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Science Daily – United States

New devices causing ‘paradigm shift’ in stroke care

New devices called stent retrievers, which effectively reverse strokes, are revolutionizing the treatment of certain stroke patients, report investigators.

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 7:47 pm

Cross talk between hormone receptors has unexpected effects

Although the estrogen receptor is considered dominant in breast cancer, the progesterone receptor assumes control when both receptors are present and exposed to estrogens and progestins. Then, the progesterone receptor drives estrogen receptor activity. Treating tumor-bearing mice with an estrogen antagonist and a progestin antagonist caused rapid tumor regression, report scientists at the conclusion of their study.

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 7:47 pm

New doubts on Zika as cause of microcephaly

Brazil’s microcephaly epidemic continues to pose a mystery — if Zika is the culprit, why are there no similar epidemics in other countries also hit hard by the virus? In Brazil, the microcephaly rate soared with more than 1,500 confirmed cases. But in Colombia, a recent study of nearly 12,000 pregnant women infected with Zika found zero microcephaly cases. If Zika is to blame for microcephaly, where are the missing cases?

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 7:08 pm

Green fluorescent protein a potential scaffold for protein assembly

A protein-scaffolding tool has been developed that paves the way for the assembly of diverse proteins with defined structures and functions.

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 6:07 pm

Common chemical highly toxic to blood cell precursors

Scientists have provided evidence that a widely used chemical is more toxic to certain blood cell precursors in the bone marrow than to others.

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 6:07 pm

Scientists discover unsuspected bacterial link to bile duct cancer

Findings of a new study could open up possibilities for more targeted therapies for bile duct cancer. A research team discovered that bile duct tissue harboured a community of diverse bacteria species. Stenotrophomonas species — previously implicated in bile duct infections — were found to be preferentially dwelling in tumor tissue (compared to normal tissue) of non-fluke-infected Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) patients, highlighting their potential role in development of CCA.

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 6:06 pm

‘Ergo Kid’ chairs, tables developed for comfort of students

A researcher has developed an adjustable tables where the front portion can be tilted for easy reading and writing in order to minimize the ergonomic health risks among school children.

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 6:05 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

Abortion demand ‘soars’ over Zika

Fears over the Zika virus have contributed to a “huge” increase in number of abortions in Latin America, researchers suggest.

Posted on 22 June 2016 @ 11:05 pm

Virtual doctors

Health services for a million people in Zambia are being connected to UK doctors, using a smartphone app.

Posted on 22 June 2016 @ 12:58 am

Battle for survival

BBC Brasil’s Camilla Costa reports on the babies born with microcephaly one year ago and how they are faring now.

Posted on 22 June 2016 @ 12:47 am

Ginger and acupressure ‘options for morning sickness’

Taking ginger or using acupressure on the wrist may help some women with mild morning sickness, experts say.

Posted on 21 June 2016 @ 11:56 pm

Butterfly effect

How a mother campaigns to get people talking about babies who die.

Posted on 21 June 2016 @ 11:20 am

Yellow fever fight

Angola is struggling to contain a yellow fever outbreak that has killed more than 300 people since December and is threatening other countries.

Posted on 21 June 2016 @ 6:56 am

BBC reporter tells of MS diagnosis

BBC journalist Caroline Wyatt says she is determined to make the most of her life after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Posted on 20 June 2016 @ 11:59 pm

Yahoo – United States

Global doping agency suspends Rio lab weeks before Olympics

A journalist walks in front of a screen with olympics logos during the medal launching ceremony in Rio de JaneiroBy Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the credentials of a testing laboratory in Rio de Janeiro for failing to comply with international standards, just over a month before the city hosts the Olympic Games. Although the suspension adds to embarrassments for Brazil in the runup to the Olympics, it is unlikely to affect the Games since the agency has arranged testing elsewhere, as it did when the same Rio lab lost its credentials before the 2014 World Cup. The lab at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro said on Friday that its operations should return to normal in July after a technical visit from WADA, ahead of the start of the Games on Aug. 5.


Posted on 25 June 2016 @ 8:44 am

Pope says ‘never again’ to tragedies like Armenian genocide

Pope Francis and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II leave at the end of a mass at Vardanants Square in GyumriBy Margarita Antidze and Philip Pullella YEREVAN (Reuters) – A somber Pope Francis, "with pain in my heart," paid tribute on Saturday to the 1.5 million Armenians massacred in 1915, an event which he has labeled a genocide, risking Turkey's ire. Francis, on the second day of his trip to Armenia, made an early morning stop at the Tzitzernakaberd, the "Genocide Memorial and Museum," a towering granite needle flanked by an eternal flame on a hillside overlooking the Armenian capital. There, visibly moved, he took part in a prayer service along with President Serzh Sarksyan and leaders of the Armenian Apostolic Church.


Posted on 25 June 2016 @ 7:17 am

China tightens controls on paid-for internet search ads

A map of China is seen through a magnifying glass on a computer screen showing binary digits in SingaporeChina's internet regulator said on Saturday that search engines should tighten management of paid-for ads in search results, making clear which results are paid-for and limiting their numbers. Chinese regulators last month imposed limits on the number of lucrative healthcare adverts carried by Baidu Inc following the death of a student who underwent an experimental cancer treatment which he found using China's biggest internet search engine. Wei Zexi, 21, died in April of a rare form of cancer, and the case sparked widespread public anger.


Posted on 25 June 2016 @ 5:12 am

Arizona says it has run out of drugs for executions

Screen grab of the execution chamber at the Arizona State Prison Complex in FlorenceThe Arizona Department of Corrections' supply of midazolam, a sedative, expired on May 31 and it has not been able to replace it, state lawyers said in the filing in Phoenix's U.S. District Court. "What is more, the Department's source of midazolam has vanished under pressure from death penalty opponents," the court document said. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of seven death-row inmates who allege that Arizona's use of midazolam and two other drugs violate the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.


Posted on 25 June 2016 @ 1:52 am

Haiti launches new AIDS testing, information campaign

Members of a local NGO distribute condoms to people in Port-au-Prince, the capital of HaitiPort-au-Prince (AFP) – Haiti's Ministry of Health and the United Nations launched a new anti-HIV/AIDS campaign, providing information and rapid testing to help thwart the spread of the epidemic. "If a person does not protect him or herself, it's because of a lack of information," Valerie Toureau, a doctor with the UNAIDS organization, said on Friday. More than 100 people got tested at a center installed in downtown Port-au-Prince, and condoms were also distributed.


Posted on 25 June 2016 @ 1:09 am

Golfer Grace pulls out of Olympics due to Zika

PGA: U.S. Open - Final Round(Reuters) – South African Branden Grace joined a growing list of leading golfers withdrawing from the Rio Olympics on Friday due to concerns about the Zika virus. The world number 11, who is South Africa's top ranked golfer, joins compatriots Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel in pulling out of the August Games, which will see the sport return for the first time in 112 years. "After serious consideration, it is with regret that I have decided to withdraw myself from the Olympic competition due to the risk posed by the Zika virus," the 28-year-old, who is engaged to Nieke Coetzee, said in a statement.


Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 11:48 pm

Olympics-Golfer Grace pulls out of Olympics due to Zika

South African Branden Grace joined a growing list of leading golfers withdrawing from the Rio Olympics on Friday due to concerns about the Zika virus. The world number 11, who is South Africa’s top ranked golfer, joins compatriots Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel in pulling out of the August Games, which will see the sport return for the first time in 112 years. “After serious consideration, it is with regret that I have decided to withdraw myself from the Olympic competition due to the risk posed by the Zika virus,” the 28-year-old, who is engaged to Nieke Coetzee, said in a statement.

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 11:39 pm

Time – United States

How Psychology Made the Brexit Vote Inevitable

The U.K.’s vote to leave the E.U. was as much an emotional decision as a political one

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 10:16 pm

Raging Fire Kills 2 People in Southern California

Wildfires have increased in frequency and severity in recent years

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 9:13 pm

Extreme Heat Could Kill 3,300 New Yorkers a Year by 2080

That’s a spike from around 600 annually just a few years ago

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 9:01 pm

Neptune Has a New Dark Spot and It’s as Big as the U.S.

Neptune’s atmosphere has a dark vortex

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 2:10 pm

How Climate Change Is Fueling a Rise in Shark Attacks

It’s not because sharks are getting fiercer

Posted on 23 June 2016 @ 2:53 pm

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Posted on 23 June 2016 @ 10:00 am

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Posted on 22 June 2016 @ 6:38 pm

Mayo Clinic – United States

Atypical antidepressants

Atypical antidepressants may be prescribed on their own or added to other antidepressants to boost effectiveness or counter side effects.

Posted on 25 June 2016 @ 12:00 am

Pregnancy loss: How to cope

Posted on 25 June 2016 @ 12:00 am

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 12:00 am

Eye injury: Tips to protect vision

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 12:00 am

Mental health: What’s normal, what’s not

Curious about mental health? Discover what shapes the definitions of mental health and mental illness.

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 12:00 am

Calcium channel blockers

Calcium channel blockers, also called calcium antagonists, treat a variety of conditions, such as high blood pressure, migraines and Raynaud’s disease.

Posted on 24 June 2016 @ 12:00 am

Nutrition and pain

Posted on 22 June 2016 @ 12:00 am


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