Sleep Deprivation and Youth

Sleep Deprivation and Youth

Sleep deprivation is a common health concern among youth. Today’s technology has provided television screens, computer screens, cellular phone screens, and gaming screens of all sizes. The amount of time teens spend in front of these varieties of screens affects their sleep quality and patterns. A study evaluating the relationship between screen – time and […]

Smartphones and Syphilis

Smartphones and Syphilis

Smartphones can detect syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) thanks to a team developed by Samuel Sia, an engineering professor at Columbia University, New York. This research has been made possible with a grant from the Gates Foundation. Using a device, called a ‘dongle’, which plugs into the headphone jack of smartphones, it allows […]

Vaccinate Now

Vaccinate Now

Vaccinate your children now. The study that created the anti-vaccination movement, written by Dr. Andrew Wakefield for the British medical journal, The Lancet has been proven to be false; this would be the 1998 study that stated that vaccinations were linked to autism. In 2004, it was discovered that Wakefield was hired by a law […]