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H7N9 Bird flu strain taking a toll on humans...
H7N9 is the most serious flu threat to human health in a decade
By viper1 on 2017-02-19 15:05 UTC
Are Probiotic Foods a Waste of Time?...
Are you stocking the pond but starving the fish? When it comes to a healthy gut, prebiotics may be way more important than probiotics.
By ceres on 2017-01-22 18:38 UTC
The Golden Age of Antibiotics Is Over...
For so long now, American patients have relied on and demanded antibiotics for every little thing that ails them (and their children). And antibiotic resistance has already been labeled an urgent public health concern. But another study this week has foun
By viper1 on 2017-01-17 21:09 UTC
We never learn ...
Pakistan learnt nothing from the heatwave episode in Karachi and it wont learn anything from the Lahore smog. The historic heatwave of mid-June 2015 in
By asiflatif on 2016-12-20 07:44 UTC
Avoiding over-the-counter heartburn medications could save cancer patients' lives...
Something as seemingly harmless as a heartburn pill could lead cancer patients to take a turn for the worse. A new study has discovered that proton pump inhibitors, which are very common medications for heartburn and gastrointestinal bleeding, decrease ef
By viper1 on 2016-12-16 22:34 UTC
Eating this is linked to brain health and intelligence in older adults...
New research finds a link between consumption of the plant nutrient lutein and "crystallized intelligence," the ability to use the skills and knowledge acquired during ones life.
By viper1 on 2016-12-15 17:59 UTC, Edited: 2016-12-15 18:07 UTC
Food-Borne Bacterium From Improperly Cooked Chicken Found To Cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome...
Researchers have found that improperly cooked chicken meat contain a bacterium that can cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Their findings also hinted at how treating the autoimmune condition can be improved.
By viper1 on 2016-12-11 19:32 UTC
WH adviser: Infectious disease a major US security threat...
A senior adviser to President Obama said Friday that one of the biggest threats the next administration faces on the homeland security front is the emergence of infectious diseases. The threat I would highlight here for the next team, quite frankly, is em
By viper1 on 2016-12-09 17:06 UTC
Flashing lights could STOP Alzheimers disease in its tracks...
Strobe lighting halts the build-up of amyloid plaques in the brain, which are a key marker of the most common form of dementia, pictured, scans of brains with Alzheimer’s

However, they returned to normal within 24 hours, casting doubt on whether the effect is permanent.
By ceres on 2016-12-07 20:05 UTC
'Keep poultry inside' amid bird flu risk, keepers told...
Poultry keepers have been told to keep their birds inside to protect them from avian flu in Europe.
By ceres on 2016-12-07 17:07 UTC
Commuting Patterns Help Forecast Flu Outbreaks...
Flu forecasts within large metro areas like New York City might be improved by adding in data about the flow of commuters. Christopher Intagliata reports.
By ceres on 2016-12-06 21:58 UTC
Researchers uncover possible source of genetic error causing multiple diseases...
Tufts University researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the occurrence of a genetic error that causes over a dozen neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders, including Huntington's disease, myotonic dystrophy and forms of spinocerebell
By rjx32 on 2016-12-05 19:56 UTC
Researchers find overwhelming evidence of malaria's existence 2,000 years ago...
An analysis of 2,000-year-old human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula has confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire, addressing a longstanding debate about its pervasiveness in this ancient civilization.
By rjx32 on 2016-12-05 19:55 UTC
Researchers Discover Off Switch For Asthma Attacks...
Researchers have discovered a cellular 'off' switch that deactivates the compounds that result in asthma attacks. Deactivating M2 macrophages would control inflammatory responses and other related consequences.
By viper1 on 2016-12-05 15:48 UTC
Man 'cured' of prostate cancer after doctors shock tumour to death with testosterone...
A man with advanced prostate cancer is believed to be cured after doctors 'shocked' his tumour to death with huge amounts of testosterone.
By ceres on 2016-12-01 04:30 UTC
Unknown Illness Kills 3 Who Ate at Thanksgiving for the Poor and Lonely...
Health officials in California have opened an investigation into an incident that left three people dead and another five hospitalized after eating at a community Thanksgiving for senior citizens, homeless, and people who would have otherwise been alone,
By aphrodite on 2016-11-29 05:41 UTC
FDA issues sunscreen guidelines...
The FDA is loosening its grip on sunscreen.
By viper1 on 2016-11-22 19:24 UTC
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