Biking in bed is good for ICU patients, says new McMaster study

A McMaster University study says cycling in bed is safe for patients in an intensive care unit, and can aid in recovery and rehabilitation. Michelle Kho, an assistant professor and physiotherapist at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, led the study of 33 patients. Those patients spent 30 minutes, six days a week “supine cycling,” as early as three days into their …

Four million in Damascus without mains water after springs targeted: U.N.

BEIRUT Four million people in Damascus have been without safe drinking water supplies for more than a week after springs outside the Syrian capital were deliberately targeted, the United Nations said on Thursday. Water supplies from the Wadi Barada and Ain al-Fija springs which serve 70 percent of Damascus and its surroundings had been cut, the …

Amazon patent hints at floating warehouses

Amazon may one day use blimps stocked with drones to get packages to customers even faster. The ecommerce giant was approved for a patent in April for airborne warehouses that use drones to make speedy deliveries. The patent was recently discovered by an analyst at CB Insights. Amazon’s patent contends that such a system would allow …