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Healthy lifestyle smartphone app slows artery aging
Using a healthy lifestyle smartphone application helps to slow artery ageing, according to results from the EVIDENT II trial presented today at EuroHeartCare 2018, the European Society of Cardiology's annual nursing congress.
Loneliness is bad for the heart
Loneliness is bad for the heart and a strong predictor of premature death, according to a study presented today at EuroHeartCare 2018, the European Society of Cardiology's annual nursing congress.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in the US presents a triple threat
Researchers from the Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center describe the first strain of carbapenem-resistant, hypermucoviscous Klebsiella pneumoniae exhibiting colistin heteroresistance and enhanced virulence isolated from a patient in the United States.
Childhood obesity: Insights on risk factors and prevention
The factors that contribute to overweight and obesity are complex, but one pattern is clear: having obesity during childhood increases the likelihood of having obesity as an adult.
Kitchen towels could contribute to the growth of potential pathogens that cause food poisoning
Researchers from the University of Mauritius have shown that factors such as family size, type of diet, multi-usage of towels, among other factors, impact the growth of pathogens on kitchen towels, potentially causing food poisoning.
Weekly injections of PRO 140 in combination with optimized ART shows HIV-1 viral suppression
Results from a pivotal trial of PRO 140, a new HIV therapy, show that PRO 140 is an effective, long-acting therapeutic in combination with antiretroviral treatment (ART) for previously treated HIV-1 infected patients.
Colistin-resistant multidrug-resistant bacteria pervasive in rural Vietnam town
A new study has found that the majority of residents in a rural village of Vietnam harbored multi-drug-resistant (MDR), colistin-resistant E. coli bacteria.
The latest science on breastfeeding
Guidelines recommend breastfeeding as the best source of nutrition for most babies.
Bifidobacteria supplement colonizes gut of breastfed infants
Supplementing breastfed infants with activated Bifidobacterium infantis (B. infantis) bacteria had a positive impact on babies' gut microbes for up to a year, according to a recent study by researchers at UC Davis and Evolve BioSystems Inc.
Oldest plague bacteria genome analyzed by Russian-German team
The team comprised researchers from Kazan Federal University and Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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