A first step toward cracking the genetics of strabismus

A first step toward cracking the genetics of strabismus Strabismus is a common condition in which the eyes do not align properly, turning inward, outward, upward or downward. Two to four percent... Read more »

Complete makeover in fight of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Several new medicines have been found to be more effective than traditional ones used to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), according to a new international collaborative study led by Dr. Dick Menzies, senior... Read more »

Pregnant women can safely control weight gain through diet and lifestyle changes

Many overweight and obese women gain too much weight during pregnancy, further ratcheting up their already-increased risk of serious complications for themselves and their babies. A new group of trials funded by... Read more »

Stress wracks worm nerves, leaving lasting memories

Scientists stunted the puberty of male worms by starving them before they underwent sexual maturation. In a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, the scientists suggested that stress from starvation... Read more »

Dementia risk doubles right after a stroke

(Reuters Health) – People who have recently experienced a stroke may be more than twice as likely to develop dementia than individuals who haven’t had a stroke, a new study suggests. FILE... Read more »

Most U.S. colleges are not tobacco- and smoke-free

Most U.S. colleges are not tobacco- and smoke-free (Reuters Health) – Most U.S. four-year colleges and universities as well as community colleges don’t have tobacco-free or smoke-free policies on campus, a new... Read more »

Building a better brain-in-a-dish, faster and cheaper

Building a better brain-in-a-dish, faster and cheaper Writing in the current online issue of the journal Stem Cells and Development, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine describe development... Read more »

Building a better brain-in-a-dish, faster and cheaper

Building a better brain-in-a-dish, faster and cheaper Writing in the current online issue of the journal Stem Cells and Development, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine describe development... Read more »

Akcea Therapeutics to cut about 10 percent of workforce

Akcea Therapeutics to cut about 10 percent of workforce (Reuters) – Akcea Therapeutics Inc said on Thursday it planned to cut its workforce by about 10 percent after the U.S. health regulator... Read more »

Public health researchers warn of dietary supplements containing higenamine

Public health researchers warn of dietary supplements containing higenamine Less than two years after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) added higenamine to its list of substances prohibited in sport, an international team... Read more »