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Stay healthy during World Cup

June 15, 2018
Stay healthy during World Cup

If you’ve got a case of World Cup fever, you might find yourself attending watch parties or even kicking around a soccer ball with friends and family over the next few weeks. However you decide to join in on the excitement, try these tips from other sporting events that our Baylor College of Medicine experts [...]

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Test-taking can be tough for kids with vision problems

June 14, 2018
Test-taking can be tough for kids with vision problems

The study included 85 children, average age 10. Of those, 47 had lazy eye (amblyopia), 18 had been treated for crossed eyes (strabismus), and 20 had no vision issues. Lazy eye is when one eye does not develop normal sight during childhood, often because of crossed eyes. Without treatment, these children will never see well [...]

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Systemic racism needs more examination related to health – researcher

June 8, 2018
Systemic racism needs more examination related to health – researcher

Although the discipline of public health has recently recognised racism as a social determinant of health, little research examines the issue related to systems and structures. Researcher Billie Castle, a post-doctoral associate in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioural Sciences, University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences,  conducted a literature review [...]

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Vietnam tightens border screening vs Ebola

June 4, 2018
Vietnam tightens border screening vs Ebola

According to report from Vietnam News Agency (VNA), Vietnam is reinforcing screening at border gates and hospitals in Vietnam in bid to spot people suspected to contract the deadly virus Ebola, particularly those who return from affected areas. The information was heard during a meeting held by the Ministry of Health’s Vietnam Public Health Emergency [...]

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Study finds musicians and bilinguals have more efficient brains

June 1, 2018
Study finds musicians and bilinguals have more efficient brains

If you want to train your brains to become more efficient you just need to study music or learn a foreign language according to a new study. The research entitled “Different neural activities support auditory working memory in musicians and bilinguals,” was published by the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Researchers looked at the brains [...]

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Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala traced to Bangladesh strain

June 1, 2018
Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala traced to Bangladesh strain

The deadly Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala, India has already claimed 15 lives as of May. Scientists at the National Institute of Virology have confirmed, after decoding the full genome of the virus taken from the throat swab sample of a patient, that the Bangladesh strain of Nipah virus (NiV) is responsible for the outbreak. [...]

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Shuwen Biotech to develop companion diagnostics for Bliss Bio

May 30, 2018
Shuwen Biotech to develop companion diagnostics for Bliss Bio

China-based Shuwen Biotech Co Ltd, a diagnostic company providing products and services has signed a partnership agreement with Bliss Biopharmaceutical Co, Ltd (Bliss Bio), a company involved in the discovery, development and commercialisation of biotherapeutics for medical needs. Shuwen has agreed to develop companion diagnostics for Bliss’s oncology drug candidates; and to provide testing services [...]

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WHO: Snake bites a global health priority

May 28, 2018
WHO: Snake bites a global health priority

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently passed a new resolution stating that snake bites have become a “global health priority”. According to The WHO complications caused by these attacks make the phenomenon one of the most overlooked of tropical diseases. The world health body is set to provide cheaper antidotes and training in its plan [...]

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Agendia and Angsana work towards breast cancer testing in Southeast Asia

May 25, 2018
Agendia and Angsana work towards breast cancer testing in Southeast Asia

Agendia, Inc., a world leader in personalized medicine and molecular cancer diagnostics, and Angsana Molecular & Diagnostics Laboratory Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Parkway Pantai, announce a partnership to market the MammaPrint Breast Cancer Risk of Recurrence test and the BluePrint Molecular Subtyping test to physicians across Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei and Myanmar. [...]

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Ebola patients escape from treatment facility in Congo

May 25, 2018
Ebola patients escape from treatment facility in Congo

Aid agency Doctors Without Borders said that two Ebola patients left a treatment center in the Democratic Republic of Congo amidst fear of the virus spreading rapidly. The two left the health facility in Mbandaka with help from their families during the night said Rosie Slater, a spokeswoman for Doctors Without Borders, or MSF, an acronym [...]

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