Magela Planes

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Drug-Resistant Infections Could Kill 10 Million A Year By 2050

"Superbugs," or drug-resistant infections, could one day eclipse cancer as one of the leading causes of death, according to a new report.<p>If doctors can't find new methods of treatment, in a worst case scenario, annual global deaths from superbug infections could increase from a current estimation …

2014 in Review: Animal Antibiotics

<b>Food Safety News</b> wrote a lot about antibiotic resistance this year — particularly the debate surrounding the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) …

Scientists maybe, possibly just discovered an amazing new antibiotic

This week, according to major media outlets around the world, a "breakthrough" antibiotic was discovered. This new antibiotic — found in dirt, no less — "could prove resistant to resistance," one excited headline read.<p>The discovery of teixobactin, the antibiotic, was published in the prestigious …

Climate change slowdown is due to warming of deep oceans, say scientists

A recent slowdown in the upward march of global temperatures is likely to be the result of the slow warming of the deep oceans, British scientists said on Monday.<p>Oceans are some of the Earth's biggest absorbers of heat, which can be seen in effects such as sea level rises, caused by the expansion …

Climate change is slowly but steadily cooking the world’s oceans

Because the ocean’s so big—it takes up more than 70% of the planet’s surface—it absorbs a lot of energy without anyone being much the wiser. Here’s a look at data for the upper 2,000 meters (1.14 miles) of the global ocean. Check out the three-month moving average for the last quarter of 2013, via …

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Climate models accurately predicted global warming when reflecting natural ocean cycles

Predicting global surface temperature changes in the short-term is a challenge for climate models. Temperature changes over periods of a decade or two can be dominated by influences from ocean cycles like El Niño and La Niña. During El Niño phases, the oceans absorb less heat, leaving more to warm …

Exclusive: Medicare on drugs: 24,000 tests for 145 patients

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three Connecticut doctors billed Medicare for nearly 24,000 drug tests in 2012 - on just 145 patients. Despite the extraordinary number, Medicare administrators paid the doctors a total of $1.4 million, according to a Reuters analysis of government payments to health …

No, Antidepressants During Pregnancy Don't Harm Babies’ Hearts

That should reassure the 8% to 13% of women who take antidepressants while expecting. Concerns about the risks of the drugs, primarily selective …

3D mammograms improve breast cancer detection, drive down false alarms

Screening women for breast cancer using traditional digital mammography plus a technique that yields a three-dimensional picture of the breast improves detection of cancer and reduces the number of women called back unnecessarily for further tests and biopsies, a new study has found.<p>The addition of …

Blood test breakthrough in search for Alzheimer's cure

A blood test to detect which people with failing memories will go on to develop Alzheimer's disease has been developed by British scientists, who hope it may prove a breakthrough in the hunt for a cure.<p>After a decade's work, an international collaboration led by scientists from King's College …

Doctors are ready to test temporary 'suspended animation' to save people with severe injuries

It sounds straight out of a bad sci-fi movie: doctors pump patients' veins full of a preserving agent to keep them in suspended animation. But that procedure could come to a hospital near you in the next few years.<p>The idea is to give doctors a bit more time to treat people with serious trauma. In …

Biovigil targets hospital handwashing with color-coded badges

Proper handwashing is a simple, yet vitally important task, especially when it comes to doctors and nurses. The occurrence of infections in patients …

Brain scans show cause of seasonal affective disorder

<b>Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).</b><p>People with Sad have an unhelpful way of controlling the "happy" brain signalling compound serotonin during winter months, brain scans reveal.<p>As the nights …

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Doctors stumped as more breast cancer patients remove healthy breasts

Evidence is mounting that too many women with early-stage<p>breast cancerare opting for mastectomies instead of having breast-conserving surgeries that offer the same odds of survival.<p>A new analysis of more than 1.2 million breast cancer patients in the U.S. found that 37.8% of women who were eligible …

9 Healthcare Innovations Driven By Open Data

Startups are using big, open data to power apps and tools designed to keep people healthier -- and we're not just talking about Watson.<p>1 of</b> …

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