Prolonged Brain Connections Seen in Adults With Autism

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 — Connections between different areas of the brain are sustained longer than usual in people with autism, perhaps explaining some of their symptoms, a new study suggests. It’s possible these prolonged connections make it difficult for the brain to switch from one activity to another, the researchers said. “People with autism

Soil compound fights chronic wasting disease

A major compound in soil organic matter degrades chronic wasting disease prions and decreases infectivity in mice, according to a study published November 29 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Judd Aiken of the University of Alberta, and colleagues. Chronic wasting disease is an environmentally transmissible, fatal prion disease affecting free-ranging deer, moose, elk

Effective new target for mood-boosting brain stimulation found

Researchers have found an effective target in the brain for electrical stimulation to improve mood in people suffering from depression. As reported in the journal Current Biology on November 29, stimulation of a brain region called the lateral orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) reliably produced acute improvement in mood in patients who suffered from depression at the

Traversing the interfaces in medical research

The continually rising health care costs in Germany require cost intelligent innovations at the intersecting frontiers of scientific disciplines. Prof. Gerd Geisslinger is Medical Research Officer for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. In this interview he explains why the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is in a unique position to tackle challenges in medical research and to pull together the four major

Medications That Can Change the Color of Your Urine

    Medications that can turn urine orange Isoniazid, an antibiotic used for the treatment of tuberculosis Sulfasalazine, an anti-inflammatory used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis Riboflavin (also known as vitamin B2), a vitamin included in many over-the-counter multivitamins   Medications that can turn urine brown Metronidazole (Flagyl), an antibiotic used to treat bacterial vaginosis, C. diff diarrhea and

When penis enlargement goes wrong

When penis enlargement goes wrong: Scientists reveal the dangers of girth-increasing procedures which can cause gangrene, deformity and other ‘devastating complications’ A study of 11 men by California scientists revealed horrifying complications One 21-year-old injected his own penis with silicone and it became infected While a 48-year-old had fat injected into his member but it

Chef José Andrés Has Been Nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

Chef José Andrés has plenty of accomplishments to his name: New York Times best-selling author, James Beard Award winner, humanitarian and one of Time’s 100 most influential people. And recently, the chef has been nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, recognizing his humanitarian efforts. More: Guy Fieri Serves Surprise Dinner to Those Fighting Camp

Stay slim during menopause

During menopause, many women to take. The hormones really are to blame for it? How can you be against taxes? To remain active, a lot of &ndash move; the hält not only in menopause slim The Outlook on the menopause are not just tempting. Hot flashes, sleep, turmoil, and mood swings threaten as an accompanying

6 Ways to Guarantee Your Kids Have Fun on Vacation

Vacations are supposed to be fun for the whole family, but parents and kids sometimes have different definitions of “fun.” Luckily, with a little bit of planning, you can make sure the whole gang has a blast on your getaway. From booking a stay at a resort that caters to kids to making some adjustments

What’s Best for Babies With Recurring Ear Infections

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 — Infant ear infections can be a source of frustration for parents and babies alike. But there are steps to lessen them and, when they do occur, “less is more” is a better way to treat them. A typical infection can begin with bacterial growth. Inflammation can lead to fluid buildup

These Cookbooks Will Help You Eat Healthier

If you think healthy cooking means grilled chicken and steamed vegetables 24/7, it’s time for some inspiration. “Having a variety of go-to cookbooks on hand helps to spark creativity and bring fun, delicious meals into your kitchen—that also happen to be healthy,” says Alissa Rumsey, R.D., nutrition therapist and intuitive eating coach. Plus, a stash

Organ donation: the number is rising again

For the first time in years, in Germany, there are more organ donors. Although the year is not over yet, the German organ transplantation Foundation (DSO) for 2018, more donors than in the whole of last year. Also, the number of procured organs increased. The DSO that have been counted by mid-November of this year,

For Some Women, Mammograms May Need to Begin at 30: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 — Women at increased risk for breast cancer should start receiving mammograms earlier than recommended, even as young as age 30, a new study contends. Young women who have dense breasts or a family history of breast cancer appear to benefit from regular mammograms as much as women in their 40s