Toxic Hogweed Found in Virginia

Toxic Hogweed Found in Virginia

On June 12, 2018, Virginia’s first giant hogweed was identified in Clarke County. The sap of the invasive plant causes third-degree burns. All it takes to be burned by the plant is to brush up against the bristles. The giant hogweed has been identified as Heracleum mantegazzianum. There approximately 30 of these large plants in […]

Preparing for a Natural Disaster

Preparing for a Natural Disaster

Healthcare Ready conducted an annual poll that is designed to determine the American population’s greatest concern regarding disasters, how they have prepared for those disasters, and their security in the preparedness of federal, state, and local organizations. The survey was conducted as an online interview with the members of the YouGov panel. The total sample […]

Vegetarian Diet Can Keep People Healthy and Help Build Muscle

Vegetarian Diet Can Keep People Healthy and Help Build Muscle

Recently, there have been multiple studies conducted that prove being a vegetarian is healthy. In fact, many health organizations have placed vegetarianism on the shortlist of go-to diets. However, things are not always straightforward and eating plant-based foods will not guarantee health. Vegetarian diets are often recommended by cardiologists. They are heart-healthy and lower the […]

Remembering Tiananmen Square [Video]

Remembering Tiananmen Square [Video]

On June 5, 1989, the picture of a young man standing in front of a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square shook the world. This picture was taken after the Chinese military violently suppressed the protests. More than 26 years later, it is still unknown who this young man is and what happened to him, […]

The Octopus Could Have Originated From Outer Space

The Octopus Could Have Originated From Outer Space

The octopus is a strange and alluring creature that seems alien-like. With their large tentacles, shape-shifting skills, and camouflage that makes it appear as if the octopus may have come from another planet. Recently, 33 scientists from around the world, including molecular immunologist Edward Steele and astrobiologist Chandra Wickramasinghe, published a paper that suggested that […]

Oncologists Prescribing Medical Marijuana Without Sufficient Knowledge

Oncologists Prescribing Medical Marijuana Without Sufficient Knowledge

According to a new survey, almost half of all oncologists clinically recommend medical marijuana. However, less than 30 percent feel equipped with enough information to make the recommendation. Oncologist across the United States were surveyed by researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The goal was to examine the knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding the medicinal […]

California’s Big Step in Improvement With Solar Homes

California’s Big Step in Improvement With Solar Homes

As of the year of  2018, California has taken a quantum leap and announced a future requirement of solar-powered homes and apartments after 2020. By becoming the first state to require all newly built homes and apartments have solar power, in just two years time, promotes the want for clean energy usages. Solar powered machines […]