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  • newConcerns about NHS treatment of older people are often unreported, survey finds

    Concerns about NHS treatment of older people are often unreported, survey finds

    Concerns about the treatment of older people by the NHS are often unreported, research has suggested.1A survey by the social networking website Gransnet and the parliamentary and health service...
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 12:05pm -
  • newInquiry is ordered into child deaths at Indian hospital

    Inquiry is ordered into child deaths at Indian hospital

    The deaths of 34 children on 10-11 August at a major hospital in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have led to major controversy over the extent of the state government’s culpability for the...
    - 9 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 10:44am -
  • newTarget blood pressure for the over 75s . . . and other stories

    Target blood pressure for the over 75s . . . and other stories

    Falls and syncopeTwo years ago the SPRINT trial, carried out in the US, showed advantages in treating people of 75 and older to a target blood pressure of less than 120 mm Hg. Cardiovascular events...
    - 12 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:04am -
  • newConjunctival eyelashes

    Conjunctival eyelashes

    A 15 year old girl presented with a tuft of movable eyelashes growing out from a fleshy lesion on the temporal aspect of the bulbar conjunctiva of her left eye. The lesion had been present since...
    - 12 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:04am -
  • newPregnant and nil by mouth

    Pregnant and nil by mouth

    A 36 year old woman who was 29 weeks pregnant (gravida 5 para 4) presented with pain in her abdomen and right flank. She denied any dysuria or urinary frequency, but complained of several episodes of...
    - 14 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 5:44am -
  • newAn unusual cause of chest pain

    An unusual cause of chest pain

    A 65 year old man with a 40 pack year smoking history described a one month history of worsening breathlessness and chest discomfort on walking. He presented to hospital following a collapse after...
    - 14 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 5:44am -

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  • newRoman Pipes Delivered Water — And Toxic Antimony

    Roman Pipes Delivered Water — And Toxic Antimony

    The elaborate system of pipes that carried water to Roman households was an engineering marvel—for its time. Unfortunately, their sophisticated water utility may have been poisoning everyone.An analysis of a pipe fragment from Pompeii revealed t…
    - 4 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 3:11pm -
  • Ulcer-fighting Robots Swim Through Stomachs to Deliver a Cure

    Ulcer-fighting Robots Swim Through Stomachs to Deliver a Cure

    Tiny robots powered by bubbles have successfully treated an infection in mice.The achievement is another step forward in a field that has long shown promise, and is only now beginning to deliver. The therapeutic robots in this case were tiny sphere…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 5:18pm -
  • Do We Manage Online and Offline Friendships the Same?

    Do We Manage Online and Offline Friendships the Same?

    Social media has been a boon to social science. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other platforms serve as online laboratories that reveal all kinds of stuff about the users, researchers say. The rise of these platforms has sparked a flurry of scienti…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 2:24pm -
  • Parasitic Worm Treatments Could Soon Be Legal in Germany

    Parasitic Worm Treatments Could Soon Be Legal in Germany

    In Germany, treatments for disease may entail adding a vial of parasitic worms to a meal or beverage.The country's food and consumer safety organization is set to weigh in on the relative merits of parasitic worms as a treatment for a range of auto…
    - 10 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 4:18pm -
  • No Relief

    No Relief

    A woman suffers from digestive symptoms that wax and wane for months. What could be the root of her mysterious illness?
    - 11 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 6:00am -
  • Biological Building Blocks

    Biological Building Blocks

    Gut bacteria, the best sperm and the hunt for a genetic link to anorexia.
    - 11 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 6:00am -
  • Treating the Brain With Ultrasound and a Ceramic 'Window'

    Treating the Brain With Ultrasound and a Ceramic 'Window'

    One of the biggest problems in neuroscience is very simple — access. The brain is encased in the bony cranium, and many regions are buried beneath layers of brain tissue, making any intrusion potentially dangerous. Physically probing into the brain…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 5:40pm -
  • In a First, Scientists Edit Human Embryos In a US Lab

    In a First, Scientists Edit Human Embryos In a US Lab

    Researchers used CRISPR to prevent an embryo from inheriting a fatal heart condition.Earth is now one step closer to a future with genetically modified humans.On Wednesday, scientists working at a lab in Oregon announced they’ve successfully…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
  • When Having Less Fat Isn't Always Better

    When Having Less Fat Isn't Always Better

    If the recent debate over being "fat but fit" taught us anything it's that our health is anything but binary. Carrying around a few extra pounds is by no means an indicator of overall health, and being slim doesn't guarantee longevity. As scientist…
    - 16 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 6:12pm -
  • Your Kitchen Sponge is Covered With Bacteria — Don't Bother Cleaning It

    Your Kitchen Sponge is Covered With Bacteria — Don't Bother Cleaning It

    If bacteria all glowed the way some bioluminescent species do, you'd probably go blind walking into your kitchen. An abundance of organic material and damp surfaces allows microbial life to flourish around spaces where food is prepared, but one parti…
    - 17 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 4:34pm -

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