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12/08/2017 10:20 AM
How hospitals can go green
(HealthDay)—Hospital operating rooms produce thousands of tons of greenhouse gases each year, but changing the type of anesthesia used in surgery can help lower those emissions, researchers report.
12/08/2017 09:03 AM
Why do children get cancer?
Let's start with the good news. Childhood cancer is rare, and success rates for recovery are high. According to the American Cancer Society, childhood cancers make up less than 1 percent of all cancers diagnosed each year. And thanks to medical advances in recent decades, more than 80 percent of children with cancer now survive 5 years or more—a significant increase from the mid-1970s, when the 5-year survival rate was about 58 percent.
12/08/2017 02:52 AM
Philippines wants money back from Sanofi for dengue vaccine
The Philippine government will demand a refund of 3.5 billion pesos ($69.5 million) from vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur and look at possible legal action after a study showed the vaccine used in a dengue immunization program could expose some people to severe illness, the health chief said Friday.
12/07/2017 08:24 AM
Airline food study provides travelers with the best in-flight food choices
There will more than 51 million passengers traveling during this holiday season (Dec. 15th -Jan 4th) according to trade group Airlines for America . Knowing what are the "best" and "worst" choices is a valuable tool for any traveler, so Dr. Charles Platkin, the director of the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center and editor of DietDetective.com., once again studied the best "Calorie Bargains" and "Calorie Rip-offs" at 35,000 feet.
12/07/2017 08:00 AM
Responding to Brazil's microcephaly crisis
Josely taps on the wooden door and is welcomed into the simple concrete house perched on the rim of a ravine of one of the sprawling favelas in Salvador, Brazil.
12/07/2017 03:10 AM
Small risk of breast cancer seen with hormone contraceptives
Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the risk of breast cancer, especially with long-term use.
12/06/2017 01:00 PM
Some video games are good for older adults' brains
If you're between 55 and 75 years old, you may want to try playing 3D platform games like Super Mario 64 to stave off mild cognitive impairment and perhaps even prevent Alzheimer's disease.
12/06/2017 07:30 AM
Study offers new clues about why some parents are against vaccinating their kids
(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in the U.S. has found a possible new explanation of some parents' reluctance to have their children vaccinated. In their paper published in the journal Nature Human Behavior, the group describes their study, what they found and why they believe they may have discovered a new way to change the minds of parents who are reluctant to have their children vaccinated.
12/05/2017 01:30 PM
Think before you drink
(HealthDay)—With the traditional flood of holiday parties and festivities approaching, chances to drink excessively increase. So, what to do?
12/05/2017 12:47 PM
In multiple myeloma, high levels of enzyme ADAR1 are associated with reduced survival
Multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer in the United States. Thirty to 50 percent of multiple myeloma patients have extra copies of the gene that encodes the enzyme ADAR1. Using a database of multiple myeloma patient samples and information, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that high ADAR1 levels correlate with reduced survival rates. They also determined that blocking the enzyme reduces multiple myeloma regeneration in experimental models derived from patient cancer cells.
12/05/2017 03:20 AM
University was tipped off to possible unauthorized trials of herpes vaccine
The university that employed a controversial herpes vaccine researcher has told the federal government it learned last summer of the possibility of his illegal experimentation on human subjects. But Southern Illinois University did not publicly disclose the tip or its findings about researcher William Halford's misconduct for months, according to a memo obtained by Kaiser Health News.
12/04/2017 10:30 AM
MeToo no more?
(HealthDay)—From the hills of Hollywood to the halls of Congress, it's now clear that sexual harassment in the workplace has long been a fact of life for working women.
12/04/2017 02:11 AM
Dengue vaccine not deadly: Sanofi, Philippines
A world-first dengue vaccination programme in the Philippines that was suspended over safety concerns will not cause anyone who was immunised to die, drug manufacturer Sanofi and local authorities said on Monday.
11/30/2017 02:44 PM
Mindfulness training and therapy can reverse jail time's negative psychological effects
Just four months in prison can negatively affect a person's cognitive abilities and impulse control, according to findings published in Criminal Justice and Behavior from University of Pennsylvania criminologists Adrian Raine and Rebecca Umbach. The good news is, some combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness training can reverse the damage.
11/30/2017 08:19 AM
Regular bedtimes stop children getting 'jet lag'
What happens in the early years of a person's life has a profound effect on how they fare later on. Thousands of research papers – many of them using the rich data in the British Birth Cohort studies – have shown that children who get a poor start in life are much more likely to experience difficulties as adults; whether that's to do with poor health, or their ability to enjoy work and family life.