Archive | May 2016

New guidelines for nausea, stomach pain and other problems help physicians better diagnose, treat kids

Caroline Schueren is examined by Dr. Desale Yacob at Nationwide Children`s Hospital. Caroline was diagnosed with a functional gastrointestinal disorder called ru…
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Safe sex or no sex after visiting Zika-hit areas: WHO

People who travel to Zika-hit areas should practice safe sex or have no sex at all for at least eight weeks after their return to avoid sexual transmission of the virus, WHO said Tuesday.


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Well: Day Care Infections May Mean Fewer Sick Days Later

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11 Tweets That Will Make Perfect Sense To Over-Thinkers

Here’s an open message to the brain from an over-thinker: Please stop.
It’s hard to have an active – and sometimes irrational – mind. Sure, we all have those moments where we linger on an embarrassing mishap or wonder about our future, but over-thinkers can’t help but take their rumination to…
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4 Mason Jar Meals That Aren’t Salad

The Styrofoam cup-of-noodles soup gets a DIY makeover with this easy recipe. You place thin egg noodles, powdered vegetable bouillon, a pinch of sugar and some shredded, or chopped, carrot, scallion, bok choy, garlic and chili into a jar; pour boiling water over everything; and, let stand 10 to…
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New findings linking abnormalities in circadian rhythms to neurochemical to changes in specific neurotransmitters

Belmont, MA–Results of the first study of its kind to link abnormalities in circadian rhythms to changes in specific neurotransmitters in people with bipolar disorder will be published this week in the journal Biological Psychiatry.
The three-year study conducted by McLean researchers…
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To strengthen an opinion, simply say it is based on morality

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Simply telling people that their opinions are based on morality will make them stronger and more resistant to counterarguments, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that people were more likely to act on an opinion – what psychologists call an attitude – if it was labeled…
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Better combustion for power generation

IMAGE: A simulation of combustion within two adjacent gas turbine combustors. GE researchers are incorporating advanced combustion modeling and simulation into product testing after developing a breakthrough methodology on the OLCF’s…
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Flatworms left in sunlight spur investigations into rare metabolic disorders

IMAGE: Planarian flatworms maintained under standard laboratory conditions (brown) are pictured with animals subjected to intense light exposure (partially or fully depigmented), along with a schematic representation of a porphyrin molecule…
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New Zealand, Norway back plain packets for cigarettes

Oslo (AFP) – New Zealand and Norway became the latest countries Tuesday to announce they will remove branding from cigarette packets, in a move hailed by the WHO as an effective way to cut smoking rates.The announcements, which coincide with World No Tobacco Day, mean cigarettes must be sold in…
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N.Zealand, Norway back plain packets for cigarettes

New Zealand and Norway became the latest countries Tuesday to announce they will remove branding from cigarette packets, in a move hailed by the WHO as an effective way to cut smoking rates.The announcements, which coincide with World No Tobacco Day, mean cigarettes must be sold in drab boxes…
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Nigerian sex trafficking victim: ‘Girls do not understand the trauma they will face’

By Adaobi Tricia NwaubaniABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Mary was 16 when she was trafficked from her home in southern Nigeria to northwest Italy where she was forced to work as a prostitute on the streets of Turin.She told the Thomson Reuters Foundation her story by phone from Nigeria’s…
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WHO releases new updated guideline on sexual transmission of Zika virus

The World Health Organization has released an interim guidance update underscoring the mounting evidence that sexual transmission of the Zika virus is not only possible, but more common than previously assumed.The WHO notes that, as of May 19, 12 studies or reports have been published on the…
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Pakistani PM Sharif undergoes successful heart surgery: daughter

By Asad HashimISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif underwent successful open heart surgery in a London hospital on Tuesday, his second cardiac procedure in five years, his daughter said.Sharif’s surgery comes as his government prepares to present its annual budget on…
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UN: Sex transmission of Zika more common than first thought

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency says sexual transmission of Zika is more common than first thought. It is updating its advice to women who have been in areas hit by the virus, telling them to wait even longer to conceive.The World Health Organization said Tuesday that couples or women p…
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Big CAT scan: LSU mascot Mike the Tiger in cancer treatment

ROUGE, La. –  Call it a big CAT scan.

Louisiana State University’s live tiger mascot was sedated this past weekend and brought to a human cancer center ne…
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EU drug agency: ecstasy is making a comeback among the young

LISBON, Portugal –  The European Union’s drug agency says ecstasy is becoming popular again, with online sales and targeted marketing helping to drive the revival among a new generation of users.


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WHO advises 8 weeks of safe sex after return from Zika areas

GENEVA –  People returning from areas with transmission of the Zika virus should follow safer sex practices or abstain from sex for at least eight weeks, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, doubling the four weeks it had pr…
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Company recalls spill-proof cups due to risk of mold

More than 3 million spill-proof cups for children between 4 and 12 months old are being recalled by Mayborn USA because of the risk of mold that could cause sickness.


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FDA asks Teva Pharmaceutical for further study on Huntington drug

JERUSALEM Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said on Tuesday approval for a drug to treat chorea stemming from Huntington disease (HD) has been held up by U.S. regulators seeking further blood study.Teva, the world’s largest generic drugmaker, said it received a letter from the Food…
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