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Resistance can spread even without the use of antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance does not spread only where and when antibiotics are used in large quantities, ETH researchers conclude from laboratory experiments. Reducing antibiotic use alone is therefore not sufficient to curtail resistance, and should be done in conjunction with measures to prevent infection with resistant germs. Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to common antibiotics. Often,

How the brain ‘approximates’ without actually counting

From the time of early infancy, humans are endowed with the capacity to approximate the number of objects in their visual field, an ability that continues throughout life and may underlie the development of more complex mathematical skills. For years, scientists have explored how people estimate numerical quantities without physically counting objects one by one,

FDA: ‘Influencers’ promoted vaping without suitable warnings

U.S. regulators moved to discipline vaping companies for inappropriately promoting their flavored nicotine formulas through so-called influencers on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. The Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters Friday to four companies that used paid social media influencers to pitch nicotine solutions to their online followers, including flavors like Watermelon

Diet tips for men: Top nutritionists on how to slim down

Diet tips for MEN: Counting calories is more acceptable for women – but these tips from top nutritionists can help you slim down without feeling embarrassed Dr Meg Arroll, psychologist on behalf of wellbeing brand Healthspan and author of the book The Shrinkology Solution, tackles why men struggle with dieting  Health scares alone aren’t enough

Teen cannabis use is not without risk to cognitive development

Although studies have shown that alcohol and cannabis misuse are related to impaired cognition in youth, previous studies were not designed to understand this relationship and differentiate whether cannabis use was causal or consequential to cognitive impairment. A new study by researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine and Université de Montréal, published in the American Journal of

Caterer given a ‘bionic penis’ finally has sex aged 45

Caterer given a ‘bionic penis’ after being born without the organ finally has sex aged 45 Caterer given a ‘bionic penis’ after being born without the organ finally has sex aged 45 after the pioneering surgery (and is rather pleased with his ‘ridiculously big’ new body part) Andrew Wardle, 44, was born without a penis

Insight without incision: Advances in noninvasive brain imaging offers improvements to epilepsy surgery

About a third of epilepsy sufferers require treatment through surgery. To check for severe epilepsy, clinicians use a surgical procedure called electrocorticography (ECoG). An ECoG maps a section of brain tissue to help clinicians identify areas damaged by seizures. “But ECoG requires taking a part of your skull out and putting electrodes directly on brain

FDA: Some Rx Drugs May Become Available Without Seeing a Doctor

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 — A new draft guideline from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests Americans could get widely used prescription medicines for cholesterol, high blood pressure, asthma, and migraine headaches without having to see a doctor. The FDA says patients could use a mobile-phone app to help determine if they’re able to

Switching brain circuits on and off without surgery

In the maze of our brains, there are various pathways by which neural signals travel. These pathways can go awry in patients with neurological and psychiatric diseases and disorders, such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Researchers have developed new therapeutic strategies to more precisely target neural pathways involved in these conditions, but they often

8 Ways You're Staining Your Teeth Without Even Knowing It

Feel like no matter how often you brush your teeth, they still look anything but white? While you know that coffee, soft drinks, berries, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and red wine (*sob*) will all change the color of your chompers, they aren’t the only culprits. Here are nine sneaky teeth-stainers: 1. Lemonade While it may