Biomedicine

World’s heaviest spider, most venomous scorpion are now in Toronto

Fans of creepy-crawlies can now see the world’s heaviest spider and one of the most venomous scorpions around as the eight-legged arachnids are added …

Spiders

Heart Disease Now Kills Twice The Number Of Indians It Did In 1990

Cardiac ailments killed more Indians in 2016 (28 percent) than any other non-communicable disease, said a new study published in the September 2018 …

World Economy

Daily aspirin may be harmful for healthy older adults, large study finds

Heart Health<p>For decades, a daily dose of aspirin has been widely considered a way to protect healthy people from cardiovascular disease and even cancer. But a large international study finds that even at low doses, long-term use of aspirin may be harmful — without providing any benefit — for older …

Medicine

Baby-aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderly

(Reuters Health) - In healthy elderly people who never had a heart attack, the widespread practice of taking a baby aspirin every day may do more harm than good, according to a U.S.-Australian study of more than 19,000 volunteers.<p>The trial has “provided convincing evidence that aspirin is …

Aspirin

Popping an aspirin pill a day WON'T keep the doctor away: Study finds 'wonder pill' doesn't lower heart attack and stroke risks, and can increase bleeding

Popping an aspirin pill everyday doesn't help older people to live longer and it may even have the opposite effect, a new study reveals.<p>Researchers …

Health (UK)

Daily aspirin doesn't prevent cardiovascular disease, landmark Australian study finds - Health - ABC News

Millions of healthy older people with no history of heart attack or stroke take low-dose aspirin in the hope it will reduce their risk and prolong …

Aspirin

LANDMARK STUDY REVEALS: CAN ASPIRIN PROLONG GOOD HEALTH?

Three groundbreaking papers published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine, led by a team of Monash University researchers in Melbourne, reveal …

Aspirin

The physician–patient relationship in the age of precision medicine

1.<p>Juengst E, et al. From ‘personalized’ to ‘precision’ medicine: the ethical and social implications of rhetorical reform in genomic medicine. …

University of Chicago

Social media can be an effective research tool but there are challenges

Professor Neil Myburgh, chair of UWC’s Biomedical Research Ethics Committee, said the issue of consent when using social media is often not spoken …

Social Media

Publisher Correction: Concerns with yeast mitochondrial ADP/ATP carrier’s integrity in DPC

Medical Research Council Mitochondrial Biology Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, UK<p>Martin S. King<br>• , Paul G. …

University of Cambridge

Interronauts | CSIRO podcast Ep 19: Killer T: immunotherapy returns, hydrogen at the bowser, ancient cheese and vego sharks

Killer cell immunotherapy offers potential cure for advanced pancreatic cancer<p>“Researchers from UNSW Sydney and the California Institute of …

Cancer Cells

Pioneering biomedical research building reaches new milestone

Imperial celebrated the topping out of the Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub, one of its flagship White City buildings.

Medicine

UCSD and Nikon open new medical research center

SAN DIEGO — UC San Diego Thursday announced the opening of its new Nikon Imaging Center, a research facility with cutting-edge microscopy and imaging …

UC San Diego

Author Correction: Enhancer decommissioning by LSD1 during embryonic stem cell differentiation

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA<p>Warren A. Whyte<br>• , Steve Bilodeau<br>• , David A. Orlando<br>• , Heather A. Hoke<br>• , Garrett …

Embryonic

Pioneering RNA researcher wins prestigious Lasker Award

Other recipients of the US$250,000 prizes include scientists who worked on anaesthesiology and DNA packaging.<p>Trailblazers in anaesthesiology, DNA …

Anesthesiology

Using common painkiller diclofenac puts you at risk of heart attack, says new study

After paracetamol and ibuprofen, diclofenac is the most widely used painkiller in India.<p>According to a new study published in the British Medical …

Research

Controversial Anti-Aging Startup Gets Funding

The startup, Elevian, which is based in San Francisco, says it intends to explore whether daily injections of a protein called GDF11 can promote “the …

San Francisco

Major research study aims to develop new electrical type 2 diabetes treatments

A $2.9m research project aiming to find ways to prevent and treat type 2 diabetes using electronic devices is underway. Global giant General Electric …

Diabetes

Pam's Party Line: Grandparents Day and other school celebrations

The cherry on top of my social to-do list last week was the Grandparents Day celebration with grandson <b>TJ Kennon</b> at Woodlawn Elementary School. He’s …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

AbbVie Settles Suits Linking Testosterone Drug to Heart Attacks

AbbVie Inc. has settled litigation alleging its testosterone booster AndroGel causes heart attacks, according to a court filing.

Law

Earwax poses unrecognized risks for elderly

Of all the indignities that come with aging, excessive earwax may be the most insidious.<p>Don’t laugh.<p>That greasy, often gross, buildup occurs more …

Chicago

This heart age test is heaping more pressure on overloaded GPs | Kailash Chand

Doctors could be inundated with patients seeking advice after being alarmed by the results<p>Over the past week, I’ve been inundated with calls from young friends and former patients panicked after taking the heart age test, and fearful they face an early death.<p>Despite many of these callers being …

Public Health

More teenage girls are 'poisoning themselves with booze and painkillers'

YOUNG teen girls in Britain are poisoning themselves with painkillers and booze, a study shows.<p>It found a steep rise in cases involving paracetamol …

Painkillers

Study Finds This Coastal State Has Longest Life Expectancy

Life is better on the beach.<p>While all sand-and-surf lovers know this fact, new research is bolstering our case: A recent review published in the …

Life Expectancy

Can vacations boost longevity?

Taking a vacation could do more than help you relax for a week or two – it could potentially help you live longer, according to new research …

High Blood Pressure

The Autumn Winter 2018 fashion trends to know about

<p>Spring is long over and now summer is too. End of stinging eyes, itchy nose and constant sneezing, then? Unfortunately not.<p>When autumn arrives there …

Fashion Trends

British women live shorter lives than most other Europeans

Women in the UK are living shorter lives on average than most of their counterparts in Europe, according to an analysis by Public Health England.<p>Spanish women have the highest life expectancy in Europe at birth, at 86.3 years in 2016. The average for the UK is 83, taking 17th place out of 28 EU …

Alzheimer's Disease

England facing 'changing health needs'

<b>England is facing changing health demands due to an ageing population and the NHS must quickly adapt, says Public Health England.</b><p>It has compiled what it calls "the most comprehensive picture" of the nation's current health and future fitness.<p>It shows England's population is growing in size and …

Public Health England

Sick women of Europe: Britons' unhealthy habits mean baby girls are ranked 18 out of 28 for life expectancy among EU nations

Unhealthy lifestyles mean British women now have some of the lowest life expectancies in Europe, a report found.<p>Girls born in the UK today can expect …

Health (UK)

Looking on the upside really DOES cut the risk of heart attack: Positivity puts less strain on your organs, study finds

Looking on the bright side of life cuts the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, a scientific review has found.<p>Being optimistic has a direct …

Health (UK)