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Jet fuel, plastics exposures cause disease in later generations; Reproductive diseases, obesity

Jet fuel, plastics exposures cause disease in later generations; Reproductive diseases, obesity

Jan. 24, 2013 — Washington State University researchers have lengthened their list of environmental toxicants that can negatively affect as many as three generations of an exposed animal’s offspring Continue reading

Long-term consequences for those suffering traumatic brain injury

Long-term consequences for those suffering traumatic brain injury

Jan. 4, 2013 — Researchers from the University of South Florida and colleagues at the James A. Continue reading

Nelson Mandela has lung infection

Nelson Mandela has lung infection

11 December 2012 Last updated at 05:36 ET South Africa’s first black President Nelson Mandela is being treated for a lung infection, the president’s office has said. This is the first time officials have revealed why Mr Mandela, 94, was rushed to a military hospital in the capital, Pretoria, on Saturday. Continue reading

Girl shot by Taliban flown to UK

Girl shot by Taliban flown to UK

15 October 2012 Last updated at 08:54 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Aleem Maqbool says Malala’s treatment is likely to include some skull reconstruction The 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen is being flown to the UK for medical treatment Continue reading

Better battlefield triage, transport may raise severely wounded soldiers’ survival rates

Better battlefield triage, transport may raise severely wounded soldiers’ survival rates

ScienceDaily (Oct. 4, 2012) — Wounded soldiers who sustained chest injuries in Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq) had higher mortality rates than soldiers in Korea and Vietnam, according to a military trauma study presented at the 2012 American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress. Continue reading

Some deadly breast cancers share genetic features with ovarian tumors

Some deadly breast cancers share genetic features with ovarian tumors

ScienceDaily (Sep. Continue reading

Vitamin B3 may offer new tool in fight against staph infections, ‘superbugs’

Vitamin B3 may offer new tool in fight against staph infections, ‘superbugs’

ScienceDaily (Aug. 27, 2012) — A new study suggests that nicotinamide, more commonly known as vitamin B3, may be able to combat some of the antibiotic-resistance staph infections that are increasingly common around the world, have killed thousands and can pose a significant threat to public health. The research found that high doses of this vitamin increased by 1,000 times the ability of immune cells to kill staph bacteria Continue reading

Nanoparticles added to platelets double internal injury survival rate: Early lab study hold promise for trauma cases

Nanoparticles added to platelets double internal injury survival rate: Early lab study hold promise for trauma cases

ScienceDaily (Aug. 20, 2012) — Naonparticles tailored to latch onto blood platelets rapidly create healthy clots and nearly double the survival rate in the vital first hour after injury, new research shows. Continue reading