Health

Which blockchain is the most decentralized? Experts answer

Mance is the co-founder and CEO of Hedera Hashgraph, a next-generation distributed ledger technology that claims to possess higher speeds and security guarantees than existing blockchain solutions. “When we talk about decentralization, I think it’s very important to be specific about what we mean. When talking about layer-one protocols, precisely what is being measured when we talk about decentralization? Two separate categories of decentralization are important: 1) governance and 2) transaction ordering. First, governance: How many different entities (people or organizations) are involved in making decisions on the product roadmap, pricing of services, payments of rewards and other governance-related decisions? Are these entities all known by name, or can they be anony...

Listen to Health and Poppy’s First Collaboration on ‘Dead Flowers’

Health released their single in collaboration with Poppy “Dead Flowers.” Poppy’s darkly angelic voice glides through the industrial clouds of Health’s instrumentals. She opens the track: “Erased some stuff / And now they’re fighting me / ‘Cause we fade apart / Moon is soft to see,” which is seemingly the opposite route taken in The Rolling Stones’ 1971 track of the same name off Sticky Fingers. Health’s ethereal blend of searing guitars and snapping drums delicately elevate Poppy and lead vocalist of Health Jake Duszik while taking on the chorus. [embedded content][embedded content] “Every time we release a new track we get asked to give a quote about it,” Health said. “Truthfully, I’m not sure it makes much of a difference.” Health will release a sequel ...

The next generation of data-driven healthcare is here

In the past 60 years, the life expectancy of the average newborn has increased by nearly 20 years — from 52.5 to 72, as of 2018. We’ve seen an incredible wave of technological innovation in this time: The introduction of the internet, medical breakthroughs and an enhanced understanding of public health initiatives have transformed the course of human life. And with new technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence now taking the stage, we know that even more radical transformation is coming. These disruptive technologies are paving the way for both longer and healthier lifespans. To show you just how much healthcare has advanced thanks to these technologies, I want to highlight a case study of two unique companies, Insilico Medicine and Longenesis. Together, they show how the de...

How will blockchain and crypto improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people? Experts answer

Christof is the founder and CEO of Hornet, a queer social network with over 30 million users worldwide. “Emerging technologies play a major role for the LGBTQ community, whether we like it or not. On the negative side, 64% of adult LGBTQ Americans have reported online discrimination and harassment on the ‘big five’ heteronormative social networks [Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok], according to the recently published Social Media Safety Index by GLAAD. That is the highest number of positive responses among any minority in the U.S. and is up from 40% in a similar study conducted by Hornet and Kantar in 2018. We see day in and day out how technology amplifies all aspects of our lives, including all the negatives, from LGBTQ discrimination in the ...

Shots, Shots, Shots: Miami’s Club LIV Nightclub Offering Party Goers The COVID-19 Vaccine

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Thaddaeus McAdams / Getty Florida’s bonehead Governor Ron DeSantis is slacking when it comes to encouraging Floridians to get vaccinated. Miami hotspot Club LIV is stepping up big time with an unexpected promotion. Casamigos Tequila is not the only thing you can get a shot off when you party at LIV Nightclub. You can also get the COVID-19 vaccine. To help encourage younger Americans to get vaccinated against the highly contagious virus, the popular Miami destination has offered free COVID-19 vaccines to attendees outside the club. LIV, which is always frequented by Hip-Hop stars like Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Diddy, Nicki Minaj, and many more, has begun running a pop-up vaccination site over the weekend as cases of more virulent and dangerous Delta Variant co...

Ratt’s Stephen Pearcy Reveals That He Has Been Battling Liver Cancer

Ratt singer Stephen Pearcy has revealed that he’s been battling liver cancer for the past three years in a new interview. Speaking with YouTube show “Laughingmonkeymusic,” Pearcy made the revelation about his health issues, stating that it was finally time to tell fans what he’s been going through and that “everything’s kind of copacetic now.” “How I found out is just through a blood test,” Pearcy said [as transcribed by Blabbermouth]. “I had hepatitis. Well, then, getting another checkup, I found out, ‘By the way, you’ve got a bit of cancer thing going there. We’ve gotta get in there.’ Then your whole world changes. Still, I didn’t feel like it needed to be out there until I started feeling guilty. Like, ‘Wow, man, I can help some people.’ Get blood tests. Take care of yourself.” Advertis...

Delta Variant May Spread Easily As Chickenpox According To CDC Document

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: RgStudio / Getty As the United States and the rest of the world continue to combat the spread of the coronavirus at varying levels, a document from the CDC presents a grim warning that public health experts seemingly knew to expect. According to an internal US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention document, the Delta variant of the coronavirus may be transmitted as easily as chickenpox with the added dangers that it might be a deadlier infection. The Washington Post broke the news of the CDC’s internal document on Thursday (July 29), and the paper reportedly points to evidence that the Delta variant’s potential to be spread in a fashion not dissimilar to the childhood disease chickenpox is high. This document is said to be the agency’s spark for its ...

Ekiti governor constitutes white paper committee on college fumigation crisis

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has set up a White Paper Committee to consider the report of the Investigative Panel set up by the state government to look into the circumstances that led to the hospitalisation of some students of the College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ijero Ekiti, after a controversial fumigation exercise of the institution in May. According to a statement by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, on Friday, titled, ‘Fayemi constitutes White Paper Committee on report of College of Health Sciences Ijero-Ekiti crisis’, the setting up of the White Paper Committee “follows the submission of reports by the Investigation Panel, chaired by the Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Olabanji Filani.” The Committee, which is to be chaired by the ...

Nigerians urged to reject PIB for failing to address key issues

Socially relevant and need-meeting organisations in partnership with civil society movements have called on Nigerians to massively reject the long-expected PIB as it has failed to address fundamental issues. Rather the organisations said that the outcome of PIB was mischievous and would compound the problems of the communities, just as it would create another avenue to make the rich even richer while the suffering communities continue to languish in difficulty and poverty. The coalition group said the PIB “failed to properly address the lingering issues of the oil and gas host communities” submitting that the recent position on critical issues is a far cry from the yearnings of oil and gas host communities. “The current version of the Petroleum Industry Bill failed to address community, ec...

Nigerian asks resident doctors, health workers to withdraw strike notices

The Federal Government has directed the National Association of Resident Doctors and the Joint Health Sector Unions to withdraw their strike notices immediately. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said this at a news conference in Abuja on Friday. Ngige was addressing newsmen at the end of a meeting with the Presidential Committee on Salaries, relevant Federal Government stakeholders and health sector professional associations and trade unions. He said that the Federal Government was recently issued notice of trade disputes by NARD and JOHESU. “I told them to withdraw because it is arm-twisting. It is not allowed in International Labour Organisation Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiation. So, we expect them to withdraw those notices they gave. “JOHESU gave 15-day ulti...

NCDC: Confirmed case of Delta variant of coronavirus detected in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Thursday, said it had detected a confirmed case with the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, also known as lineage B.1.617.2. The variant was detected in a traveller to Nigeria following the routine travel test required of all international travelers and genomic sequencing at the NCDC National Reference Laboratory, Abuja. The Delta variant is recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a variant of concern, given its increased transmissibility. Facts indicated that the variant has been detected in over 90 countries and is expected to spread to more countries. The variant has also been linked to a surge in cases in countries where it is the dominant strain in circulation. According to NCDC, “there are ongoing studies to understand the impact ...

Exodus Drummer Tom Hunting to Undergo Total Gastrectomy in Cancer Battle

Exodus drummer Tom Hunting will undergo a total gastrectomy amid his battle with stomach cancer. The band has launched an auction to help raise funds for his medical bills. Hunting began treatment for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the stomach less than five months ago. A total gastrectomy — the full removal of the stomach — is typically done if the cancer has spread widely in the stomach or toward the esophagus, according to Cancer.org. Hunting offered a touching update on his condition — stating his treatments are working — and the upcoming procedure in a post via bandmate Gary Holt’s Instagram page: “Hey Y’all, I wanted to check in and thank everyone SOOOOOO much for the love and support! I see all the awesome events and things people are putting together out there to help me in this ...