When pharmaceutical companies align their research endeavors with academic institutions, they are most likely to translate their findings quickly and safely into beneficial treatments for patients, said Emma Walmsley, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, at a recent talk on campus as part of the Dean’s Lecture Series. “GSK is an institution that prides itself on the link […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 — A listeria outbreak that has sickened eight, including one death, has now been linked to deli meats and cheeses sold at stores in four states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. The illnesses in the outbreak, which first began more than two years ago, have been […]Continue Reading ...
Intimate partner homicide among teens does occur and 90 percent of the victims are girls, according to a new study in JAMA Pediatrics. “This is a public health issue that should be taken seriously,” said lead author Avanti Adhia, a senior fellow at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center at the University of Washington […]Continue Reading ...
It’s Saturday morning and the women of the Contreras family are busy in Montclair, Calif., making pupusas, tamales and tacos. They’re working to replace the income of José Contreras, who has been held since last June at Southern California’s Adelanto ICE Processing Center, a privately run immigration detention center. José’s daughter, Giselle, drives around in […]Continue Reading ...
Tests of Europe’s rivers and canals have revealed more than 100 pesticides – including 24 that are not licensed for use in the EU. The study, which tested samples from 29 waterways in 10 countries including the UK, also found 21 veterinary drugs. Every river and canal screened in the study – from countries as […]Continue Reading ...
More work by a prominent food researcher, including a study that took aim at the “Joy of Cooking,” has been retracted because of problems with the data. The Annals of Internal Medicine retracted a study that said the book’s recipes changed with updated editions to include more calories and bigger portions. It said a reanalysis […]Continue Reading ...
A new study finds that Medicare costs tend to be lower in counties with more forests and shrublands than in counties dominated by other types of land cover. The relationship persists even when accounting for economic, geographic or other factors that might independently influence health care costs, researchers report. The analysis included county-level health and […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Expectant moms often try to plan as many aspects of their upcoming delivery as they can. But one thing they might not consider is what type of pain relief they will choose if they need to have a C-section. Now, new research from the University of Texas suggests that while opioids can control pain, a […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 — The death of brain cells may not be as sudden, or as irreversible, as previously believed. Four hours after a pig’s death, Yale scientists restored circulation and revived cellular activity within the dead animal’s brain. The cells of the brain remained viable six hours later, compared with other brains not […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 — Poverty may influence how genes function, researchers report. Specifically, they found that poverty is associated with levels of DNA methylation — which can shape gene expression — in nearly 10% of genes. The findings are significant for a number of reasons, the researchers said. “First, we have known for a […]Continue Reading ...
Hospitals and nursing homes in California and Illinois are testing a surprisingly simple strategy against the dangerous, antibiotic-resistant superbugs that kill thousands of people each year: washing patients with a special soap. The efforts — funded with roughly $8 million from the federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — are taking place at […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 — Patients in dire need of an organ transplant can safely receive a new heart or lung from donors who have hepatitis C, a new clinical trial has shown. By swiftly administering powerful antiviral drugs, doctors can prevent the organ recipient from contracting hepatitis C following their transplant, said lead researcher […]Continue Reading ...
Autism enhances characteristics such as loyalty and focus which help those with the condition at work and in their relationships with others, experts have found. A study examining the lives of autistic adults shows the traits which come with having the condition can be useful, but also a burden. Those who took part in the […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 — Mayzent (siponimod) pills have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for adults with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS). “Multiple sclerosis can have a profound impact on a person’s life,” said Dr. Billy Dunn, director of the agency’s Division of Neurology Products. MS is an autoimmune disease of the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A James Cook University scientist says an innovative study has revealed new evidence that eating fish can help prevent asthma. Professor Andreas Lopata from JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, (AITHM) took part in the study which tested 642 people who worked in a fish processing factory in a […]Continue Reading ...
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