Distinct HIV-1 strains may differ in the nature of the CCR5 molecules to which they bind, affecting which cells they can infect and their ability to enter cells, according to a study published December 6 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Bernard Lagane of the Institut Pasteur and INSERM, and colleagues. As noted by
Patients with serious mental health problems who are being detained in hospital have long been let down by the law – in many cases being treated without consent. Now the UK Mental Health Act Review – chaired by psychiatrist Simon Wessely from King’s College London – has delivered its final report, concluding that the act
When it’s the holiday season, one thing’s for certain: You may be faced with pie. In fact, you may want to dig into a slice of pecan pie every hour on the hour until Santa shows up. And guess what. If you’re pregnant, those holiday cravings — pie or otherwise — are likely raging wild.
‘There were these amoeba all over the place just eating brain cells.’ A 69-year-old Seattle woman has died after a brain-eating amoeba entered her sinus cavity when she improperly used a neti pot, the Seattle Times is reporting. The unidentified woman was admitted to Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center in January after suffering a seizure. Following
During the winter, soup is BAE, followed by casseroles and hot cocoa. But these salads will convince you to get your greens in year round. With yummy winter ingredients like Brussels sprouts, cranberries, and beets, here’s how to get your salad fix all year long. Lindsay Hunt Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Salad It even looks festive.
If Janis McDavid, 27, sits in the car and of the traffic participants honked at, he is happy. Then the young German feels on an equal footing. Because the other drivers don’t realize that there’s someone sitting behind the wheel of either his arms or legs. When Janis speaks McDavid to listen to all of
The human skull is made up from several bones that are connected by tough fibrous tissue called sutures. These sutures give the skull some flexibility, allowing the head to pass through the birth canal. Where several sutures meet, they create a fontanel. Fontanels make the skull flexible enough for the brain to grow. When a
Valium and Xanax are brand names for two types of medication for anxiety. The generic name for Valium is diazepam. The generic name for Xanax is alprazolam. Many anxiety symptoms result, to some extent, from a chemical imbalance in the brain. Medication can help change this imbalance. Sedatives slow down certain functions in the body.
Types of seaweed include: nori kelp wakame kombu dulse blue-green algae, such as spirulina and chlorella This variety can make it easy to incorporate seaweed into different recipes. It is possible to eat too much seaweed, however, and some people should avoid it. The benefits of seaweed The following are the best health benefits of
We don’t know about you, but we really love oatmeal. It makes for a cozy five-minute breakfast in winter months, and cold overnight oats are easy and refreshing in the summer (although, TBH, we mostly stick to hot oats all year). And we still can’t get over the fact that something so easy and inexpensive
Alcohol is one of those things that gets the side-eye by some hardcore members of the keto community, largely because it can mess with your ability to lose weight—on any diet, not just the keto diet. But honestly, the keto diet is hard enough already—and cutting out alcohol in addition to carbs and sugar just
As you know, practice makes perfect. And since Emma Lee Bunton, a.k.a. “Baby Spice” is about to start her new gig as a judge on The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition, she came by to pass judgement on—you guessed it, 90s snacks. (I mean, what else?) Turns out, Emma has pretty strong opinions when
Five years after diagnosis, only 40 percent of patients with locally-advanced oral cavity cancer will still be alive. The question is who is likely to live and who is likely to die? The answer to this question could not only help patients better predict the course of their disease, but could help doctors choose the
Research from The University of Western Australia has found people who are anxious or easily stressed are less likely to be well prepared or respond well to bushfires. It comes days after a new bushfire season campaign was launched by the State Government to raise awareness about the realities of catastrophic and severe fires. UWA
Can YOU walk up four flights of stairs quickly without stopping? Scientists claim this is key to avoiding an early death Study of 12,615 people with coronary artery disease over nearly five years Those who struggled were three times more likely to die from heart disease They were also twice as at risk of cancer-related fatalities,
There are two types of exes: The one you hope to never speak to again. And the one whose number is still in your phone with heart emojis next to it. But yeah, thinking about getting back with your ex is one thing—actually doing it is another. (Like…you sure about that?) While you probably broke up
One in ten children feel lonely, with youngsters who get free school meals, and live in big cities more likely to be unhappy, study finds Other triggers for loneliness include moving school, bullying and illness The study follows Theresa May’s campaign to ‘end loneliness in our lifetimes’ Schools were warned that punishments like detention can
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 — Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with an increased risk for colorectal cancer (CRC), with the association significant for men only, according to a study published online Nov. 7 in the British Journal of Cancer. Yanan Ma, from China Medical University in Shenyang, and colleagues followed 87,523 women from the
This story is from Kaiser Health News When Patrick Mannion heard about the Michigan woman denied a heart transplant because she couldn’t afford the anti-rejection drugs, he knew what she was up against. On social media posts of a letter that went viral last month, Hedda Martin, 60, of Grand Rapids, was informed that she
New Mexico contains hundreds of historic uranium mines. Although active uranium mining in the state has ceased, rates of cardiovascular and metabolic disease remain high in the population residing close to mines within the Navajo Nation. According to a new study in ACS’ journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters, inhaled uranium in dusts from the