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Antibiotics

Precious Antibiotics Still Used to Boost Animal Growth

Farmers in 45 countries still use antibiotics to boost animal growth, despite warnings from health experts and bans on the practice in many parts of the world, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday. Of 155 countries that reported data; for 2015 to 2017 in an OIE update on use of drugs…

Transfusion Medicine

Blood Cells Could Hold Master Clock Behind Aging

Blood cells could hold the key to aging, according to new research out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. In a study published in Aging Cell, researchers found human blood cells have an intrinsic clock that remains steady even after the transplant. The researchers say the clock could control human aging and may underlie…

Breast Pumps

Breast Pumps Could Be Transmitting Asthma

Mothers across the world use breast pump to pump put the milk that is fed to their babies. A new study has revealed that these pumps may not be safe and may contaminate with bacteria that can cause asthma in the babies later in life. The results of this study were published in the latest…

Language

Two Languages At Home Develop Advantages In Infants

The advantages of growing up in a bilingual home can start as early as six months of age. In the study, infants who are exposed to more than one language show better attentional control than infants who are exposed to only one language. This means that exposure to bilingual environments should consider a significant factor…

General surgery

Laughter May Be Best Medicine For Brain Surgery

Neuroscientists at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered a focal pathway in the brain that when electrically stimulated causes immediate laughter, followed by a sense of calm and happiness, even during awake brain surgery. The effects of stimulation are  observe in an epilepsy patient undergoing diagnostic monitoring for seizure diagnosis. These effects were then harnessed…

Opioid-related car crashes

Fatal Opioid-Related Car Crashes In Maryland

A new approach to defining opioid-related auto fatalities provides insight into the nature and distribution of opioid-involved deaths in the state of Maryland, say the authors of a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In their study, which appeared online Jan. 24 in the journal Accident Analysis and…

Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer Is Among The Ten Most Common Cancers

Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide, it is more frequent in men than women, and it usually appears at the age of 60. Early detection is essential to manage this disease, and it is possible since the most common sites for oral cancer; are very visible areas such as the tongue,…