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A global wake-up call: common antibiotics are failing in up to half of all children

The most common antibiotics are failing in up to half of children, a study published in the <i>British Medical Journal</i> has found.<p>The researchers, from Bristol University and Imperial College London, reviewed 58 studies from 26 countries involving 78,000 E.coli patients — in particular those with …

Why some tumors withstand treatment

Researchers have uncovered a mechanism that allows cancer cells to evade targeted therapies. The study reveals why a certain class of drugs, known as …

Wind shifts may explain Europe's 'weird' winters - Futurity

Shifting winds may explain why changes in ocean surface temperatures have no influence on Europe's wintertime temperatures.

Blood test could diagnose Alzheimer's disease in the middle-aged

There is at present no drug capable of stopping the physical onslaught of dementia<p>Alzheimer's disease could be diagnosed in the middle-aged with a simple blood test, giving people up to 20 years warning before the condition develops.<p>Chemists and psychiatrists at Ruhr University Bochum and the …

How Eating Meat and Climate Change Have Contributed to Viruses Like Zika - One Green Planet

Zika, a mosquito-borne virus currently spreading across Africa, the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific, has been declared an international public health …

Medicare To Experiment With Tying Drug Costs to Effectiveness

Aetna and Cigna inked deals last month with drug maker Novartis that offer the insurers rebates tied to how well a pricey new heart failure drug works to cut hospitalizations and deaths. If the $4,500-a-year drug meets targets, the rebate goes down. Doesn't work so well? The insurers get a bigger …

Is Splenda linked to cancer risk? Study ties sucralose to leukemia, tumours

Artificial sweeteners have been tied to excess belly fat, overeating and diabetes risk, but now Italian researchers say sucralose — or Splenda — …

Global development,Department for International Development (DfID),Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,Medical research,Science,Research funding,Africa,Research,Poverty,Politics,UK news,World news<p>Research and development must be harnessed to improve the lives of those with the greatest needs, …

Public Health

Healthcare is about to undergo a revolution. Here’s what will change

Not everyone may have noticed, but we are living in a period of revolution — and it eclipses the industrial one of the 18th century by a factor of about ten. Technology is evolving at breakneck speed and what is happening right now is likely to be obsolete by the next decade. Think back 20 years …

Scientists create painless patch of insulin-producing beta cells to control diabetes

This new 'smart cell patch' developed at UNC and NC State is a proof of principle to treat millions of people with type-1 and advanced type-2 diabetes<p>…

A new deal between drug companies formed at Davos aims to step up the fight against antibiotic resistance. But is it too little too late?<p>In January, a coalition of 85 biotechnology, pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies, including Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer, came together at the World Economic …

Microbiology

Is this the end of globalization?

China has just announced that last year, for the first time since it began opening up its economy to the world at the end of the 1970s, exports …

Scientists Have Grown Human Heart Tissue from Skin Cells

The advance in bioengineering could lead to growing organs for patients from their own genetic material.<p>Medical researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have successfully used stem cells to grow functioning heart tissue, a major step toward bioengineering organs for people in need of …

General Hospital

7 Modern Medical Breakthroughs That Are About to Change the Health Game

From poop pills to painkilling patches, science is in overdrive.<p>Thanks to science, we now know more about our health than ever before. It seems like there are game-changing medical breakthroughs happening all of the time, but here are seven of the most fascinating advancements, which could just …

Medicine

India among top 3 countries with most HIV-infected people

With 21.7 lakh HIV-infected people, India quickly follows South Africa and Nigeria in the category.<p>India has the third-highest number of HIV-infected …

Inside the hunt for a Zika virus vaccine

With the Zika virus outbreak sweeping across Central and South America and knocking on America's door, the race is on to find a vaccine.<p>Recently, …

Public Health

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

This Vaccine Is Believed To Be Able To Cure Cancer

Remarkable Breast Cancer Trial Destroys Tumors In Just 11 Days

Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in both the developed and less developed world. Currently, early detection is the best way to …

Birth Defects Linked to Zika Include More Than Microcephaly

A clearer picture of the risks Zika poses for pregnant women is emerging with the recent publication of several studies following women who were …

FDA moves forward on plan to fight Zika with genetically altered mosquitoes

The federal government has given preliminary approval for a trial to deploy genetically altered mosquitoes in the US as a possible method of fighting the Zika virus. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that such a field trial would have no significant impact on animal or human health, …

FDA Says Test of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Is Safe

It’s probably safe to test genetically modified mosquitoes in Key West, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday, but it’s asking for public opinion before formally approving such an experiment.<p>It’s likely to get an earful. The American public has strong opinions about genetically modified …

University of California

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute, with colleagues in China, have developed a new, regenerative medicine approach to remove congenital cataracts in infants, permitting remaining stem cells to regrow functional lenses.<p>The treatment, which …

Cells adapt to the loss of genes previously thought vital for survival

Yeast cells can survive even when missing certain 'essential' genes, A*STAR researchers have found. This surprising discovery has major ramifications …

New Medicare pay system aimed at lowering drug costs

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Medicare officials have proposed new drug reimbursements for doctors, looking to test payment methods that could bring …

Zika virus: new ways to fight mosquitoes needed after dengue failure, WHO says

The World Health Organization says that traditional insecticide spraying has had no significant impact in slowing dengue, raising major questions …

Mom’s weight during pregnancy shapes baby’s health

When Elinor Sullivan was a postdoctoral fellow at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, she set out to explore the influence of food and …

GMOs haven’t delivered on their promises — or risks

Arriving home after work a few summers ago, agricultural economist Matin Qaim found several disturbing messages on his home phone. A study by Qaim …

Misfolded proteins implicated in more brain diseases

In some brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, distorted proteins behave like infectious agents, spreading among brain cells and corrupting other …