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,…

Is commuting a threat to your health?

Your commute could be very dangerous to your health.

One of the biggest threats to well-being may be something you do twice every day: Commute. Research has indicated that commuting is linked to various mental and physical health issues ranging from obesity to depression. While it seems all types of commutes are unhealthy, it appears getting to…

What to know about the anti-vaccination movement

Immunizing infants is at the center of a heated debate.

One of the most-discussed topics in health care at the moment is the issue of vaccinations. Though required by law to vaccinate their children, many parents are citing personal or religious reasons as excuses to refuse immunizations.1 Consequently, the United States has seen several outbreaks of…

Dogs are More Effective at Detecting Prostate Cancer than the Leading Tests

Dogs are the best test for prostate cancer.

Man’s best friend just got a whole lot friendlier. Studies show that specially trained dogs are four times better than traditional testing methods when it comes to detecting prostate cancer cells in urine samples.1 A British charity called Medical Detection Dogs trains the friendly canines to…