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Foods that fight inflammation

By |2018-07-17T02:22:14+00:00July 17th, 2018|

Your immune system becomes activated when your body recognizes anything that is foreign—such as an invading microbe, plant pollen, or chemical. This often triggers a process called inflammation. Intermittent bouts of inflammation directed at truly threatening invaders protect your health. However, sometimes inflammation persists, day in and day out, even when you are not threatened [...]

Melioidosis in Africa: Time to Uncover the True Disease Load

By |2018-07-17T02:20:53+00:00July 17th, 2018|

Abstract Melioidosis is an often fatal infectious disease with a protean clinical spectrum, caused by the environmental bacterial pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei. Although the disease has been reported from some African countries in the past, the present epidemiology of melioidosis in Africa is almost entirely unknown. Therefore, the common view that melioidosis is rare in Africa is [...]

THE STRANGE AND CURIOUS CASE OF THE DEADLY SUPERBUG YEAST

By |2018-07-17T01:38:04+00:00July 17th, 2018|

A PATHOGEN THAT resists almost all of the drugs developed to treat or kill it is moving rapidly across the world, and public health experts are stymied how to stop it. By now, that’s a familiar scenario, the central narrative in the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. But this particular pathogen isn’t a bacterium. It’s a yeast, a new [...]

Emerging sex disease MG ‘could become next superbug’

By |2018-07-17T01:32:30+00:00July 17th, 2018|

A little known sexually transmitted infection could become the next superbug unless people become more vigilant, experts are warning. Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) often has no symptoms but can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can leave some women infertile. MG can be missed – and if it is not treated correctly, it can develop resistance to antibiotics. [...]

PTSD raises heart and stroke risk in World Trade Center cleanup crews

By |2018-07-17T01:20:25+00:00July 17th, 2018|

(Reuters Health) – More than 16 years after cleanup was completed at the site of the September 11, 2001 attack on New York City’s World Trade Center complex, many who worked at the disaster site still struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and may also have an elevated risk of heart attack and stroke as [...]

The 6 Most Underrated Veggies and How to Enjoy Them

By |2018-07-17T01:14:44+00:00July 17th, 2018|

These neglected vegetables deserve a place on your plate Do you rely on go-to vegetables like broccoli, spinach and carrots mainly because your family will eat them? If so, some awesome veggies are flying under your radar! Our dietitians suggest you give six veggies a try: 1. Brussels sprouts “Properly prepared Brussels sprouts are a tremendous addition to your veggie options,” says Laura Jeffers, [...]

What is gene editing and how does it work?

By |2018-07-17T01:14:19+00:00July 17th, 2018|

Gene editing allows scientists to change gene sequences by adding, replacing or removing sections of DNA. This animation explains how this technology works, as well as its possible ethical and societal implications. Produced by the Royal Society in conjunction with Wellcome Trust. Source

A Healthy Diet May Help The Brain Age Well, Study Finds

By |2018-07-17T01:01:10+00:00July 17th, 2018|

A new study finds that the healthier we eat over the years, the better shape our brains will be in as we age. In the new research from McMaster University, people from all over the world who kept a Mediterranean-style diet in middle age had a reduced risk of cognitive decline as they got older. What was [...]

How diseases can be targeted using nanotechnology – and why it’s difficult

By |2018-07-17T01:00:42+00:00July 17th, 2018|

Scientists are designing materials that are a thousand times smaller than the width of a hair. Known as nanomaterials or nanoparticles, some could help treat diseases. However, the engineering of particles for biomedical applications remains challenging, particularly when moving from the test tube to biological environments. Read more: Skin patches instead of needles: can nanotechnology vaccinate [...]

New Weapons Against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

By |2018-07-17T00:59:58+00:00July 17th, 2018|

What if we’ve been breeding superbugs by taking the full course of each prescription? It’s frustrating enough when progress in medicine plods along slowly, but downright alarming when it starts to backslide. Bacterial infections were considered essentially conquered in the 20th century, and now resistant strains are projected to kill more people than cancer by 2050. While some [...]