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18

Jul

12 illnesses that are commonly misdiagnosedSo what’s the moral of the story? Never be afraid to ask for a second opinion.

12 illnesses that are commonly misdiagnosed
So what’s the moral of the story? Never be afraid to ask for a second opinion.

15

Jul

Mother Nature offers a bounty of helpful and healing plant life, and the leaves, flowers, bark and berries of plants have been used for centuries to cure everything from hunger to headaches. The next time you’re in the great outdoors and find yourself in need of anything from aspirin to toilet paper, take a look around and help yourself to some of the Earth’s most useful wild plants.10 remarkably useful plants you can find in the wild

Mother Nature offers a bounty of helpful and healing plant life, and the leaves, flowers, bark and berries of plants have been used for centuries to cure everything from hunger to headaches. The next time you’re in the great outdoors and find yourself in need of anything from aspirin to toilet paper, take a look around and help yourself to some of the Earth’s most useful wild plants.
10 remarkably useful plants you can find in the wild

10

Jul

How to treat a bee sting naturallyPesky insects can be a real pain during summer outdoor activities, but these simple remedies ease the aftermath of a close encounter.

How to treat a bee sting naturally
Pesky insects can be a real pain during summer outdoor activities, but these simple remedies ease the aftermath of a close encounter.

10

Jun

Could a medicine used to treat gout also save our citrus?New research could stop the spread of citrus greening, a disease that is killing Florida’s oranges.

Could a medicine used to treat gout also save our citrus?
New research could stop the spread of citrus greening, a disease that is killing Florida’s oranges.

20

May

Dogs know you have cancer before you doStudies show that man’s best friend can detect cancer with surprising accuracy. Researchers hope to one day develop an electronic nose that mimics canines’ extraordinary noses.

Dogs know you have cancer before you do
Studies show that man’s best friend can detect cancer with surprising accuracy. Researchers hope to one day develop an electronic nose that mimics canines’ extraordinary noses.

08

May

Lungs from genetically modified pigs could soon be used to save human livesBiologist Craig Venter’s company has received $50 million in funding to develop ‘humanized pig organs.’

Lungs from genetically modified pigs could soon be used to save human lives
Biologist Craig Venter’s company has received $50 million in funding to develop ‘humanized pig organs.’

16

Apr

'Origami' microscope could revolutionize medicineA team of researchers has created a 50-cent microscope that folds together from a single sheet of paper to help diagnose diseases in underdeveloped countries.

'Origami' microscope could revolutionize medicine
A team of researchers has created a 50-cent microscope that folds together from a single sheet of paper to help diagnose diseases in underdeveloped countries.

08

Apr

Why is horseshoe crab blood so vital to pharmaceuticals?Every drug certified by the FDA must be tested with an extract from the animal’s blood, but the biomedical harvest is affecting horseshoe crab populations.

Why is horseshoe crab blood so vital to pharmaceuticals?
Every drug certified by the FDA must be tested with an extract from the animal’s blood, but the biomedical harvest is affecting horseshoe crab populations.

17

Mar

Wearable ‘heart sock’ recognizes a heart attack before it startsBreakthrough new device fits snugly over your heart and monitors it for irregularities.

Wearable ‘heart sock’ recognizes a heart attack before it starts
Breakthrough new device fits snugly over your heart and monitors it for irregularities.

19

Jan

Is there such a thing as vegan medicine?Animal products are found in many prescription and over-the-counter medications, so what’s a vegan to do?

Is there such a thing as vegan medicine?
Animal products are found in many prescription and over-the-counter medications, so what’s a vegan to do?