82 percent of adults support banning smoking when kids are in the car

A new poll shows 82 percent of adults support banning smoking in cars when children under 13 are riding in the vehicle.
Source: 82 percent of adults support banning smoking when kids are in the car

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Burundi’s longest cholera epidemic kills at least 17

A cholera epidemic in Burundi, the longest in the small central African country’s history, has killed at least 17 people in 10 months, a top health official told AFP Monday.
Source: Burundi’s longest cholera epidemic kills at least 17

Study finds that TAML activators don’t interfere with development of zebrafish embryos

A family of molecules developed at Carnegie Mellon University to break down pollutants in water is one step closer to commercial use. Study results published online in the journal Green Chemistry show that the molecules, which are aimed at removing…
Source: Study finds that TAML activators don’t interfere with development of zebrafish embryos

Coherence activity in neuronal cultures from noise focusing

A research led by researchers from the University of Barcelona (UB) and published on Nature Physics enables to establish a basic mechanism of collective of self-organization of cultured neuronal networks. Authors have been able to determine the…
Source: Coherence activity in neuronal cultures from noise focusing

Could turning on a gene prevent diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90 % of cases of diabetes around the world, afflicting 2.5 million Canadians and costing over 15 billion dollars a year in Canada. It is a severe health condition which makes body cells incapable of taking up and using…
Source: Could turning on a gene prevent diabetes?

Man who had testicle removed discovers ‘cancer’ was actually varicose vein

“But I don’t think that is good enough.

“I’m disgusted to be honest and how many other poor people have been told
the same?

“It has ruined my life living with this for the past seven years and now
my life has been turned upside down.

“I had to go to…
Man who had testicle removed discovers ‘cancer’ was actually varicose vein

Coherence activity in neuronal cultures from noise focusing

A research led by researchers from the University of Barcelona (UB) and published on Nature Physics enables to establish a basic mechanism of collective of self-organization of cultured neuronal networks. Authors have been able to determine the…
Source: Coherence activity in neuronal cultures from noise focusing

Plain packaging reduces allure of cigarettes: study

Scientists on Monday said they had evidence that plain packaging for cigarettes diminishes the appeal of smoking, as anti-tobacco campaigners suggest.
Source: Plain packaging reduces allure of cigarettes: study

Italian doctors strike over cuts to health service

ROME (Reuters) – Thousands of doctors went on strike across Italy on Monday to protest against cuts to the country’s health service, raising pressure on Prime Minister Enrico Letta‘s government as it seeks further ways to slash spending.
About a hundred medics observing the…
Italian doctors strike over cuts to health service

Sweaty all the time? Here are some treatments

Excessive sweating can be embarrassing and uncomfortable, but it could be more than just the weather that’s causing you to perspire.
We received this question from a viewer:
Dear Dr. Manny,
I’m a 34-year-old man and I sweat more than normal all the time – even when it’s…
Sweaty all the time? Here are some treatments

HPV virus linked to a third of throat cancers, study says

People who are infected with one strain of the human papilloma virus (HPV) are more likely to contract certain throat cancers, Medical News Today reported.
In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers sought to identify how the presence of the HPV 16 virus – one of…
HPV virus linked to a third of throat cancers, study says

Health Highlights: July 22, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Kate Middleton Goes Into Labor
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is in labor, according to Kensington Palace.
She was accompanied by her husband Prince William and travelled by car…
Health Highlights: July 22, 2013

Fifteen years after autism panic, a plague of measles erupts

PORT TALBOT, Wales –  When the telltale rash appeared behind Aleshia Jenkins’s ears, her grandmother knew exactly what caused it: a decision she’d made 15 years earlier.
Ms. Jenkins was an infant in 1998, when this region of southwest Wales was a hotbed of resistance to a vaccine…
Fifteen years after autism panic, a plague of measles erupts

Readers Write In: Are Water Moccasins and Cottonmouths Different Species?

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Readers Write In: Are Water Moccasins and Cottonmouths Different Species?

5 Simple Steps To Thrive

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5 Simple Steps To Thrive

10 Signs You’ve Found A True Guru

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10 Signs You’ve Found A True Guru

Yes, You’re Good Enough. Here’s How To Learn That.

I’ve made some big changes in my life. I’ve lost half my
body weight — going from 280 pounds to 140 pounds. I’ve stepped away from a corporate
role with Microsoft to follow my passions. I’ve moved to Italy — despite knowing
no one and not speaking the language. And I’ve grown my…
Yes, You’re Good Enough. Here’s How To Learn That.

New hope for hormone resistant breast cancer

A new finding provides fresh hope for the millions of women worldwide with oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer. Australian scientists have shown that a specific change, which occurs when tumours become resistant to anti-oestrogen therapy, might…
Source: New hope for hormone resistant breast cancer

Chemoprophylaxis found to be safe after spine trauma surgery

(HealthDay)—Thromboembolic chemoprophylaxis seems to be safe and efficacious in at-risk trauma patients having spinal stabilization surgery, according to a retrospective review published in the July 15 issue of Spine.
Source: Chemoprophylaxis found to be safe after spine trauma surgery

When cells are consumed by wanderlust

(Medical Xpress)—In experiments on zebrafish, Freiburg researchers have demonstrated that the same proteins that lead to the formation of metastases in humans also cause the cells to migrate during embryonic development. The study was conducted by a…
Source: When cells are consumed by wanderlust

World’s first IVF baby born after preimplantation genome sequencing is now 11 months old

The largest genomic institute of the world, BGI Shenzhen, China (hereinafter BGI), together with Reproductive & Genetic Hospital CITIC-XIANGYA (hereinafter CITIC-XIANGYA) announced today that they have successfully applied Next Generation…
Source: World’s first IVF baby born after preimplantation genome sequencing is now 11 months old

Study highlights female cancer patients unhappy with insufficient fertility support

Young female cancer patients are unhappy about the way fertility preservation options are discussed with them by doctors before starting cancer treatment, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Sheffield and The Children’s…
Source: Study highlights female cancer patients unhappy with insufficient fertility support

Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies receives patent for Parkinson’s disease monitoring technology

Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies announced today they have received allowance of claims from the U.S. Patent Office for an application covering their system and method of stimulating the brain during sleep to treat movement disorder symptoms. The claims cover a system and method including a…
Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies receives patent for Parkinson’s disease monitoring technology

Study finds link between mental illness and premature death in people with epilepsy

People with epilepsy are 11 times more likely to die prematurely than the general population, and the risk appears to be much higher for individuals with common co-existing psychiatric illnesses*, especially depression and alcohol and drug use disorders, new research published in The Lancet…
Study finds link between mental illness and premature death in people with epilepsy

Study calls for more small and compassionate leadership teams to meet NHS challenges

The findings of a three-year study of the National Health Service supports the Francis Report in calling for more small and compassionate leadership teams of doctors, nurses and managers to meet the huge challenges the NHS faces.

A study of healthcare networks across the NHS found that the…
Study calls for more small and compassionate leadership teams to meet NHS challenges

Ligand, Azure Biotech sign global license agreement for development of lasofoxifene

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: LGND) announces the signing of a global license agreement with Azure Biotech for the development of a novel formulation of lasofoxifene targeting an underserved market in women’s health. Under the terms of the agreement, Ligand is entitled to…
Ligand, Azure Biotech sign global license agreement for development of lasofoxifene

Twelve Old and Valuable Trees added to Register

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – A total of 12 Old and Valuable Trees (OVTs) have been added to the OVT Register since August 2012, further enhancing protection to the old, large and special trees in Hong Kong, the Tree Management Office (TMO) of the Development Bureau announced today (July…
Twelve Old and Valuable Trees added to Register

Suspected case of Japanese encephalitis under CHP investigation

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is today (July 22) investigating a suspected case of Japanese encephalitis (JE) affecting a 13-year-old boy, and hence urged the public to take precautions against mosquito-transmitted…
Suspected case of Japanese encephalitis under CHP investigation

One-year outcome of frailty indicators and activities of daily living following the randomised controlled trial; "Continuum of care for frail older people"

Background; The intervention; “Continuum of Care for Frail Older People”, was designed to create an integrated continuum of care from the hospital emergency department through the hospital and back to the older person’s own home. The aim of this study is to evaluate the…
One-year outcome of frailty indicators and activities of daily living following the randomised controlled trial; "Continuum of care for frail older people"

The transmission potential of Rift Valley fever virus among livestock in the Netherlands: a modelling study

Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is a zoonotic vector-borne infection and causes a potentially severe disease. Many mammals are susceptible to infection including important livestock species.
Although currently confined to Africa and the near-East, this disease causes concern in countries in…
The transmission potential of Rift Valley fever virus among livestock in the Netherlands: a modelling study

Vibrio cholerae found in fish stall tank water

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) today (July 22) ordered the temporary closure of a fish stall for thorough disinfection following detection of Vibrio cholerae in a water sample collected from its fish tank.
The fish stall is located on the first…
Vibrio cholerae found in fish stall tank water

Study finds link between mental illness and premature death in people with epilepsy

People with epilepsy are 11 times more likely to die prematurely than the general population, and the risk appears to be much higher for individuals with common co-existing psychiatric illnesses*, especially depression and alcohol and drug use disorders, new research published in The…
Source: Study finds link between mental illness and premature death in people with epilepsy

Study finds link between mental illness and premature death in people with epilepsy

People with epilepsy are 11 times more likely to die prematurely than the general population, and the risk appears to be much higher for individuals with common co-existing psychiatric illnesses*, especially depression and alcohol and drug use disorders, new research published in The…
Source: Study finds link between mental illness and premature death in people with epilepsy

Ligand, Azure Biotech sign global license agreement for development of lasofoxifene

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: LGND) announces the signing of a global license agreement with Azure Biotech for the development of a novel formulation of lasofoxifene targeting an underserved market in women’s health. Under the terms of the agreement, Ligand is entitled to…
Source: Ligand, Azure Biotech sign global license agreement for development of lasofoxifene

Ligand, Azure Biotech sign global license agreement for development of lasofoxifene

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: LGND) announces the signing of a global license agreement with Azure Biotech for the development of a novel formulation of lasofoxifene targeting an underserved market in women’s health. Under the terms of the agreement, Ligand is entitled to…
Source: Ligand, Azure Biotech sign global license agreement for development of lasofoxifene

p53 and cancer research: an interview with Professor Sir David Lane, Scientific Director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Interview conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, BA Hons (Cantab)

You have recently been appointed as the new Scientific Director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. Can you share with us why you decided to join Ludwig?

I’m really delighted to join the Ludwig Institute as…
Source: p53 and cancer research: an interview with Professor Sir David Lane, Scientific Director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

p53 and cancer research: an interview with Professor Sir David Lane, Scientific Director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Interview conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, BA Hons (Cantab)

You have recently been appointed as the new Scientific Director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. Can you share with us why you decided to join Ludwig?

I’m really delighted to join the Ludwig Institute as…
Source: p53 and cancer research: an interview with Professor Sir David Lane, Scientific Director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

‘No excuse for delay on plain cigarette packaging, say campaigners

The consultation on plain packs was launched in April last year but ministers
are yet to make a decision on the move.

In December last year, Australia became the first country in the world to
introduce such a measure. Cigarette packs and other tobacco products are all
sold in packets…
‘No excuse for delay on plain cigarette packaging, say campaigners

How Poverty Wages for Tea Pickers Fuel India’s Trade in Child Slavery

When the trafficker came knocking on the door of Elaina Kujar’s hut on a tea plantation at the north-eastern end of Assam, she had just got back from school. Elaina was 14 and wanted to be a nurse. Instead, she was about to lose four years of her life as a child slave.
She sits on a low…
How Poverty Wages for Tea Pickers Fuel India’s Trade in Child Slavery

Suicidal People Are Rarely a Risk to Others, Say Experts

Mental health and justice experts say murder-suicides are the exception and that suicidal people are rarely a risk to others.

Gary W. Stewart of Louisville fatally shot his former girlfriend and their 8-year-old daughter before killing himself.(Photo: The (Louisville, Ky.)…
Suicidal People Are Rarely a Risk to Others, Say Experts

Lauren Razavi: High Protein Diets and You

There’s a new trend for high protein diets emerging in the health and weight loss world. Gone are the days where protein-heavy meals and protein supplements were reserved only for body-builders looking to construct Hulk-like muscles. Everyday consumers are also adding more protein to their…
Lauren Razavi: High Protein Diets and You

meQuilibrium: How To Really Unplug When You’re On Vacation

By Terri Trespicio
If you’re going on vacation anytime in the coming weeks, you’re going to have to ask yourself a question you didn’t have to ask when you hit the beach 10 years ago: How connected will you be? Sure, you might say you’re going off the grid, but do you…
meQuilibrium: How To Really Unplug When You’re On Vacation

Anti-antibiotics

Antimicrobial peptides are natural antibiotics found in all multicellular organisms. These molecules are viewed as potential drug candidates in the post-antibiotic era because widespread microbial resistance against them has yet to emerge.
Source: Anti-antibiotics

6 Health Hazards Linked to Lack of Sleep

Health Hazards Linked to Lack of Sleep

Sure, sleepless nights make for miserable mornings. But chronic sleep deficiency can lead to anxiety and depression — both serious mood disorders.

“People feel more anxious, restless, irritable, less satisfied,” said Dr. Mark Dyken,…
6 Health Hazards Linked to Lack of Sleep

Study lays groundwork for norovirus anti-viral treatments

An animal model of the human norovirus created at the University of Michigan Health System lays the groundwork for understanding the biology of the pesky virus and developing antiviral drug treatment.
Source: Study lays groundwork for norovirus anti-viral treatments

WHO had asked India to ban toxin that killed children

By Jo Winterbottom and Kate Kelland
NEW DELHI/LONDON (Reuters) – The pesticide that killed 23 Indian schoolchildren last week is a nerve poison banned by many countries because of what the World Health Organization (WHO) describes as its “high acute toxicity”.
As early as…
WHO had asked India to ban toxin that killed children

Australia at odds with cigarette makers over plain packaging impact

SYDNEY |
Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:51am EDT

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian laws requiring cigarettes to be sold in drab olive-green packets with graphic health warnings are making smokers think more about quitting, a study has shown, but cigarette makers say they have…
Australia at odds with cigarette makers over plain packaging impact

Isis Pharma drug reduces blood fat by 64 pct in mid-stage study

Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:25am EDT

(Reuters) – Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc said its experimental drug reduced the level of triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood that increases the risk of heart diseases, by up to 64 percent in a mid-stage trial.

s of the company rose 2.4…
Isis Pharma drug reduces blood fat by 64 pct in mid-stage study

A ‘cure’ for blindness? Stem cell advance boosts prospects for retina treatment

Blind mice have been able to see once more in a laboratory exploit that marks a further boost for the fast-moving field of retinal therapy, according to a study published on Sunday.

Scientists in Britain used stem cells — early-stage, highly versatile cells — taken from mice…
A ‘cure’ for blindness? Stem cell advance boosts prospects for retina treatment

Boy survives after inhaling blowgun dart

A 15-year-old boy in Ohio required a visit to the emergency room after he inhaled a dart from a homemade blowgun, according to a new report of his case.
The dart lodged in the boy’s airway after he inhaled deeply while holding the blowgun in his mouth. Blowguns are designed to allow darts…
Boy survives after inhaling blowgun dart