In June, Vagisil came out with a clone of the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” only with a twist: It wanted people to share videos of them saying “vagina,” with the idea that both men and women get weirdly embarrassed by the term — and that serves to inhibit important discussions around women’s health.The initial reaction, at a BlogHer event of 2,000 female bloggers, was positive.Critics called the campaign “the latest feminist idiocy,” a “mental illness” and “a waste of time,” among other things.One sarcastic tweeter wrote, “I can’t wait to see Trojan condoms launch the Penis Challenge.” Out of the nearly 3,000 mentions of the campaign on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, 71 percent carried negative sentiment, according to Brandwatch data.And gender wasn’t a factor — 46 percent of women and 54 percent of men mentioned the challenge, according to Brandwatch.“The goal is to give women pause for a second and allow them to think, ‘Well, why do I feel embarrassed about a body part?
Now, new research shows a significant uptick in suicide-related searches after the show premiered, a finding that one expert says confirms his worst fears.John W. Ayers, a computational epidemiologist based at San Diego State University spearheaded the research after learning about the controversy surrounding the show.The show was criticized for not following the World Health Organisation's guidelines for responsible depictions of suicide, as well as its lack of discussion about mental illness.Critics worried that its treatment of the subject would do more harm than good for young and vulnerable viewers.Ayers and his team decided to take a look at Google search data relating to suicide in the weeks following 13 Reasons Why’s premiere.We obtained search trends including the term “suicide,” except those also mentioning “squad” (a popular film), emerging from the United States.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and determining a patient's prognosis is an inexact business, and that stands in the way of better personalized care and advances in treatment.First, the team of researchers discovered new physical biomarkers that could help pinpoint a diagnosis - changes to proteins found in the spinal fluid and blood of patients.After finding these new clues to the disease, the research team entered information about the biomarkers and several other factors - including scores from cognitive assessments of patients - into an algorithm designed to rate the severity of illness.The researchers found that the equation could identify disease stages and progression.The experimental tools aren't ready for clinical use yet, but could lead to improvements in treatment in multiple ways, Scharre said.Improved diagnostic tools could help doctors sort out more quickly which patients have Alzheimer's disease and which are experiencing cognitive decline for other reasons, Scharre said.
"We are well positioned to complete air vehicle full 3F and mission systems software development by the end of 2017," said exec veep Jeff Babione, in a statement announcing that the fleet has passed its 100,000th flying hour.Ground operations will be supported by the Autonomous Logistics Information System (ALIS) suite, which was stuck on version at the beginning of this year thanks to delays in rolling out a newer version.Meanwhile, the Pentagon's director of operational test and evaluation told a US Congress committee earlier this year that the aircraft won't be ready before 2019, mentioning 158 "Category 1" software flaws that could cause death, severe injury or illness unless fixed.The USAF hit back at these reports, announcing in May that Block 3F would be ready by "September or October" this year.Block 4 is said to be already in development, in spite of the delays to Block 3F.New software "drops" will be rolled out about every two years, with Block 4 scheduled for the beginning of the 2020s.
The National Radio Quiet Zone (NRQZ) is a 13,000–square-mile area in West Virginia, Virginia, and part of Maryland that heavily restricts radio transmissions and other electromagnetic radiation on the same spectrum.In recent years, however, the NRQZ has been a safe haven for sufferers of electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), which is not currently recognised as a medical diagnosis according to the World Health Organization.So far, results of EHF studies have been inconsistent.Double-blind experiments (where neither the subject nor the researcher know if the subject is being exposed to real or sham electromagnetic fields) showed no evidence of EHF of symptoms being caused by electromagnetic fields.Doctor and medical researcher working on COSMOS (an international study investigating whether long term mobile phone and RF-EMF technologies cause adverse health outcomes), Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (a unit that specialises in environmental EMF research) at Imperial College LondonIn the past decade, the use of mobile phones and other wireless technologies has become widespread in our everyday lives, not only in our homes but also at workplaces and schools.
memory diseases is often perceived older people as a problem, but thousands of finns, they are already starting before the age of 65.associate professor and specialist in neurology Kati Juva HUS:in the psychiatric center told me that about 8% of the memory of the sick, who have dementia the level of interference is less than 65 years of age."About the working memory sick is Finland 6000-8000, which is more than the same age, for example, is multiple sclerosis.most sufferers is, of course, this group from the oldest to get, and less than 50 years of age is less," Jock told me.Memory from time to time is normal, and it's not necessarily a sign of illness.the hard Drive works and the old data is still there, but it's hard to learn new things.
Probiotics, being live microbes, exert numerous beneficial health effects on the host cells.Such probiotics are commercially available as dietary supplements, foods, pharmaceutical formulations.Yakult, Activia yogurt, DanActive fermented milk provide health benefits like boosting up the immune system, treating digestive problems, mental illness, neurological disorders, cancer, etc.However, the use of probiotic bacteria to develop metallic nanoparticles (MNPs) constitutes novel research nowadays.Research inputs and patent reports according to an article published in the journal Recent Patents on Drug Delivery and Formulation highlight their potential in the field of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, medicine and biotechnology as well.Prof. Kamla Pathak, the corresponding author said: "Our review findings reinstate the potential of probiotic bacteria to produce MNPs.
Researchers at UBC's Okanagan campus have designed a tiny device --built using a 3D printer--that can monitor drinking water quality in real time and help protect against waterborne illness.Prof. Mina Hoorfar, Director of the School of Engineering, says new research proves their miniaturized water quality sensors are cheap to make, can operate continuously and can be deployed anywhere in the water distribution system."Current water safety practice involves only periodic hand testing, which limits sampling frequency and leads to a higher probably of disease outbreak," says Hoorfar.Tiny devices created in her Advanced Thermo-Fluidic lab at UBC's Okanagan campus, are proving reliable and sturdy enough to provide accurate readings regardless of water pressure or temperature.The sensors are wireless, reporting back to the testing stations, and work independently--meaning that if one stops working, it does not bring down the whole system."This highly portable sensor system is capable of constantly measuring several water quality parameters such as turbidity, pH, conductivity, temperature, and residual chlorine, and sending the data to a central system wirelessly," she adds.
If you’re sick of reading hateful comments and distressing news headlines, Soothe is here to help.Soothe is a Chrome extension that blurs out content that is considered homophobic, racist, sexist, transphobic, violent, and sexually violent by the user.Just choose the general categories you want to censor, and the extension will analyze the site’s content to blur out any triggering language.The founders, Nikola Draca and Angus McLean, developed Soothe to combat anxiety and mental illness both of which are pressing concerns in today’s society.Here’s a comparison of the same tweet before and after Soothe:Soothe uses a sentiment analysis algorithm, so the extension doesn’t just block out certain words, it also blocks out sentences based on context.
according to a Study on zero-hour contracts work of young adult health is less likely to be in good condition than in a stable employment relationship are emerging.Working zero-hour contracts also increase the risk of impaired mental health.the shortage namely not a valid reason to terminate the session.Also labour market according to employers using zero hours contracts to circumvent collective agreements and laws guaranteed workers ' rights.Pro and the Membership raised almost non-existent job security in addition to, inter alia, the following problems related to zero-hour contracts: the working week is zero or close to zero, do not hire kerry at all, the employee is difficult to plan your finances, period of illness will not necessarily receive a salary and holiday pay of the payment obligation, too, the employer can rotate.Finland's current legislation also does not give answers to several zero-hour contracts-related problems.
Controlling the mosquito population of the world is becoming an increasingly salient issue as diseases like Zika continue to spread.It may sound counterintuitive, but Alphabet’s life sciences unit Verily is releasing about 20 million mosquitos in Fresno, California in order to fight Zika, the mosquito-borne illness.It’s part of Verily’s Debug Project, an initiative announced last October with the mission of reducing “the devastating global health impact that disease-carrying mosquitoes inflict on people around the world.” And now, Verily is launching Debug Fresno, the company’s first field study in the U.S. that will test a mosquito control method that involves sterile insect technique.The test is said to be the largest release of sterile male mosquitos in the U.S. thus far.Verily will determine the success of its test by comparing the adult population density and egg hatching of this particular kind of mosquito in the targeted neighborhoods to two control neighborhoods.But what if you want those features without paying the $399 premium that the GoPro commands?
From bubbles in a hot cup of coffee, to holes in a sponge or plaster, while the common appearance may seem innocuous it has been known to trigger intensely anxious responses.What is Trypophobia and what causes it?The answer may be found lurking just under the skin.But a new theory from psychologists at the University of Kent suggests our innate suspicion of rough circular shapes could, in fact, be linked to a history of human illness.Tom Kupfer, of the University's School of Psychology, noted that many infectious diseases result in clusters of round shapes on the skin: smallpox, measles, rubella, typhus, scarlet fever etc.Similarly, many ectoparasites, like scabies, ticks and botfly also lead to clusters of round shapes on the skin.
Amazon put out The Big Sick, a slightly-fictionalized version of the real story of how Kumail Nanjiani (who plays himself) and Emily V. Gordon (played by Zoe Kazan) met and how her sudden illness defined their relationship at an early point.Amazon, in partnership with Lionsgate, put The Big Sick in theaters before it’s available on its own streaming network.It’s that difference in release mindset that’s made Amazon, to date, somewhat more attractive to filmmakers since theatrical release is still the ultimate possible outcome.Those numbers show Netflix accounts for 40% of all over-the-top viewing hours, more than Amazon, Hulu or YouTube combined.While there are some areas where Hulu or YouTube win out, Netflix dominates not only that category but also in the number of OTT-subscribing homes (74% use Netflix) and in how half of single-app viewers, those who only subscribe to one service, make Netflix their sole choice.Unlike something like HBO or even broadcast TV, Netflix isn’t beholden to advertisers or shareholders to release those numbers, something that’s frustrated media analysts.
A while ago we did a thing about British tourists going abroad, having a good time, then getting home and pretending to be sick in order to get a nice wedge of compensation from the hotel that did their catering.Well, Mr Feignington-Illness, that ruse is about to come to an end thanks to the GOVERNMENT.Specifically it's an announcement from the Ministry of Justice, which says it wants to limit the amount of money that bogus illness compensation claimants can receive, in order to end the apparent menace caused by compo-seeking Brits trying to pay off the holiday credit card debt by making it appear their hotel catering gave them food poisoning -- something only UK tourists appear to try to swing.Justice secretary David Lidington said: "Our message to those who make false holiday sickness claims is clear – your actions are damaging and will not be tolerated.We are addressing this issue, and will continue to explore further steps we can take.This government is absolutely determined to tackle the compensation culture which has penalised the honest majority for too long."
Retired programmer pilot fish gets an email from his doctor's office offering a way to save time at his next appointment: Fill in a form online to speed up the check-in process."I'm now 75 years old, and my handwriting suffers quite a lot from age and illness," he says."I clicked on the link and entered the required data in all the applicable fields.But when I clicked the 'Submit' button, I got an error message that said there was invalid data in a field."OK, fish thinks, maybe I hit a wrong key.He goes over the form and doesn't see any problems, but he re-enters some data just in case.
In 1996, WebMD joined the digital space and carved a unique path for health media.Anyone and everyone could look up their symptoms and self-diagnose their illnesses.Two years earlier, in 1994, Remedy Health Media launched with a similar mission.But as WebMD took off, thanks in part to being mentioned in early episodes of The Office (Dwight used it to determine why Michael was feeling crummy), Remedy Health needed to pivot to stay relevant.provides readers and advertisers with emotional and well-researched documentary-style stories.Readers can scroll through huge, high-resolution images and videos while reading about the personal treatment or recovery journeys of real people who’ve had an illness for (oftentimes) decades.
More than one-third of 15-year-old children in the UK could be classified as ‘extreme internet users’, or those who are online for more than six hours daily outside of school.A report from UK think-tank Education Policy Institute (EPI) states that children in the UK have a higher rate of extreme usage (37.8 percent of all UK 15 year olds) than other countries.The think-tank examined the relation between social media use (including online time) and mental illness:While twelve percent of children who spend no time on social networking websites on a normal school day have symptoms of mental ill health, that figure rises to 27 percent for those who are on the sites for three or more hours a day.There’s no clear indication as to whether the extra time online was a catalyst for mental health issues, or if it was the other way around.Nevertheless, these are indicators of association and do not necessarily prove that social media causes harm to young people’s well-being.
The human body isn’t just your cells, but a home for trillions of bacteria.We know that many of those bacteria serve important purposes, and imbalances or a lack of diversity could lead to illness.Recently, The Scientist reported that Lauren Petersen from the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Connecticut is working on a study surveying athletes’ gut bacteria.But in the article, she also discusses how she received a fecal transplant and, afterwards, performed better athletically after dealing with a long bout of illness.As she told Bicycling magazine, “I think I can say with confidence that bacterial doping — call it poop doping, if you must — is coming soon.”Fecal transplants are a thing.
A team of researchers have made some fairly major progress in understanding, and hopefully treating, IBD’s underlying causes, like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.They say they’ve identified just a few dozen DNA base pairs, the As, Cs, Ts and Gs that spell out your genetic code, that could be responsible for causing the illness.Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, is a disease with at least 1.4 million American sufferers that consists of a few underlying causes, like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, leading to inflammation in the digestive tract.It can lead to diarrhoea and abdominal pain, as well as other unseen symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic.“Some people respond to front line drugs and others don’t... [Clinicians] want to give heavier hitting therapies, and don’t want to give them to patients where they won’t work.We’re hoping this will help subdivide individual patient groups.”
Oxford university researchers estimate the tick's saliva as a new potential pharmaceutical gold mine, told the BBC.a Tick bite may not immediately notice.the Mites can mess around in humans and animals several days before the pain or the inflammation began to occur.the researchers believe this is due to the saliva blockers, which inhibit the inflammation by neutralizing the host of the target chemicals, which are called kemokiinit.the cell according to the internet, kemokiinit regulate a variety of immune system responses.Data neutralising is important, because it can be applied to a heart muscle inflammation, i.e. myokardiittiin.