Today’s Solutions: June 30, 2022

Medicine

From advancements in the fight against malaria to new cancer treatments, to novel medical technologies, find all positive news about incredible medical breakthroughs and life-saving technology from all corners of the globe.

FDA Approves new brain protect

FDA Approves new brain protective gear for athletes

Brain injuries for athletes in contact sports have been steadily rising since they began to be recorded, and despite increased awareness of the traumatic and potential long-term effects of these injuries, little has been accomplished to reduce their likelihood. A study released by the American Read More...

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The Renaming Revolution glossary empowers mothers with language

There is no driving force on Earth more powerful than a mother—none of us would be here without our mothers having carried and birthed us, a beautiful and physically, mentally, and emotionally taxing process. Yet the language associated with pregnancy and labor is often hurtful or critical to the Read More...

New research links REM sleep a

New research links REM sleep and dreaming to healthy brain blood flow

Most of our dreaming occurs during REM cycles of our sleep, but there is still some debate in the scientific community surrounding the purpose of dreaming and different sleep cycles. Hoping to shed some light on why we sleep and dream, researchers from the University of Tsukuba decided to look at Read More...

UK invites everyone to donate

UK invites everyone to donate blood, regardless of sexual orientation

Back in 2010, Ethan Spibey’s grandfather underwent major surgery and survived—thanks to eight pints of donated blood. His entire family knew that he wouldn’t have lived through the operation had it not been for the generosity of blood donors, and to repay that invaluable kindness, they all Read More...

France makes birth control fre

France makes birth control free for everyone under 25

Lack of affordability is one of the biggest barriers for women when it comes to accessing contraceptives. To address this, the French government has announced it will make birth control free and available to all women under 25. The country already makes birth control free to everyone under 18, Read More...

Policy changes and activism re

Policy changes and activism render Texas abortion reporting site inactive

Website host GoDaddy has taken down Texas Right to Life’s abortion whistleblowing website for violating its terms of service. GoDaddy specifically cites Section 5.2, which states “You will not collect or harvest (or permit anyone else to collect or harvest) any User Content (as defined below) Read More...

Dating apps provide support fo

Dating apps provide support for employees affected by Texas abortion law

The biggest names in US dating apps reacted to Texas’ new restrictive abortion laws that went into effect this past week by creating relief funds for those who will now have to seek medical care outside of the state. Austin-based Bumble extended their relief fund to anyone seeking abortions Read More...

This joystick helps stroke pat

This joystick helps stroke patients regain muscle strength

Stroke patients who suffer from weakness of muscles in their arms have to perform regular rehabilitative exercises to regain strength in their limbs. In a bid to boost motivation and faster recovery, a team of scientists has found a way to gamify those exercises with the help of a gadget designed Read More...

Poll shows significant drop in

Poll shows significant drop in vaccine hesitancy among Americans

Back in March 2021, 34 percent of Americans reported being “unlikely to take the Covid-19 vaccine.” A new Axios-Ipsos poll demonstrates that the rise of the Delta variant combined with increased vaccine efficacy research and FDA approval is successfully making the American public more Read More...

Long-term wellness: Why some m

Long-term wellness: Why some medical clinics are hiring on-site lawyers

The Salud Family Health Centers' clinic is located in a suburb north of Denver. In addition to medical treatment, the clinic also offers a more unconventional resource for wellness: legal aid. Colorado is one of a handful of states that have given permission for Medicaid money to be used to sponsor Read More...