Health

October 14, 2014
A woman with a newborn baby after birtha

Vincent: A Miracle Baby, the First to be Born From an Implanted Womb

Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuester-Hauser Syndrome (MRKH) is a female congenital disorder that results in the absence of a womb, eliminating the ability to reproduce. Its name comes from the four researchers who discovered the disorder. The first sign of MRKH typically does not appear until a girl is 14-15 years of age, at […]
August 18, 2014
bipolar happy and sad

Smartphone: Coming to the Rescue of Those with Bipolar Disorder

A University of Michigan psychiatrist has developed a smartphone app known as PRIORI which can analyze the speaker’s voice and predict an approaching change in psychological state from manic to depressive, or vice versa. PRIORI turns the smartphone into a diagnostic tool, potentially saving the lives of millions of bipolar […]
July 21, 2014
New reading device for the blind

The FingerReader: Opening New Worlds for the Visually Impaired

Hot out of the labs at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a prototype audio reading device, called the “FingerReader.” The FingerReader fits on the index finger of a visually impaired individual and “reads” to him books or other written material. The FingerReader is equipped with a small camera which scans […]
June 16, 2014
Fasting for Diabetics

Can Something as Simple as Fasting Help Diabetics?

As a general rule, nutritionists and other medical professionals will tell you that fasting—not eating for an extended number of hours—is detrimental to your health. Many people turn to fasting as a tool for weight loss, but typically what happens is the reverse—metabolism is negatively impacted resulting in fat gain. […]