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Medical Research

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  • Ebola researcher not surprised by transmission of virus to health care workers

    PITTSBURGH Amy L. Hartman did breakthrough Ebola research one decade ago and joined a CDC team that helped bring the 2005 Marburg virus outbreak under control in Angola. So the University of Pittsburgh doctor of virology and research manager at the...
  • Exercising three times a week significantly cuts depression risk

    LONDON (Reuters) - Exercising three times a week reduces the odds of developing depression by around 16 percent, scientists said on Wednesday -- and for every extra weekly activity session, the risk drops further. In a study conducted as part of a public...
  • Pay attention Medicare recipients! Annual enrollment is now open

    Pay attention Medicare recipients! Annual enrollment is now open
    The annual open enrollment period for Medicare health and drug plans begins Wednesday and ends Dec. 7. During the enrollment period, seniors, those age 65 and older, can purchase a Medicare Advantage plan — a private plan that substitutes for...
  • Childhood obesity declining in preschool-age kids

    Childhood obesity declining in preschool-age kids
    In the fight against childhood obesity, there is bad news and good. The percentage of children age 2 to 18 classified as obese based on their waist size held steady at nearly 18 percent from 2003 to 2012, researchers reported in a study that was...
  • Heads up: Sunflower seeds could help drivers stay alert

    Heads up: Sunflower seeds could help drivers stay alert
    Q: I've read in your column that some people eat sunflower seeds to stay awake when they drive. This works, and I have proved it. I was a researcher at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for 20 years, studying drowsy driving, among other...
  • VA secretary brings recruiting tour for medical professionals to Hopkins

    VA secretary brings recruiting tour for medical professionals to Hopkins
    The head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, visiting Baltimore on Tuesday, asked nursing students at Johns Hopkins to consider careers with the VA — part of a larger plan to combat the long wait times that have plagued the health care...
  • Soil bacteria may provide clues to curbing antibiotic resistance

    Source: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. whatdoctorsknow.com ST. LOUIS, MO. -- Researchers have found evidence that soil bacteria don't share drug-resistance genes as often as infectious bacteria. The implications could be...
  • Ebola research: Fever not a surefire sign of infection

    Ebola research: Fever not a surefire sign of infection
    For public health workers screening more than 1,000 air travelers who arrive each week in the United States from Ebola-stricken West Africa, one symptom above all others is supposed to signal danger: fever. So long as an individual's temperature does...
  • Grant Will Aid New Britain Health Initiative For Children

    NEW BRITAIN — With help from Stanley Black & Decker, the LAMPP Green and Healthy Homes Project plans to perform lead paint abatement in 60 city homes where children reside. Standing Tuesday outside a Steele Road home that is on the list for work,...
  • Q&A: Frequently asked questions about the Ebola virus

    Q: Who is most at risk of catching Ebola? A: Health care workers, because they are likely to come in contact with blood or other bodily fluids of patients. Q: What should I do if I have symptoms? A: Seek medical care immediately if you develop a...
  • Ban fracking, O'Malley [Commentary]

    Ban fracking, O'Malley [Commentary]
    The medical and scientific community was relieved when Gov. Martin O'Malley imposed a moratorium on fracking in 2011. He said that the state would only move forward with fracking if it "can be accomplished without unacceptable risks of adverse impacts...