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World’s first test-tube made hamburger and future of lab grown food

Meat demand is increasing with each passing day. Currently, 70% of all the agricultural land is used to grow meat via livestock. In order to save the world from growing consumer demand of meat, Dutch Researchers has created synthetic meat in a lab entirely from the stem cells of a living cow. The researchers unveiled the test-tube hamburger made from lab-grown meat at a news conference in London. It is the world’s most expensive (costing £250,000 or $380,000) and world’s first test-tube made hamburger.

World's first test-tube made hamburger and future of lab grown food

Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, has funded the experiment. Professor Mark Post’s team developed a 5 oz synthetic meat patty from 20,000 tiny strips of meat grown from the stem cells of two organically raised cows. The size of these tiny strips is as small as a grain of rice. The patty was seasoned with salt and bound with egg powder and bread crumbs. The lab-made patty was almost white in color so scientists added beet juice and saffron in order to give the burger a more palatable appearance. Read the rest of this entry »

Effects of colours in our Mood

Everyone in this world knows about the magic of the colours in creativity, Am I right? But have you ever noticed that colours can also change the mood of person? Yes…this is a fundamental fact that mood and colours are inextricably linked to each other. Colours play an important role in every one’s life and create magic by communicating with emotions of individual. Each colour has its own positive or negative effect. Colour affects all our senses, smell, sound, sight, taste and feelings and it can energize, enliven, inspire, soothe and cheer up us.

There might be a question in your mind; how colours can influence our mood? It is because we are associated with colours through multiple levels, such as culture or social levels and personal relationships with particular colours. We also have a natural reaction to colour. For instance, red is a stimulating color and when you see it, it increases your heart rate because it is associated with ambulances and fire trucks.

Effects of colour in our Mood

Every colour has its own cool and warm tones and you have to choose if you want a tranquil or stimulating environment, for instance: cool colours promote a tranquil mood and warm colours promote activity. The darkness and lightness of colours can also affect mood, for instance: a pale lemon will produce a less intimate effect than a deep yellow. According to studies, colour is one of the salient keys for relaxation. As 75 percent or more of sicknesses are the result of stress, relaxing plays an important role in the prevention of disease. Read the rest of this entry »

Health News : Hope for Blindness, Asthma Inhaler, Good Carbohydrate, Bedbug Panic

For living healthy and long life, the most important key is to find the triggers that tear down the barrier to a healthier and better life. Such triggers can only be found by staying tuned with the health news of every week. Health news of the week include: The human embryonic stem cells are on a way for treating blindness as stem cell trial in human gets permitted; OTC asthma inhaler are banned due to the presence of chlorofluorocarbons, which depletes the ozone layer; Switching to the good carbohydrates may become your key step towards slim body; Panic over the blood-sucking pests or bedbug may be more dangerous than their bite.

Health News : Hope for Blindness, Asthma Inhaler, Good Carbohydrate, Bedbug Panic

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Health Updates : Listeria outbreak, Apple cuts stroke risk, Eyelids & Heart attack, Toxic drug

Good and proper health decisions taken by you for yourself and your family can help to decrease the health care costs and get better care. Health updates are the best way to know all about the current health news and to make proper health decisions. This week, health updates are: colorado cantaloupes have been recalled for possible listeria infection, which has taken two lives; eating just one apple a day can half the stroke risk – a new study found; yellow markings in the skin around the eyelids – a new sign founded by the researchers for heart disease; a new chip is in development for testing the toxicity of the drug.

Health Updates : Listeria outbreak, Apple cuts stroke risk, Eyelids & Heart attack, Toxic drug

Listeria Outbreak From Cantaloupe

First time, listeria has turned up in a cantaloupe outbreak, which has been spread in to six states. After the melons (related to 4 deaths and 16 cases of Listeria), Colorado cantaloupes are the most recent food to go under the lab tests. The fruit, cantaloupe is generally cropped in August and September and distributed in the U.S. The cantaloupes sold this summer out of concern have been recalled by a Colorado farm due to the fact that they may get infected with listeria, potentially deadly bacteria. A listeria outbreak has been confirmed by Colorado health officials as it has killed at least two people. So, health officials are warning the high-risk consumers to stay away of cantaloupes grown in the Rocky Ford region of Colorado. Read the rest of this entry »

Health News – Massage machine Threat, Obesity Raising, FB & Teens, West Nile Virus

Every week, we provide health news to help you make proper health decisions for yourself and your family. This week, health news is related to Massage Machine Threat, Obesity Raising, Facebook and Teens, and West Nile Virus.

FDA Warns against Massage-machine

For relieving stress and muscle tension, many doctors recommend massage machine as it is specially intended to manage pain and anxiety. However, federal regulators issued a warning against ShoulderFlex Massager device because massages delivered by the ShoulderFlex Massagers could be fatal. Many problems have been reported with the King International’s ShoulderFlex Massagers, including strangulations and at least one death. On August 25, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety message, indicating that ShoulderFlex Massager’s design could cause serious and potentially life-threatening injuries.

Health News - Massage machine Threat, Obesity Raising, FB and Teens, West Nile Virus

A deep tissue massage device, the ShoulderFlex Massager is especially designed to massage the neck, shoulder and back. The massager includes a handheld controller, the massage unit, machine-washable sleeve and a memory foam pillow. Since its release, King International has distributed nearly 12,000 of the massage devices. As said by the agency, hair, clothing and necklaces can get trapped in a rotating part of the device, which could cause the strangulation to users. FDA has reported one serious injury, at least one death, and two other reports of trapping of clothing and hair in the device. Read the rest of this entry »

Health Updates : Lymphoma drug, Cancer Treatment, Deadly Amoeba, Lung Cancer

Read on to know about the health updates of this week, including new lymphoma drug Approved by FDA, Ecstasy for Cancer Treatment, Deadly Amoeba and Lung Cancer detection using sniffer dogs.

New lymphoma drug Approved by FDA

Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin), a new lymphoma drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA approved drug, Adcetris has been developed by the Seattle Genetics of Bothell, Washington for treating two kinds of lymphoma: Hodgkin’s lymphoma in nearly 35 years and a rare type of the disease identified as systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). The drug Adcetris is a combination of an antibody and drug, which lets the antibody to direct the drug for targeting on lymphoma cells recognized as CD30. Adcetris is approved under an accelerated review procedure to cure serious diseases.

Health Updates : Lymphoma drug, Cancer Treatment, Deadly Amoeba, Lung Cancer

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Health Updates – HIV infections, Breastfeeding Day, Insulin Pump, Newborns Heart

Every week, we provide you health updates. This week updates are related to HIV infections, breastfeeding day, insulin pump and newborns heart.

HIV infections Rising

As per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the new HIV infections rate has remained unwavering at about 50,000 cases a year in U.S over the past 4 years from 2006 to 2009. But during the same period, there is an alarming increase among bisexual men and young gay, according to the recent report published data at scientific journal PLoS ONE. In this group, the number of becoming infected in their 20s increased by almost 50% from 4,400 (2006) to 6,500 (2009). To attribute national estimates, the recent report uses the data from 16 states and 2 cities. In the United States, 1.2 million people are suffering from AIDS among which 20% people don’t know that they are infected.

Health Updates – HIV infections, Breastfeeding Day, Insulin Pump, Newborns Heart

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Big News – Flu Vaccine, Stem-cell Research, Hepatitis Virus, Fiber for Breast Cancer

Read on to know about big health news of this week such as Flu Vaccine with ‘super antibody’, Stem-cell Research Approval, Millions of people having Hepatitis Virus, and Fiber for Breast Cancer Risk.

Vaccine with ‘super antibody’ for all flu

At present, vaccine producers have to change their flu shots’ formulations every year to ensure their vaccine protect against all strains of the virus circulating. This cumbersome process takes time as well as money, so the goal is to produce a universal flu vaccine that could provide protection to people from all strains. Recently, British scientists have found a ‘super-antibody’ against flu, named FI6 that can fight against all strains of influenza A viruses which are responsible for disease in humans and animals. This discovery may be a turning point for developing universal flu vaccine that could treat elder people, pregnant women and others who are made seriously sick by some unpredictable virus.

The main objective of the existing vaccine is to target proteins within the virus that eventually causes mutation of it while the new treatment has the goal to attack on those parts of the viral coat which don’t change. Preferably, it could essentially remove the necessity of new vaccines each year. A new method has been adopted by the researchers from Britain and Switzerland with the aim to beat ‘needle-in-a-haystack-type-odds’ and thus they managed to recognize an antibody from a human patient which has the ability to neutralize both major groups of influenza A viruses. Experiments based on this research are published in Science Express.

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Big Health News – Blood Testing for TB, Free Birth Control, Heat Wave, Meat Label

This article will provide you big health news of this week which are blood testing for TB, free birth control, heat wave and meat label.

WHO Says Blood Test is not Reliable for TB

As per World Health Organization (WHO), using blood test kits to detect active tuberculosis should be stopped as they are unreliable, inaccurate and left millions of people at risk. Blood test kits seek antibodies or antigens in the blood so they give inaccurate results. 1st time “WHO” has issued an open “negative” policy recommendation relating to TB. WHO suggest that countries should use accurate microscopy or a molecular testing system named GeneXpert instead of blood test kits.

According to WHO, blood test kits used to detect tuberculosis are wrong halves of the time. They show either false negatives or positives which are dangerous. Above million inaccurate blood tests to diagnose active tuberculosis were done every year which are usually at great financial cost to patients. About 18 blood tests available in the market have no regulatory approval. Mostly Western test-kit manufacturers gave the wrong impression about their product to the customers in developing countries with unsupported claims. Read the rest of this entry »

Big news of the week – US Obesity Study, Anti-smoking drug risk, Stemcell Windpipe

Health news of this week is about US obesity study, anti-smoking drug risk and stem-cell windpipe. To know all the topics in detail read on the following article.

U.S. obesity crisis is getting worse

As per recent study, obesity rates rise in 17 states of U.S. from 1995 to last year. The study was done by two public health groups (the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust for America’s Health). The rate of obesity has not been decreased in any state. Four years before only 1 state had obesity rate over 30% but now 12 states have over 30% rates and 38 states have above 25% rates. Colorado is the only state with obesity rate below 20%. The highest adult obesity rate is maintained by Mississippi for the 7th consecutive year followed by West Virginia, Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee. Read the rest of this entry »