Science Daily - United States

Australian doctors transplants first circulatory death human heart

The St Vincent’s Hospital Heart Lung Transplant Unit has carried out the world’s first distant procurement of hearts donated after circulatory death (DCD). These hearts were subsequently resuscitated and then successfully transplanted into patients with end-stage heart failure.

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 6:48 pm

Growing a blood vessel in a week

The technology for creating new tissues from stem cells has taken a giant leap forward. Three tablespoons of blood are all that is needed to grow a brand new blood vessel in just seven days.

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 2:12 pm

Ebola’s evolutionary roots more ancient than previously thought

A new study is helping to rewrite Ebola’s family history. It shows that Ebola and Marburg are each members of ancient evolutionary lines, and that these two viruses last shared a common ancestor sometime prior to 16-23 million years ago.

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 2:12 pm

For brain hemorrhage, risk of death lower at high-volume hospitals

For patients with a severe type of stroke called subarachnoid hemorrhage, treatment at a hospital that treats a high volume of subarachnoid hemorrhage cases is associated with a lower risk of death, reports a new study.

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 12:26 pm

New methods for maintaining the quality of minimally processed potatoes for 14 days, without the use of sulphites

Researchers have proposed alternatives to the use of sulphites in potatoes, one of the main preservatives currently used and which, among other properties, prevents the browning that appears after peeling and/or cutting certain foods.

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 12:25 pm

Without swift influx of substantial aid, Ebola epidemic in Africa poised to explode

The Ebola virus disease epidemic already devastating swaths of West Africa will likely get far worse in the coming weeks and months unless international commitments are significantly and immediately increased, new research predicts.

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 11:35 pm

Costs to treat bleeding strokes increases 10 years later

Costs to treat strokes caused by bleeding in the brain increased about 31 percent from five years after stroke to 10 years. Medication, nursing home and informal care expenses accounted for some of the increases.

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 11:35 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

10 things you may not know about laughter

Things you may not have known about being amused

Posted on 25 October 2014 @ 11:15 pm

VIDEO: Mali – ‘we can treat Ebola’

Mali has appealed for calm after the death of a toddler was confirmed as its first fatal case of Ebola and has said hygiene, not border closures, will contain the virus.

Posted on 25 October 2014 @ 5:05 pm

Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000

The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization’s latest report says.

Posted on 25 October 2014 @ 3:00 pm

AUDIO: Ebola health worker’s audio diary fears

Dr Geraldine O’Hara, an infectious diseases specialist from Huddersfield, has recorded a series of audio diaries while she is in Sierra Leone.

Posted on 25 October 2014 @ 9:06 am

Cancer-killing cells made in the lab

Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 11:27 pm

VIDEO: Ashya King ‘has really come along’

Ashya King’s father said his son “has really come along” while under going proton beam therapy in Prague.

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 2:07 pm

First transplant of ‘dead’ heart

Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a “dead heart”.

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 12:00 pm

Yahoo - United States

Mali seeks to contain Ebola fears after girl dies

People walk in front of a poster warning against the deadly Ebola virus in Freetown, October 4, 2014Mali authorities on Saturday sought to calm fears after Ebola claimed its first victim in the African country, a contagious toddler who took a 1,000-kilometre bus journey before being treated. The World Health Organization (WHO) warned the situation in Mali was an "emergency", and said in its latest Ebola situation report that the biggest outbreak on record has now killed 4,922 people, the vast majority of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with 10,141 cases reported. The US states of New York and New Jersey ordered mandatory quarantine for medics who had treated victims of the disease in west Africa, after a doctor who had returned from the region became the first Ebola case in New York City. President Barack Obama told Americans on Saturday that they must be "guided by the facts, not fear".

Posted on 25 October 2014 @ 10:30 pm

U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola criticizes her treatment

The first person quarantined under strict new rules in the New York City area for people with a high risk of Ebola tested negative, New Jersey officials said on Saturday, as President Barack Obama said the response to domestic cases of the deadly disease needs to be based on “facts, not fear.” Under the new policy, anyone arriving at the two international airports serving New York City after having contact with Ebola patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea must submit to a mandatory 21-day quarantine. The requirement exceeds current federal …

Posted on 25 October 2014 @ 9:44 pm

U.S. FDA issues emergency authorization for two new Ebola tests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization on Saturday for two new tests made by BioFire Defense that detect Ebola in humans. FDA said in a news release that it has been working closely with Salt Lake City-based BioFire Defense to obtain the necessary performance data to enable the authorization of the Ebola tests. “We understand the importance of quickly diagnosing Ebola cases in the U.S. and abroad. …

Posted on 25 October 2014 @ 9:15 pm

U.S. military starts training its Ebola rapid-response team

Soldiers from the U.S. Army 615th Engineer Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion practise the proper way to remove protective gloves during the final session of personal protective equipment training at Ft. Carson in Colorado SpringsBy Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – As health officials were trying to manage a patient infected with Ebola in New York, U.S. military personnel in Texas were in the first stages of training a new rapid-response team that could head to hospitals the next time an outbreak occurs. The 30-member U.S. Military Ebola Rapid Response Team assembled at the Army's San Antonio Military Medical Center on Wednesday and consists of five physicians, 20 nurses and five certified trainers. The group will supervise treatment and help hospitals deal with the intricacies of treating Ebola. …

Posted on 25 October 2014 @ 7:47 pm

Governor Cuomo did not tell NYC about new Ebola airport rules: mayor

Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference about New York's first case of Ebola, in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo did not inform New York City officials before announcing mandatory quarantines for some people arriving at airports around the city from Ebola-affected countries, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Saturday. De Blasio declined to criticize or commend the new rules, which also affect New Jersey, but told reporters the city would cooperate with them. Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, the city's health commissioner, told reporters the doctor who was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday was in a stable condition in a city hospital. …

Posted on 25 October 2014 @ 7:25 pm

When the Bad News Comes, Be There and Remain Faithful

This is the final part of a four-part series on death, and life, and decisions we face going forward into our final twenty or so years. (For the first three parts of the series, go to the Martha Nelson blog on The Huffington Post). As Baby Boomers we have led the way all of our lives. Now we will lead each other to the end of our days, like it…

Posted on 25 October 2014 @ 6:44 pm

WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.

Posted on 25 October 2014 @ 6:44 pm

Time - United States

Watch TIME’s Jeffrey Kluger Discuss How to Eradicate Polio

People in three countries still suffer from the disease

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 10:29 pm

Manly Men Are Not Always the Best Choice, Study Says

It’s a Hollywood stereotype: Men prefer to partner up with feminine-looking women, and women favor masculine men. But even when you allow for same-gender couples and variations in personal preference, plenty of research suggests that the proposition is generally true. “It’s been replicated many times across different cultures,” says Isabel Scott, a psychologist at Brunel…

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 2:40 pm

The Largest Sunspot in Decades Is Spitting Solar Flares at Earth

The event could lead to more auroras and disrupt spacecraft and power systems on Earth

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 12:03 pm

E.U. Sets Plan to Cut Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

Europe sets climate change goals to be met by 2030

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 1:05 am

Watch Highlights From This Week’s Solar Eclipse

Watch highlights from the solar eclipse over North America

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 7:08 pm

See a Comet’s Close Encounter With Mars

A comet flew past Mars this week and NASA captured the encounter

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 6:21 pm

Look Up: There’s a Rare Partial Solar Eclipse Thursday

Here’s when to look up at the sky

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 2:20 pm

Mayo Clinic - United States

Asthma: Limit asthma attacks caused by colds or flu

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 12:00 am

Medical history: Compiling your medical family tree

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 12:00 am

Hand-washing: Do’s and don’ts

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 12:00 am

Thanksgiving recipes: Delicious and healthy options

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 12:00 am

Staying healthy in school: Kid-friendly tips

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 12:00 am

Foreign object inhaled: First aid

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 12:00 am

Severe bleeding: First aid

Posted on 21 October 2014 @ 12:00 am

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