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Engineered E. coli bacteria can help detect environmentally relevant concentrations of EDCs

Engineered E. coli bacteria can help detect environmentally relevant concentrations of EDCs

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have been implicated in the development of obesity, diabetes and cancer and are found in a wide array of products including pesticides, plastics and pharmaceuticals. [More]
Asthma related breathing issues may not be barrier to sporting success, study suggests

Asthma related breathing issues may not be barrier to sporting success, study suggests

Many British swimmers and some boxers won medals and achieved personal best performances at the Rio Olympic Games despite asthma related breathing issues. [More]
Vigilant monitoring by parents, caregivers could help prevent drowning among children

Vigilant monitoring by parents, caregivers could help prevent drowning among children

More children are coming to hospital emergency departments this summer for drownings or near-drownings, including at Penn State Children's Hospital, where staff members say they have seen more cases recently than they can recall in several years. [More]
US swimming pool inspections provide worrying statistics

US swimming pool inspections provide worrying statistics

A recent report by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that 80% of inspections of public aquatic venues in the United States found at least one violation of safety standards. Immediate closure is enforced on thousands of public pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds in the US every year as a result of safety concerns. [More]
Bacteria uses sensitive, nano-sized pump to transport magnesium

Bacteria uses sensitive, nano-sized pump to transport magnesium

Researchers at UiO and NCMM have discovered that the system used by bacteria to transport magnesium is so sensitive that it can detect a pinch of magnesium salt in a swimming pool. [More]
Stanford researchers develop machine for designing better contact lenses

Stanford researchers develop machine for designing better contact lenses

When contact lenses work really well, you forget they are on your eyes. You might not feel the same at the end of a long day staring at a computer screen. After too many hours of wear, the lenses and your eyes dry out, causing irritation that might outweigh the convenience of contacts. [More]
PolyU researchers develop novel biosensor for measuring glucose level in saliva

PolyU researchers develop novel biosensor for measuring glucose level in saliva

Diabetic patients have to monitor blood glucose regularly and frequently, but conventional method of taking blood sample for measuring glucose level is painful. It is therefore important to develop high performance biological sensors for monitoring the glucose level at a reasonable cost. [More]
Study identifies two key traits involved in development of obsessive-compulsive disorder

Study identifies two key traits involved in development of obsessive-compulsive disorder

Confusing reality with imagination and losing contact with reality are two key characteristics that could play a role in the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This is what we learn from a study conducted by researchers at the CIUSSS de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal (Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal) and the University of Montreal, the results of which were published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. [More]
Iron supplementation may increase risk of neurodegeneration, shows research

Iron supplementation may increase risk of neurodegeneration, shows research

Is it possible that too much iron in infant formula may potentially increase risk for neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's in adulthood -- and are teeth the window into the past that can help us tell? T [More]
UAB optometrist offers tips to keep eyes healthy during summer months

UAB optometrist offers tips to keep eyes healthy during summer months

While the warm summer months are perfect for spending time outside, several environmental factors can spell trouble for eyesight. One University of Alabama at Birmingham optometrist says knowledge of what to do, and what not to do, will keep eyes healthy. [More]
Fruit flies helping FAU researchers to discover novel genes responsible for neuroprotection

Fruit flies helping FAU researchers to discover novel genes responsible for neuroprotection

They're pesky and annoying when they get into your fruit, but Drosophila melanogaster, more affectionately known as the "fruit fly," are helping researchers at Florida Atlantic University to discover novel genes that are responsible for neuroprotection. [More]
Intensive behavioral intervention can help eliminate pica in autistic children

Intensive behavioral intervention can help eliminate pica in autistic children

Intensive behavioral intervention can be effective at eliminating pica, which is the repeated ingestion of inedible substances, researchers from Marcus Autism Center report. [More]
Young girls with vulvitis may be at increased risk of developing urinary tract infections

Young girls with vulvitis may be at increased risk of developing urinary tract infections

Young girls with an intense, red, itchy rash on their outer genital organs may be at increased risk of developing urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The treatment may be as simple as better hygiene and avoiding potential irritants such as bubble baths and swimming pools. [More]
Echo Therapeutics proposes to file investor presentation with SEC

Echo Therapeutics proposes to file investor presentation with SEC

Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECTE), a medical device company developing its Symphony® CGM System as a non-invasive, wireless continuous glucose monitoring system, today announced that it is filing an investor presentation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that comments on, among other things, the pending proxy contest by a dissident stockholder group led by Platinum Management (NY) LLC. [More]
Uric acid in urine generates potentially hazardous in swimming pools by interacting with chlorine

Uric acid in urine generates potentially hazardous in swimming pools by interacting with chlorine

A new study shows how uric acid in urine generates potentially hazardous "volatile disinfection byproducts" in swimming pools by interacting with chlorine, and researchers are advising swimmers to observe "improved hygiene habits. [More]
Crates and buckets encourage children to be more active, creative than expensive play equipment

Crates and buckets encourage children to be more active, creative than expensive play equipment

Cheap items like crates and buckets encourage children to be more active and creative than expensive play equipment, researchers have found. [More]
Faecal contamination in natural pools due to droppings from birds

Faecal contamination in natural pools due to droppings from birds

The use of natural pools - those that do not use chlorine or other chemical disinfection products - has seen an upward trend in recent years. Now, scientists from the University of Barcelona have discovered faecal contamination in some pools due to droppings from birds and other animals. [More]
Trampoline puts child at risk for serious injuries, says surgeon

Trampoline puts child at risk for serious injuries, says surgeon

Less than two weeks after getting a new trampoline, 12-year-old Abbey Creamean broke her ankle when she landed awkwardly. She wore a cast up to her mid-thigh. She had to cancel a dance recital, quit her softball team and give up swimming. [More]
Chemicals added to swimming pool water can cause irritation, injury and even death, doctors warn

Chemicals added to swimming pool water can cause irritation, injury and even death, doctors warn

Chemicals are added to swimming pool water to enhance and protect the water quality and minimize disease-causing germs, but these same chemicals can cause irritation, injury and even death when not handled appropriately, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center warn. [More]
Experts to discuss on resuscitation efforts at Euroanaesthesia

Experts to discuss on resuscitation efforts at Euroanaesthesia

One of the most difficult moments faced by anaesthetists and other healthcare staff is when to carry on attempts to resuscitate a person, and when those efforts should reasonably stop. This dilemma is the subject of a session at Euroanaesthesia, the annual congress of the European Society of Anaesthesiology. [More]
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