WPXI Pittsburgh No cure,yet, but scientists may have found the cause of dyslexiaWPXI PittsburghResearchers from universities in France recently conducted an experiment, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, to determine how the cells in the eyes may affect the brain. To do so, they examined the... Read more
New York Post Stress is as awful for your body as cheeseburgers and chocolate barsNew York PostIf you’re stressing over whether to order those waffle fries, don’t. The damage has already been done. Stress may be just as bad for our digestion as a fattening diet, according to a... Read more
AZCentral.com University of Arizona doctor’s research could buy time for snake bite victimsAZCentral.comTUCSON — A researcher at the University of Arizona is experimenting with a new therapy to help treat rattlesnake bites. The Arizona Daily Star reports Dr. Vance G. Nielsen hopes once ready for humans, the therapy will... Read more
CBS News California declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreakCBS NewsSACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday due to a lack of vaccines in a deadly hepatitis A outbreak in several California counties, CBS Los Angeles reports. The declaration allows the state... Read more
News-Medical.net C-section kids could be at greater risk of being overweight due to differences in their gut bacteriaNews-Medical.netResearchers from NYU School of Medicine studied the effects of Caesarean section on the weights of the offspring in laboratory mice and found that they are more at risk of becoming overweight... Read more
Chicago Tribune Knowingly infecting others with HIV is no longer a felony in CaliforniaChicago TribuneCalifornia lawmakers have passed legislation to reduce the penalty for those who knowingly or intentionally expose others to HIV without their knowledge, rolling back a law that mostly affected sex workers. The bill, SB 239,... Read more
ReliaWire Smart Bandage Could Regenerate Tissue Three Times FasterReliaWireA smart bandage that could someday heal chronic wounds or battlefield injuries faster has been designed by researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Harvard Medical School and MIT. The device is made up of electrically conductive fibers …Researchers Develop ‘Smart’ Bandage... Read more
Wink News Cigna to stop covering most OxyContin prescriptionsWink NewsNEW YORK (CNN) In an attempt to reduce opioid use amid a nationwide abuse epidemic, insurance giant Cigna will no longer cover most OxyContin prescriptions in its group plans beginning January 1. “Our focus is on helping customers get the... Read more
Daily Star Adding THIS to your diet is the secret to weight loss, scientists revealDaily StarDrinking tea is a national pastime in the UK – but it could also be the key to weight loss. A new study has revealed that drinking english breakfast tea can promote weight loss... Read more
Lexington Herald Leader Over 100 nurses stage 1-day strike at Pittsfield hospitalLexington Herald LeaderMore than 100 nurses are picketing outside Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield during a one-day strike. The Berkshire Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/2xegdew ) the nurses on Tuesday are calling for more staff at the hospital, saying current... Read more