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Researchers detect protozoa in drinking water that cause diarrheal outbreaks

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:01:26 -0400

Researchers from the University of Zaragoza have analyzed drinking water and detected oocysts of Cryptosporidium and cysts of Giardia, two protozoa that cause outbreaks of diarrhea in humans.



Study provides better knowledge about healthcare burden of mitochondrial diseases

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:53:49 -0400

Mitochondrial diseases are a diverse group of disorders caused by mutated genes that impair energy production in a patient's cells, often with severe effects.



Medically managed non-surgical method can help achieve weight loss and better health

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:44:09 -0400

Weight loss, as well as maintaining a healthy weight, is a challenge that can sometimes seem insurmountable.



Mildly stressing muscle metabolism reverses diabetes and obesity in mice

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:38:00 -0400

Mildly stressing muscle metabolism boosts levels of a beneficial hormone that prevents obesity and diabetes in mice, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Iowa.



Wise Guys program targets young men to curb teenage pregnancy

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:25:42 -0400

In 2015, there were nearly 10,000 teenage pregnancies in North Carolina. "Teen parents are less likely to finish high school, less likely to be well employed, and less likely to be in committed and stable relationships," said Rick Brown, Youth Education Program Director at Children's Home Society of North Carolina.



Adolescents with BMI at high-normal range have greater risk of death from cardiovascular diseases

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:21:00 -0400

While there is solid evidence that adolescent overweight and obesity are associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, less is known about the association between body mass index (BMI) and rarer cardiovascular diseases.



Digital technology can help people make smarter drinking decisions

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:06:30 -0400

Some individuals struggle to make healthy decisions about their drinking in risky situations. Technology can help.



Injecting plant-based nanoparticles and chemotherapy drug helps halt tumor progression in mice

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:01:41 -0400

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in collaboration with researchers from Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine and RWTH Aachen University have adapted virus particles- that normally infect potatoes- to serve as cancer drug delivery devices for mice.



Radiation-exposed corals may hold new clues to keeping DNA intact

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:49:31 -0400

More than 70 years after the U.S. tested atomic bombs on a ring of sand in the Pacific Ocean called Bikini Atoll, Stanford researchers are studying how long-term radiation exposure there has affected corals that normally grow for centuries without developing cancer.



Wyss Institute researchers develop new capture technology for cancer diagnostics

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:37:34 -0400

Cancerous tumors are formidable enemies, recruiting blood vessels to aid their voracious growth, damaging nearby tissues, and deploying numerous strategies to evade the body's defense systems.