TAG: Illness

The Scanadu Scout: A real-life Tricorder

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Star Trek fans, Third-World medical doctors, and fans of awesome gadgets–rejoice! A real-life, working “tricorder” has just been created, and will change the medical world as we know it. Currently, we use an amalgamation of tools and devices to diagnose patients and ourselves. In underdeveloped nations, access to these types of technologies is expensive and impractical, as sanitation methods are pitifully laughable. In the fictional Star Trek television show, space-age doctors used a tool called a “tricorder” to diagnose patients in seconds, and without touching them, no less. The medical world has never created anything similar, and had made little… read more

Common Cold Remedies

Common cold remedies

There is no definite cure for the common cold. Most products sold in stores act as short-term treatments. They provide symptom relief or shorten the duration of those symptoms. Or you can take a cheaper, natural approach. Below are seven home remedies that may help you feel better along the way. 1. Blow Your Nose Often It’s important to blow your nose regularly when you have a cold rather than sniffling mucus back into your head. If you blow too hard, the pressure can cause an added earache. The recommended way to blow your nose is by pressing a finger… read more

BPA health risks

BPA health risks plastic bottles

Some say they are harmful, some say they are not. Who should we trust?