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Friday 26th May 2017

Some Of The Best Websites For Seniors To Find New Ways To Get Up, Get Out And Meet Up In 2017

Opportunities abound today for older adults to get up, get out and meet up. And whatever activity you choose, the Internet has no doubt made it easier than ever for older adults to connect with friends, family and their communities and to find out what passions they may want to pursue in retirement.

Astrocytes shown to regulate how much we eat.

It is known that neurons in an area of the brain called the hypothalamus control how much an animal eats. However, it is not clear what role other brain cells, such as glial cells, might play in influencing feeding. Glial cells do not send nerve impulses like neurons, as they mostly serve to support and protect the neurons.  Now, researchers

Autistic Children Don't Benefit From Special Diets And Supplements, Study Shows

Gluten-free, casein-free diets may be popular for autistic children, but there's no evidence it's doing them any good.

Sugar Feeds Some Kinds of Lung Cancer Cells

Can cutting sugar reduce your risk of some kinds of lung cancer?

Congress Still Struggling to Craft Palatable Healthcare Bill

The Congressional Budget Office's estimates of the newest Affordable Care Act repeal-and-replace bill are even less rosy than before.

The unhappy couples after a cancer diagnosis

The couples I see for counseling are not always perfect, not that any couples ever are. But when cancer enters the relationship, for some couples, things get ugly and get ugly fast. I believe that we like to think that cancer makes people “better”; that people rise to the challenge and become the best they […]

NeoGenomics (Neo) Investor Presentation - Slideshow

Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA) Presents On Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension - Slideshow

The Zika Epidemic Began Long before Anyone Noticed

(Science News) – The Zika virus probably arrived in the Western Hemisphere from somewhere in the Pacific more than a year before it was detected, a new genetic analysis of the epidemic shows. Researchers also found that as Zika fanned … Read More

Gilead Is An Undervalued Dividend Machine

TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 26 May 2017

From The British Journal of Psychiatry, 2 May 2017. Controversy over exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome: key lessons for clinicians and academics Alex J Mitchell Professor of Psycho-Oncology and...

Digirad (DRAD) Presents At 18th Annual B. Riley & Co. Institutional Investor Conference - Slideshow

Second Sight Medical Products (EYES) Presents At 18th Annual B. Riley & Co. Institutional Investor Conference - Slideshow

Germany Vaccination: Fines Plan as Measles Cases Rise

(BBC) – The German government plans to introduce fines of up to €2,500 (£2,178; $2,806) for parents who refuse to get their children vaccinated. Health Minister Hermann Gröhe said it was necessary to tighten the law because of a measles … Read More

Influx of Elderly Patients Forces ER to Practice Comfort Care

(Kaiser Health News) – Half of adults in this age group visit the ER in their last month of life, according to a study in the journal Health Affairs. Of those, half die in the hospital, the study found, even … Read More

Therapy Focus - Not Quite The Hammer For Sickle Cell Disease

‘Every Year, I Give Birth’: Why War Is Driving a Contraception Crisis in Sudan

(The Guardian) – It has also meant a severe lack of maternal healthcare. There is no local midwife, and Sebila lives five hours’ drive from a hospital, in a region where cars are a rare luxury. Women told me of … Read More

Agios, Amigos!

Global Survey Says Magic Mushrooms Are The Safest Recreational Drug

Hallucinogenic fungus may not only be one of the most therapeutically valuable of 'recreational' drugs (and arguably most colorful-looking), but also the safest.

Year-Long Study Tracks the Microbiome of a Newly Opened Hospital

(Medical Xpress) – A 12-month study mapping bacterial diversity within a hospital—with a focus on the flow of microbes between patients, staff and surfaces—should help hospitals worldwide better understand how to encourage beneficial microbial interactions and decrease potentially harmful contact. … Read More

Editas: The Long Haul Ahead

It’s Not Pain But ‘Existential Distress’ That Leads People to Assisted Suicide, Study Suggests

(Washington Post) – Allowing assisted dying to come into the open has helped us gain insights about one of the most fundamental questions of our existence: where humans draw the line between choosing life and choosing death. But a study released Wednesday in … Read More

Spark Therapeutics: Upcoming FDA Catalyst

Consumers Find “Organic” and “GMO” Less Important in Healthy Eating

A new survey suggests that most Americans are confused about what counts as a healthy ...

3 Things In Biotech You Should Learn Today: May 26, 2017

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