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Science Daily – United States

Scientists identify immunological profiles of people who make powerful HIV antibodies

People living with HIV who naturally produce broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) that may help suppress the virus have different immunological profiles than people who do not, researchers report. While bNAbs cannot completely clear HIV infections in people who already acquired the virus, scientists believe a successful preventive HIV vaccine must induce bNAbs. Defining how to safely replicate these attributes in HIV-uninfected vaccine recipients may lead to better designed experimental vaccines to protect against HIV.

Posted on 29 July 2016 @ 6:30 pm

Researchers find molecular switch that triggers bacterial pathogenicity

The supercoiling of bacterial chromosomes around histone-like proteins can trigger the expression of genes that make the microbe invasive, new research shows. The discovery could provide a new target for the development of drugs to prevent or treat bacterial infection, say scientists.

Posted on 29 July 2016 @ 6:30 pm

Vaccination: Zika infection is caused by one virus serotype

Vaccination against a single strain of Zika virus should be sufficient to protect against genetically diverse strains of the virus, according to a new study.

Posted on 29 July 2016 @ 5:29 pm

Fish oil vs. lard: Why some fat can help or hinder your diet

A diet high in saturated fat can make your brain struggle to control what you eat, says a new study. Consuming fish oil instead of lard can make a significant difference, the study shows.

Posted on 29 July 2016 @ 5:29 pm

The heart-brain connection: The link between LQTS and seizures

Patients carrying certain mutations that cause Long QT Syndrome, a rare cardiac rhythm disorder, have an increased risk for developing seizures and have more severe cardiac symptoms.

Posted on 29 July 2016 @ 5:29 pm

Flexible building blocks of the future

A discovery may lead to more close-fitting, comfortable and user-friendly prosthetics.

Posted on 29 July 2016 @ 5:28 pm

Green monkeys acquired Staphylococcus aureus from humans

Many deadly diseases that afflict humans were originally acquired through contact with animals. New research suggests that pathogens can also jump the species barrier to move from humans to animals. The study shows that green monkeys in The Gambia acquired Staphylococcus aureus from humans.

Posted on 29 July 2016 @ 5:28 pm


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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

#WhatIt’sReallyLike

Young women with type 1 diabetes talk about the misunderstanding around the disease.

Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 12:55 am

Zika virus: Florida cases ‘likely’ to be first US-based infections

Four people suffering from the Zika virus in Florida are probably the first cases contracted within the US, health officials say.

Posted on 29 July 2016 @ 6:21 pm

Sweden to investigate sex lives

Sweden is launching a three-year official study of its citizens’ sex lives – the first for 20 years.

Posted on 29 July 2016 @ 1:30 pm

‘We want women to feel safe’

The UK’s first maternity service for victims of rape and sexual abuse, which opens today at the Royal London Hospital.

Posted on 29 July 2016 @ 8:22 am

Cheat’s guide

Scientists say that having just an hour of exercise a day may help undo the damage of sitting at a desk all day. Here are five tips on how to be more active without having to go anywhere near a gym.

Posted on 28 July 2016 @ 3:19 pm

Cancer found in ancient human ancestor’s foot

The earliest evidence of cancer in the human fossil record has been discovered in South Africa, say researchers.

Posted on 28 July 2016 @ 1:39 pm

Exercises you can do at your desk to counter sedentary job

Exercise can counter the dangers of an office job – if you’re short of time, here are some moves you can do at your desk.

Posted on 28 July 2016 @ 11:59 am

Yahoo – United States

Australia team safe after Rio Olympic Village fire evacuation

A view of one of the blocks of apartments where Australian athletes are supposed to stay in Rio de JaneiroThe Australian team said they evacuated their building at the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro because of a fire in the basement on Friday, one week before the Games open. The fire, which filled the stairwells of the building with smoke, caused no injuries and the team was back in the building after around half an hour, a team spokesman said. It was the latest incident in a tense week at the Olympic Village, where Australia and several other teams complained about unfinished and dirty rooms before moving in.


Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 8:53 am

Head of Rio lab: Security paramount for Olympic doping tests

Francisco Radler, director of the Brazilian Laboratory for Doping Control, talks during an interview with Reuters outside the Brazilian Laboratory of Doping Control in Rio de JaneiroBy Paulo Prada and Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Security is the top focus for the laboratory that will conduct doping exams at the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the lab's director said Friday, amid global scrutiny following the recent scandal surrounding Russian athletes. Citing major breaches that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) described at a Russian laboratory, chemist Francisco Radler said the lab must ensure that cheating, through infiltration by outsiders or other efforts to manipulate testing, is "impossible." In an interview with Reuters outside the new laboratory, a remote five-story building on the island campus of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Radler said a security force of about 50 people, including military police and private guards, will guard the nearly 200 local and international scientists and technicians who will conduct Olympic testing.


Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 8:52 am

Bayer says will halt future U.S. sales of insecticide

The logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the Bayer Healthcare subgroup production plant in WuppertalBy Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) – The agricultural unit of German chemicals company Bayer AG will halt future U.S. sales of an insecticide that can be used on more than 200 crops after losing a fight with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the company said on Friday. Bayer lost an attempt to continue sales of flubendiamide, marketed in the United States as Belt, after the EPA earlier found that it posed risks to the environment. Dana Sargent, Bayer's vice president of regulatory affairs, said the product was safe.


Posted on 29 July 2016 @ 11:15 pm

Exclusive: In Florida Zika probe, federal scientists kept at arm’s length

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen inside Oxitec laboratory in Campinas, BrazilThe state of Florida, the first to report the arrival of Zika in the continental United States, has yet to invite a dedicated team of the federal government's disease hunters to assist with the investigation on the ground, health officials told Reuters. While Florida has a strong record of battling limited outbreaks of similar mosquito-borne viruses, including dengue and chikungunya, the risk of birth defects caused by Zika adds greater urgency to containing its spread with every available means, they say. Other states have quickly called in CDC teams to help track high-profile diseases.


Posted on 29 July 2016 @ 10:31 pm

Non-celiac ‘wheat sensitivity’ is an immune disorder, too

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – People who feel ill after eating wheat but who don’t have celiac disease may finally have a biological explanation for their symptoms, a new study suggests. Researchers from the U.S. and Italy found that people who claim to have “wheat sensitivity” do have biological reactions to gluten proteins in wheat, rye and barley. It’s just that the reactions are different from what’s seen in people with celiac disease, which is also triggered by gluten.

Posted on 29 July 2016 @ 9:23 pm

Pregnant Young bows out after brave effort at Woburn

RICOH Women's British Open 2016By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England (Reuters) – Liz Young's husband-caddie provided a perfect summary after his expectant wife's brave bid to qualify for the last two rounds of the Women's British Open ended in disappointment on Friday. "The heart was willing but the body gave up on her," Jonathan Young told Reuters after the blonde Englishwoman, who is seven months pregnant, tired over the closing holes and missed the cut on 149, five over par.


Posted on 29 July 2016 @ 9:19 pm

Golf-Pregnant Young bows out after brave effort at Woburn

By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England, July 29 (Reuters) – Liz Young’s husband-caddie provided a perfect summary after his expectant wife’s brave bid to qualify for the last two rounds of the Women’s British Open ended in disappointment on Friday. “The heart was willing but the body gave up on her,” Jonathan Young told Reuters after the blonde Englishwoman, who is seven months pregnant, tired over the closing holes and missed the cut on 149, five over par.

Posted on 29 July 2016 @ 9:16 pm

Time – United States

Today Is International Tiger Day. Here’s Why That Matters

Some sub-species of the animal have already gone extinct

Posted on 29 July 2016 @ 6:16 pm

The Best Astronomy Photos of 2016

10 images from the shortlist for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Posted on 28 July 2016 @ 6:17 pm

Is Donald Trump Good for Space?

Making America great again is only the start—next comes the galaxy

Posted on 28 July 2016 @ 5:15 pm

These Baby Rhinos Were Saved From Floods in India

Six were rescued

Posted on 28 July 2016 @ 5:05 pm

This Common Pesticide Is Reducing Sperm in Bees by 39%, Study Says

The pesticide was banned in the European Union but is still used in the U.S.

Posted on 28 July 2016 @ 1:29 pm

Watch Debris from a Chinese Rocket Shoot Across the Night Sky

People saw the meteor-like object appear Wednesday night over parts of western U.S.

Posted on 28 July 2016 @ 12:20 pm

German Scientists Found a New Antibiotic—and It’s In Your Nose

It could combat a “super bug”

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 6:36 pm

Mayo Clinic – United States

Women’s health: Prevent the top threats

Which health threats loom largest in your life? Find out how to reduce your risk.

Posted on 28 July 2016 @ 12:00 am

Exercise after pregnancy: How to get started

After pregnancy, exercise might be the last thing on your mind. Here’s why — and how to get started.

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 12:00 am

HPV vaccine: Who needs it, how it works

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 12:00 am

Integrative approaches to treating pain

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 12:00 am

Understanding pain

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 12:00 am

Sex education: Talking to toddlers and preschoolers about sex

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 12:00 am

Healthy recipes: A guide to ingredient substitutions

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 12:00 am


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