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Science Daily – United States

Brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst before sleep

The brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst in the hours before sleep, according to a study. Scientists have known that rodents show a surge in water intake during the last two hours before sleep. The study now reveals that this behavior is not motivated by any physiological reason, such as dehydration. So if they don’t need to drink water, why do they?

Posted on 28 September 2016 @ 5:58 pm

Depression in pregnancy increases risk of mental health problems in children

Depression in pregnancy increases the risk of behavioral and emotional problems in children, says a new review.

Posted on 28 September 2016 @ 2:11 pm

Americas declared free of measles

The Region of the Americas is the first in the world to have eliminated measles, a viral disease that can cause severe health problems, including pneumonia, blindness, brain swelling and even death. This achievement culminates a 22-year effort involving mass vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella throughout the Americas.

Posted on 28 September 2016 @ 1:35 pm

Diabetes in children is a chronic, but treatable, disease

For those people living with diabetes, every day requires around-the-clock monitoring and management, explain experts. This daily monitoring can be a particular challenge for young people who also have to be attentive to when and what they eat and drink, as well as their activities at home, in school or while hanging out with friends. Even a minor ailment like a cold may require changes in the medical regimen because of the effect inflammation has on the blood sugar.

Posted on 28 September 2016 @ 12:34 pm

Time window to help people who have had a stroke longer than previously shown

Time is of the essence when getting people stricken with acute ischemic strokes to treatment. Current professional guidelines recommend that stent retrievers be used to remove blood clots from stroke patients within six hours for people to benefit. But new research finds that the procedure has benefits for people up to 7.3 hours following the onset of a stroke.

Posted on 28 September 2016 @ 12:34 pm

Fungus makes mosquitoes much more likely to become infected with malaria

A fungus that compromises the immune system of mosquitoes, making them more susceptible to infection with the parasite that causes malaria, has been discovered by scientists. Because environmental microorganisms can vary greatly from region to region, the researchers say the findings may help explain variations in the prevalence of malaria in different geographic areas.

Posted on 28 September 2016 @ 12:33 pm

Heart disease exercise program could work for bowel cancer patients

Could rehabilitation programs for heart disease patients be used to help people recovering from bowel cancer get back on their feet? That’s the question cancer care experts have been exploring.

Posted on 28 September 2016 @ 12:32 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

Widow wins High Court frozen embryo case

The widow of a Falklands war veteran has won a High Court bid to keep frozen embryos that they created.

Posted on 28 September 2016 @ 4:21 pm

Teens with spots tend to stay looking younger for longer, new research suggests

Adolescents with spots tend to stay looking youthful for longer, new research suggests.

Posted on 28 September 2016 @ 6:33 am

First ‘three person baby’ born using new method

The world’s first baby has been born using a new “three person” fertility technique, heralding a new era in medicine, say experts.

Posted on 27 September 2016 @ 5:13 pm

Polluted air affects 92% of global population, says WHO

The World Health Organisation says 92% of the planet’s population is breathing polluted air outdoors, contributing to three million deaths a year.

Posted on 27 September 2016 @ 12:22 pm

Rest: Are we getting enough of it in our lives?

The results of the world’s largest ever survey on rest show that two-thirds of us would like more of it.

Posted on 27 September 2016 @ 8:07 am

Secret of rest

The results of the world’s largest survey on rest suggest that to feel truly rested, we need to get away from other people.

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 11:37 pm

Dilute honey ‘may fight urine infections’

A simple mix of honey and water might be a useful weapon against urine infections in hospital patients, according to researchers.

Posted on 26 September 2016 @ 11:09 pm

Yahoo – United States

US soda-tax battle bubbles up in San Francisco Bay Area

Soft drink and soda bottles are displayed in a refrigerator at El Ahorro market in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. In November 2016, voters in San Francisco and Oakland will consider a penny per ounce tax on sugar laden drinks such as bottled cola, sports drinks and iced teas in November. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay.


Posted on 29 September 2016 @ 1:22 am

Teen kills father, opens fire on South Carolina schoolyard: police

Two teachers hug outside of Townville Elementary School after a shooting in TownvilleBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – A 14-year-old South Carolina boy shot and killed his father then drove to an elementary school where he wounded two children and a teacher with a handgun before being tackled by a firefighter who held him for police, authorities said on Wednesday. The suspect, whose name has not been released, was accused by police of fatally shooting his 47-year-old father, Jeffrey DeWitt Osborne, then driving a pickup truck about 2 miles (3.2 km) to Townville Elementary School where he crashed into a fence surrounding the playground. After the teenager began shooting, volunteer firefighter Jamie Brock pinned him down while staff led children to safety inside the building, Anderson County emergency services director Taylor Jones told a news conference.


Posted on 29 September 2016 @ 1:05 am

FDA approves ‘artificial pancreas’ to manage diabetes

This image provided by Medtronic shows its MiniMed 670G system. Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial pancreas," a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed. The device from Medtronic was approved Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, for patients with Type 1 diabetes, the kind usually diagnosed during childhood. (Medtronic via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial pancreas," a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed.


Posted on 29 September 2016 @ 1:00 am

Teen kills father, opens fire on schoolyard in South Carolina

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – A 14-year-old South Carolina boy shot and killed his father then drove to an elementary school where he opened fire with a handgun, wounding two children and a teacher before being tackled by a firefighter who held him for police, authorities said on Wednesday. The suspect, whose name has not been released, shot dead his 47-year-old father, Jeffrey DeWitt Osborne, then drove a pickup truck about 2 miles (3.2 km) to Townville Elementary school where he crashed into a fence surrounding the playground, authorities said. After the teenager began shooting, volunteer firefighter Jamie Brock pinned him down while staff led children to safety inside the building.

Posted on 28 September 2016 @ 11:56 pm

Utah man may have contracted Zika from dying father’s tears

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who mysteriously contracted Zika from his infected father may have got it by touching his dad’s tears or sweat with his bare hands, according to new research unveiled Wednesday that found the unusual transmission method was likely caused by his dying father having 100,000 times the normal level of the virus.

Posted on 28 September 2016 @ 11:42 pm

The cost of cheap drugs? Toxic Indian lake is ‘superbug hotspot’

A boy prepares to jump off a rock into the waters of the Osman Sagar Lake near HyderabadBy Zeba Siddiqui HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) – Centuries ago, Indian princes would bathe in the cool Kazhipally lake in Medak. Now, even the poorest villagers here in India's baking south point to the barren banks and frothy water and say they avoid going anywhere near it. A short drive from the bustling tech hub of Hyderabad, Medak is the heart of India's antibiotics manufacturing business: a district of about 2.5 million that has become one of the world's largest suppliers of cheap drugs to most markets, including the United States.


Posted on 28 September 2016 @ 11:22 pm

Congress nears passage of bill averting government shutdown

File photo of the top of the Flint Water Plant tower is seen in Flint, MichiganThe Congress moved closer on Wednesday to finishing a stop-gap funding bill that would avert a looming federal government shutdown, after Republicans and Democrats agreed to help Flint, Michigan, resolve its drinking water crisis. The Senate voted 72-26 to adopt the short-term continuing resolution, or CR, that would keep federal agencies operating from Saturday to Dec. 9. The vote sent the measure on to the House of Representatives, which was expected to approve it late on Wednesday.


Posted on 28 September 2016 @ 10:54 pm

Time – United States

Exclusive: This Law Could Stem the Rising Costs of Flooding

Many properties flood over and over again—costing taxpayers billions

Posted on 28 September 2016 @ 10:04 pm

Can Elon Musk Really Colonize Mars?

No, he can’t—and yet…

Posted on 27 September 2016 @ 9:58 pm

Elon Musk Unveils Plan to Colonize Mars

The entrepreneur said it would take 40 to 100 years to create a self-sustaining society

Posted on 27 September 2016 @ 8:42 pm

Watch Live: Elon Musk Announces Plans for SpaceX Mars Mission

Elon Musk is expected to announce plans for Mars colonization

Posted on 27 September 2016 @ 5:35 pm

Here’s One Way Your Dog is a Better Learner Than You

They know when it’s OK to cut corners (sometimes)

Posted on 27 September 2016 @ 4:41 pm

World’s First Baby Born With DNA From Three Parents

In a world first, a baby has been born with DNA from three biological parents. The 5-month-old boy, born to Jordanian parents, was conceived with the help of a U.S. team based in Mexico using a controversial technique that allows parents with rare genetic mutations to have healthy babies, the New Scientist reports. The mother…

Posted on 27 September 2016 @ 3:06 pm

Mysterious Flash Over Australia Was Likely a Meteor Crashing Offshore

A witness said it “looked like a big as hell shooting star and lit up the beach”

Posted on 27 September 2016 @ 8:50 am

Mayo Clinic – United States

Friendships: Enrich your life and improve your health

Did you know that friendships can improve your health? Understand how to develop good friendships.

Posted on 28 September 2016 @ 12:00 am

Insomnia treatment: Cognitive behavioral therapy instead of sleeping pills

Treat your long-standing insomnia without pills or side effects. Sound too good to be true? It’s not, but it requires time and effort.

Posted on 28 September 2016 @ 12:00 am

Shingles

Posted on 27 September 2016 @ 12:00 am

Insulin: Compare common options for insulin therapy

Insulin comes in many types. Consider how each type affects your blood sugar.

Posted on 27 September 2016 @ 12:00 am

Flu shot: Your best bet for avoiding influenza

Posted on 24 September 2016 @ 12:00 am

Human growth hormone (HGH): Does it slow aging?

Searching for ways to look and feel young? Be wary of claims touting human growth hormone as an anti-aging regimen.

Posted on 22 September 2016 @ 12:00 am

Diverticulitis diet

Posted on 20 September 2016 @ 12:00 am


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