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Science Daily – United States

Mind-controlled device helps stroke patients retrain brains to move paralyzed hands

Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a plastic brace fitted over their paralyzed hands gained some ability to control their own hands when they were not wearing the brace, according to a new study. The participants, all of whom had moderate to severe paralysis, showed significant improvement in grasping objects.

Posted on 26 May 2017 @ 8:59 pm

Losing sleep over climate change

A new study of US data suggests a sleep-deprived planet by century’s end. Researchers show that unusually warm nights can harm human sleep and that the poor and elderly are most affected. Rising temperatures will make sleep loss more severe.

Posted on 26 May 2017 @ 6:37 pm

Chemical array draws out malignant cells to guide individualized cancer treatment

Melanoma is a particularly difficult cancer to treat once it has metastasized, spreading throughout the body. Researchers are using chemistry to find the deadly, elusive malignant cells within a melanoma tumor that hold the potential to spread. Once found, the stemlike metastatic cells can be cultured and screened for their response to a variety of anti-cancer drugs, providing the patient with an individualized treatment plan based on their own cells.

Posted on 26 May 2017 @ 6:37 pm

Bioelectricity new weapon to fight dangerous infection

Changing natural electrical signaling in non-neural cells improves innate immune response to bacterial infections and injury. Tadpoles that received therapeutics, including those used in humans for other purposes, which depolarized their cells had higher survival rates when infected with E. coli than controls. The research has applications for treatment of emerging diseases and traumatic injury in humans.

Posted on 26 May 2017 @ 12:45 pm

New cellular target may put the brakes on cancer’s ability to spread

Researchers have discovered a biochemical signaling process that causes densely packed cancer cells to break away from a tumor and spread the disease elsewhere in the body.

Posted on 26 May 2017 @ 12:45 pm

Sweetening connection between cancer and sugar

Scientists have found that some types of cancers have more of a sweet tooth than others.

Posted on 26 May 2017 @ 12:45 pm

Century-old drug as potential new approach to autism

In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who subsequently displayed measurable, but transient, improvement in core symptoms of autism.

Posted on 26 May 2017 @ 12:45 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

Can fish skin help treat burns?

Doctors in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for burns by using fish skin.

Posted on 26 May 2017 @ 4:08 am

Ancestry.com denies exploiting users’ DNA

The genealogy service says it is changing its terms and conditions after being criticised.

Posted on 25 May 2017 @ 3:19 pm

Fitness trackers ‘poor at measuring calories burned’

But they are accurate at measuring heart rate, a study of seven devices has found.

Posted on 25 May 2017 @ 7:39 am

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus chosen as new boss of the World Health Organization

Posted on 23 May 2017 @ 5:34 pm

‘Half a glass of wine every day’ increases breast cancer risk

That’s what a report says – but we look at all the risks of breast cancer for women.

Posted on 22 May 2017 @ 11:09 pm

Frozen ‘space sperm’ passes fertility test

Viable mouse sperm stored in space gives hope for sperm banks on the Moon, a Japanese team says.

Posted on 22 May 2017 @ 8:23 pm

Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance

Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently than lowlanders.

Posted on 22 May 2017 @ 7:32 pm

Yahoo – United States

How to Build a Healthy Burger

How to Build a Healthy BurgerConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Eating healthfully during the backyard barbecue months doesn’t have to mean trading your favorite hamburger for side sal…


Posted on 28 May 2017 @ 10:00 am

How to Build a Healthy Burger

How to Build a Healthy BurgerConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Eating healthfully during the backyard barbecue months doesn’t have to mean trading your favorite hamburger for side sal…


Posted on 28 May 2017 @ 10:00 am

Double Up on Sun Safety

Double Up on Sun SafetyConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Here comes summer—and along with it, poolside parties and beach vacations. If you plan on taking refuge from the sun's U…


Posted on 27 May 2017 @ 6:04 pm

Double Up on Sun Safety

Double Up on Sun SafetyConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Here comes summer—and along with it, poolside parties and beach vacations. If you plan on taking refuge from the sun's U…


Posted on 27 May 2017 @ 6:04 pm

Tick-Proof Your Yard Without Spraying

Tick-Proof Your Yard Without SprayingConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. This year is expected to be one of the worst on record for ticks, and not just in the Northeast. At least one variety of…


Posted on 27 May 2017 @ 10:00 am

Tick-Proof Your Yard Without Spraying

Tick-Proof Your Yard Without SprayingConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. This year is expected to be one of the worst on record for ticks, and not just in the Northeast. At least one variety of…


Posted on 27 May 2017 @ 10:00 am

What Caused Woman's Mysterious Freckle Pattern?

What Caused Woman's Mysterious Freckle Pattern?Why does Samantha have freckles on only half of her body!? Samantha’s freckling pattern is quite dramatic. Dermatologist Dr. Sonya Batra and Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon examine her and have the solution to the mystery!


Posted on 26 May 2017 @ 8:30 pm

Time – United States

Be Afraid Because Science Says Some Snakes Hunt in Packs

Snakes are not the solitary hunters and eaters we perceive them to be

Posted on 26 May 2017 @ 12:54 pm

Results From NASA’s Juno Mission Show a ‘Whole New Jupiter’

The probe arrived at the planet last year

Posted on 25 May 2017 @ 9:31 pm

Hurricane Season Is About to Get Stronger After Years of Calmer Waters

Forecasters say to expect as many as four major hurricanes

Posted on 25 May 2017 @ 4:24 pm

Science Finally Discovered Why Flamingos Stand on 1 Leg

The balancing act uses less muscular effort and allows the birds to sway less

Posted on 24 May 2017 @ 2:57 pm

Astronauts Made Urgent Repairs at the International Space Station

Peggy Whitson now ties the American record for the most spacewalks

Posted on 23 May 2017 @ 1:36 pm

Global Warming Is Turning Antarctica Green, Study Says

Significant changes began after 1950

Posted on 19 May 2017 @ 8:02 pm

Health Officials Are Warning This Tick Season Could Be the Worst Yet

“This year, there are worse ticks than many of us have ever seen in our lives,” says Janet Foley, an epidemiologist at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Ticks are roaming American forests in greater numbers this year than any in recent memory leaving thousands of humans at risk for lyme disease,…

Posted on 19 May 2017 @ 1:00 pm

Mayo Clinic – United States

Pediatric brain tumors

Posted on 26 May 2017 @ 12:00 am

Video: Skin cancer — How skin cancer develops

Posted on 26 May 2017 @ 12:00 am

Mental health: Overcoming the stigma of mental illness

Posted on 24 May 2017 @ 12:00 am

Stroke rehabilitation: What to expect as you recover

Posted on 24 May 2017 @ 12:00 am

Exercise intensity: How to measure it

Posted on 19 May 2017 @ 12:00 am

Resilience: Build skills to endure hardship

Posted on 18 May 2017 @ 12:00 am

Male menopause: Myth or reality?

Posted on 18 May 2017 @ 12:00 am


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