Science & Technology


The Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

The Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Aloe vera is a well known medicinal plant that has been used for thousands of years. Most of us are familiar with using it as an aftersun lotion when we have over done it in the sun.  It has a very cooling, soothing effect and is beneficial not just for sunburn, but... 

Scientists Grow Human Organs Inside Pigs

Scientists Grow Human Organs Inside Pigs Scientists in the U.S plan to grow human cells inside pigs with the possibility of creating organs for transplants. Daniel Garry, a cardiologist who is leading the chimera experiment at the University of Minnesota says “We can make an animal without a heart.... 

New Cancer Drugs May Soon Be Available In Ireland

New Cancer Drugs May Soon Be Available In Ireland The HSE is to consider in the coming days the approval of the cancer drugs Nivolumab and Pembrolizumab, the Minister Health Simon Harris announced over the weekend. “I want the assessment process progressed urgently. Both of these drugs have been considered... 

Magic Mushrooms A Cure For Depression?

When we think of magic mushrooms we imagine peace loving hippies dancing around a brightly lit campfire, some perhaps naked with their long, shaggy hair covering their infrequently washed bodies.  The 1960’s saw the birth of psychedelia, which was a sub culture that encouraged the use of magic mushrooms.... 

Childhood Trauma And Bipolar Disorder

This weekend Dublin will be hosting its first Mental Health and Wellbeing Fair. The idea is to educate people on general issues concerning mental health and how to cope with a mental health disorder or someone who has one. Bi-polar is a mental health disorder like depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders... 

Candida Linked to Mental Illness

Candida Linked to Mental Illness New research from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the U.S has discovered that some people suffering from Schizophrenia or Bipolar disorder have had a history of the yeast infection Candida Albicans .Their results were published in NPJ Schizophrenia. “It’s... 

E- Cigarettes Linked To Popcorn Lung

E- Cigarettes Linked To Popcorn Lung E-Cigarettes or ‘vaping’ as it is also known as, has become increasingly popular in the past two years. It is seen as almost fashionable to smoke an e-cigarette as opposed to a regular cigarette. Marketing advertisements have deemed them as the cheaper and safer... 

Editing DNA With Molecular Scissors – Cure For HIV?

Editing DNA With Molecular Scissors – Cure For HIV More groundbreaking research is underway as scientists and researchers are working on the cure for AIDS/HIV. It is believed that Molecular Editing of DNA could be the answer we have been waiting for. The human body has a hereditary material called... 

CBT Can Heal Perfectionism

CBT Can Heal Perfectionism Perfectionism is a term that is broadly used. You will often hear someone say he or she is such a perfectionist in everything they do. Is this a bad thing or a good thing? When we read the definition in the Webster Dictionary you will automatically think, ahh it’s a good... 

Is Chocolate a Mood Booster?

Is Chocolate a Mood Booster? We have just come from Easter, which is a time to be indulgent, with many of us gorging on heavenly white, milk and dark chocolate eggs.  Although they are delicious at the time, we often feel guilty afterwards for consuming so much chocolate and we vow to go on a detox... 

2016 Student Enterprise Awards

The Student Enterprise Awards City Final took place at the Printworks in Dublin Castle on Tuesday the 15th March 2016. Among the special guests there were the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D. and Councillor, Daithi Doolan. “Delighted to deputise for An tArd Mheara... 

Research Shows Chewing Gum Has Health Benefits

Research Shows Chewing Gum Has Health Benefits Chewing gum is often given negative public exposure.  It sticks to everything, it looks dreadful pasted to our streets, and people resemble cows munching on cud when they chew it open mouthed. The Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) was launched in 2007 in Ireland. ... 

New discovery in Schizophrenia Risk Gene

New discovery in Schizophrenia Risk Gene After testing both humans and mice, scientists have discovered a gene called C4 which increases the risk of schizophrenia.  C4 seems to diminish neurons in the brain.  This “synaptic pruning” usually occurs in the teen years, and that is why people are... 

Google Goggles

Google Goggles Google is synonymous with the World Wide Web and the Internet. It is originally an American company and was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Both Larry and Sergey were students at the time they created this multinational technological company that provide services and products for... 

It’s Time To Fight Invasive Alien Species

It’s Time To Fight Invasive Alien Species Do you know what an Invasive Alien Species (IAS) is? No? I shouldn’t worry if you don’t, let me explain.  IAS are not the little green men from Mars. IAS is flora or fauna from other countries, growing and multiplying on foreign soil. They are brought... 

Momotombo Is Erupting

Momotombo Is Erupting The people of El Papalonal woke up on Monday evening to Momotombo, a local stratovolcano located at the edge of Lake Managua, erupting for the first time in 110 years. Momotombo destroyed the Spanish city of León in 1610, but has been lying dormant since 1905. León was moved... 

Can Men Get PMT?

I, like many women feel, that we have been given the raw deal when it comes to our fluctuating hormones.  Whether we are menstruating, pregnant or going through the menopause, our bodies are constantly changing.  And there is at least once or twice a month when I wish I was a man. During this sensitive... 

Stop Climate Chaos March

Stop Climate Chaos March On Sunday the 29th of November 2015 the Stop Climate Chaos March took place in Dublin. Protesters came together at the Custom House to unite against Climate Change. Their goal was to urge the 150 politicians who will be meeting in Paris from the 30th of November to the 11th... 

The Effects of Insomnia on Your Health

The Effects of Insomnia on Your Health Most of us have suffered from sleepless nights at some point in our lives, whether it is a problem at home or in work, a baby crying wanting to be fed or change, or if we simply have overdone it with the caffeine that day.  However some people suffer from insomnia... 

Red Meat IS Good for your Health

In the last ten years we have become more veggie friendly and we are inclined to opt for a salad over a steak because we believe it is better for our health, right?  Well that may not be the case after all, because according to recent studies, eating red meat can be very nutritious and should be eaten... 
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