This is the most annoying question of all kitchen lovers… The main issues with traditional cookware like non-stick and aluminium are that they react with food and turn them into hormone disrupting chemicals and toxins … Also non-stick cookware can’t be used on high temperatures. This is because high temperatures cause damage to the coating. Therefore not the best choice! Some of the new-old-fashioned options are a lot better…. Continue reading “Which is the safest and healthiest cookware option?”
We often say or hear people saying they are at stress… Actually what is stress…? Some people thrive on a busy lifestyle and are able to cope well with daily stresses. Other people feel tensed or stressed by the slightest change from their set daily routine… Continue reading “Stress !!!!”
Pickpockets sound familiar… But there is something new called digital pickpockets…
Technological developments were designed to make our life more convenient and easier. But today they have been hijacked and are used against us. Digital Pickpockets or Electronic Pickpockets are example to such. These pockets can steal your money, without your debit or credit card ever leaving your side. Though we get smarter using RFID technology that facilitates convenient purchases , it also enables a thief to steal credit card info and make purchase like a regular debit or credit card. Continue reading “Identity Theft: Digital PickPockets…”
Bad USB meaning bad not in a good way, is a critical security flaw detected last year has become a main point of interest for users.Security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell first presented the concept, demonstrating a collection of proof-of-concept malicious software that highlights how the security of USB devices has long been fundamentally broken. The malware they created, called BadUSB, can be installed on a USB device to completely take over a PC, invisibly alter files installed from the memory stick, or even redirect the user’s internet traffic. Since BadUSB resides not in the flash memory storage of USB devices, but in the firmware that controls their basic functions, the attack code can remain hidden long after the contents of the device’s memory would appear to the average user to be deleted. Continue reading “Bad USB”
Just 15 minutes for HIV, Syphilis….
We can now turn any smartphone (whether iPhones or Android devices) into an HIV and syphilis tester. Wonder how? Here is the answer… The plastic attachment, about the size of the phone itself, uses disposable cartridges to load blood and the device’s app reads the results, giving a diagnosis in about 15 minutes. The device, called “dongle”, can be attached to any smart phone or tablet through the audio jack. This is the first low-cost dongle that replicates all mechanical, optical, and electronic functions of a laboratory-based enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) without requiring any stored energy; all necessary power is drawn from a smartphone… This low-weight device is capable of simultaneously detecting HIV antibody, treponemal-specific antibody for syphilis and nontreponemal antibody for active syphilis in a single format…. Continue reading “Now ELISA Test in Fast Track.”
Is bird flu Bird’s flu? Of course, like humans, birds also get flu and is known as “avian influenza”. It is caused by viruses that infect birds and make them ill. It is an infectious disease of birds caused by type A strains of the influenza virus. The virus is spread when wild birds pass the virus along to birds such as chickens or ducks that are being raised for human consumption. While the wild birds do not seem to be affected by the virus, the livestock that contract the virus get very sick and many die.
Avian influenza A viruses are classified into the following two categories: low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) A viruses, and highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A viruses. There are 16 different avian flu types. The H5N1 strain is the one that causes the most concern, because it is the most virulent; the deadliest. Continue reading “Bird’s flu”
What is It really???
After heart disease, cancer is the most dangerous disease of mankind. Early detection of cancer can greatly improve the odds of successful treatment and survival. Cancer is characterized by out-of-control cell growth. There are over 100 different types of cancer, and each is classified by the type of cell that is initially affected. It harms the body when the cells divide uncontrollably to form masses of tissues called tumors. These cells don’t die, i.e. they don’t follow an orderly path of growth, division and death. Continue reading “Cancer what is it really…………”
The widespread Conficker computer worm has crawled into hundreds of medical devices, including MRI systems, at dozens of hospitals in the United States and other countries.The San Jose Mercury News reported that the worm has not resulted in causing harm to patients, but poses a potential threat to hospital operations. Continue reading “Conficker Worm snakes its way into medical devices”
Robot-assisted surgery is the latest development in the larger movement of endoscopy, a type of minimally invasive surgery–the idea being that less invasive procedures translate into less trauma and pain for patients. Surgery through smaller incisions typically results in less scarring and faster recovery. It’s not that robots are changing the basics of surgery. Surgeons are still cutting and sewing like they have been for decades. Robots represent a new computer-assisted tool that provides another way for surgeons to work. Continue reading “Robot-assisted surgery”