People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants, a feat of archaeological dentistry shows. —> Read More Here
The Queen sends her first tweet to launch the London Science Museum’s ambitious new Information Age gallery. —> Read More Here
The Queen sends her first ever tweet – and the first from a reigning UK monarch – as she opens a new exhibition about communications technology at the Science Museum
Ebola underlines the urgent need for a new way of responding to global epidemics, say Harvey Rubin and Nicholas Saidel
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a “dead heart”. —> Read More Here
The Miito gadget was invented by two former students of Design Academy Eindhoven, in the Netherlands and comprises a metal rod and an induction plate. —> Read More Here
Architects in Barcelona have invented a new type of air conditioning. A substance called hydrogel that could be used in walls (shown) and can absorb water and then ‘sweat’. —> Read More Here
No one ever chooses to have cancer, but some people choose to treat it.
A diagnosis can be fraught with fear and frustration, uncertainty and pain. But for all patients who receive treatment, a supportive health care team can make all the difference.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we asked 11 people who have dedicated their lives to breast cancer research, treatment and patient support to share their stories with HuffPost. Below, find out why they chose the field they did.
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I had been an ICU nurse for 18 years when I was diagnosed with breast cancer at my very first mammogram. The very skill set that I had honed during my career — research, problem-solve, prep for worst-case-scenario, repeat — worked against me as I tried to accept and cope with this new diagnosis. Despite having healthy lifestyle habits, no family history, and no risk factors, I had abruptly left the world of care provider and entered the world of “cancer patient.” I wondered if I could possibly survive, and if I did, what that might look like. Would I ever feel attractive again? Could I ever —> Read More Here
On October 16, more than 40 members of Congress went on record seeking a travel ban against individuals from Ebola-afflicted West Africa, despite caution from Thomas Frieden, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director, that a ban would hurt global efforts to fight the outbreak.
“A determined, infected traveler can evade the screening by masking the fever with ibuprofen,” Republican Rep. Tim Murphy said during an opening statement at the Congressional hearing on Ebola. Recent news headlines have been equally fearful. “Ebola Is Coming,” read the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek. “Could Ebola Virus Become ‘Bioterrorist Threat’?” asked a Fox News headline.
“It was a very depressing experience,” said Rosemary Taylor, associate professor of sociology and community health at Tufts who specializes in cross-border health threats. “A lot of fear being expressed, as well as counterproductive calls for a travel ban.”
Travel bans don’t work. “Right now, we know who’s coming in,” Friedman explained during the hearing. And as he later wrote in a Fox News op-ed, “We don’t want to isolate parts of the world, or people who aren’t sick, because that’s going to drive patients with Ebola underground, making it infinitely —> Read More Here
Sending humans in to space is set to become more difficult due to cosmic radiation exposure. One of the more understated dangers of manned space trave… —> Read More Here