Friday, February 22, 2019 Headlines & Global News

Health

Cover of No Second Chances report

Report reveals more than a million Australian heart patients not given a second chance

Feb 20, 2019 09:17 AM EST

To save lives, hearts and minds, the Baker Institute calls for new measures including a secondary prevention campaign, increased focus on cardiac rehabilitation and research into wider use of new therapies

Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in the Elderly (IMAGE)

A lack of antibody diversity may make the elderly more susceptible to the flu

Feb 20, 2019 09:04 AM EST

The influenza vaccine may be less effective in the elderly because their B cells are less capable of producing antibodies that can adapt to protect against new viral strains, researchers report February 19 in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. With age, B cells and the antibodies, they secrete acquire fewer mutations that would provide flexible protection against the ever-changing flu virus.

Lesion on Breast MRI (IMAGE)

New machine learning method could spare some women from unnecessary breast surgery

Feb 13, 2019 09:23 AM EST

Dartmouth researchers have found a machine learning method that can predict the likelihood that a high-risk type of breast lesion is cancerous, potentially saving some women from unnecessary surgeries and overtreatment

Yuntao Wu, George Mason University (IMAGE)

T cell marker a potential functional HIV cure

Feb 08, 2019 10:31 AM EST

Mason researcher helps identify a T cell marker that could help lead to improved treatment for HIV, cancer patients.

Spermatogonail Stem Cells Graphic, UC San Diego Health (IMAGE)

How men continually produce sperm -- and how that discovery could help treat infertility

Feb 06, 2019 08:48 AM EST

Using a leading-edge technique, researchers define the cell types in both newborn and adult human testes, opening a path for new strategies to treat male infertility with stem cells

Empty Room

Study finds correlation between eviction rates in the US and high number of STIs

Jan 23, 2019 01:12 PM EST

A study published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases outlines a correlation researchers found between America's eviction crisis and the high rate of sexually transmitted infections.

Food in office

Widely available food in US workplaces: Perk or hazard?

Jan 22, 2019 09:17 AM EST

Offering more healthful foods at work could be a promising opportunity to improve wellness, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Dr. Zheng Sun

Unexpected link found between feeding and memory brain areas

Jan 22, 2019 09:09 AM EST

The search for a mechanism that could explain how the protein complex NCOR1/2 regulates memory has revealed an unexpected connection between the lateral hypothalamus and the hippocampus, the feeding and the memory centers of the brain, respectively.

Yeast Cells Dividing (IMAGE)

How staying in shape is vital for reproductive success

Jan 21, 2019 10:17 AM EST

New research reveals that cells must keep their shape and proportions to successfully reproduce through cell division

A Man Stretching

Physical activity, any type or amount, cuts health risk from sitting

Jan 17, 2019 08:39 AM EST

A new study offers compelling evidence that replacing 30 minutes of sitting with physical activity, of any intensity or amount, reduces the risk of early death

Adult overdose with pills

Pain and substance abuse interact in a vicious cycle

Jan 14, 2019 10:39 AM EST

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Pain and substance use interact in a vicious cycle that can ultimately worsen and maintain both chronic pain and addiction, according to a research team including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

A new technique will make it possible to detect viruses in the field. In this case, a yam plot in Guadeloupe.

Mobile, instant diagnosis of viruses

Jan 12, 2019 04:52 PM EST

A new high-throughput, miniature, portable sequencing technique* has been developed in recent years, for human and animal health purposes. It uses mobile laboratories to diagnose viruses such as Ebola or Zika almost instantly, in the field. Diagnosis is both quick and early, which avoids the need to transfer contaminated samples.

Transforming our Food System

Transforming our food system to ensure a sustainable future

Dec 07, 2018 04:13 PM EST

Transforming our food system to ensure a sustainable future

Rate of New HIV Diagnoses WHO European Region

New HIV diagnoses at high levels in the European Region but progress in EU

Nov 28, 2018 11:26 AM EST

New HIV diagnoses at high levels in the European Region but progress in EU

Inflammation in the Womb May Explain Why Some Babies Are More Prone to Sepsis after Birth

Inflammation in the womb may explain why some babies are more prone to sepsis after birth

Oct 09, 2018 10:17 AM EDT

Intra-amniotic inflammation caused by short-term prenatal endotoxin exposure leads first to acute fetal lung and gut immune responses, followed by systemic inflammation after birth, reports The American Journal of Pathology

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