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Science Daily - United States

Study of ‘senior citizen’ marine snails uncovered how nerve cells fail during learning

A new research study on marine snails uncovered the first cells in the nervous system to fail during aging. The researchers’ findings are important to better understanding the underlying mechanisms of age-related memory loss in humans.

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 1:57 am

Researchers design first artificial ribosome

Researchers have engineered a tethered ribosome that works nearly as well as the authentic cellular component, or organelle, that produces all the proteins and enzymes within the cell. The engineered ribosome may enable the production of new drugs and next-generation biomaterials and lead to a better understanding of how ribosomes function.

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 1:57 am

Can we restart the heart?

What if you could use the proliferative and survival properties of cancer-prone cells to rejuvenate cardiac progenitor cells and get them dividing again, without forming tumors? Researchers are exploring the results of taking an enzyme, Pim, known to be associated with growth and survival of certain types of cancer cells, and causing it to be overexpressed in cardiac progenitor cells in mice.

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 1:57 am

Prostate cancer is five different diseases, experts say

Scientists have, for the first time, identified that there are five distinct types of prostate cancer and have found a way to distinguish between them, according to a landmark study.

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 1:56 am

Targeted therapy shows effectiveness against a subtype of the brain tumor medulloblastoma

A subset of medulloblastoma tumors briefly stopped growing or disappeared entirely during treatment with vismodegib, researchers report after a trial with both adults and children.

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 7:52 pm

New research opens the door for treatment of relapsing bacterial infections

A new discovery could put people with relapsing urinary tract infections (UTIs) on the fast track for a new therapeutic regimen. An estimated 150 million UTIs occur each year worldwide, accounting for $6 billion in healthcare costs, according to the American Urological Association.

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 7:52 pm

State immunization laws should eliminate non-medical exemptions, say internists

Support for eliminating existing exemptions, except for medical reasons, from immunization laws was among the policy recommendations adopted at the summer meeting of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians.

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 7:52 pm


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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

Prostate cancer: Five types ‘found’

Scientists identify five types of prostate cancer, each with a distinct genetic signature.

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 11:37 pm

VIDEO: Boy, 8, has double hand transplant

An eight-year-old boy in America becomes the youngest recipient of a double hand transplant.

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 6:42 am

Ebola: ‘Isn’t that over yet?’

Ebola deaths have fallen in West Africa – but that doesn’t mean that the hard work is done

Posted on 28 July 2015 @ 11:49 pm

South Korea declares ‘end’ to Mers

South Korea’s PM Hwang Kyo-ahn declares a “de facto end” to the Mers virus outbreak, after no new infections are reported for 23 days.

Posted on 28 July 2015 @ 3:58 am

How speaking up can save lives

How speaking out can save lives

Posted on 26 July 2015 @ 2:31 am

VIDEO: The dangerous health legacy of war

Childhood vaccinations missed due to the conflict in Bosnia has now led to a huge rise in the numbers of measles cases.

Posted on 25 July 2015 @ 11:06 pm

VIDEO: How and why a mosquito bites you

Malarial mosquitoes are posing a new threat – they have started biting during the day in some parts of Africa

Posted on 24 July 2015 @ 7:28 am

Yahoo - United States

Clarkson and ‘Top Gear’ presenters sign with Amazon for new car show

British television presenter Clarkson returns to his home in west LondonSacked BBC "Top Gear," host Jeremy Clarkson has signed a deal with Amazon to present a new motoring show alongside his former co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May. Clarkson was fired from the BBC for physically attacking a member of Top Gear's production staff in March. Amazon said the new show, to be overseen by the trio’s long time executive producer Andy Wilman, will be available on its subscription streaming service Amazon Prime next year and run for three seasons. Clarkson, 55, was replaced as lead presenter of the globally popular Top Gear show – aired in more than 200 countries and watched by 350 million viewers worldwide – by television presenter and DJ Chris Evans.


Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 11:57 am

NYC health department investigates Legionnaire’s outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in the South Bronx.

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 11:51 am

Penn West Petroleum cuts 2015 budget for the second time

(Reuters) – Canadian oil producer Penn West Petroleum Ltd cut its 2015 capital budget for the second time as it looks to contain costs amid a steep fall in crude oil prices. The company also reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss, helped by a 21 percent fall in total expenses. Penn West cut its capital budget to C$575 million ($443 million) from C$625 million on Thursday, after lowering its price assumption for Canadian crude oil to C$60 from C$65.

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 11:38 am

Graphic of Coke’s harmful health effects goes viral

Americans may finally be cutting back on soda consumtion.Nearly two months after a pharmacist created a graphic timeline portraying the process of drinking Coke and the resulting ill effects on the body within one hour, the graphic has gone viral.


Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 11:21 am

The Biggest Health Fear Women Have In Their 50s

The Biggest Health Fear Women Have In Their 50sHealth complaints change over the decades. What worries us at 25 is very different than our concerns at 40. We asked the HuffPost Lifestyle Facebook community to tell us what they worried about most and then conferred with experts. Here's what we learned. (Find all ages here.)We asked: What is your biggest health worry?You…


Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 11:00 am

Health insurer Cigna’s profit rises as it adds more members

Cigna CEO David Cordani is interviewed at Reuters Health Summit 2014 in Washington(Reuters) – Health insurer Cigna Corp, which agreed to be bought by Anthem Inc for $47 billion this month, reported a 2.6 percent rise in quarterly profit as it added more members in its commercial and government businesses.


Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 10:25 am

Climate pressures lead to rise in ‘new-age orphans’ in India’s delta

By Aditya Ghosh SANDESHKHALI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Eleven-year old Srijita Bhangi sits in the waiting room of the jetty boat that connects her island home in Khulna to the mainland Sundarbans, near India’s border with Bangladesh.

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 10:23 am

Time - United States

Bill Clinton to Appear on StarTalk Season 2 Premiere

The former president will appear alongside show host Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 9:46 pm

Mysterious Red Lines Spotted on Saturn’s Moon

Scientists aren’t sure what they are

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 9:19 pm

Researchers Have Discovered What Made T. Rex Teeth So Deadly

The jagged teeth of Theropods, a classification of mostly flesh-eating dinosaurs, were useful for grasping and tearing at prey

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 8:45 pm

U.S. Government Investigating Death of Cecil the Lion

The Department of Justice hasn’t said whether they’ve received an extradition request

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 7:55 pm

Why Big Game Hunters Believe They’re the Real Conservationists

Many animal conservationists don’t agree, especially in the wake of Cecil the Lion’s death

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 6:37 pm

The Sadly Familiar Reason NASA Was Created

The act that created the space agency was signed on July 29, 1958

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 4:00 pm

PETA Wants Lion-Hunting Dentist Killed

“He needs to be extradited, charged, and, preferably, hanged”

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 2:54 pm

Mayo Clinic - United States

Episiotomy: When it’s needed, when it’s not

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 12:00 am

Breast-feeding and medications: What’s safe?

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 12:00 am

Prenatal care: 3rd trimester visits

Posted on 30 July 2015 @ 12:00 am

Thumb sucking: Help your child break the habit

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 12:00 am

Teen texting: Help your teen avoid the risks

Posted on 29 July 2015 @ 12:00 am

Alzheimer’s: Smoothing the transition on moving day

Posted on 28 July 2015 @ 12:00 am

Temper tantrums in toddlers: How to keep the peace

Posted on 28 July 2015 @ 12:00 am


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