Category: Health News

School savings accounts can dry up in ‘financial deserts’: College savings programs are less effective in neighborhoods lacking traditional banks, professor says

Children’s savings accounts (CSAs), offered by elementary schools throughout San Francisco and in schools across the nation, were introduced to boost college-going rates, limit student debt and foster equal opportunity for low-income children. However, San Francisco State University Assistant Professor of Management Ian Dunham finds that geography — particularly in neighborhoods that lack brick-and-mortar banks

Males of a feather flock together: Behavioral scientists tested biological principle on free-living Assamese macaques

“Birds of a feather flock together” or rather “opposites attract”? The recently published study on male macaques in Thailand speaks for the former: Behavioral biologists from the German Primate Centre — Leibniz Institute for Primate Research and psychologists from the University of Göttingen have observed that the more similar male Assamese macaques are in their

New insights into the mechanism of vaccine-induced T cell immunity

A team led by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research has gained new insights into the mechanism of vaccine-induced T cell immunity utilizing single-cell RNA sequencing and metabolic profiling techniques. Though numerous vaccines induce and amplify T cells, a critical part of the body’s adaptive immune system, there is still an information gap regarding

Bowel preparation for colon surgery unnecessary, study suggests

In recent decades, patients in Europe coming in for colectomies, or surgical procedures targeted at the colon, have not been routinely subjected to what is known as bowel preparation, where the bowel is emptied before the operation. In the United States , on the other hand, cleansing the bowel is relatively common. Several extensive retrospective

'Vaginal steaming' leaves woman with second-degree burn: report

Fox News Flash top headlines for August 12 Fox News Flash top headlines for August 12 are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com Talk about a hot mess. A woman who attempted so-called “vaginal steaming” suffered a second-degree burn, according to a case report in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada. The unnamed

Dole recalls baby spinach over salmonella concerns

How do I know if I have salmonella Q&A with Dr. Manny: Since coming back from vacation, I’ve had diarrhea and cramps. How do I know I have salmonella versus some other gastrointestinal condition? Heads up, consumers: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of some of its baby spinach over possible salmonella contamination. The company,

Targeting apolipoprotein E could be key to eliminating hepatitis B virus

Human apolipoprotein E (apoE) promotes hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and production, according to a study published Aug 8 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Luhua Qiao and Guangxiang (George) Luo of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. The findings suggest that inhibitors interfering with apoE biogenesis, secretion, and/or binding to

Migration can promote or inhibit cooperation between individuals: Mathematical model sheds new light on conflict between group interests and individual interests

A new mathematical analysis suggests that migration can generate patterns in the spatial distribution of individuals that promote cooperation and allow populations to thrive, in spite of the threat of exploitation. Felix Funk and Christoph Hauert of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, present these findings in PLOS Computational Biology. Cooperation between individuals is necessary

Electromagnetic fields may hinder spread of breast cancer cells: Early findings in lab show reduced ability of cells to migrate

Electromagnetic fields might help prevent some breast cancers from spreading to other parts of the body, new research has found. The study showed that low intensity electromagnetic fields hindered the mobility of specific breast cancer cells by preventing the formation of long, thin extensions at the edge of a migrating cancer cell. The research was

Carestream gives updates on sale of healthcare IT business to Philips, Clinerion partners with university, and more news briefs

Carestream Health has sold its healthcare IT business to Philips in 26 of the 38 countries in which Philips has operations. Around 1,000 employees have subsequently transferred to Philips. The sale means that healthcare providers across the world will have access to a greater variety of health care IT systems. This will help simplify medical image

Expert offers tips about online nutrition information

In today’s social media world, it’s easier than ever to find “facts”—and increasingly difficult to figure out which of them are actually true. Reporting based on findings of nutrition research, in particular, is rife with exaggerations, contradictions, and flat-out inaccuracies. Many people end up making food decisions based on this flawed advice, instead of following

FYI, Your Zodiac Sign Changes Every 30 Years

If you’re ride or die with your zodiac sign and refuse to believe anything could break your bond (looking at you, Taurus), I’m sorry, but I’m about to drop an astrological bomb: Turns out your zodiac sign changes throughout your life. Before you start rethinking, well, everything—no, your entire life hasn’t been a lie. Or at least,