Suzanne Souaid

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‘Virtual house calls’ connect specialists to Parkinson’s patients

A neurologist in an office thousands of miles away can deliver effective specialized care to people with Parkinson’s disease, new research shows.<p>“The …

Wash your hands! But turn down the heat

Washing hands in hot water offers no more hygienic benefits than using room temperature water—and significantly adds to greenhouse gas emissions …

Low oxygen lets people with spinal cord injuries walk better

Short periods of breathing low oxygen levels helps some patients with spinal cord injuries walk better.<p>“About 59 percent of all spinal injuries are …

Keeping secrets can cause you to ‘come undone’

The stress of keeping a secret or concealing what you really think can be exhausting. It can limit physical stamina, impair judgment, and reduce …

Dengue fever is back: why the dangerous disease is here to stay

Once eradicated in the US, this mosquito-borne illness is once again thwarting prevention efforts<p>If the most efficient dengue fever carrier, a mosquito called <i>Aedes aegypti</i>, establishes itself in California, it won't be because the state didn't put up a fight. Since the mosquito was first spotted on …

Gene therapy limits bleeding in dogs with hemophilia

A new kind of gene therapy led to a dramatic decline in bleeding events in dogs with naturally occurring hemophilia A, a serious and costly bleeding …

FDA combats antibiotic resistance with plan to curb drug use in livestock

The Food and Drug Administration unveiled a plan today that will begin to curb the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals. The guidance aims to phase out the use of some antibiotics that are considered "medically important" for humans. Because some of these antibiotics are widely used for …

3D-printed skull mimics feel of brain surgery

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

FDA institutes voluntary rules on farm antibiotics : News blog

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a set of guidelines intended to curb the widespread use of antibiotics for livestock, which …

Did Brain Scans Just Save a Convicted Murderer From the Death Penalty?

John McCluskey escaped from an Arizona prison in July, 2010. A few days later, he and two accomplices – one of whom was both his cousin and fiancee – …

Love in the Time of Cholera Vaccine

In any relationship, whether between two people or between individuals and germs, there are inevitably matches that are simply tragic. Perhaps none are as heartbreaking as the regrettable marriage between Fermina Daza and Dr. Juvenal Urbino in the epic story, <i>Love in the Time of Cholera</i>. While …

Public Health

Injected liquid turns into a gel to rebuild bones

A material that is liquid at room temperature but that turns into a gel once injected into the body could help repair damaged bones in the skull and …

The Nativity (scientifically accurate version)

The nativity is the traditional Christmas story of the birth of Jesus Christ. It is still regularly performed by schoolchildren in the UK, despite the apparent war on Christmas. However, it being an obviously religious story, it’s not very scientifically accurate. But just because you’re a fan of …