Category Archives: Medical News

New Medical Worry: Deadly Fungal Infection That Resists Treatment.

NPR Reports: “You’ve probably heard of antibiotic resistance — germs that can resist the drugs designed to wipe them out. Now there’s a new kind of resistance to worry about — fungal infections that are resistant to treatment. The fungal infection in … Continue reading

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How burnt toast and roast potatoes became linked to cancer

“This week, the UK’s Food Standard Agency became the latest regulator to draw consumers’ attention to the issue with its Go for Gold campaign that urges the public to avoid singeing their toast or leaving roast potatoes to char in … Continue reading

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Dreaded ‘stomach flu’ wreaks havoc on families — and it’s only going to get worse

The WashingtonPost reports: ” Once the virus hits, the attacks are often swift and brutal. The stomach and intestines become inflamed. Bouts of vomiting and diarrhea follow that leave victims weak and exhausted. And since the bug is extremely contagious, … Continue reading

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Feed Your Kids Peanuts, Early and Often, New Guidelines Urge

The New York Times reports: “The new guidelines, issued by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases on Thursday, recommend giving babies puréed food or finger food containing peanut powder or extract before they are 6 months old, and … Continue reading

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Unexpected Risks Found In Replacing DNA To Prevent Inherited Disorders

NPR reports: “The potential for conflicts between transplanted and original mitochondrial genomes is real, and more sophisticated matching of donor and recipient eggs — pairing mothers whose mitochondria share genetic similarities, for example — is needed to avoid potential tragedies.” … Continue reading

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THE MOST NOTABLE MEDICAL FINDINGS OF 2016

“At least you have your research world, where there are facts,” a journalist friend told me recently. He was referring, of course, to the sharp Orwellian turn that our public discourse has taken in the past year, when practically anyone … Continue reading

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Keep It Moving

From the NY Times: “People who work out but also sit for long hours — active couch potatoes, you might say — may often share the same elevated risks for disease and early death as their less active peers.” More.

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From Psychedelics To Alzheimer’s, 2016 Was A Good Year For Brain Science

NPR reports: “In the spirit of optimism, and with input from the Society for Neuroscience, here are a few of the noteworthy neuroscientific achievements of 2016. One of the more fascinating fields of neuroscience of late entails mapping the crosstalk between … Continue reading

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Recent Breakthroughs in Stem Cell Research Reveal That Diabetes Can One Day Be Curable

For Doug Melton, a researcher at Harvard University, his work with stem cell research has been fueled by his personal life—he has a son and daughter who both have type 1 diabetes. What Melton and his team have been trying … Continue reading

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Can I ever catch up[ on lost sleep?

Here’s the answer from the NY Times: More.

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