Health News

Blood Test May One Day Help Track Concussion Recovery

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 — It may be possible to use a blood test to diagnose and manage athletes’ concussions, but the results could vary by race and gender, researchers report. In the new study, investigators analyzed the blood of college athletes and found that levels of certain proteins and peptides (“biomarkers”) were higher in […]

Health Problems

T-cell biofactories find, fight disease in one fell swoop

NIBIB-funded researchers have transformed T cells into drug factories engineered to find cells carrying specific diseases in the body—and then produce therapeutic proteins localized to the diseased cells. Senior author Parijat Bhatnagar, Ph.D., director of cell-based medicine at the SRI International Center for Chemical Biology, Menlo Park, California, and his colleagues engineered the T-cell “biofactories” […]

Pet Care

A Life After Cruelty: One Pit Bull Finds a Family to Love

Julie Sonenberg had been looking for a pit bull to adopt for almost a year—one who would mesh well with her five-year-old daughter Billie, her husband David and their 11-year-old Pug, Milton. “After we moved to the suburbs in 2017, I began looking for a second dog,” explains Julie, Senior Administrative Manager for the ASPCA’s […]

Health News

Mother died after developing sepsis from surgery to remove a BUNION

Mother-of-one died after developing sepsis from surgery to remove a BUNION Pamela Simmons underwent a minor operation to have the bony lump removed Days later, she complained of feeling unwell and collapsed at home Despite being blue-lighted to hospital, Ms Simmons was discharged  e-mail 2 View comments A mother-of-one died after developing sepsis from an […]

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Sexual health services are at ‘breaking point’

Sexual health services are at ‘breaking point’ after 3.3million people visit clinics in one year The Tinder effect? Sexual health services are at ‘breaking point’ after 3.3million people visit clinics in one year, councils warn Sexual health services in England are ‘stretched to the limit’ 3.3million people visited clinics last year, council leaders are warning […]

Kids Health

This One Thing Saved Me From the Postpartum Abyss

My first pregnancy was like a dream. Shiny hair, radiant skin, fruit salad cravings and beautiful, sentimental sonograms. I even made an album of all my sonogram pictures, coordinating with our wedding colors. If this was motherhood, I had nailed it. Yup, even peeing in my pants every now and again was all still magical. […]