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Officials say blood donors urgently needed across Virginia - Washington Post

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 06:56

Washington Post

Officials say blood donors urgently needed across Virginia
Washington Post
RICHMOND, Va. — Officials say blood donors are urgently needed across Virginia. Virginia Blood Services says a decline in blood donations around the Fourth of July holiday has caused a nationwide blood shortage. The group is projecting a shortfall of ...
Virginia Blood Services issues urgent call for donorsWAVY-TV
Blood supply dangerously low, Bonfils asking for donationsNormangee Star

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Tech Companies Wage War on Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes - New York Times

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 05:06

Channel NewsAsia

Tech Companies Wage War on Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes
New York Times
CHICAGO — American technology companies are bringing automation and robotics to the age-old task of battling mosquitoes in a bid to halt the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne maladies worldwide. Firms including Microsoft Corp and California life ...
Mosquitos are loving Orlando right nowOrlando Weekly (blog)
Mosquito Control Project to host info sessionWicked Local Reading
Heavy rains elevate concerns for mosquito-borne illnessesThe Apopka Voice
WFTV Orlando
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Case of critically-ill baby back in court after Pope, Trump support - Business Insider

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 04:22

Business Insider

Case of critically-ill baby back in court after Pope, Trump support
Business Insider
LONDON (Reuters) - The mother of a critically ill baby expressed hope on Monday that a court would allow her son to travel from Britain to the United States for treatment after his case was given prominence by President Donald Trump and the Pope.
Charlie Gard Latest News: Parents Get 48 Hours Deadline To Give 'Powerful Evidence' On Experimental TreatmentInternational Business Times
UK court sets new hearing in case of terminally ill babywwlp.com
OPINION: The 'Death Panel' rears its headThe Daily Progress
Albany Times Union -EverythingLubbock.com -Clacton and Frinton Gazette -Isle of Wight Radio
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Business workshop: Employers can be liable for tick bites - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 04:03

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Business workshop: Employers can be liable for tick bites
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Experts predict the number of tick bites will have a significant surge in 2017, meaning more people will be at risk for contracting tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease and the recently discovered Powassan (POW) virus. These diseases should not be ...
Too early for forecast on Lyme diseaseRocky Mount Telegram
Lyme disease and kids: What you need to know before this summer's outdoor adventuresOCRegister
Lyme bill implementation needs to be faster: GillibrandPoughkeepsie Journal
Times Herald-Record -The Daily Freeman -WESTERNMASSNEWS.com -NTV
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Meningococcal Vaccine May Provide Immunity Against Gonorrhea - Medscape

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 23:08

Medscape

Meningococcal Vaccine May Provide Immunity Against Gonorrhea
Medscape
Use of an outer membrane vesicle (OMV) meningococcal B vaccine (MeNZB) may provide some level of cross-protection against gonorrhea, according to a new study. The novel findings provide proof of concept for further gonorrhea vaccine research.
New Hope in Search for Vaccine Against GonorrheaHealthDay
The fight against gonorrhea gets a potential new weapon: a vaccineScience News Magazine
Meningitis vaccine may also cut risk of 'untreatable' gonorrhoea, study saysThe Guardian
BBC News -New Scientist -STAT -Voxy
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Java drinkers, rejoice: Coffee may help you live longer - ABC News

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 22:30

Manila Bulletin

Java drinkers, rejoice: Coffee may help you live longer
ABC News
If you ever felt that you needed coffee to survive, you may be on to something. Drinking coffee is linked to a decreased risk of death, according to two large studies published Monday in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. One of the most widely ...
Could drinking coffee help you live longer?CBS News
Controversial Studies Suggest Coffee Drinkers Live LongerGizmodo
Is Coffee Good for You? New Study Shows the Drink May Help People Live Longer—Even if It's DecafNewsweek
Reuters -The Spokesman-Review -Philly.com -Today.com
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Here's How Sleep Loss Can Affect Alzheimer's - NBCNews.com

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 21:25

NBCNews.com

Here's How Sleep Loss Can Affect Alzheimer's
NBCNews.com
A single night of interrupted sleep causes an increase in brain proteins believed to cause Alzheimer's disease, researchers reported Monday. They believe their research shows that sleep helps the body clear away the compounds, called amyloid and tau ...
New clues about the link between poor sleep and Alzheimer'sCBS News
Sleep Disturbances Linked to Alzheimer's RiskWebMD
Sleep, Alzheimer's link explainedEurekAlert (press release)
Science News Magazine -The Guardian -Telegraph.co.uk -KSDK
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'Brain training' program doesn't improve self control - Reuters

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 20:56

Reuters

'Brain training' program doesn't improve self control
Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Brain training programs may make people better at using brain training programs, but they don't improve decision-making skills in real-world tasks like making healthy choices, a new study concludes. Young adults recruited to use a ...
Study: Lumosity boosts brain function as much as normal video games—by 0%Ars Technica
Brain Games Don't WorkFortune
Penn study: Online brain training fails another testPhilly.com
Live Science -EurekAlert (press release) -HealthDay -Laredo Morning Times
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Baylor Scott & White Health names new president - Waco Tribune-Herald

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 20:14

Waco Tribune-Herald

Baylor Scott & White Health names new president
Waco Tribune-Herald
Baylor Scott & White Health, a large not-for-profit health system with a health center in Waco, has announced creation of a new Office of the President that will be filled by a hospital veteran from Chicago. President and CEO Jim Hinton, who has been ...
Baylor Scott and White snags new president from a large midwest health systemDallas News (blog)

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Fourth case of flesh-eating bacteria found in Mobile County - AL.com

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 18:36

AL.com

Fourth case of flesh-eating bacteria found in Mobile County
AL.com
This image provided by UTMB-Galveston shows a scanning electron microscopic image of WT (wild type) Aeromonas hydrophila strain SSU, the bacteria responsible for the flesh-eating disease that is usually caused by a strep germ. Georgia grad student ...
Confirmed cases of flesh-eating bacteria found in Gulf of MexicoWISH-TV
Flesh Eating Warning: Some Staying Out of Waters, Others Not WorriedWKRG
Alabama health authorities warn of flesh-eating bacteria found in local watersXinhua
WTXL ABC 27
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Suspected Cholera Cases Pass 300000 In Yemen, Red Cross Says - NPR

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 17:23

NPR

Suspected Cholera Cases Pass 300000 In Yemen, Red Cross Says
NPR
The cholera outbreak in Yemen marked a grim milestone Monday, as the International Committee of the Red Cross announced there are now more than 300,000 suspected cases of the disease in the country. The epidemic has claimed more than 1,600 lives ...
Cholera epidemic caused by US-backed war is ravaging YemenVICE News
Cholera Outbreak Reaches 300000 People Infected in YemenVoice of America
Yemen cholera outbreak exceeds 300000 suspected cases: ICRCPress TV
Xinhua -Mehr News Agency - English Version
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FDA chief to impose tougher doctor-training rules on opioid manufacturers - Washington Post

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 17:19

Washington Post

FDA chief to impose tougher doctor-training rules on opioid manufacturers
Washington Post
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, stepping up the agency's efforts against the nation's opioid epidemic, announced plans Monday to require manufacturers of painkillers to provide more extensive education for physicians and other ...
FDA Considers Forcing Doctors to Learn About OpioidsNBCNews.com
FDA Chief Says Agency Must Do More to Stop Abuse of OpioidsBloomberg
FDA Commissioner Seeks New Standards for Some Opioid PrescriptionsWall Street Journal (subscription)
pharmaphorum -Regulatory Focus -FierceBiotech
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Pairing Wine And Weed: Is It A California Dream Or Nightmare? - NPR

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 16:44

NPR

Pairing Wine And Weed: Is It A California Dream Or Nightmare?
NPR
In the epicurean world, Northern California is famous for two intoxicants — wine and weed. With recreational marijuana about to be legal in the Golden State, some cannabis entrepreneurs are looking to the wine industry as a model. On the elegant ...

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Top-grossing movies are increasingly likely to depict smoking, sparking teen health concerns - The Week Magazine

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 16:36

Newsweek

Top-grossing movies are increasingly likely to depict smoking, sparking teen health concerns
The Week Magazine
America's top grossing movies saw an 80 percent increase in on-screen tobacco use from 2015 to 2016, sparking concerns that a surge in underage smoking could follow. "We've known for a while that the more you see smoking on screen, the more likely you ...
Depictions of Smoking in Movies Increased in 2016, Probably Corrupting the YouthJezebel
Tobacco use in high school students decliningHealio
Tobacco use continues in UPUpperMichigansSource.com
Newsy -CNN -Daily Kos -Newsweek
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UK court rehears Charlie Gard case in light of new evidence - Roanoke Times

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 16:11

Roanoke Times

UK court rehears Charlie Gard case in light of new evidence
Roanoke Times
The parents of sick child Charlie Gard, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, left, as they arrive at the High Court in London for a hearing in their latest bid to see him treated with an experimental therapy, in London Monday July 10, 2017. Charlie Gard is on ...

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West Nile Virus Detected In Oakland County - Patch.com

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 15:49

Patch.com

West Nile Virus Detected In Oakland County
Patch.com
Oakland County health officials have confirmed that a pool has tested positive for the virus. By Scott Daniel (Patch Staff) - Updated July 10, 2017 11:49 am ET. West Nile Virus Detected In Oakland County. OAKLAND COUNTY, MI — An Oakland County pool ...
West Nile virus detected in Metro Detroit mosquitoesMLive.com
First Case of West Nile Virus Reported in South CarolinaU.S. News & World Report
La Crosse County bird tests positive for West Nile virusWEAU
Trumbull Times -Windsor Square
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Emmaus bags FDA approval for sickle cell therapy—Now comes the hard part - FierceBiotech

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 14:08

FierceBiotech

Emmaus bags FDA approval for sickle cell therapy—Now comes the hard part
FierceBiotech
An FDA greenlight for sickle cell disease therapy Endari has catapulted its developer Emmaus Medical into the spotlight, but commercializing the new drug could be challenging. The approval means the privately-held biotech has ended a 20-year drought in ...
Sickle Cell Awareness Day: Creating a national day of action (Part 1)PLoS Blogs (blog)
First New Sickle Cell Drug to Launch in 20 YearsNBCNews.com
FDA approves new treatment for sickle cell diseasePharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.com
news9.com KWTV -AJMC.com Managed Markets Network -pharmabiz.com -KOKH FOX25
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US to Fund Advanced Brain-Computer Interfaces - MIT Technology Review

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 14:01

MIT Technology Review

US to Fund Advanced Brain-Computer Interfaces
MIT Technology Review
by Adam Piore; July 10, 2017; A brush-like bundle of microwires developed by startup Paradromics represents one novel concept to record from inside the brain. Matt Angle's claim might have sounded eccentric before: for years, he insisted that the key ...
Researchers revolutionize brain-computer interfaces using silicon electronicsEurekAlert (press release)
DARPA is helping five groups create neural interfaces for our brainsEngadget

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Widely used malaria drug may shield fetuses from Zika infection - FierceBiotech

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 13:48

FierceBiotech

Widely used malaria drug may shield fetuses from Zika infection
FierceBiotech
Preventing Zika virus from invading the placenta is a key focus of researchers at Washington University. Share Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print. The neurological damage caused by the mosquito-born virus Zika occurs when babies are in the womb, ...
Malaria drug protects fetal mice from Zika virus, NIH-funded study findsNational Institutes of Health (press release)
Study: Malaria drug protects fetus against ZikaUPI.com
'There seems to be low-level transmission of Zika virus in India'The Hindu
Healio -Times of India -The Wire -The New Indian Express
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Oral sex and decline in condom use to blame for increase in gonorrhoea resistance, WHO says - Netdoctor

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 11:10

Netdoctor

Oral sex and decline in condom use to blame for increase in gonorrhoea resistance, WHO says
Netdoctor
Modern sexual trends are enabling the spread of a dangerous form of gonorrhoea, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said – arguing that oral sex and a decline in condom usage are partly to blame. The sexually transmitted infection (STI) – known to ...
Gonorrhea becoming 'smarter' and harder to treatToledo Blade
Super Gonorrhea Is Spreading: What's Oral Sex Got To Do With ItForbes
WHO warns new antibiotics needed urgently after rise of resistant gonorrhoeaSiliconrepublic.com
whnt.com -Ars Technica -Ghana Business News -Arutz Sheva
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