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Experimental antiviral prevents MERS-CoV in rhesus macaques

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 09:17
The experimental antiviral remdesivir successfully prevented disease in rhesus macaques infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to a new study from National Institutes of Health scientists.

'Quit vaping' internet searches increased during EVALI outbreak

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 09:12
E-cigarettes have been sold for more than a decade, seemingly without incident, but in the summer of 2019 serious lung injuries began appearing among some e-cigarette users -- especially adolescents and young adults.

Inflammation detected in the brains of veterans with Gulf War Illness

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 08:47
In a new discovery, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have detected widespread inflammation in the brains of veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Illness.

Step recommendation beyond 10,000 does not prevent weight gain

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 08:41
For years now, 10,000 steps a day has become the gold standard for people trying to improve their health -- and recent research shows some benefits can come from even just 7,500 steps.

Trinity bioengineers take crucial step towards mending a broken heart

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 08:28
Bioengineers from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, have developed a prototype patch that does the same job as crucial aspects of heart tissue.

Romantic partner’s scent can improve sleep, study suggests

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 08:20
The scent of a romantic partner can improve sleep, suggests new psychology research from the University of British Columbia.

Creating a better future for victims of child abuse and neglect

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 08:18
Every child has the right to health and a life free from fear and violence. Yet, each year, millions of children endure inconceivable physical, sexual and emotional abuse and chronic neglect.

Children with suspected appendicitis need better care, finds study

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 07:39
A new study published in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health reports that suspected appendicitis in children is not only among the most common pediatric conditions but often wrongly treated. The researchers found that literally, hundreds of children in the UK were having their appendices taken out unnecessarily.

A high number of lifetime sexual partners raises cancer risk

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 07:20
A new study seems to reinforce traditional common sense and good morals: people who play around with sex tend to have a higher risk of cancer. The study published online in the journal BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health in February 2020 shows that having ten or more sex partners increases the risk of cancer in both men and women. And in women, this pattern of sexual behavior increases the chances of a chronic debilitating illness.

Chronic kidney disease killing millions worldwide

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 07:09
A new study published in February 2020 in the journal The Lancet shows that over the last 20 years, there has been an increase in the number of people who have severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) requiring dialysis by over 40%. However, in many places around the world, the accessibility of dialysis is extremely limited, say the researchers.

Scientists isolate individual cells that cause autoimmune disease

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 06:50
Researchers have homed in on the cells that cause an autoimmune disease to arise in the body. The study, published in the journal Cell in February 2020, as part of the far-seeing Hope Research project, reports on the discovery.

Immune cells count each other in order to decide whether to attack

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 06:03
A new study published in the journal Nature Communications in February 2020 shows that immune cells consult and coordinate with each other at the site of activity to bring about a balanced but adequate reaction and stave off the threat.

Newly discovered antibiotics kill bacteria differently

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 05:16
Antibiotic resistance is a growing public health problem across the globe, with many diseases becoming harder to treat. Now, a newly discovered antibiotic group shows promise in the fight against superbugs as it has a unique way of killing bacteria.

Discovery of compound that reverses the fertility clock

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 04:56
The reproductive years of a woman are at their peak before the age of 30. Beyond that, fertility starts to decline, and by the age of 40, fertility potential is about half the level it was before 30 years old. Many women experience fertility issues, but now a new study on mice may help reverse the clock on eggs, offering new fertility hope to older women.

Treating soft tissue sarcoma with shorter radiation treatment found to be safe, effective

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 04:14
A new study led by researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center found that treating soft tissue sarcoma with radiation over a significantly shorter period of time is safe, and likely just as effective, as a much longer conventional course of treatment.

The wealthier you are, the more food you waste

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 04:12
A new study revealed that every person in the world is wasting about 500 calories of food a day, which is equivalent to one McDonald’s Big Mac, and the wealthiest people are the worst in wasting food.

'Smart' bandages could facilitate healing of hard-to-treat wounds

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 04:00
Chronic and non-healing wounds--one of the most devastating complications of diabetes and the leading cause of limb amputation--affects millions of Americans each year. Due to the complex nature of these wounds, proper clinical treatment has been limited.

Improving ability to predict autism risk with few drops of blood

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 03:56
Within days of birth, a few drops of blood are collected from every newborn in California--and across the United States -- which are then stored on filter paper and screened for dozens of genetic and congenital disorders, such as phenylketonuria, an inherited metabolic disorder that can result in intellectual disability, seizures, heart and behavioral problems.

Children of women experiencing high physical violence at greater risk of school disruption

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 03:49
A new study published in Maternal and Child Health Journal, led by Anna M. Scolese, Master of Public Health student at George Mason University, found that 23.3% of women who experienced intimate partner violence reported their child's school attendance was disrupted due to IPV.

Neuronal necrosis occurs much earlier in Alzheimer’s disease progression than previously thought

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 03:40
Alzheimer's remains the leading cause of dementia in Western societies, with some estimates suggesting that as many as 24 million people worldwide are living with the disease.