C-Section born children have a 33% higher risk of having autism, according to a controversial study. What is the risk of ADHD

C-section born children have a 33% higher risk of having autism disorder and 17% of ADHD, according to a research that combined 61 studies across 19 countries. The statistical analysis, which was recently published in the JAMA Network Open, does not show that caesarean section directly causes such medical problems. Other factors that have led …

Scientists created the first human esophagus made from stem cells

Bioengineering scientists working to produce the entire human gastrointestinal system in the laboratory reported that pluripotent stem cells were used to create a human esophagus. This is the first time scientists have been able to grow human pluripotent stem cell (PSC) esophageal tissue, cells that theoretically can form any type of body tissue. Published in …

Are infrared radiant heating panels beneficial to health?

Infrared radiant heating panels are being promoted aggressively recently. Marketeers say about these device that they represent a safe way to reduce the heating bill. Some will go one step further and say that they have “miraculous therapeutic effects”. Of course, all these alleged health benefits does not have a reputable scientific study to back …

Blue light emitted by smartphones and tablets can lead to vision issues

A team of scientists at the University of Toledo in the United States has revealed that prolonged exposure to blue light triggers the release of toxic molecules in photoreceptor cells that, in time, could lead to vision issues. In time, this can lead to macular degeneration, an ophthalmic disorder that causes destruction of central vision. …

How Novichok nerve agents work

Novichok, the nerve agent that was used on the former former agent Serghei Skripal and his daughter, Julia, is a much stronger chemical weapon than VX, the substance used in the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the North Korean dictator’s step-brother. Unlike other known neurotoxins which are used in the form of vapor or liquid, Novichok …

Studies conclude: Keep your brain in shape by learning music or a new language

A new study suggests that whether you learn to play a musical instrument or you learn to speak another language, you train your brain to be more effective. Researchers at Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, IL have concluded that musicians and bilingual people use less brain resources when finalizing a task involving …

Duck-Billed Platypus’ milk could help us fight antibiotic resistant bacteria

The Duck-Billed Platypus is an extremely bizarre animal. He is one of the very few survivors of the group of mammals that is laying eggs. It has venomous fins, and it looks like a hybrid of a duck and a rodent. Now, another interesting feature of this unusual looking animal has been discovered: its milk …

Israeli ophthalmologists invented revolutionary eyedrops that can improve vision and even replace glasses

A team of researchers from Shaare Zedek Medical Center and the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials at Bar-Ilan University (Israel) created eye drops that can repair corneas and improve myopia and hypermetropia. “Nanoparticles” have been successfully tested on pig corneas, and clinical trials will begin later this year, writes Interesting Engineering. The test results …

Breast cancer spreads much faster because of a compound found in these foods

Asparagus and other foods could be excluded from the diet of patients affected by breast cancer because they increase the risk of spreading the tumor through the body, experts say. Researchers are studying whether changing their eating habits could help patients with mammary tumors after studies on mice have shown that asparagine, an asparagus compound, …

The risks to which the gamers are unknowingly exposed

An extensive study shows the negative effects of video game addiction. Addiction to video games has a negative impact on personal and social relationships and contributes to depression and heart stress, according to a study quoted by the Press Association. Statistics that included data from 130,000 gaming enthusiasts across multiple countries have shown that lowering …