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ONS: Mothers’ average age hits 30

ONS: Mothers’ average age hits 30

unable to retrieve full-text contentThe trend towards older motherhood is continuing – with the average age of mothers in England and Wales reaching 30 for the first time. Continue reading

New discovery in living cell signaling

New discovery in living cell signaling

A breakthrough discovery into how living cells process and respond to chemical information could help advance the development of treatments for a large number of cancers and other cellular disorders that have been resistant to therapy. An international collaboration of researchers, led by scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley, have unlocked the secret behind the activation of the Ras family of proteins, one of the most important components of cellular signaling networks in biology and major drivers of cancers that are among the most difficult to treat Continue reading

Brain may never fully recover from exposure to paint, glue, degreasers

Brain may never fully recover from exposure to paint, glue, degreasers

People who are exposed to paint, glue or degreaser fumes at work may experience memory and thinking problems in retirement, decades after their exposure, according to a study published in the May 13, 2014, print issue of Neurology ®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Our findings are particularly important because exposure to solvents is very common, even in industrialized countries like the United States.” said study author Erika L. Continue reading

See what a child will look like using automated age-progression software

See what a child will look like using automated age-progression software

It’s a guessing game parents like to ponder: What will my child look like when she grows up? Continue reading

Eating fruits, vegetables linked to healthier arteries later in life

Eating fruits, vegetables linked to healthier arteries later in life

Women who ate a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables as young adults were much less likely to have plaque build-up in their arteries 20 years later compared with those who consumed lower amounts of these foods, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session. Continue reading

Pollution linked to low birth weight

Pollution linked to low birth weight

5 February 2013 Last updated at 20:46 ET Pregnant women who live in areas with significant air pollution risk having babies of low birth weight, the largest study to date suggests. The study, in Environmental Health Perspectives, looked at more than three million births in nine nations. Continue reading

Hospital patient loads often at unsafe levels, physician survey says

Hospital patient loads often at unsafe levels, physician survey says

Jan. 28, 2013 — Nationwide, more than one-quarter of hospital-based general practitioners who take over for patients’ primary care doctors to manage inpatient care say their average patient load exceeds safe levels multiple times per month, according to a new Johns Hopkins study. Continue reading

Monday mornings are A&E ‘rush hour’

Monday mornings are A&E ‘rush hour’

23 January 2013 Last updated at 05:16 ET The busiest time in accident and emergency departments in England is Monday morning, hospital data shows. There are 4,000 cases every hour between 10am and noon on Monday – twice the average. Late morning was the busiest time of day throughout the week but Monday came out on top, figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre 1 show. Continue reading

‘Significant’ rise in UK suicides

‘Significant’ rise in UK suicides

22 January 2013 Last updated at 06:05 ET The number of people taking their own life in the UK rose “significantly” in 2011, latest figures from the Office for National Statistics have shown. Continue reading

Hospital observation units could save the health care system $3.1 billion

Hospital observation units could save the health care system $3.1 billion

ScienceDaily (Sep. 28, 2012) — New research suggests that maximizing the potential of observation units in hospitals could result in significant cost savings for the both the hospital and the healthcare system. Continue reading