Science Daily - United States

How can I tell if they’re lying?

Sarcasm, white lies and teasing can be difficult to identify for those with certain disorders. For those who suffer from diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, or neurodevelopmental conditions such as Autism spectrum disorder, identifying white lies may be even harder. But new video inventory may help, say researchers.

Posted on 27 November 2015 @ 3:26 pm

Cognitive behavior therapy can help overcome fear of the dentist

Cognitive behavioral therapy could help many people with a dental phobia overcome their fear of visiting the dentist and enable them to receive dental treatment without the need to be sedated, according to a new study.

Posted on 27 November 2015 @ 3:23 pm

White matter damage caused by ‘skunk-like’ cannabis, study shows

Smoking high potency ‘skunk-like’ cannabis can damage a crucial part of the brain responsible for communication between the two brain hemispheres, according to a new study.

Posted on 27 November 2015 @ 3:23 pm

Personally tailored diabetes care reduces mortality in women, but not men, study suggests

A follow-up study to assess the effects of personally tailored diabetes care in general practice has revealed that such care reduces mortality (both all-cause and diabetes-related), in women, but not men.

Posted on 27 November 2015 @ 3:23 pm

Even the elderly can recover from a severe traumatic brain injury

Even patients over the age of 75 may recover from severe traumatic brain injury, suggests new research. This is the first study to describe the results of surgically treated elderly patients with acute subdural hematomas.

Posted on 27 November 2015 @ 3:19 pm

Functional human liver cells grown in the lab

A new technique for growing human hepatocytes in the laboratory has now been described by a team of researchers. This groundbreaking development could help advance a variety of liver-related research and applications, from studying drug toxicity to creating bio-artificial liver support for patients awaiting transplantations.

Posted on 26 November 2015 @ 3:43 pm

Molecular trigger for cerebral cavernous malformation identified

Researchers in Italy, Germany and the United States have identified a regulatory protein crucial for the development of cerebral cavernous malformation — a severe and incurable disease mainly affecting the brain microvasculature. The results show that the KLF4 protein plays a central role in the development of CCM lesions.

Posted on 26 November 2015 @ 3:43 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

Brazil links fever to birth defects

The Brazilian health ministry confirms a link between a mosquito-borne virus from Africa, Zika Fever, and a high incidence of birth defects.

Posted on 29 November 2015 @ 3:45 am

3D printing aids life-saving surgery

A 3D-printed model of the blood vessels inside a woman’s brain has helped surgeons practise life-saving surgery.

Posted on 24 November 2015 @ 1:33 pm

New Ebola death after Liberia all-clear

A 15-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Liberia less than three months after the country was declared free of the virus, health officials tell the BBC.

Posted on 24 November 2015 @ 12:50 pm

Midwife trying to save women from FGM

The midwife trying to save others from FGM

Posted on 24 November 2015 @ 8:53 am

NHS to get above-inflation cash boost

Front-line NHS services in England will get a £3.8bn, above-inflation cash injection next year, amid mounting fears about the pressures they face.

Posted on 24 November 2015 @ 2:22 am

Mutant mosquitoes ‘resist malaria’

Scientists say they have bred a genetically modified mosquito that can resist malaria infection.

Posted on 24 November 2015 @ 1:41 am

Ebola global response was ‘too slow’

A slow international response and a failure of leadership were to blame for the West African Ebola epidemic, says a panel of global health experts.

Posted on 23 November 2015 @ 8:31 am

Yahoo - United States

Stay-at-home mom, Iraq war veteran named as Colorado clinic fatalities

The Colorado Springs Police Department named the two civilians as Jennifer Markovsky, 35, and Ke’Arre Marcell Stewart, 29, though it said the identifications were preliminary pending completion of the autopsies. Also killed in the shooting was Garrett Swasey, 44, a campus police officer for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Posted on 30 November 2015 @ 12:20 am

Planned Parenthood says Colorado shooter opposed abortion

A view of the damage to the entrance of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado SpringsBy Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) – Planned Parenthood said on Sunday that news reports that the gunman who attacked its Colorado health clinic had uttered "no more baby parts" during his arrest showed the suspect was motivated by an anti-abortion agenda. The remark attributed to suspect Robert Lewis Dear was an apparent reference to Planned Parenthood's abortion activities and its role in delivering fetal tissue to medical researchers, a hot-button issue in the 2016 race for the presidency. "We now know the man responsible for the tragic shooting at PP's health center in Colorado was motivated by opposition to safe and legal abortion," the organization said on Twitter.

Posted on 30 November 2015 @ 12:19 am

Planned Parenthood to reassess security after Colorado attack

Now some affiliates of the reproductive health organization say they will scrutinize their security measures even further after a gunman’s deadly attack on one of the nonprofit’s clinics in Colorado on Friday. “We don’t want to militarize our health centers,” said Stephanie Kight, chief executive officer for Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio. Three people were killed and nine injured when a gunman, identified by police as Robert Lewis Dear, 57, opened fire on Friday at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.

Posted on 30 November 2015 @ 12:19 am

Stay-at-home mother identified as Colorado clinic fatality

Another of the three people killed in last week’s rampage at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic was identified on Sunday as Jennifer Markovsky, a stay-at-home mother of two young children. Julia Miller, a sister-in-law who lives in California, said in a phone interview that Markovsky was at the clinic to be with a friend. Colorado Springs police have said they would name the two deceased civilians after autopsies were completed, likely on Monday.

Posted on 29 November 2015 @ 10:52 pm

Costly ‘cleaner’ coal fights for space in emissions debate

By Krishna N. Das, Tommy Wilkes and Yuka Obayashi NEW DELHI/TOKYO (Reuters) – The global coal industry is trumpeting “cleaner coal” technology to fight bubbling competition from renewable energy, but the high costs of greener plants are proving a major obstacle in selling them to power-hungry countries such as India. The challenges are highlighted by the experience of Japan – despite a concerted push by Tokyo to take a lead in exporting the technology, only 7 percent of the power stations built or planned since 2010 with funds from Tokyo’s export credit agency were of the most energy-efficient type, according to data from a group of NGOs.

Posted on 29 November 2015 @ 9:20 pm

Norway mulls using heroin to prevent deadly overdoses

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, Norwegian heroin addict, Kim Arnetvedt, a member of the campaign group Association for a Humane Drug Policy, stands on a corner in Bergen, Norway. With a recent change in local government in Bergen and in the capital, Oslo, there is an appetite to use radical policies to curb the alarming number of Norwegians who die from heroin overdoses each year. Alongside traditional replacement therapies, such as methadone, the new left-wing local leaders want to use a medical form of injectable heroin to treat the most at-risk users. The official goal is to wean them off the drug entirely, but even the most ardent supporters admit the most achievable target is to bring them within a safer environment, while helping to tackle the crime associated with heavy drug use. “We can’t go on criminalizing our drug users. We need the trust between us and the health professionals,” said Arnetvedt. (AP Photo/Mark Lewis)BERGEN, Norway (AP) — The pale, zombie-like addicts staggering through concrete underpasses make an unlikely scene in wealthy Norway's picturesque second city. As a gateway to the fjords which zigzag the oil-rich nation's long coastline, Bergen is the last stop on a global drug route that gives it one of the worst heroin problems in Europe.

Posted on 29 November 2015 @ 5:26 pm

Roche pulls out of ‘superbug’ antibiotic project

Swiss drugmaker Roche's logo is seen at their headquarters in Basel, SwitzerlandSwiss drugmaker Roche Holding has dropped out of a high-profile project to develop an antibiotic for treating "superbug" infections, the company said on Sunday. Roche had agreed in 2013 to pay privately held partner Polyphor up to 500 million Swiss francs ($485.3 million) for rights to the product, marking a rare foray by a major pharmaceuticals company into the battle against superbug infections in hospitals. "Roche has decided to discontinue its involvement in the clinical development of the investigational antibiotic RG7929/POL7080 for the treatment of patients with severe Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections and will return the asset to Polyphor," a company spokesman said by email when asked about a report to this effect by the NZZ am Sonntag newspaper.

Posted on 29 November 2015 @ 4:03 pm

Time - United States

What to Know About the Paris Climate Change Conference

Over 40,000 people are meeting in Paris for a historic conference on climate change

Posted on 29 November 2015 @ 7:45 pm

Leaders Pledge Billions of Dollars to Boost Clean Energy Technology

“It’s quite a big deal”

Posted on 29 November 2015 @ 7:24 pm

Experts 90% Sure There Is Hidden Chamber in King Tut’s Tomb

The new region of tomb could hold the remains of Queen Nefertiti

Posted on 28 November 2015 @ 7:40 pm

2015 Is the Hottest Year Ever, Says the U.N.’s Weather Agency

The report comes just before world leaders assemble in Paris to negotiate on climate change

Posted on 26 November 2015 @ 2:54 am

Watch How Astronauts Make Thanksgiving Dinner in Space

Be thankful you’re eating on Earth

Posted on 25 November 2015 @ 9:17 pm

Reusable Rocket Booster Returns Safely to Earth In a Space Flight First

The feat could drastically lower the cost of space travel

Posted on 25 November 2015 @ 10:07 am

Obama is About to Give Private Space Companies a Big Break

The President is expected to sign a bill that would make the nascent commercial space industry exempt from regulation until 2023

Posted on 25 November 2015 @ 5:35 am

Mayo Clinic - United States

Fitness: Tips for staying motivated

Posted on 27 November 2015 @ 12:00 am

Prednisone and other corticosteroids

Posted on 26 November 2015 @ 12:00 am

Alzheimer’s stages: How the disease progresses

Alzheimer’s disease can last more than a decade. See what types of behaviors are common in each of the stages as the disease progresses.

Posted on 24 November 2015 @ 12:00 am

Aging: What to expect

Posted on 24 November 2015 @ 12:00 am

Breast cancer prevention: How to reduce your risk

Posted on 12 November 2015 @ 12:00 am

High blood pressure and sex: Overcome the challenges

Posted on 11 November 2015 @ 12:00 am

Mindfulness exercises

Posted on 10 November 2015 @ 12:00 am

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