A new study conducted on 300 patients has found that Chemotherapy could do more harm that good for end-stage cancer patients. The analysis found that for many patients with advanced cancer, chemotherapy could be linked with worse quality of life. The effectiveness of chemotherapy for advanced stage cancer patients has been questioned earlier as well.
Experts think that it will take time before robots are developed that can think like humans. Scientists think that one of the main steps towards artificial intelligence is self-awareness.
Researchers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute AI and Reasoning Lab in New York updated the 'wise men puzzle' and posed the problem on three robots and one of them was able to clear the test.
Two substitute chemicals for DEHP in plastic have been found to have same negative effects on health what they replaced had. The chemicals DINP and DIDP (di-isononyl and di-isodecyl, respectively) were used to replace DEHP in plastic products nearly a decade ago after it was learnt that the latter was linked to hypertension.
Two new studies have claimed that two chemicals used by plastics manufacturers in their products after eliminating DEHP about a decade ago over health concerns have the same negative health effects as the latter. The two DEHP substitutes -- DINP and DIDP -- have been found by the two studies having association with insulin resistance and high blood pressure.