Category: Science and Health

  • Asteroids Vs Earth, Can We Stop An Asteroid?

    Asteroids Vs Earth, Can We Stop An Asteroid?

    An asteroid strike on Earth could be prevented by new technology launching into space this year, involving a Queen’s University Belfast scientist.  Professor Alan Fitzsimmons from the Astrophysics Research Centre at Queen’s is playing a role in two space missions that will measure how hard it is to deflect an asteroid. He will be telling people about it in an online public talk […]

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  • Could Life Exist In The Clouds Of Jupiter But Not Venus?

    Could Life Exist In The Clouds Of Jupiter But Not Venus?

    Jupiter’s clouds have water conditions that would allow Earth-like life to exist, but this isn’t possible in Venus’ clouds, according to the groundbreaking finding of new research led by a Queen’s University Belfast scientist.  For some decades, space exploration missions have looked for evidence of life beyond Earth where we know that large bodies of […]

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  • What Are The Menstrual Cycle Phases?

    What Are The Menstrual Cycle Phases?

    Also, a little bit on cycle mapping.

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  • CBD Oil, How Do You Choose?

    CBD Oil, How Do You Choose?
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    How to choose a CBD oil – it’s a tough question because there are so many on the market. The interest in CBD is at an all time high and there is good reason for it. The reason is the link between wellness and plant based products. A study from DuPont Nutrition & Health reported that 52% […]

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  • Can Pregnant Women Get The Coronavirus Vaccine?

    Can Pregnant Women Get The Coronavirus Vaccine?

    Pfizer’s breakthrough vaccine is unlikely to be offered to pregnant women due to the lack of evidence about how it works on them reports the Daily Mail. They will also not be included in the Oxford or Moderna vaccines either because there were no mothers-to-be were included in clinical trials. This is a very understandable predicament […]

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  • What Is Metabolic Acidosis?

    What Is Metabolic Acidosis?

    Metabolic acidosis is a very serious disorder that is charterized by an imbalance in the acid-base balance of the body. What causes metabolic acidosis? Essentially, it is the decrease in body bicarbonate (intermediate form in the deprotonation of carbonic acid) stores, which in-turn has an effect on the metabolic and endocrine systems. Metabolic acidosis can […]

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  • Can Oxygen Reverse The Effects Of Ageing?

    Can Oxygen Reverse The Effects Of Ageing?

    A new breakthrough study seems to think so. The scientists behind an exciting new study have suggested that breathing pure oxygen may help the reverse the ageing process. An experiment they conducted found that subjects put in pressurised oxygen chambers enabled telomeres – the protective caps on chromosomes – to regrow by more than 20 […]

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  • Will Social Distancing Trigger A Surge In Flu Cases Next Year?

    Will Social Distancing Trigger A Surge In Flu Cases Next Year?

    A new study suggests that the measures taken to protect society from Covid-19 will have negative implications on the rate of infections for other illnesses, which may lead to our healthcare system being burdened. Social distancing was one of the most important measures put in place to combat the Covid-19 pandemic this year but it […]

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  • Chair Of Uk’s Vaccine Taskforce Dampens Vaccine Hopes

    Chair Of Uk’s Vaccine Taskforce Dampens Vaccine Hopes

    Kate Bingham, head of the UK’s Vaccine Taskforce, has already warned there is only a ‘slim’ chance scientists will have a jab before Christmas. Bingham today warned, in the Lancet, that the first generation of vaccines, which are all still in human trials — are ‘likely to be imperfect’. Ms Bingham went on to say: ‘We […]

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  • Could A Coronavirus Vaccine Be Ready By The End Of The Year?

    Could A Coronavirus Vaccine Be Ready By The End Of The Year?

    Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, said “a vaccine is not there yet” but when asked if some people could receive a vaccine this year he replied: “I don’t rule that out but that is not my central expectation.” Mr Hancock further clarified that the Government was preparing to roll out the vaccine with his expectation […]

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