Monthly Archives : November 2014


Deadly Legionnaires Disease Alert in Portugal

  Four people are reported dead and over 100 others have been infected with Legionnaires’ disease in Portugal.  Victims in the Lisbon area include a 66-year-old man and an 81-year-old woman, both of whom were already seriously ill. Due To…

2 Comments / 19 View / November 10, 2014


The Boy With No Appetite

What may sound like the perfect problem in our weight loss-obsessed culture has become a medical nightmare for a 12 year old boy. He woke up one day with absolutely no urge to eat or drink. Although he can taste,…

0 Comments / 6 View / November 10, 2014


Blood Test to Diagnose Dementia

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Researchers in Korea have developed a simple blood test to diagnose dementia. It is not a disease itself, but rather a group…

0 Comments / 1 View / November 9, 2014


Holistic Approach to Alzheimer’s Treatment

New treatment for Alzheimer’s disease combines western medicine with eastern philosophy.  

2 Comments / 5 View / November 8, 2014


Could doctors use robots to treat Ebola?

Researchers at UC Berkeley are exploring how robots could be used to combat Ebola. One idea which is being presented by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts is to eschew designing new robots from scratch.  Existing robots should be repurposed…

1 Comment / 3 View / November 8, 2014


Potential Ebola Patient in North Carolina

A patient has been admitted with a fever to Duke University Hospital for further evaluation and testing for potential Ebola virus infection. The patient left Liberia and arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday. The results from this preliminary test…

3 Comments / 0 View / November 3, 2014


New Genetic Risks For Autism Identified

Scientists identified over 60 genes with a 90% chance of increasing the child’s risk for autism.  This breakthrough  may help scientists better understand the cause of the disorder.

4 Comments / 4 View / November 3, 2014


3D Printers Help Test Drugs in Clinical Trials

Imagine being able to eliminate the need for organ donors or finding a more accurate way to test new drugs.  

1 Comment / 9 View / November 3, 2014


Clinical Trials: Potential Alzheimer’s Cure

A discovery by a group of Florida researchers is giving Alzheimer’s patients hope after a common blood pressure medication shows the possibility of treatment for the disease. Scientists at Sarasota’s Roskamp Institute have discovered a common enzyme in all three…

2 Comments / 8 View / November 1, 2014