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MERS ‘outbreak’ picks up pace, Saudi hospitals struggle to contain deadly virus

MERS ‘outbreak’ picks up pace, Saudi hospitals struggle to contain deadly virus

May 08, – The sweeping surge in MERS cases over the past five weeks appears in large measure to be due to problems with infection control practices in some Saudi Arabian hospitals, the World Health Organization suggests. A senior official of the Geneva-based agency says a team of WHO experts that recently returned from that […]

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Doctors find 44-year-old fetus inside elderly Brazilian woman

Doctors find 44-year-old fetus inside elderly Brazilian woman

Feb 17, – In a story as bizarre as it is deja vu-ish, a 44-year-old fetus has been found in an 84-year-old Brazilian woman. The Daily Mail reports by way of G1 that the discovery came last Friday, when the woman’s intense stomach pains landed her in a hospital in Tocantins state in central Brazil. […]

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Sports drinks not viable over water, says expert

Sports drinks not viable over water, says expert

Jan 27, – Popular sports drinks maker Lucozade has recently been slammed as The Advertising Standards Authority has published a ruling that the high profile advertising campaign using the slogan ‘Hydrates and fuels you better than water’ has breached their Code. Professor Paul Gately, Carnegie Professor of exercise and Obesity and director of MoreLife at […]

January 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
New obesity treatment possible with novel protein discovery

New obesity treatment possible with novel protein discovery

Jan 11, – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third of US adults are now obese. But new research published in the Journal of Neuroscience details how a protein in the brain regulates food intake and body weight – opening new doors for the treatment of obesity. The research […]

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Anti-smoking Campaign Surpasses Expectations

Anti-smoking Campaign Surpasses Expectations

Sep 19, – Graphic ads depicting the ravages of smoking have generated a bigger than expected response, federal health officials said Thursday. The Tips From Former Smokers campaign — which includes TV ads in which ex-smokers tell of their smoking-related health problems, such as amputations and cancer — resulted in even more calls to the […]

September 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Researchers: Protein Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

Researchers: Protein Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

Sep 08, – People with low levels of a certain protein are at greatest risk for sudden cardiac death that occurs in the morning, a new study contends. The researchers suggested that their findings could lead to new treatments to reduce people’s risk for this condition, in which the heart suddenly stops beating due to […]

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Cancer may get help from immune cells

Cancer may get help from immune cells

Sep 07, – A new study from the University of Michigan (UM) suggests a group of immune cells, known as myeloid derived suppressor cells, could be giving cancer a hand by bolstering cancer stem cells – the small number of cells within a tumor that drive its growth. The researchers report their work in the […]

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