Healthcare
First Human Trials of Ebola Vaccine Start Next Week
30.08.2014 [19:38]
The first human trials of a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus will start next week in the U.S., officials announced Thursday, just as the World Health Organization predicted as many as 20,000 people could be infected in West Africa before the epidemic is brought under control.
 
Anti-cancer medicine a bittersweet win for Latvian science
29.08.2014 [17:48]
The Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (OSI) announced Monday that a historic anti-cancer drug containing a compound developed by eight of its scientists has received
 
Daughters twice as likely as sons to care for parents in old age
27.08.2014 [18:36]
It offers support for the old saying that a son’s a son until he finds a wife but a daughter is a daughter all her life. According to a new US study, couples who expect their children to help care for them in old age should hope they have daughters because they are likely to be twice as attentive
 
Russian scientists to set up lab in Guinea to fight Ebola
26.08.2014 [20:47]
A team of Russian virologists, epidemiologists and bacteriologists is leaving for Africa to organize laboratory diagnosis of the Ebola virus in Guinea, where the outbreak of the deadly fever is spreading fast. Russia’s consumer watchdog Rospotrbnadzor is dispatching a mobile laboratory to Guinea to help contain the Ebola hemorrhagic fever virus...
 
Increased Heart Risk Linked To Popular Antibiotic
25.08.2014 [16:53]
Acute use of the popular macrolide antibiotic clarithromycin has been linked to a small but significant increase in cardiac death. In a report in the BMJ, researchers in Denmark analyzed the effects over a 14-year period of the acute use of penicillin V, roxithromycin, and clarithromycin. Earlier research raised concerns that marcrolide...
 
Stuck in Limbo: How Schizophrenia Gets In the Way of Goals
25.08.2014 [12:41]
A new study may explain why people with schizophrenia have difficulty achieving real-world goals, such as making friends, completing their education, and finding a job.The study, from researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia, found that people with schizophrenia struggle to turn goals into action because the parts
 
Double vaccines 'could hasten the end of polio'
24.08.2014 [16:05]
Using both types of polio vaccine could speed up efforts to free the world of the disease, research suggests. The oral vaccine is leading the fight to eradicate polio, but trials in India show an additional injection of inactivated virus boosts immunity
 
American scientists: Insomnia leads to obesity after 21 years
23.08.2014 [13:31]
Scientists of Columbia University and the University of North Carolina (USA) found that adolescents with sleep problems are at increased risk of obesity is already at 21 years. Experts conducted a survey of 10,000 American adolescents aged 16 to 21 years. It turned out that, good sleep reduces the risk of obesity. It is enough to sleep 8 hours a...
 
US Ebola patient Kent Brantly 'thrilled to be alive'
22.08.2014 [21:15]
One of the US aid workers who recovered from an Ebola infection is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital. Dr Kent Brantly, 33, thanked supporters for their prayers at a news conference in Atlanta. Nancy Writebol, 59, was discharged on Tuesday
 
FDA approves Plegridy for multiple sclerosis treatment
20.08.2014 [18:49]
On Friday August 15, the US FDA approved use of a drug called Plegridy for treatment of multiple sclerosis. The drug is produced by Biogen Idec, the company that also produces an MS drug called Avonex. The company hopes that Plegridy sales will outpace Avonex sales.
 
City children more likely to suffer food allergies
20.08.2014 [17:50]
Children living in towns and cities are more likely to be allergic to milk, eggs and peanuts than their country cousins, according to a new study. Scientists at Johns Hopkins University in the US said one in ten urban kids had major food allergy - and the true figure could be even higher
 
Biologists discover new form of plant communication
20.08.2014 [14:07]
U.S. biologists led by Prof James Westwood of the Virginia Tech’s Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science have found that parasitic plants can communicate with their hosts on a molecular level, according to sci-news.com. Prof Westwood and his colleagues examined the relationship between the
 
Mars recalls thousands of bottles of chocolate milk over fears they could cause food poisoning because of high levels of bacteria
19.08.2014 [15:36]
Mars is recalling thousands of bottles of chocolate milk over fears that they could cause food poisoning. Drinks including Mars Milk, Snickers Shake and Galaxy Smooth Milk are among those which consumers are being warned not to drink after 'elevated levels' of a type of bacteria
 
Obesity ups risk of developing 10 most common cancers
18.08.2014 [17:42]
Sometimes it's hard to work up the motivation to eat healthy or work out, but a new study might be a push in that direction. Being overweight or obese is linked to 10 common cancers. Scientists estimate that extra weight could be a factor in more than 12,000 cases of cancer every year
 
U.K. man killed as charging e-cigarette explodes
17.08.2014 [15:23]
Fire officials in the U.K. say an electronic cigarette explosion is behind the death of a 62-year-old man. The Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said Friday that a small fire in the man's bedroom is believed to have started when an e-cigarette that had been charging exploded, caught on fire and ignited the oxygen tube of an oxygen...
 
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