E-bandage can speed up wound healing: Study

Researchers have developed a self-powered bandage that generates an electric field over an injury, dramatically reducing the healing time for skin wounds. Wounds covered by electric bandage, or e-bandage, closed within three days, compared with 12 days for a control bandage with no electric field, showed the findings published in the journal ACS Nano. As […]

The Christmas Tree Worm

Scientifically that are called spirobranchus giganteus, but they are better known by their colloquial name — Christmas tree worm. The worm is so called not because they feed on fig trees but because they look like them. The spirobranchus giganteus live in the ocean and sports two magnificent spirals of plumes that protrude from its […]

Morning vs. Evening Showers

Not since we begged the question of whether it’s a good idea to brush teeth in the shower has a hygiene-related topic had the potential to generate such debate. An informal poll found wide-ranging opinions on the day versus evening shower — some people can’t get through the day without starting it with a good […]

Time-restricted Eaters Lose Weight Even Without Changing Diet

You can eat whatever you want and still lose weight — provided you nosh between certain hours. So say researchers from the University of Surrey in the U.K., who performed a 10-week pilot study on “time-restricted feeding,” (TRF) a form of intermittent fasting. Intermittment fasting means you restrict your food intake either on alternate days […]

The Colorful History of Nail Polish

When you’re out getting your weekly mani-pedi, have you ever stopped to wonder “where in the world did nail polish come from?” Well the history is long and colorful and probably not exactly what you’d imagine. The very first people to apply color to their nails were likely in India during the Bronze Age, and […]

Baby girl becomes first born after womb transplant from deceased donor

A woman born without a uterus has become the first person to give birth to a live baby thanks to a womb transplanted from a deceased donor. For the first time, a baby was born via uterus transplant from a deceased donor https://t.co/RIVnUoWQjR pic.twitter.com/2ePXtoIKL2 — Global News Life (@GlobalNewsLife) December 5, 2018 The baby girl’s […]

HERE’S the Difference Between Apple Juice and Apple Cider

So everybody put on your thinking caps — here’s a quick and easy apple beverage quiz for you: Question 1: Which is better for you, apple juice or apple cider? Question 2: Which one often comes in juice boxes? Question 3: Which is sometimes alcoholic? The answers: 1. Apple cider 2. Apple juice 3. Apple […]

Family dinners can promote healthy eating habits in teenagers

Teenagers and young adults having dinner together with their families are more likely to have healthier eating habits than those who eat alone, a new study has revealed. The researchers found that when families sit down together, adolescents and young adults eat more fruits and veggies and consume fewer fast-food. “Our research found that family […]

Music as medicine can do wonders

It is generally known that music can make someone feel better but only a few would know the wonders music can do including mind training and pain relief. “When Mozart composed his Sonata for Two Pianos in D major in 1781, he wouldn’t have known that the composition would one day be used by researchers […]

Why is it so worry-inducing to poop in public restrooms?

Few people look forward to getting caught with the urge while they’re away from home, but for some, it can cause life-changing anxiety. “I have patients who have gone all the way back home to use the bathroom. I have individuals who will wait until the bathroom is free before they can use it. I […]