Are Healthier and Have Lower BMI, says Study

A team of researchers through a recent study found that foodies are much healthier and have a lower body mass index (BMI) as compared to those who prefer eating less outside their strict diet schedule.

Researchers from the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University for the study surveyed just over 500 women from across the United States.

Researchers studied food habits, perceptions of novel foods, weight satisfaction, and a number of physical, psychological and lifestyle characteristics of the study’s participants.

The study participants were asked questionnaire like if they had tried 16 foods not typically from American diet, including beef tongue, seitan, polenta, Kimchi, and bean sprouts.

More parents positive about vaccination

More parents positive about vaccination

According to a poll from the University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, more parents have positive opinions about vaccines after the reappearance of some common childhood diseases in the past year.

Dr. Matthew M. Davis, M.D., professor of Pediatrics and internal medicine in the Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit at the University of Michigan Medical School said in a statement that coverage of media on outbreaks over the past year, together with messages regarding vaccines for whooping cough and measles, could be influencing parents' thinking toward positive opinions regarding vaccines.

Increase seen in diagnosis of Breast cancer cases

Increase seen in diagnosis of Breast cancer cases

According to reports, a new study analyzed data related to breast cancer diagnosis from 16 million women in 547 US counties in 2000. The study has been published in JAMA Internal Medicine published Monday. That year, over 53,000 were diagnosed with breast cancer. It has been found by researchers that there was an increase in number of breast cancer diagnoses with more aggressive screenings.

Some people age faster than others

Some people age faster than others

It has been found in a detailed study of biological ageing that some people grow older three times faster than according to their birthdays. The study has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

As per the study, it appears others have genes or environmental influences that make them look younger compared to those who quickly grow old. It was found in the study that among a group of 38-year-olds who participated in the research, biological age was ranging from 28 to 61.

Governments should impose higher taxes on tobacco products: WHO

Governments should impose higher taxes on tobacco products: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that it’s important that governments around the world start imposing taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products to protect people from lethal diseases and generate funds for stronger health services.

The WHO said in a report, titled ‘The Global Tobacco Epidemic 2015’, not enough governments have made full use of tobacco taxes to discourage people from taking up smoking or help them curb the habit and finally quit. According to the WHO, tax should account for at least 75% price of the pack.

According to the WHO, tobacco-related disease claims life of one person every second or so, which means about 6 million people a year.

Mystery behind how Spiders travel long distances across water unraveled

Mystery behind how Spiders travel long distances across water unraveled

Scientists have finally unraveled the mystery behind how spiders travel large distances across water. They say spiders rely on postures to make use of the wind direction to control their journey on water.

According to lead researcher, Morito Hayashi from the Natural History Museum, London, spiders use their legs as sail to travel across water.

“They even drop silk and stop on the water surface when they want. This ability compensates for the risks of landing on water after the uncontrolled spider flights”, he said.

Ballooning is a technique being used by many varieties of spider to use their silk to catch the wind and rise into the air. The right wind conditions enable spiders to travel up to 30 kilometres a day, helping them colonize new areas for food and other resources.

Warm Oceans threaten Coral Reefs

Warm Oceans threaten Coral Reefs

Coral in equatorial Pacific, north Pacific and western Atlantic oceans are facing threats from warm ocean temperatures, said National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday. Changes in coral environment causes coral bleaching, which in turn releases algae residing in its tissue.

Color of the coral turns pale or white and they become vulnerable to diseases. They succumb to diseases in extreme cases and pose the risk of irreversible damage to the habitat for fish and shellfish.

“The bleaching that started in June 2014 has been really bad for corals in the western Pacific. We are worried that bleaching will spread to the western Atlantic and again into Hawaii”, said Mark Eakin, NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch coordinator, in a news release on Monday.

Universe may not be that crowded

Universe may not be that crowded

According to a new study, Universe may have smaller number of galaxies than what was thought earlier. Brian O'Shea, MSU associate professor of physics and astronomy and his team was involved in the study.

According to O'Shea, “Earlier estimates placed the number of faint galaxies in the early universe to be hundreds or thousands of times larger than the few bright galaxies that we can actually see with the Hubble Space Telescope”. He added that they think that number could be almost ten times larger.

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