public health

medicineCold Plasma Kills 99.9% of Airborne Viruses

A nonthermal plasma reactor was able to inactivate or remove from the airstream 99.9% of a test virus, with the vast majority due to inactivation.

diseaseTwo US Patients Treated With CRISPR Gene Editing

The University of Pennsylvania confirmed for the first time that two US patients had been treated using CRISPR gene editing. Several other human trials of CRISPR are starting or are set to start in the US, Canada and Europe to …

blockchainELEV8 Conference in LA on 3-4 April Explores Future of Blockchain Technology

On April 3 and 4, blockchain and cryptocurrency professionals will converge in LA for the premier ELEV8 conference. It will take place at Hudson Loft, 1200 S Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA. The event will explore the blockchain, cryptocurrencies, digital …

antiagingEven if Age Reversal Technology Arrives, Individuals Will Need to Avoid Frailty

For the last few decades, medicine, public health and science have been able to add 1 or 2 years every decade to life expectancy. If we can consistently add 10 or more years to life expectancy for adults every decade …

healthRobust Aging With National Exercise, Supplementation and Treatment Programs

People over age 55 accounted for nearly half of total health spending in the U.S., despite representing over a quarter of the population. Those who have ever been diagnosed with diabetes, stroke, heart disease, cancer and emphysema, also had higher-than-average …

africaBill Gates Described How The World Can and Will Be Better

Bill and Melinda Gates provided their 2019 annual report and describe how they can make the world better over the next few decades. Africa Can Be Fixed and Provide Growth for the World Sub-Saharan Africa has the opportunity to invest …

diseaseDefenses Against the Biggest Risk We Face

Bill Gates says the biggest risk that we reasonably face is a bioterrorism attack or natural pandemics. Pandemic and Epidemic Risks Relatively average costs for more serious infectious events are high in terms of deaths and costs. One study found …

internetHuman Doctors are Better Than Dr. Google and the FDA Advice is Better than CNN

Online symptom diagnosis is correct about one-third to one-half of the time. The One-half of the time is only when the right diagnosis in the top three responses. Doctors are better but doctors are still far from perfect. Medical error …

crisprScientist He JianKu Made a Validly Ethical Choice to Gene Edit the Twins

I have covered the technical aspects of the gene editing of the human twin babies, but I have not had a focused look at only the ethics, compassion and noble intentions involved in this situation. I He primary motivatation for …