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Lack of vitamin D may cause multiple sclerosis, study finds
Researchers say findings may have important public health implications as vitamin supplements are relatively safe and cost-effective
Health
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015, 7:47am
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In The Search For The Perfect Sugar Substitute, Another Candidate Emerges
There's a new contender in the century-old quest for perfect, guiltless sweetness: allulose. It's sugar — but in a form that our bodies don't convert into calories. Perfect? Not quite.
Health
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015, 7:47am
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Yellow gets greener in summer
Remember winter, when everything was cold and grey? Right now, when all around is lush and green, the contrast couldn’t be greater. But is everything really as it seems? New research shows that we see things differently in winter compared with summer.
Health
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015, 9:05am
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Can Health Care Be Cured Of Racial Bias?
A growing body of research suggests that doctors' racial biases and other prejudices continue to affect the care patients received. Medical educators say self-awareness is an important first step.
Healthcare
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Aug 21, 2015, 7:50am
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Genetic switch makes fat cells burn energy rather than store it
We now know how to turn fat cells into ones that burn calories as heat rather than store them – raising the prospect of a gene therapy for obesity
Health
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Aug 21, 2015, 7:50am
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Be wary of studies that link mental ill health with creativity or a high IQ
The idea that genius and madness are intertwined is an ancient one. But in truth, in this desperately underfunded field, we don’t even have objective tools to diagnose disorders of the mind, let alone back up claims such as this
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Aug 21, 2015, 7:50am
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Do Whales Get the Bends?
Scientists take a deeper look at decompression sickness in marine mammals.
Health
Source: National Geographic News
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 20, 2015, 8:50am
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Narcolepsy medication modafinil is world's first safe 'smart drug'
Increasingly taken by healthy people to improve focus before exams, after a comprehensive review researchers say modafinil is safe in the short-term
Health
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 20, 2015, 8:50am
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FDA approval of 'female Viagra' leaves bitter taste for critics
Addyi gains US marketing licence after third attempt, but questions remain about its effectiveness, potential side-effects and the true need for the drug
Health
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 20, 2015, 8:50am
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FDA Approves First Drug To Boost Women's Sexual Desire
The daily pill, called Addyi, modestly increased women's interest in sex in clinical tests. The approval was praised by some women's advocates as a milestone and condemned by others as irresponsible.
Health
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015, 12:04pm
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Protein Goes Green: Can Algae Become The Next Soy?
Some companies think microalgae could be the alternative protein of the future, but can it top plant proteins?
Health
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015, 9:46am
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Surgeons Smash Records with Pig-to-Primate Organ Transplants
A biotech company is genetically engineering pigs so that their organs might work in people.
Health
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015, 9:46am
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Trans fats, not saturated fat, linked to heart disease risk
Evidence is mounting that trans fats, found in margarine and processed foods, raise the risk of contracting, and dying from, heart disease
Health
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015, 9:46am
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Man's best friend: how veterinary research could save human lives
One Health holds that humans and the world around us thrive and suffer for the same reasons. As the idea grows more popular, health solutions developed for your dog might just end up helping you, too
Health
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015, 9:46am
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A scientist weighs up the five main anti-abortion arguments
In the last week alone, abortion has caused controversy in the US, the UK and in Chile. Medical science is often invoked on both sides of the debate. So what is the evidence on some of the main claims around abortion?
Health
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015, 9:46am
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This Salad Is Outta This World: Astronauts Eat Greens Grown In Space
Farming plants in space may prove critical for future deep space travel. On Monday NASA announced it had mastered romaine lettuce. "That's awesome, tastes good," astronaut Kjell Lindgren declared.
Health
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015, 10:51am
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Scientists: Fetal tissue essential for medical research
Amid Planned Parenthood uproar, doctors defend use of fetal tissue to study diseases and develop vaccines
Health
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015, 10:51am
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Snail Venom Yields Potent Painkiller, But Delivering The Drug Is Tricky
The drug derived from the venom of cone snails must be injected into the spinal column to get beyond a patient's blood-brain barrier and bring relief. But scientists think they may have a workaround.
Health
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 04, 2015, 10:37am
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Gene tests and hair analysis could catch doping athletes
Tests that detect changes in genes triggered by drugs could bolster the use of a biological passport – if athletics will spend more on research
Health
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 04, 2015, 10:37am
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Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?
A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans.
Health
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 04, 2015, 10:37am
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Urine test for early-stage pancreatic cancer could help save hundreds of lives
Scientists develop test for three proteins which could give early warning of disease and help doctors distinguish symptoms from chronic pancreatitis
Health
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 04, 2015, 10:37am
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AP Study Finds Viruses Linked To Raw Sewage In Rio De Janeiro Olympic Waters
NPR's Melissa Block speaks with the AP's Brazil bureau chief Brad Brooks about the investigation, which found high levels of dangerous viruses in water venues for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Health
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Jul 31, 2015, 12:58pm
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Aquariums 'deliver health benefits'
People who spend time watching fish swim in aquarium tanks could improve their physical and mental wellbeing, a study shows.
Health
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Friday, Jul 31, 2015, 12:58pm
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The drugs work: the truth about statins and SSRIs
Pharmacology can get a bad rap in the press. Professors George Davey Smith and David Nutt fight the case for statins and SSRIs.
Health
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Jul 31, 2015, 12:58pm
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Nigeria’s polio-free year sees Africa inch closer to eradication
The World Health Organisation is doing its final checks and could declare Nigeria officially free of polio by September. Somalia could be next
Epidemiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 30, 2015, 8:37am
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Prostate cancer twice as likely to kill black men as white men, study finds
Researchers say study suggests need to target black men for screening of prostate cancer, which is projected to become the UK’s most common cancer by 2030 Black men in England have twice the lifetime risk of both being diagnosed with – and dying from – prostate cancer compared with white men, according to a study by Public Health England and Prostate Cancer UK.
Cancer
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 30, 2015, 8:37am
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Leprosy From An Armadillo? That's An Unlikely Peccadillo
Yes, health officials in Florida have reported nine cases of leprosy so far this year. And yes, armadillos can transmit leprosy. But scientists say we needn't fear the armored mammals.
Health
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 23, 2015, 11:44am
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We’re exposed to hormone-disrupting BPA just by breathing
Manufacturing and wastewater treatment sites are releasing bisphenol A into the air, exposing people to high levels of the chemical, according to a study
Health
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015, 1:24pm
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Teenager infected with HIV before birth healthy after 12 years without treatment
First case of long-term remission gives scientists new insights into the potential effectiveness of early HIV detection and treatment
Health
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015, 1:24pm
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Could everyday sounds be causing you hidden hearing loss?
The sheer volume at sporting events and concerts, and on headphones, can damage our ears in ways standard tests can't detect. How can you safeguard your hearing?
Health
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 16, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 963 | Comments: 0
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