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NYITCOM expert urges people to take caution of Legionnaires' disease during summer

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
For many, the months of July and August are a time for relaxation by the pool and vacation with the family, but this June, after several people in New York City were diagnosed with Legionnaire's disease in less than two weeks, an expert at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine urges people to take caution.

First NHS proton beam machine arrives at Christie hospital

BBC Health News - 22/06/2017
The arrival of the machine means patients will no longer have to go abroad for proton beam therapy.

Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom

BBC Health News - 22/06/2017
More must be done to protect young people from cosmetic procedure industry, a report says.

Review highlights effective treatment options for managing patients with T2D and osteoporosis

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and osteoporosis often coexist in patients, but managing both conditions can be a challenge.

Think it's just young people facing a housing crisis? Think again

ABC Australia - 22/06/2017
It's well known younger people are struggling to buy their first home, but experts are also warning of a "significant crisis" facing older Australians already in the market.

Cycling to work can help reduce stress and improve performance, research finds

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
New research from Concordia's John Molson School of Business has found that cycling can help reduce stress and improve your work performance.

NKI's I-Portal devices can accurately measure mTBI symptoms, study shows

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
Neuro Kinetics, Inc., the global leader in clinical eye tracking and neural functional assessments, has co-authored a study indicating that a battery of OVRT (oculomotor, vestibular, and reaction time) tests, in combination with NKI's I-Portal devices, can accurately measure mTBI (concussion) symptoms both initially and during convalescence.

New 3D display could solve eye fatigue problems of  AR and VR devices

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
There is a great deal of excitement around virtual reality (VR) headsets that display a computer-simulated world and augmented reality (AR) glasses that overlay computer-generated elements with the real world.

Vaccines can be blamed for any illness even with lack of evidence says EU court

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
In a landmark judgment yesterday, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that courts could consider vaccines to be the reason for an illness despite the absence of any concrete evidence to support the connection.

Scientists discover biological fingerprint in children with tuberculosis meningitis

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
Children with tuberculosis meningitis - a brain and spinal cord infection that leads to disability and death -- have a biological fingerprint that can be used to assess the severity of the condition, help decide the best course of treatment, and provide clues for novel treatments, scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, Imperial College London and the University of Cape Town reveal.

New device removes medical alarm sounds to improve ICU patient recovery

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
A team of investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center wants to improve patient outcomes in Intensive Care Unit settings by silencing audible medical alarms in hospital rooms.

Researchers find new evidence that autoimmunity plays role in Parkinson's disease

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
Researchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity- in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues- plays a role in Parkinson's disease, the neurodegenerative movement disorder.

Extra virgin olive oil protects memory and helps prevent Alzheimer’s

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
In a landmark judgment, the Court of Justice of the European Union, yesterday ruled that courts could consider vaccines to be the reason for an illness despite the absence of any concrete evidence to support the connection.

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/06/2017
An experimental drug is showing promise against an eye disease that blinds older adults, according to a US study. Age-related macular degeneration gradually erodes seniors' central vision.

Store sheets in the fridge and never sleep naked

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/06/2017
From frozen-pea pillows to sleeping in the garden, hundreds of people have been offering suggestions online about how to sleep in the heatwave. But does anything actually work?

Feeling euphoric on a low-carb diet?

ABC Australia - 22/06/2017
Some people on very low-carb diets say they feel euphoric, have clear minds and lose their appetite. Here's why.

Abortion and the men haunted by regret 

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/06/2017
It’s thought there are now 200,000 legal abortions in Britain every year. The debate over abortion is usually focused on the woman. What’s often overlooked is the impact on the men involved.

How we're consuming 50% MORE than the safe limit

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/06/2017
The average drinker is risking their health by typically consuming 21 units of alcohol a week – which is 50 per cent more than the Government's maximum safe limit.