The Malta Independent 24 January 2017, Tuesday

Health

Flabby heart keeps pumping with squeeze from robotic sleeve

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 16:30 Last update: about 3 hours ago

Scientists are developing a robotic sleeve that can encase a flabby diseased heart and gently squeeze to keep it pumping. So far it's been tested only in animals, improving blood flow in pigs....

It's all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds

Saturday, 21 January 2017, 16:26 Last update: about 7 days ago

Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more...

Diet Res-Illusions: Tips from the pros on how to lose weight

Friday, 20 January 2017, 16:25 Last update: about 7 days ago

We make 'em, we break 'em. New Year's diet resolutions fall like needles on Christmas trees as January goes on. Genes can work against us. Metabolism, too. But a food behavior researcher has tested a...

Cells dripped into the brain help man fight a deadly cancer

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 16:24 Last update: about 7 days ago

A man with deadly brain cancer that had spread to his spine saw his tumors shrink and, for a time, completely vanish after a novel treatment to help his immune system attack his disease - another...

A level playing field: Lab adapts toys for disabled children

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 16:23 Last update: about 7 days ago

Because of her cerebral palsy, 4-year-old Scarlett Wilgis has trouble opening her hands and can't get around without help. Her parents have scoured store shelves and websites for toys for her but have...

A grim tally soars: More than 50,000 overdose deaths in US

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 16:21 Last update: about 7 days ago

Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more...

UN efforts against malaria 'off-track'; more money needed

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 16:45 Last update: about 14 days ago

Malaria remains a nagging problem in Africa and efforts to curb the killer disease are "off-track," the World Health Organization said in a new report issued on Tuesday. Despite the billions of...

Fish oil pills for pregnant moms may cut asthma risk in kids

Friday, 13 January 2017, 16:45 Last update: about 14 days ago

Children whose moms took high doses of fish oil during their last three months of pregnancy were less likely to develop chronic wheezing problems or asthma by age 5, finds a study that suggests a...

Don't cut the cord too fast; a pause benefits most newborns

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 16:44 Last update: about 14 days ago

Don't cut that umbilical cord too soon: A brief pause after birth could benefit most newborns by delivering them a surge of oxygen-rich blood. New recommendations for U.S. obstetricians, the...

Concussions on the brain: Pushing for more research on women

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 16:43 Last update: about 14 days ago

Katherine Snedaker says she has had 20 concussions, the first three decades ago from a car accident when she was 16. But it wasn't until her son suffered a series of concussions in the sixth grade,...

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