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Scientists Claim First CRISPR Editing of Human Embryos in the USA

By Richa VermaWith CRISPR technology editing the DNA code of human embryo, can we hold our breath for an absolute eradication of inherited disorders like Thalassemia and similar conditions? The answer is still unclear as there is no such publication about the claims on decoding the DNA with CRISP editing technology. As per the MIT Technology Review, the research team led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov at Oregon Health and Science University has been successful in an effort to edit the genes of human embryo using CRISPR editing technology for the first time.Gene editing has been a controversial practice, but still we had earlier seen three such efforts involving human embryo editing in China.You can call it genetically modified human embryos or improved embryos sans defective cells with mutations responsible for inherited diseases. Even if DNA editing is controversial, it contributes to the elimination of hereditary illnesses.Advantages of CRISPR Editing TechnologyThe genetic manipulation usi…

Study Reveals How to Reprogram Cells in Our Immune System

By Richa Verma Our immune system is calibrated to provide us with specific protection shields against harmful diseases, and other conditions too. On being influenced by the excessive active cells and intruder cells, interfering with its physical functions, our immune system is more likely to lose its strength to fight diseases, and as a result it causes a range of autoimmune diseases or different types of leukemia.Immune cells mostly referred to as T cells can reverse the effects of these defective cells and reinstate the balance through a reprogram technique. With a reprogram technique manipulating the performances of certain immune cells, we can remain unaffected to the prevalence of different diseases, including cancers and psoriasis. This also fosters the development of new treatment options.This is how the scientists at the Gladstone Institute have expressed about their latest findings. A renowned journal Nature has published about this metabolic mechanism in an elaborate way.Ho…

How to Make 200k By Staying Healthy

By Chris Bouchard Staying healthy seems like a punishment to many until it is accompanied by the opportunity to earn you 200k.Given that both cost savings and staying healthy are desirable but challenging aspects with an impact on your financial wellbeing, several approaches can be employed to ensure that both are achieved seamlessly without discarding the other.Here are some of the approaches to staying healthy and earn 200k in cost savings and as extra income from various incentivized wellness programs.

Insurance discountInsurance premiums are periodically deducted in your income to facilitate payment of medical bills in case you fall ill. Some insurance providers encourage healthy living among their clients so as to reduce the cost of claims. Customers who stay healthy benefit from discounts on premium payable or cashback refunds. Some insurance providers give up to 15% as a refund to customers who exhibit healthy living in their activities and medical records.

Paid wellness challen…

Almonds Have Many Health Benefits - Here Are 8 of Them

By Hari Om AgrawalMany people say that eating almonds helps us in increasing brain power. Yet no one has explained this theory, but Almonds Have Many Health Benefits - Here Are 8 of Them!1. It promotes digestion process:Good digestion means better health and better fitness. The outer layer of almonds holds enzyme inhibitor, which is discharged by soaking almonds in water. It is how almonds become healthier and digestion friendly. Your diet becomes low fat diet because the enzymes present in almonds help you in dealing with fat.2. Anti-aging properties:Aging is one of the most troubling skin issues, which girls and women never want to face. If you are also one of those who want to look younger, eat almonds. You will get vitamin C via almonds, which is an antioxidant and helps us in reducing aging symptoms. It means, you can look much younger by consuming almonds daily.3. Aids in good growth of unborn baby:Soaked almonds are great nutrition for pregnant women. Soaked almonds offer foli…

Healthy Living - Three Reasons Why You Should Focus On Hydration

By Beverleigh H PiepersLooking to boost your hydration? If not, it is time to rethink that. Nearly everyone needs to get more fluids into their day, and this fluid should come primarily from water. Often people eat when they are just thirsty. Drinking sufficient amounts of fluid helps to prevent this kind of overeating and has many other benefits as well. Fluid fills the stomach for a short time, and it gives you something to digest that does not necessarily contain calories.So many of us are walking around in a chronically dehydrated state, and this can be the cause of many health problems. There are several reasons why you need to get your water intake up, but let us look at three of the most important ones right now...1. It Improves Physical Performance. Want to go that extra mile in the gym? Try drinking more water. As little as 1% dehydration can have negative impacts on your strength output, so it pays to get your fluids in.Many people know it is essential to drink water after …

Tips to Staying Protected From the Sun During Summer and Spring

By Ravi PatelFinally, the winter is over. The sun is shining, and its fun playing under the sun. Staying outdoor to enjoy fresh air and produce some vitamin D can be very lovely during summer. As lovely as staying outdoor is, it can be very dangerous to the skin. Every second spent under the sun damages the skin, leading to wrinkles, weathered appearance and aging of the skin. To maintain a younger-looking skin, you need to be very careful when staying outdoor during summer and spring.Tip 1 - Eat Fruits and VegetablesResearch has shown that some phytonutrients which are known as carotenoids which impart the beautiful, rich and attractive yellow and gold color to vegetables and fruits effectively help in increasing the natural resistance of the skin to UV damages. When you eat fruits and vegetables a lot, you get enough carotenoids. Aside from increasing the natural resistance of the skin to UV damages, the carotenoids also add a golden hue to the skin thus making the skin more attrac…

Eating Disorders: What Are The Signs You Could Be Suffering?

By Arthur WilsonEating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia are becoming increasingly common. They mostly affect teenage girls and young women, but men and older women can also suffer from an eating disorder. Anyone with this medical/psychological condition needs to be treated as early as possible to prevent serious health complications. Early detection and treatment can literally save lives.There are certain signs and symptoms that can indicate if a person has an eating disorder. The most common ones are listed below. If you notice these in yourself, or in someone you know, there is a chance that you or that person may need professional help. Talk to your parents, a health counselor, or an adult you trust to help you get properly assessed and diagnosed, and if needed, treated.Physical signs and symptoms
Noticeable weight loss (for people suffering from anorexia nervosa)
Weight fluctuations (for people with bulimia nervosa). The weight can move up and down, or it can be withi…

Baby Boomers: Turn Back the Clock on Your Heart 20 Years With Exercise

By Julie GorgesI'm loving this latest report. According to a new study, even if you've been pretty much a couch potato for most your life, it's not too late. You can still get in shape now in late middle-age and help your heart function as if it were 20 years younger.The study published in the American Heart Association's journal, Circulation, looked at healthy but sedentary people between the ages of 45 and 64.Individuals were put into two different groups. The first group participated in a program of non-aerobic exercise such as yoga, balance training, and weight training three times a week. The second group, did moderate- to high-intensity aerobic exercise for four or more days a week.After two years, the group engaging in the higher-intensity exercise saw a dramatic improvement in the function of their hearts."We took these 50-year-old hearts and turned the clock back to 30- or 35-year-old hearts," said Dr. Ben Levine, a sports cardiologist at University…

At The Edge Of The Detachment - From a Reiki Energy Healing Session

By Zahra'a SharifWhen I started learning about energy healing, especially Reiki, I was expecting miracles to happen in the physical level to people who I conduct healing for. I wanted that to happen as I witnessed the suffering of many loved ones and had the eagerness to render assistance. I know that the healing procedure failed on so many occasions to diagnose and heal. However, the side effects of pills to our body system cannot be sidelined as well as the physical and emotional pain after a surgical procedure. I saw many people who had mental issues and were taking pills to calm them down so they don't become dangerous to themselves or others, but it rarely helps to put them on track again. I read so many books on the idea that the body can heal itself, and that the mind has the power to create miracles but I never witnessed one. I was hoping that Reiki can be the creator of these miracles that initiate self-healing of the body. My journey to learn about energy healing st…

A Vaser Lipo Procedure Can Help Remove Unwanted Fat From Your Double Chin

By Mags Whyler Having a double chin doesn't necessarily have to mean you're overweight. Genetics, water retention or bad eating habits mean that slim women, are just as susceptible to getting a double chin as anyone else. Double chins and sagging jowls can affect anyone, and can prove difficult to get rid of regardless of your body type, shape and size.It's very hard to hide fat under the chin and around the neck unless you keep your head held high all the time, trying to make your profile more flattering. And concealing it with clothing is only possible if you want to spend the rest of your life with a scarf wrapped around your neck.A double chin can also slowly appear because of lack of exercise. When you put on weight, the fat can settle under your chin, changing the contour of your face and altering your appearance. Unfortunately it's not possible to spot reduce just your chin, so you will need a full-body weight-loss approach, and focus on reducing all of your bo…

Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise - Intensifying Your Workouts

By Beverleigh H Piepers If you wish to enjoy the known benefits of exercise including better blood sugar control and the loss of weight, what you are aiming for is a healthy level of fitness. The hardest part about physical activity is maintaining consistency. It is easy to get yourself to workout now and then but keeping up a routine is a noticeable step up in difficulty.If you have done well in this regard, give yourself some credit. What you have achieved is not an easy feat. Now you are active; you may be wondering about the next step. It is likely time to intensify your workouts. Are you ready for this challenge? Why intensify your workouts? First, let us briefly talk about why you should be ramping up your intensity because you may still not be sold on the idea. To increase the power does not mean you have to...

aspire to sprint on a track,run a race, or takeyour rowing exercise from the gym to the outdoors.All it means is you should work a little bit harder. So, increase your t…

Some of the Common Dental Surgery Procedures

By Sejal Kakadiya Dental surgery procedures are varied and diverse. The one you need will be dictated by your condition and individual requirement.Bonding: Bonding is the procedure you need for decayed, chipped or fractured teeth, as well for discolored teeth. The procedure is also useful for filling of gaps in the tooth. This is a procedure that can be carried out in the comfort of the dental office.Braces: Defects in teeth alignment are corrected with the use of braces on the teeth needing to be aligned. These are used to exert a steady pressure on the teeth. This corrects the misaligned teeth. It usually takes a number of settings to slowly realign teeth.Bridges and implants: A tooth that has gone missing due to decay or accident can be treated with bridges and implants. The difference between the two is that bridges are artificial teeth that are held in place by the surrounding dentures. The false tooth is placed between the supporting teeth and two crowns are placed it. Implants…

Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise - Intensifying Your Workouts

By Beverleigh H Piepers If you wish to enjoy the known benefits of exercise including better blood sugar control and the loss of weight, what you are aiming for is a healthy level of fitness. The hardest part about physical activity is maintaining consistency. It is easy to get yourself to workout now and then but keeping up a routine is a noticeable step up in difficulty.If you have done well in this regard, give yourself some credit. What you have achieved is not an easy feat. Now you are active; you may be wondering about the next step. It is likely time to intensify your workouts. Are you ready for this challenge? Why intensify your workouts? First, let us briefly talk about why you should be ramping up your intensity because you may still not be sold on the idea. To increase the power does not mean you have to...

aspire to sprint on a track,run a race, or takeyour rowing exercise from the gym to the outdoors.All it means is you should work a little bit harder. So, increase your t…

Sharing Problems, Seeking Guidance Make It Easier to Deal With Dual Diagnosis

By Barbara Odozi Dual diagnosis is one of the most complex brain disorders. Usually a combination of psychiatric illness and substance use disorder (SUD), it is comparatively severer and more complex than either of the two disorders as it involves the interplay between two equally complex conditions. Dual diagnosis, known as co-occurring disorders in the common parlance, is characterized by errant behavior, petty criminal offenses, and fluctuating moods due to the comorbidity of SUD and mental disorder.Depending on the kind of substance abused, users develop different combinations of coexisting disorders, such as alcoholism and depression. The repercussions of dual diagnosis are not restrained only to the individual grappling with the challenges of the disorder but equally impacts family members and friends as well.The family of the person suffering from dual diagnosis finds itself struggling with a new challenge every now and then. These problems can include arranging a ride to the …

10 Reasons Causing You Depression and What to Do

By Faruk Shonubi You are NeuroticIn simpler terms, you are a worrier. In a gathering, you are most likely to be by yourself, lost in your own thoughts, thinking of what you could have said or done last year, to change your whole situation. You worry about the past, now and future. You probably look at others and try to figure out how they still manage to smile. You want to stop thinking, but just don't know how to. When you worry constantly, you continue to complicate issues, and still have no solution. Then it becomes an addiction, next thing you know, you begin to question people's thoughts, their responses and then you being to question your own sanity. You must have heard the saying "worry is useless," although, it is not entirely useless, as it can be okay to worry over issues. It shows that you are a considerate individual, and are willing to proffer solutions. But have to learn to let go and relax sometimes. Obsessively worrying can lead to depression.You are…

How to Relieve Your Pain With Yoga

By Ann ClintonWho would have thought a few simple poses would alleviate headaches, back pain and other pains that many people suffer through? I was totally blown away when I learned that practicing yoga would get rid of my headaches. Had I known this many years ago, I never would have suffered body-dropping headaches as a teen. Here are a few simple moves to rid your pain for the New Year.Headaches, Stress, and Anxiety
Are headaches, stress, and anxiety menaces to your daily activities? Try coming into a kneeling position, sitting on your legs, on the floor. Inhale deeply and exhale, leaning forward to rest your forehead on the floor for five or ten breaths. Your arms are resting limply at your sides. Continue to breathe deeply, imagining that you are exhaling your breath directly into the troubled area. When you are ready to come out of this pose, inhale deeply and slowly raise your head from the floor.Back Pain?
Try lying on your back, on the floor. Inhale deeply and as you exhale,…

Causes and Treatment of Iron-Deficiency Anemia

By Anand Kumar Anemia is a body condition characterized by low-level of hemoglobin in the red blood cells. Iron-deficiency anemia occurs when your body does not have enough iron and since iron is responsible for producing hemoglobin, the rest of your body will not be able to get the required oxygen for daily activities.There are many signs to suggests that you have an iron-deficiency anemia; shortness of breath, general fatigue, pale skin, dizziness, cold hands and feet, headaches, tingling feeling in the legs, just to mention a few. Many people may not be aware of this condition until they actually go for a medical test.CausesIf you consume too little iron over a long period of time, it may lead to a deficiency in your body. Menstruating and pregnant women are also at a high risk of shortage due to blood loss during menstruation and childbirth. Internal bleeding caused by stomach ulcer, polyps in colon or intestines, regular intake of pain relievers like aspirin, can also put you at…

How You Can Prevent Vitamin D Deficiency

By Anand Kumar Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin which is produced when your skin is exposed to the sun. It can also be found in some foods and it is notorious for helping the body to absorb calcium from foods in order to maintain healthy bone cells. It also sustains muscle health, boosts cell growth, curtail inflammation, enhances immune system and regulates blood pressure.Vitamin D deficiency is caused when your serum vitamin D level is below 20 nanograms/millimeter (ng/ml). It can also occur when there is an insufficiency of the vitamin in your diet or your body cannot absorb and metabolize the ones you consume.Furthermore, if you live in a place with a high latitude, you may be at more risk of vitamin D deficiency because you may have less access to the sun's ultraviolet-B (UVB) rays. Staying too much indoors is also a contributing factor and if you live in a highly-polluted territory, you may have a lesser access to sun's rays. The use of excessive sunscreen on your ski…

Ways to Treat Piles With Herbal Remedies and Natural Solutions

By Ajit Kumar Piles are also termed as Hemorrhoids in medical science. The condition arises when the veins in the anal get swollen. These swollen veins obstruct the normal functioning of the defecation. As a result, there is bleeding and pain at the time of discharge of prolapses. Piles are such a condition in the human being which is not just painful but also embarrassing. Both women and men get diagnosed with this disease owing to several causes. Many people feel ashamed to visit the doctor when such a situation arises. However, there is no point in neglecting the condition as it can lead to worsening the situation even more.Classification of Piles:

Internal Piles: This type of pile is quite commonly seen in human beings. It is less painful as compared to the external one.External piles: This is immensely painful as lots of nerve fibres are involved in the anus.Some Common Signs of Piles:

Bleeding at the time of defecationProlapse of the pile massItching and pain in the anal regionDi…

Science or Arts?

By Awele Danielle AsianahIn my third year in junior school, just like my fellow Nigerian school mates, stereotypes made me believe that I had to be a science student to be considered a person who would most likely be successful in the future. A science student offers the core science subjects, therefore such a person would most likely be an engineer or medical doctor. Those two professions are also considered the only good ones in Nigeria. So, I had to tell myself that I would be a doctor. I mean that was what my father loved to hear.Now, I had moved onto the next stage, first year in senior school as a science student. My new best friends became my physics, biology and chemistry textbooks. It was no longer a joke seeing as one's high school grades make up the most important part of your transcript for university admissions. Lo and behold, I found myself forcefully studying hard to get good grades in these subjects yet I had lost interest in the sciences. At this point, I asked m…

Sneak Peak Into the Lives of a PhD Scholar: The Truth Bombs Revealed

By Mehwish Majeed Since childhood, I had this innocent wish to have the title of a doctor with my name. Little did I know that earning this title needs a lot of sacrifices. The first and the foremost sacrifice is giving up your youth. Looking at the Facebook profiles of your age fellows getting married, traveling, and doing stuff normal people do is always the difficult part but then again we, the Ph.D. scholars have our own definition of happiness which others may not understand. So, are you ready to dive deeper into the lives of Ph.D. scholars? Let's get going then.Finding that Special OneIt is believed that your adult life depends on that special person that enters in your life. Well, it is fully true for Ph.D.'s as well, except that for us that special person is our supervisor. When people of our age spend time praying to get their dream partner, we are praying to get a good supervisor. Yes, not only our Ph.D. but our life after this degree highly depends on the superviso…

Outsourcing Contributed to Counterfeiting of American Brands

By Catherine Salomone I'm not any kind of a genius, but as an American female 'shopper', I most certainly qualify as an expert. Us American girls have this shopping thing down pat, especially when it comes to saving money on our favorite brands. There are certain brands that are must haves for most of us, and for me, blue jeans and leather are two things that I do have favorite brands for. Don't most of us? Some will say they will only wear Wrangler jeans, others prefer Levis. This has been an age old debate, kind of like Coke and Pepsi.As it turns out, my two favorite brands for leather and jeans, have always been Coach Leather Ware and Levis jeans. I have been buying these products my entire life. When it comes to leather, there are many choices. Some will only buy Wilson's leathers, others insist on Harley Davidson Leather, and the list goes on. All of these name brands I have mentioned, originated in the United States and were manufactured in the USA for decad…

Relationships: Do Some People's Childhood Set Them Up To Feel Safe With Abuse?

By Oliver JR Cooper While there are people in the world who are in healthy relationships, there are others who aren't. As a result of this, some people are going to be with people who have a negative effect on them.Zero ToleranceIf someone is in a healthy relationship, or if they have had them in the past, they might find it hard to understand why anyone would stay with someone who treats them badly. One could even look back on their life and see that they have walked away from at least one person who treated them badly.Through being treated badly, they would have felt uncomfortable and this would have given them the urge to cut their ties with them. But even if this hasn't taken place at least once, they are not going to accept bad behaviour.A Different RealityIf someone like this was to come across another person who is in an abusive relationship, they could tell them that they need to get away. The other person could listen to what they have to say and heed their advice.Th…