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Worst TB outbreak in 20 years kept secret

Monday, July 9, 2012
Category: Health

From www.palmbeachpost.com

The CDC officer had a serious warning for Florida health officials in April: A tuberculosis outbreak in Jacksonville was one of the worst his group had investigated in 20 years. Linked to 13 deaths and 99 illnesses, including six children, it would require concerted action to stop.

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Improve Living Tissues With 3D Printed Vascular Networks Made From Sugar

Monday, July 9, 2012
Category: Health

From www.upenn.edu

University of Pennsylvania researchers have developed an innovative solution to this perfusion problem: they’ve shown that 3D printed templates of filament networks can be used to rapidly create vasculature and improve the function of engineered living tissues.

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Indian govt to give free medicine to hundreds of millions

Sunday, July 8, 2012
Category: Health

From www.asianage.com

From city hospitals to tiny rural clinics, India′s public doctors will soon be able to prescribe free generic drugs to all comers, vastly expanding access to medicine in a country where public spending on health was just $4.

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Handheld DMR spectrometer diagnoses cancer in an hour

Thursday, July 5, 2012
Category: Health

From www.gizmag.com

The DMR technique is sensitive enough that only material from a fine needle aspiration biopsy is needed for the test - a far less painful experience compared to the usual surgical or core needle biopsies.

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Research suggests "broken heart syndrome" protects heart from adrenaline overload

Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Category: Health

From www.gizmag.com

The researchers propose that the switch in the heart′s response to adrenaline might have evolved to protect the heart from being overstimulated by the particularly high doses of adrenaline that the body releases during stress.

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We are more likely to die on our birthday than any other day

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Monday, July 2, 2012
Category: Health

From www.telegraph.co.uk

On average, people over the age of 60 were 14 per cent more likely to die on their birthdays. Heart attacks rose 18.6 per cent on birthdays and were higher for men and women while strokes were up 21.

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Wanna Check Air Quality? There′s An App For That

Monday, July 2, 2012
Category: Health

From cerritos.patch.com

The American Lung Association in Los Angeles has announced a free smartphone application that provides detailed information about air quality wherever you happen to be. "More than 90 percent of people in California live in areas where air pollution continues to threaten their health," said Jane Warner, president and CEO of the American Lung Association in California.

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Agency proposes age limit on beauty patients

Monday, July 2, 2012
Category: Health

From www.thelocal.se

The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) is proposing a special medical licence for practitioners wanting to carry out cosmetic surgery and an age limit of 18 for patients.

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Study says drop in Vitamin D could lead to weight gain

Sunday, July 1, 2012
Category: Health

From portlandtribune.com

The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of Women’s Health, found that older women who don’t get enough Vitamin D gained more weight than those with sufficient levels of what is often referred to as “the sunshine vitamin.

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It′s not just how many calories, but what kind, study finds

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Friday, June 29, 2012
Category: Health

From www.latimes.com

The preliminary work, which was published Tuesday in the Journal of theAmerican Medical Assn., provides support for a growing group of scientists who argue that what people eat may be just as key as how much they eat.

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