Science Daily – United States

How to turn white fat brown

The browning program in white fat cells is normally suppressed by a protein called FLCN, researchers have found. It performs this function in cooperation with a major cellular signaling hub, a protein complex known as mTOR. Harnessing this knowledge may one day provide the key to better treatments for obesity.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 5:52 pm

Inactive lifestyle linked to ozone-related lung disease

An inactive lifestyle may increase the risk of environmentally induced asthma symptoms. In a new study, researchers found that sedentary rats exposed to varying degrees of ozone, a type of air pollution, had higher markers for chronic disease when compared to counterparts that were more active.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 5:52 pm

Researchers uncover new evidence linking inflammation and increased prostate cancer risk

Researchers have discovered a previously unrecognized type of progenitor cell that, though rare in most regions of the human prostate, is found in uncommonly high numbers in inflamed areas of the gland. These progenitor cells have the ability to initiate prostate cancer in response to genetic changes. New study results suggest inflammation increases overall risk for the disease by increasing the available pool of progenitor cells that can develop into prostate cancer.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 5:52 pm

Uterine microbiota play a key role in implantation and pregnancy success in in vitro fertilization

Endometrial microbiota (bacteria in the uterine cavity) play an important role in determining whether women are able to get pregnant via in vitro fertilization (IVF), according to a new study.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 5:47 pm

Lung cancer: Protein as potential tool for predicting survival

The biomarker PD-1, a protein, could potentially be used to predict survival or disease-free survival of lung cancer patients who have had the tumour surgically removed, a new study has concluded.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 5:47 pm

Researchers find overwhelming evidence of malaria’s existence 2,000 years ago

An analysis of 2,000-year-old human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula has confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire, addressing a longstanding debate about its pervasiveness in this ancient civilization.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 4:17 pm

New compound targets TB bacterium’s defense against the immune system

Chemists have developed a compound that could enable a new drug strategy for treating tuberculosis, report scientists in a new report.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 4:16 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

Australian court approves intersex child’s surgery

A five-year-old child born genetically male will grow up as a sterilised female after a court ruling.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 5:30 am

Reluctantly casting doubt on ‘life-saving’ stoves

Research casts doubt on a global mission to use cleaner-burning stoves, to prevent pollution-induced illness in the world’s poorest children.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 12:02 am

Kenya strike: Patient’s brother says strike is "inhumane"

The brother of a patient in a Kenyan hospital tells the BBC’s World Have Your Say he thinks the doctors’ strike over pay is “inhumane”.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 4:52 pm

Egypt arrests ‘organ trafficking ring’

Egypt arrests 25 people, including doctors and nurses, accused of illegal organ trafficking.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 2:13 pm

Caesarean births ‘affecting human evolution’

The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 2:12 pm

‘Exercise boosts men’s sperm count’

Doing half an hour of exercise three times a week may boost men’s sperm count, scientists have found.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 10:34 am

Pubic hair grooming ‘STI risk linked to skin tears’

People who regularly trim or remove all their pubic hair are at greater risk of STIs, research suggests.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 1:58 am

Yahoo – United States

Ohio ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill heads to governor’s desk

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio bill that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected is headed to the governor’s desk.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 3:41 am

Fight over revolutionary genetic advance goes to court in US

The DNA double helixA fierce legal battle over the patent for a revolutionary gene-editing technique played out Tuesday in a US court, with billions of dollars at stake. In one corner of the fight are two women regularly considered possible candidates for a Nobel prize: French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier of the Max Planck Institute in Berlin and biochemist Jennifer Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley. Opposing them is Feng Zhang, a leading light at the Broad Institute, a research facility affiliated with Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 2:26 am

Suitors, husbands spurn Middle Eastern women disfigured by war

By Lin Taylor AMMAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Ahzan was shopping in a market in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad when an explosion ripped through the street, lifting her off her feet and shattering her lower body.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 2:01 am

EU clears Bristol-Myers immunotherapy drug for blood cancer

LONDON (Reuters) – Bristol-Myers Squibb’s immunotherapy drug Opdivo has been approved in Europe for the treatment of classical Hodgkin lymphoma, a rare blood cancer, the U.S. company said on Wednesday. Opdivo is already approved for melanoma, lung cancer and kidney cancer. (Reporting by Ben Hirschler. Editing by Jane Merriman)

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 12:02 am

Lack of access to medicine in Latin America taken to rights body

21 percent of Latin America's population has no access to basic health services, according to health rights groupsComplaints over lack of access to medicine in Latin America were brought before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Tuesday, with demands that big drug companies be punished for preventing the sale of generics. Various regional groups highlighted the situation to the IACHR during a hearing held in Panama, saying that 21 percent of Latin America's population had no access to basic health services and that 700,000 people died annually of preventable causes. This should be qualified as a "crime against humanity," said German Holguin, coordinator for Alianza LAC-Global por el Acceso a Medicamentos, one of the groups.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 11:37 pm

U.S. insurer lobby group seeks delay in 2018 Obamacare deadline

Park of Cambridge wears cast for her broken wrist with "I Love Obamacare" written upon it prior to U.S. President Barack Obama's arrival to speak about health insurance at Faneuil Hall in BostonBy Caroline Humer NEW YORK (Reuters) – The largest lobbying group for health insurers has asked U.S. lawmakers weighing the fate of Obamacare to push back the due date for 2018 individual insurance submissions to regulators in hopes of obtaining greater clarity on the program's future later on. Republican leaders including President-elect Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have said they are keen to repeal President Barack Obama's signature health insurance program, the Affordable Care Act, which provides coverage to millions of Americans. The process of repealing and replacing Obamacare could take two to three years, however, according to some senators.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 11:27 pm

Environment group takes De Beers Canada to court over mercury

An environmental group said on Tuesday it filed a lawsuit against De Beers Canada, accusing the diamond producer of failing to report toxic levels of mercury and methylmercury at its Victor diamond mine in northern Ontario. The Wildlands League alleged that De Beers Canada failed to report mercury levels from five of nine surface water monitoring stations for the creeks next to its open pit mine between 2009 and 2016. This was an offense under the Ontario Water Resources Act, the group said in a statement.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 11:13 pm

Time – United States

Google Is Going All In on Renewable Energy

A shift to clean sources

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 5:39 pm

Driving on Less Than Five Hour’s Sleep Is Like Driving Drunk, Report Says

“You cannot miss sleep and still expect to be able to safely function behind the wheel”

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 4:20 pm

How Climate Change Could Make Extreme Rain Even Worse

By about 400%

Posted on 5 December 2016 @ 11:52 pm

What Comes Next for the Dakota Access Pipeline

The long struggle to block the pipeline remains far from over

Posted on 5 December 2016 @ 10:08 pm

See This Magnificent Galaxy in More Detail Than Ever Before

A recently released Hubble image explores the NGC 4696 galaxy

Posted on 5 December 2016 @ 7:39 pm

How Sleeping Memories Come Back to Life

The secret’s in the synapses

Posted on 1 December 2016 @ 10:52 pm

A Russian Cargo Space Ship Just Crashed

The ship stopped transmitting data 383 seconds after launch

Posted on 1 December 2016 @ 6:10 pm

Mayo Clinic – United States

C-reactive protein test

Posted on 3 December 2016 @ 12:00 am

Thalidomide: Research advances in cancer and other conditions

Thalidomide is infamous for the birth defects it caused. So why are doctors still prescribing it?

Posted on 3 December 2016 @ 12:00 am

The Mayo Clinic Diet: A weight-loss program for life

The Mayo Clinic Diet is a different approach to weight loss. It’s a lifestyle that can help you maintain a healthy weight for a lifetime.

Posted on 1 December 2016 @ 12:00 am

Intimidated by yoga? 3 easy ways to get started

Posted on 1 December 2016 @ 12:00 am

How compassion can boost your happiness

Posted on 1 December 2016 @ 12:00 am

Getting healthy starts with changing your mindset

Posted on 30 November 2016 @ 12:00 am

Tattoo removal

Posted on 30 November 2016 @ 12:00 am

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