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Sleep apnea triggers pediatric fatty liver disease progression

Obstructive sleep apnea and low nighttime oxygen - which results in oxidative stress - may trigger progression of pediatric non-alcoholic fatty liver …

B.C. doctor talks about providing physician-assisted death

Victoria doctor Stefanie Green spent much of her career bringing babies into the world. These days, though, she's helping terminally ill patients end …

Medicine

Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) Coverage

Medicare Part A is also called "hospital insurance," and it covers most of the cost of care when you are at a hospital or skilled nursing facility as …

Health Care

KLM Atlanta to Athens $548-$573; LH $601 Oct 6–March 17

Last week I wrote about this deal from Atlanta to Athens at $666 round trip with the attribute of low fare travel at Christmas to Greece with …

Flying

Patients on social media cause ethics headache for doctors

<i>(Reuters) –</i> As more and more sick patients are going online and using social media to search for answers about their health, it’s raising a lot of thorny ethical questions for doctors.<p>“The internet and ready access to vast amounts of information are now permanent aspects of how we live our lives, …

Women Doctors Are Paid $20,000 Less Than Male Doctors

For doctors who want to get paid the big bucks, not every earning advantage can be learned in medical school. Sure, it helps to know your femur from …

Medicine

A 'slow catastrophe' unfolds as the golden age of antibiotics comes to an end

In early April, experts at a military lab outside Washington intensified their search for evidence that a dangerous new biological threat had penetrated the nation's borders.<p>They didn't have to hunt long before they found it.<p>On May 18, a team working at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research …

Saved by the sun: Solar-powered oxygen delivery system helps save lives in Uganda

A new twist on the use of renewable energy is saving children's lives in Africa. The innovation -- a solar-powered oxygen delivery system -- is …

Medicine

The Danger of a Third-Trimester Zika Infection

New research shows brain damage among Zika-infected babies, even when they are born with normal-sized heads.<p>The worries that tug at a pregnant woman’s mind tend to shift in time. As weeks and months go by, new concerns invariably crop up.<p>But for many women, the end of the first trimester brings …

Public Health

Obama's next move: Precision medicine and genomics venture capitalist?

President Barack Obama is due to end his time at the White House on January 20, 2017. What’s next for him after that? Healthcare and technology could …

Next generation of viral vectors, called AAV 3.0, for gene therapies and genome editing - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

PHILADELPHIA–The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has launched a new program, called AAV 3.0™, to create new viral …

Epigenetics: New tool for precision medicine - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

(Vienna, 23 June 2016) Four new papers, co-published by an international consortium of biomedical researchers, mark the feasibility of epigenetic …

The Roam-e Flying Selfie drone camera from Australia takes 360-degree shots

The future of hands-free selfies has arrived, thanks to this flying drone camera that uses facial recognition to follow you around.<p>Ever feel bothered by the same old boring selfie poses because your hand is permanently attached to your camera? Well this Australian-made Roam-e Flying Selfie drone …

Drones

Pioneering cancer drug combination approved

<b>A pioneering pair of cancer drugs that unleash the immune system on tumours will be paid for by the NHS in England.</b><p>In trials, the combination therapy shrank the most aggressive and deadly type of skin cancer in 69% of patients.<p>The decision to approve the drugs is one of the fastest in NHS history …

Cancer

Working Out 4 Hours After Studying May Help Your Brain Remember Stuff

Here’s your new study routine: Hit the books. Wait a little while. Then, hit the gym.<p>New research suggests that physical exercise can help people retain information if it happens at the right time -- namely, a few hours after you learn the info, when new memories are getting stabilized in your …

The Brain

10 bodyweight abs exercises you’ve never tried

To get a visible six-pack, you need to hit your abdominals from different planes of motion and work compound moves into your workout mix. The …

Will Genetic Advances Make Sex Obsolete?

Stanford law professor and bioethicist Hank Greely predicts that in the future most people in developed countries won't have sex to make babies. Instead they'll choose to control their child's genetics by making embryos in a lab.<p>On KQED's Forum program, Michael Krasny spoke with Greely about his …

Molecular Biology

Health agency reports U.S. babies with Zika-related birth defects | Reuters

(Reuters) - Three babies have been born in the United States with birth defects linked to likely Zika virus infections in the mothers during pregnancy, along with three cases of lost pregnancies linked to Zika, federal health officials said on Thursday.<p>A mosquito is seen under a microscope at the …

Public Health

Cancer-preventing protein finds its own way in our DNA - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Geneticists from KU Leuven, Belgium, have shown that tumour protein TP53 knows exactly where to bind to our DNA to prevent cancer. Once bound to this …

The Parasite Underground

When Vik was in his late 20s, blood started appearing in his stool. He found himself rushing to the bathroom as many as nine times a day, and he quit his job at a software company. He received a diagnosis of severe ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory condition of the colon. Steroids, which suppress …

Medicine

A heart monitoring tablet in Cameroon produces EKGs in 20 minutes

A tablet that gives patients with heart problems a medical diagnosis within minutes could dramatically improve healthcare for rural residents far from hospitals.<p>The Cardio Pad, a touch-screen heart monitoring device, invented by Cameroonian entrepreneur Arthur Zang and recent winner of the Royal …

Medical Technology

Breast cancer drug increases survival

<b>A new cancer drug can significantly slow the spread of deadly recurrent breast cancers, a study shows.</b><p>Palbociclib works by disabling two key mechanisms that allow a tumour to grow.<p>Data presented at the world's biggest cancer conference showed that time without a tumour progressing increased from 15 …

Cancer

A brief medical history of farting

Farts<p>One of my favorite hobbies is searching PubMed.gov. I love PubMed — I use it to develop stories, to find sources, and to generally learn about the world around me. For instance: farting.<p>A PubMed search returns 14 results with "excessive flatulence" in the headline and abstract. A lot of these …

Big History

The Civil Rights Problem In U.S. Schools: 10 New Numbers

It's a rare and remarkable view into America's public schools and the challenges that continue some 60 years after <i>Brown v. Board of Education</i>:<p>The Civil Rights Data Collection survey.<p>Since 1968, the federal government has been sending it to the nation's schools to gauge educational access and …

Education

Local surgeon introduces record-sharing health app

LogBox captures patients' electronic information once, and can then share it multiple times in future.<p>LogBox, a health application that allows …

Modern slave trade: how to count a 'hidden' population of 46 million

In 1860, just before the outbreak of the American Civil War, the United States carried out a national census. One result was the very precise count …

Black History

For soldiers and old folks, the Superflex exosuit may help carry the load

Emerging technologies are increasingly designed to help the elderly. Trials with care robots and artificial intelligence programs have shown positive …

Robotics

Harvard researchers create ‘muscles’ for soft-bodied robots

Humans are soft, easily bruised creatures, and robots are, well, not so soft. If a hard-bodied robot swings its arm around, not realizing your face …

Robotics

Flying is for suckers! These new mini-submarine drones take a GoPro underwater

While shooting without someone behind the camera is normally a job for the drones (or robots), Seawolf takes that concept underwater with …

Drones