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Health & Wellness

Researchers Boost the Heart's Natural Ability to Recover After Heart Attack
Health & Wellness  (tags: Heart Disease, Heart Attacks, Fibroblasts, Endothelial Cells, Oxygen, Recovery, Research, UNC, School of Medicine )

Brian
- 1 day ago - medicalxpress.com
"Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine have discovered that cells called fibroblasts, which normally give rise to scar tissue after a heart attack, can be turned into endothelial cells, which generate blood vessels to supply oxygen..."
U.S. Lacks a Single Standard for Ebola Response
Health & Wellness  (tags: Body-Mind-Spirit, illness, disease, environment, ethics, family, children, medicine, news, prevention, protection, research, risks, safety, science, society, warning, women, babies )

Frank
- 6 days ago - usatoday.com
As Thomas Eric Duncan's family mourns the USA's first Ebola death in Dallas, one question reverberates over a series of apparent missteps in the case: Who is in charge of the response to Ebola?
With 2000+ Global Studies Affirming Safety, GM Foods Among Most Analyzed Subjects in Science
Health & Wellness  (tags: Biotechnology, Agricultural Biotechnology, Enhanced Crops, Artificial Selection, Traditional Breeding, Genetic Modification, Research, Studies, Conclusions, GMOs, Health, Food, Well-Being, Public Misconceptions )

Brian
- 8 days ago - geneticliteracyproject.org
"A popular weapon used by those critical of agricultural biotechnology is to claim that there has been little to no evaluation of the safety of GM crops and there is no scientific consensus on this issue. Those claims are simply not true."
Scientists Coax Human Embryonic Stem Cells Into Making Insulin
Health & Wellness  (tags: Diabetes, Insulin, Stem Cells, Research, Harvard )

Brian
- 9 days ago - npr.org
"A team of Harvard scientists said Thursday that they had finally found a way to turn human embryonic stem cells into cells that produce insulin. The long-sought advance could eventually lead to new ways to help millions of people with diabetes."
PBS Science Reporter: Fox's Ebola Coverage Is 'a Level of Ignorance We Should Not Allow' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Health & Wellness  (tags: ebola, scientists, media, Fox News, ethics, research, society, safety, risks, humans, medicine, health, news, protection )

Carrie
- 15 days ago - rawstory.com
Miles O'Brien, the science correspondent for PBS Newshour, lamented on Sunday that he was embarrassed at some of the coverage of Ebola on Fox News that had a "racial component," and seemed intended to scare viewers.
4 New Substances Identified as Carcinogens
Health & Wellness  (tags: world, technology, study, research, news, humans, environment, discovery, health, treatment, protection, health, illness, disease, cancer, substances, carcinogens, cleaning, solvent, wood, preservation, mixture, cancer-causing, substances )

Darren
- 15 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Heath and Human Services has added four new substances, including a cleaning solvent and a wood preservative mixture, to its list of cancer-causing substances
HOW ANIMALS GET HIGH (TEXT and VIDEOS)
Health & Wellness  (tags: animals, getting high, drugs, humans, research, science, prevention, interesting, news, health )

Carrie
- 16 days ago - animalnewyork.com
Everyone likes to get high. Whether from your morning cup of coffee, taking 2C-I to trip balls, or a surge of endocannabinoids after doing exercise, we love the feeling. This is rooted in a common chemistry that all creatures share.
Worried About Ebola? The Climate Poses a Bigger Danger to Humans
Health & Wellness  (tags: British Medical, Journal, world, environment, Ebola, climate change, health, humans, news, research, risks, warning )

Carrie
- 18 days ago - alternet.org
Ebola may be more dramatic, but climate change is a bigger threat to public health. That's the conclusion of the British Medical Journal (BMJ), a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal, publishing since 1840. This week it ran an editorial calling on...
Ways to Beat Breast Cancer: Top Tips on How Women Can Protect Themselves
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, warning, research, treatment, prevention, protection, risks, safety, society, Body-Mind-Spirit, family, health, healthcare, humans, investigation, medicine, news )

Frank
- 18 days ago - mirror.co.uk
One in every eight women will develop the disease during their lifetime but there are ways women can protect themselves against the disease
New Study Confirms That Respiratory Patients Benefit From Using the Lung Flute
Health & Wellness  (tags: COPD, treatment, lung flute, illness, interesting, humans, research, society, health, medicine, news )

Carrie
- 19 days ago - gizmag.com
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is one of the most common causes of death in the US. Often the result of smoking, it's characterized by a restriction of the airways.
Stanford Researchers Create 'Evolved' Protein That May Stop Cancer From Spreading
Health & Wellness  (tags: Cancer, Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Research, Treatment, Evolved Protein, Genetic Modification, DNA Sequences, BioEngineering, BioTechnology )

Brian
- 20 days ago - eurekalert.org
"Experimental therapy stopped the metastasis of breast and ovarian cancers in lab mice, pointing toward a safe and effective alternative to chemotherapy."
Cancer, Patented ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, research, Myriad cancer gene patent, risks, business, consumers, corruption, money )

Nancy
- 23 days ago - action.sumofus.org
Myriad, a US biotech company, just faced off against an Australian woman with breast cancer and won.
Bottle Vs. Tap: 7 Things to Know About Drinking Water
Health & Wellness  (tags: water, bottled water, environment, green, eco-friendly, health, research, protection, diet )

Michael
- 23 days ago - cbc.ca
Recent reports of drugs in our drinking water might have some people heading for the bottled water aisle of their nearest grocery store, but in most parts of Canada, choosing bottled water over tap is a matter of taste or convenience, not health.
Researchers Discover Off Switch for Aging Cells
Health & Wellness  (tags: Aging, Longevity, Cell Division, Telomeres, Research, Switch )

Brian
- 23 days ago - iflscience.com
"Researchers have discovered a switch that helps control the growth of telomeres -- the timekeepers of our cells. Flipping the switch could turn off aging cells and encourage healthy ones to keep generating later in life"
 

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