Tag Archives: First

Condom Wearable: i.Con Releases ‘World’s First Smart Condom’ For $74

The reusable condom wearable will soon be available in the market. The technology boom has made it possible for men to now track their sexual life by wearing a smart condom. Launched by British Condoms, the wearable is called i.Con Smart Condom which will be marketed as “World’s First Smart Condom.” The future of wearable technology has now to customers’ ...

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Sahana Khatun, 10, Becomes First Girl To Be Treated For ‘Tree Man’ Syndrome

A young girl in Bangladeshi is being treated for epidermodysplasia verruciformis, better known as “tree man syndrome,” and may be the first female ever diagnosed with the incredibly rare disease. What is tree man syndrome? According to MedScape,epidermodysplasia verruciformis is a “rare, inherited disorder that predisposes patients to widespread human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas.” Typically, a ...

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CRE Superbug Found On U.S. Farm For First Time: ‘Widespread’ Antibiotic Use Questioned

The CRE superbug has been found on a farm in the United States, triggering a five-month investigation, according to Modern Farmer. Less than a week after 700 hospitals were penalized for superbug infections comes word that a pig farm had a positive test for CRE in 2015. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, more commonly known as ...

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3D-Printed Organs May Become Reality Soon As Australian Hospital Prepares First ‘Biofabrication’ Center

Organs and tissues fabricated by 3-D printers could become a reality sooner than expected if a medical facility and university in Brisbane, Australia, have anything to say about it. The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is building a center dedicated specifically to “biofabrication” at the Herston Health Precinct, according to an article by Engadget’s Steve Dent. The new center will ...

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Life Expectancy In The U.S. Declines For The First Time Since 1993: Report

The average life expectancy of a country is widely used as a tool to measure the overall well-being of a nation. While the United States did not lead the charts when it came to global life expectancy rankings (Japan tops the chart, in case you were wondering), it is still considered a generally great place to live in with the ...

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New Superbug Candida Auris A Serious Health Threat, First Cases Detected In The U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday issued a warning asking hospitals and doctors around the U.S. to be prepared for a new, antibiotic-resistant fungus called Candida auris. This resilient, and often fatal superbug was first discovered in Japan back in 2009 and ever since, there has been fear of a global outbreak, FOX News reports. While Candida ...

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First Baby With Three Biological Parents Born Thanks To Banned DNA Technique Used To Prevent Leigh Syndrome

The first baby with DNA from three donors has been born in New York thanks to a controversial technique that has been banned in America. According to the New York Times, scientists and parents traveled to Mexico to complete the DNA work, which could not be done in America. The baby, born to a couple from Jordan, has been called ...

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Belgian Teenager Dies By Euthanasia, The First Minor To Be Granted Right To Assisted Suicide

A terminally-ill Belgian teenager has died after being granted the right to assisted suicide, the first case of a teenager in Europe being granted the right to euthanasia, BBC News is reporting. As of this writing, nothing is known about the identity of the teen, nor what illness he or she suffered from. All authorities are saying is that he ...

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10,000 Years After First Fermented Beverages Were Brewed, A Cure For Alcohol Dependence On The Horizon

“It’s like they forgot they were dependent,” Olivier George, leader of a new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience, says of the alcohol-addicted subjects in a new animal model study. Scientists believe that fermented beverages were first brewed as early as the seventh millennium B.C.. Other scientists now say that they have finally discovered a way to completely remove ...

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Hong Kong votes in first major poll since pro-democracy protests

Voting is due to start in the first major elections in Hong Kong since pro-democracy protests in 2014. The main parties competing are divided by their stances on the territory’s relationship with Beijing. Voters will choose 35 lawmakers based on geographical constituencies and 35 people to represent selected trades. The city has partial democracy and not everybody can vote for ...

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