After showing much promise, a multicentre clinical trial of a hormonal contraceptive has been stopped. A new study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism shows a male contraceptive injection to be highly effective in preventing unwanted pregnancies but at the cost of several side effects. This study looked at the contraceptive effectiveness
Wherever you are in the world, music is performed, listened to and enjoyed. But what does Justin Bieber and panflute music from Peru have in common? A new study reveals this secret. It shows that several universal features exist in the music all around the world. This includes features related to pitch, rhythm, performance style
The JAMA Network recently published a research paper comparing the diagnostic accuracy of a physician and a medical app. Physician error is common; the flow of information is quicker with the advent of mobile phone apps and online symptom checkers. Due to the rise of internet educated patients, people often tend to diagnose themselves. But
An aromatic cup of coffee accompanied by a lit cigarette is a classical combination. Why do these two seem to complement each other so well? Does it depend on environmental or genetic factors? In what was to become the largest twin study of its kind, scientists at the Department of Biological Psychology at the University of
Researchers at the Wyss Institute, Harvard University have developed a portable method for biomolecular manufacturing. They have used this novel technique to create vaccines on demand with no need for power of refrigeration – “just add water”. This will allow vaccines to reach the frontline in remote areas where they are desperately needed the most.
Every year the level of pollution in the world increases dramatically. Each one of us are responsible for this. We know how it affects the environment, but how does air pollution affect our health? What does the research state? According to a new research, air pollution might be affecting us much more than we think.
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, then what are we to think of an empty desk?” These words originate from physicist Albert Einstein who allegedly was a bit of a messy person. While developing his relativity theory, his table was always filled withsmall notes and papers, but something indicates that this
Author by Nikoleta Žišková Customers´ satisfaction in their purchase is a significant factor that leads businesses to success. That is why more and more companies want to figure out what exactly can persuade us to buy their products.
In medicine and especially in surgery, specialists use sutures in wound management to promote faster and better healing and reduce scarring. Suturing dates back to 3000 B.C.E in Egypt when needles were made from bone, copper or silver, but the sutures were made of biological material such as flax, cotton, hemp, hair and even materials
Scientists have developed a new opioid drug that douses pain but without being addictive or deadly in primates. Opioid drugs such as oxycodone, morphine and codeine are important pain relievers and without them many medical conditions and procedures would be immensely painful for the patient. This sounds ideal. A drug that interacts with opioid receptors