Sunday November 18-th, 2018

Did Neanderthal DNA help early humans fend off disease? Did Neanderthal DNA help early humans fend off disease?

The paper's authors, Dmitri Petrov of Stanford University and his former postdoc, David Enard of the University of Arizona, note that the H. sapiens who left Africa for Europe tens of thousands of years ago would likely have encountered patho...

Vitamin D supplements won’t prevent fractures or boost bone density Vitamin D supplements won’t prevent fractures or boost bone density

Between late March/early April to the end of September, most people can get all the vitamin D they need through sunlight and a balanced diet. Therefore, there is little justification for the use of vitamin D supplements to maintain or improve m...

MRI Superior to Mammogram for Detecting Breast Cancer, Says Study MRI Superior to Mammogram for Detecting Breast Cancer, Says Study

Red meat was not observed to be risky, anyway past studies and World Health Organization has says that the meat might be somewhat cancer-causing. This was made known by the Head of Breast Unit at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. "Breast cancer...

Buzzkill Wash U Scientists Say Even Light Drinking Increases Risk of Death Buzzkill Wash U Scientists Say Even Light Drinking Increases Risk of Death

The authors pointed out that drinkers in their 20s and 30s whose mortality rates are actually lower might not be particularly concerned about a 20 per cent increase in this risk, it could help inform age-targeted drinking guidance. What's interesting...

Virginia health officials encourage annual flu shots Virginia health officials encourage annual flu shots

The previous records were in 2010 with 710,000 hospitalizations and 56,000 deaths. The Weather Channel's cold and flu tracker now gives Dallas a low SickScore, an index that measures the threat level based on the number of cold and flu reports in...

Marijuana Use Could Be Worse for Cognitive Development in Adolescents Than Alcohol Marijuana Use Could Be Worse for Cognitive Development in Adolescents Than Alcohol

These effects were also lasting, unlike those caused by alcohol consumption. At the start of the study, the teens were in seventh grade i.e. around 13 years old. "Cannabis causes cognitive impairment and delayed cognitive development in adolescen...

Mark's honors women and their breast cancer journeys Mark's honors women and their breast cancer journeys

Mark's Hospital in Millcreek on Monday. The patches are to spark conversations about breast health and education. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, trib...

Study finds hugs can help keep you healthy Study finds hugs can help keep you healthy

Scientists have observed that the emotional state was recovering from the hug quickly. All the results were published in a specialized scientific journal PLOS ONE . "The lack of specificity regarding from whom individuals received hugs also restrict...

Australia set to 'eliminate' cervical cancer by 2028 Australia set to 'eliminate' cervical cancer by 2028

As well as eliminating the disease within 20 years, the data showed that the annual incidence of cervical cancer will decrease and remain at fewer than one case per 100,000 women if screening for HPV every five years continues and as long as people h...

In 3 U.S. Adults Eat Fast Food Each Day In 3 U.S. Adults Eat Fast Food Each Day

More than 1 in 3 adults eat fast food on a given day, said a survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to analyzing the entire USA adult population, the CDC found that age is a factor in determining whether people will...

Women still shying away from doing annual mammograms - Breast Friends president Women still shying away from doing annual mammograms - Breast Friends president

Breasts are made up of fat, breast tissue and connective tissue. To date, Mission Health has identified 60 very early lung cancers in our Lung Cancer Screening program. Some of our links in posts like this one are affiliate links, which means that ...

Ditch the diet drinks: Research shows artificial sweeteners are toxic Ditch the diet drinks: Research shows artificial sweeteners are toxic

Unfortunately, many of these popular sweeteners may also be toxic to gut bacteria , and it doesn't take high doses to get that effect. Researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and Nanyang Technological University...

Birds are getting drunk on fermented berries and crashing into cars Birds are getting drunk on fermented berries and crashing into cars

He said robins, cedar waxwings and thrushes are the bird species most likely to tie one on since they eat more berries than other species. 'I know this post is a joke. Stiteler says " drunk birds are totally a thing". Numerous species who have o...

Unleashing Immunity Against Cancer: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Unleashing Immunity Against Cancer: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

He works as an immunologist at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. "A driving motivation for scientists is simply to push the frontier of knowledge. have been saved by the science that they pioneered". He learned that the protein could pu...

University of Missouri Scientist shares Nobel Chemistry Prize

Arnold from the California Institute of Technology was awarded one half of the award, while George P. Smith from the University of Missouri and Sir Gregory P. The first such drug created from this method, adalimumab, was approved in 2002 and is now...

Stay Healthy, Arkansas! 3 Simple Tips for Staying Healthy During Flu Season Stay Healthy, Arkansas! 3 Simple Tips for Staying Healthy During Flu Season

With that in mind, many doctors are urging patients to get their flu shot now before the sickness begins spreading. But most concerning to officials was the drop in coverage among the youngest children - those under 5 - who are at highest risk for se...

'Revolution based on evolution' honored with chemistry Nobel

British scientist Sir Gregory P Winter and Americans Frances H Arnold and George P Smith will share the 9m Swedish kronor (£770,000) prize, awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences . This process works by introducing fragments of an unknow...

First rebel group begins withdrawal from demilitarised zone in Syria's Idlib First rebel group begins withdrawal from demilitarised zone in Syria's Idlib

The deal agreed last month between Ankara and Moscow provides for the establishment of a U-shaped buffer zone around Idlib that would be free of both extremists and heavy weapons. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Sunday that...

NJ surfer dies of 'brain-eating amoeba' NJ surfer dies of 'brain-eating amoeba'

Fabrizio Stabile, of Ventor, reportedly contracted the amoeba from a wave pool at a surf resort in central Texas. Stabile, an avid outdoorsman with a passion for surfing, snowboarding and fishing, had returned home when he began suffering a sever...

Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids: U.S Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids: U.S

Researchers found children aged eight to 11 spent 3.6 hours per day on the computer screen, tablet, mobile phone, and TV, which double the recommended limit of two hours. According to the study, this advice was taken by 37 percent of children's paren...

US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

Dr. James P. Allison , University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, poses for a photo in NY in 2015. "By stimulating the inherent ability of our immune system to attack tumor cells this year's Nobel Laureates have established an entirely new pri...

CDC investigating 'brain eating amoeba' at surf resort in Waco

A 29-year-old Atlantic County surfer has died from a so-called "brain-eating amoeba". According to the CDC , Naegleria fowleri infections are rare, with just 34 reported between 2008 and 2017. In rare cases, the amoeba has been found in inadeq...

World's first human case of 'rat disease' discovered in Hong Kong World's first human case of 'rat disease' discovered in Hong Kong

Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, who was not involved with the patient's case. According to a report in the South China Morning Post , the man lived on the Choi Wan housing estate, where there were ...

Time To Get Your Flu Shot Time To Get Your Flu Shot

As population increases, unfortunately so will the number of people who the flu affects. The vaccine can reduce flu illness and hospitalizations, can protect pregnant women during and after pregnancy and be lifesaving in children, Jernigan said....

Amazon adds Alexa to all the things, ramping up the stickiness Amazon adds Alexa to all the things, ramping up the stickiness

That's all it takes to get WRAL News on Google Home . It recently unveiled a new series of Alexa-powered hardware from a new Echo Dot and Amazon Echo Show to an Alexa-powered plug and microwave. This approach has been adopted across the Echo r...

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