Virtual reality used during cystic fibrosis treatment

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVirtual reality headsets like this one allow the viewer to immerse themselves in another setting Virtual reality headsets are being used to help people going through treatment for cystic fibrosis. Patients are immersed in safari experiences and can explore their surroundings as a distraction therapy. Beth Clarke […]

Simon Dobbin: Brain-damaged fan gets BBC DIY SOS build

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Amazon workers on strike in Italy and Germany

Image copyright CGIL Hundreds of Amazon workers in Italy and Germany are on strike during one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Over 500 employees are carrying out their first ever strike at Amazon’s warehouse in Piacenza near Milan over pay. Piazcenza is Amazon’s main Italian hub, employing 4,000 people. Amazon said: “The […]

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Flies more germ-laden than suspected

Image copyright Ana Junqueira and Stephan Schuster Image caption Bristles on a fly’s body attract bacteria Scientists have discovered that flies carry more diseases than suspected. The house fly and the blowfly together harbour more than 600 different bacteria, according to a DNA analysis. Many are linked with human infections, including stomach bugs, blood poisoning […]


Nasa timelapse paints 'most complete picture of life' to date

Scientists call the new timelapse video the “most complete global picture of life on Earth to date”. Source link


Avatar therapy 'reduces power of schizophrenia voices'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow avatar therapy is giving people a chance to stand up to schizophrenic voices by giving them a face. Confronting an avatar on a computer screen helped patients hearing voices to cope better with hallucinations, a UK trial has found. Patients who received this therapy became less […]