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Changing how blood pressure is measured will save lives
blood pressure is measuredMonday April 23, 2018 3:57PM ET
Traditional methods of testing for high-blood pressure are no longer adequate and risk missing vital health signs, which can lead to premature death, a study co-led by UCL has found.
Measles alert issued in London as disease coming from Europe
MeaslesSaturday April 21, 2018 6:26AM ET
A measles alert was issued here Friday as British health officials revealed there have been more cases in the British capital so far this year than for the whole of 2017.
Dementia diagnosis linked to unnecessary medication use
DementiaFriday April 20, 2018 9:32AM ET
A new international study led by University of Sydney has found that medication use increases in newly diagnosed dementia patients, particularly unnecessary or inappropriate medications.
Some kitchen cabinets can emit potentially harmful compounds
kitchenThursday April 19, 2018 9:33AM ET
Probably the last place anyone would want to find airborne polychlorinated biphenyl compounds (PCBs) is in the kitchen, yet that's exactly where scientists detected their presence, according to a new report in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology.
More than 4 in 10 Americans live with unhealthy air
America unhealthy airThursday April 19, 2018 7:09AM ET
The American Lung Association's 2018 "State of the Air" report found ozone pollution worsened significantly due to warmer temperatures, while particle pollution generally continued to improve in 2014-2016.
New viruses found in New York City's house mice
house miceWednesday April 18, 2018 8:35AM ET
Some unseen viruses as well as bacteria capable of causing life-threatening human illness were found in New York City's house mice, according to a new study.
'Mono' virus linked to 7 serious diseases
Epstein-Barr virusTuesday April 17, 2018 6:26AM ET
A far-reaching study conducted by scientists at Cincinnati Children's reports that the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) - best known for causing mononucleosis - also increases the risks for some people of developing seven other major diseases.
Australia’s flesh-eating bug outbreak needs urgent research
Pond bacteriaMonday April 16, 2018 8:17AM ET
You might mistake it for an innocuous insect bite – a small painless lump on your arm or leg.
Bad antibodies made good: The immune system's secret weapon uncovered
immune systemFriday April 13, 2018 7:17AM ET
The 'bad apples' of the immune system are also its secret weapon, according to major Australian research published today in the world-leading journal Science.
Paralyzed patient feels sensation again
Paralyzed patient feels sensation againThursday April 12, 2018 6:30AM ET
For the first time, scientists at Caltech have induced natural sensations in the arm of a paralyzed man by stimulating a certain region of the brain with a tiny array of electrodes.
Breakthrough: Researchers fix Alzheimer's gene
AlzheimerWednesday April 11, 2018 7:12AM ET
Groundbreaking research shows, for the first time, how the most well-known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease causes signs in human brain cells.
Warning about life-threatening synthetic marijuana outbreak in New York
synthetic marijuanaTuesday April 10, 2018 3:08PM ET
The New York State Department of Health has issued a statewide health advisory to hospitals, emergency departments and urgent care centers following severe and life-threatening bleeding cases in Illinois, Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana and Missouri.
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