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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Bacterium That Causes Q Fever Linked to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Oct. 13, 2015 — The bacterium that causes Q fever, an infectious disease that humans contract from animals, is associated with an increased risk of lymphoma, according to a ... read more

Listeria Can Grow on Unrefrigerated Caramel Apples

Oct. 13, 2015 — Caramel apples punctured with dipping sticks and left unrefrigerated over the course of a couple of weeks may harbor a bacterium called Listeria monocytogenes, according to a ... read more

Social Media Content May Hold Keys to Important Health Information

Oct. 13, 2015 — Language used in everyday social media posts may have a strong connection to an individual’s health. In the first study of its kind, the new results suggest that not only are many adult Facebook ... read more

Novel Imaging Study Demonstrates How the 'Social Brain' Is Functionally Impaired in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Oct. 13, 2015 — Brain areas linked to social behaviors are both underdeveloped and insufficiently networked in youths with high functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared to study participants without ASD, ... read more

Calcium Supplements May Increase the Risk of Kidney Stone Recurrence

Oct. 13, 2015 — Calcium supplements may increase the risk of kidney stone recurrence, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — The average life span of smokers is more than 10 years shorter than that of non-smoker, and it is said that smoking is a factor which accelerates aging. However, the details of the mechanism which ... read more

New Research Sees Zebrafish Earn Their Stripes in the Fight Against Muscular Dystrophy

Oct. 13, 2015 — New research has demonstrated a new method for observing the behavior of the protein Dystrophin in a living animal cell, in real-time. This breakthrough may provide a key to understanding how to ... read more

Obesity Doesn't Protect Patients With Cardiovascular Disease

Oct. 13, 2015 — Why is it that study after study shows obese or overweight people with cardiovascular disease outliving their normal weight counterparts? Would this phenomenon, referred to as the obesity paradox, ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — The Spaceflight Effects on Neurocognitive Performance: Extent, Longevity, and Neural Bases (NeuroMapping) study is examining changes in both brain structure and function and determining how long it ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — Researchers have found that the breast cancer drug tamoxifen gives white blood cells a boost, better enabling them to respond to, ensnare and kill bacteria in laboratory experiments. Tamoxifen ... read more

Disparities in Breast Cancer Persist Across All Subtypes, Stages

Oct. 13, 2015 — Minority women were more likely to have aggressive subtypes of breast cancer and were more likely to receive non-guideline concordant treatment when compared with non-Hispanic white women, says a new ... read more

Health Care, Research Failing to Adapt to US's Growing Multiracial Population

Oct. 13, 2015 — Health care and research are failing to adapt data collection methods to the growing multiracial population in the US, an author suggests in a new ... read more

Scientists Find External Environment, Oxidation Greatest Threats to DNA

Oct. 13, 2015 — Forces in the external environmental and oxidation are the greatest threats to an organism's ability to repair damage to its own DNA, new research ... read more

No Proof That 85 Percent of Depression Treatment Apps Accredited by NHS Actually Work

Oct. 13, 2015 — There is no proof that 85 percent of the depression apps currently recommended by the NHS for patients to manage their condition actually work, say ... read more

Advanced Care, Increased Risk

Oct. 13, 2015 — Patients with trauma, stroke, heart attack and respiratory failure who were transported by basic life support ambulances had lower mortality than patients who were transported by advanced life ... read more

Extreme Weight Loss Tactics Among UK Cage Fighters Prompt Alarm and Call for Action

Oct. 13, 2015 — UK cage fighters are indulging in potentially dangerous behaviors in a bid to lose large amounts of weight in the shortest possible time before a fight, reveal doctors in a snapshot survey of ... read more

Vaccinating Children May Be Cost-Effective for Tackling Flu

Oct. 13, 2015 — Extending flu vaccine administration to UK children may be a cost-effective way to reduce disease burden in the general population, according to research. The study, which was part of the evidence ... read more

Cell Authentication Survey Shows Little Progress in a Decade

Oct. 12, 2015 — A new survey of almost 450 biomedical researchers from every major stakeholder group (e.g., academia, industry) shows little has changed in cell line authentication and culture practices in the past ... read more

Double Enzyme Hit May Explain Common Cancer Drug Side Effect

Oct. 12, 2015 — Many leukemias are caused by loss of the enzyme Pten. Some anti-leukemia treatments work by inhibiting another enzyme called Shp2. Researchers have now found that mice lacking both of these enzymes ... read more

In Females, Childhood Head Injury Could Lead to Alcohol Abuse Later in Life

Oct. 12, 2015 — Girls who suffer a concussive bump on the head in childhood could be at increased risk for abusing alcohol as adults, a new study suggests. The research in mice found that females with a mild ... read more

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