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Google Doodle pays tribute to Hans Christian Gram, who was a renowned microbiologist, on his 166th birth anniversary. He has been known for his pioneering work in developing a staining technique called “Grain stain,” which helps identify and classify bacteria into Gram-positive and Gram-negative.
Jack Higgins, the young Richmond player, has been hospitalized with a brain bleed after the VFL match against Werribee on Sunday. The Richmond Football Club, also called the Tigers, confirmed that he has been recovering well. Jack Higgins had a bit of headache after the game, prompting doctors to order scans, which revealed a brain bleed.
Recently, the five-time Wimbledon winner, Novak Djokovic, said that he follows a plant-based diet that helps him recover faster. However, he does not like using the word “vegan” because of the misinterpretations and misuse of labels. He is very passionate about his eating habits and credits a plant-based diet for his success in Wimbledon 2019.
After finding out that a simple screening could have prevented their son, Shane, from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Chris and Regina Philipps have been fighting to make genetic screening required for other newborns in the United States. Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a fatal muscle-wasting disease that affects development and motor skills.
We often celebrate our Independence Day with fireworks. But, little did we know that they could cause health issues, especially in kids, older people, and pets? The tradition of celebrating the big day started in 1977 when the Founding Father, John Adams, declared the news of independence in his letter that he wrote to his wife.
According to a study published by the journal Scientific Reports, there is an association between frequent cellphone use and hornlike bony spurs in the back of the skull. However, after critics pointed out numerous flaws with the study’s findings, Scientific Reports will reevaluate the findings.
According to a study, the energy taken by the brain for its development in children could influence changes in weight gain and energy expenditure. However, the exact connection is unclear. Another study conducted by one the authors of the study said a child’s brain consumes half of the energy by the age of five.