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Bioelectricity new weapon to fight dangerous infection

Changing the natural electrical signaling that exists in cells outside the nervous system can improve resistance to life-threatening bacterial infections, according to new research from Tufts University biologists. The researchers found that administering drugs, including those already used in humans for other purposes, to make the cell interior more negatively charged strengthens tadpoles’ innate immune response to E. coli infection ...

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Losing sleep over climate change

Climate change may keep you awake — and not just metaphorically. Nights that are warmer than normal can harm human sleep, researchers show in a new paper, with the poor and elderly most affected. According to their findings, if climate change is not addressed, temperatures in 2050 could cost people in the United States millions of additional nights of insufficient ...

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Phil Butterworth To Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

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Phil Butterworth is getting set to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest free standing mountain, located in Tanzania, in order to raise awareness of mental health in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “However, this will not be the first-time Phil takes on this challenge. Phil climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for the first time in February 2013. The journey up and back down ...

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Mind-controlled device helps stroke patients retrain brains to move paralyzed hands

Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a device fitted over their paralyzed hands gained some control over their hands, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. By mentally controlling the device with the help of a brain-computer interface, participants trained the uninjured parts of their brains to ...

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Look at Eva, 4 months old and standing

Baby swimming: Both the literature and practice indicate that children can stand without support starting at around 9 months old. “But with some training, children can stand much sooner than that, even before they’re 4 months old,” says Professor Hermundur Sigmundsson at NTNU’s Department of Psychology. Snorri Magnússon teaches a baby swimming course in Iceland. Babies in the programme do ...

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School PTA Holds Meeting Over Safety Concerns

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[Written by Don Burgess + Updated] Last night, parents and teachers from Harrington Sound Primary School got to air their concerns about health and safety issues to education officials at an urgent meeting. Approximately 80 to 100 parents, teachers and staff showed up to the PTA meeting at the school. Commissioner of Education Dr. Freddie Evans, Education Minister Cole Simons and ...

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Harrington Sound PTA & Staff Express Concerns

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Following the two day closure due to ‘bird mites’ at Harrington Sound Primary School, concerns continue to be expressed about the situation, and the Harrington Sound Primary School Parent Teacher Association has called an “urgent meeting” this evening in “reference to the health and safety issues.” The school was recently closed for two days, with Department of Education advising that the ...

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Modified experimental vaccine protects monkeys from deadly malaria

Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, modified an experimental malaria vaccine and showed that it completely protected four of eight monkeys that received it against challenge with the virulent Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite. In three of the remaining four monkeys, the vaccine delayed when parasites first appeared in ...

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NMAC Study On Food Allergies & Sensitivities

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Northshore Medical & Aesthetics Center [NMAC], under the direction of Dr. Kyjuan Brown, MD Medical Director, and Dr. Amani Flood, NMD Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, recently conducted a retrospective study on what effects food allergies and sensitivities have on their patient population. Patients with skin, gastrointestinal and rheumatological diseases were offered food sensitivity testing which included a detailed food sensitivity ...

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School PTA To Meet On ‘Health & Safety’

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The Harrington Sound Primary School Parent Teacher Association said they “will be hosting an urgent meeting” on Monday [May 22]  at 6.00pm at the school’s auditorium, with the meeting in “reference to the health & safety issues affecting the quality of our student’s health and education”. A spokesperson said, “The Harrington Sound Primary School Parent Teacher Association will be hosting ...

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