Medical News Today: What are the best natural mosquito repellents?

People looking for alternatives to synthetic mosquito repellents may find that some natural repellents are effective in protecting them from bites. These products are also likely to be less toxic to humans and the environment. Natural repellents and some essential oils may be effective in keeping mosquitoes away because they block their sense of smell,…

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Chiaravalloti receives grant to study cognition and hemodynamics after spinal cord injury

IMAGE: Research coordinator Alex Lombard collects physiological data from a study participant with spinal cord injury at Kessler Foundation. view more  East Hanover, N.J., MAY 31, 2019. — Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, director of the Centers for Neuropsychology, Neuroscience and Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation, was awarded a $598,000 grant by the New Jersey Commission…

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Radio-wave therapy proves effective against liver cancer cells

IMAGE:  Left hand image: Patient with metastatic cancer affecting various organs receiving first AM RF EMF systemic targeted treatment. Blue arrows indicate site of tumor with red lesions. Right hand image:… view more  Credit: Wake Forest School of Medicine WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — May 31, 2019 — A new targeted therapy using non-thermal radio waves has…

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Certain antidepressants could provide treatment for multiple infectious diseases

Some antidepressants could potentially be used to treat a wide range of diseases caused by bacteria living within cells, according to work by researchers in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and collaborators at other institutions. Research published in the April print edition of the journal Life Science Alliance, shows that antidepressant drugs called…

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Children who nap are happier, excel academically, and have fewer behavioral problems

Ask just about any parent whether napping has benefits and you’ll likely hear a resounding «yes,» particularly for the child’s mood, energy levels, and school performance. New research from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Irvine, published in the journal SLEEP backs up that parental insight. A study of nearly 3,000 fourth,…

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New records show spread of parasitic deer flies across the US

With flattened bodies, grabbing forelegs and deciduous wings, deer keds do not look like your typical fly. These parasites of deer — which occasionally bite humans — are more widely distributed across the U.S. than previously thought, according to Penn State entomologists, who caution that deer keds may transmit disease-causing bacteria. «It was more or…

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Richtsmeier receives anatomist’s science award

IMAGE: Joan Richtsmeier, distinguished professor of anthropology, Penn State. view more  Credit: Penn State Joan Richtsmeier, distinguished professor of anthropology, is the recipient of the American Association of Anatomists’ 2019 Henry Gray Scientific Achievement Award. The award is the AAA’s most prestigious scientific award, presented annually to a member in recognition of unique and meritorious contributions…

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Grateful heart patient gives $1.5 million gift to Loyola Medicine Cardiology Division

IMAGE: Grateful for the exceptional care he received from Loyola Medicine cardiologist David Wilber, MD, FAHA, FACC, heart patient Donald Scott and his wife Susan have made a… view more  Credit: Loyola Medicine MAYWOOD, IL — Grateful for the exceptional care he received from Loyola Medicine cardiologist David Wilber, MD, FAHA, FACC, heart patient Donald Scott…

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Research reveals role of fat storage cells in anti-obesity intervention

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — New research from a team at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine establishes a role of adipocyte Na/K-ATPase signaling in worsening obesity and its companion diseases, including neurodegeneration and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), that was enhanced by specific targeting of NaKtide, an antagonist of Na/K-ATPase signaling, to the adipocyte. The…

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