New discovery that can help cure HIV

HIV cure

CRISPR/Cas9, a revolutionary gene editing technology, has shown promise in helping find a cure for HIV. Researchers at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have built a high-throughput cell-editing platform, by altering the CRISPR/Cas9 technology, which can identify genetic mutations that make human immune cells resistant to HIV. In simple terms, the technology acts as a …


10 Early Warning Signs of Breast Cancer

signs of breast cancer

This month is breast cancer awareness month, so we are taking this time to educate you about the early warning signs of breast cancer. Here are some statistics about this form of cancer: Approximately 1.7 million new breast cancer cases were diagnosed worldwide in 2012. It is the 2nd most common cancer among both men and women, …


Recovering after an Inguinal Hernia Repair

inguinal hernia repair

Any surgical procedure requires careful after-care to prevent further damage to the organ under repair. A hernia occurs due to an organ pushing through the opening of the muscle or tissue, which holds it in place. For instance, the intestines can break through the abdominal wall. Hernias are not life threatening, however, require a surgical procedure …


Who Let the Dogs Out? | World Rabies Day


Have you ever been the subject of a dog bite? Immediately after the bite, your mind starts playing tricks on whether you have now gotten rabies or not? This may be more likely if you were bitten by a street dog, compared to a dog reared at home. You start to think whether the owner gave …


Alzheimer’s vs Dementia: Know the Difference!

dementia vs alzheimers

On the occasion of World Alzheimer’s Day, we would like to raise awareness on the condition. As many people are not aware of the difference, the terms are interchangeable. Learn about the key distinctions between the disorders and avoid confusing both. It is possible to have a form of dementia, which is unrelated to Alzheimer’s, according …


Clearing up Chikungunya Symptoms


Most of you must have heard about or will hear about the Chikungunya outbreak in Delhi, killing several civilians. If you are feeling anxious about this disease, we will help you learn about Chikungunya symptoms and transmission. It has similar symptoms to Dengue, so make sure to consult a doctor and find out which disease you have …


Do you Suffer from Malnutrition?


We have an opinion that undernourishment is only present among the poor that do not have access to food and water. These are usually the children or people we seen on the news or television. However, malnutrition can affect anyone, characterised by unplanned or unexpected weight loss. Nourishment is based on the quality of your …


Which Parts of your Body Regenerate?


We have seen many animals have regenerating or repairing capabilities. For instance, lizards can regenerate their tails and salamanders can regrow their entire leg within 5 weeks. Regeneration refers to the regrowth of a missing part or damaged organ from the tissue that remains. Most parts of the human body don’t regenerate, for instance we …


5 Fun Facts About Your Teeth


Your teeth are quite an interesting and important part of your body. We have compiled five interesting facts about your teeth that you may not know about. Do you know how many days you take on brushing in your lifetime? Or how long you should be brushing them? Taking care of your teeth is important, learn …


Cardiovascular Risks Among Atheletes


The Olympics have started in Rio and athletes around the world are geared up to give the best performance of their lives. It is important to remember that the journey that these athletes have to take to get to this point is a hard one. Athletes need to have a lot of discipline, as well as, stamina …