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25% of Canadians mistakenly drink red wine instead of probiotics
Red wineMonday January 14, 2019 4:38PM ET
Many Canadians are aware that probiotics are an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but a survey by Progressive Nutritional reveals that consumers are confused about where probiotics come from.
New strategy may curtail spread of antibiotic resistance
Acinetobacter baumanniiMonday January 14, 2019 5:21AM ET
Spotless surfaces in hospitals can hide bacteria that rarely cause problems for healthy people but pose a serious threat to people with weakened immune systems.
First step toward restoring plasticity in aged brains
Brain MRIFriday January 11, 2019 5:31AM ET
Neuroscientists at Tufts University School of Medicine, in collaboration with colleagues at Yale University School of Medicine, have discovered a new molecular mechanism that is essential for maturation of brain function and may be used to restore plasticity in aged brains.
New York fighting worst measles outbreak in recent history
New York hospitalThursday January 10, 2019 3:39AM ET
New York is tackling its worst measles outbreak in decades as the highly contagious disease is spreading quickly in the Hudson Valley and New York City.
Obesity surgery leads to emergence of new microbial strains
surgeryWednesday January 9, 2019 6:51AM ET
Using a unique bioinformatics technique developed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB researchers have detected the emergence of new strains of microbes in the human fecal microbiota after obesity surgery.
'Alarming' number of Australians try having children at older age
Older parentsWednesday January 9, 2019 3:21AM ET
An \"alarming\" number of Australians are leaving it too late to try having children, experts have warned.
African-Americans may be twice as likely as Caucasian to develop Alzheimer's
African-AmericanTuesday January 8, 2019 4:10AM ET
African-Americans may be twice as likely as Caucasian Americans to develop Alzheimer\'s disease, but nobody knows why because studies investigating the underlying causes of illness have historically drawn from a nearly all-white pool of research participants.
Study links green tea with increased risk of type 2 diabetes
green teaMonday January 7, 2019 3:15AM ET
A recent international study found that drinking green tea was associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in Chinese adults.
Suspected Ebola case discovered in Sweden
Sweden hospitalSaturday January 5, 2019 5:34AM ET
A suspected case of Ebola has been discovered in a hospital in Swedish town of Enkoping, Region Uppsala told in a press release on Friday.
South Korea to allow genetic tests for cancer and dementia using direct-to-consumer devices
Korea hospitalSaturday January 5, 2019 5:26AM ET
Korean patients with cancer and dementia will soon be allowed to have genetic tests without going to hospitals by using direct-to-consumer (DTC) devices, which test using their saliva.
Days following thyroid surgery highest for risk of readmission
thyroid surgeryFriday January 4, 2019 5:59AM ET
Thyroid cancer is the most rapidly increasing cancer diagnosis in the United States.
U.S. scientists invent new device to treat Parkinson's disease
Parkinson's diseaseThursday January 3, 2019 4:01AM ET
Scientists from University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) on the western U.S. coast have invented a wireless controlled neurostimulator that could provide fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson\'s.
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