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Girls who menstruate before 12 at heart attack risk

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/01/2018
The findings came from a University of Oxford study. Earlier menstruation has been previously linked to reduced blood flow, lowering oxygen levels in the brain and causing tissue death.

Dr. Ronald Fieve, 87, Dies; Pioneered Lithium to Treat Mood Swings

New York Times - 15/01/2018
Dr. Fieve and a colleague identified lithium as the first naturally occurring medication to prevent and control a specific psychiatric disorder.

Heart valve from cow tissue avoids lifetime on pills

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/01/2018
Dr Annie Elliott, 64, a former GP and acupuncturist from near Market Harborough, Leicestershire, had a new type of valve. She tells CAROL DAVIS her story.

Man rips hole in his throat trying to stifle sneeze

ABC Australia - 15/01/2018
A British man ruptures his own throat trying to suppress a powerful sneeze, prompting doctors to warn against holding back when you feel your nose start to tickle.

Ready-made varieties were a healthy choice? Think again...

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/01/2018
As the weather gets even colder, almost nothing beats a bowl of hot soup — and more of us are turning to the ready-made variety. We rate the healthiest options in the supermarkets.

Heart rates rocketed for Vikings and Saints fans

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/01/2018
The Apple Watch monitors heart rates and tells its wearers when their pulses are abnormal. The exciting conclusion of Sunday's game got heart rates going, triggering warnings from the watches.

Student hospitalized for 106 days after eating a sandwich

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/01/2018
Alec Hebblethwaite, 14, of Osage, Missouri hospitalized for nearly four months after damaging his esophagus while eating a sandwich. It transpired his reaction was caused by a rare autoimmune disease.

Cycling does not negatively impact sexual and urinary health finds study

News Medical (Australia) - 15/01/2018
A latest study has found that long hours of cycling do not negatively impact sexual and urinary health in men unlike popular belief. The researchers find that the benefits that cycling has on the cardiovascular system of individuals far outweighs any perceived potential risks. The study from the Department of Urology, University of California-San Francisco was published in the latest issue of the Journal of Urology.

Fatty Western diets make prostate cancer more aggressive

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/01/2018
Researchers at Harvard and Beth Israel have made a 'breakthrough' discovery about how prostate cancer is fueled.

Surfers more likely to get antibiotic resistant E. coli in their guts

News Medical (Australia) - 15/01/2018
A new study has found that surfers and body boarders are more likely to get antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli (E. coli) in their guts compared to non-surfers. The study from the researchers at the University of Exeter was published in the January 2018 issue of the journal Environment International.

Model left suicidal by psoriasis feels saved by cream

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/01/2018
Victoria Fine, from Norwich, spent 15 years in agony and her condition robbed her of her job, modelling dream, social life and love life. Then she found a steroid-free lotion that's made her 95% clear.

"Baby brain" a real clinical entity finds study

News Medical (Australia) - 15/01/2018
Pregnant women are often forgetful and inattentive. This is called “baby brain” and has been recognized as a real entity by researchers now.

Whole of Britain to be put on a diet plan come March

News Medical (Australia) - 15/01/2018
New Year resolutions have not been broken yet and Public Health England is coming up with a set of new guidelines for healthier eating. The entire country needs to watch calories and PHE is coming up with the “calorie caps” on all meals come March this year.

Youth using alternative tobacco products are more likely to smoke one year later

Science Daily (US) - 15/01/2018
Nonsmoking adolescents who use e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or tobacco water pipes are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes within a year, according to new research.

Key player in cell metabolism identified

Science Daily (US) - 15/01/2018
Researchers have identified a key role for EXD2 in protein production in the mitochondria, the cellular organelles responsible for the majority of energy generation.

'Aussie' flu cases rocket by 35%, official figures reveal

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/01/2018
Some 4,128 were struck down across England last week - compared to the 3,044 new cases recorded the week before, according to new figures released by Public Health England.

Is deadly bacteria lurking in your dishwasher?

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/01/2018
Researchers from the University of Ljubljana, in Slovenia, found the kitchen staple can contain E.coli, which causes life-threatening food poisoning, and pathogens linked to urinary tract infections.

Veteran with gallstones was dismissed as a cocaine addict

Daily Mail (UK) - 15/01/2018
US Navy veteran Eric Walker, 47, was admitted to the emergency room at Dorn Veterans Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina, with severe abdominal pains. He was dismissed an hour later.

Biomaterials with 'logic gates' release therapeutics in response to environmental triggers

Science Daily (US) - 15/01/2018
Scientists have announced that they have built and tested a new biomaterial-based delivery system -- known as a hydrogel -- that will encase a desired cargo and dissolve to release its freight only when specific physiological conditions are met.

Remote-controlled cancer immunotherapy system

Science Daily (US) - 15/01/2018
A team of researchers has developed an ultrasound-based system that can non-invasively and remotely control genetic processes in live immune T cells so that they recognize and kill cancer cells.