April 20, 2018 A community’s ability to cope with mass casualty incidents (MCIs) is very dependent on the capacity and capability of its hospitals for handling a sudden surge of patients requiring resource-intensive and specialized needs. In a recent paper published by the Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness journal, authors Mersedeh TariVerdi, Elise Miller-Hooks […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 Three new studies from the Center for Consciousness Science have uncovered the mechanism by which brain networks are degraded whilst a person is unconscious. Credit: Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com The findings were recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, and Trends in Neurosciences. The researchers investigated the degradation of spatial […]Continue Reading ...
February 2018 Print this issue Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interactions Nothing compares to the joy of coming home to a loyal companion. The unconditional love of a pet can do more than keep you company. Pets may also decrease stress, improve heart health, and even help children with their emotional and social skills. An estimated […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 Metrohm is pleased to present the Mira DS, a new handheld material identification system for police, hazmat teams, bomb technicians, and military personnel. At the push of a button, the Mira DS identifies illicit substances and explosives. The Mira DS was developed in close cooperation with professional first responders. While providing ease […]Continue Reading ...
February 28, 2018 Psychedelic mushrooms likely developed their “magical” properties to trip up fungi-munching insects, suggests new research. The work helps explain a biological mystery and could open scientific doors to studies of novel treatments for neurological disease, said lead researcher Jason Slot, an assistant professor of fungal evolutionary genomics at The Ohio State University. […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 — Teaching kids about telling the truth is a critical life lesson. And your approach can determine how motivated your kids are to be honest. Younger children are more likely to tell the truth because they want to please you; older ones understand that it’s the right thing to do. Older […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 By examining the cornea of the eye with a special microscope it may be possible within ten minutes to diagnose if a person with type 2 diabetes has nerve damage. This according to a study among diabetics in Skellefteå, north Sweden. “Although there is currently no cure, it’s always an advantage to […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDMarch 1, 2018 There are several studies that show that obese people are likely to outlive normal weight individuals. This is called the “obesity paradox” and researchers have tried to understand the reasons behind this. A new study disproves this theory and finds that obese and overweight people do not live […]Continue Reading ...
This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. The maker of the powerful painkiller said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, a surprise reversal after lawsuits blaming the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic. OxyContin has long been the […]Continue Reading ...
February 27, 2018 About half of the medical certificates for sick leave in Sweden are deficient, according to research at Sahlgrenska Academy. Quality of the certificates was poorest in the case of symptom diagnosis, where the sickness itself had not been identified. “The shortcomings primarily concerned descriptions of why a person cannot work – for […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 New research suggests that parasitic worms could someday help prevent or treat pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-;Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, was chosen as an APSselect article for March. IBD encompasses several conditions, including colitis, that cause severe and long-lasting inflammation […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 Gene therapy has shown promise for treating a neurodegenerative disease known as frontotemporal dementia and a related condition called neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis, according to new findings presented in the Journal of Neuroscience by researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, is a devastating disease in which patients […]Continue Reading ...
February 27, 2018 A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has discovered that specific genes are linked to individual differences in brain anatomy in autistic children. Previous studies have reported differences in brain structure of autistic individuals. However, until now, scientists have not known which genes are linked to these differences. The Cambridge […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 Yale School of Public Health researchers have developed a new method to predict likely resistance paths to cancer therapeutics, and a methodology to apply it to one of the most frequent cancer-causing genes. That gene, KRAS, is mutated in approximately 20 percent of all human cancers and has a major presence in […]Continue Reading ...
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