Sunday, 30 June 2013

RNA-Making DNA Found Outside Genes in Cells Linked With Inherited Disease Risk

More than 85 percent of DNA stretches that lie outside of genes within the cell are responsible for making RNA, which plays an important role within cells, and this RNA-making DNA is also more likely to be associated with inherited disease risks compared to other non-gene DNA regions, a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco reveals. The study, published in the free online journal iPLOS Genetics/i on June 20, 2013, is one of the most extensive examinations ...

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Lithium Lowers Suicide Risk in Mood Disorders (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Lithium has a specific effect in preventing suicide, but not self harm, in patients with major mood disorders, according to an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. via - medical news plus CME for physicians Read More Here..

Dealing With Kids' Summer Dental Surprises

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Fireworks Displays Spark Safety Concerns

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Diabetes Mortality Rates in UK and Canada Fall Drastically Since Mid-1990s

Researchers led by Dr Marcus Lind at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, found that the number of diabetes-related mortality cases in UK and Canada has seen huge falls since the mid-1990s leading to the narrowing of the gap in mortality risk between those with and without diabetes, a new study published in the journal Diabetologia reveals. A previous review of studied investigated diabetes mortality suggested that having diabetes increased a ...

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Viroblock Face Mask Kills Almost All Swine Flu, Avian Flu and Corona Viruses in Air

A cholesterol face mask that comes with a proprietary novel cholesterol depletion technology, developed by Swiss start-up company Viroblock SA is able to kill 99.9995% of H1N1 flu viruses (swine flu), 99.999% of H5N1 flu viruses (avian flu) and 99.997% human corona viruses that pass on through air, according to new data presented at ICPIC 2013 in Geneva. Aimed at helping protect people from these respiratory pathogens, the mask is up to one hundred times more effective ...

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Three in 10 People Use Smartphones to Remain in Touch With Their Office Even on Holidays

A number of workers continue to stay in touch with their work through their smartphones even when they are on a holiday, a new survey reveals. Terrie Campbell, vice president, strategic marketing at the global technology company Ricoh Americas, which commissioned the poll said that mobile devices let people stay connected with work 24/7, which is both "revolutionary and a curse," reported. Nearly 3 out of 4 Americans admitted they would be ...

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Bangladesh: 400 Fall Ill After Drinking Factory Water

In Bangladesh around 400 workers fell ill at their garment factory after drinking water at the factory, say sources. The workers were from Rose Dresses Limited, owned by Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) president Atiqul Islam, according to Md. Badrul Alam, officer-in-charge of Ashulia police station. Health officials told Xinhua that most of the workers suffered from vomiting while some of them complained of upset ...

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