Monthly Archives

July 2017

Common Health

Feeling of sadness

July 4, 2017

We are all quite acquainted with the feeling of sadness. It is after all one of the many different feelings we experience in our daily lives. Sadness though is different from other feelings as it counts among the negative ones like fear, shame, disgust or anger. It is even more so in our western societies that consider it an avoidable evil and go as far as treating the state as a disorder.

And while that may be the wise course of action in case of a severe and lasting episode of sadness, it is important to realize that sadness is not necessarily a problem and that it is actually everywhere around us and an important part of the human experience. Continue Reading…

Man's Health

Male sperm

July 4, 2017

We can all imagine that glorious race, the race that has created everything and everyone around us. We are speaking, of course about the race of sperms to the female egg. A single sperm will compete like there’s no tomorrow to get that first place and fertilize the egg before all the others, and once he’s at the outer edge of the egg, it’s pretty much done, one little push and he’s in and has accomplished his single greatest life goal. But what if the arrival at the outer shell of the egg is not enough? What if that little push becomes an impossible feat for that little sperm? Continue Reading…

Technologies

3D printing technology

July 4, 2017

3D printing technology has been one of the most revolutionary advancements in our modern age. And since it came along, people have been printing literally everything from toys to repair parts, vehicles, buildings and even food. It is therefore not surprising to anyone that the medical field has also been testing the technology and achieving great feats thanks to it. So far, ears, bones, and heart valves have been printed and used successfully. Recently however, an even more stunning project was able to render infertile mice fertile again thanks to a 3D printed ovary. Continue Reading…

Deseases

Age-related Macular Degeneration

July 4, 2017

It is one of our strangest but also most logical fears, that of getting stung in the eye. It may even count as the biggest fear of those who are generally afraid of needles. But it has been recently found that such a procedure could realize one of the feats that have stumped science for millennia.

That of reversing blindness. In this case, it might be a bit exaggerated to say so, but the results of a recent clinical trial have indeed been able to stop and even reverse the symptoms of a condition that counts among the leading causes of blindness in the US. Continue Reading…

Deseases

Brain scans

July 4, 2017

It was more than 2 milleniums ago that Hippocrates, the famous greek physician diagnosed and detailed a mental condition that caused intense hallucinations and agitation that happened to those affected by certain types of inflammation and fever. He called it phrenitis. At the time, and ever since, the cause was thought to be a toxin disorder related to internal fluid distribution. But a precise and convincing cause was never found. Continue Reading…