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A blood test to know the sex of your child

Wed Sep  7, 12:03 / comments: 0
Test is now safe and effective to determine the sex of the fetus and risks of genetic abnormalities. 
Test using fetal cells in maternal blood collected after seven weeks of pregnancy is safe and effective to determine the sex of the fetus.

E.Coli: Egyptian sprouts seeds prohibited

Wed Jul  6, 12:01 / comments: 0
The E. Coli caused 51 deaths since mid May (Photo credits: Le Figaro)
The European Union agreed Tuesday to temporarily ban the import of fenugreek seeds.

Bacteria killer: The trail of bean sprouts

Mon Jun  6, 10:12 / comments: 0
Mung bean sprouts could be the cause of the epidemic caused by the E-coli
Mung bean sprouts could be the cause of the epidemic caused by the E-coli, which has already caused 23 deaths including 22 in Europe in Germany.

Contaminated vegetables: Origin of the deadly bacteria still unknown

Mon May 30, 13:07 / comments: 0
E.coli Enterohemorrhagic (EHEC)
The German authorities said Sunday that the source of the contamination of vegetables by bacteria causing at least two and ten deaths has still not been identified.

Copper to combat infections in hospital

Sat Apr  9, 13:11 / comments: 0
The antimicrobial properties of copper could limit the infections in hospitals
The use of this metal with antimicrobial properties in the faucets, door handles and other furniture, could limit the infections.

Proper use iodine tablets

Sat Mar 19, 10:11 / comments: 0
By ingesting tablets of stable iodine, radioactive iodine is prevented from settling in the gland, thus protecting against cancers of the thyroid
On the west coast of USA pharmacies selling stable iodine are under attack by individuals.

Thelin: Withdrawal from sale

Fri Dec 10, 21:07 / comments: 0
Pulmonary arterial hypertension is an incurable disease that can cause shortness of breath, and even go so far as stopping the heart if not treated
The U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced Friday the withdrawal of its drug Thelin, against a relatively rare disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension, in markets where it is allowed, Europe, Australia and Canada.

EU bans baby bottles containing bisphenol A

Mon Nov 29, 09:17 / comments: 0
Bisphenol A is also banned in Canada, Australia and several U.S. states
The EU countries have decided on Thursday to ban from next spring production and marketing of baby bottles containing bisphenol A, a controversial chemical used in plastics manufacturing food, announced the European Commission.

Passive smoking kills over 600,000 people each year worldwide

Mon Nov 29, 08:12 / comments: 0
Passive smoking causes about 600,000 deaths each year worldwide, including 165,000 children
Passive smoking causes more than 600,000 deaths each year worldwide, including 165,000 children, according to estimates released Friday by the British medical journal The Lancet.

Embryonic stem cells: first clinical trials

Fri Nov 26, 15:44 / comments: 0
Human embryos at various early stages of development
Two trials of cell therapies in humans, one of which began in mid-October, were allowed in the United States. Objective: To demonstrate the safety of these treatments.

Bisphenol A: new danger again?

Tue Nov  2, 14:05 / comments: 0
Already banned for baby bottles, bisphenol A could affect male fertility, according to a study
This compound found in food and beverage containers diminishes sperm, according to a U.S. study. Other studies also suggest that it can penetrate the skin.

Alcohol can damage sperm

Thu Oct 28, 14:08 / comments: 0
Alcohol consumption by pregnant women is already the leading cause of non-genetic mental retardation in the unborn child
The decrease in sperm production seen in men, in Europe and the United States in recent decades could be due, at least in part, to exposure to alcohol in utero. Boys whose mothers drank during pregnancy may be less fertile.

Cohabitation reduces stress

Tue Sep 21, 11:21 / comments: 0
By measuring the rate of testosterone and cortisol, it is possible to evaluate the stress level of an individual
Unmarried men and women, had higher cortisol levels than married ones. Singles are more sensitive to psychological stress, according to a U.S. study.

The worrisome antibiotic resistance

Tue Sep 14, 09:17 / comments: 0
The number of cases of multidrug-resistant bacteria, against which there is no more effective antibiotic, is growing both in rich countries and in developing countries
Resistant microbes and lack of new drugs are main worries to researchers met in Boston to discuss a major health crisis.

More strokes in winter?

Wed Aug 25, 09:24 / comments: 0
Decrease in temperature by one degree would cause a 2% increase the risk of myocardial infarction. Img:
A link between lower temperatures and myocardial infarction has been highlighted by British researchers.

Communicating through the nasal breathing

Mon Aug  2, 15:02 / comments: 0
A team of Israeli researchers have developed a series of software based on nasal breathing to control a computer mouse, a wheelchair and assisted handwriting interface
A new system developed in Israel allows quadriplegics and victims of the syndrome of confinement to communicate through their nasal breathing.

Work kills

Wed May 12, 15:22 / comments: 0
Chronic stress (often associated with long hours of work) negatively affects the body
Work is health, if not to be zealous. According to a study published in the European Heart Journal, three hours longer than 7 or 8 hours daily considered a normal activity and the risk of developing heart problems increases by 60%.

We won 21!

Mon Apr 12, 15:13 / comments: 0
According to a report released Friday by the Organization of the United Nations, the average life expectancy of men and women is increasing continuously. In the 1950s, the average life expectancy was 47 years, today it is 68 years.

Can we make a gifted baby?

Thu Apr  1, 15:40 / comments: 0
Half of the infants watched the DVD and the other not, and that for 6 weeks
Many educational DVD offers to accelerate the learning of language in toddlers. But are they really effective?

Tuberculosis: Cases of resistance threaten public health

Fri Mar 19, 15:08 / comments: 0
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
The cases of an increasing number of tuberculosis resistant to treatment, seriously threatens public health because they are insufficiently diagnosed, has alarmed Thursday the World Health Organization (WHO).
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