Health & Science

Health & Science
11:13 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Weekly Experiment - What is a Rubberband?

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central tells us about rubber bands.  When were they invented, why are they springy, and what are the chemicals in them?

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Health & Science
11:10 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Weekly Experiment - What is Rubber?

In this episode, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about rubber.  

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Opinion - Health
5:17 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

The Alchemy of Allergies: What Blood Test Scores Mean. . .and What They Don’t

IPFW Associate Professor and medical ethicist Abraham Schwab.
Credit Courtesy / Abraham Schwab

If you ever have your child’s blood tested for an allergy, there’s a chance it will be the allergen-specific IgE antibody test. This test’s results appear pretty straightforward.

For example, a score higher than 0.35 for peanuts is indicative of an allergy. When they gave my son such a test in 2010, his score was about 100 times this minimum threshold.

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat January 10, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Gekko

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about gekkos.  What are they, how are they classified, and what are some of their characteristics?

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Health & Science
7:43 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Battleships

In this episode of the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about battleships.  What are they used for, and how are they made?

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Health & Science
11:54 am
Sat December 27, 2014

Weekly Experiment - Space Suit

In this episode of the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about space suits.  What are they, and how do they protect astronauts? 

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Health & Science
7:07 am
Mon December 22, 2014

American Cancer Society Calls for More Funding for Services

The American Cancer Society says Indiana isn’t doing nearly enough to support its breast and cervical cancer screening program.

Government relations director Brianna Herndon says going into a budget session, cancer prevention programs are one of the first items on the Cancer Action Network’s to-do list. 

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat December 20, 2014

Weekly Experiment - Conservation of Energy

This week on the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about the conservation of energy. 

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Opinion - Health
5:21 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

The Failure to Police Medical Professionals

IPFW Associate Professor and medical ethicist Abraham Schwab.
Credit Courtesy / Abraham Schwab

The method that caught my eye immediately was “rectal feeding."

I’d never heard this term before, but I thought I could guess what it involved. In one instance it involved pureeing hummus, pasta with sauce, nuts and raisins that were then rectally infused into a detainee. Just one of many techniques, this procedure makes clear the role that professional medical practitioners played in enabling this sexual assault of persons suspected of terrorist activity.

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat December 13, 2014

Weekly Experiment - Thermodynamics

This week, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about thermodynamics.  What is it, and what are some examples?

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