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Soft-tissue engineering for hard-working cartilage

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An international study published in the journal Nature Communications points the way toward wider, more effective use of biocompatible materials in repairing human tissues. Focusing on the difficult case of restoring cartilage, which requires both flexibility and mechanical strength, the research...
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Medical marijuana pill may not be effective in treating behavioral symptoms of dementia

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A new study suggests that medical marijuana pills may not help treat behavioral symptoms of dementia, such as aggression, pacing and wandering. The research is published in the May 13, 2015, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. However, researchers ...
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Are you going too far in your quest to keep well?

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Feel perpetually guilty that you're not doing enough to stay healthy? Wellness is all the rage – but we don't really know what it is. That's got to change

Dexamethasone May Help Prevent Severe Kidney Injury Following Heart Surgery

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Acute kidney injury can be a serious complication following heart surgery. Patients who received dexamethasone during heart surgery had about a 2.5-times lower risk of developing kidney failure requiring dialysis compared with those receiving a placebo, research concludes. The greatest benefits o...

Search and rescue tool that pinpoints buried victims developed

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A new locator feature on a search and rescue tool can pinpoint the location of a victim to within about five feet – saving rescuers time and increasing chances for locating survivors.

Pausing Puberty with Hormone Blockers May Help Transgender Kids

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Going through puberty is hard for transgender kids, but hormone blockers can delay puberty while both the youth and the parents decide the best path forward.

74 per cent of British men will be overweight by 2030

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By 2030 nearly 39 million adults will be overweight or obese in the UK, a rise of more than six millionAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

From The Farm To The Hospital

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Antibiotic resistance has two causes: healthcare and agriculture. Now the two worlds are converging as animal-based organisms are being seen in hospitals.

Screening for bacteriuria in pregnant women: Benefit unclear

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It remains unclear whether screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnant women causes more benefit or harm. The results of studies from the 1960s are not applicable to the current situation, reviewers say. Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Gene therapy clips out heart failure causing gene mutations

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This image shows the heart failure gene editing process. Gene therapy can clip out genetic material linked to heart failure and replace it with the normal gene in human cardiac cells, according to a study led by researchers from the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine at M...
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increases the risk of sudden cardiac death

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People suffering from the common lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), have an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD), according to new research. The large study of 15,000 people is the first to show that COPD is associated with an increased risk of SCD in the general ...

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Initiatives to make genetic and medical data publicly available could improve diagnostics — but they lose value if they do not share with other projects.Nature 520 585 doi: 10.1038/520585a

Better evidence needed to guide EU efforts to increase hep B and C testing

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The apparent dearth of research on hepatitis B and C testing in many European countries could be hampering efforts to identify infected individuals, according to results from a comprehensive review of 136 studies presented today at The International Liver CongressTM 2015.
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Shetland pony midge study offers clues to curbing allergies

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Shetland ponies' immune response to insect bites is helping scientists understand how people could be prevented from developing allergies.

Gene study 'explains quick thinking'

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Genetic differences could explain why some people are quicker thinkers in middle age and later life, a study of data from 30,000 people suggests.

Active aging on the up in EU, despite economic crisis and austerity

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A healthy and active old age is a reality for many Europeans and is a genuine possibility for many more, despite the 2008 economic crash and years of austerity measures, according to a new report. Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Need to have a difficult conversation? Best to do it over dinner

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A study has found that we're friendlier to one another at the dining table - and more willing to make compromises, tooAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Should Patients Be Able to Find Organ Donors on Facebook?

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The list for a donor organ in Belgium is 1,248 patients long. Many will wait more than three years to receive a kidney. Roel Marien, 39 and the father of two young girls, says he does not have the time to sit and wait. So he took matters into his own hands and began to search for a donor among hi...

Brain Volume Differences in ADHD Normalize By Adulthood

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Brain volume differences in ADHD have been documented in some childhood studies.ADHD symptoms diminish with maturation in many but not all individuals. It is unclear whether this improvement in symptoms is also related to maturation of brain regions.A recent study from the Netherlands provides so...

Researchers put safety of magic anti-cancer bullet to test

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The first systematic study has been carried out analyzing the safety of so-called upconversion nanoparticles that may be used to treat skin cancer and other skin diseases. This study is one of the most important steps on the path to new, safe and effective methods to diagnose and treat cancer.

Passive exposure to bleach at home linked to higher childhood infection rate

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Passive exposure to bleach in the home is linked to higher rates of childhood respiratory and other infections, suggests new research. Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader
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Need cash? Publish your paper in the MalariaWorld Journal

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Small open-access journal plans to pay authors €150 per published article

Computer model predicts how our livers will store fat

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As part of an effort to understand how an experimental drug for atherosclerosis causes the build-up of fat in the liver, scientists have developed a computer model that can predict how the rate at which liver stores fat in response to various situations. Being able to model liver fat storage give...

Leukemia Under the Lens, 1845

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Alfred Donné’s microscopic daguerreotypes described the cellular symptoms of leukemia for the first time.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

In Custody

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Expert tips for isolating and culturing cancer stem cells

From Many, One

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Diverse mammals, including humans, have been found to carry distinct genomes in their cells. What does such genetic chimerism mean for health and disease?

Superdrug criticised by doctors for stocking genetic self-testing kits

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Campaigners also accuse high street chain of ‘acting irresponsibly’ after retailer teams up with 23andMe to sell products currently banned in the US
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Evidence-based medicine: Save blood, save lives

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Transfusions are the one of the most overused treatments in modern medicine, at a cost of billions of dollars. Researchers are working out how to cut back.Nature 520 24 doi: 10.1038/520024aAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Direct evidence for a positive feedback in climate change: Global warming itself will likely accelerate warming

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A new study has confirmed the existence of a positive feedback operating in climate change whereby warming itself may amplify a rise in greenhouse gases resulting in additional warming.

Study provides evidence against the fetal origins of cancer and cardiovascular disease

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A study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and colleagues in the Netherlands evaluated the relationship between nutritional conditions in very early life and adult health, and found that famine exposure during the first pregnancy trimester was associated with ...
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Searching for traces in the atmosphere

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4th generation halogenated coolants and foaming agents have only been in use for a few years. They have replaced persistent greenhouse gases such as R134a, which were used in (car) air conditioning units, refrigerators and in a variety of foams. Researchers have now published first measurements o...

Smoking in Pregnancy and Child Brain Development

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Smoking during pregnancy produces significant and diverse effects on prenatal development.These adverse effects include dysfunction in prenatal and early childhood brain development.Hanan El Marroun and colleagues from the Netherlands recently published an important childhood brain imaging study ...

Omega-3 Supplements May Help Boys with ADHD

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Boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit slightly from omega-3 fatty acid supplements, a new study from the Netherlands suggests.

Chromosome shattering may be a hidden cause of birth defects

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The human genome can be very forgiving. When children inherit chromosomes from their parents, some minor genetic changes frequently occur with few, if any, consequences. One exception, as researchers report in the March 19 issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics, is chromosomal shattering...

World's most iconic ecosystems: World heritage sites risk collapse without stronger local management

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Without better local management, the world's most iconic ecosystems are at risk of collapse under climate change, say researchers. Protecting places of global environmental importance such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Amazon rainforest from climate change will require reducing the other pres...

Dramatic rise expected in adults living with cystic fibrosis

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The number of people living with cystic fibrosis into adulthood is expected to increase dramatically by 2025, prompting calls for the development of adult cystic fibrosis services to meet the demand. People living with cystic fibrosis have previously had low life expectancy, but improvements in t...

Universal public drug coverage would save Canada billions

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Canada could save $7.3 billion annually with universal public coverage of medically necessary prescription drugs, researchers say. Canada is the only developed country with a universal health care system that does not include prescription drug coverage.

Morquio Syndrome: 'Without the drug, I know I don’t have long left'

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Children and adults living with this rare and debilitating disease are facing an uncertain future, as a life-changing drug has been denied NHS fundingOne child in 25 in the UK is born with a genetic disorder, many of them extremely rare. Here, families share their stories about living with unusua...

Study reveals sexual appeal of war heroes

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Women are more attracted to war heroes than regular soldiers or men who display heroic traits in other fields, such as in sports or natural disaster work, according to new research from the University of Southampton and partners in Europe. The findings also suggest that men did not find heroism t...
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Threatwatch: Bird flu's back and it's brought friends

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Bird flu is breaking out in Egypt and invading the US, while a new strain in China is poised to spread across the world

Genetic Disorder May Reveal How Statins Boost Diabetes Risk

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People with a hereditary form of very high cholesterol are much less likely to get diabetes, a study finds. And that offers clues as to why cholesterol-lowering drugs sometimes raise diabetes risk.
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