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Patent-pending probiotic could disrupt Crohn's disease biofilms
CrohnThursday April 4, 2019 8:11AM ET
Probiotics typically aim to rebalance bacteria populations in the gut, but new research suggests they may also help break apart stubborn biofilms.
Artificial intelligence helps to better assess treatment response of brain tumors
brain tumorsWednesday April 3, 2019 7:29AM ET
A team from Heidelberg University Hospital and the German Cancer Research Centre has developed a new method for the automated image analysis of brain tumors.
Despite risk of birth defects, HIV drug should be considered for women in South Africa
HIVWednesday April 3, 2019 6:12AM ET
Although a woman\'s use of the HIV drug dolutegravir at conception may increase the risk of often-fatal neural tube defects in her child, a new study suggests that the risk may be offset by the drug\'s ability to decrease deaths among women and prevent HIV transmission to their children and sexual partners.
Cholera cases mount to over 1,000 in cyclone-hit Mozambique
Cholera MozambiqueTuesday April 2, 2019 7:49AM ET
Cholera has infected at least 1,052 people in Mozambique\'s cyclone-hit region, the health ministry said Monday in a new report, marking a massive increase from 139 cases reported four days ago.
More than two million people in London living with toxic air
London smogTuesday April 2, 2019 6:42AM ET
More than two million Londoners are living in areas with illegal levels of air pollution.
The brain starts to register gender and age before recognizing a face
Perception of a familiar faceMonday April 1, 2019 8:34AM ET
Our brains are incredibly good at processing faces, and even have specific regions specialized for this function.
Researchers optimize gene editing for SCD and beta thalassemia
gene editingMonday April 1, 2019 6:58AM ET
Researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children\'s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have developed a strategy to treat two of the most common inherited blood diseases, sickle cell disease and beta thalassemiam applying CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to patients\' own blood stem cells.
Tick-borne encephalitis-virus found in unpasteurized cow milk in Norway
Norway cowSaturday March 30, 2019 7:54AM ET
A tick-borne virus that can infect humans and potentially cause a serious infection of the central nervous system has been found for the first time in milk from Norwegian dairy cows.
Changes in onset of spring linked to more allergies across US
allergiesFriday March 29, 2019 6:43AM ET
Human-induced climate change is disrupting nature\'s calendar, including when plants bloom and the spring season starts, and new research from the University of School of Public Health suggests we\'re increasingly paying the price for it in the form of seasonal allergies.
People in Congo don't believe Ebola virus is real
Congo Ebola outbreakThursday March 28, 2019 4:06PM ET
More than a quarter of people surveyed in Ebola-hit areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo told researchers they do not believe the disease exists.
UNICEF warns of rising cholera cases in Yemen
Geert CappelaereThursday March 28, 2019 8:22AM ET
UNICEF and the WHO yesterday warned of a sharp increase in the number of reported cholera cases in Yemen since the start of this year.
Eating small amounts of red and processed meats may increase risk of death
Red meatThursday March 28, 2019 6:04AM ET
A new study out of Loma Linda University Health suggests that eating red and processed meats even in small amounts may increase the risk of death from all causes, especially cardiovascular disease.
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