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Vape is Oxford’s Word of the Year

Vape is Oxford’s Word of the Year

According to Oxford's editorial staff, the word is linked to this year's massive debate about health and society. Every month, Oxford's lexicographers notice more than billions of words from literary novels to academic journals to blogs and at the end of the year they all work together with an aim to select a single word that best embodies the zeitgeist. Out of this year's confusion of nominees and debate emerged four small letters. Oxford's word of the year for 2014 is vape.

A Kiss Can Transfer As Many As 80 Million Bacteria

A Kiss Can Transfer As Many As 80 Million Bacteria

According to scientists, a 10-second kiss can transfer as many as 80 million bacteria. Although a moderate kiss on lips cannot transfer that many bacteria, French or tongue kissing can transfer them in large quantity.

Parents of Sanfilippo Syndrome Patient Raise Funds for Clinical Trial

Parents of Sanfilippo Syndrome Patient Raise Funds for Clinical Trial

Eliza, daughter of Glenn O'Neill, is suffering from a rare genetic disorder called Sanfilippo syndrome, type A. The disorder can ultimately cause the death of the patient suffering from the painful condition.

In 2013, Eliza was diagnosed with the disorder and now with time, she is losing the ability to speak. Doctors are saying that she will not be able to walk, eat and breathe over time.

Eliza's parents are trying hard to raise an amount of $2.5 million for a clinical trial. The clinical trial is the only way to save her by finding the possible treatment.

Beat deafness recognized by Study

Beat deafness recognized by Study

A study conducted by a team of researchers from University of Montreal and McGill University has found that if a person has trouble keeping up with the rhythm, then the person is suffering from what has been identified as beat deafness.

Polar Vortex to slide south, will affect 42 states this week

Polar Vortex to slide south, will affect 42 states this week

Polar vortex, the persistent, large-scale cyclone that circles either of the planet's geographical poles will slide south over the course of this week, thereby bringing arctic air to a majority of the United States.

It is forecasted that this week, 42 states will witness temperatures well-below average so much so that the record lows are expected to be broken. It is said that only the Southwest, Hawaii, Alaska, and South Florida will be spared from the polar vortex's wrath.

Exposure to high levels of pollution more likely to cause ADHD: Study

Exposure to high levels of pollution more likely to cause ADHD: Study

As per a study published in PLOS ONE, pregnant women who are exposed to high levels of air pollution, their children are five times more likely to develop Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Researchers at Columbia University's Center for Children's Environmental Health conducted the study on 233 non-smoking pregnant women in New York City.

Robots can help in Fight against Ebola

Robots can help in Fight against Ebola

If everything goes well, robots will be deployed to fight the Ebola disease in West Africa. On Friday, the White House had a meeting with engineers from America's top robotics universities. They discussed how robots can provide help to healthcare workers who are working in Ebola-affected areas. Think-tanks were hosted by the White House at UC-Berkeley, Texas A&M, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Stem Cells Can Cure Brain Damages Caused by Parkinson’s Disease: Study

Stem Cells Can Cure Brain Damages Caused by Parkinson’s Disease: Study

Scientists through a recent study claimed that stem cells can be used to heal the damage in the brain caused due to Parkinson's disease.

The scientists said that their study on rats indicates a 'huge breakthrough' towards developing effective treatments. They stated that although there is no cure for the disease but medication and brain stimulation can lessen the symptoms of the disease.

Is Excessive Milk Really Good for Health?

Is Excessive Milk Really Good for Health?

Those who always believed that a lot of milk can keep their body healthy may be in for a surprise. A new study reveals that too much of milk everyday could actually be bad for health.

Earlier research have revealed the benefits of milk and how the calcium rich drink can make bones stronger helping to prevent osteoporosis. All the benefits combined led the U.S. health officials to advocate including milk as a major part of any healthy regular diet.

People Learn more Eagerly in a state of Curiosity

People Learn more Eagerly in a state of Curiosity

According to a new research published in a neuroscience journal-Neuron on Thursday, people learn more willingly in a state of curiosity, and that spirit of inquiry fosters memory.

The study was conducted by researchers from University of California at Davis. The published findings are a result of efforts by Charan Ranganath- a neuroscientist at UC Davis and his colleagues. A group of individuals who want to be a part of the database for the study were interviewed by the neuroscientist and his fellows.

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