Science Daily – United States

Using virtual users to develop accessible ICT-based applications

In a new report, researchers report the development of a set of parametric cognitive virtual models of users with disabilities that can be used to simulate the user interaction with Information and communications technology (ICT) applications. This simulation will allow researchers to develop more efficient and accessible ICT applications for people with functional limitations and disabilities.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 1:10 pm

New model of T cell activation

Biologists show that cholesterol prevents an immune response, even when no antigen is present. T cell receptors are an important part of the human immune system. They are able to switch their conformation from an inactive to an active state spontaneously without any antigens present. Cholesterol binds and stabilizes inactive receptors, giving it a decisive role in the activation of a T cell, the study shows.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 1:10 pm

Rapid bone growth and underwater breathing: Putting the science of Harry Potter’s universe to the test

In the world of Harry Potter the young wizard undergoes two magical biological transformations: eating Gillyweed to grow gills in order to breathe underwater and drinking Skele-Gro to repair broken bones. Students have put these arcane medical practices to the test — and have concluded that a little magic might indeed be required in both situations to make them scientifically feasible.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 1:09 pm

Predicting the spread of the Zika virus

A new tool predicts the risk of Zika virus importation and local transmission for 189 countries.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 1:09 pm

Vitamin nicotinamide riboside protects mice from diabetes complications

A naturally occurring vitamin, nicotinamide riboside, can improve metabolic symptoms and prevent peripheral nerve damage in mouse models of diabetes, according to a new study.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 1:06 pm

Restoring chemotherapy sensitivity by boosting microRNA levels

By increasing the level of a specific microRNA (miRNA) molecule, researchers have for the first time restored chemotherapy sensitivity in vitro to a line of human pancreatic cancer cells that had developed resistance to a common treatment drug.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 1:06 pm

Study finds that protein puts the brakes on melanin

Skin, eye and hair pigmentation requires a delicate balance of acidity within the cellular compartments where melanin is made — that balance is partly regulated, scientists now know, by a protein called TPC2.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 1:06 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

Dr Heimlich saves choking woman

The 96-year-old man behind the Heimlich manoeuvre has used the technique to save a woman choking at his retirement home.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 3:08 pm

Scots Ebola nurse ‘may never run again’

The Scottish nurse who survived Ebola says she has been left with permanent weakness in her leg and will probably never run again.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 10:22 am

Infections resist ‘last antibiotic’ in US

The first case of an infection that can resist the antibiotic of last resort – colistin – has been detected in the US.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 10:05 am

Teen cancer death rate causes alarm

Too many teenagers and young adults are dying of some types of cancer, a Europe-wide report warns.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 2:24 am

Why I wrote about my wife’s miscarriage

A husband’s online account of fertility problems strikes a chord

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 12:02 am

Zika: Africa ‘reasonably well prepared’

Africa braces for Zika virus

Posted on 25 May 2016 @ 12:19 pm

Zika may cause baby eye problems

Scientists studying the Zika outbreak in Brazil are becoming increasingly concerned the virus may cause eye damage in babies.

Posted on 25 May 2016 @ 10:12 am

Yahoo – United States

What My 7-Year-Old Taught Me About Self-Love

What My 7-Year-Old Taught Me About Self-LoveI am sitting here writing at 6:32 AM drinking my coffee and reflecting on how I became the successful, happy, fulfilled woman I am today.For a health coach who is so adamant about what she puts into her body, you might think I have always been this wonderfully healthy and happy person. You might also think I have it all together. The fact of…

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 3:40 pm

G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits U.S.

Colonies of E. coli bacteria are seen in a microscopic image courtesy of the CDCBy Kylie MacLellan and Ben Hirschler ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) – Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic. U.S. scientists said the infection in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman "heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant bacteria" because it could not be controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic reserved for "nightmare" bugs. In Japan, British Prime Minister David Cameron said leading countries needed to tackle resistance by reducing the use of antibiotics and rewarding drug companies for developing new medicines.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 3:39 pm

NIH experts question fed study linking cell phones to tumors

WASHINGTON (AP) — National Institutes of Health expert reviewers are finding flaws in the agency’s new study that connects heavy cell phone radiation to a slight increase in brain tumors in male rats.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 3:31 pm

GSK gets EU approval for first gene therapy for children

The GlaxoSmithKline building in Hounslow, west LondonThe world's first life-saving gene therapy for children, developed by GlaxoSmithKline and Italian scientists, was approved for sale in Europe on Friday, in a step forward for the pioneering technology to fix faulty genes. Called Strimvelis, it is designed for a tiny number of children with ADA Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (ADA-SCID). Strimvelis is the second gene therapy to be approved in Europe, after UniQure's Glybera, which treats a rare adult blood disorder.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 3:15 pm

Dr. Heimlich, 96, saves choking woman with namesake maneuver

Heimlich, who in multiple national television appearances had demonstrated the “Heimlich Maneuver” to dislodge food from an airway, had never employed it in an emergency, said spokesman Ken Paley. “After three compressions, this piece of meat came out, and she just started breathing, her whole face changed,” Heimlich said in a video interview shared by Paley, vice president of marketing for Episcopal Retirement Services, which operates Deupree House.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 3:14 pm

Thai queen undergoes medical tests, palace says in rare statement

Thailand's Queen Sirikit sits in a vehicle as she leaves Siriraj Hospital in BangkokThailand's 83-year-old Queen Sirikit has undergone medical tests and has "insufficient blood in the brain", the Royal Household Bureau said in a rare statement on her health on Friday. In a second statement late in the day, the palace said Queen Sirikit's medical tests were completed and yielded "satisfactory results". Queen Sirikit, who has seldom been seen in public in recent years, went for a health check on Wednesday, it said.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 2:53 pm

Ways Lifting Weights Will Change Your Life

Ways Lifting Weights Will Change Your LifeKnowing that you are responsible for the results and you did it on your own is one of the perks of lifting weights.Click Here to see the Complete List of Ways Lifting Weights Will Change Your LifeOther than the obvious fact that lifting weights will increase your muscle strength and endurance, it also has numerous side effects that will change…

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 2:23 pm

Time – United States

Donald Trump Promises to Cut Regulation on ‘Phony’ Environmental Issues

“Political activists with extreme agendas will no longer write the rules”

Posted on 26 May 2016 @ 9:01 pm

Will Congress’s Chemical Safety Reform Protect Us? It Depends

Americans are surrounded by tens of thousands of chemicals that haven’t been fully tested for safety

Posted on 26 May 2016 @ 2:09 pm

Nile Crocodiles Found in Florida

The reptiles have been known to attack humans

Posted on 24 May 2016 @ 6:17 pm

El Niño Is Over. Here’s What Comes Next

The “Godzilla” El Niño began last fall

Posted on 24 May 2016 @ 4:35 pm

Largest U.S. Water Reservoir Shrinks to Record Low Amid Major Drought

The lake is currently at 37% of capacity

Posted on 23 May 2016 @ 7:24 pm

India Just Launched Its First Spacecraft

The launch was with a scale model of a reusable spacecraft

Posted on 23 May 2016 @ 2:55 pm

See 17 Animals on the Verge of Going Extinct

Species of gorilla and rhinoceros are among the most vulnerable on this year’s Endangered Species Day

Posted on 20 May 2016 @ 1:37 pm

Mayo Clinic – United States

Guide to types of weight-loss surgery

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 12:00 am

Antidepressants for children and teens

Antidepressants have warnings about suicidal thinking, but they may also provide the most effective treatment for your child’s depression. These facts can help guide your decision.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 12:00 am

Herbal supplements may not mix with heart medicines

Posted on 26 May 2016 @ 12:00 am

Erectile dysfunction: Nonoral treatments

Posted on 26 May 2016 @ 12:00 am

Fitness tips for menopause: Why fitness counts

Want to prevent weight gain and promote good health as you get older? Follow these fitness tips for menopause.

Posted on 25 May 2016 @ 12:00 am

Alzheimer’s: When to stop driving

A person who has Alzheimer’s may be hazardous on the road. Know how to keep your loved one safe.

Posted on 25 May 2016 @ 12:00 am

Best sunscreen: Understand sunscreen options

Sunscreen is an essential part of any sun protection plan. Here’s what you need to know.

Posted on 18 May 2016 @ 12:00 am

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