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Watch bacteria mutate and become able to resist an antibiotic

September 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Watch bacteria mutate and become able to resist an antibiotic

By Ekaterina Pesheva Harvard Medical School A time-lapsed video reveals how bacteria develop resistance to increasingly higher doses of antibiotics in a matter of days. In a creative stroke inspired by Hollywood wizardry, scientists from Harvard Medical School and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have designed a simple way to observe how bacteria move as they […]

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Two patients at UW Medical Center test positive for Legionnaires’ disease

September 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Two patients at UW Medical Center test positive for Legionnaires’ disease

By Meredith Li-Vollmer Public Health – Seattle & King County The University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) has notified Public Health – Seattle & King County of two patients who were diagnosed with a serious type of pneumonia called Legionnaires’ disease caused by infection from Legionella bacteria.  Both patients received care in their cardiac care units. The first patient […]

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Washington wants to know what Washingtonians want

September 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Washington wants to know what Washingtonians want

State government seeking feedback on Washingtonians’ priorities From the Office of the Governor Washingtonians have the opportunity to help set state-level priorities in such areas as education, jobs and the environment. Results Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee’s data-driven initiative to make state government more effective, opened a short survey today open to all residents. “When we […]

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A dietitian puts extreme ‘clean eating’ claims to the test – and the results aren’t pretty

September 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
A dietitian puts extreme ‘clean eating’ claims to the test – and the results aren’t pretty

Sophie Medlin ‎Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics, King’s College London From: TheConversation.com “Clean eating” is associated with the healthy lifestyle and body beautiful that is promoted by many online bloggers. While the term is heavily used in social media, there has never been any agreement on what it really means or any comprehensive studies examining […]

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‘Cancer Moonshot’ panelists explain the initiative

September 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
‘Cancer Moonshot’ panelists explain the initiative

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Seniors benefit when they get to call the shots for assistance – study

September 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Seniors benefit when they get to call the shots for assistance – study

By Rachel Bluth Kaiser Health News A federally funded project that researchers say has potential to promote aging in place began by asking low-income seniors with disabilities how their lives at home could be better, according to a study released Wednesday. At the end of the program, 75 percent of participants were able to perform […]

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Citing health concerns, cities consider dimmer LED streetlights

September 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Citing health concerns, cities consider dimmer LED streetlights

By Michael Ollove Stateline In the last several years, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Seattle and other U.S. cities have installed high-intensity, white LED streetlights. In all, at least 13 percent of outdoor lighting is now LED, and many communities that haven’t yet made the switch are rushing to do so. The LEDs are up to 50 […]

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Neighbors learning how to keep shooting victims alive

September 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Neighbors learning how to keep shooting victims alive

By Taunya English, WHYY When a young African-American man dies in the city of Philadelphia, more than half the time there’s one main reason why, says Scott Charles. “It’s because somebody pointed a gun at him and pulled that trigger. It’s not because of cancer; it’s not because of car accidents; it’s not because of […]

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With chronic illness, you’re your own best friend

September 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
With chronic illness, you’re your own best friend

By Anna Gorman Kaiser Health News It’s clear that what patients with chronic illnesses do outside the doctor’s office — how much they exercise, what they eat and whether they take their medication — can affect their health conditions. But managing one’s own disease has been considered primarily a “nice extra,” said Kate Lorig, director […]

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Experts say stepped-up monitoring crucial as Zika’s threat lasts beyond birth

September 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Experts say stepped-up monitoring crucial as Zika’s threat lasts beyond birth

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News As the Zika virus spreads both at home and abroad, new information is bringing to light how children — even those who at birth do not show obvious signs of impairment — are likely at a greater risk than previously believed. This possibility, experts say, is highlighting a need to better […]

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