Science Daily - United States

Possible new weapon against PTSD

Animals who underwent chronic stress prior to a traumatic experience engaged a distinctive brain pathway that encodes traumatic memories more strongly than in unstressed animals, new research shows.

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 2:05 pm

Which blood thinner works better during stent placement? It’s still a toss-up

A large, ambitious contrast of blood-thinning medications used during cardiac stent placement suggests that a very expensive drug offers no clear safety benefits over a much more affordable option, according to a researcher and cardiologist.

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 2:03 pm

Redefining pediatric malnutrition to improve treatment

The new definition of pediatric malnutrition has been reviewed by experts, identifying populations where the new guidelines can be problematic in clinical practice. The review also describes the implementation of a malnutrition identification program within a large tertiary care children’s hospital.

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 2:03 pm

Modified CAR T cells can preferentially target cancer cells, spare normal cells

Engineering chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells to lower their affinity for the protein epithelial growth factor receptor (EGFR) made the cells preferentially recognize and eliminate tumor cells that have high amounts of EGFR while sparing normal cells that have lower amounts of the protein, according to a preclinical study.

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 1:55 pm

Newly engineered CAR T cells can better discriminate between cancer and normal cells

A new development in engineering chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells, called affinity tuning, can make the CAR T cells spare normal cells and better recognize and attack cancer cells, which may help lower the toxicity associated with this type of immunotherapy when used against solid tumors, according to a preclinical study.

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 1:55 pm

‘Bacterial litmus test’ provides inexpensive measurement of micronutrients

A bacterium engineered to produce different pigments in response to varying levels of a micronutrient in blood samples could give health officials an inexpensive way to detect nutritional deficiencies in resource-limited areas of the world.

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 1:53 pm

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Is Safe, Effective for Very Elderly Patients

Select patients age 90 years and older with aortic stenosis (AS) can benefit from a relatively new, minimally invasive surgery for aortic valve replacement, new research suggests.

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 1:53 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

Wasp venom could fight off cancer

The venom of a wasp native to Brazil could be used as a weapon to fight cancer, scientists believe.

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 4:01 pm

Poor sleep may make you prone to colds

People who sleep six hours a night or less are more likely to catch a cold when exposed to the virus, a novel human experiment finds.

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 12:31 pm

New insecticide method ‘100% effective’

A new method of applying insecticide to nets has proved 100% effective against certain resistant mosquitoes, an international study reports.

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 6:54 am

‘More male carers needed’ for elderly

More male care workers are needed to look after older people, the Chief Executive of Care England says.

Posted on 31 August 2015 @ 5:03 am

Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies aged 82

British neurologist and acclaimed author Oliver Sacks dies at the age of 82.

Posted on 30 August 2015 @ 2:42 pm

‘Pre-suicide behaviour’ identified

Depressed people who display “risky behaviour”, agitation and impulsivity are at least 50% more likely to attempt suicide, a study finds.

Posted on 30 August 2015 @ 10:41 am

Paid to poo: Combating open defecation in India

Indian scheme aims to encourage better toilet habits

Posted on 29 August 2015 @ 11:05 pm

Yahoo - United States

General Electric names Beth Comstock as vice chair

The logo of US conglomerate General Electric is pictured at the company's site in BelfortComstock, 55, becomes the first woman in GE's history to become a vice chair, a title that three other company executives also hold. In a statement, Chief Executive Officer Jeff Immelt said Comstock had spearheaded investment in the "Industrial Internet," GE's efforts to evolve into a digital industrial company. As head of GE Business Innovations, Comstock has been overseeing the company's lighting business, which had $2.5 billion in revenue last year and is using digital technology to reinvent itself.

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 3:41 pm

Bicycle-related injuries on the rise in U.S.

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – Between 1998 and 2013, adult bicycling injuries rose sharply in the U.S., largely among riders over age 45, a new study shows. “Once we looked at the demographics of who were admitted from the hospital we saw the trend in riders older than 45 getting hurt,” said Dr. Benjamin N. Breyer of the University of California, San Francisco General Hospital, who worked on the study. “The injury data reflect a change in the demographics of bicycle riders,” Breyer told Reuters Health by email.

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 3:30 pm

FDA issues warning letters to five caffeine distributors

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued warning letters to five distributors of pure powdered caffeine, as the federal agency stepped up efforts to curtail ingestion of the stimulant in its pure form. The drug regulator had in 2014 issued a consumer advisory warning of the risk to taking pure powdered form of caffeine after two men died from overdose. Earlier in 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Breathable Foods Inc, a company that marketed an inhalable caffeine product as ‘breathable energy’.

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 3:16 pm

Civilians pay heavy price in Yemen’s Taiz, health care collapses: UN

People gather at the site of Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen's central city of TaizBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – Nearly 100 civilians have been killed in the past two weeks in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz where a collapsing health care service and outbreak of dengue fever are compounding a dire humanitarian situation, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Yemen's third-largest city has become the latest frontline in a five-month war between northern Houthi militiamen and supporters of Yemen's exiled government, which is backed by the West and Saudi Arabia.

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 3:08 pm

How To Disconnect From Your Job And Leave Your Work At Work

How To Disconnect From Your Job And Leave Your Work At WorkBy: Joe OlivetoCredit: iStock/Ilya Terentyev"Nine to five." It might have meant something in your parents' day, but now it's just another awkward, outdated phrase, like "the bee's knees" or "I'm voting for Nixon."Our digital age has been sweet, but the price of permanent connection is an inability to go home and leave your work behind at the…

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 3:06 pm

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer expecting twin girls in December

Marissa Ann Mayer, president and CEO of Yahoo!, arrives for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2015 celebrating the opening of "China: Through the Looking Glass," in Manhattan(Reuters) – Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer said she was pregnant with identical twin girls, likely due in December, but promised she would take limited time away as she works toward turning around the company's struggling online ad business. Yahoo is also preparing to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and is considering the future of its holding in Yahoo Japan Corp . Yahoo shares fell 1.5 percent at $31.77 in morning trading amid a selloff in the broader market.

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 3:05 pm

Liberian Ebola survivor battles prejudice in UN virtual reality film

The Ebola virus treatment center where four people are currently being treated is seen in PaynesvilleBy Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A virtual reality film aims to draw attention to prejudice towards Ebola survivors by guiding viewers through the life of a woman in Liberia who uses her immunity to help others affected by the disease, the creators said on Tuesday. The eight-minute film "Waves of Grace" is part of a series of virtual reality (VR) films commissioned by the United Nations to fight donor fatigue on humanitarian issues including the plight of Syrian refugees in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. It transports the viewer to West Point, the most populous slum in Monrovia, and follows Ebola survivor Decontee Davis, offering a 360-degree view of her surroundings as she looks after orphaned children and cares for others with the disease.

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 3:00 pm

Time - United States

See New Horizons’ Entire Pluto Flyby in 23 Seconds

Get a good look at the dwarf planet

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 3:30 pm

See Photos of the Wreck of the Titanic When It Was First Discovered

The long-lost shipwreck was found 30 years ago

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 11:00 am

See Astronaut’s Photo of Hurricane Jimena From Space

NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren captured this image of Hurricane Jimena from the International Space Station and posted it to Twitter on Sunday. Jimena is a Category 4 hurricane that’s located more than 1,330 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii. Weather experts predict it will remain a Category 3 hurricane or greater through Tuesday. According to The…

Posted on 31 August 2015 @ 4:57 pm

See How Kids Are Getting 3D-printed Hands for Free

A global network of almost 6,000 volunteers is making it happen

Posted on 31 August 2015 @ 4:11 pm

See Photos of Last Night’s ‘Supermoon’

One of the three largest full moons of this year rose in the sky last night

Posted on 30 August 2015 @ 2:41 pm

Scientists and Writers Pay Tribute to Oliver Sacks on Twitter

The neurologist and author has died at age 82

Posted on 30 August 2015 @ 1:46 pm

Neurologist and Writer Oliver Sacks Dies at 82

He had sold millions of books based on his cases

Posted on 30 August 2015 @ 1:13 pm

Mayo Clinic - United States

Teen suicide: What parents need to know

Is your teen at risk of suicide? Get the facts.

Posted on 28 August 2015 @ 12:00 am

Mediterranean diet recipes

Posted on 21 August 2015 @ 12:00 am

Artificial sweeteners and other sugar substitutes

Posted on 20 August 2015 @ 12:00 am

Flu shot: Your best bet for avoiding influenza

Posted on 19 August 2015 @ 12:00 am

Triglycerides: Why do they matter?

Posted on 15 August 2015 @ 12:00 am

Weight training: Do’s and don’ts of proper technique

Posted on 14 August 2015 @ 12:00 am

Weight training: Improve your muscular fitness

Posted on 14 August 2015 @ 12:00 am

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