Reducing and eliminating the diseases that vaccines prevent is one of the top achievements in the history of public health. But some how the number of anti vaccinators increased from the past. Its mainly through the widespread of news regarding misconceptions of vaccines. The widespread fear that vaccines increase risk of autism originated with a 1997 study published by Andrew Wakefield, a British surgeon. The article was published in the Lancet, a prestigious medical journal, suggesting that the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine was increasing autism in British children. But later this paper was completely discredited due to serious procedural errors. Its publication set off a panic that led to dropping immunization rates. However that went unnoticed by many as usual and still rumours continue to spread.
Vaccines need additives to improve the way they work, increase their shelf life and make them as safe and effective as possible. The three main substances added to vaccines are:
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What we call a kg might soon change in future.? Yes you heard right, a substantial change to the International System of Units (SI) is currently under discussion and might be a reality by 2019. The General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) is scheduled to have its 26th meeting in 2018 and will likely vote on a proposal put forward by the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM) to revise the SI. According to this proposal, the structure of the SI will change fundamentally. The present SI is built upon seven base units: the metre, the second, the kilogram, the ampere, the kelvin, the mole, and the candela. The goal of the new SI is to define all of these units completely in terms of fundamental constants with exact values. Some constants, such as the speed of light, are currently defined in this way, as exact quantities. Continue reading “Why We Want to Redefine Kg???”
As a parent, everyone wants best for their children. Protecting your child’s health is one of your main concerns. So most of us choose to vaccinate childrentoprevent previously devastating, widespread disease by significantly reducing childhood infection rates. Vaccines not only help keep your child healthy, they help all children by stamping out serious childhood diseases.
We may often wonder why vaccines are given at such an early stage?? Its because the diseases they prevent often strike at an early age. Sincetheir immune systems are not yet fully mature and also their stomachs produce less acid, making it easier for ingested bacteria and viruses to multiply. These factors leave them more susceptible than older kids and adults to the devastating effects of these serious diseases. Infants need 2-5 doses of each recommended vaccine. Each dose increases your baby’s protection against a specific disease. For the earliest and best protection, your baby needs to complete each vaccine series on time. Continue reading “Babies & Vaccination”
The Goods and Services Tax or GST is scheduled to be launched on the 1st of July, and it is set to revolutionize the way we do our taxes. GST is an indirect taxation wherein most of the existing taxes will be merged into a single taxation system. It will be the biggest tax reform since Independence. The major flaws in the current tax system such as cascading of taxes,multiplicity of law and taxes, non-fungibility of credits between goods and services and various distortions existing may be removed by this destination based tax system. Continue reading “Goods & Service Tax System in India…”
Have anyone heard of aquaponics???
Aquaponics is gaining attention around the country as the future of farming. What does aquaponics stands for?? Combine fish raising (aqua-culture) and water gardening (hydro-ponics), you will get “AquaPonics”. It is a self sustaining cycle where Fish supply nutrients to the plants and the plants clean the fish water. Continue reading “Food of the Future: Aquaponics….”
NASA scientists have been unable to create the smallest satellite ever until now.. Indians once again made history by designing and building world’s smallest and lightest satellite on behalf of ‘Space Kidz India’, a Research Organization based on Chennai for children. Kalamsat is the brainchild of Rifath Sharook, an 18-year-old boy, from Tamil Nadu’s Pallapatti town, India. Others on the team include Tanishq Dwivedi (flight engineer), Vinay S Bhardwaj (design engineer), Yagna Sai (lead technician), Mohammed Abdul Kashif (lead engineer) and Gobi Nath (biologist). For the past four years, these young minds have been working on rocket and space technology under the mentorship of Chennai-based Srimathy Kesan, the founder and chief executive officer of Space Kidz India.
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It seems that more malware threats are on the way. After Wannacry, a malware called Judy is infecting Android phones. “Judy” is an auto-clicking adware found on 41 apps developed by a Korean company, named Kiniwini, registered on Google Play, Google’s official app store, as ENISTUDIO corp. The company develops mobile apps for both Android and iOS platforms. The malware uses infected devices to generate large amounts of fraudulent clicks on advertisements, generating revenues for the perpetrators behind it. Continue reading “JUDY: Android Nightmare”
As the Bitcoin is in news, Lets see what is it ?? Bitcoin is a digital currency also called crypto-currency which allows people to buy goods and services and exchange money without involving banks, credit card issuers or other third parties. Satoshi Nakamoto introduced the bitcoin protocol, publishing a paper via the Cryptography Mailing List in November 2008. But after all these years, he remain unknown. Whoever it is, it doesn’t matter, as invention had become more popular than inventor. Continue reading “BITCOIN, What is it actually???”
After invading the skies, Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) ,is now focusing on the automobile space with an emphasis on renewable energy. Since vehicles using fossil fuels persistently bring serious problems to environment and life. Electric vehicles are considered the future of transport. But the emissions are just transferred from the exhaust of the vehicle to the chimneys of the power plant. So Solar and Electrical energy based hybrid vehicles will provide the most effective and viable long-term solution by using renewable energy sources for mobility.
ISRO has been working on a number of sustainable initiatives in recent times. They recently launched a solar calculator app, that will help people install solar panels most optimally to derive energy. Now the solar hybrid vehicle was successfully demonstrated in a test drive, including an uphill drive. Solar energy is available in abundance for free , and it is also a non-polluting source of energy. So, ISRO might solve a major problem in the electric vehicles.
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