Science Daily - United States

It doesn’t ‘get better’ for some bullied LGBT youths

In the first study to examine the severity of LGBT bullying over time and its impact on mental health, researchers found that while most LGBT teens are experiencing relief in bullying, about a third are experiencing severe victimizations. This harassment and assault will often lead to lasting mental health problems such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 7:08 pm

Interruption of radiation therapy risks cancer recurrence

Cancer patients who miss two or more radiation therapy sessions have a worse outcome than fully compliant patients, investigators have found. The study evaluated 1,227 patients scheduled for courses of external beam radiation therapy for cancers of the head and neck, breast, lung, cervix uterus or rectum from 2007 to 2012.

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 5:23 pm

COPD may cause structural changes within the brain

Patients with COPD demonstrated gray matter decreases in areas of the brain that process breathlessness, fear and sensitivity to pain. The study found patients with COPD show regionally decreased gray matter volume in the anterior, mid, and posterior cingulate cortex, hippocampus, and amygdala. Levels of degeneration in certain areas of the brain were also impacted by longer disease duration. Those individuals showed a greater fear of breathlessness and fear of physical activity, which can affect the course of the disease.

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 5:17 pm

A new home, but with no medical home? Study of immigrants’ kids with special health needs

They may have made America their new home, but immigrants whose children have special medical needs appear to be having trouble finding a true ‘medical home’ for their child, a new study finds.

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 5:17 pm

‘Molecular movie’ opens door to new cancer treatments

An international team of scientists has produced a ‘structural movie’ revealing the step-by-step creation of an important naturally occurring chemical in the body that plays a role in some cancers.

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 5:17 pm

Link between stress fracture injuries, genes found

Researchers have successfully identified how certain genes can contribute towards a person’s susceptibility to stress fracture injuries. This research provides a platform for further research into providing a personalized health approach to this common sports injury.

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 5:15 pm

Wound-healing intestinal bacteria: Like shrubs after a forest fire

In injured mouse intestines, specific types of bacteria step forward to promote healing, scientists have found. Potentially, some of these microbes could be exploited as treatments for conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, they say.

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 5:15 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

Kenya could miss Rio over Zika fears

Kenya could pull out of the Rio Olympics if the Zika virus reaches epidemic levels, says the president of their Olympic committee.

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 2:47 pm

No safe way to suntan, experts warn

There is no safe or healthy way to get a tan from sunlight, new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) warns.

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 9:33 am

Mutant sperm-factories spread in testes

Mutant sperm-factories spread in men’s testicles as they age to increase the risk of children with genetic diseases, researchers have shown.

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 12:46 am

Flashes of light may stop jet lag

Exposure to short flashes of light at night could help travellers adjust to new time zones and avoid jet lag, according to scientists.

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 12:45 am

Obama to request $1.8bn to fight Zika

The White House says it will ask US Congress for $1.8bn (£1.25bn) in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus, which is spreading through the Americas.

Posted on 8 February 2016 @ 1:49 pm

VIDEO: Smartpatch aims to put snoring to bed

The Silent Partner claims to have come up with a solution for those sleeping with someone who snores.

Posted on 8 February 2016 @ 8:17 am

Cosmetic surgery ops on the rise

There was a sharp increase in the popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK in 2015, figures show.

Posted on 8 February 2016 @ 2:37 am

Yahoo - United States

China confirms first imported Zika case: report

A Chinese man is confirmed to have gotten the Zika virus while in Venezuela and was most likely infected by a bite from Aedes aegypti mosquitos, seen here on February 3, 2016China confirmed its first imported case of Zika late Tuesday, Xinhua reported, as fears mount over the fast-spreading virus that has been linked to severe birth defects mostly in Latin America. Few cases of the mosquito-borne illness have been reported in Asia, but the World Health Organization has declared a global health emergency to combat Zika as cases spread elsewhere. Officials in China said a 34-year-old man was diagnosed with the virus after he returned from Venezuela on January 28 and reported a fever, headache and dizziness, according to Xinhua news agency citing health officials.

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 8:15 pm

Olympic medals prospect Kenya causes stir in weighing Zika and Rio

Head of Kenya's Olympics committee Keino speaks during a Reuters interview inside his office in Kenya's capital NairobiBy Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya, with its stellar medal prospects for the Rio Games, caused a stir on Tuesday when the head of its Olympics committee said the team might withdraw because of Zika, but officials said later it was too soon to decide on the impact of the virus. The mosquito-borne virus, which is widespread in Brazil and has been linked to birth defects, has prompted concern among athletes and sports officials around the world as they prepare for the Aug. 5-21 Games in Rio de Janeiro. National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) head Kipchoge Keino said on Tuesday the country would not "risk taking Kenyans there if this Zika virus reaches epidemic levels," and that he was seeking reassurance from organizers.

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 8:13 pm

Flint mayor demands lead pipes be replaced after scandal

Matt Hopper holds and comforts Nyla Hopper, after she has her blood drawn to be tested for lead on January 26, 2016 in Flint, MichiganReplacing 15,000 lead pipes is the only way that residents of Flint, Michigan can feel safe again in the wake of a tainted water scandal, the US city's mayor said Tuesday. "We have been emotionally traumatized and we need new pipes," Mayor Karen Weaver told reporters. It wasn't until a local pediatrician published evidence of a huge spike in lead poisoning among Flint children in October that state officials admitted the water was unsafe to drink.

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 8:07 pm

8 Personal Tips for Fighting the February Blues

8 Personal Tips for Fighting the February BluesEvery year when February rolls around, while other people post on social media about how much fun they're having sledding and building snowmen and drinking hot chocolate, I think, shoot me. Just shoot me now. Throughout the winter, I struggle with a vague despondency, but in December, the holidays keep me occupied, and in January, there is the…

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 8:03 pm

‘Beauty After Breast Cancer': An Authentic, Breathtaking Look into the Lives of Survivors

(Some images may be considered NSFW)”Joyful, sexy, strong. We are showing them a picture and telling them a story that brings awareness to the fact that they do not have to lose these characteristics, or their life. We are granting patients a community when they feel isolated, reassurance when they are frightened and information when they feel…

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Never Check Email Before Noon (And Other Thoughts on Doing Your Best Work)

Never Check Email Before Noon (And Other Thoughts on Doing Your Best Work)Dana Vollmer did not have an easy road to the Olympics.Vollmer is an olympic swimmer, but it wasn't just the grueling practice schedule that made her journey to the top difficult. At the age of 15, Vollmer discovered that she had a heart disorder known as long QT syndrome. She had heart surgery later that year, but the operation didn't…

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 7:56 pm

U.S. has room to fight any future downturn with spending: Furman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House’s top economic adviser, Jason Furman, said on Tuesday that the United States has ample capacity to boost spending to cushion any future economic downturn. Furman, at a news conference on President Barack Obama’s final budget proposal, said that gross domestic product growth may be slowing somewhat, but that is being offset in a fiscal context by lower unemployment and lower-than-expected interest rates, and a continued decline in healthcare costs. …

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 7:52 pm

Time - United States

U.N. Agency Issues New Standards for Commercial Air Emissions

Air travel accounts for 3% of global carbon emissions

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 12:34 am

A Meteor Killed a Guy, but Here’s Why You’re Not Next

There are far likelier ways to go than getting clobbered by a space rock

Posted on 8 February 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Celebrate the Chinese New Year With This Shot of the Monkey Head Nebula

Honoring the Year of the Monkey with outer space

Posted on 8 February 2016 @ 4:25 pm

Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut Who Walked on the Moon, Dead at 85

Later known for his belief in paranormal activity and aliens

Posted on 5 February 2016 @ 10:52 pm

How Climate Change Unfairly Burdens Poorer Countries

The U.S. emits the second most greenhouse emissions but is largely shielded from the worst effects

Posted on 5 February 2016 @ 8:13 pm

Astronauts Aboard the Space Station Talk About Returning to Earth

American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Korneinko chat with TIME from the ISS

Posted on 5 February 2016 @ 3:42 pm

See Volcanic Lightning During an Eruption in Japan

There were no injuries reported immediately

Posted on 5 February 2016 @ 3:36 pm

Mayo Clinic - United States

Overuse injury: How to prevent training injuries

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 12:00 am

Bladder control problems in women: Seek treatment

Posted on 6 February 2016 @ 12:00 am

CRE bacteria: What you should know

Posted on 5 February 2016 @ 12:00 am

Weaning: Tips for breast-feeding mothers

Posted on 3 February 2016 @ 12:00 am

Teen drug abuse: Help your teen avoid drugs

Teen drug abuse can be prevented. Follow these tips to help protect your teen.

Posted on 2 February 2016 @ 12:00 am

Dietary fats: Know which types to choose

Posted on 2 February 2016 @ 12:00 am

Hospice care: Comforting the terminally ill

Posted on 28 January 2016 @ 12:00 am

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