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Patients can emit small, influenza-containing particles into the air during routine care

Patients can emit small, influenza-containing particles into the air during routine care

Jan. 31, 2013 — A new study suggests that patients with influenza can emit small virus-containing particles into the surrounding air during routine patient care, potentially exposing health care providers to influenza. Continue reading

Exposure to antiepileptic drug in womb linked to autism risk

Exposure to antiepileptic drug in womb linked to autism risk

Jan. 30, 2013 — Children whose mothers take the antiepileptic drug sodium valproate while pregnant are at significantly increased risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, suggests a small study published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Continue reading

‘Neurosteroid’ found to prevent brain injury caused by HIV/AIDS

‘Neurosteroid’ found to prevent brain injury caused by HIV/AIDS

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Hospital cuts over neighbour debt

Hospital cuts over neighbour debt

31 January 2013 Last updated at 10:56 ET The A&E department at Lewisham hospital in south-east London is to be downgraded and made smaller as part of cost-cutting measures. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt also said the maternity unit at Lewisham would be replaced with a midwife-led facility. Continue reading

Obesity may increase risk of multiple sclerosis in children and teens

Obesity may increase risk of multiple sclerosis in children and teens

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Obesity may increase risk of multiple sclerosis in children and teens

Obesity may increase risk of multiple sclerosis in children and teens

Jan. 30, 2013 — Being obese may increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) in children and teenage girls, according to new research published in the January 30, 2013, online issue of Neurology ®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology Continue reading

Prostate cancer study tracks long-term urinary, sexual and bowel function side effects

Prostate cancer study tracks long-term urinary, sexual and bowel function side effects

Jan. 30, 2013 — A new study comparing outcomes among prostate cancer patients treated with surgery versus radiotherapy found differences in urinary, bowel and sexual function after short-term follow-up, but those differences were no longer significant 15 years after initial treatment Continue reading

Sorting out stroking sensations: Biologists find individual neurons in skin that react to massage

Sorting out stroking sensations: Biologists find individual neurons in skin that react to massage

Jan. 30, 2013 — The skin is a human being’s largest sensory organ, helping to distinguish between a pleasant contact, like a caress, and a negative sensation, like a pinch or a burn Continue reading

Sorting out stroking sensations: Biologists find individual neurons in skin that react to massage

Sorting out stroking sensations: Biologists find individual neurons in skin that react to massage

Jan. 30, 2013 — The skin is a human being’s largest sensory organ, helping to distinguish between a pleasant contact, like a caress, and a negative sensation, like a pinch or a burn Continue reading

Scientists learn more about how inhibitory brain cells get excited

Scientists learn more about how inhibitory brain cells get excited

Jan. 30, 2013 — Scientists have found an early step in how the brain’s inhibitory cells get excited. A natural balance of excitement and inhibition keeps the brain from firing electrical impulses randomly and excessively, resulting in problems such as schizophrenia and seizures. Continue reading