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Shortage of Vitamin D in Childhood linked to Increased Risk of Artery Disease in adulthood

Shortage of Vitamin D in Childhood linked to Increased Risk of Artery Disease in adulthood

Lack of vitamin D during childhood can prove troublesome during adulthood, finds a new study. The researchers affirmed that children having lower level of vitamin D are at an increased risk of developing artery disease in their later lives.

In their previous studies, vitamin D shortage has been associated with heightened risk of stroke and heart attack. In the new study, the researchers have evaluated the data of 2,148 children aged three to 18.

AG shows concern over recent price hikes for Narcan kit

AG shows concern over recent price hikes for Narcan kit

As per Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, she’s concerned regarding recent price hikes of a drug used to reverse heroin overdoses. Healey’s office sent a letter to California-based Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc. and asked for more information regarding the cost of the drug naloxone, also sold under the brand name Narcan.

Syphilis or HIV can be Detected using New Smartphone Accessory

Syphilis or HIV can be Detected using New Smartphone Accessory

Columbia University engineers have invented a new smartphone accessory that has ability to detect three markers for sexually transmitted diseases by only pricking a finger. The dongle only takes minimum 15 minutes to inform if a person has either syphilis or HIV.

According to the researchers, it might be used as a fast diagnoses in poor countries. The dongle attaches to a smartphone through the audio jack. In Rwanda, where mother-to-child STD transmission is high, researchers tested the concept.

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Nebraska health officials report 215 cases of whooping cough

Nebraska health officials report 215 cases of whooping cough

Around 215 cases of whooping cough have been reported in Nebraska for January. Fearing that this number will continue to rise, the Nebraska health officials are encouraging the parents to get their children vaccinated.

Dr. Joseph Acierno, chief medical officer and director of public health for the Department of Health and Human Services, said, "There were more than 200 whooping cough cases in January, which is higher than some of our total case numbers for previous years, and that's concerning".

New Eye-Tracking Technology Could Help Measure Severity of Concussions

New Eye-Tracking Technology Could Help Measure Severity of Concussions

Researchers reported that new eye-tracking technology could provide help to doctors in measuring the severity of concussions. The technology could also be helpful in measuring traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that sometimes are not easy to diagnose.

Researchers used an eye-tracking device on healthy individuals and people with brain injuries in order to measure whether the eyes moved in sync with each other. Doctors could use the technology to detect brain injuries in emergency rooms or even on the sidelines at sporting events.

People with single copy of KLOTHO’s Gene Variant tend to enjoy Longer Life Span, Sharp Memory

People with single copy of KLOTHO’s Gene Variant tend to enjoy Longer Life Span, Sharp Memory

A new study reported in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology on January 27 has revealed that a gene variant possessed by one of out of five people is linked with bigger forebrain, longer lifespan, and enhanced mental abilities.

The gene named KLOTHO provides the code to make the protein klotho, which is produced in both the kidneys and brain. The protein is responsible for regulating several different processes in the body.

Senator Mark Leno to restrict E-Cigarette consumption in California

Senator Mark Leno to restrict E-Cigarette consumption in California

A bill authored by Senator Mark Leno on Monday in the state Legislature asks for ban on e-cigarettes in public places. The bill aims to ban e-cigarettes from restaurants, bars and other workplaces in California where smoking is currently prohibited.

Leno addressed health concerns involved with the consumption of e-cigarettes and wants to make sure that these devices should be treated the same as regular cigarettes.

Community-driven health changes are becoming increasingly important: Bill Clinton

Community-driven health changes are becoming increasingly important: Bill Clinton

Community-driven health changes are becoming more and more vital and actual wellness transformation won't be accomplished without it, Former President Bill Clinton said.

Speaking at the James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center in Palm Springs last Saturday, Mr. Clinton said neighborhoods should partner with one other, while taking advantage of their own unique sources and possibilities, to fix their personal wellness issues.

Genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in Florida after FDA nod

Genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in Florida after FDA nod

Researchers could release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys in spring this year, if the effort to use such bugs against two viral diseases wins the U. S. Food & Drug Administration's approval.

Scientists behind the experimental project want to use the special mosquitoes against dengue and the chikungunya virus, which have become growing threats across the nation.

Fish not as bad as considered earlier for Pregnant Women: Study

Fish not as bad as considered earlier for Pregnant Women: Study

An all new study by the researchers from the University Of Rochester Medical Center has revealed that pregnant women can have fish as it is not as dangerous as previously believed. In fact, the fatty acids found in fish may actually protect the brain from potential mercury damage.

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