Monthly Archives : November 2014


Supercooling Extends Safe Organ Preservation Time

New method by Mass General researchers could extend the life of organs stored outside of the body by up to three days longer. Supercooling technique was crucial to keeping the organ and the recipient alive.  

2 Comments / 7 View / November 20, 2014


Texting Impact Equal to 60lbs

Texting has the same impact of about 60lbs  of pressure on a person’s neck. Harvard experts said people spend approximately 3 hours a  a day reading or texting on cellphones. The amount of force exerted on the head of an…

2 Comments / 3 View / November 20, 2014

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Risk Factors for Recurrent Clostridium Difficile Infection

Risk factors for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) hospitalization among hospitalized patients with an initial CDI episode: a retrospective cohort study   Background: Recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (rCDI) is observed in up to 25% of patients with an initial CDI…

1 Comment / 14 View / November 20, 2014


Mutations in Genes are Linked to Cancer

The genes that control the development and turnover of stem cells Scientists has uncovered mutations in stem cells which maybe lead to the development of some cancers. In a World first the scientists used a form of genetics techniques to…

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Triclosan in Liquid Handwash Could Trigger Liver Cancer

The next time you′re buying soap, make sure to check the label of ingredients.   When Triclosan is exposed to sunlight in the water system, it′s converted to dioxins, which are carcinogens. According to the FDA, Triclosan is classified as…

2 Comments / 4 View / November 19, 2014


Bird Flu Outbreak in UK, Germany and Netherlands

Most types of bird flu are harmless to humans but two types, H5N1 and H7N9, have caused serious concerns.   The strain of bird flu found on a Yorkshire duck farm is the same as that identified in the Netherlands…

3 Comments / 5 View / November 19, 2014


Excessive Consumption of Diet Soda Lead to Diabetes

Consumption of noncaloric artificial sweeteners appeared to induce glucose intolerance Rather than helping to prevent obesity and metabolic disease, use of noncalorie sweeteners may have contributed to the epidemic rise of these conditions.

3 Comments / 5 View / November 19, 2014


New Alternative to Rx for Arrhythmia

LAA occlusion is a reasonable alternative to warfarin therapy for stroke prevention in patients with NVAF who do not have an absolute contraindication to short-term warfarin therapy. LAA Closure Device placement procedure may be done under local or general anesthesia…

2 Comments / 0 View / November 19, 2014


Study: Avoid Junk Food For Babys First Year

Eating fast food has pretty much become routine for many families, the researchers found. Eating behaviors evolve during the first years of life as biological and behavioral processes directed towards meeting requirements for health and growth.

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Basket Trials Are Transforming Cancer Treatment

A New Approach to Clinical Trial Design Basket trials provide an innovative approach to clinical trials. Unlike traditional trials, which test new treatments in patients according to their disease type (breast or lung cancer, for example), basket trials take advantage…

0 Comments / 1 View / November 19, 2014