How Science can improve health

How Science can improve health

Jul 20, 2011

Science can and has improved our health in so many ways. Science has allowed us to have a better understanding of how the human body works and how the environment, food, and activities affect us. Science has given us the ability to lengthen life-spans, and cure diseases that were once considered deadly. It has also given us the opportunity to minimize our...

Heartstart Defibrillator

An automatic external defibrillator (AED) is a readily available life insurance policy that should be installed in any publicly accessible building. By having an AED on hand, a victim of heart troubles, who might have died waiting for an ambulance can be saved by a layperson using a defibrillator. The heart is a muscle that works by electrical impulses...

Breast cancer screening

For years, officials have promoted breast cancer screening as the best way to spot the disease and save lives. Yet mammograms are far from perfect and come with an unwelcome side effect: false alarms and unneeded biopsies, without substantially improving women’s odds of survival. The mammogram issue ignited a fierce debate in the United States last year...

Smoking and health

Despite England going smoke-free in public places in July 2007 and the vast majority of the public believing this has helped the nations health, there remains no legislation in place to protect children in their own homes, despite 80 per cent of children knowing that passive smoke is harmful to them. The report found that two million UK children live in houses...