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Black death was not spread by rat fleas, say researchers | Science | The Observer Black death was not spread by rat fleas, say researchers | Science | The Observer Black death researchers extracted plague DNA from 14th century skulls found in east London. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Archaeologists and forensic scientists who have examined 25 skeletons unearthed in the Clerkenwell area of London a year ago believe they have uncovered the truth about the nature of the Black Death that ravaged Britain and Europe in the mid-14th century.
4 March 2014Last updated at 01:21 GMT By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service The virus was inactive for more than 30,000 years until it was revived in a laboratory in France An ancient virus has come back to life after lying dormant for at least 30,000 years, scientists say. News - 30,000-year-old giant virus 'comes back to life' News - 30,000-year-old giant virus 'comes back to life'
10 Vestigial Traits You Didn't Know You Had 10 Vestigial Traits You Didn't Know You Had Let's not forget that crease between the middle of your upper lip and your nose (the philtrum), left over from the days when we had a split down the middle of our snout like rodents, cats, dogs, etc. (Why did that evolve, anyway? Reptiles don't have it...) Also, on the subject of male nipples:
Bionic hand allows amputee to feel again Bionic hand allows amputee to feel again Nine years after a Denmark man lost his left hand, electrodes surgically implanted in his nerves and connected to a prosthetic hand have allowed him to feel again. Researchers from Ècole Polytechnique Fédéral De Lausanne, in Switzerland and the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, in Italy, implanted the electrodes into the amputee's arm in February 2013. The study, published Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine, details the first time sensory feedback has been restored allowing an amputee to control an artificial limb in real-time. Dennis Aabo Sørensen lost his left hand after a firework exploded during a New Year's Eve celebration in 2004. On a whim, Sørensen said he took part in a clinical study where researchers implanted electrodes the size of a pin, into his left arm.
Woman Dies, Nurse Refuses to Give CPR, Independent Living Community Bulletin Today | News Roundups Print “Is there anybody willing to help this lady and not let her die?” That was the plea of a fire department dispatcher in Bakersfield, Calif., on Feb. 26 when she learned that the nurse on the other end of the line would not perform CPR on Lorraine Bayless, an 87-year-old resident of the Glenwood Gardens independent living facility. Woman Dies, Nurse Refuses to Give CPR, Independent Living Community
Chill Out: Frozen Foods Are Just Fine Chill Out: Frozen Foods Are Just Fine Illustration: Mark Matcho So imagine this: You're out for dinner at a trendy restaurant. You know the type—its name is a verb, the glasses are mason jars, and the date is printed at the top of the menu in Courier font. Scanning the dishes, you notice the following: Housemade tagliatelle/local chèvre/canned tomatoes/frozen bell peppers
8-Year Old Doesn't Age Due to Rare Condition 8-Year Old Doesn't Age Due to Rare Condition Gabby Williams is eight years old but has the skin of a newborn and only weighs 11 lbs. An ultra-rare genetic condition, for which doctors have no discernible explanation, keeps Williams from physically aging and has her parents caring for her nearly the same as the day she was born. Williams shares her rare condition with only a handful of people around the world, including a 29-year-old man from Florida who has the body of a 10-year-old, and a 31-year-old Brazilian woman who appears no older than two.
State of U.S. health 'mediocre': report State of U.S. health 'mediocre': report CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United States is falling behind its economic peers in most measures of health, despite making gains in the past two decades, according to a sweeping study of data from 34 countries. Although Americans are living longer, with overall U.S. life expectancy increasing to 78.2 in 2010 from 75.2 in 1990, increases in psychiatric disorders, substance abuse and conditions that cause back, muscle and joint pain mean many do not feel well enough to enjoy those added years of life. "Despite a level of health expenditures that would have seemed unthinkable a generation ago, the health of the U.S. population has improved only gradually and has fallen behind the pace of progress in many other wealthy nations," Dr.
Regular sunscreen use slows skin aging, study shows A new skin study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine confirms what doctors have long preached. Daily, year-round sunscreen use can significantly slow the skin's aging process by as much as 24 percent. (June 3) A new study from Australia provides the strongest evidence yet that regular sunscreen use helps keep skin looking younger. While dermatologists have long believed sunscreen fights wrinkling, the study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine is the first to demonstrate it in a years-long human trial. Regular sunscreen use slows skin aging, study shows
Colorado marijuana regulations signed into law DENVER (AP) — A set of laws to govern how recreational marijuana should be grown, sold and taxed was signed into law Tuesday in Colorado, where Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper called the laws the state's best attempt to navigate the uncharted territory of legalized recreational pot. The laws cover how the drug should be raised and packaged, with purchasing limits for out-of-state visitors and a new marijuana driving limit as an analogy to blood alcohol levels. Hickenlooper didn't support marijuana legalization last year, but he praised the regulatory package as a good first crack at safely overseeing the drug. "Recreational marijuana is really a completely new entity," Hickenlooper said, calling the pot rules "commonsense" oversight, such as required potency labeling and a requirement that marijuana is to be sold in child-proof opaque packing with labels clearly stating the drug may not be safe. Colorado voters approved recreational marijuana as a constitutional amendment last year. Colorado marijuana regulations signed into law
Family Medical Costs Still Rising The good news is health care costs are going up more slowly. The bad news is that families continue to see larger medical bills. The typical cost to cover a family of four now exceeds $22,000, including the amount paid in insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs, according to the latest Milliman Medical Index for 2013. Milliman, an actuarial and benefits consultant, puts the cost at slightly less than the amount a family might pay to send a child to an in-state public college for a year.
By Robert Christie | May 14, 2013 08:48 AM EDT 39-year old Colin Fielder from Victoria, Australia was clinically dead for 40 minutes—that is until a new resuscitation technique from The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne brought him back to life (Photo : REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado) 39-year old Colin Fielder from Victoria, Australia was clinically dead for 40 minutes—that is until a new resuscitation technique from The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne brought him back to life, according to Herald Sun . The new technique is one of two being performed by the hospital. Australian Man Dead for 40 Minutes Brought Back to Life By New Resuscitation Technique : News : Headlines & Global News
At the Human Performance Institute, Division of Wellness and Prevention, Inc., in Orlando, FL, our clients are high-performing professionals from a variety of industries. These men and women face incessant demands on their time, along with the pressure to perform at high levels and balance their careers and personal lives. From our work with elite performers, we have learned that managing energy is the key to sustaining high performance. However, when facing seemingly infinite demands, one’s ability to manage and expand physical energy can be severely compromised. HIGH-INTENSITY CIRCUIT TRAINING USING BODY WEIGHT: Maximum R... : ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal
UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger
As part of the Obama administration’s work to make our health care system more affordable and accountable, data are being released that summarize the utilization and payments for procedures and services provided to Medicare fee-for service beneficiaries by specific inpatient and outpatient hospitals, physicians, and other suppliers. These data include information for the 100 most common inpatient services, 30 common outpatient services, and all physician and other supplier procedures and services performed on 11 or more Medicare beneficiaries. Providers determine what they will charge for items,services, and procedures provided to patients and these charges are the amount the providers bill for an item, service, or procedure. Please use the navigation bar to the left to view more information on the inpatient, outpatient, and physician and other supplier analyses and to access the data for download. Medicare Provider Charge Data - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Cut salt, add potassium, live longer, researchers say If people cut their salt intake and increased their intake of potassium by eating more fruits and vegetables, millions of lives around the world could be saved every year, says research out today. These dietary changes would lower people's blood pressure, which would reduce their risk of having a stroke or heart attack, according to the findings published on bmj.com. To take an in-depth look at the topic, British researchers and other experts from around the world analyzed dozens of international studies on salt and potassium and high blood pressure. High blood pressure is defined as a reading greater than or equal to 140/90. STORY: High salt intake linked to high blood pressure in kids STORY: Millions of people don't have their blood pressure under control
Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us
FDA Requires Lower Doses for Sleep Drugs
US teen invents advanced cancer test using Google
New technology can print 3D blood vessels in mere seconds , AniNews.in
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Testicles Of Yogurt-Eating Mice Shown Bigger, And Researchers Credit Probiotics
Chocolate Can Make You Thinner
Music training has biological impact on aging process
Susan G. Komen Pink Slips Planned Parenthood -- Who, What And Why?
Migration in America: The Great Human Capital Swap-Meet
Mystery skin disease Morgellons has no clear cause, CDC study says
Lifetime Medical Costs of Obesity: Prevention No Cure for Increasing Health Expenditure
High Fructose Corn Syrup By Any Other Name
Controversial BPA found in canned kids' foods - Health - Children's health
Radiation Overdose at the Airport
Edmonton - Study finds no cancer link with kids, cellphones - CTV News
South Korean scientists create glowing dog - report | Oddly Enough
Study Finds Benefits in Health Insurance for the Poor
Food Freezing Technology Preserves Human Teeth. Organs Next?
Ranking 37th — Measuring the Performance of the U.S. Health Care System | Health Policy and Reform
Ranking 37th — Measuring the Performance of the U.S. Health Care System | Health Policy and Reform
Cancer death rate gap widens based on education
Watching 'Jersey Shore' might make you dumber, study suggests
Why 'diet' food is so unsatisfying
Study: New discovery on how infertility occurs - and why caffeine plays a role - National Health News
Research holds promise of harnessing life-extending benefits of spartan diet -- on a full stomach
Praise the lard? Study links church to obesity - Health - Diet and nutrition
England 'healthier than the US'
A cure for the common cold may finally be achieved as a result of a remarkable discovery in a Cambridge laboratory - Science, News
Common weed petty spurge 'could treat' skin cancer
Life Expectancy Gains in U.S. Fail to Keep Pace With Peers
Vaccine study's author held related patent, medical journal reports
What the U.S. Can Learn from the Dutch About Teen Sex – TIME Healthland
Ecuadorean Villagers May Hold Secret to Longevity
Most Pesticide Laden Produce of 2010
Health | Masturbation 'cuts cancer risk'
Insurance commissioners to vote on medial loss ratio rule - Oct. 18, 2010