E-cigarette vapor tied to changes in lung cells

E-cigarette vapor tied to changes in lung cells

 The vapor from e-cigarettes may boost the production of inflammatory chemicals in the lungs, while disabling key cellular defenders against infection, a new study suggests. In a series of laboratory experiments, researchers found that e-cigarette vapor impairs the activity of cells called macrophages, which normally remove allergens, bacteria and other particles that have made their […]

The Emotional Journey of Photographing a Face Transplant

The Emotional Journey of Photographing a Face Transplant

The face, detached from its organ donor, rested on a tray. The surgeons who had removed it stared, pausing before transplanting it. “It was just a breathless moment,” says photographer Lynn Johnson. “People were sort of stunned.” Everything stopped for an instant of “reverence,” she says, as she recorded the moment. “And then they gathered […]

Zika, West Nile virus reported in Alabama, health department warns

Zika, West Nile virus reported in Alabama, health department warns

Alabama health officials are investigating “several” reported Zika, West Nile cases in the state.  (iStock) Alabama health officials are investigating multiple reports of Zika and the West Nile virus in the area, the state’s health agency said in a Monday afternoon news release. Shelby County health officials confirmed at least one Zika case in Pelham, […]

'Haunted' Enniskillen bomb survivor reveals suicide attempt

'Haunted' Enniskillen bomb survivor reveals suicide attempt

A survivor of one of the most notorious IRA bombings of the Troubles attempted to take their own life because he was haunted by what happened. Joe Holbeach, from Lurgan in Co Armagh, was metres from a massive Remembrance Sunday explosion at the war memorial in Enniskillen in November 1987. Twelve people died and he […]

New study links palliative care and suicide risk in cancer patients

New study links palliative care and suicide risk in cancer patients

Washington: Palliative care is associated with a reduced risk of suicide in veterans diagnosed with advanced stage lung cancer, a new study has found. Palliative care is for the terminally ill and their families, especially that is provided by an organized health service.   Lead author of the study, Donald Sullivan, said, “The goal of […]

Scientists accidentally discover drug that may stop weight gain

Scientists accidentally discover drug that may stop weight gain

Scientists have accidentally discovered a drug that could let you eat as much as you want without gaining weight. The team at Yale University were actually trying to create a morbidly obese mouse, but instead, they managed to create one that eats but doesn’t get fat. During their experiment they edited out two genes, thinking […]

Ready Player One: Beating Cancer With Game Theory

Ready Player One: Beating Cancer With Game Theory

Imagine the human body as if it were a three-dimensional playing board, its “squares” (or cubes, rather) so tiny as to be invisible to the naked eye—a couple of hundred, or perhaps a few thousand, cubic micrometers in size. Such are the dimensions of most human cells. Now imagine a brutal game is being played […]

Coroner sent letters to doctors whose patients died of opioid overdoses. Doctors' habits quickly changed

Coroner sent letters to doctors whose patients died of opioid overdoses. Doctors' habits quickly changed

Coroner sent letters to doctors whose patients died of opioid overdoses. Doctors’ habits quickly changed  Los Angeles Times Sending Letters About Their Patients’ Overdoses Changes Doctors’ Prescribing Habits  89.3 KPCC Doctors Nudged by Overdose Letter Prescribe Fewer Opioids  U.S. News & World Report Jason Doctor // USC Price  USC Price School of Public Policy – University of Southern California […]

Keto Diet May Up Diabetes Risk, Says Study

Keto Diet May Up Diabetes Risk, Says Study

If you are a fitness enthusiast or are even remotely aware about the world of nutrition and fitness you may have chanced upon the term ketogenic diet. Ketogenic diet has emerged to be one of the most sought after diets in the recent times. Ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. Several celebrities across […]

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