Science Daily - United States

New bracelet strengthens computer security

In a big step for securing critical information systems, such as medical records in clinical settings, researchers have created a new approach to computer security that authenticates users continuously while they are using a terminal and automatically logs them out when they leave or when someone else steps in to use their terminal.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 3:30 pm

Blood test may help determine who is at risk for psychosis

A blood test, when used in psychiatric patients experiencing symptoms that are considered to be indicators of a high risk for psychosis, identifies those who later went on to develop psychosis, preliminary results of a new study show. “The blood test included a selection of 15 measures of immune and hormonal system imbalances as well as evidence of oxidative stress,” explained a corresponding author of the study.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 3:30 pm

Some concussion education more useful than others, parents say

Many parents whose kids participate in athletics will be asked to sign a waiver about concussion education, but that’s not enough to ensure parents are confident about handling the injury, according to a new poll.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 3:29 pm

How gene expression affects facial expressions

A person’s face is the first thing that others see, and much remains unknown about how it forms — or malforms — during early development. Recently, researchers have begun to unwind these mysteries.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 3:06 pm

Lack of thyroid hormone blocks hearing development

Fatigue, weight gain, chills, hair loss, anxiety, excessive perspiration — these symptoms are a few of the signs that the thyroid gland has gone haywire. Harnessing electron microscopy to track the inner hair cells of the cochlea in two groups of mice, new research points to an additional complication caused by an imbalance in the thyroid gland: congenital deafness.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 3:06 pm

Influenza A potentiates pneumococcal co-infection: New details emerge

Influenza infection can enhance the ability of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae to cause ear and throat infections, according to research. “As with most pneumococcal infections, it should be appreciated that localized nonlethal infections are much more common than the rapidly lethal presentations,” says one expert. “For example, influenza is a contributing factor in otitis media (middle ear infections) in children.”

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 3:04 pm

Nurse survey shows longer working hours impact on quality of care

Results of a survey of more than 30,000 nurses across Europe show that nurses who work longer shifts and more overtime are more likely to rate the standard of care delivered on their ward as poor, give a negative rating of their hospitals safety and omit necessary patient care.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 3:04 pm

MSN Health - United States

Same-Sex Parents May Face Harsher Criticism Than Others

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More Genetic Insights Into 3 Types of Cancer

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Health Highlights: March 27, 2013

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Vitamin D Important During Pregnancy, Study Suggests

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Too Few Americans Pass Last Days in Hospice Care: CDC

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Paranoia Common After Mugging, Study Says

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Health Tip: Get More Iron

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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

Ebola virus: busting the myths

Milk and onions cannot stop you getting Ebola

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 6:47 pm

Sierra Leone hails Ebola lockdown

Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 6:11 pm

Roast peanuts ‘spark more allergies’

Roasted peanuts may be more likely to trigger allergic reactions than raw peanuts, according to an Oxford University study carried out on mice.

Posted on 21 September 2014 @ 11:40 pm

From toilet to table, overcoming the ‘yuk’ factor

How Haitians overcame the ‘yuk’ factor

Posted on 20 September 2014 @ 11:19 pm

How Liberia lost its handshake

How Ebola has prevented the traditional Liberian handshake

Posted on 20 September 2014 @ 11:15 pm

VIDEO: Asthma stigma in some Asian families

Asian children with asthma are five times more likely to end up with serious health problems than white children according to new research.

Posted on 20 September 2014 @ 8:09 am

Why I’ll risk my life for Ebola patients

Why I’m risking my life to help people with Ebola

Posted on 19 September 2014 @ 11:05 pm

Yahoo - United States

WHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes

LONDON (AP) — New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up.

Posted on 23 September 2014 @ 3:50 am

U.S. Treasury moves against tax-avoidance ‘inversion’ deals

By Kevin Drawbaugh and Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Moving against tax avoidance by corporations, the Obama administration took several actions on Monday to curb “inversion” deals that allow companies to escape high U.S. taxes by reincorporating abroad. The Treasury Department announced new rules, effective immediately, that will reduce the tax benefits available to companies that have inverted, while also making new inversions more difficult to do and less potentially rewarding. …

Posted on 23 September 2014 @ 2:02 am

TB tests for babies when hospital worker diagnosed

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Health officials in West Texas have begun testing some babies for tuberculosis after the revelation that more than 700 infants at an El Paso hospital were exposed to a worker found to have the disease.

Posted on 23 September 2014 @ 1:56 am

Ravens owner apologizes for not demanding Ray Rice video

File of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice warming up during the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII football practice in New OrleansBy Eric Kelsey (Reuters) – The owner of the National Football League's Baltimore Ravens apologized on Monday for not demanding the graphic video of former star running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiance, saying it "never crossed my mind" and he was "deeply sorry." Stephen Bisciotti offered the mea culpa at a news conference the team called to address an ESPN report that alleged the Ravens had advocated for lenient punishment for Rice and knew about the contents of the video early on. …

Posted on 23 September 2014 @ 12:29 am

Watch: Babies in Texas Tested for Possible Tuberculosis Exposure

ABC News’ David Wright talks to concerned parents whose children may have been exposed by a hospital employee recently diagnosed.

Posted on 23 September 2014 @ 12:15 am

Most US kids who take ADHD meds don’t get therapy

Children walk to class on November 13, 2010 in Aurora, ColoradoWashington (AFP) – Fewer than a quarter of US children prescribed medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) get the recommended behavioral therapy along with it, said a study out Monday.

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 11:16 pm

U.S., Canada allow emergency use of Tekmira’s Ebola treatment

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation's head office is pictured in Burnaby(Reuters) – Canadian drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp said on Monday that U.S. and Canadian regulators have authorized the use of its Ebola treatment in patients who have confirmed or suspected infections from the deadly virus. The Vancouver-based company said its treatment, TKM-Ebola, has been administered to patients on an emergency basis and the repeat infusions have been well-tolerated. The drug was administered to Rick Sacra, a doctor who contracted the virus in West Africa, and who has shown promising signs, the Nebraska Medical Center said in a statement. …

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 10:47 pm

Time - United States

Study: Narwhal Tusk Size Correlates With Testicle Size and Fertility

Is that a giant tooth on your head or are you just happy to see me?

Posted on 23 September 2014 @ 1:28 am

Big Bang ‘Proof’ Might Just Be Space Dust, Study Finds

Ripples in space touted as proof of the Big Bang theory might simply be cosmic interference, a new study finds

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 9:36 pm

Meet the Dinosaur With the Biggest Nose

“This dinosaur has a huge nose”

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 3:19 pm

6 Ways Climate Change is Making Us Sick

Climate change and global health are intimately connected new research argues

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 12:38 pm

The MAVEN Spacecraft Has Begun Orbiting Mars on a Yearlong Quest

It’s on a mission to discover what happened to Mars’ atmosphere

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 5:06 am

Hundreds of Thousands Converge on New York to Demand Climate-Change Action

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Vice President Al Gore, and movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Edward Norton all attended

Posted on 22 September 2014 @ 12:04 am

The Mystery of the Solar System’s Weirdest Moon, Explained

We already knew Miranda, one of Uranus’ five major moons, has “one of the strangest and most varied landscapes among extraterrestrial bodies.” Now, we (probably) know why

Posted on 21 September 2014 @ 9:24 pm

Mayo Clinic - United States

Medication errors: Cut your risk with these tips

Posted on 23 September 2014 @ 12:00 am

Self-esteem check: Too low or just right?

Posted on 23 September 2014 @ 12:00 am

STD testing: What’s right for you?

Posted on 23 September 2014 @ 12:00 am

Complementary and alternative medicine: Evaluate claims

Posted on 20 September 2014 @ 12:00 am

Foreign object swallowed: First aid

Posted on 20 September 2014 @ 12:00 am

Diabetes treatment: Medications for type 2 diabetes

Posted on 20 September 2014 @ 12:00 am

Low-carb diet: Can it help you lose weight?

Posted on 20 September 2014 @ 12:00 am

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