South African Engineers Invent Cheap and Reusable Alternative to the EpiPen
Posted on : 06-06-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
A South African team of biomedical engineers has created a cheaper version of the EpiPen that is used to treat anaphylactic shock.   The South African device is called the ZiBiPen, and it administers a shot of adrenaline as a replaceable cartridge that costs around $16.00. The pen itself will cost $80.00. The ZiBiPen’s developers have been working with it in their laboratory at Medical Devices Lab in Cape Town to see if they can give their product a five-year lifespan.   The EpiPen, which is the best-known auto-injector, by…
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Double-amputee Xia Boyu Summits The Highest Mountain in the World
Posted on : 06-04-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
Climbing and reaching the summit, or the top, of Mt. Everest is an amazing accomplishment, but when a 69-year-old double amputee makes the climb, it is truly incredible! Chinese national Xia Boyu reached the world's highest peak, from the Nepal side, on Monday morning according to his son Cloud Xia who posted it on WeChat. Cloud announced, " My dad has realized his 40-year dream!" Xia had both of his legs amputated below the knee because of frostbite, which he suffered on his first Everest expedition when he was 25.…
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Fifty-eight-year-old Pastor Sees His Wife and Children For the First Time With Miracle Glasses From eSight
Posted on : 06-03-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
The technology of today goes way beyond computers and smartphones. This year a 58-year-old pastor in Kentucky, who has been legally blind since he was six, can now see his beautiful wife, their children, and their grandchildren with the help of eSight, a pair of super glasses. Several years ago, Donnie Parrett's youngest son did some investigation on how he could improve his father's eyesight, and he discovered eSight, which was located in Cincinnati, just three hours away. Parrett had lost his sight when he was six years old. A…
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Wisconsin Non-Profit Gives Free Graduation Robes to Students
Posted on : 06-02-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
Students in the western Wisconsin city of Eau Claire will receive free gowns and caps this year courtesy of a local non-profit, the Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association. After discovering that some students would have to skip their graduation because they couldn't afford graduation robes, the organization launched the Cap and Gown Recycling Project in 2017. As part of their cap and gown project, the organization collected enough gowns to clothe students at two of the area's high schools. They also obtained caps and gowns for college students…
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Deputy Reunites with Baby He Saved
Posted on : 05-31-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
A Florida deputy who saved an infant’s life got a chance to see the baby and his grateful mother again. Earlier this week, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremie Nix met with Nechole Crowell and 3-month-old Kingston for the first time since the dramatic May 9 rescue. As soon as she saw the officer, Crowell warmly embraced him. She expressed her gratitude in an interview with Inside Edition, referring to Nix as her son’s “guardian angel on earth”. At about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, Officer Nix heard car…
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