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Smart mirror only reflects if you smile first

Say cheese, or else. A high-tech, high-cost smart mirror won’t reflect unless it senses that you’re smiling. The concept may seem cheeky — or annoying, depending on your point of view — but Smile Mirror was created to raise the spirits of cancer patients. …

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New vaccine could stop dozens more strains of pneumonia

Scientists are developing an updated vaccine for pneumonia that will eradicate more strains of the bacteria, according to a new study. Pneumonia, an infection of the lungs that can present as mild or severe, is caused by viruses, bacteria and fungi. Bacterial streptococcus pneumonia can be prevented …

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How Prozac could be killing crabs

What do crabs on Prozac in the water look like? Easy pickings, according to a provocative new study from Portland State University. Researchers found that Oregon shore crabs exhibit “risky behavior” when exposed to fluoxetine, the active ingredient in the anti-depressant Prozac, they reported in the journal …

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A drug-free, all-natural approach to eliminate anxiety

What is anxiety? Anxiety is a general term used to describe worry, fear or apprehension. It is a normal response to a traumatic, dangerous or fear-inducing circumstance. However, if you are experiencing anxiety without those normal causes, that can be an indication of a more …

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