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1276 Articles Matching "human"

Testing Drugs On ‘Mini-Hearts’ Created In Labs Could Prevent Clinical Trials’ Harmful Consequences

Feb 24, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
A biomechanical engineer has created the first heart organoid that contains a hollow chamber, like one of the four in actual human hearts, that responds to stress hormones and beats with electrical activity. The innovation could open doors for safe and effective research. In other public health news: sepsis, fitness trackers, cancer treatments, measles, antidepressants, and supplements....
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FDA Cracks Down on Kratom Products

Feb 22, 2018 , WebMD
Kratom -- a plant that grows in Asia -- poses serious health risks, according to the FDA. Earlier this month, the agency declared that kratom acts like an opioid in the human...
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Some Viruses Produce Insulin-Like Hormones That Can Stimulate Human Cells -- And Have Potential To Cause Disease

Feb 22, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Every cell in your body responds to the hormone insulin, and if that process starts to fail, you get diabetes. In an unexpected finding, scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells. The discovery brings new p......
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Penn Engineers Test Drug Transfer Using Placenta-On-A-Chip

Feb 22, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science have demonstrated the feasibility of their "organ-on-a-chip" platform in studying how drugs are transported across the human placental barrier. Some maternally-administered medications can enter the fetal bloo......
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The Deeply Human Core Of Roche's $2.1 Billion Tech Acquisition -- And Why It Made It

Feb 21, 2018 , Forbes
Flatiron’s key insight was that, in cancer, at least half of the most important data in health records isn’t in structured data fields but rather in unstructured data, the free text fields of pathology reports and clinical notes, and extracting this information (at least today) requires...
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The Deeply Human Core of Roche's $2.1B Tech Acquisition - And Why They Did It

Feb 19, 2018 , Forbes
Flatiron’s key insight was that, in cancer, half or more of the most important data in health records isn’t in structured data fields, but rather in unstructured data, the free text fields of pathology reports and clinical notes, and extracting this information (at least today) requires...
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Tissue Paper Sensors Show Promise For Health Care, Entertainment, Robotics

Feb 16, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
University of Washington engineers have turned tissue paper - similar to toilet tissue - into a new kind of wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye and other human movement. The sensor is light, flexible and inexpensive, with potential applications in health care, entertainment an......
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World's first human case of H7N4 avian flu reported in China

Feb 16, 2018 , CNN Health
The first human case of the H7N4 strain of avian influenza has been reported in China, Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection announced Wednesday....
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China reports first human case of H7N4 bird flu

Feb 15, 2018 , Reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has reported the first human case of the H7N4 strain of bird flu in a woman in an eastern coastal province, though she has since recovered....
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Ick! Oregon Woman Is First-Ever Case of Human 'Eye Worm'

Feb 14, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Ick! Oregon Woman Is First-Ever Case of Human 'Eye Worm'Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2018 12:00:00...
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Ick! U.S. Woman Has First Case of Human 'Eye Worm'

Feb 14, 2018 , WebMD
For days, the woman's left eye felt irritated. It felt like there was a hair or something in her...
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Should Kids Be Required To Get The HPV Vaccine?

Feb 14, 2018 , Forbes
Florida is considering a bill that would make the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine mandatory for public school students. Could this be the cure for the low HPV vaccination rates shown by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Health of America...
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Cancer Prevention With HPV Vaccination

Feb 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Cervical cancer is preventable and is caused by persistent infection with Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Most sexually active adults will be infected with one or more types of HPV at some point in their lives and most of the time, those individuals will not know that they were ever infected. The peak......
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Insurers Signal Medicare Advantage Buyouts Ahead

Feb 13, 2018 , Forbes
Anthem, Humana and WellCare Health Plans say they will seek mergers and acquisitions to help grow their Medicare Advantage...
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‘Seoul virus’ can jump from pet rats to owners

Feb 13, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - People with pet rats should practice safe rodent handling and good hand hygiene to avoid catching a virus that can jump from rats to humans, infectious disease experts warn....
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Gut Bacteria: It Can Be Good, And Bad, For Health

Feb 10, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The human microbiome - the trillions of tiny bacteria that live in and on our bodies - is emerging as an increasingly important player in health and wellness. But, our co-existence with these organisms is complex, and scientists are learning that even minor changes in this relationship can lead to b......
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Human Eggs Grown In The Lab In World First

Feb 10, 2018 , Forbes
Human eggs have been created in the lab for the first time, bringing hope to thousands of women with...
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Scientists Create First Lab-Grown Human Eggs

Feb 10, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Scientists Create First Lab-Grown Human EggsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/9/2018 12:00:00...
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Scientists Create First Lab-Grown Human Eggs

Feb 10, 2018 , WebMD
U.K. researchers who created the first laboratory-grown human eggs say their achievement could lead to news ways to preserve the fertility of girls undergoing radiation or chemotherapy for...
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Advisory Committee On Heritable Disorders In Newborns And Children Recommends Nationwide Newborn Screening For Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Feb 10, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (ACHDNC) today recommended that newborn screening for spinal muscular atrophy be implemented nationwide. The recommendation now goes to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar for final approval. Spinal muscular atrophy (S......
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