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Science Daily – United States

Preclinical study demonstrates promising treatment for rare bone disease

Researchers have led a preclinical study demonstrating that the drug palovarotene suppresses the formation of bony tumors (osteochondromas) in models of multiple hereditary exostoses (MHE). The research is an important step toward an effective pharmacological treatment for MHE, a rare genetic condition that affects about 1 in 50,000 people worldwide.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 7:15 pm

Sleeve gastrectomy, common weight-loss surgery, lowers women’s tolerance to alcohol

Women who have had gastric sleeve surgery to lose weight may want to consider limiting the number of alcoholic drinks they consume post-surgery. A new study found that after undergoing sleeve gastrectomy, women could be legally intoxicated after drinking half the number of drinks than women who did not have this surgery.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 6:39 pm

Patient-centered medical home model improves chronic disease management

Data from more than 800 Veterans Health Administration (VHA) primary care clinics revealed that national implementation of a patient-centered medical home model was effective at improving several chronic disease outcomes over time.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 5:45 pm

Cell cycle proteins help immune cells trap microbes with nets made of DNA

In your bloodstream, there are immune cells called neutrophils that, when faced with a pathogenic threat, will expel their DNA like a net to contain it. These DNA snares are called neutrophil extracellular traps or NETs. Researchers describe an important step in how these NETs are released and how they stop a fungus from establishing an infection in mice and human cells.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 5:45 pm

Smoking study personalizes treatment

A simple blood test is allowing researchers to determine which patients should be prescribed varenicline (Chantix) to stop smoking and which patients could do just as well, and avoid side effects, by using a nicotine patch.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 5:09 pm

Key signaling protein for muscle growth

Researchers have discovered the importance of a well-known protein, myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 (MyD88), in the development and regeneration of muscles. Researchers have described the protein’s critical role in the growth and repair of skeletal muscles, both in post-natal development and in the regeneration of injured adult muscles.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 5:09 pm

Nanoparticles could allow for faster, better medicine

Gold nanoparticles could help make drugs act more quickly and effectively, according to new research.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 5:09 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

NHS: The front-line nurses keeping patients out of hospital

District nurses help keep patients out of hospital, but in England numbers have halved since 2010.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 10:53 pm

Young people ‘experimenting more in bed’

Study reveals increasing diversity in young people’s heterosexual practices.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 12:53 pm

Breast cancer tumours ‘larger’ in overweight women

Women with a higher body mass index might need more frequent mammograms, researchers suggest.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 11:03 am

‘Stillbirth was hardest day of my life’

Women are now being advised to sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 10:39 am

‘Hot, old and hyperactive’: The menopause in 60 seconds

In 60 seconds three women sum up what is a normal phase for all women.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 7:20 am

Some cancer patients have PTSD years after diagnosis, study finds

A fifth of cancer patients experience post-traumatic stress disorder.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 5:25 am

Why do so many US women die giving birth?

While progress has been made to curb death rates in other countries, the US has seen an increase.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 12:25 am

Yahoo – United States

Don't Forget Travel Vaccines This Holiday Season

Don't Forget Travel Vaccines This Holiday SeasonIf you're planning to celebrate the holidays overseas—or even to sneak in a quick getaway before the festivities begin—you've probably got a lot to do beforehand.   You might be tempted to skip t…


Posted on 15 November 2017 @ 10:16 pm

Don't Forget Travel Vaccines This Holiday Season

Don't Forget Travel Vaccines This Holiday SeasonIf you're planning to celebrate the holidays overseas—or even to sneak in a quick getaway before the festivities begin—you've probably got a lot to do beforehand.   You might be tempted to skip t…


Posted on 15 November 2017 @ 10:16 pm

33 Unbelievably Good Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

33 Unbelievably Good Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes


Posted on 14 November 2017 @ 10:49 pm

An Easy 6-Day Plan To Lose 10 Pounds

An Easy 6-Day Plan To Lose 10 Pounds


Posted on 14 November 2017 @ 9:34 pm

The hero rats of Africa sniff out land mines — and TB infections

The hero rats of Africa sniff out land mines — and TB infectionsIn Tanzania, a nonprofit trains African giant pouched rats to save lives by detecting land mines and tuberculosis.


Posted on 14 November 2017 @ 9:09 pm

19 Easy and Delicious Ways to Cook Potatoes

19 Easy and Delicious Ways to Cook Potatoes


Posted on 10 November 2017 @ 11:02 pm

16 Simple and Flavorful Ways to Prepare Green Beans

16 Simple and Flavorful Ways to Prepare Green Beans


Posted on 10 November 2017 @ 11:02 pm

Time – United States

Scientists Predict 2018 Will Be a Bad Year for Earthquakes. Here’s Why

We may see more severe quakes next year, particularly near the equator

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 5:47 pm

President Trump Says Ban on Elephant Remains Will Stay For Now

Ending the ban prompted widespread backlash

Posted on 18 November 2017 @ 1:45 am

Here’s How to Watch the 2017 Leonid Meteor Shower

The annual Leonid meteor shower will be clearly visible throughout the U.S.

Posted on 17 November 2017 @ 10:03 pm

See How the Earth Has Changed Over the Past 20 Years in This NASA Timelapse

Based on satellite footage

Posted on 17 November 2017 @ 9:37 pm

Scientists Can Now Tell How Much Glaciers Melting Will Affect Specific Cities

New York will be most affected by the northeastern part of the Greenland ice sheet

Posted on 17 November 2017 @ 8:07 pm

A Leonardo da Vinci Painting Just Sold for $450 Million. Here’s How Experts Figured Out It Was Real

It’s the most anyone has ever paid for a piece of art

Posted on 17 November 2017 @ 12:03 am

CTE Was Confirmed in a Living Person for the First Time. And It’s a Veteran NFL Player

The subject of the diagnosis was reportedly former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Fred McNeill

Posted on 16 November 2017 @ 1:28 pm

Mayo Clinic – United States

Foreign object in the skin: First aid

Posted on 18 November 2017 @ 12:00 am

Frequent bowel movements

Posted on 18 November 2017 @ 12:00 am

Reduce your risk of stroke if you have atrial fibrillation

Posted on 18 November 2017 @ 12:00 am

Organ donation: Don’t let these myths confuse you

Urban legends and misinformation surround organ donation. Separate the fact from fiction.

Posted on 18 November 2017 @ 12:00 am

Antidepressants: Selecting one that’s right for you

Posted on 17 November 2017 @ 12:00 am

Dry orgasm

Posted on 17 November 2017 @ 12:00 am

Senior health: How to prevent and detect malnutrition

Posted on 16 November 2017 @ 12:00 am


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