Solution for Haiti – HydroWell Village – Produces Clean Water From Virtually Any Water Source

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Haiti is looking for help with their water supply, and this may be it. Providing water in remote and austere environments is a logistical nightmare.  In emergencies, water systems take too long to setup.  Bulk water is expensive and difficult to deliver.  Surface water is almost always heavily contaminated, resulting in death and disease.

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Eye Test Can Detect Alzheimer’s 20 Years Before Symptoms

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The special eye test could be part of a routine examination

A test that can detect Alzheimer’s up to 20 years before any symptoms show is being developed by British scientists.  The simple and inexpensive eye test could be part of routine examinations by high street opticians in as little as three years, allowing those in middle age to be screened.

 

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Gene Map of Anti-Malaria Plant Could Save Millions

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Plants of hope.

British scientists have unlocked the genetic map of a plant used to cure malaria.

It brings hope to the millions of people suffering from the disease, which is especially prevalent in India and sub Saharan Africa.

Scientists from the University of York said their research paves the way for high-yielding anti-malaria crops in developing countries within two years.

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Five Technological Trends That Will Change Cities In The Next Five Years

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Buildings that know when they need to be fixed before something breaks; sensors that tell the fire department details of a fire before they receive the emergency phone call; smart water and sewage systems that filter and recycle water. . . . .

 

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AIDS: The Greatest Deadly Lie in the History of Medicine?

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Mankind appears to be facing a new threat in the form of the so called swine flu. A few years earlier, bird flu and SARS caused panic all over the world. AIDS however has been on the top of the list of “scary” diseases for thirty years.

Where are the projected millions of victims of SARS and bird flu? Where is the much talked about deserted Africa allegedly doomed for total extinction from AIDS? Gor Shirdel, M.D. of Irish descent who is currently practicing in Kiev, has cured two patients from AIDS and has a different view of the situation. 

“I don’t believe that AIDS is incurable. Weak immune system is an issue that has been around for at least 200 years. It can be solved. Viruses found in the blood of those with AIDS is not the cause of the disease, it’s a consequence of immunodeficiency.

“The world thinks AIDS is incurable because two doctors, an American Robert Gallo and a Frenchman Luke Montanye, managed to convince the world in the early 1980s that AIDS is caused by “human immune deficiency virus” (HIV). Montanye even received a Nobel Prize for his “discovery.” Yet, they cannot find this virus in the human body. AIDS patients are diagnosed through the tests that register antibodies in blood, not HIV.

 

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Top Ten Rarest Diseases

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While we’ve all heard of diseases, seen someone with a disease, and had a disease personally, it’s unlikely that we’ve encountered a rare disease. In the non-medical world, people use and interchange disease to mean infection, sickness, illness, or something similar. In the medical world, a disease is an abnormal condition that impairs bodily functions and is often associated with certain signs and symptoms.

 

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Report: 2 Million Children Die Each Year in India Before They Reach Age Five

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It’s a rough life as a young child in India

Despite India’s economic prosperity, nearly two million children under the age of five, die every year in the country, the highest number anywhere in the world, a media report said today.
More than half of them die the month after birth and 400,000 in their first 24 hours, The Observer said based on a report by an international NGO ‘Save the Children’.
Even in the national capital, Delhi, where an estimated 20 per cent of people live in slums, the infant mortality rate was reported to have doubled in a year, it said.
“The difference between rich and poor is huge. In a city like Delhi it is starker because we have got state-of-the-art hospitals and women giving birth under flyovers. The health services have failed to deliver,” Shireen Miller, Head policy and advocacy of the NGO in India said.
The report also revealed that the poor are disproportionately affected and accused the country of failing to provide adequate healthcare for the impoverished majority of one billion people.
Malnutrition, neonatal diseases, diarrhoea and pneumonia were identified as the major causes of death.
“For many poor parents and their children, seeking medical help is a luxury and health services are often too far away,” Miller said
The report said nearly nine million children die worldwide every year before the age of five. India has the highest number of deaths, with China on the fifth place.

Despite India’s economic prosperity, nearly two million children under the age of five, die every year in the country, the highest number anywhere in the world, a media report said today.

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Scientists Discover First Genetic Link Between Reptile And Human Heart Evolution

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Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease have traced the evolution of the four-chambered human heart to a common genetic factor linked to the development of hearts in turtles and other reptiles.

 

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Credit card-sized device tests for heart disease using less than a drop of blood

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Endothelial progenitor cells can become Endothelial cells (pictured),
which make up the lining of blood vessels. 

A new credit-card sized device could provide a way to test people for heart disease using a pinprick of blood. Developed by a team of researchers from Harvard and Northeastern universities in Boston the device can measure and collect a type of cells, called endothelial progenitor cells, using just 200 microliters of blood.

The depletion or ageing of these bone-marrow derived endothelial progenitor cells is a risk factor for vascular disease, as they can enter the bloodstream and go to areas of blood vessel injury to help repair damage…

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