Category: Health News

Zimbabwe legalises cannabis for medical, scientific use

Zimbabwe has legalised production of cannabis for medicinal or scientific use, according to new regulations seen by AFP Saturday. A statutory instrument entitled Production of Cannabis for Medicinal and Scientific Use Regulations, said prospective producers can apply to the health ministry for a licence to grow cannabis but under strict conditions. “An application shall be

Can you REALLY change your brain with drugs, supplements and apps?

Can you REALLY change your brain with drugs, supplements and apps? Experts break down the science behind mind-boosting fads Healthy people of all ages are seeking cognitive enhancement for personal, athletic, academic, and professional gains, and to keep function into old age  Siobhan Schabrun, a brain plasticity researcher at Western Sydney University, explains what works

Online reviews of plastic surgeons—study looks at differences between happy and unhappy patients

Good cosmetic results are an important factor—but not the only factor—differentiating positive versus negative reviews for plastic surgeons on Google, Yelp, and other online review sites, according to a special topic paper in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Factors such

Cycle smartly

(HealthDay)—Bicycling outdoors can feel more like fun than the high-quality aerobic activity it is. And while you may be tempted to dust off your old two-wheeler, you might want to consider a new one. Innovations include step-through bikes with a low, or no, top tube (cross bar), high-rise handlebars for better posture, wider tires for

Hair Story Extends New Wash and Styling Lineups

Hair Story is about to debut its largest product expansion.The business, which garnered a following for its hair cleanser New Wash, is rolling out two new versions and several styling products in its biggest series of product launches.New Wash lives in a new category of hair cleanser, according to Hair Story chairman and chief executive

Statistical designs accelerate the optimization of layered 2-D crystals

It has been estimated that there are more than 10^100 possible materials that can be synthesised, grown, and optimised. Materials design can be a slow and laborious process and investigating the full parameter space is a formidable challenge. Machine learning and other advanced statistical techniques will almost certainly help accelerate materials discovery, design, and optimisation,

Conjoined twins separated at Houston hospital discharged

Twin girls born in 2016 conjoined at the chest and abdomen have been discharged from a Houston hospital more than three months after separation surgery. Texas Children’s Hospital on Thursday announced the latest step in recovery for Hope Elizabeth Richards and Anna Grace Richards. The girls were born Dec. 29, 2016, at the hospital’s Texas

Plague of toxic caterpillars hits the UK

Plague of toxic caterpillars hits the UK: Oak moths that cause deadly asthma attacks and vomiting have been spotted in parks – here’s how to spot them and what to do if you find a nest Larval stage of oak processionary moths spotted in the south-east of England Hairs on the caterpillars cause severe dizziness, fever

Synaptic communication controls neuronal migration: New mechanism controls neuronal migration during brain development

The cerebral neocortex is responsible for higher brain functions, such as conscious thought and language, in humans. In the neocortex, neurons are precisely arranged in an ordered 6-layered structure. This neocortical structure is formed by the sequential generation of billions of neurons and their migration toward the brain surface in the fetal period. “Subplate neurons”

Geisinger injects machine learning into clinical workflow to find health problems faster

Geisinger doctors and researchers have trained computers to read CT scans of patients’ heads to detect a life-threatening form of internal bleeding called intracranial hemorrhage. Because early and accurate diagnosis is critical, leading hospitals are moving forward with precision medicine tactics built on artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. Last week, for instance, Intermountain-owned Navican