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Tree cover linked to fewer asthma cases in polluted urban neighborhoods

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:54:10 -0500

People living in polluted urban areas are far less likely to be admitted to hospital with asthma when there are lots of trees in their neighborhood, a study by the University of Exeter's medical school has found.

Study aims to involve parents in early intervention services for children with autism

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:43:32 -0500

Early diagnosis and intervention for a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can help change the trajectory of their life. While children can be diagnosed with autism as early as 18-24 months of age, most children are diagnosed between 4-5 years old.

Novel buckypaper sensor could pave way for high-performance, affordable wearable technology

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:39:17 -0500

Researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have developed a class of breakthrough motion sensors that could herald a near future of ubiquitous, fully integrated and affordable wearable technology.

Old World monkeys could hold key to stop progression of rheumatoid arthritis

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:31:48 -0500

In the quest for a new and more effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC looked to a primate that mostly roams the land in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Experts identify mental exercise program that can reduce risk of dementia

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:20:56 -0500

Aging research specialists have identified, for the first time, a form of mental exercise that can reduce the risk of dementia.

Scientists identify biomarkers that predict risk of death in Ebola patients

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:57:14 -0500

Scientists have identified a set of biomarkers that indicate which patients infected with the Ebola virus are most at risk of dying from the disease.

Majority of people do not understand link between obesity and cancer, study shows

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:32:04 -0500

A new study published in the Journal of Public Health has shown that the majority of people in the United Kingdom do not understand the connection between weight issues and cancer.

About a third of Americans unaware of Obamacare open enrollment

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:31:35 -0500

While the Affordable Care Act's fifth open enrollment season is off to a surprisingly good start, many uninsured people said they weren't even aware of it, according to a survey released Friday.

Dog ownership associated with lower risk of death due to cardiovascular disease

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:29:13 -0500

A team of Swedish scientists have used national registries of more than 3.4 million Swedes aged 40 to 80 to study the association between dog ownership and cardiovascular health.

Drug used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective for Zika virus

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:24:48 -0500

A new collaborative study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and UC San Diego School of Medicine has found that a medication used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective for Zika virus.