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Researchers prove a simple device can reduce rates of child diarrhea

It kills a child under 5 every minute on average. Diarrheal disease, the second leading cause of death for children globally, could become even more difficult to control as poor urban areas with limited clean water access expand. An international

The mind-muscle connection: For aesthetes, not athletes?

The ‘mind-muscle connection’. Ancient lore for bodybuilders, latest buzz for Instragram fitness followers. Focusing one’s attention on a particular muscle when lifting promotes its activation—and by extension, its development. So it goes. But when the goal is muscle performance rather

Adding MS drug to targeted cancer therapy may improve glioblastoma outcomes

Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer that infiltrates surrounding brain tissue, making it extremely difficult to treat with surgery. Even when chemotherapy and radiation successfully destroy the bulk of a patient’s glioblastoma cells, they may not affect the

Oral appliances may be highly effective in treating a type of sleep apnea

Certain traits may define a type of obstructive sleep apnea that can be effectively treated with an oral appliance, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. With OSA there are times during sleep

Study shows gun shops can aid in preventing suicides

Firearm retailers around Washington state are willing to learn about suicide prevention and to train their employees in how to spot and act on suicide warning signs, a new University of Washington study finds. With firearms the commonly used and

FDA reports more seizures among vapers

(HealthDay)—There have been 118 more reports of e-cigarette users suffering seizures since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration first warned the public about the danger in April. That brings the total number of reported cases to 127 between 2010 and

Study finds changes in mindset key to helping college students exercise more

Viewing physical activity as an outlet for stress can increase college students’ willingness to exercise. However, in order to maintain that routine, students need social support from family and friends, according to research published in The Journal of the American

Morning workouts safer for people with type 1 diabetes, study suggests

Exercising first thing in the morning might be a safer option for people with type 1 diabetes, according to a University of Alberta researcher who compared blood glucose responses in people with diabetes who lifted weights in the morning or

Coronavirus symptoms: What is a persistent cough? Dr Hilary reveals how to identify one |

Coronavirus can be difficult to pin-point when you’ve come down with what might be a cold – or an infection from SARS-CoV-2. Dr Hilary reveals what a persistent cough really is. Addressing the nation on Good Morning Britain, Dr Hilary

Coronavirus: The stretch on the NHS is affecting cancer care – how to shield yourself from |

Coronavirus can be a deadly disease. So can cancer. Is the stretched NHS able to cope with the pandemic and cancer care? Cancer Research UK stated: “Doctors are looking at ways to try and minimise the impact of the coronavirus

Fat thighs linked to a lower risk of high blood pressure |

Fat thighs could signify a healthy heart (Image: Getty) Doctors say measuring the size of patients’ thighs could soon be a way to spot those prone to the condition – which is a leading cause of heart disease. Researchers in

Bowel cancer symptoms: Dark red or black blood in the toilet could signal the disease |

Bowel cancer screening reduces people’s chances of dying from the disease. But if you’re out of the age bracket for routine screening, which alarming sign could warn you of the deadly disease? At present, those who are registered to a

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Loss of this sense could be a sign you lack B12 |

Vitamin B12 helps the body to function. Loss of which sense signals a deficiency in this vitamin? And how can you get more of it? Harvard Health recommends adults should get 2.4 micrograms of vitamin B12 everyday. A deficiency in

Cancer breakthrough: New method targets deadly cells |

It works by basically forcing the cancer cells to dump their waste in their ‘home’ rather than have it taken out and disposed of. A team of researchers from the Centre for Soft and Living Matters, based in South Korea, found

Vitamin D is not linked to low blood pressure in older adults

Researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College have shown in the largest study to-date that vitamin D is not associated with low blood pressure on standing (orthostatic hypotension) in older adults. Their findings have been

Personal trainers' top tips

Ever wonder what top trainers tell their best clients? Personal trainers excel in mapping out individualized exercise programs. And they also offer insights that can help fitness buffs stay motivated. Here are some of their best tips:Remember the cliche “Rome

Don't count on freezing ovarian tissue to delay menopause or stop your biological clock

A company in the United Kingdom is offering women a procedure it says can delay menopause up to 20 years and allow women to delay having babies. But don’t get too excited. The costs and risks are likely to outweigh

Sorting out who needs a pill sorter

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have developed guidance to help prescribers and pharmacists decide which patients should use a pill organiser. The team’s previous research has shown that switching to using an organiser can do more harm than

Eye-movement test to indicate sleep deprivation developed by NASA

Lack of sleep can be dangerous; it is thought to play a role in up to 30% of all motor vehicle crashes and even implicated in catastrophic events, such as the Chernobyl nuclear disaster (1, 2). As sleepy individuals are

Hospital admissions for older people's services increase by 10% every year across Scotland

Admissions to geriatric medical wards in the 19 largest hospitals with major emergency departments in Scotland have risen by 10 percent for three consecutive years, reaching 43,311 by 2017/18, according to a new report. The Acute Hospital Outcomes Report 2017/18—an

Promising clinical trial results for drug for rare disease in which patients can't eat fat

People with familial chylomicronemia syndrome are born with a genetic mutation that means they can’t produce an enzyme called lipoprotein lipase. Without the enzyme, their bodies can’t break down dietary-derived fat in the blood. Instead, fat-carrying molecules called chylomicrons build

Philippines 'open' to dengue vaccine as outbreak kills hundreds

As hundreds die in a severe dengue outbreak in the Philippines, many of them children, President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he was open to lifting his government’s blanket ban on the Dengvaxia vaccine. Manila prohibited the import, sale and distribution

One cell at a time, researchers create a blueprint of liver cells in health and disease

In every tissue throughout our bodies, various cell types are communicating and coordinating their efforts to perform vital functions and maintain health. In a new study led by the University of Michigan, researchers have now created a high-resolution picture of

White kids take twice as many antibiotics as other kids, putting them at higher risk, study finds

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem around the world, and a new study shows that white children are particularly vulnerable to developing it. The Children’s National Health System carried out a study that examined the differences between the care white