A simple breath test could be used to diagnose lung infections such as TB in minutes instead of weeks, say scientists.
They managed to identify the 'fingerprints' of different types and strains of bacteria by testing the breath of mice.
A scaled up version of the technique could reduce the time it takes to diagnose lung infections in humans from days and weeks to just minutes, it is claimed.
No evidence that eating plenty of fruit, veg and oily fish boosts concentration in old age, say French experts. Until now, theory has been that diet prevents the blood vessels that supply the brain becoming blocked.
But academics from Paris Sorbonne University say there is no evidence for such a link.The researchers tracked the diets of 3,000 middle-aged adults for more than a decade and divided them into three groups depending on how ‘Mediterranean’ their diet was.
When the adults were 65 and over, they took six tests which checked their concentration and memory.
The results, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found no difference between the scores of the three groups.
Lead researcher Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot said: ‘Midlife adherence to a MedDiet was not associated with global cognitive performance [brain power assessed 13 years later].’
Here It Comes: Super Gonorrhea . The CDC announced that we're down to our last effective antibiotic.
Did you know gonorrhea can kill you? It can, and it's also tragically effective at making women infertile.
Go ahead, eat your eggs. Analysis of eight studies that included 263,938 people show There's no evidence that an egg a day increased the risk of heart disease or stroke. That is unless you are diabetic. According to Mary Katherine Ham, the New York Times has been writing that story since 1993. So why does everyone think eggs are so bad for you? Because the New York Times also has run stories in the same time frame to say how bad eggs are for you.
Jack Andraka from Maryland, only 15, has developed a sip dip-stick test for a biomarker for early stage pancreatic cancer found in blood and urine. It promises to revolutionize treatment of the disease, which currently kills 19 out of 20 sufferers after five years - largely because its so difficult to detect until its final stages. ….His novel patent-pending sensor has proved to be 28 times faster, 28 times less expensive, and over 100 times more sensitive than current tests. Thanks to the test, pancreatic cancer patients could now get an early earning to seek medical help when it still has a chance of working, which could, he claims, potentially bump up survival rates to 'close to 100 per cent'.Posted by Jill Fallon at January 30, 2013 1:34 PM | Permalink