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UC Berkeley Engineers Develop Flexible Wearable Medical Sensors

By Chuck Seegert, Ph.D.<p>Existing pulse oximeters are expensive and limited to certain anatomical locations like fingertips and ear lobes. New …

Understanding shingles, staph and endometriosis

Photo, Bruno Dayan/Trunk Archive.<p>Shingles<p>Once considered an elderly person’s disease, shingles is increasingly afflicting adults of all ages. …

Teen's death shows horror of flu epidemic

<i>This story was first published in December, 2014.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> Shannon Zwanziger seemed perfectly healthy. She was an active 17-year-old who rarely got sick and hadn't been to a doctor in more than three years.<p>Then one day, she came home with the flu. She died a week later.<p>Shannon is part of grim new …

You Asked: Are Hot Tubs Dangerous?

Most men know that submerging their nether-parts in hot water can mean bad news for baby-making. And of course, the question of a hot tub’s …

U.S. Flu Numbers At Epidemic Threshold, Say CDC

Flu season is in full swing in the United States, and the proportion of deaths related to flu infections have reached epidemic threshold, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>According to data that came from a 122-city fatality reporting system, 6.8 percent of …

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …

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Video: Does being cold make you sick?

Being cold can’t give you a cold … or can it?<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the …

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New video shows life in the deepest ocean

An international team of scientists has set a new record for the deepest known ocean fish. They were filming in the Mariana Trench – the deepest part …

Better prenatal vitamins add bulk to babies - Futurity

A study in Bangladesh shows daily multivitamins can help pregnant women in developing nations deliver healthier, heavier, full-term babies.

These Blimps Are Meant To Protect Washington DC From Missiles Somehow

Lumpy sentinels of freedom<p>To protect the nation’s capital from a 21st century threat, the Pentagon is turning to a technology first seen in World War I: blimps. Made by Raytheon, the “Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System,” or JLENS for short, is a tethered …

Military

H3N2 viruses fuel 'epidemic' levels of flu season deaths, CDC says

Deaths due to<p>influenzaand pneumonia have hit “epidemic” levels in the U.S. as flu activity became widespread in 36 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Officials reported 837 flu and pneumonia deaths to the CDC through its 122 Cities Mortality Reporting System during …

Public Health

Get ready! NASA spacecraft soon to rendezvous with dwarf planet Ceres

After voyaging 3 billion miles through space,<p>NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is finally in the home stretch of its journey to Ceres, the largest member of the asteroid belt and one of five dwarf planets in the solar system.<p>Dawn was launched in 2007 to study two very different asteroids and learn more about …

Astronomy

UK scientists plan to grow lettuce on Mars

Photos of the lettuce are to be transmitted to Earth so the public and scientists would be able to watch the lettuce mature<p>A team of scientists have created a plan to grow lettuce on Mars, and it has been short-listed to be included in a future space flight to the red planet.<p>The project, being run …

Contact Lens Sees Eye Disease Before It Strikes

Early warning system is a sight for sore eyes<p>Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, affecting some 60 million people worldwide. It’s also highly treatable, if caught early. The disease typically occurs when fluid pressure inside the eye rises, choking the optic nerve and causing irreparable …

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Watch the New Year's Skies for a Green Comet

Comet Lovejoy is brightening faster than expected, putting on a show you can see for yourself this holiday season.<p>Just in time for the holidays, the skies are serving up a special cosmic gift: a brightening comet that may not have been in our part of the solar system for nearly 12,000 …

Study narrows down genetic suspects in autism

Researchers have narrowed down the list of genes implicated in autism spectrum disorder, and they appear to point toward a part of the brain that has largely been overlooked.<p>Most research into the genetic roots of autism, a highly heritable disorder that affects about 1 in 68 children, starts with …

Autism

Potent Powdered Caffeine Raises Safety Worries

Wade Sweatt thought he had found a healthier way to get himself going in the morning. Instead of getting his daily jolt of caffeine from a cup of coffee or a Coke, Sweatt decided last summer to try mixing some powdered caffeine he'd bought via the Internet with some water or milk.<p>"Wade was very …

Cool animation shows Venus in evening sky in 2015

Watch 238 days of the sky’s brightest planet, Venus, now back in your evening sky. You can also see Mercury, Mars and Jupiter enter the scene at …

5 Signs Your Hormones Are Out Of Whack

<i>By Chloe Metzger</i><p>Raise your hand if, in the last few weeks, you've felt tired, bloated or cranky. Sound familiar? Then you know the drill: Every month, your hormones -- the body's itty-bitty secret weapon -- come out to play, wreaking havoc on your mood, skin and mind. While levels generally …

The Other Side of Weight Loss No One Talks About: 'You Aren't Going to Look Like a Supermodel Afterward'

But dropping 90 pounds didn't make Erika feel happy, as she'd expected. In fact, her weight loss spurred a bout of depression that she's still dealing with today. While the exact connection between weight loss and depression is still unclear, some research does indicate that there may be an …

Georgetown student dies of 'apparent meningitis'

Andrea Jaime was a student in Georgetown University's School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Yet before she could graduate and help others, she became a patient herself.<p>And on Tuesday, Jaime died from what the Washington school said was "apparent meningitis."<p>Her loss rattled many in the Georgetown …

'If the cancer takes me, can you take my son?': Hospital nurse answers mom's prayers

When doctors told Tricia Somers that her cancer had spread, she turned to her nurse with an urgent question: "Can you raise my son if I die? If the cancer takes me, can you take my son?"<p>The two women had known each other for just a few weeks, but had formed a bond that would change both their …

Looking To Transform Healthcare? - Ask A Nurse

Traditionally, nurses have been the “face of healthcare” to the patient. According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), the nursing profession involves the “protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering, and advocacy …

Vancouver

Nestled on <b>British Columbia's</b> coast, Canada’s third largest city is known for its rich cultural offerings and easy access to the sea and mountains—"Just a 20-minute drive takes you to landscapes seemingly untouched by humankind," says local award-winning designer and architect Omer Arbel. Here you …

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Top 10 Hideaways & Inns

Top 10 Hideaways & Inns from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Auberge du Soleil<br>Rutherford, California <br>www.aubergedusoleil.com</b> <br>Napa Valley's magical wine country is the backdrop for this elegant hotel, opened in 1985. The accommodations feature …

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Wildlife Wednesday: Update on the Wallaby Joey at Disney’s Animal Kingdom– 'It’s a boy!'

Earlier this year, we shared with you the exciting news of a wallaby joey that could be seen at the Oasis at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Now that the …

Five Things You Might Have Missed Aboard Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland Park

Tomorrow, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland park celebrates 35 years of taking guests on the wildest ride in the wilderness. My niece …

Show Off Your Disney Side at Walt Disney World Resort with Retail MagicBands and Accessories

My fellow author Tom Smith recently shared some details about My Disney Experience – a key component of MyMagic+ at Walt Disney World Resort. Today, …

Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

This week, Tom Staggs shared the exciting update that construction is starting at the Walt Disney World Resort on a brand new “Frozen” attraction at …