Health hack: iPhone + glass + flashlight = life-saving microsope in Africa
According to a study published today in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, scientists used the hacked-together microscope to examine almost 200 stool samples taken from children in Pemba Island in Tanzania. Each glass slide with the sample was covered in cellophane, taped to the iPhone, and lit from behind with the flashlight. Then the researchers took a picture with the phone’s camera, and examined the image on the iPhone’s screen.
Xinhua News Agency
Feature: Ceramic indoor cookstoves may not cut air pollution
Low-cost, locally-produced ceramic cookstoves may produce less smoke than traditional indoor 3-stone firepits, but they don't drastically reduce indoor air pollution or the risk of pneumonia in young children, a year-long observational study by researchers working in rural Kenya has revealed.
Can Taking A Pill Before Bed Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?
Can you cure a bed bug infestation just by downing drugs? While the idea has appeal, particularly for people afflicted with nightly bites and for scientists dealing with a pest that is increasingly difficult to kill, the short answer is probably no.
Press Trust of India
Polio cases down worldwide, trouble spots remain
The number of polio cases worldwide reached a record low in 2012, giving experts confidence that the disease can finally be eradicated, according to presentations made at a major US conference.
Serum of India’s Meningitis Drug Cleared for Warm Storage
A meningitis vaccine developed by billionaire Cyrus Poonawalla’s Serum Institute of India Ltd. remains effective at high temperatures, allowing it to be used in locations that lack refrigeration, researchers said.
Selbstversuch: Medikament macht Bettwanzen den Garaus
Bed bugs are in hotels around the globe a plague - and who has just introduced the parasite into their own bedrooms, they will not let go so quickly. But a previously known drug could be a weapon against the bloodsuckers. (Translated with Google Translate