Fido’s Stay-Cation: Your Dog’s Answer to Heat Stroke Prevention

As temperatures rise this summer, billions are searching for easy and fun ways to beat the heat. Whether your plan is to hit the beach, travel abroad or lounge poolside with friends and family, you’ll want to make sure your four-legged friends can stay cool, hydrated and comfortable as well….

Medical conspiracy theories could affect lifestyle

Conspiracy theories

A new study conducted by the University of Chicago has found that nearly half of U.S. citizens believe in  health-related conspiracy theories. Scientists surveyed subjects about six commonly held conspiracy theories, asking them both if they had heard of the theory and whether or not they…

Developments in Alzheimer’s Disease

New developments could prove beneficial in treating Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is a deleterious disease caused by plague in the brain that hinders memory and other essential mental functions. Dementia can lead to a loss of intellectual and social skills, which can interfere with day-to-day life.1 There are many…

The benefits of nanotechnology

A nanometer is one billionth of a meter.

Nanotechnology has a wide range of potential usages that could produce advancements in medical treatment, pharm tech, food transportation and the electronics industry. A nanometer, the scale used for nanotechnology, is one billionth of a meter. For a sense of scale, a sheet of paper is 100,000…

West Nile Virus Spreads in the United States

West Nile has become common in the US.

Since the disease entered the country in 1999, West Nile virus has been a regular summer concern for those in the United States. The flavivirus, which is indigenous to Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia, is believed to have entered the U.S by an infected traveler or animal. Reports of West Nile…

Sleep benefits memory

Sleep to promote memory storage.

Staying up until dawn to cram in some last-minute studying? Pulling an all-nighter before a big exam? Working late to get your pharmacy technician certificate? Congratulations, that type of dedication to your studies will assuredly help you achieve success, but don’t skip out on a good night’s…

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is becoming an epidemic in the US.

Lyme disease is a growing problem in the United States. Part of the reason for this is that the disease can go unnoticed for years and can become too embedded in body tissue over time to be cured by antibiotics. People are particularly at risk of catching this disease during the summer months,…