A call for new antibiotics

Stronger antibiotics are one of the next big developments in medicine.

The emergence of superbugs could be a threat that alters the world of medicine as we know it, potentially throwing our society back into the Dark Ages. Fear not though, advancements in antibiotics are taking on these continually evolving microscopic monsters. As humans continue to fight…

CPR 101

Be ready to respond when someone is in need.

Heaven forbid you ever find yourself in a position where you need to give someone cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly referred to as CPR. However, if the situation calls for action, it’s important to be able to help an unresponsive person when their life is on the line. For those interested…

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,…