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  • Your Sweat Will See You Now
    by NYT Health on January 18, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    A new device — wearable, wireless and battery free — improves the ability to monitor and diagnose health problems by analyzing the sweat on your skin. (Source: NYT Health)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free. […]

  • Congress Funds Feasibility Study for Mesothelioma Patient Registry
    by Asbestos and Mesothelioma News on January 15, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will oversee a study in 2019 to determine the feasibility of establishing the first national mesothelioma patient registry. The $100,000 feasibility study was part of the $1.2 million Congress allocated in 2019 to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention for mesothelioma research. The bulk of the funding goes toward the National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank, which is a biospecimen registry first established in 2006. It is the only federally funded program designed exclusively for the research of mesothelioma, the rare and aggressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure. “If it was possible for a registry to rapidly identify and enroll people soon after diagnosis, it might be able to help with information about available treatments... […]

  • Game-changing research reveals that parental experience is epigenetically imprinted onto 14 successive generations
    by on January 14, 2019 at 9:43 am

    (Natural News) We all know that we inherit certain specific genetic characteristics from our parents and that these are indelibly written in our DNA code. These genetic traits determine everything from the color of our eyes to whether or not we have dimples. Unfortunately, certain genetic diseases like cystic fibrosis and hemophilia can be passed... (Source: […]

  • Researchers study bacterial immunity to understand infectious disease
    by EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases on January 8, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Patients with cystic fibrosis are often infected by pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium that infects the lungs and prevents breathing, often causing death. P. aeruginosa itself can also be infected by viruses, which can affect the clinical outcomes of cystic fibrosis patients. University of Illinois Professor of Microbiology Rachel Whitaker and her team had the idea to use P. aeruginosa as a kind of 'model system' for understanding how bacteria's interactions with viruses may affect human health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases) […]

  • What happens when someone loses disability insurance?
    by Health News: on January 5, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Megan Willis lives with cystic fibrosis, a deadly disease that causes extensive lung damage (Source: Health News: […]