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Science Daily - United States

A chip placed under the skin for more precise medicine

It’s only a centimeter long, it’s placed under your skin, it’s powered by a patch on the surface of your skin and it communicates with your mobile phone. The new biosensor chip is capable of simultaneously monitoring the concentration of a number of molecules, such as glucose and cholesterol, and certain drugs.

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 1:50 am

Cocaine addiction, craving and relapse

One of the major challenges of cocaine addiction is the high rate of relapse after periods of withdrawal and abstinence. But new research reveals that changes in our DNA during drug withdrawal may offer promising ways of developing more effective treatments for addiction. Withdrawal from drug use results in reprogramming of the genes in the brain that lead to addictive personality, say researchers.

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 1:50 am

Study links better ‘good cholesterol’ function with lower risk of later heart disease

HDL, the ‘good cholesterol’ helps remove fat from artery walls, reversing the process that leads to heart disease. Yet recent drug trials and genetic studies suggest that pushing HDL levels higher doesn’t reduce the risk of heart disease. Now, an epidemiological study shows that a person’s HDL function — the efficiency of HDL molecules at removing cholesterol — may be a better measure of coronary heart disease risk and target for heart-protecting drugs.

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 1:50 am

Investigational immunotherapy treatment shows durable response in patients with metastatic melanoma

Advanced-stage melanoma patients have significant improvement in durable response rate when treated with a genetically-modified form of a herpes virus, whose native form causes the common cold sore, new research shows.

Posted on 26 May 2015 @ 9:19 pm

Changing diagnosis codes will challenge emergency medicine

Emergency medicine faces special challenges during this fall’s changeover in how medical diagnoses are coded. Nearly a quarter of all ER clinical encounters could pose difficulties, authors of a new report state.

Posted on 26 May 2015 @ 9:19 pm

Future vaccine may help lower blood pressure long-term

A DNA vaccine helped lower blood pressure for up to six months, reduced tissue damage to the heart and blood vessels associated with hypertension in rats, investigators report. If future research shows the vaccine is a viable treatment option in humans, it could improve high blood pressure levels.

Posted on 26 May 2015 @ 8:42 pm

Moderate drinking in later years may damage heart

Moderate to heavy alcohol intake later in life may be associated with subtle changes in the structure and efficiency of the heart. Women may be particularly vulnerable to negative cardiac effects of alcohol at moderate to higher levels of consumption.

Posted on 26 May 2015 @ 8:42 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

VIDEO: Vicar who contracted HIV after attack

Reverend Hayley Young who contracted HIV through a non-sexual attack speaks to the Victoria Derbyshire programme.

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 9:15 am

The myth of bad British teeth

The myth that British teeth are bad

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 3:47 am

Brain injury: Stories of changed lives

Stories of lives changed through brain injury

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 3:46 am

VIDEO: Can this app help teach surgeons?

The app which allows trainee surgeons to practice medical techniques

Posted on 26 May 2015 @ 9:30 am

VIDEO: Why campaigners are giving toys disabilities

Toy Like Me campaigner Rebecca Atkinson explains why parents of children with disabilities want to see a new generation of toys bringing greater diversity to the playroom.

Posted on 26 May 2015 @ 9:14 am

Nepal quakes: Treating the spinally injured

Treating the spinally injured

Posted on 26 May 2015 @ 7:12 am

Teen obesity ‘link to bowel cancer’

Being overweight or obese in adolescence is linked to a greater risk of bowel cancer later in life, a study suggests.

Posted on 25 May 2015 @ 11:07 pm

Yahoo - United States

Madagascar president challenges impeachment vote count

Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina arrives for the inauguration ceremony of South African President Jacob Zuma at the Union Buildings in PretoriaBy Lovasoa Rabary ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) – Madagascar President Hery Rajaonarimampianina challenged on Wednesday an impeachment vote against him in parliament, where critics say he has dragged religion into politics and failed to deliver on his promises. The vote by 121 of 151 members of parliament late on Tuesday must now go to the constitutional court to determine if the head of state should be sacked, a move that threatens to derail the country's rebuilding efforts after years of crisis. In a radio and television broadcast, Rajaonarimampianina said the country needed stability and not political wrangling.


Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 11:23 am

Madagascar president challenges impeachement vote count

Rajaonarimampianina arrives at an EU-Africa summit in BrusselsBy Lovasoa Rabary ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) – Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina challenged on Wednesday an impeachment vote against him in parliament, where critics say he has dragged religion into politics and failed to deliver on his promises. The vote by 121 of 151 members of parliament late on Tuesday must now go to the constitutional court to determine if the head of state should be sacked, a move that threatens to derail the country's rebuilding efforts after years of crisis. In a radio and television broadcast, Rajaonarimampianina said the country needed stability and not political wrangling.


Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 11:07 am

More than four espressos a day can harm health: EU

Drinking the caffeine equivalent of more than four espressos a day is harmful to health, especially for minors and pregnant women, the EU's EFSA food safety agency saidDrinking the caffeine equivalent of more than four espressos a day is harmful to health, especially for minors and pregnant women, the EU food safety agency said on Wednesday. "It is the first time that the risks from caffeine from all dietary sources have been assessed at EU level," the EFSA said in a statement, recommending that an adult's daily caffeine intake remain below 400 milligrammes a day. Deciding a recommended limit was a request of the European Commission, the EU's powerful executive body, in an effort to find a Europe-wide benchmark for caffeine consumption.


Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 10:52 am

Factbox: Global hunger by the numbers

By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The number of hungry people worldwide has declined to 795 million, a decrease of 167 million in the past decade, three U.N. agencies announced on Wednesday. Despite population growth, fewer people are hungry today than at anytime in the last two decades, including 10 million fewer than last year, according to the “State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015″ report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). …

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 10:24 am

Number of hungry people worldwide drops below 800 million: U.N.

Malnourished two-year-old Dhoah Thoan is fed at a hospital ward in Akobo in southeastern Sudan's Jonglei stateBy Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The number of people in the world still going to bed hungry 15 years after the U.N. placed eradicating hunger and extreme poverty at the top of its Millennium Development Goals has dropped to 795 million, according to a report released on Wednesday. The report by three U.N. agencies claims that number is a reduction of 167 million people over the last 10 years. In 2000, when the world's population stood at 6 billion and the MDGs were set, the number of people not getting enough to eat was estimated to be 826 million.


Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 10:23 am

UN: Fewer hungry people in the world despite wars, poverty

ROME (AP) — The number of hungry people around the world has dropped to 795 million from over a billion a quarter-century ago despite natural disasters, ongoing conflicts and poverty, the three U.N. food agencies said Wednesday.

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 9:45 am

China investigates former top healthcare official for bribery

China is investigating the former head of a healthcare ministry unit responsible for drug trials and leading implementation of healthcare policy for bribery, a prosecutor said on Tuesday. A court in Sichuan province said it was investigating Wang Yu, the former top official at the Bureau of Medical Administration, as part of a crackdown on corruption in the healthcare sector.An official at the health ministry declined to give immediate comment when contacted by telephone while an official at the specific bureau declined to comment. The bureau, part of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, oversees the drafting and implementation of healthcare policy, manages clinical trials and helps supervise the operation of public hospitals.

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 8:41 am

Time - United States

Watch: This Robot Cockroach Is Surprisingly Mesmerizing

It runs extremely fast

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 12:03 am

See a Rare View of Saturn’s Rings

It’s the best time of year to view Saturn’s rings

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 9:55 pm

Watch: This Real-Life Hoverboard Is Almost Impossible to Believe

But it’s real, according to the Guinness Book of World Records

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 8:41 pm

Watch What It’s Like to Get Blasted to 100MPH in 1.2 Seconds

We’d almost definitely vomit

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 6:28 pm

Memorial Day Weekend Gas Prices at Lowest Point Since 2009

The average retail gas price on May 18 was nearly a dollar lower than on the same day last year

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 6:27 pm

What the Josh Duggar Fiasco Can Teach Us About Pedophilia

It raises familiar questions with no easy answers

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 5:59 pm

Watch This Stunning Video of Astronauts Docking at the Space Station

It took six hours and 100,000 miles to get there

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 3:24 pm

Mayo Clinic - United States

Alzheimer’s or depression: Could it be both?

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 12:00 am

Medical marijuana

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 12:00 am

Alzheimer’s: Helping children understand the disease

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 12:00 am

Get the most out of home blood pressure monitoring

Posted on 23 May 2015 @ 12:00 am

Pregnancy and asthma: Managing your symptoms

Posted on 20 May 2015 @ 12:00 am

How to be happy: Tips for cultivating contentment

Posted on 16 May 2015 @ 12:00 am

Breast lump: Early evaluation is essential

Posted on 15 May 2015 @ 12:00 am


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