Electric car batteries inspire safer, cheaper way to make compounds used in medicines: Scientists have developed a battery-like system that allows them to make potential advancements for the manufacturing of medicines

Recent advances in battery technology, from the engineering of their cases to the electrochemistry that takes place inside them, has enabled the rapid rise of Teslas, Leafs, Volts and other electric cars. Now, scientists at Scripps Research, inspired by the refined electrochemistry of these batteries, have developed a battery-like system that allows them to make potential advancements for the manufacturing […]

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New mechanisms regulating neural stem cells

The use of stem cells to repair organs is one of the foremost goals of modern regenerative medicine. Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) have discovered that the protein Akna plays a key role in this process. It controls, for example, the behavior of neural stem cells via a mechanism that may also be […]

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Mom’s horrific reaction after getting gummy silicone breast implants

Mother who got breast implants to fix her ‘mom bod’ suffered horrific reaction – including shedding skin, hair loss, muscle spasms, weight loss and seizures – in ’16 months of hell’ but is healthy again after having them removed Liza Hanks, of Idaho, got silicone implants in 2015 when she was 31 The mom-of-three developed autoimmune reactions – intolerance to […]

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Nail Your First Triathlon With This 6-Week Training Plan

A sprint triathlon challenges your whole body, doesn’t suck up your life in training, and has you finished and showered before brunch starts. In typical sprint races, you take an hour, maybe an hour and 30 minutes, to really push it through a 750-meter swim, a 12- to 15-mile bike, and a 5K run. It’s aerobic. It’s strategic. It’s competitive. […]

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Why a blow to the chest can kill or save you

A blow to the chest can have highly contrasting effects. For instance, some baseball players have died after being hit in the chest by a baseball, while patients undergoing fatal cardiac tachyarrhythmias have been saved by an appropriately timed thump to the chest. Scientists know that such blows create rapid strains on heart tissue, but they still don’t fully understand […]

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ONC task forces to dig into massive information blocking proposal

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has created four task forces to analyze and make recommendations on its 724-page information-blocking proposal, according to a report in Politico. The task forces will cover information-blocking, certification requirements, standards for voluntary pediatric health IT certification and will review the new U.S. Core Data for Interoperability proposal, the report said. […]

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Tools to help seriously ill patients near death make decisions about their care aren’t commonly used in routine practice

Many seriously ill people in the United States—and around the world—are not dying as they would like. Yet, a new study by researchers from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice found that although there are dozens of tools available to help people make difficult decisions near the end of their lives, they are of varying quality and […]

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People with osteoporosis should avoid spinal poses in yoga, study says

Yoga postures that flex the spine beyond its limits may raise the risk of compression fractures in people with thinning bones, according to research from Mayo Clinic. The results appear in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Researchers at Mayo Clinic and elsewhere have described injuries from yoga. This study examines injuries in people with osteoporosis and osteopenia—conditions characterized by low bone density. […]

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30 minutes morning motion to reduce the blood pressure

Morning exercise to reduce blood pressure? Many older people have problems with their blood pressure. Often, medications are prescribed to regulate high blood pressure. Doctors found out now, that only 30 minutes of exercise enough in the Morning to lower blood pressure for the Rest of the day, and this is as effective as taking medication. The scientists from the […]

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