Health News

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 […]
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 […]
May 25, 2014
Hot Chilli Peppers

Are Hot Chili Peppers the Fountain of Youth?

Maybe, but you would need to eat a lot of them. Yet, on the other hand, there are some interesting possibilities. New findings from a study […]
April 7, 2014

Using Technology to Help Autistic Children

Julie Kientz is a computer scientist but she is not your usual computer geek. In fact, you will rarely find her in front of a computer. […]
July 16, 2013
Cure for Aids

Latest “Proof of Concept” in AIDS Research Promising

Incurable optimists have very few enemies because by nature we see the best in every person and situation. But false headlines that promise miracle cures might […]
April 22, 2013
Think Positive

A Healthy Glass of Optimism

The glass half full is the healthier option. This may seem self-evident to optimistic people, but now science is confirming that the resilient type is not […]
December 10, 2012
Michael Mullan

Leading the Fight in Gray Matters

It is understandable that many of us deify the medical establishment – we are humbled, grateful and often scared of doctors and specialists in equal measure. […]
June 10, 2012
Robin Christopherson - Disabled Software

Designing for Disabilities

It was during a part-time language course several years ago that I struck up a conversation with a young architect. He had a new challenge with […]