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Can Antibiotics Make You Fat? Likely!

Aug 25, 2011 - Comments: ...

Antibiotics

A new study suggests that you must think twice before you take in antibiotics. According to this new study by Dr. Martin Blaser, antibiotics may not only destroy that harmful bacteria hat live inside the human body but the good ones as well!

In a commentary published on the Nature journal Blaser wrote, “Antibiotics kill the bacteria we do want, as well as those we don’t. Sometimes, our friendly flora never fully recover.”

With the bacteria dead, humans become more vulnerable to harmful diseases, especially diabetes, asthma, allergies and, take note, obesity! An example of the bacterium that Blaser cited was the Helicobacter pylori, which was a “dominant microbe in the stomachs of almost all people” in the early 1900s. This bacteria is now almost gone.


Wehab Allows Therapy at Home for Stroke Sufferers

Aug 25, 2011 - Comments: ...

Wehab

Do you know that the Nintendo Wii can not only be used for gaming? It can now be used to help stroke victims recover! A team of researchers have come up with a rehabilitation game called Wehab that helps stroke sufferers regain their balance. The great thing about the Wehab is that, stroke sufferers can carry on their therapy at home! Their progress will be monitored by remote therapists.

Regaining balance is one of the foremost things that stroke victims have to learn again because it’s necessary in basic daily operations like walking and dressing. Developers of the Wehab are positive that the new device will help sufferers regain their balance more quickly than traditional therapy.


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