Leading researchers call for a ban on widely used insecticides

Public Release: 9-Nov-2018   Use of organophosphates has lessened, but risks to early brain development still too high University of California – Davis Health Public health experts have found there is sufficient evidence that prenatal exposure to widely used insecticides known as organophosphates puts children at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders. In a scientific review and…

Tomorrow’s population will be larger, heavier and eat more

Public Release: 9-Nov-2018   Feeding 9 billion people will require more food than has been projected Norwegian University of Science and Technology Caption As the world’s population approaches 9 billion people, it’s important to take note of the fact that people are getting larger and need more calories than they once did. Credit: Graphic: NTNU…

Regeneration in the digestive tract / Antibiotics leave permanent traces in the gut

Public Release: 6-Nov-2018   Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association The human gut is teeming with billions of beneficial bacteria. Therapies that use antibiotics often destroy most of them. Whether and how the intestinal flora will subsequently recover has been investigated by a research team that included scientists from the MDC.…

Study finds tennis elbow treatments provide little to no benefit

Public Release: 1-Nov-2018 Meta-analysis finds treatments not better, more risky than placebo Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center BOSTON – The painful condition known as “tennis elbow” results from overuse of the tendons in the forearm, typically in a patient’s dominant arm. A repetitive stress injury, tennis elbow affects not just athletes, but also tradesmen, food…

‘Good guys’ in superhero films more violent than villains

Public Release: 2-Nov-2018   New research being presented at American Academy of Pediatrics 2018 National Conference & Exhibition finds violent acts by protagonists in popular film genre significantly outnumber those by ‘bad guys’ American Academy of Pediatrics ORLANDO, Fla. – In a film genre more popular than ever, courageous superheroes wield special powers to protect…

Instant soups and noodles responsible for burning nearly 10,000 children each year

Public Release: 2-Nov-2018   Research to be presented at American Academy of Pediatrics 2018 National Conference & Exhibition in Orlando suggests these microwavable, prepackaged products may be quick, but also dangerous for children to prepare American Academy of Pediatrics IMAGE: This graph shows the location of injury. Credit: Courtney Allen ORLANDO, Fla. – Microwavable instant…