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Sugars in mother's milk exhibit antibacterial properties

Rss Feed - 1 hour 13 min ago
Mother's milk, which consists of a complex and continually changing blend of proteins, fats and sugars, helps protect babies against bacterial infections.

Study examines factors that drive people's behavior for adhering to safe infant sleeping practices

Rss Feed - 2 hours 23 min ago
It is still common for infants to be placed in unsafe sleeping positions by their caregivers, report researchers from Yale and Boston University. Fewer than half of infants are always placed on their backs for sleep, the recommended safe sleep position.

Voice-hearers can quickly detect disguised speech patterns in ambiguous sounds

Rss Feed - 2 hours 31 min ago
People who hear voices that other people can't hear may use unusual skills when their brains process new sounds, according to research led by Durham University and University College London.

Sedentary time linked to increased risk of death for frail, inactive older adults

Rss Feed - 4 hours 3 min ago
Sedentary time, for example, time spent sitting, increases the risk of death for middle-aged and older people who are frail and inactive, but does not appear to increase the risk for nonfrail people who are inactive, according to a new study published in CMAJ.

Study may provide valuable guidance to women about choosing mammography screening

Rss Feed - 4 hours 6 min ago
When to initiate screening for breast cancer, how often to screen, and how long to screen are questions that continue to spark emotional debates.

Lowering nicotine levels, use of e-cigarettes and raising cigarette prices associated with smoking cessation

Rss Feed - 7 hours 31 min ago
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have waged a war against smoking and now new steps are in place to help quitters go ahead and stop smoking.

Physicians studying how to prescribe income security

Rss Feed - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 08:05
Physicians at St. Michael's Hospital are studying how full-time income support workers hired by health-care clinics can help vulnerable patients or those living in poverty improve their finances and their health.

Food allergies: Mechanism underlying cross-reaction between cypress pollen and certain fruits revealed

Rss Feed - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 08:00
Working in collaboration with teams from the Czech Republic and Japan, researchers from the Institut Pasteur, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), and Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Marseille (AP-HM) have identified, for the first time, the likely origin of the cross-reactivity between cypress pollen, peaches and citrus fruits.

Northwestern Medicine scientists develop novel method to track HIV infection

Rss Feed - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 07:49
Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a novel method of tracking HIV infection, allowing the behavior of individual virions -- infectious particles -- to be connected to infectivity.

Adequate sleep and caffeine could help reduce postoperative pain

Rss Feed - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 07:44
Sleep is essential for good mental and physical health, and chronic insufficient sleep increases the risk for several chronic health problems.

New technique quickly, economically monitors multiple molecular interactions in living tissues

Rss Feed - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 06:33
A new approach to optical imaging makes it possible to quickly and economically monitor multiple molecular interactions in a large area of living tissue -- such as an organ or a small animal; technology that could have applications in medical diagnosis, guided surgery, or pre-clinical drug testing.

Review of kidney cancer incidence in California signals end of a trend

Rss Feed - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 06:19
A review of kidney cancer in California from 1988 through 2013 by the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement has concluded that the high incidence of small tumors and early-stage disease observed in California from 1988 until about 2009 has declined and stabilized in recent years, signaling the end of a trend.

Older smokers more likely to quit with increase in cigarette prices, study finds

Rss Feed - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 06:13
Older smokers are usually more set in their ways, but a dollar increase in cigarette prices makes them 20 percent more likely to quit, a new Drexel University study found.

Study provides insight into development of red blood cells

Rss Feed - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 06:04
Every cell in the body, whether skin or muscle or brain, starts out as a generic cell that acquires its unique characteristics after undergoing a process of specialization. Nowhere is this process more dramatic than it is in red blood cells.

Eggshell-like mineral layer on avian flu viruses may be cause for human infections

Rss Feed - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 05:26
Avian flu can be transmitted from birds to humans; transmission among humans, however, is limited. The reason may be an eggshell-like mineral layer that the virus acquires due to the high calcium concentration in the intestines of birds.

UC Santa Cruz researchers fight pediatric cancer using big data

Rss Feed - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 05:19
When you hear the words "Santa Cruz," you likely think of surf, sand and other beachside fun. It's easy to forget there is a world class research institution, University of California, Santa Cruz, nestled in the redwoods right above town.

Nearly 50% of parents against later school start times, despite health and learning benefits

Rss Feed - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 05:13
Leading pediatrics and sleep associations agree: Teens shouldn't start school so early. Yet University of Michigan research finds parents are split almost down the middle on whether they support delays in school start times that might permit their 13- to 17-year-olds to sleep later on school days.

New analysis explores promising strategies to increase living kidney donation

Rss Feed - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 04:59
A new analysis indicates that few strategies to increase living kidney donation have been evaluated effectively; however, educational strategies targeted to recipients and their family and friends have the best evidence of being successful.

UH gets $3.3 million funding from Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Rss Feed - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 00:25
The University of Houston has received $3.3 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

Study elucidates how aerobic exercise protects the sick heart

Rss Feed - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 00:17
Regular exercise is considered an important form of treatment for heart failure, a condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs.

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