‘Intensive’ beekeeping not to blame for common bee diseases – Science Daily

More "intensive" beekeeping does not raise the risk of diseases that harm or kill the insects, new research suggests. Intensive agriculture -- where animals or plants are kept crowded together in very high densities -- is thought to result in higher rates of disease spreading. But researchers from the University of Exeter and the University…
Preventing biofilm formation to reduce the risk of hospital infections – Medical Xpress

Preventing biofilm formation to reduce the risk of hospital infections – Medical Xpress

ediments on catheters consist of calcium crystals, biofilm material with bacteria, red blood cells and immune cells (greenish). [colored SEM image, 4000× magnification]. Credit: Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology Some people who are hospitalized feel worse rather than better. On average, 7 percent of all patients in industrial countries are affected by…
Exercise may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease progression – Healio

Exercise may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease progression – Healio

Greater engagement in physical activity and lower vascular risk appeared to have protective effects on delaying the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, according to data presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference and published in JAMA Neurology. “Because there are no disease-modifying drugs for Alzheimer’s disease, it is important to find potentially modifiable risk factors that…
The ‘tumour-inducing’ 5G health hazard that doesn’t exist – The Independent

The ‘tumour-inducing’ 5G health hazard that doesn’t exist – The Independent

In 2000, the Broward County Public Schools in Florida received an alarming report. Like many affluent school districts at the time, Broward was considering laptops and wireless networks for its classrooms and 250,000 students. Were there any health risks to worry about? The district asked Bill Curry, a consultant and physicist, to study the matter. We’ll…
PCOS Challenge National Campaign Comes to Philadelphia to Bring Attention to Women’s Health Epidemic – PRNewswire

PCOS Challenge National Campaign Comes to Philadelphia to Bring Attention to Women’s Health Epidemic...

PHILADELPHIA, July 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Advocates, supporters, community leaders and healthcare providers join PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association to launch PCOS awareness effort in Philadelphia as part of an 11-city national campaign on Sunday, July 21st. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a serious genetic, hormone, metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects up…
Baby boy born three months premature ‘left to starve after doctors FORGOT to refer him for vital surgery’ – The Sun

Baby boy born three months premature ‘left to starve after doctors FORGOT to refer...

A MUM says her premature baby boy is being left to starve after doctors forgot to refer him for vital surgery. Little Hugo Sharp's parents were told he needed a gastrostomy tube inserted into his stomach to feed him. 7 Hugo Sharp was born three months prematurelyCredit: MEN Media 7 His parents Nikki and Scott…
Breastfeeding support cuts are leaving unpaid volunteers to fill the role of public health – The Conversation UK

Breastfeeding support cuts are leaving unpaid volunteers to fill the role of public health...

Support plays a vital role in enabling women to breastfeed for longer. It helps solve many different challenges, stops physical and emotional pain, and helps women feel accepted as part of a community. Yet across the UK, many breastfeeding support services have been cut. Austerity is usually cited, with policymakers failing to see that such…
Microdosing psychedelics: Does the evidence live up to the hype? – Medical News Today

Microdosing psychedelics: Does the evidence live up to the hype? – Medical News Today

New research reviews the evidence behind the benefits of drug 'microdosing' and suggests that more "rigorous, placebo-controlled clinical studies" are necessary. New research examines the benefits of the active compound in magic mushrooms. The practice of microdosing — that is, taking small doses of psychedelic drugs, such as psilocybin or N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), to improve mental…
Congo-Kinshasa: Refugees Blame Chronic Violence on Battle for Mineral Wealth – AllAfrica – Top Africa News

Congo-Kinshasa: Refugees Blame Chronic Violence on Battle for Mineral Wealth – AllAfrica – Top...

By Halima AthumaniFor decades, the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo -- the Ituri and North Kivu provinces especially -- has endured ethnic violence leaving thousands dead and many more seeking refuge in neighboring countries. Fifty-four-year-old Mwamoyo Shantal has lived in a Ugandan refugee settlement for six years now, after fleeing violence in Congo's North Kivu…
Africa: New Tool Finds Bed Net Use Spotty, Raising Malaria Risk – AllAfrica – Top Africa News

Africa: New Tool Finds Bed Net Use Spotty, Raising Malaria Risk – AllAfrica –...

By Kerry HensleyA new tool for monitoring bed net use reveals that people don’t use their bed nets consistently, which could contribute to the recent slowdown in progress in the fight against malaria. More than 400,000 people die from malaria each year, making it one of the world’s deadliest preventable diseases. Insecticide-treated bed nets are…