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Using cellphone data to study the spread of cholera

For the first time, EPFL researchers have used mobile phone records to reconstruct the spread of a cholera epidemic. ...

Research sheds new light on mental health risks to children of older fathers

The increased risk of mental illness in children of older fathers is unlikely to result from men’s genes mutating with age, according ...

Trance to treat stomach ache: the efficacy of medical hypnosis

Therapeutic hypnosis is an effective and safe complementary technique in surgery and the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. This is the conclusion of a systematic review by Winfried Häuser and his co-authors in the latest issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International ... Full story

Researchers show that four-stranded DNA is formed and unfolded

Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden have discovered that specific DNA sequences that are rich in the DNA building block guanine in the yeast species, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, can form four-stranded DNA. In a study published today in the journal Nucleic Acids Research, the researchers also show that the motor protein Pfh1 can unfold these DNA structures and thus contribute to maintaining an intact genome. ... Full story

How Do Anesthesiologists View Acupuncture and Acupressure?

New Rochelle, NY —In a new study of anesthesia providers in the U.S., most report not having used or received any education in acupuncture or acupressure. ... Full story

Spotting skin conditions

Scientists at Cardiff University have created an online tool to help parents diagnose and better understand a common viral skin condition that particularly affects children. ... Full story

Yoga and Aquatic Exercise Can Help Combat MS symptoms

Exercise can have a positive influence on certain symptoms of multiple sclerosis: Patients who do yoga and aquatic exercise suffer less from fatigue, depression and paresthesia, as reported by researchers from the University of Basel and the Psychiatric University Clinics Basel in a joint study with colleagues in Iran. ... Full story

UM Study Links Neighborhood Greenness to Reduction in Chronic Diseases among Miami-Dade Seniors

A new study of a quarter-million Miami-Dade County Medicare beneficiaries showed that higher levels of neighborhood greenness, including trees, grass and other vegetation, were linked to a significant reduction in the rate of chronic illnesses, particularly in low- to middle-income neighborhoods. ... Full story

Improvements in NHS mental health care in England may have helped to reduce suicide rates

Increasing specialist community services like crisis resolution, helping make the transition to adult services smoother for young people, and implementing clinical guidelines are just some of the service changes that are linked to significantly reduced suicide rates in mental health services in England over the last 16 years, according to new research from The University of Manchester. ... Full story

U.S. Prediction Models for Kidney Injury Following Angioplasty Hold up in Japan

Findings signal NCDR models’ potential for clinical decision-making worldwide ... Full story

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