Otago discovery paves way for precision medicine in future

IMAGE: This high-dimensional analysis reveals the T cell signature in people with bowel cancer. The new analysis groups cells together so all cells can be viewed at once. In the past… view more  University of Otago scientists have discovered a way to view the immune cell «landscape» of bowel cancer tumours, paving the way towards more…

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Protecting homes with netting window screens can reduce malaria parasite infection

IMAGE: A typical example of improved housing beside a mosquito-producing rice field in rural Tanzania, constructed using bricks, timber and iron sheeting plus netting screens fitted over the windows. view more  In an article published in Lancet Planetary Health(link is external), a team from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI),…

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Girls need more positive experiences of ball skills

Children’s positive perception of moving is an important supporter for natural physical activity and developing motor skills. A study at the University of Jyväskylä suggests that children had high perceptions of motor skills. Some gender differences were identified, however: girls were better in locomotor skills and boys had higher perception and actual skills in ball…

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Sports involvement linked to fewer depressive symptoms in children

Philadelphia, March 21, 2019 Participation in team sports is associated with fewer depressive symptoms in children, whereas non-sport activities have no association with symptoms, according to a study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, published by Elsevier. The association was found only for boys. The findings suggest that exercise could have anti-depressant effects in…

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Involving companies in the planning of flexible exploitation of health data

In Finland, the health data collected in national registries already serves fairly well the needs of clinical care and academic fundamental research, and statistical purposes. However, the use of such data in company-driven research remains limited, even though applied research is essential for creating innovations, such as developing new treatment methods, drugs and well-being products.…

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Lung cancer patient channels diagnosis into lifetime activism

Denver—March 19, 2019—By any measure, lung cancer patients have it rough. But Maryland resident and special education teacher Montessa Lee has been through a particularly arduous ordeal. In September 2006, she experienced pain in her rib cage and sought medical care. Told she had inflammation, she was given medicine for her pain. But the pain…

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Bacteria in urine doesn’t always indicate infection

ARLINGTON, Va. — Doctors should think carefully before testing patients for a urinary tract infection (UTI) to avoid over-diagnosis and unnecessary antibiotic treatment, according to updated asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. ASB — the presence of bacteria in the urine without…

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Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of guava?

Guava is a traditional remedy for a range of health conditions. Research suggests that guava fruits and leaves may have a number of benefits. Guavas are tropical fruits with yellowish-green skin, and they grow on trees in Central America. The Latin name for the common guava tree is Psidium guajava. People use guava leaf tea…

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Global Health: A Twin Inside a Twin: In Colombia, an Extraordinary Birth

A Colombian woman has given birth to a baby whose abdomen contained the tiny, half-formed — but still growing — body of her own twin sister. This type of birth, an example of “fetus-in-fetu,” is very rare but not unprecedented. [Like the Science Times page on Facebook. | Sign up for the Science Times newsletter.]…

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