Latest science news in Health & Medicine

Household data may be leading development astray

1 hour ago from SciDev

Social scientists are needed when designing surveys to help ensure results mirror reality, meeting hears.

Dead hearts transplanted into living patients in world first

4 hours ago from The Guardian - Science

Breakthrough by Australian surgeons at St Vincents hospital could save the lives of 30% more heart transplant patients Continue reading...

Doctor tests positive for Ebola virus in New York City

5 hours ago from UPI

Annie MartinNEW YORK, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Doctor Craig Spencer tested positive for Ebola virus Thursday in New York City.

Lauren Conrad debuts short haircut on Instagram

7 hours ago from UPI

Annie MartinLOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Lauren Conrad showed off her "first haircut in years" Wednesday on Instagram.

The New Old Age Blog: When Death Approaches Again

8 hours ago from NY Times Health

Survivors of the Holocaust pose special challenges for caregivers at the end of life.

Ebola blood-therapy team in place as crisis spreads in West Africa

10 hours ago from UPI

ZP HellerCONAKRY, Guinea, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- In Guinea, an international team of scientists is working to determine whether the blood of Ebola survivors can be used effectively to treat...

Betty White educates seniors about redeeming unwanted life insurance

10 hours ago from UPI

Karen ButlerLOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Comic actress Betty White can now be seen in an online video campaign educating senior citizens about how they can redeem unwanted life...

Zelda Williams honors father Robin Williams with tattoos

11 hours ago from UPI

Annie MartinLOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Zelda Williams honored father and late actor Robin Williams by tattooing his birthdate and a hummingbird on her right hand.

Troublemaking HER3 Enzyme Trashed

11 hours ago from C&EN

Drug Discovery: Cancer-causing pseudokinase directed to cellular garbage can

Ferns communicate to decide their sexes

12 hours ago from News @ Nature

Older generations release pheromones to balance the sex ratio in youngsters.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16214

Gene identified for immune system reset after infection

13 hours ago from Physorg

When pathogenic bacteria like Salmonella or Staphylococcus invade a host, the host organism should respond by going into a state of high alert, altering its metabolism to defend against the...

Family of Dallas nurse Amber Vinson says she's free of Ebola

13 hours ago from UPI

Brooks HaysDALLAS, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- According to a statement released Wednesday by the family of Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse is now free of the Ebola virus.

Cancer cells can ‘infect’ normal neighbours

13 hours ago from News @ Nature

Tiny RNAs shed by tumours can transform healthy cells into cancerous ones.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16212

S. Korea sees trouble ahead: a low birthrate

14 hours ago from UPI

Ed AdamczykSEOUL, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- South Korea's future includes a smaller and older population because of one of the world's lowest birthrates and no encouragement of immigration.

Herbal Medicines Found To Have Dangerous Levels Of Toxic Mold

14 hours ago from Scientific Blogging

Up to 64% of people worldwide use medicinal plants to treat illnesses and relieve pain, and the herbal medicine market is worth $60 billion annually. Despite the increasing popularity of...

Disabled People In The US Have Poor Nutrition

14 hours ago from Scientific Blogging

A new study finds that though most U.S. adults fail to meet recommended daily levels of 10 key nutrients, those with disabilities do substantially worse. At least 10 percent of U.S....

Too good a mood to work and other strangest sick day excuses

14 hours ago from UPI

Ben HooperCHICAGO, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The oddest excuses U.S. workers have given for missing work include getting stuck in a blood pressure machine and accidentally boarding a plane, a...

Well: Giving the Doctor a Second Chance

14 hours ago from NY Times Health

“Someone had said you were a good doctor,” my patient said derisively, “but I was not impressed.” What had I done?

Swiss scientists determine comet's 'perfume'

15 hours ago from AP Science

Rotten eggs, horse urine, formaldehyde, bitter almonds, alcohol, vinegar and a hint of sweet ether....

Elizabeth Warren on potential presidential run: 'I don't think so'

15 hours ago from UPI

Matt BradwellWASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Despite the seemingly universal support of Democrats, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren maintains she is not planning to run for president in 2016.

Viral-research moratorium called too broad

16 hours ago from News @ Nature

Us government ban on research into enhanced pathogens also affects flu surveillance and vaccine work.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16211

Fixing 'Ebolanomics' in pursuit of vaccines and drugs

16 hours ago from Reuters:Science

LONDON (Reuters) - As researchers from Africa to China to America race to develop vaccines and treatments to fight Ebola, health experts are grappling with the economics of a disease...

Veterinarian cautions against using unnecessary over-the-counter drugs

17 hours ago from Physorg

If your small dog or cat has discoloration around the eye, be cautious when using over-the-counter medication to clear it up, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian.

Bus attack in Pakistan kills eight

17 hours ago from UPI

Ed AdamczykQUETTA, Pakistan, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- At least eight Shia Muslims of the minority Hazara community died after their bus was sprayed with gunfire Thursday in Quetta, Pakistan.

Prison for robber who stopped for cigarette

17 hours ago from UPI

Ben HooperAMBRIDGE, Pa., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania bank robber who took time out of fleeing police to get a cigarette from construction workers was sentenced to prison.

'I Hope to Die at 75': Famed Doc Ezekiel Emanuel Explains

17 hours ago from Live Science

Ezekiel Emanuel, a bioethicist who wrote a controversial article on aging in The Atlantic last month, explains why he doesn't want to fight death after age 75.

Brad Silbering, 'Jane The Virgin,' director inks overall deal with CBS studios

19 hours ago from UPI

Veronica LinaresLOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Brad Silbering has inked an overall deal with CBS studios days after the network announced it had ordered a full season of his...

How Gut Bacteria Ensure A Healthy Brain – and Could Play A Role In Treating Depression

20 hours ago from Scientific Blogging

Your second brain? Credit: hey__paul, CC BYBy Clio Korn, University of Oxford read more