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Apple offers to be organ and tissue donor with upcoming iOS 10 update

Apple offers to be organ and tissue donor with upcoming iOS 10 update

With its upcoming software release, the iOS 10, Apple is also going to provide its users an easier access to organ donation. A unique partnership has taken place between Apple and Donate Life America under which the iOS 10 will have an option to register your wishes to donate your organs after your death.

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Drug-makers aim to make HIV drugs with lower side-effects

Drug-makers aim to make HIV drugs with lower side-effects

Gus Cairns, a 60 years old HIV patient, recalls old times when many were dying from AIDS two decades ago. He thought his time would come soon, but now at the age of 60 he looks fit. It was introduction of drugs that saved his life and made his battle to extend till now. But as the drugs are toxic for virus as well as body, it in a long run poses serious health complications.

Conclusion of new Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources draft report is wrong, environmentalists contend

Conclusion of new Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources draft report is wrong, environmentalists contend

An environmental advocacy group has contended that a new Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) draft report has wrongly suggested that sand mining operations don't generate fine dust particles and mustn’t affect human health.

Last week, the DNR came up with a potential update to its 2012 sand mining study for public comment. The analysis was based on the latest scientific and socioeconomic data regarding sand mining in Wisconsin. The agency used the analysis to tell about the policy discussions and decisions.

Water clouds found in icy body beyond our solar system

Water clouds found in icy body beyond our solar system

Astronomers have discovered water clouds outside the solar system, for the first time. The clouds of water have been found on a brown dwarf called WISE 0855, located 7.2 light years from earth.

The brown dwarf is the considered to be the coldest known object outside of the solar system and is quite similar to Jupiter. Researchers said that the object has very low temperature and that makes it the first object after earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn to have water clouds.

Breast cancer survivors must indulge into physical activity

Breast cancer survivors must indulge into physical activity

It has always been said that exercise is very good for health. Now, a new study has added to that by unveiled that breast cancer survivors would be benefitted if they indulge in physical activity.

Study researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have unveiled that at least 12% of all women are expected to be diagnosed with some form of breast cancer during their lifetime. Therefore, it has become even more important to find out ways to deal with the issue.

Teenagers who have never smoked are now vaping: Study

Teenagers who have never smoked are now vaping: Study

A journal Chest-published research paper has found chemicals present in e-cigarettes vapor to produce short-term potential cardiovascular issues. The harmful signs were similar but not exactly the same as being due to smoking.

In the study, the researchers have compared the effects of smoking and vaping with the same nicotine content present in blood vessels of the participants. In addition, study researchers have assessed many other markers, including oxidative stress, vitamin E levels and nitric oxide bioavailability.

Aetna meets antitrust officials regarding $34 billion Humana deal

Aetna meets antitrust officials regarding $34 billion Humana deal

Executives from insurance major Aetna had a meeting with antitrust officials from the Justice department in connection with deal with Humana Inc. The deal could face a roadblock on antitrust issues as Aetna’s plan to merge Humana with its operations would create an insurance giant with massive coverage across the United States. The Justice Department has not yet said anything about the $34 billion deal between Aetna and Humana Inc.

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