Urine color can now be tested with a new app that has been recently launched on the market. The app can test the presence of up to 10 markers, which are related to 25 diseases. You will simply use the camera of your smartphone to take pictures of the chemical strips, after dipping them in samples of your urine.
The app compares it with a map and in several seconds it offers information on the levels of glucose, protein, bilirubin, ketones, leukocytes and five more parameters. The results are offered in an easy to understand format, so anyone can understand them.
The Indian company that has created the application states that their product is going to be a great help for people suffering from diabetes, kidney problems, bladder and liver. The app will also offer precious info related to a possible urinary infection.
The application is tested right now in several hospitals from Mumbai, and if everything goes well, it is soon going to be available for iPhones.
A new research has proved, without doubt, that animals help kids with autism interact a lot better with other people. The main conclusion is that kids are more involved socially when an animal is present in the room.
The study has been conducted at the University of Queensland, Australia, and the kids that participated were between 5 and 13 years old. Their interaction with adults was analyzed while two guinea pigs were present in the room, and then when the small pigs were replaced with simple toys.
The conclusion was very clear: when animals were present, kids talked more and looked at the other persons’ faces. At the same time, they frown less, whine less and cry less while the animals were present. Specialists hope that due to the presence of an animal, kids with autism could interact better with teachers, therapists and adults.
The flu virus is shown to be less infectious when humidity, in a room, is above 40%. According to Louis Kraml, CEO at Bingham Memorial Hospital, when the air is more humid, the influenza virus gets weaker. The research has demonstrated that one hour after they have been released in a room with 23% humidity, about 75% of the viruses kept their infectious capacity. When the experiment was repeated in a room where humidity was around 40%, only 14% of the viruses kept their infectious capacity. As a conclusion, in rooms where humidity is higher than 40%, viruses lose their strength. More information can be found on the Louis Kraml Youtube Channel.
The venom from the vipers contains several anticoagulants and coagulants, and this could be a valuable resource in treating human diseases. The vipers that are responsible for the majority of the attacks on humans can be recognized after the specific sound they make when they feel threatened.
The venom can cause blood clotting, hemorrhage, renal problems and even strokes. Iranian specialists have discovered that despite the fact that snakes are very dangerous, their venom can be used to treat several medical conditions.
People all over the world are more and more interested in buying organic food. Despite all of this, say the specialists, even if you buy organic food, it can get contaminated with phthalates and bisphenol A. These are synthetic endocrine disrupting chemicals, and studies have shown the link between the exposure to them and abnormalities in the male reproductive system.
The kids that were exposed to these substances had hyperactivity, depression and anxiety. Specialists say that a kid aged between 3 and 6 is exposed to about 2,000 milligrams of phthalates and bisphenol A each day.