Archive | February 2014

Myanmar orders aid group to stop work, patients at risk: MSF

By Jared Ferried
YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar has ordered Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) to halt all its work in the country, leaving tens of thousands of people without vital care, the medical aid group said on Friday.
MSF did not give a reason for the suspension, but local media…
Source:Myanmar orders aid group to stop work, patients at risk: MSF

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Florida man dies from spider bite

Central Florida authorities are reporting a rare death from a spider bite.
Polk County Medical Examiner Stephen Nelson tells The Ledger that Ronald Reese of Lakeland died Feb. 16 from complications of a spider bite.
Nelson said the bite became infected and developed into an abscess on the back…
Source:Florida man dies from spider bite

Claims of ‘anti-ageing pill’ may be premature

Friday February 28 2014

A wonder drug for a bright future?

The Daily Telegraph and Daily Express both carry headlines about how a “pill” to help humans live longer could…
Source:Claims of ‘anti-ageing pill’ may be premature

Rising Fresh Produce Prices Tied to Higher Risk of Child Obesity

FRIDAY Feb. 28, 2014, 2014 — High prices for fresh fruits and vegetables increase the risk that children in low- and middle-income families will be overweight, according to a new study.
That’s because when the cost of fresh fruits and vegetables rise, families with less money may…
Source:Rising Fresh Produce Prices Tied to Higher Risk of Child Obesity

Blacks Respond Better to German Measles Vaccine, Study Contends

FRIDAY Feb. 28, 2014, 2014 — Black Americans respond better to the rubella vaccine, which prevents German measles, than whites or Hispanics, according to a new study.
Researchers said their findings could lead to more effective vaccines that target specific groups or individuals.
“We…
Source:Blacks Respond Better to German Measles Vaccine, Study Contends

‘Eating for Two’ During Pregnancy Could Pack on Too Many Pounds

FRIDAY Feb. 28, 2014, 2014 — Overweight or obese pregnant women who believe they are “eating for two” are more likely to gain too much weight, a new study shows.
Researchers cautioned that gaining too much weight during pregnancy could lead to long-term weight problems, as well…
Source:‘Eating for Two’ During Pregnancy Could Pack on Too Many Pounds

Does cell therapy treatment prolong the lives of heart attack patients?

One of the world’s largest clinical cell therapy trials has begun to enroll 3,000 heart attack patients, some of whom will have bone marrow cells extracted with a needle from their hip and fed into their heart using a catheter in their coronary arteries.
Source: Does cell therapy treatment prolong the lives of heart attack patients?