January 2015

Treatment for Peanut allergies

new treatment for those with peanut allergies has been tested on a group of children in Australia

A new treatment for those with peanut allergies has been tested on a group of children in Australia, and the results have been positive. About 80% of the children that were given the therapy over an 18-month period became tolerant to peanuts after the treatment stopped. It is still unclear how long these effects will last. In developed nations, food allergies have been rising and Scientists haven’t figured out why.

Why Menthol Freezes In Your Mouth

When putting an ice-cube in your mouth, everything suddenly feels numb

 When putting an ice-cube in your mouth, everything suddenly feels numb. After holding it still, it’ll turn to pain. Mints are room temperature before you put them in your mouth. Once inside, it suddenly makes your mouth cold and numb. The reason for that is because of menthol. It tricks your brain into thinking that it’s cold.

First Commercially Available Artificial Pancreas

Over 79,000 children have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes worldwide in 2013 alone.

Over 79,000 children have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes worldwide in 2013 alone. This autoimmune disorder affects the amount of insulin produced by the pancreas. Injections through a pump can help blood sugar levels, especially at night. In Australia, a 4 year old boy was given the first commercially-available artificial pancreas, which automatically regulates his insulin levels. Xavier Hames was given the device from Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.

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