Health & Fitness Archives - ScientiaWeb

Health & Fitness

3D Printing Saves a Life

3D printed heart

3D printing is the next big thing, the new revolution. And it’s only showing signs of growing. 3D printing has been used in 3D food, 3D prosthetics, 3D car parts and now it has been used in a diagnosis that saved the life of a 1-year old child, Roland Lian Cung Bawi. Roland’s heart had a hole in it along ... Read More »

This teen uses an iPhone to control Bionic Arm

Bionic Hand

Patrick Kane, 16-years old, lost his right hand as a baby to meningitis. Now, he is the first person to be fitted with the bionic arm; iLimb Ultra Revolution. The iLimb cost him £30,000 was developed by Touch Bionics. Using its iPhone app, the hand can do 24 gestures and grips allowing Patrick to do actions which were previously impossible. ... Read More »

24 Genes Responsible for Short-Sightedness Identified


24 Genes Responsible for Myopia (Short-sightedness) Identified You have probably heard of short-sightedness (and long-sightedness), which is the sole reason people wear glasses. Myopia is the scientific name for short-sightedness, which is, simply described, not able to see far away objects clearly.  For a little more information, Myopia is the condition in which the eyeball grows longer than normal size, ... Read More »

What exactly are Hiccups?

Diagram of Diaphragm

What are Hiccups? Everyone has hiccups some time in life; no one is safe from it. And it sometimes ruins perfectly good moments or make awkward silences worse than they are, because of the fact that hiccups are not controllable/involuntary. What exactly are Hiccups? So what exactly are hiccups? In medical terms, it’s called ‘synchronous diaphragmatic flutter’ or ‘singultus’ but ... Read More »

What is Surgeon Simulator 2013?


Have you recently turned on your internet and all you see on Reddit, Tumblr and Youtube is something called “Surgeon Simulator 2013″. So, what is it? Surgeon Simulator 2013 is a indie game made by ‘Bossa Studios’ for the Global Game Jam competition and since has gone viral and into internet memehood. The game is exactly what it sounds like, ... Read More »

10 Things you know that are Completely False

10 False Things

10. Humans don’t ‘burst’ in Space. A lot of people think that without a space suit, one would ‘pop’ or ‘burst’. This is completely untrue and people are lead to believe this only because of movies and science-fiction. Our human skin is strong enough that we don’t ‘burst’ because of the pressure outside, which is another common misconception. If you ... Read More »

CORPUS – See What’s Inside The Human Body

Not corpse, CORPUS is a huge structure (35m high) which is a human body with all major components fitted as they do inside us. Go inside this building and you are essentially traveling in a human body. Climb to see liver, heart, rib cage and all other parts of human body. Quite useful for medical students for anatomy subject. CORPUS ... Read More »

5 Foods That Are Good For Your Skin

Food’s effects aren’t confined only to  your muscles, general health or intelligence. Your skin’s outlook is also dictated by the type of food you take. Here are 5 foods that can help your skin appear glowing:   1. Sweet Potatoes Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene. They get converted to vitamin A when ingested. Vitamin A is a renowned factor ... Read More »

Woman’s Face Gets Caught On Fire During Surgery

Kim Grice, from Florida was having a surgery to remove cysts from her head when her face suddenly caught fire due to flashing from equipment. She suffered 2nd degree burns to her face and neck. She was taken to a burn center in Alabama after the fire at North Okaloosa Medical Center in Northwest Florida. The cause of fire isn’t ... Read More »

Vitamin B Helps Reduce Work Stress: Study

Research studies at Swinburne University of Technology have shown that work stress can be significantly overcome by taking food rich with Vitamin B. The study was spread over trials prolonging for three months where 60 participants received either high dose of vitamin b or placebo The participants were tested for factors like work demand, mood, personality, strain, anxiety and motivation. ... Read More »