Elon Musk Wants To Put Computers In Our Brains

One of the challenges to people who are fully paralyzed is their ability to move around. While there have been efforts at creating devices that can be controlled using our brains, Elon Musk’s Neuralink company is hoping to take things one step further by actually implanting computers into our brains.


HIV Vaccine To Begin International Testing

We imagine that there will come a time in the future when scientists and researchers finally discover the cure for HIV. So far there have been some promising findings, and now it looks like researchers at Johnson & Johnson are ready to test out what they think could potentially be a vaccine for the disease.


Alexa Will Now Be Able To Dispense Medical Advice From The NHS

If you’ve ever wanted to look up a medical symptom or a cure online, it’s quite easy as all you’d need to search online and you’d have your answer. However, if you’re too lazy to search, you might be interested to learn that Amazon and the NHS (National Health Service) in the UK are teaming up.


A 13-Year Old Has Figured Out That Hand Dryers Can Hurt Kids’ Ears

Hand dryers can be typically found in bathrooms and have been designed to help dry our hands after we go to the bathroom. They can be rather loud, but that’s because of all the air rushing out that helps with the drying process. However, it seems that hand dryers might actually be bad for kids.


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Scientists Successfully Remove HIV From The DNA Of Mice

While people infected with AIDs can still go on to lead relatively long lives, at least longer than back in the day, the fact of the matter is that their bodies are still riddled with the disease. Obviously, a completely cure would be ideal, but science and modern medicine have yet to get to that point.


Apple Has Started Selling Diabetes Monitors In Its Stores

If there is an area of health that we know Apple is interested in, it would be diabetes and glucose monitoring. This is because at the moment, measuring glucose levels involves drawing a bit of blood, which some might find uncomfortable doing. This is why we have heard rumors that Apple could be developing a non-invasive way of measuring glucose levels through products like the Apple Watch.


Millennials Are Growing Horns On Their Skulls From Too Much Phone Usage

One of the fascinating thing about living creatures is the ability to adapt. We’ve seen this happen in countless species, including humans. However, more recently, a study done by scientists David Shahar and Mark G. L. Sayers has us a little concerned as it appears that millennials are starting to grow horns on their skulls.


Apple Watch Could Be Getting A Glucose Tracker Soon

It has been rumored in the past that Apple could be working on integrating a glucose tracker into its Apple Watch. This would be a great tool for diabetics who might be looking for a non-invasive way of keeping track of their glucose levels. The feature is said to still be years away from being realized, but that future could come sooner than we think with some outside help.


12-Year Old Girl Invents An Ingenious Way Of Making IV Drips Less Scary For Kids

Even as adults, going in for a medical procedure can be nerve-wracking, so we imagine that doing so as kids can be even more scary, especially if they don’t quite understand what’s going on. That was exactly how Ella Casano felt when she had to go in for medical procedures when she was as young as seven due to an autoimmune disease called Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura.


Scientists Use Gut Bacteria To Convert All Blood Types To Type O

We are all born with different blood types. What this means is that when it is time for a blood tranfusion, we can only receive blood that is the same type as ours, meaning that a Type A can only receive from a Type A, not a Type B, or Type AB, and so on. This is also why Type O is so valuable because it is the only universal […]


Microsoft’s AI Diagnosing Blood Test Is Only A Few Years Away From Launch

A lot about a person’s health can be gleaned through their blood, which is why blood tests are usually ordered whenever you go for a health screen or a general checkup. However, it seems that the humble blood test could be getting a huge boost in the near future, thanks to the efforts between Microsoft and Adaptive Biotechnologies.


Magic Mushrooms Decriminalized In Oakland

Psychedelics that come from plants and fungi, which includes magic mushrooms, have been decriminalized by the Oakland City Council. It voted on the matter earlier this week. Law enforcement will no longer prosecute people in this California town for possessing the substance. However, some obvious limitations have been left in place.


Researchers Develop A Patch That Can Take Blood Pressure Readings

Need to take your blood pressure? Unfortunately, at the moment there really isn’t a particularly convenient way to do so, save for attaching those huge cuffs around your arm. This means that you need to be at home or at a doctor’s office in order to take a reading, but researchers at the University of California, San Diego, might have come with up a solution.


Apple’s Next Health Effort Could Be Asthma Monitoring

Apple is very interested in health and it shows. The company has included all kinds of health-related features to its Apple Watch smartwatch as well as acquire several companies that make health products. In fact, it seems that Apple’s next health efforts could come in the form of asthma monitoring.