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Science Daily – United States

Diamonds that deliver

Cutting-edge research and development can help solve some of the challenges associated with drug delivery, say researchers.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 3:23 am

Alzheimer’s drug prescribed off-label could pose risk for some

Donepezil, a medication that is approved to treat people with Alzheimer’s disease, should not be prescribed for people with mild cognitive impairment without a genetic test. Researchers discovered that for people who carry a specific genetic variation — the K-variant of butyrylcholinesterase, or BChE-K — donezpezil could accelerate cognitive decline.

Posted on 25 February 2017 @ 3:21 pm

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study

New research suggests that lesser-known gut-health promoters called prebiotics — which serve as food for good bacteria inside the gut — can also have an impact, improving sleep and buffering the physiological impacts of stress.

Posted on 25 February 2017 @ 3:21 pm

Antibiotics used to treat cystic fibrosis increases risk of permanent hearing loss

A powerful class of antibiotics provides life-saving relief for people with cystic fibrosis; however, a new study for the first time reveals the levels at which high cumulative dosages over time significantly increases the risk of permanent hearing loss in these patients. The study suggests physicians who treat patients with cystic fibrosis may be able to consider alternative strategies for treating the symptoms of respiratory infections associated with CF.

Posted on 25 February 2017 @ 3:21 pm

Diving deep into the dolphin genome could benefit human health

A new database of bottlenose dolphin DNA and associated proteins just completed could possibly aid in dolphin care and research of human medical problems such as stroke and kidney failure.

Posted on 25 February 2017 @ 3:21 pm

Never too late: Reaping the benefits of exercise in early postmenopause

Women recently postmenopause have similar or improved benefits from physical activity, in terms of muscle and blood vessel function, as those premenopause. Therefore, early postmenopause might be a time when women can gain increased benefit from physical activity to oppose negative effects of oestrogen loss and aging.

Posted on 25 February 2017 @ 3:21 pm

Novel ‘barcode’ tracking of T cells in immunotherapy patients identifies likely cancer-killers

A new discovery makes an important step in identifying which specific T cells within the diverse army of a person’s immune system are best suited to fight cancer.

Posted on 24 February 2017 @ 9:06 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

Parents of trans teenagers going private to beat waiting lists

Delays in treatment are forcing transgender patients to get help from private doctors.

Posted on 26 February 2017 @ 8:42 am

Maps reveal schizophrenia ‘hotspots’ in England

A study of GP prescriptions reveals patterns of the mental illness in England.

Posted on 25 February 2017 @ 1:17 am

Straight women have fewest orgasms

US study explores “orgasm gap” between genders and different sexual orientations.

Posted on 24 February 2017 @ 2:10 pm

Fasting diet ‘regenerates diabetic pancreas’

Restoring the pancreas through diet could be “immensely” beneficial, doctors say.

Posted on 24 February 2017 @ 12:11 pm

Cheshire woman pregnant with late husband’s baby

Sarah Beattie lost her husband to cancer but is now expecting his child after IVF treatment success.

Posted on 23 February 2017 @ 8:55 pm

Fruit and veg: For a longer life eat 10-a-day

More fruit and veg might prevent nearly eight million premature deaths each year, researchers say.

Posted on 23 February 2017 @ 4:23 pm

Canadian researchers set to study cannabis oil

A Canadian hospital will study the effects cannabis oil on a severe form of epilepsy

Posted on 23 February 2017 @ 2:23 am

Yahoo – United States

White House rips Trump health pick over stock deal

White House rips Trump health pick over stock dealOutgoing White House press secretary Josh Earnest tore into President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for health and human services secretary, Georgia Rep. Tom Price, amid a report that the Republican congressman bought stock in a medical company, then introduced legislation that would have directly benefited the company. “This is a very narrow, specific company that dealt with implants — hip and knee — and the legislation specifically affects implants.


Posted on 17 January 2017 @ 7:46 pm

Being denied an abortion more harmful to a woman’s mental health than having one: Study

Being denied an abortion more harmful to a woman’s mental health than having one: StudyPlanned Parenthood supporters rally for women’s access to reproductive health care on “National Pink Out Day” at Los Angeles City Hall. Brittany Sherwood was only 15 when she had an abortion after becoming pregnant the first time she ever engaged in sex. “Looking back, I’m proud of myself for having the insight to know that I would never be able to give up the child for adoption following a pregnancy and birth,” said Sherwood, who is now a mental health nurse practitioner in southern Florida.


Posted on 14 December 2016 @ 5:19 pm

Illegal midwives and border babies: The determined fight for home birth in Alabama

Illegal midwives and border babies: The determined fight for home birth in AlabamaAshley Loper, 27, is in the throes of labor.


Posted on 14 December 2016 @ 12:39 am

‘What Kind of Mother Is 8 Months Pregnant and Wants an Abortion?’

‘What Kind of Mother Is 8 Months Pregnant and Wants an Abortion?’Kate, already mom to one daughter,  terminated her second pregnancy at 36 weeks. She named the daughter she lost Rose. (Photo: Rosanna U/Getty Images)


Posted on 20 October 2016 @ 2:15 pm

New Trump ad attacks Clinton's health

New Trump ad attacks Clinton's healthDonald Trump tweeted on Tuesday that “the shackles have been taken off” his campaign — a thinly veiled threat suggesting that the final 28 days of the presidential race will be filled with personal attacks. Hillary Clinton failed every single time as secretary of state. The 30-second spot, titled “Dangerous,” then cuts to clips of Clinton coughing on the stump and being helped up the stairs and into her van.


Posted on 11 October 2016 @ 6:27 pm

Dr. Oz on Trump interview: ’I’m not going to ask him questions he doesn’t want to have answered’

Dr. Oz on Trump interview: ’I’m not going to ask him questions he doesn’t want to have answered’Trump will appear on “The Dr. Oz Show” on Thursday. When Donald Trump appears on “The Dr. Oz Show” on Thursday, the Republican nominee will reveal “his own personal health regimen,” according to a press release. Just don’t expect him to reveal the results of his recent physical — and don’t expect any probing from Dr. Mehmet Oz, the show’s host.


Posted on 14 September 2016 @ 2:10 pm

Trump on Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis: ‘I hope she gets well soon’

Trump on Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis: ‘I hope she gets well soon’Donald Trump declined to attack Hillary Clinton’s health, a day after the Democratic nominee’s campaign revealed that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia. “I hope she gets well soon,” the Republican nominee said on “Fox & Friends” Monday. Clinton abruptly left a 9/11 memorial service in Lower Manhattan on Sunday, and a video taken by an onlooker appeared to show Clinton wobbling as she was helped into her van.


Posted on 12 September 2016 @ 1:47 pm

Time – United States

SpaceX Delivery Successfully Arrives at International Space Station Despite Delay

The SpaceX Dragon cargo ship was loaded with 5,500 pounds of supplies

Posted on 23 February 2017 @ 4:03 pm

NASA Announces a Single Star Is Home to At Least 7 Earthlike Planets

It may host our best hope for life in space

Posted on 22 February 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Watch Live: NASA Makes a Major Announcement About a New Space Discovery

It plans to unveil new findings on exoplanets

Posted on 22 February 2017 @ 3:20 pm

Navigation Error Forces SpaceX to Delay Space Station Shipment

The Dragon was less than a mile from the International Space Station

Posted on 22 February 2017 @ 12:20 pm

A Group of NASA Scientists Is Trying to Make Pluto a Planet Again

The group wants to redefine what constitutes as a planet

Posted on 21 February 2017 @ 7:04 pm

SpaceX Has Postponed Its Latest Launch

The next launch attempt could come as early as Sunday morning

Posted on 18 February 2017 @ 3:43 pm

Watch Live: SpaceX Launches a Rocket to the International Space Station

The mission will provide astronauts on the space station with fresh supplies

Posted on 18 February 2017 @ 1:51 pm

Mayo Clinic – United States

Bone and joint problems associated with diabetes

Posted on 24 March 2017 @ 12:00 am

Germs: Understand and protect against bacteria, viruses and infection

Posted on 7 March 2017 @ 12:00 am

Family planning: Get the facts about pregnancy spacing

Posted on 25 February 2017 @ 12:00 am

Healthy breakfast: Quick, flexible options

Posted on 25 February 2017 @ 12:00 am

Bleeding during pregnancy

Posted on 25 February 2017 @ 12:00 am

Intensive insulin therapy: Tight blood sugar control

Posted on 25 February 2017 @ 12:00 am

Burn safety: Protect your child from burns

Posted on 25 February 2017 @ 12:00 am


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