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Mineral layer around avian flu pathogen may be the cause for human infections

Avian flu can be transmitted from birds to humans; transmission among humans, however, is limited. The reason may be an eggshell-like mineral layer that the virus acquires due to the high calcium ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Space.com Remembers Bruno Gulotta, Friend and Colleague Killed in Barcelona Attack

Bruno Gulotta, 35, an employee of Tom's Hardware Italy, owned by Space.com parent company Purch, was on holiday in Barcelona, Spain, when he was struck and killed by a van that also took the ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from SPACE.com

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Hypertension during pregnancy may affect women's long-term cardiovascular health

Women who experience hypertension during pregnancy face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a new study.

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Vietnam battles dengue outbreaks with 42 percent more cases

Vietnam has been battling raging dengue fever outbreaks with more than 10,000 new infections reported over the past week stretching its medical system.

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Clinical signs best predictors of mortality in critically ill calves

Clinical signs such as gastrointestinal problems or septic arthritis may be better predictors of mortality in neonatal calves with diarrhea than blood pH levels and other laboratory findings, ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Alzheimer's may be detected early, via eye exam

Presently, for a definitive diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, doctors have to perform a PET scan of patients' brains. Not only is it expensive, but it also requires the patient to be ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Gizmag

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Drug resistance in an intestinal parasite of piglets confirmed for the first time

The parasite Cystoisospora suis causes diarrhea in pigs, especially in newborn piglets, and is capable of quickly spreading across farms. For this reason, pig farmers in Europe preventively ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Speedy test for Lyme disease could help us treat it in time

Lyme disease needs to be treated quickly, but it can be hard to tell it apart from other conditions. Now a test could help diagnose the infection

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Newscientist

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Reduced kidney function linked to an increased risk of community-acquired infections

Individuals with reduced kidney function may be at increased risk of developing infections acquired in the community, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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6 out of 7 teens slip up on contact lens guidelines: CDC

(HealthDay)—About 6 out of 7 U.S. teens with contact lenses use them improperly, upping their odds for serious eye infections, government health officials say.

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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