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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

New Era in Global Fightback Against Deadly Antibiotic Resistance

July 26, 2016 — 2016 marks the year a ‘long overdue’ scientific fightback against the threat of antibiotic resistance finally gets ... read more

Severity of Enzyme Deficiency Central to Favism

July 26, 2016 — The congenital disease favism causes sickness and even jaundice in patients after they consume beans. The culprit is a particular enzyme deficiency, which destroys the red blood cells. Scientists ... read more

Doping in Sports and Society: A Growing Problem

July 26, 2016 — The use of doping has spread from elite sports to include recreational sport and the growing “fitness movement”. It is now being practiced particularly by young and early middle aged people who ... read more

Historical Love-Affair With Indulgent Foods

July 26, 2016 — Our desire for indulgent meals may be over 500 years old. A new analysis of European and American paintings across five centuries shows that salt, bread, sausage, and shellfish were among the most ... read more

Streetcar Tracks Increase Risk of Bike Crashes

July 26, 2016 — One-third of bike crashes in Toronto's downtown involved the city's streetcar tracks, according to a new study that suggests that separated bike routes could reduce risk to ... read more

Researchers Unveil New Data, Diagnostic Tool at the World's Largest Alzheimer's Forum

July 26, 2016 — A new diagnostic tool that can identify Alzheimer's disease long before the onset of symptoms has been presented by researchers. They add that the tool also highlights the increasing prevalence ... read more

National Survey Says Many, Not All, Open to Doctors Talking About Guns

July 25, 2016 — In perhaps the first national survey of its kind, two-thirds of people sampled said it is at least sometimes appropriate for health care providers to talk to patients about firearms. The remainder ... read more

July 25, 2016 — Researchers have developed the first placenta-on-a-chip that can fully model the transport of nutrients across the placental barrier. The flash-drive-sized device contains two layers of human cells ... read more

Among the Oldest Adults, Poor Balance May Signal Higher Risk for Dementia

July 25, 2016 — In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers examined whether four different measures of poor physical performance might be linked to increased dementia risk for people aged 90 and ... read more

Predicting the Risk for Developing Pneumonia in Older Adults

July 25, 2016 — Researchers have developed a 'prediction score' to help healthcare professionals determine which older adults might be most at risk for developing ... read more

Bio-Engineered Molecule Shows Promise for Quick Control of Bleeding

July 25, 2016 — Hematology researchers have developed a novel genetically engineered clotting factor that can control bleeding in animal models. If the factor proves effective in humans, it may provide a ... read more

Promising New Drug Could Help Treat Spinal Muscular Atrophy

July 25, 2016 — Approximately one out of every 40 individuals in the United States is a carrier of the gene responsible for spinal muscular atrophy, a neurodegenerative disease that causes muscles to weaken. ... read more

Protein in Breast Milk Reduces Infection Risk in Premature Infants

July 25, 2016 — Full-term babies receive natural protection from their mothers that helps them fight off dangerous infections. However, babies born prematurely lack protective intestinal bacteria and often are ... read more

Flu Vaccine Reduces Risk of Hospital Stay for Stroke, Heart Failure for Diabetes Patients

July 25, 2016 — People with type 2 diabetes who receive the influenza vaccine may be less likely to be admitted to hospital for myocardial infarction, stroke and heart failure, according to new ... read more

July 25, 2016 — A radiologist reports that he uses magnetic resonance technology to diagnose prostate cancer with more than 90 percent success ... read more

Study Identifies Potential New Avenue for Treating Pompe Disease

July 25, 2016 — Researchers have identified a potential new avenue for treating Pompe disease, a rare condition caused by the build-up of glycogen, a storage form of sugar, in cardiac and skeletal muscle, the liver ... read more

Alzheimer's Disease in HIV-Positive Patient

July 25, 2016 — The first case of Alzheimer's disease diagnosed in an HIV-positive individual has been documented. The finding in a 71-year-old man triggers a realization about HIV survivors now reaching the ... read more

Pain of Rejection Makes Us More Likely to Commit Fraud

July 25, 2016 — People commit fraud because they are unhappy about being rejected, a new study has ... read more

Research Opens 'Black Box' of Malignant Melanoma

July 25, 2016 — A new study pinpoints when melanoma cells metastasize in the brain months before they develop into fatal tumors. According to the research, micro-tumor cells hijack astrogliosis, the brain's ... read more

July 25, 2016 — A research team delivers drug, gene, and light-based therapy directly to tumor sites, with promising results, reports a new ... read more

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