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Emerging technologies, automated systems provide promising solutions for rapid bacterial ID and AST profiling

News Medical (Australia) - 24/11/2017
An SLAS Technology review article by Yiyan Li, Xing Yang and Weian Zhao of University of California, Irvine highlights and synthesizes representative emerging micro- and nanotechnologies, as well as automated systems for bacterial identification (ID) and antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST), including both phenotypic and molecular methods and those at the point-of-care setting.

'I'm not going to listen to you any more'

BBC Health News - 24/11/2017
How avatar therapy is helping people stand up to schizophrenic voices by giving them a face.

Is apple cider vinegar really a wonder food?

ABC Australia - 24/11/2017
It makes a tasty dressing, but the health claims are overblown, writes Rosemary Stanton.

Babies can assess how much someone values a particular goal, study suggests

News Medical (Australia) - 24/11/2017
Babies as young as 10 months can assess how much someone values a particular goal by observing how hard they are willing to work to achieve it, according to a new study from MIT and Harvard University.

Antimalarial drugs could find another use as cancer treatments, study says

News Medical (Australia) - 24/11/2017
Antimalarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine could find another use as cancer treatments, according to a new clinical study published in ecancermedicalscience.

Researchers find no signs of early-onset OA in radiographs of Dolly's skeleton

News Medical (Australia) - 24/11/2017
Original concerns that cloning caused early-onset osteoarthritis (OA) in Dolly the sheep are unfounded, say experts at the University of Nottingham and the University of Glasgow.

Study uncovers key mechanism by which tumors develop resistance to radiation therapy

News Medical (Australia) - 24/11/2017
A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a key mechanism by which tumors develop resistance to radiation therapy and shown how such resistance might be overcome with drugs that are currently under development.

Sarah Hyland opens up real about transplant side effects

Daily Mail (UK) - 24/11/2017
The 26-year-old Modern Family actress received a kidney from her father in 2012 to cure a condition called dysplasia, when the organs do not develop properly.

Our summer of betting isn't just harmless fun and shouldn't be promoted on TV

ABC Australia - 24/11/2017
Welcome to the new world of gambling — a state of cyberspace where you can bet in privacy but you also suffer alone, writes Keith Garner.

Avatar therapy 'reduces power of schizophrenia voices'

BBC Health News - 24/11/2017
Patients became less distressed and heard voices less often compared with those who had counselling.

Spat out wine tasting dregs distilled into craft spirit

ABC Australia - 24/11/2017
Would you drink something that's already been in a stranger's mouth? A Tassie distiller is hoping you will with his recycled spirit.

Quick referral urged for patients with infection diabetic foot ulcers

Diabetes UK - 24/11/2017
Patients with an infected diabetic foot ulcer are being urged for quick referral and specialist care if required. UK researchers have issued the warning following a new report revealing that prognosis from infected diabetes foot ulcers are worse than previously thought. Around one in 10 people with diabetes develop a foot ulcer at some point, but maintaining good blood glucose control and taking good care of your feet can reduce this risk. Attending annual health checks with your doctor is pivotal so your feet can be examined for any signs of damage.

Focus given to treating diabetes in those with learning disabilities

Diabetes UK - 24/11/2017
A document has been published to ensure people with learning disabilities and diabetes are given the same level of care across the country. The NHS RightCare Pathway for Diabetes: Reasonable Adjustments for People with a Learning Disability guidance was developed because recent figures suggested diabetes and obesity rates were much higher among people with a learning disability. The NHS England Learning Disability team worked collaboratively on the document with various health agencies to compile "reasonable adjustments" so those who commission health services have a better understanding of th

Insulin pills may delay type 1 diabetes diagnosis in some individuals

Diabetes UK - 24/11/2017
Oral insulin may not prevent type 1 diabetes developing but could delay the age of diagnosis in certain individuals. The theory is that introducing insulin into the body orally may help the body’s immune system to become used to insulin. The trial involved 560 children with a very high risk of developing type 1 diabetes.

'Avatar therapy' aims to help those who hear voices

CNN (US) - 23/11/2017
People who hear voices, many living with schizophrenia, used computer-generated avatars to talk back, according to a new study.

Disease feared at puppy adoption party in New Hampshire

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
Ten puppies rescued from Puerto Rico may have exposed more than 200 people in New Hampshire to a rare bacteria. Two puppies have died and one has tested positive, but no humans have symptoms.

5 ways to cope when with you're overwhelmed with anxiety

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
Six in 10 of us have taken a day off work in past year due to our mental health, a recent study suggests. Best-selling London author Chloe Brotheridge provides her advice for calming down.

How deep fryers might help cool the weather

CNN (US) - 23/11/2017
Everyone knows how dangerous turkey deep fryers can be, but it turns out the same appliance that can give you third-degree burns might actually help cool the weather.

Georgia boy whose transplant was delayed gets new kidney

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
AJ Burgess was born in Atlanta without kidneys. But his family was told he was not eligible for a transplant since his father Anthony Dickerson, who was a perfect match, had violated his parole.

Study shows stress is hereditary

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
The study by the University of California San Francisco found babies of mothers who had the most stressful life events were more reactive to stressors and took longer to recover.