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CU Boulder study sheds new light on mechanism behind radiation-induced bystander effect

News Medical (Australia) - 19/07/2017
More than half of cancer patients undergo radiotherapy, in which high doses of radiation are aimed at diseased tissue to kill cancer cells.

A New Brooklyn Clinic for Hotel Workers Who Enjoy No-Cost Care

New York Times - 19/07/2017
The health center opening in August promises to provide checkups, dental care and physical therapy without having to wait to be seen.

Research shows how the brain can become adaptive based on training

News Medical (Australia) - 19/07/2017
Practice might not always make perfect, but it's essential for learning a sport or a musical instrument. It's also the basis of brain training, an approach that holds potential as a non-invasive therapy to overcome disabilities caused by neurological disease or trauma.

Harvard scientists gain new insights into brain networks involved in remembering, planning

News Medical (Australia) - 19/07/2017
Harvard scientists have gained new insights into how the brain networks important for thought and remembering are organized in individual people, bringing the notion of using brain scans to help personalize medical treatments one step closer to reality.

The One You Feed podcast on 3 simple things for happy life

Daily Mail (UK) - 19/07/2017
After talking with nearly 200 wellness folk Eric Zimmer, host of The One You Feed podcast, found that happiness takes for more than positive thinking.

Lunatic fringe gene plays role in regulating fate of neural stem cells

News Medical (Australia) - 19/07/2017
The discovery that the brain can generate new cells - about 700 new neurons each day - has triggered investigations to uncover how this process is regulated.

New study shows how social interaction impacts treatment response in cancer patients

News Medical (Australia) - 19/07/2017
How well cancer patients fared after chemotherapy was affected by their social interaction with other patients during treatment, according to a new study by researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Shark scavenging behavior helps scientists identify marks on human bones

News Medical (Australia) - 19/07/2017
Shark feeding habits are helping scientists identify marks on human bones found in the ocean. By analyzing shark scavenging behavior, the University of Florida's C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory identified which marks were left behind by sharks, what species of sharks made the marks and where the feedings might have occurred.

Despite lack of efficacy data, surprising consensus in pediatric anti-epilepsy med scripts

Science Daily (US) - 19/07/2017
A new study indicates that US doctors appear to have reached an unexpected consensus about which anti-seizure medicine to prescribe to their pediatric patients.

Kent State professor offers reliable information about vaccine safety, urges to promote immunization

News Medical (Australia) - 19/07/2017
The center of a public health debate is whether parents should have their children vaccinated. Tara Smith, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology at Kent State University's College of Public Health, challenges statements made by influential individuals who oppose the widespread use of vaccines, and she calls upon her colleagues in the scientific community to speak out to promote vaccination.

Tobacco firms 'hamper anti-smoking push'

BBC Health News - 19/07/2017
Countries covering two thirds of the world's population now have measures in place to encourage people to stop smoking.

Scientists unlock secrets of indestructible virus to create super-durable materials

News Medical (Australia) - 19/07/2017
It's like the Superman of viruses, astonishingly tough and able to survive in an environment that would dissolve flesh and bone. And now scientists have unlocked the secrets of its indestructibility, potentially allowing them to harness its remarkable properties to create super-durable materials and better treat disease.

US regulators approves Gilead's Vosevi combo pill for hepatitis C retreatment

National Aids Manual (UK) - 19/07/2017
On 18 July the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Gilead Sciences' Vosevi, a new once-daily combination pill containing sofosbuvir, velpatasvir, and voxilaprevir. Vosevi was approved as "salvage therapy" for people with all hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes who were not previously cured with prior direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy. Vosevi

High-dose vitamin D 'doesn't prevent colds and flu in kids'

NHS Choices (UK) - 19/07/2017
"Vitamin D will not protect your child from a cold: myth-busting study says 'more isn't always better' to help toddlers stay healthy," says the Mail Online. The story is based on a study that looked at whether giving healthy young children high doses of vitamin D in the winter protects them from colds and flu better than the standard recommended lower dose.

High-dose vitamin D 'doesn't prevent colds and flu in kids'

Behind the Headlines (NHS, UK) - 19/07/2017
"Vitamin D will not protect your child from a cold: myth-busting study says 'more isn't always better' to help toddlers stay healthy," says the Mail Online. The story is based on a study that looked at whether giving healthy young children high doses of vitamin D in the winter protects them from colds and flu better than the standard recommended lower dose.

New way cells turn off genes

Science Daily (US) - 19/07/2017
For some developmental genes one allele must stay silent, otherwise debilitating syndromes and cancers can arise. Scientists have now uncovered a new imprinting mechanism cells use to keep these genes quiet in mice.