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Researchers discover same kind of T-cell exhaustion in IBS-D patients

News Medical (Australia) - 21/06/2017
Australian researchers have for the first time discovered that a specific type of irritable bowel syndrome is associated with exhaustion of the immune system in patients.

Century-old Parkinson's question answered

BBC Health News - 21/06/2017
Team find evidence the immune system is attacking the brain in Parkinson's.

Ninth avoidable baby death at NHS trust

BBC Health News - 21/06/2017
Maddison Jackson died in 2013 at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital after delays.

Your birth month may affect diseases you are likely to get

Daily Mail (UK) - 21/06/2017
Spanish scientists mapped birth months to 27 chronic diseases to see if it made a difference to long-term health, and were surprised to find it has a significant impact (file image).

Parents of newborn daughters take fewer risks study suggests

Science Daily (US) - 21/06/2017
A study has examined the effect of learning a child’s gender on parents’ attitudes towards risky behaviors. In this first of its kind study, the authors gathered prenatal and post-birth data from the pediatric wards of hospitals in both the United Kingdom and Ukraine, allowing for longitudinal and cross-sectional analyses of those attitudes.

Zika: Studying the 'rebound virus'

Science Daily (US) - 21/06/2017
Scientists are investigating how the Zika virus is able to find a safe harbor in an infected host's tissue and stage a rebound weeks after the virus was seemingly cleared by the immune system.

How to stay safe while running in hot summer temperatures

Daily Mail (UK) - 21/06/2017
There can be health consequences to running in the heat, but researchers at Kingston University say that these can be avoided by taking precautions such as drinking enough fluids.

Genetic gains and losses in Tourette syndrome uncovered

Science Daily (US) - 21/06/2017
Researchers have identified structural changes in two genes that increase the risk of developing Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary motor and vocal tics.

New technique makes brain scans better

Science Daily (US) - 21/06/2017
To help scientists take advantage of huge numbers of low-quality patient brain scans, a team of researchers has devised a way to boost the quality of these MRI scans so that they can be used for large scale studies of how strokes affect different people.

When lovers touch, their breathing, heartbeat syncs, pain wanes, study shows

Science Daily (US) - 21/06/2017
When an empathetic partner holds a lover's hand, their heart rates and breathing rates sync and her pain subsides, new research shows. Authors say such 'interpersonal synchronization' could play a role in the analgesic impacts of touch.

'Little brain' plays a major role in schizophrenia

Science Daily (US) - 21/06/2017
The cerebellum is among the most affected brain regions in schizophrenia, new research has found. Compared to healthy individuals, cerebellar volume was smaller in patients with schizophrenia. The study is the largest brain imaging study to date on the cerebellum in schizophrenia, with important implications for our understanding of the disorder.

Promoting innate detoxification mechanisms could be efficient strategy to reduce cellular oxidative stress

News Medical (Australia) - 21/06/2017
Promoting innate detoxification mechanisms in the body and discovering which supplements increase the efficacy of those biochemical pathways could be an efficient strategy to reduce the cellular oxidative stress and protect our health, according to an article published in the journal Food Chemistry, by the researchers Rafael Franco, from the Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Barcelona, and Eva Martínez Pinilla, from the Institute of Neurosciences of Asturias and the University of Oviedo.

Prince Harry describes panic attacks after Diana's death

Daily Mail (UK) - 21/06/2017
In an interview to publicise the forthcoming Invictus Games, Prince Harry (pictured) said he would become ill 'every single time' he found himself in a room full of people after his

Integra's guide explains benefits of using a peristaltic pump

News Medical (Australia) - 21/06/2017
INTEGRA has published a ‘How-It-Works’ guide to explain the benefits of using a peristaltic pump for pumping and dispensing a wide variety of liquids.

SP Scientific announce new freeze dryer for robust and cost-effective cycle development

News Medical (Australia) - 21/06/2017
SP Scientific announces the LyoCapsule™ Freeze Dryer - an exciting new lyophilization instrument that delivers results comparable to larger R&D freeze dryers enabling a Quality by Design (QbD) approach to cycle development even when materials are highly expensive or limited in quantity. This addition aligns with SP’s mission to provide ‘line of sight’ scale-up equipment and technology from R&D through to commercial freeze drying.

AMSBIO introduce range of cancer exosome samples

News Medical (Australia) - 21/06/2017
AMSBIO has introduced a range of purified cancer exosome samples to help researchers study the role of exosomes in cancer development and metastasis.

EKF POCT HbA1c testing confirmed as comparable to lab-based HPLC

News Medical (Australia) - 21/06/2017
EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, announces that a recent study has confirmed that its Quo-Test® A1c point-of-care testing (POCT) analyzer shows comparable performance to a lab-based HPLC system for the measurement of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c). Recently published in Practical Laboratory Medicine, the study undertaken by the Diabetes Research Unit Cymru, Swansea University, UK, also observed that under the correct circumstances using WHO guidelines Quo-Test is appropriate for the diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes.

Preschoolers and primary school children own smartphones

Daily Mail (UK) - 21/06/2017
One third of pre-schoolers and two thirds of primary school children own smartphones, with half of them using the devices unsupervised - raising serious health concerns for paediatricians.

Children born late preterm have greater risk of recurrent hospitalization for respiratory illness

News Medical (Australia) - 21/06/2017
A new study of children up to 2 years of age showed that those born late preterm (34-36 weeks) had a significantly greater risk of recurrent hospitalization due to respiratory illness compared to those who were born full term (>37 weeks).