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Transfusion expert urges wider use of filtered blood

...at the same time. This is as basic as washing your hands before conducting a physical examination of a patient," Blumberg said. "But despite much scientific evidence that supports this notion, millions of people today are still receiving transfusions that might needlessly be harmful to them. The single mos...

Study finds antibiotic resistance in poultry even when antibiotics were not used

... handling and preparation techniques ?washing your hands regularly and keeping other foods away from raw chicken, for example ?to minimize the risk of illness. "All foods have the potential to contain pathogens ?all of them," Lee said. "There's no substitute for good food handling and preparation." ...

Gene found for rare disorder may reveal new pathway in mental retardation

...ures and none of the limb defects, such as missing hands or fingers, that are hallmarks of classical cases of CdLS. The genes play important roles in early development, and when mutated, cause brain abnormalities. "Our work suggests that a subset of patients with mental retardation may have mutations in...

Robotic therapy helps restore hand use after stroke

... people regain strength and normal use of affected hands long after a stroke, according to a University of ... function of the right hand, although the affected hands were neither totally paralyzed nor unable to feel. Seven women and six men who had suffered a stroke...

Vasectomy may put men at risk for type of dementia

... there, "OK, guys, how many of you have PPA?" Nine hands went up. "How many of you had a vasectomy?" he demanded next. Eight hands shot up. Weintraub and her team of researchers surveyed 47 men with PPA who were being treated a...

Birth rate, competition are major players in hominid extinctions

...ern humans would eat anything they could get their hands on. They eked out a living even if it meant eating grasshoppers or whatever," says Jablonski. "Even with this, modern humans barely hung on from 12 to 16,000 years ago. "Why did Neandertal not adapt culturally?" she asks. "Why did they not sta...

New test for most virulent HPV strains under study

...lectures around the country and asks for a show of hands of physicians using HPV tests in women over 30, few go up; he hopes that will change. “I think it’s a possibility in the future that we won’t be doing Pap smears on women over 30; it might just be screening with an HPV test. A lot of experts are s...

Living with water scarcity -- world must act now

...place the means of getting out of poverty into the hands of poor people by focusing on water as a means to raise their own food and gain more income. Growing more food with less water ?increasing water productivity ?can reduce future demand for water, thus easing competition for water and environmental...

Ring-around-the-cell

...Geiger. "As soon as the music starts up, they join hands and form a tight circle. From afar, a circle of dancers looks like a blur, but now we have managed to make out the individual dancers." Addadi points out that, from above, isolated podosomes look like a tent with rope-like lines radiating from a c...

Trying to control pain can be a double-edged sword, say scientists

...e given an electric stimulus to the backs of their hands and told that they could stop the pain at any point. In the second stage, they were told that the decision to stop the pain was out of their control and could only be stopped by a person or computer outside the room. Using one of the centre's fMRI...

Osteoarthritis may be sign of faster 'biological ageing'

.... Most of them were female twins. X-rays of both hands were taken of all participants to check for signs ...tis is the most common form of arthritis, with the hands being one of the sites most often affected. Its frequency rises dramatically with age, but it is sti...

Good times ahead for dinosaur hunters, according to U of Penn scientist's dinosaur census

...on contends, dinosaur discovery was largely in the hands of British, Canadian and American researchers, with few exceptions in other countries. In recent decades, however, the discovery of new fossil beds, especially in China and Mongolia, has resulted in a greater diversity among dinosaur researchers. ...

Ancient ape ruled out of man's ancestral line

...st bones have disintegrated, but here the feet and hands are well preserved - and these could enable researchers to show how well adapted this early primate was to walking on two feet.? But the sediment encasing Little Foot is harder than the bone ?making extracting him a painstaking process for the Sout...

Teenager moves video icons just by imagination

...y to do various motor and speech tasks, moving his hands various ways, talking, and imagining. The team cou...vements, but not to actually perform them with his hands or tongue. When he saw the cursor in the video game, he then controlled it with his brain. "He cl...

Hope for major advance in fighting world killer disease

...he opportunity to perform the tests with their own hands and see the results with their own eyes. They were very impressed!" In the developing world it is not possible on cost grounds to give antibiotics to every child with diarrhoea, and in any case antibiotics would not work in every case. The Leicest...

High levels of blindness in southern Sudan following years of war

...ed from one person to another through contact with hands and clothes, and by flies. The disease develops gradually—while children are most susceptible to infection, they may not note its effects until adulthood, when scarring from repeated infections causes the eyelashes to turn inward (‘‘trichiasis’?. The...

For super-obese patients, duodenal switch beats gastric bypass

...oth procedures appear to be reasonably safe in the hands of an experienced team, but the duodenal switch appears to offer a considerable advantage in terms of the amount and possibly the duration of weight loss." The super obese make up only a fraction of the U.S. obesity pandemic, but their ranks are in...

The appearance of your hands can reveal your age, study finds

... facelift or eyelid surgery can conflict with aged hands that simply do not match the face," said Roxanne Guy, MD, ASPS president-elect. "After the face, hands are the second most visible, tell-tale sign of one's age. If your goal is to look more youthful or ...

Just like us, social stress prompts hamsters to overeat, gain weight

...ate hamsters would suffer a "social defeat" at the hands of a dominant hamster. The researchers wanted to see if the defeated hamsters would eat more and gain weight under the stress, just like a human. Mice and rats eat less and lose weight when subjected to a similar stress, making them a poor subject fo...

Federal testing for mad cow disease a failure, law review editor says

...ment of cattle-feed restrictions was placed in the hands of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rather than the USDA, which has caused various bureaucratic snarls, including a lack of communication between the two agencies. "The FDA is far behind on inspecting feed businesses subject to the feed ban, h...

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