Science Daily – United States

New, old science combine to make faster medical test

Magnetic nanoparticles are coated with an antibody, then aligned in formation within a magnetic field and tallied under laser optics. The result could lead to speedy diagnoses for infectious diseases.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 12:45 am

Study discusses model for understanding nutrition and brain development

For nearly a decade, researchers have studied the piglet as a translational model to understand which aspects of early brain development are affected by nutrition interventions. In a recent review article, investigators provide background for the work they do with nutrition and neurodevelopment using the piglet as a model.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 12:45 am

Team uncovers cellular responses to bird flu vaccine

New research eavesdrops on gene expression in human immune system cells before and after vaccination against bird flu, exposing cellular responses associated with a vaccine constituent called AS03, short for adjuvant system 03. Using massive computation, the investigators pursue a systems biology approach, providing a new wealth of detail about vaccine responses and data for the generation of new hypotheses.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 12:45 am

Type 1 diabetes linked to gut inflammation, bacteria changes

People with Type 1 diabetes exhibit inflammation in the digestive tract and gut bacteria, a pattern that differs from individuals who do not have diabetes or those who have celiac disease, according to a new study.

Posted on 19 January 2017 @ 9:34 pm

Breast cancer prognosis of African-American patients may improve with administration of chemotherapy before surgery, study finds

Administering chemotherapy to African-American breast cancer patients prior to surgery could improve their prognosis and survival rates from the disease, according to a new study.

Posted on 19 January 2017 @ 9:33 pm

Scientists initiate first ethical guidelines for organs cultivated in vitro

Scientists have created an ethical guideline for research into human organ models.

Posted on 19 January 2017 @ 9:30 pm

Surgical site infections are the most common and costly of hospital infections

Researchers updated guidelines for the prevention, detection and management of surgical site infections, which affect as many as 300,000 patients per year in the United States.

Posted on 19 January 2017 @ 9:15 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

James Paget Hospital patient evicted after two years

A hospital patient who occupied a bed for more than years was evicted after a hospital applied for a court order.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 6:30 pm

Tiger stripes

We explore exactly what stretch marks are after model Chrissy Teigen shows hers off on Twitter.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 4:35 pm

PIP breast implants: French court tells TUV to pay damages

German safety body TUV is told to pay hefty compensation over the PIP breast implant scandal.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 3:25 pm

MRI scanning for prostate cancer biggest advance ‘in decades’

The biggest leap in diagnosing prostate cancer “in decades” has been made using new scanning equipment, say doctors and campaigners.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 9:54 am

Intimate questions

A transgender woman who offered people the chance to ask “invasive questions” on an internet forum has been overwhelmed by the response.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 2:07 am

Voice doctor

Our voices can activate gadgets and authenticate ourselves to banks. But can they tell if we’re ill?

Posted on 19 January 2017 @ 1:08 pm

Alkaline swindle

Naima Houder-Mohammed believed Robert O Young, the father of the alkaline diet, could cure her. It didn’t turn out as she hoped.

Posted on 19 January 2017 @ 10:25 am

Yahoo – United States

Preterm birth linked to health problems in adolescence

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Adolescents who were born extremely premature are much more likely to have chronic health problems than their peers who were delivered at full term, a Swedish study suggests. Pregnancy normally lasts about 40 weeks, and babies born after 37 weeks are considered full term. “Children born extremely preterm at 23 to 25 weeks gestation face an increased risk of chronic health problems such as neurodevelopmental handicap (mostly mild or moderate), asthma, and behavioral difficulties,” said study co-author Dr. Aijaz Farooqi, a researcher at the University Hospital of Umea in Sweden.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 10:24 pm

Merck, Bristol-Myers agree to settle Keytruda patent suit

(Reuters) – Merck & Co said it agreed to enter into a settlement and license agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Ono Pharmaceutical Co Ltd to resolve all global patent-infringement litigation related to its cancer drug, Keytruda. Merck will make an initial payment of $625 million to Bristol and Japan’s Ono. The company will also pay a 6.5 percent royalty rate on Keytruda sales from January 2017 to December 2023, and a 2.5 percent rate for the subsequent three years.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 10:22 pm

Heartburn pills tied to serious bacterial infections

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – People who take popular heartburn pills known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be more likely to develop intestinal infections than people who don’t take these medications, a Scottish study suggests. Researchers examined data on about 188,000 people who used these drugs and about 377,000 similar individuals who didn’t take PPIs. In addition, PPI users had a 4.5 times greater risk of getting Campylobacter infections, a common form of food poisoning, if they were hospitalized and a 3.7 times higher risk when they weren’t hospitalized.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 10:18 pm

Bristol-Myers lung cancer delay slams shares, keeps Merck in lead

A trader passes by a screen displaying the tickers symbols for Bristol-Myers Squibb and Intelsat, Ltd. on the floor at the New York Stock ExchangeBristol-Myers Squibb Co shares fell 11 percent on Friday following Thursday's announcement that it would not seek accelerated approval of its immunotherapy drug combination in first-line lung cancer, further solidifying Merck & Co Inc's leading position in the burgeoning immuno-oncolgy field. Lung cancer is by far the biggest oncology market and a handful of companies have been battling to become dominant in initial, or first-line, treatment, and to provide much-needed combination therapies. Merck shares rose 3.6 percent to $62.53, while Bristol fell to $49.23.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 9:53 pm

Pro-cannabis group hands out thousands of free joints in Washington

Alan Amsterdam, one of the organizers who planned to hand out marijuana cigarettes in Washington DC during Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, said volunteers had been rolling joints for three weeksHundreds of people dispersed through the streets of Washington on Friday during the inauguration of Donald Trump to hand out thousands of free joints and raise public awareness about cannabis consumption. Amsterdam, who looks rather like a biker, said his main hope is that the new administration will keep its hands off the city's legalization of cannabis. Trump's nominee as attorney general, Jeff Sessions, is a critic of legalization.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 9:05 pm

Bogus doctor performed physicals at Philadelphia high school

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities are investigating how a woman with phony medical credentials ended up giving physicals last year at a Philadelphia public high school.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 7:47 pm

Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in dome

In this photo provided by the University of Hawaii, scientists Joshua Ehrlich, from left, Laura Lark, Sam Payler, Brian Ramos, Jay Bevington and Ansley Barnard, pose for a photo before they enter a geodesic dome called Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, or HI-SEAS located 8,200 feet above sea level on Mauna Loa on the island of Hawaii, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The four men and two women moved into their new simulated space home Thursday afternoon, as part of a human-behavior study that could help NASA as it draws up plans for sending astronauts on long missions to Mars. (University of Hawaii via AP)HONOLULU (AP) — Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods — with a rare treat of Spam — and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace.

Posted on 20 January 2017 @ 7:20 pm

Time – United States

NASA Scientists to Spend Eight Months in Isolation on Hawaii as Part of a Mars Simulation

The six crew members will have no physical human contact with the outside world

Posted on 19 January 2017 @ 9:18 am

EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt Acknowledges Global Warming But Wants to Restrain the Agency

Environmental groups strongly oppose his nomination

Posted on 18 January 2017 @ 10:50 pm

Here Are the Top 11 Species Named After Celebrities

The Naopalpa donaldtrumpi is a tiny species of moth which seems to share The Donald’s signature hair

Posted on 18 January 2017 @ 10:42 pm

Scientists Warn of ‘Eleventh Hour’ for Many Primate Species

“We have one last opportunity to greatly reduce or even eliminate the human threats to primates and their habitats”

Posted on 18 January 2017 @ 7:00 pm

2016 Was the Hottest Year Ever. It’s the Third Year in a Row of Record-High Heat

Average surface temperatures were 1.69°F above the 20th century average

Posted on 18 January 2017 @ 3:30 pm

Scientists Just Named a Tiny Moth After Donald Trump

The moth’s official name is Neopalpa donaldtrumpi

Posted on 18 January 2017 @ 1:21 pm

Climate Change Could Lead to Far Fewer Picture-Perfect Weather Days

Earth might lose as many as 10 “do something fun” days by the end of the century

Posted on 18 January 2017 @ 8:59 am

Mayo Clinic – United States

4 ways to reach (and maintain) New Year’s resolutions

Posted on 14 January 2017 @ 12:00 am

Nutrition claims: How to tell fact from fiction

Posted on 14 January 2017 @ 12:00 am

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR): First aid

Posted on 5 January 2017 @ 12:00 am

Video: Modified pushup

The modified push-up is less challenging than a classic push-up. See how it’s done.

Posted on 5 January 2017 @ 12:00 am

Office exercise: Add more activity to your workday

Are you too sedentary? See how to sneak more activity into your day.

Posted on 5 January 2017 @ 12:00 am

Symptoms of pregnancy: What happens first

Even before you miss a period, you might suspect — or hope — that you’re pregnant. Know the earliest clues.

Posted on 5 January 2017 @ 12:00 am

How to break the busy cycle

Posted on 4 January 2017 @ 12:00 am

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