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Fukushima radiation linked to Japanese monkeys’ blood count

Fukushima - A new report suggests that Japanese monkeys have suffered health issues likely attributable to the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Not such a bitter taste for Vampire bats

Wuhan - Vampire bats exist on a diet mainly made up of blood. Due to this, the flying mammals have largely lost the ability to taste bitter flavors, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Drug Safety: Pradaxa risk for GI bleeding

Bethesda - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have undertaken a review of the drug Pradaxa. The Agency concludes that there is a lower risk for stroke and death, but a higher risk for GI bleeding compared to warfarin.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Super plastic mimics blood clotting

Chicago - A new high tech plastic has been developed which "heals itself," meaning that a cracked phone screen could be self-mended.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Brazilian cancer patient and daughter grateful for alkaline diet

A few years ago, a young Brazilian woman working and studying in Italy left the country to return to Brazil, so that she could care for her father who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Before she left, she met a woman who told her about alkaline diets.

Gene within a gene contributes to aggressive leukemia

A small gene that is embedded in a larger gene plays a role in promoting acute myeloid leukemia, according to a new study. The research also identified a drug that inhibits expression of the smaller gene.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Link between Down syndrome and leukemia found

A link between people with Down syndrome and people at a heightened risk of developing leukemia during childhood has been uncovered through a new study harnessing advanced medical testing.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New approach for treating leukaemia

Nearly half of patients with the most common form of adult leukemia appear to have a distinct pattern of genetic abnormalities that could better define their prognosis and treatment.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Artificial arteries to monitor blood clotting

A new microfluidic method for evaluating drugs commonly used for preventing heart attacks can also be used to assess patients for the risk of blood clotting.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Blood glucose meter recalled due to faulty results

The medical device company Abbott is conducting a recall for its range of blood glucose meters because the devices may produce mistakenly low blood glucose results.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Graphene can now clean up blood

Blood clots on medical devices, the sort used in surgery, can be reduced by using a graphene-based material. The material is light and it can be coated with a blood absorbing chemical.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New 'armor' in the battle against antibiotic resistant bacteria Special

Orlando - Out on the front lines of the battle against drug resistant microorganisms aka “super-bugs” are physicians and other health-care workers. Their uniform, the clothing that they wear, is their armor — their defense against deadly pathogens.
Digital Journal Report by W. Mark Dendy - 1 comment

Blood glucose strips recalled

A recall of 20 lots of FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Test Strips from the U.S. market has been called for. This is because the strips are faulty.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Norway store withdraws Halloween severed hands

Halloween is coming up shortly, but sometimes a store can take things just a little too far. The Norwegian bargain store, Europris, had to withdraw a range of gory "body parts" from its stock after a public outcry.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Migraines linked to different sizes of brain arteries

According to a new study, the network of arteries supplying blood flow to the brain is more likely to be incomplete in people who suffer migraine.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Gold can control blood clotting

Scientists have shown that gold nanoparticles can assist surgeons to control blood clotting when patients are undergoing an operation and avoid the risk of serious bleeding.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

New device detects disease from just one blood drop

A prototype device is being developed that will enable a physician to detect disease or virus from just one drop of liquid, including blood.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

The glowing eel can help assess blood toxins

The Japanese freshwater eel is the only vertebrate known to produce a fluorescent protein. This protein is the basis of a new test to assess dangerous blood toxins that can trigger liver disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Blood protein used to rejuvenate an aging heart

Researchers have demonstrated that a protein found only in the blood of young mice reverses the effects of aging in old mice. The next step is to see if this is possible to achieve with humans.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Toddler gets HIV during blood transfusion

A toddler in Russia was accidentally infected with HIV after going to see doctors for a blood transfusion. A criminal probe has now been opened up.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

'Evil Dead' hacks its way to the top

One could call it a big win for "Evil Dead 2013" as it scares up a bloody box office win with a solid $26 million haul. Whether it has legs may depend on word of mouth now.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 2 comments

DNA solves blood mystery of beheaded King Louis XVI

Barcelona - When French King Louis XVI went to the guillotine in 1793 eager Parisians rushed to dip their handkerchiefs into the blood, as souvenirs of the event. DNA analysis now shows fabric placed in an ornate gourd contains blood of the beheaded monarch.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 2 comments

Scientific breakthrough helps people live without breathing

Boston - It sounds like science fiction or magic, like when Harry Potter discovered he could breathe underwater with Gillyweed. But now scientists have developed microparticles injected into the bloodstream that can keep a person alive without breathing.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 1 comment

Children of obese mothers have low iron levels

A research study has indicated that children born to obese mothers tend to have a higher number of health problems than those born from mothers who are of a more healthy weight.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Study: Jehovah's Witnesses fare better after cardiac surgery

A new study shows that Jehovah's Witnesses, known for their stand on refusing blood transfusions fair better after undergoing cardiac surgery than those who accept blood transfusions.
In the Media by Kevin Jess - 10 comments

Op-Ed: Real heroes donate blood

Baker City - When people choose to donate blood to the American Red Cross, some give a few pints a year, while others have donated 100 pints in their lifetime. Father Julian Cassar of Saint Francis Cathedral in Baker City, Oregon is one of them.
In the Media by Scott Ungerecht

Op-Ed: Syria prepares for war, while Muslims murder Christians

A diplomat says Syria is ready for war. A new kill count for eradicating Christianity. Nigerian Muslim militants murder seven Christians in violent Church attack. And Tunisian Muslims murder Christian man.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar - 14 comments

Don’t like needles? Scientists develop blood test alternative

A science team have developed an alternative to the needle-prick blood test. The new technology involves simply shining a special light at the skin and could be good news for the needle phobic.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

Vial for auction allegedly containing Ronald Reagan’s blood

London - The Ronald Regan Foundation and family are outraged that blood traces found in a vial are supposedly those of the late President of the United States. An auction house in the Channel Islands has online bidding in progress.
In the Media by William Charles Baker - 1 comment

Iceman Oetzi's blood is oldest in the world

The 5,300-year-old mummified corpse of iceman Oetzi has recently been discovered to contain the world's oldest blood cells. The team who found these details also debunked previous notions of the mummy, such as time of death after being wounded.
In the Media by Abigail Prendergast - 1 comment
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(l – r) Hanna Schwarz as Herodias and Erika Sunnegårdh as Salome in the Canadian Opera Company’...
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(l – r) Hanna Schwarz as Herodias and Erika Sunnegårdh as Salome in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Salome, 2013.
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Hanna Schwarz (L) as Herodias and Erika Sunnegårdh as Salome in the Canadian Opera Company’s prod...
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Hanna Schwarz (L) as Herodias and Erika Sunnegårdh as Salome in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Salome, 2013.
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