Category Archives: Health

Artificial pancreas could provide relief for thousands

For many with diabetes, life is a constant drill of poking and prodding as many are required to regularly test their blood sugar levels. Pharmaceutical companies are working hard to be the first to create a fully artificial pancreas.

Currently, the artificial or bionic pancreas is undergoing a number of studies. The vast majority of these studies are small, lasting only three days. The reason for these short studies is that FDA regulations will not allow for the devices to be used outside of a hospital. Continue reading Artificial pancreas could provide relief for thousands

Nomophobia: A condition of the digital age

Nomophobia is described as the condition of being tense and/or anxious when not having access to a mobile phone. The condition is also known as no-mobile-phone-phobia. Recent research conducted by an Internet security firm has indicated that this condition of the digital age is growing at a rapid rate. Continue reading Nomophobia: A condition of the digital age

The controversy of the pink slime

Pink slime has become a recent buzz word in the media. Pink slime is the process through which scrap meat and connective tissue are cleaned and clarified to create ground meat safe for humans to eat. Attention was drawn to this issue by an episode of “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.”

The process of creating pink slime is grinding scrap meat and connective tissue from parts of the animal most people do not eat. The connective tissue acts to firm the meat up. As the meat is being ground, a mixture of water and ammonia is added to the meat connective tissue mixture; this is done to help ensure the meat lasts longer by preventing E. coli or salmonella. The company that creates this product is called Beef Products, Inc. They are responsible for providing McDonald’s and other companies with their meat products. Continue reading The controversy of the pink slime

MicroCHIPS invents the pharmacy of the future

MicroCHIPS is a company that hopes that their flash-drive sized microchips could be the way of the future for doctors looking for a better way to treat their patients. In a study published in early February, MicroCHIPS released their findings on a new study involving women with osteoporosis. Continue reading MicroCHIPS invents the pharmacy of the future