Science Daily – United States

Inflammation triggers unsustainable immune response to chronic viral infection

Scientists have discovered a fundamental new mechanism explaining the inadequate immune defense against chronic viral infection. These results may open up new avenues for vaccine development, say researchers.

Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 7:49 pm

Would people be happier (and healthier) if we could make broccoli taste like chocolate?

At the second annual International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium, scientists, doctors, chefs and food scientists discuss flavor perception and quality of life for people who can’t enjoy food because of their injury or illness.

Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 5:19 pm

The importance of the amount of physical activity on the risk of developing type 2 diabetes

New research reveals the importance of both the amount and timing of physical activity in reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), as well as aiding the management of the disease in existing T2D patients.

Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 4:31 pm

Understanding bacteria’s slimy fortresses

For the first time, scientists have revealed the mechanics of how bacteria build up slimy masses, called biofilms, cell by cell. When encased in biofilms in the human body, bacteria are a thousand times less susceptible to antibiotics, making certain infections, such as pneumonia, difficult to treat and potentially lethal. In a new study, engineers and biologists tracked a single bacterial cell as it grew into a mature biofilm of 10,000 cells with an ordered architecture. The findings should help scientists learn more about bacterial behavior and open up new ways of attacking biofilms with drugs.

Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 4:26 pm

Same day return to play after concussion still common among youth athletes

Concussion guidelines published over the past decade — and laws in all states — now discourage youth athletes from returning to play if they display any signs of concussion after an injury. However, new research confirms athletes often head back into the game on the same day.

Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 4:23 pm

Visits to pediatric emergency departments for headache pain in children are on the rise

There is a growing body of evidence that pediatric emergency departments are seeing a steady increase in the number of children presenting with headaches.

Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 4:21 pm

Adverse events affect children’s development, physical health and biology

It’s known that adverse childhood experiences carry over into adult life, but a new study is focusing on the effect of these experiences in the childhood years.

Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 4:21 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

Game of Thrones location seeking GP – via Twitter

With a chronic shortage of GPs in Northern Ireland’s rural areas, the HSC is under pressure to attract doctors to the country.

Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 5:33 am

An autistic boy who can’t be touched has connected with a service dog

An autistic boy who can’t be touched or hugged by anyone has connected with someone for the first time – his new service dog.

Posted on 20 October 2016 @ 10:34 am

Hair straighteners pose child burn risk

Ten-month-old Joshua is one of hundreds of children admitted to hospital each year after being burned by hair straighteners.

Posted on 19 October 2016 @ 6:44 am

Bad blood

When Brryan Jackson’s father injected his infant son with HIV-infected blood, he hoped he’d never see him grow up. More than two decades later, he’s full of life and hope for the future.

Posted on 19 October 2016 @ 12:15 am

Spanish woman Lina Alvarez gives birth at 62

Lina Alvarez has given birth at the age of 62. She spoke to waiting reporters outside the hospital in Lugo, Spain.

Posted on 18 October 2016 @ 6:17 pm

Tasmanian devil milk fights superbugs

Milk from Tasmanian devils could offer up a useful weapon against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, according to Australian researchers.

Posted on 18 October 2016 @ 1:20 pm

Life-saving potato

Millions of children across Africa suffer from malnutrition – one way to tackle this is a special type of sweet potato that can deliver an extra vitamin hit which is being developed in Uganda, writes the BBC’s Nancy Kacungira.

Posted on 18 October 2016 @ 12:42 pm

Yahoo – United States

Merkel’s Bavarian allies back her for fourth term

Germany's Chancellor Merkel arrives at the EU summit in BrusselsGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies will back her if she decides to run for a fourth term next year, a member of the Christian Social Union (CSU) said on Saturday, signalling a possible end of a row over migration among conservatives. "Angela Merkel is our candidate," CSU deputy leader Manfred Weber told Spiegel magazine.

Posted on 22 October 2016 @ 9:33 am

India launches phone app to monitor New Delhi’s pollution

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian capital, laboring under the label of being the world’s most polluted city, is trying something new to help clean up its air.

Posted on 22 October 2016 @ 7:51 am

Residents Shelter in Place After Chemical Spill in Kansas

Residents Shelter in Place After Chemical Spill in KansasResidents of Atchinson County, Kansas, were told to shelter in place this morning after a chemical spill in the area forced evacuations and sent several individuals to the hospital. The spill, which happened shortly after 8 a.m. local time, covers a 4-block radius near Main Street, according to officials from the Atchinson County Emergency Management Agency. "At 8:02 this morning two chemicals were inadvertently mixed together at MGP," said Trey Cocking, public information officer for the city of Atchinson.

Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 11:32 pm

More than 100 treated after chemical accident in northeastern Kansas

Chemical spill causes a gas could that injured 34 and forced evacuations in Atchison KansasBy Dave Kaup ATCHISON, Kansas (Reuters) – More than 100 people were treated for respiratory problems after a chemical spill at an MGP Ingredients Inc facility on Friday generated a chemical cloud over the northeastern Kansas city of Atchison before authorities declared the threat over. Authorities evacuated children from local schools, urged residents to remain in their homes and advised people not to enter the city of about 11,000 people located about 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Kansas City, Kansas. "I'm not even sure how to describe it." Seventy-two people were treated locally for respiratory discomfort and an additional 30 received treatment at regional medical facilities, although the injuries were minor, said Trey Cocking, Atchison city manager.

Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 10:45 pm

Sanders urges Californians to approve drug price ballot measure

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens as U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks about college affordability during a campaign event at the University of New Hampshire in Durham(Reuters) – Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, in an opinion editorial published in the Los Angeles Times, on Friday urged Californians to approve a November ballot measure aimed at reining in pharmaceutical prices. The California Drug Price Relief Act, also known as Proposition 61, seeks to limit state health programs from paying more for medications than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which receives the steepest discounts in the country. "Californians on Nov. 8 have a chance to stand up to the pharmaceutical industry's greed and spark a national movement to end this price-gouging," the senator from Vermont said.

Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 9:27 pm

Polio vaccine makers failing to make enough doses: WHO experts

PolioBy Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – Two companies making vaccines to help the world eradicate polio are failing to produce enough, so many countries should prepare to give lower doses to make stocks last, a group of experts has advised the World Health Organization. With polio on the brink of eradication globally, the WHO wants to see a worldwide switch from the traditional "live" oral polio vaccine, which runs the risk of spreading the disease, to an inactivated vaccine that needs to be injected. "There are only two manufacturers of the vaccine and they are having some problems with production of the vaccine, and getting enough raw material of the polio virus," SAGE Chairman Jon Abramson told reporters on a conference call on Friday.

Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 8:37 pm

Rehab after heart attack tied to longer, not healthier life

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Heart attack survivors who participate in cardiac rehabilitation programs may survive longer, but feel no healthier, than they would without this follow-up care, a U.S. study suggests. Previous research has linked medically supervised rehab programs focused on things like stress reduction, exercise and heart healthy living to lower mortality rates. “Despite no difference in health status noted in our study, patients who have suffered an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) should continue to be referred and strongly encouraged to participate in comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation, given its association with increased survival,” said lead study author Dr. Faraz Kureshi of the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine.

Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 8:33 pm

Time – United States

The Science Behind Wine and Cheese Pairings

Who says the big questions aren’t being answered?

Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 8:06 pm

See The Photo NASA’s Orbiter Took Of the Crashed Mars Probe

The image shows a black spot in the place that the craft Schiaparelli was supposed to land

Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 6:52 pm

Mars Probe Crash-Landed and Likely Exploded, European Space Agency Says

Pictures show a black spot where Schiaparelli was supposed to land

Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 5:22 pm

A Warm Winter Is on the Way for Much of the U.S., Forecasters Say

But it all depends on where you live

Posted on 20 October 2016 @ 6:11 pm

How Even a Failed Mars Landing Humanizes Us All

Win or lose, space brings us together

Posted on 19 October 2016 @ 10:35 pm

Scientists Accidentally Discover Method to Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Ethanol

The new method could play a key role in helping scientists take carbon dioxide out of the air to fight climate change

Posted on 19 October 2016 @ 4:46 pm

European Space Agency Loses Contact With Mars Probe

Scientists said it wasn’t a good sign

Posted on 19 October 2016 @ 2:49 pm

Mayo Clinic – United States

Teething: Tips for soothing sore gums

Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 12:00 am

Treating asthma in children ages 12 and older

Posted on 18 October 2016 @ 12:00 am

Water breaking: Understand this sign of labor

It isn’t always easy to tell if your water has broken. Know the signs and what to do to promote a healthy delivery.

Posted on 18 October 2016 @ 12:00 am

Standing workstation: What you need to know

Posted on 14 October 2016 @ 12:00 am

Diabetes nutrition: Eating out when you have diabetes

Posted on 14 October 2016 @ 12:00 am

Hand-washing: Do’s and don’ts

Posted on 14 October 2016 @ 12:00 am

Medical marijuana

Posted on 14 October 2016 @ 12:00 am

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