Monthly Archives: April 2014

Why The U.S. Is Worried About A Deadly Middle Eastern Virus.

  The latest medical acronym to fear is MERS: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. The virus has killed 83 people in the Arabian Gulf since first emerging in 2012 and now looks as if it could pose a global threat. This week, … Continue reading

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Cancer Vaccine Proves Effective in H.I.V. Patients

Vaccines against cervical cancer work well even in sexually active women with H.I.V., a new study has found. It also found that women who already have one or two strains of the cancer-causing virus can be protected against others. NY Times. 

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Conjuring Images of a Bionic Future

” It’s only a slight exaggeration to say that the latest crop of advanced hearing aids are better than the ears most of us were born with. The devices can stream phone calls and music directly to your ears from … Continue reading

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What’s behind FDA rules on e-cigarettes

The FDA’s proposed regulations on electronic cigarettes help build on progress since 1964 in snuffing out any desire for tobacco-related products among Americans. The latest rules aim to help more teens make healthy choices over nicotine addiction. The Christian Science Monitor

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How will you get your seven a day?

Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day, and not the previously recommended five, could prolong your life, research has suggested. A study of 65,000 people by University College London has indicated that the more fruit and … Continue reading

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CBC News: Measles ‘early and active’ in U.S.

Measles cases are at their highest level in the U.S. for this point in the year since 1996, so public health officials are urging parents to vaccinate their children and are reminding health-care providers how to recognize the illness. More.

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A Gold Gadget That Would Let You Stop Heart Attacks With a Smartphone

Implantable defibrillators and pacemakers have been around since the 1970s, but advances in materials science and 3-D visualization are transforming them from cumbersome life-support tools into streamlined therapies that could be props from Iron Man.  More.

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