Razan Hijazi

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To Prevent Zika Birth Defects, CDC Suggests Abstinence

Science & InnovationGermination<p>The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has responded to the discovery that Zika virus can be transmitted sexually, recommending that if pregnant women’s partners have traveled to areas where the virus is circulating, they either rigorously use condoms, or …

Public Health

Genetic test will tell if a woman will never get pregnant through IVF

Women could be saved the heartache of years of IVF failures with a test which looks for a genetic signature in the womb<p>A test which tells women if they are unlikely to get pregnant through IVF could spare years of heartache and the expense of costly procedures which will never work.<p>Doctors have …

Discovery Of Ancient Massacre Suggests War Predated Settlements

A pregnant woman with her hands and feet bound. A man with an obsidian blade embedded in his skull. Men and women with arrow wounds to the head and neck.<p>That's the grisly scene archaeologists describe at Nataruk, in modern-day Kenya, where they say they've uncovered unique evidence of violence in …

Anthropology

Will technology help us live forever?

This week, 112-year-old Yasutaro Koide died in Japan, passing on his title of the world’s oldest man to a compatriot, Masamitsu Yoshida, aged 111. These men are part of one of Earth’s most exclusive clubs – supercentenarians, or humans who live beyond 110 years old.<p>According to the Gerontology …

Nasal spray as effective as injections for pain during childbirth, study finds

Australian researcher finds the nasal spray analgesic drug fentanyl results in less nausea and sedation, shorter labour and fewer babies admitted to the nursery<p>Women may soon be able to use a nasal spray for pain relief during childbirth following successful trials by an Australian midwifery …

Mushroom Broth is the New Bone Broth

Move over, bone broth. According to a new trend report, 2016 is all about mushroom broth.<p>Bone broth had a big year in 2015. The simple soup base, …

The Important Nutrient You're Probably Not Getting

Lack of magnesium can lead to inefficient metabolism, hormonal imbalances, poor quality sleep, low energy, skin problems and fat storage in places where we do not want fat. Here, seven ways to ensure you are getting enough, from nutritionist and founder of The Wave State, Steven Macari.<p><b>Why</b> …

Wellness

Why anxiety makes people veer to the left

Scientists have discovered that feeling anxious makes people very to the left because their right hand side of the brain is so active.<p>If you feel like anxiety and stress have you going round in circles, then you are actually correct.<p>Scientists have discovered that feeling anxious makes people begin …

Robots That Could Decompose When They're No Longer Needed

It might be time to start building robot cemeteries<p>Scientists at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) are developing materials that could allow robots to decompose at the end of their lives, much like humans, according to Reuters.<p>Most robots are made of plastic and metal, which are …

Hotel Occupation in Burkina Faso Hotel Ends With 27 Dead

The overnight seizure of a luxury hotel in Burkina Faso’s capital by al-Qaida-linked extremists ended Saturday when Burkina Faso and French security …