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Science Daily – United States

Sports success not necessarily related to specialization

Specializing in one sport early in a child’s athletic career is often touted as a way to gain that elusive college scholarship or even go on to the pros. However, researchers say ‘not so fast.’

Posted on 23 July 2017 @ 2:58 pm

Patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears may have surgical option

The arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) surgical technique can offer patients with irreparable rotator cuff repairs the opportunity to return to sports and jobs that require heavy physical work.

Posted on 22 July 2017 @ 3:52 pm

Patients taking opioids prior to ACL surgery more likely to be on pain medications longer

More than 130,000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgeries take place each year with the majority of patients not requiring pain medication after three months post-operatively. However, researchers have found that those patients who were filling opioid prescriptions prior to surgery were 10 times more likely to be filling prescriptions five months after surgery.

Posted on 22 July 2017 @ 3:52 pm

New insight into genetic basis of neuropsychiatric disorders

New insight into the genetic basis of neuropsychiatric disorders has been provided through new study. In this research, the first mouse model of a mutation in the ARID1B gene was created and then used to show that growth hormone treatments reverse some manifestations of the mutation.

Posted on 21 July 2017 @ 8:40 pm

High-fat diet in pregnancy can cause mental health problems in offspring

A high-fat diet during pregnancy alters the development of the brain and endocrine system of offspring, new research in an animal model suggests. The new study links an unhealthy diet during pregnancy to mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression in children.

Posted on 21 July 2017 @ 8:40 pm

Rush hour pollution may be more dangerous than you think

Everyone knows that exposure to pollution during rush hour traffic can be hazardous to your health, but it’s even worse than previously thought. In-car measurements of pollutants that cause oxidative stress found exposure levels for drivers to be twice as high as previously believed.

Posted on 21 July 2017 @ 5:53 pm

Good fighters are bad runners

For mice and men, a strength in one area of Darwinian fitness may mean a deficiency in another. A look at Olympic athletes shows that a wrestler is built much differently than a marathoner. It’s long been supposed that strength in fighting, or protecting territory and resources, comes at the expense of running, or spatial mobility. Now an experiment with house mice provides evidence for this theory.

Posted on 21 July 2017 @ 5:19 pm


MSN Health – United States

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Indian Express – India

Anxiety linked to higher risk of stroke

Anxiety disorders are one of the most prevalent mental health problems.

Posted on 20 December 2013 @ 10:38 am

Chewing gum can give kids migraine

Until now there has been little medical research on the relationship between gum chewing and headaches.

Posted on 20 December 2013 @ 10:36 am

New technique to diagnose autism in babies

Barbaro is training medical experts around the globe in the use of her diagnostic method.

Posted on 14 December 2013 @ 9:37 am

HIV may up risk of heart disease

Study shows an association between the presence of HIV virus in the blood and cardiac disease.

Posted on 12 December 2013 @ 10:18 am

Exercising regularly can prevent dementia

No. of people living with dementia worldwide is set to treble and reach 135 million by 2050.

Posted on 10 December 2013 @ 7:52 am

Indian Cancer Congress calls for change in narcotic regulations in India

Narcotic regulations prevents easy access to pain relieving medications to cancer patients.

Posted on 7 December 2013 @ 10:40 am

US warns of problems with Philips heart devices

The recall affects about 700,000 defibrillators sold between 2005 and 2012.

Posted on 4 December 2013 @ 6:08 am

BBC – Great Britain

South African child ‘virtually cured’ of HIV

The nine-year-old has no active HIV in the body after catching the infection at birth.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 8:32 am

Injections ‘next revolution’ in HIV – study

The ”next revolution” in HIV could see daily drugs replaced with just six doses a year, say scientists.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 8:13 am

Eating disorders and me: Steve James’ story

The sports journalist wants more support for men like him who have faced huge battles with eating disorders.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 5:14 am

Hunt for HIV cure turns to cancer drugs

Scientists say new immunotherapy drugs may help researchers “unlock” treatment for the virus.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 3:02 am

‘If skin goes over my trousers, I feel that’s fat’

25-year-old James has been struggling with anorexia for over five years. He shares how the anorexia took over his life and the challenges he faces.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 2:19 am

How the body responds to stress

We analysed how the body responds to stress – by making presenter Jordan Dunbar do a comedy performance.

Posted on 23 July 2017 @ 11:16 pm

Where they see in black, white and grey

Belgian photographer Sanne de Wilde is fascinated by the colourblind residents of Pingelap.

Posted on 23 July 2017 @ 10:11 am

Yahoo – United States

How to Stay Safe in the Heat

How to Stay Safe in the HeatWith summer in full swing, you’re probably outside more than usual. And chances are it feels hot out there, particularly when you’re exerting yourself. Most of the time, your body is quite good a…


Posted on 23 July 2017 @ 11:55 pm

How to Stay Safe in the Heat

How to Stay Safe in the HeatWith summer in full swing, you’re probably outside more than usual. And chances are it feels hot out there, particularly when you’re exerting yourself. Most of the time, your body is quite good a…


Posted on 23 July 2017 @ 11:55 pm

Protect Yourself Against C. Diff Infections

Protect Yourself Against C. Diff InfectionsAntibiotics treat infections, but surprisingly, they can cause them too. In fact, a new study finds that the number of virulent infections linked to the use of antibiotics has skyrocketed. The st…


Posted on 23 July 2017 @ 1:37 pm

Protect Yourself Against C. Diff Infections

Protect Yourself Against C. Diff InfectionsAntibiotics treat infections, but surprisingly, they can cause them too. In fact, a new study finds that the number of virulent infections linked to the use of antibiotics has skyrocketed. The st…


Posted on 23 July 2017 @ 1:37 pm

How to Exercise for Brain Health

How to Exercise for Brain HealthYou have many good reasons to become more physically active: Doing so can boost mood, help maintain a healthy weight, and keep muscles strong. Now a growing body of evidence suggests that workout…


Posted on 23 July 2017 @ 11:00 am

How to Exercise for Brain Health

How to Exercise for Brain HealthYou have many good reasons to become more physically active: Doing so can boost mood, help maintain a healthy weight, and keep muscles strong. Now a growing body of evidence suggests that workout…


Posted on 23 July 2017 @ 11:00 am

Teen with Mysterious Pain Returns

Teen with Mysterious Pain ReturnsCasey was suffering from “psychogenic pain.” Anxiety “flipped on” the pain signals in his brain. “My hopes are for Casey to be back in school and on the baseball team,” Alan told Casey and The Doctors. Alan visits a batting cage with Casey – an activity that once caused him severe pain.


Posted on 21 July 2017 @ 9:20 pm

Time – United States

The Mars Rover ‘Opportunity’ Beamed Back a New Look at the Red Planet

The images show scenes of stark beauty

Posted on 21 July 2017 @ 8:19 pm

‘Countdown’: Apollo 10, a Mission That Almost Ended in Catastrophe

How did this tin can spacecraft survive a near-fatal crisis?

Posted on 20 July 2017 @ 3:58 pm

Turns Out T. Rex Would’ve Broken its Tiny Legs if it Tried to Run

The king of the dinosaurs had a major flaw

Posted on 19 July 2017 @ 2:23 pm

‘Truly Unique:’ Lion Seen Nursing Baby Leopard For The First Time

The first documented instance of such cross-species behavior

Posted on 13 July 2017 @ 10:29 pm

Here’s One Way a Bird Is as Smart as You Are

Only the best brains are capable of making plans

Posted on 13 July 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Neil Armstrong’s Bag of Moon Dust, Worth Millions, Will Be Sold at Auction

(NEW YORK) — Moon dust collected by Neil Armstrong during the first lunar landing was displayed Thursday at a New York auction house. The lunar dust and some tiny rocks the late astronaut collected are zipped up in a small bag and are worth an estimated $2 million to $4 million. They’re just some of…

Posted on 13 July 2017 @ 5:26 pm

The Enormous Ice Sheet That Broke Off of Antarctica Won’t Be the Last to Go

The image of a trillion-ton iceberg floating away from Antarctica has raised new concerns over climate change

Posted on 13 July 2017 @ 3:20 pm

Mayo Clinic – United States

Get the facts about transvaginal mesh complications

Posted on 22 July 2017 @ 12:00 am

Dehydration and youth sports: Curb the risk

Posted on 22 July 2017 @ 12:00 am

Pacifiers: Are they good for your baby?

Posted on 22 July 2017 @ 12:00 am

Treatment-resistant depression

Posted on 21 July 2017 @ 12:00 am

Rheumatoid arthritis: Protect your health with vaccines

Posted on 20 July 2017 @ 12:00 am

Intervention: Help a loved one overcome addiction

Posted on 20 July 2017 @ 12:00 am

Slide show: Exercises to improve your core strength

Posted on 20 July 2017 @ 12:00 am


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