Can Bill Gates Toilets solve India’s Sanitation crisis

Bill Gates Future Toilet

Bill Gates stood at Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing with a beaker of poop next to him. Though it created some silly laugh, it brought everybody’s attention to a serious issue called poor sanitation, that kills more than 500,000 people every year. With population growth, urbanization, and water scarcity, it will make it even more difficult for cities in India that are already struggling with inadequate sanitation systems.

So how is this Toilet like

The Toilets of the future won’t have the need to get connected to septic tank or sewer lines. Another proposed model demonstrated does not even need flush water. Once the toilet lid is put down, feces and urine get dropped into a pan, where they get separated and combusted into ash that can be thrown away or filtered into clean water which could be used for cleaning or for watering plants. Some models can even turn human waste, or fecal sludge into electricity and clean water. Bill Gates himself took a sip of water that had originated from excrement and said that it tasted same like normal drinking water !

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Everything A Woman Needs To Know about ‘Egg Freezing’

Egg freezing

In early days women freezed their eggs  because they were undergoing medical treatment like chemotherapy or had medical conditions which reduced their fertility. With changing priorities in life,  more focus on career and late marriages and with understanding of the difficulties in becoming pregnant with increase in age and complications associated with it, more and more women are now opting for ‘Freezing Eggs’.

What is ‘Egg Freezing’?

First human birth from Egg freezing or oocyte cryopreservation was reported in 1986. It is a process in which a woman’s eggs are extracted, frozen and stored as a method to preserve reproductive potential in women of reproductive age.

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3D Bioprinted Organs: Future of Healthcare

Bioprinting

Family members started panicking once they heard their beloved one needed an organ replacement, but not the doctor. He said, nothing to worry. Our 3D Bioprinting machine will create the new organ you need. Though we have not yet reached this day, but we are very close. There has been considerable and commendable progress in the field of bioprinting in terms of creating transplantable tissues in regenerative medicine.

Using 3D bioprinting, researchers have already constructed several different tissues including bone, skin, cartilage, muscle, tracheal splints and neural. Organovo, one of the most active companies in the 3D bioprinting, has developed a bioprinting process that takes cells from donor organs and turns it into a printable bio-ink. The company has successfully bioprinted liver and kidney tissues. These tissues would be now used to test drugs. This in itself is a milestone as most of the drug studies are carried out using animal models which many a times leads to erroneous and inconclusive results.

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What is chiropractic care? Does it work ?

chiropractic therapy

Chiropractic is a  drug-free, non-invasive alternative therapy applied to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints. It mainly focuses on the spine and other joints of the body. Although spinal manipulation dates back to Hippocrates and the ancient Greek physicians, the discovery of chiropractic is attributed to D.D. Palmer in 1895. The word “chiropractic” means “to be done by hand” originated with Palmer and was coined by a patient, the Reverend Samuel H. Weed.  Despite significant opposition over the years from allopathic or conventional medicine, chiropractic is very much prevalent.

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Why Cholesterol is not all that BAD

cholesterol

Cholesterol is often made out to be the bad guy of our body, due to its close association with heart ailments. But it is very much essential, to maintain the integrity of the tissues, nerves, and immune system and cells. Cholesterol even plays a crucial role in the utilization of serotonin, the body’s “feel-good” chemical. Research says total cholesterol levels are consistently lower in more severely depressed and more aggressive patients. It has been even suggested that total cholesterol could be used as a clinically useful biological marker for detecting the risk of suicide.

Did you know that Cholesterol is not a fat, but it actually is a “sterol.” Also it does not contain any calories and because of which body cannot derive any energy from it

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Hope for Cancer: Immune Checkpoint Drugs

Hope for Cancer

The scientific fraternity reaffirmed their confidence in Immune Checkpoint Drugs by giving away Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine to Dr James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo. These two are the scientists who found that if we block the immune checkpoint brakes it can pave way to cure cancer. Immune checkpoint proteins CTLA4 and PD1, … Read moreHope for Cancer: Immune Checkpoint Drugs

12 amazing facts about your Pancreas

When you hear the word Pancreas it might remind you of two things – One Diabetes and two Steve Jobs who died of Pancreatic cancer. Though pancreas is a very small gland organ, it is the cause behind more than 500 million diabetes cases prevalent worldwide. WHO projects that diabetes will be the seventh leading … Read more12 amazing facts about your Pancreas

What is Tech Neck And How It Affects Your Health ?

textneck or tech neck problem

  Are you experiencing severe neck pain, back pain or even breathlessness and do you spend lot of time looking at your cell phone, tablet or laptop. You might be suffering from Tech neck. “Text neck” or Tech neck is the term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at … Read moreWhat is Tech Neck And How It Affects Your Health ?

What is Clean Eating ? How to begin Eating Clean ?

Start clean eating

Clean eating is all about opting for healthy, whole, unprocessed food. It means removing from your plate refined grains, additives, preservatives, unhealthy fats and large amounts of added sugar and salt. Clean eating is the best and simple option available to lose weight and boost overall health. Clean eating is not a fad diet, but a way of life, based on the foods you choose and way you dish it out.

Clean eating do not restrict anyone on food intake, and one can enjoy  full range of foods from low carb to high carb food. Clean eating is all about eating “real” or “naturally grown” foods. 

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Everything you wanted to know about Human milk bank or ‘liquid gold’ bank

Human milk bank

 

Human milk bank is all about collecting, screening and distributing human milk donated by women. According to WHO, if mother is unable to breastfeed a baby, the best option is to opt for milk from a human milk bank and not formula milk. Though Human milk banking started informally almost a hundred years ago, the first human milk bank was set up in the United States in mid 1980s. India got its first human milk bank in Mumbai in 1989.

Even then many are not aware of the benefits of human milk bank or about the existence of milk bank. In India lot of social stigma is associated with donating and accepting breast milk. For many it is difficult to accept the thought of feeding their baby with someone else’s milk.  This need to change, if we need to save the lives of millions of new born babies. Especially since according to the World Health Organisation, approximately 13 percent (3.5 million) of the 27 million babies born in India annually are preterm and 28 percent (7.6 million) are born with low birth weight.

What is a Human milk bank:

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