Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter
Connect your Digital Journal account with Facebook or Twitter to use this feature.
life Articles
Research from the US Army suggests that epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a compound from green tea, might prevent Ebola virus infection. Researchers showed that a key protein is essential for Ebola virus infection by using EGCG to block this protein.

New study evaluates use of antibiotics in farm-raised fish

One of the greatest successes in modern times has been the discovery of antibiotics. But there is a down-side to this success. The overuse of antibiotics in humans and animals has the potential of becoming a global public health threat.

Chicago schools among best in Illinois according to demographics

Chicago came out on top in Illinois school standings. U.S. News ranked five Chicago high schools in the top 10 Illinois high schools. This is an important factor for those looking to purchase a new home in Chicago.

Ebola on the rise in Sierra Leone with over 20 deaths a day

Sierra Leone government officials said on Tuesday that Ebola cases are rising in the western section of the country. Over 20 deaths a day have been recorded since the start of the week, and authorities are having problems collecting the corpses.

Despite Middle East turmoil Turkey is still a tourist destination

The terror treat from the Middle East may be expected to have had a negative impact on tourism in the area but reports from tourist boards show this isn't true for neighbouring Turkey as 42 million are expected to visit the country by the end of the year.

How a mother's love prevailed: The Suzan Hughes story Promoted

Suzan Hughes, long-time ex-wife of deceased Herbalife founder Mark Hughes, recently won a 12-year legal battle against the trustees of her late husband's $399 million estate.

New insight on cystic fibrosis lung infection

Scientists from Denmark have demonstrated precisely how bacteria can grow directly in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. This insight into bacteria behavior and growth in chronic infections should help with treatment.

Ford develops car seat which detects driver having a heart attack

Ford has developed a car seat that can detect if a driver is having a heart attack. If such a condition is detected, automated braking and steering systems can be activated to stop the vehicle.

Photo Essay: Indian Summer in Dalmatian capital of Split, Croatia Special

The Dalmatian capital of Split is undergoing a tourism boom. Digital Journal spent the day discovering why in the October sunshine.

Study: Drinking sugar-sweetened sodas could make you age faster

A new research study has found that people who reported regular daily consumption of 20 ounces of sugar-sweetened soda have an increased rate of DNA ageing and that the ageing effect of consuming sugary sodas was comparable to the effect of smoking.

São Vicente: Culture and music in Cape Verde (Video)

São Vicente is the heart and soul of the culture and music of the beautiful and varied Cape Verde islands. Located between the mountainous Santo Antão and the deserted island of Santa Luzia, it is an fascinating place to visit.

Ebola's impact on the healthcare industry

For most in the healthcare industry, the Ebola outbreak is a complete game changer, and something very few are prepared to deal with. But what does this mean for the healthcare industry as a whole?

Nanotech lung infection device developed

Researchers have developed a low-cost, disposable breath analysis device for people with cystic fibrosis. The device sends data to a smartphone in the event of a lung infection.

Metro Detroit real estate prices surge as many residents move to suburbs Promoted

The city of Detroit, Michigan, and its nearby and even far-flung suburbs share a unique real estate relationship. For many years, there has been a tremendous give-and-take relationship between the city and suburbs.

Review: The eerie Skagway Gold Rush Cemetery and 'Soapy' Smith’s story Special

The Gold Rush Cemetery in Skagway, Alaska, contains the remains of many ill-fated gold-seekers who lost their lives in search of wealth. It also holds the remains of a town’s hero and the tomb of one of the most infamous con men of the American West.

Op-Ed: How open minded are you?

Open mindedness is the willingness to listen to and consider opposing or contradictory views. People who are open minded are receptive to fresh ideas even if those ideas challenge their strongly held beliefs.

Spanish nurse tests negative for Ebola (Updated)

Teresa Romero, the Spanish nurse who was thought to be the first person to catch Ebola outside of Africa, has tested negative for the virus. A further test within the next 48 hours was to confirm the diagnosis. Latest update: Romero is clear of Ebola.

New robot can perform brain surgery with needle through cheek

Engineers at Vanderbilt University have developed a surgical robot capable of performing intricate brain surgery by inserting a needle through the patient's cheek.

Op-Ed: Have we learned anything about global disease epidemics?

The headlines read the disease is taking a toll on health care workers. People are avoiding travel and crowded shopping centers. Lawmakers are calling for a ban on foreigners from infected countries entering the U.S. Everyone is afraid of catching it.

Op-Ed: A terrible case of a few bad apples — Keene Pumpkin Fest '14

This is the second time, as a parent who has had children in college, that I have woken up to their schools in the headlines for negative reasons. The first time, the incident was clearly caused by non-students.

Gastroenteritis outbreak in New Zealand

A recent food poisoning outbreak in New Zealand has been traced to prepackaged lettuce shipped to various supermarkets throughout the country.

Fall is the time for foliage tours and raptor counts in Virginia

When autumn comes to Virginia, the mountains and valleys don their coat of many colors, giving the countryside a patchwork quilt appearance. This is also the time of year for the annual raptor watch when birds-of-prey are counted as they migrate south .

How photos impact our memory

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what’s the impact of a single photo on our brains and memory, and how is our social-media-saturated culture affecting our relationship with the photograph?

Photo essay: London from up high Special

London is a spectacular city, blending thousands of years of history alongside modernist architecture. One of the best views of London can be obtained from its tallest building - The Shard.

The Australians make some pretty weird travel insurance claims

A new report has shown how Australian insurance companies have been seeing an increase in the number of extraordinary claims made by travellers in recent years as Australians begin visiting new areas.

World's first Porsche found and renovated by Porsche Museum

Move over, Elon Musk of Tesla Motors. The world's very first Porsche has been found, languishing away in a warehouse in Austria for 100 years, and has now been fully renovated. Why should Musk move over? Because the first Porsche was an electric car.

Rats of New York found carrying a range of new viruses

Scientists have detected more than a dozen new viruses lurking in rodents inhabiting the Big Apple. To add to this, the rats were found to be carrying many pathogenic bacteria.

Jet lag linked to obesity

New findings suggest that frequent airplane travel could contribute to obesity. This is by throwing out circadian rhythms and changing the composition of the composition of gut bacteria.

Study says 21 days not long enough to quarantine for Ebola

A new study published in PLOS: Outbreaks, suggests the recommended 2- to 21-day Ebola quarantine period in use today is based on data derived from just two previous outbreaks. A new analysis of data from additional outbreaks suggests we may be wrong.

Why was Ron Klain appointed as the new U.S. Ebola czar?

Ron Klain was President Obama's choice as the U.S. Ebola czar, a Democrat operative. Why? What made this man so unique that Obama feels he can get things done? One thing for sure, the choice makes President Obama look good, says those who know Ron Klain.

Small farms lead the fight against world hunger

The struggle continues for world hunger as it is now clear that small farms hold the key to a survival of people, though change must occur to maneuver around problems that are otherwise simple.

Op-Ed: A bit of FDR resides in the San Francisco Bay, a living legacy Special

This past September Ken Burns dazzled audiences once again with his series on The Roosevelt family, featuring U.S. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

Document shows WHO officials admit to 'botching' Ebola response

An internal document from the World Health Organization (WHO) admits that the organization "botched" efforts to control the spread of Ebola.

Op-Ed: #Gamergate generating pertinent debate about gender, misogyny

#Gamergate is going viral. As a non-gamer, having not played a video game since GTA: Vice City, I was initially confused by the furor popping up everywhere from CNN to TIME to Digg. But it turns out that this nerd war has big ramifications for all.

White House to appoint former chief of staff as Ebola Czar

Following the hospitalization of a second Dallas healthcare worker who tested positive for Ebola, the Obama administration said it was considering appointing an Ebola czar, and has now tapped a former chief of staff for the position.

Texas Sheriff's Deputy in hospital due to possible Ebola

A Texas deputy has been admitted to a Texas hospital due to possible Ebola symptoms. The patient has not had any exposure to Thomas Duncan, the Ebola patient who died on October 8, 2014 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

Crash diets better than steady weight loss, study finds

When it comes to weight loss it appears that slow and steady does not win the race, a new study out of Australia has found. The study says that crash dieting is more effective when it comes to thinning down than taking a measured approach.

2nd health care worker diagnosed with Ebola after two plane trips

A second health care worker has tested positive for Ebola after coming in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Amber Vinson boarded a 132-passenger airline before and after running a low-grade temperature.

NYC dispatchers forbidden to use the 'E-word'

New York City's governing officials are so worried about causing a wide-spread panic over the Ebola virus that they are now forbidding 911 dispatchers from using the word, "Ebola." An FDNY memo wants the disease referred to in "vague terms."

Shortages hindering Venezuela's fight against fever outbreaks

Venezuela has South America's highest incidence of Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease. The country also has a high incidence of another debilitating disease, chikungunya fever, a mosquito-borne disease.

IRB Barcelona dances for biomedical research (Video)

Scientists from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) based in Barcelona, Spain are starring in a five-minute music video, dancing and making the moves to raise funds for Alzheimer’s, cancer and diabetes research.

Corporate

Help & Support

News Links

copyright © 2014 digitaljournal.com   |   powered by dell servers