Are You Misinformed About the Zika Virus?
Mosquitoes are a common nuisance throughout the summer in many states across America, prompting widespread concern whenever there's news of a virus spread by mosquitoes. The Zika virus is one such virus.
The VA Benefits Backlog in Numbers
The Department of Veterans Affairs had set a goal to get through their claims backlog by the end of 2015, but they missed the deadline by about 70,000 cases. But should that number actually be even higher?
Innovative Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson's is a chronic disease that gets worse as time goes on, impacting the way people move and their balance. It primarily causes tremors, but it is also responsible for a variety of other symptoms such as stiffness, jerky movement, a weak voice and more.
5 Modular Solutions for the City of the Future
As the population in cities grows, they are forced to expand continuously to accommodate that growth. The problem with this is that most cities expand outward, taking up more land. While this is one solution, it's not exactly what you would call efficient.
The Challenges Post-Ebola Crisis in Sierra Leone
Ebola took the world by storm less than a year ago. The news media was engaged in a constant Ebola news cycle, and this led to fear among different populations worldwide. Ebola is a virus that leads to symptoms such as fever, vomiting and diarrhea. You can't get Ebola from the air, from food or through water. However, the disease can be spread through contact with blood and bodily fluids, contaminated objects such as needles, through fruit bats and possibly through semen.
The 6 Weirdest Things Ever Found on a Construction Site
Construction happens all over the world on a daily basis, so it's simply a matter of odds that we'll uncover some unexpected — and sometimes downright bizarre — findings along the way.
5 Reasons You Need to Embrace the Self-Driving Car
The future is here. Last week, Google debuted its self-driving car in front of a host of journalists. Citing the fact that 33 thousand folks are killed on U.S. roads each year, Google expressed its optimism for a future where the autonomous vehicle keeps us all safer on the road. Skeptical about self-driving cars? Don’t be. First, consider the fact that Google’s self-driving cars have collectively logged over 700 thousand miles without being responsible for causing an accident. To be honest, they have been in a couple of accidents, but each one was determined to have been caused by human error, not machine error. It remains to be seen exactly when…
New Video Game Could Be the Cure to Tuberculosis
Scottish undergraduate students from Abertay University and scientists from the University of St. Andrews have teamed up to develop a video game that could put the cure to tuberculosis at your fingertips.
Designing a Safer, More Efficient Operating Room
The operating room of a health care facility is a place where miracles happen every day. Cancer is eradicated, life-saving organ transplants are performed and joint replacements that restore the activities of daily life are completed. Yet, sometimes operating rooms can be places of danger if proper safety protocols are not instituted for both patients and health care workers.