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Science Daily – United States

Mechanism that underlies age-associated bone loss

A major health problem in older people is age-associated osteoporosis — the thinning of bone and the loss of bone density that increases the risk of fractures. Researchers have now detailed an underlying mechanism leading to that osteoporosis. When this mechanism malfunctions, progenitor cells stop creating bone-producing cells, and instead create fat cells. Knowledge of this mechanism can provide targets in the search for novel bone-loss.

Posted on 22 September 2017 @ 7:05 pm

Two Group A Streptococcus genes linked to ‘flesh-eating’ bacterial infections

Group A Streptococcus bacteria cause illnesses ranging from mild nuisances like strep throat to life-threatening conditions such as flesh-eating disease, also known as necrotizing fasciitis. Life-threatening infections occur when the bacteria spread underneath the surface of the skin or throat and invade the underlying soft tissue. Researchers have found two group A Streptococcus genes involved in invasive infections, which may be potential targets for therapeutics.

Posted on 22 September 2017 @ 7:05 pm

Our weight tells how we assess food

A new study demonstrated that people of normal weight tend to associate natural foods such as apples with their sensory characteristics. On the other hand, processed foods such as pizzas are generally associated with their function or the context in which they are eaten. But that’s not all. The research also highlighted the ways in which underweight people pay greater attention to natural foods and overweight people to processed foods.

Posted on 22 September 2017 @ 3:17 pm

Residents: Frontline defenders against antibiotic resistance?

Residents often decide which antibiotics to start a patient on so they could become the first line of defense against antibiotic resistance.

Posted on 22 September 2017 @ 3:17 pm

Strategy might prevent infections in patients with spinal cord injuries

A new study sheds light on how to reduce the number of infections in patients with spinal cord injuries without using antibiotics.

Posted on 22 September 2017 @ 3:17 pm

Usher syndrome: Gene therapy restores hearing and balance

Scientists have recently restored hearing and balance in a mouse model of Usher syndrome type 1G characterized by profound congenital deafness and vestibular disorders caused by severe dysmorphogenesis of the mechanoelectrical transduction apparatus of the inner ear’s sensory cells. These findings open up new possibilities for the development of gene therapy treatments for hereditary forms of deafness.

Posted on 22 September 2017 @ 3:17 pm

Stimuli fading away en route to consciousness

Whether or not we consciously perceive the stimuli projected onto our retina is decided in our brain. A recent study shows how some signals dissipate along the processing path to conscious perception. This process begins at rather late stages of signal processing. By contrast, in earlier stages there is hardly any difference in the reaction of neurons to conscious and unconscious stimuli.

Posted on 22 September 2017 @ 1:40 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

‘My baby is allergic to milk’

Tammy worries that her baby’s allergy to milk protein damaged their bond.

Posted on 23 September 2017 @ 12:18 am

Dear Cancer: What would you say?

Three people who have experienced cancer on what they would write to the disease.

Posted on 22 September 2017 @ 12:26 pm

Cedric Anselin: Ex Norwich City player on his fight against depression

Ex-Norwich City player Cedric Anselin said he considered taking his life.

Posted on 22 September 2017 @ 11:44 am

Alarm as ‘super malaria’ spreads in South East Asia

The usual treatments are failing 60% of the time in some regions of Cambodia, scientists say.

Posted on 22 September 2017 @ 11:25 am

Epilepsy drug warnings ‘not reaching women’, survey shows

Sodium valproate risks harming unborn babies, but some women haven’t received the latest safety warnings.

Posted on 21 September 2017 @ 11:47 pm

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

It will enter clinical trials to prevent and treat the infection next year.

Posted on 21 September 2017 @ 11:45 pm

Mum’s regret after taking epilepsy drug

Three of Julie Marjot’s children have been affected by sodium valproate.

Posted on 21 September 2017 @ 5:23 pm

Yahoo – United States

44 Spooktacularly Simple Halloween Crafts

44 Spooktacularly Simple Halloween Crafts


Posted on 21 September 2017 @ 3:44 pm

Friend of slain Georgia Tech student: 'If Scout was more gender-conforming, would it have been different?'

Friend of slain Georgia Tech student: 'If Scout was more gender-conforming, would it have been different?'Scout Schultz, a Georgia Tech student, was shot by campus police on Saturday night, and a protest two days later led to arrests. In the aftermath of those events, Yahoo Lifestyle talked to a friend of Schultz’s to gain some perspective on what happened and why.


Posted on 20 September 2017 @ 7:11 pm

These Are the 15 Best Hair Colors for Fall 2017

These Are the 15 Best Hair Colors for Fall 2017


Posted on 20 September 2017 @ 4:28 pm

22 Delicious Party Foods For Your Halloween Bash

22 Delicious Party Foods For Your Halloween Bash


Posted on 19 September 2017 @ 7:45 pm

25+ Spooky Halloween Dinner Ideas

25+ Spooky Halloween Dinner Ideas


Posted on 19 September 2017 @ 7:45 pm

2017's Most Exciting Celebrity Baby Announcements

2017's Most Exciting Celebrity Baby Announcements


Posted on 18 September 2017 @ 10:17 pm

How to Make Healthy Leftover Turkey Tacos

How to Make Healthy Leftover Turkey TacosThese tacos get a healthy makeover by using turkey as the main lean protein. It all comes together with some beans, avocado, and a little cheese. Watch the video to learn how to make this easy weeknight dinner.


Posted on 18 September 2017 @ 7:21 pm

Time – United States

‘Fire or Suspend!’ President Trump Encourages NFL Fans to Boycott Games

Intensifying a back and forth

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 2:35 pm

GOP Health Care Bill in Limbo After Another Republican Senator’s Support Waivers

Sen. Susan Collins says it would be “difficult” for her to support the bill

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 2:03 pm

The Iraqi City Set to Implode if the Kurds Vote for Independence

Tension are high in the disputed city of Kirkuk ahead of Monday’s independence vote

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Athletes Beat Donald Trump In the Sport of Trash Talk

There are lessons the President could learn from Steph Curry and NFL players

Posted on 24 September 2017 @ 2:05 am

Meet Frida the Mexican Rescue Dog Who Is Saving Lives in Natural Disasters

The labrador retriever has saved a dozen lives throughout her career

Posted on 23 September 2017 @ 9:06 pm

Warriors Respond to Donald Trump Disinviting Stephen Curry to the White House

The team said they go to D.C. to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion

Posted on 23 September 2017 @ 9:03 pm

British Actor Colin Firth Becomes an Italian Citizen Following Brexit Decision

Both he and his wife are looking to become dual-citizens of Britain and Italy

Posted on 23 September 2017 @ 8:43 pm

Mayo Clinic – United States

Diverticulitis diet

Posted on 22 September 2017 @ 12:00 am

Fever: First aid

Posted on 22 September 2017 @ 12:00 am

Foreign object in the nose: First aid

Posted on 21 September 2017 @ 12:00 am

Nosebleeds: First aid

Posted on 21 September 2017 @ 12:00 am

Flu shot: Your best bet for avoiding influenza

Posted on 19 September 2017 @ 12:00 am

Snacks: How they fit into your weight-loss plan

Posted on 19 September 2017 @ 12:00 am

Gastric bypass surgery: Who is it for?

Posted on 16 September 2017 @ 12:00 am


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