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Teen Who Invented $25 Ebola Detection Test Wins Huge Google Prize

The test can determine if a person has Ebola within 30 minutes.<p>The world could be one step closer to quick and inexpensive Ebola detection thanks to a teenager from Connecticut.<p>Olivia Hallisey, a junior at Greenwich High School, was awarded $50,000 in scholarship funds in the 2015 Google Science …

Ebola

Why Is There an HIV Crisis in the South?

Shawn, whose real name has been changed to protect his privacy, is a 31-year-old gay black man who lives in Tallahassee, Fla. There, he works as a …

Possible Biomarker for Autism Discovered

<b>Study also points to potential new drug discovery advances.</b><p>By identifying a key signaling defect within a specific membrane structure in all cells, …

Neuroscience

New human virus discovered in old blood samples

Don’t panic. That’s the emphatic message coming from researchers who have discovered a new virus in human blood. Though it’s unclear how common the …

Memory Consolidated by Three Step Brain Oscillation

<b>Our long-term memory is consolidated when we sleep. Short-term memory traces in the hippocampus, an area deep in the brain, are then relocated to</b> …

Drug mentioned by Hippocrates may reverse Alzheimer's memory loss

Salsalate is already used for arthritis but it could bring back memories of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease<p>One of the world’s oldest drugs which was first mentioned by Hippocrates in the 5th Century BC could help restore memory in Alzheimer’s patients, scientists hope.<p>Salsalate, which …

Dementia

Researchers Identify Protein That Opens the Door to Cell Death

<b>Findings could aid development of novel therapeutics for conditions ranging from heart failure and stroke to cancer and neurodegeneration.</b><p>A protein …

Neuroscience

This protein naturally fights HIV - Futurity

Scientists say a natural protein stops HIV from replicating. "We see a way to treat this disease by helping the body protect itself," says Yong-Hui …

First Human head transplant scheduled for December 2017

The world’s first head transplant patient has scheduled the procedure for December 2017. Valery Spiridonov, 30, was diagnosed with a genetic …

Obamacare Enrollment Triggers Drop In The Uninsured Rate

The percentage of Americans without health insurance dropped by nearly three percentage points between 2013 and 2014, according the U.S. Census Bureau, from 13.3 to 10.4 percent. Put another way, 8.8 million more people were insured in 2014 than the year before.<p>The annual study from Census is …

Health Care

Researchers just discovered a massive body of water under China's biggest desert

The Tarim basin in Xinjiang, China is a valley the size of Venezuela; bigger than California, New Mexico and Florida put together. On the surface it …

Geophysics

Researchers Discover Link Between Stress and Alzheimer's Disease

<b>University of Florida Health researchers have uncovered more evidence of a link between the brain’s stress response and a protein related to</b> …

Last year's flu vaccine was much better than we thought

<b>Last winter's flu vaccine did much better than we first thought at fighting the disease and saving lives. The results were still not great and the overall death rate over the winter among older people in particular was high this year, but vaccination appears to have helped much more than previously</b> …

Public Health

Toddler with type 2 diabetes highlights global obesity epidemic | Reuters

(Reuters) - A three-year-old American girl has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes — a condition linked to obesity — making her one of the youngest people ever detected with the disease.<p>Type 2 diabetes used to be known as “adult-onset” because it is most common among the middle-aged and elderly, …

Diabetes

Pertussis vaccine encephalopathy and epilepsy: The anti-vaccine movement started with whooping cough, not measles.

Sarah Lemar was born Dec. 5, 1979, in Memphis, Tennessee. She and her mother, Alice Clinton, soon fell into the blissful routine of a new mom and her …

Study: More than 6 million could die early from air pollution every year

<b>(CNN) —</b> The air we breathe outdoors could be harming more people than ever, a new study suggests.<p>Globally, more than 3 million people die prematurely each year from prolonged exposure to air pollution, according to the World Health Organization. By 2050, it could be 6.6 million premature deaths …

Pollution

Where America's Obese Live

When it comes to this condition, place matters.<p>One-third of adult Americans are obese. While it’s all too easy to dismiss obesity as a personal failure, doctors know it’s caused by a mix of biological andsocial factors. Poverty, race, access to healthy food, walkability, and access to public spaces …

Biomedicine

Too Much or Too Little Sleep Can Lead to Weight Gain and Disease

You may know that your genetic makeup, what you eat, how often you exercise -- and even stress -- affect your weight and health. But, did you know that how much sleep you get -- too much or too little -- also can affect body weight and health? If you're trying to slim down or even maintain your …

Psychedelics Could Trigger A 'Paradigm Shift' In Mental Health Care

A new review of studies finds that LSD, psilocybin and MDMA hold potential for treating mental illness.<p>Is American medicine on the brink of a psychedelic revolution?<p>It's seeming more and more likely. A scientific review of the existing research into the therapeutic applications of psychedelics, …

Johns Hopkins University

Life sciences execs: Next digital health platforms will be healthcare, not tech company-led

This week <b>Accenture</b> published the results from its annual Accenture Technology Vision 2015 survey, which includes responses from more than 1,000 …

The Human Microbiome and the Future Practice of Medicine

1Departments of Medicine and of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University, Stanford, California

A rare disease causes people to hear everything inside their bodies — and now there’s a better way to treat it

A rare disorder called superior semicircular canal dehiscence causes patients to hear sounds from within their own body, sounds like food digesting.<p>To correct the disorder in the past, patients would have to undergo surgery that involves drilling a sizable hole in the skull or learn to live with …

Link Between Poor Sleep and Low Grade Inflammation Discovered

<b>Persons sleeping less than 6 hours or more than 10 hours suffer from low-grade inflammation more often than persons sleeping 7-8 hours per night.</b> …

The case for redistributing wealth in America is losing support from 2 demographics

Data has shown that the gap in income between the rich and poor has been increasing and the US is one of the worst developed countries in regards to economic inequality.<p>Politicians, protestors, and the media have increasingly become fixated on these themes of the wealth gap.<p>Despite the increased …

Income Inequality

Health Information Technology: A Guide to Study Design For the Perplexed

By SOUMERAI, STARR and MAJUMDAREvidence is mounting that publication in a peer-reviewed medical journal does not guarantee a study’s validity. Many …

Medicine

Researchers Rediscover and Map 'Lost' Brain Structure

<b>Computational neuroscientists contribute to effort to rediscover, map brain structure missing for over a century.</b><p>A study three years ago sparked a …

Neuroscience

Report: mHealth Market Will Account for Nearly $18B in 2016 Alone

Research and Markets estimates that the mHealth market will account for nearly $18 Billion in 2016 alone. Despite barriers relating to regulation, …

Immunology principles mindmap on Meducation

Upvote120 Add To BoardsAdd Jump to comments<p>Help by adding tags...<p>A mindmap of some key principles of immunology I made for revision purposes. Nothing …

Immunology Cancer treatment could replace chemotherapy as the standard treatment within five years

Immunotherapy, which harnesses the body’s immune system to attack cancerous cells, is proving so effective that in one British-led trial, more than …

Update on the Epidemiology of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Infection, and Guidance for the Public, Clinicians, and Public Health Authorities — January 2015

, MD1, , MPH1, , MD1, , MD1, , MPH1, , MD2, , PhD1, , MD1 (Author affiliations at end of text)<p>CDC continues to work with the World Health …

Public Health