Scientists capture video of cells as they function inside organisms

Scientists capture video of cells as they function inside organisms

April 21 (UPI) — Scientists have adapted an optics technique used by astronomers to render biological processes at both the cellular and sub-cellular level in unprecedented detail. Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School worked together to build a next-generation microscope powered by “guide star” technology. “For the first […]

Why the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak affects mostly women

Why the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak affects mostly women

CLOSE A new outbreak of E. coli in 11 states has been linked by government investigators to bagged, chopped romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz. Consumer Reports is recommending—for the second time since January—that consumers avoid all romaine lettuce for Time Medical experts have wondered why women seem more susceptible to E. coli than men.(Photo: […]

Even Mild Brain Injuries May Increase Your Chances of Getting Parkinson's, Study Says

Even Mild Brain Injuries May Increase Your Chances of Getting Parkinson's, Study Says

Even relatively mild brain injuries may increase your risk of developing the neurodegenerative condition Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study. The research, which was published Wednesday in the journal Neurology, found a strong connection between traumatic brain injuries such as concussions and a heightened risk of Parkinson’s, regardless of the severity of the injuries. […]

Trash all romaine lettuce: It may have E. coli, CDC says

Trash all romaine lettuce: It may have E. coli, CDC says

Outbreak has sickened more than 50 people in several states The Associated Press PHOENIX — U.S. health officials are telling consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several […]

Shoppers told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

Shoppers told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

PHOENIX, Arizona (Associated Press) — U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded […]

Throw away your romaine lettuce, CDC says. It could be contaminated with E. coli.

Throw away your romaine lettuce, CDC says. It could be contaminated with E. coli.

PHOENIX — U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its warning about […]

Study: Big belly bad for your heart even if not obese

Study: Big belly bad for your heart even if not obese

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 — Even if you’re not obese, too much belly fat could harm your ticker, researchers report. “People with a normal weight but a fat belly have more chance of heart problems than people without a fat belly, even if they are obese according to BMI [body mass index],” said study author […]

KZN health department smashes world pap smear record

KZN health department smashes world pap smear record

The KwaZulu-Natal health department smashed an unusual record at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital in Durban on Saturday. It broke the world record for the highest number of pap smears performed in the same place in one day. More than 2‚000 women pitched up at the hospital to be screened for cervical cancer.The department said […]

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