Nerves inside paralyzed people's bodies have been ‘rewired’ to give movement to their arms and hands, say Australian surgeons.
'Rewiring nerves' reverses hand and arm paralysis
New research published in Respirology suggested that some respiratory symptoms may predict an earlier death in older adults. Also, such predictions differ by smoking status.
Respiratory symptoms predict life expectancy in older adults
The longer a pregnancy continues past term, the higher the risk of stillbirth, according to a new study that analyzed 15 million pregnancies.
Risk of stillbirth rises with length of prolonged pregnancies
Scientists have now confirmed what they previously tested in mice: The benefits of a bacterium for cardiometabolic health.
New food supplement made from bacteria fights metabolic syndrome
Obesity now causes more cases of four common cancers in the UK than smoking, according to a charity.
Obesity 'causes more cases of some cancers than smoking' in UK
An Iranian knowledge-based firm has produced a wound healing gel, the main ingredient of which is taken from crustaceans.
Iranian researchers make wound-healing gel from crustaceans
A program with clear rules, routines and activities, attentive adults and a chance to interact with peers appears to work as well at improving the quality of life, mood and self-worth of a child who is overweight or obese as a regular exercise program, researchers report.
Supervised fun, exercise provide psychosocial benefit to children with obesity
New research shows that a blood test for Alzheimer's disease accurately detected levels of beta-amyloid protein in all stages of the condition, approaching "a level of accuracy that is usable in routine clinical care around the world."
Alzheimer's blood test almost 'usable in routine clinical care'
Millions of people in the UK are putting their sight at risk by continuing to smoke, warned specialists.
Smoking 'damages eyes as well as lungs'
Vitamin D deficiency from birth to early childhood was associated with an increased risk of elevated blood pressure in later childhood and adolescence, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.
Low vitamin D at birth raises risk of higher blood pressure in kids

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