Quotidiani e periodici

Anita Silvers, an Authority on Disability Rights, Dies at 78

New York Times - Ven, 22/03/2019 - 23:46
A well-regarded philosophy professor, Dr. Silvers knew the subject firsthand, having had polio as a child.

Waiting to Get Pregnant? Know the Risks

WebMD Health - Ven, 22/03/2019 - 23:42

Are you over 35 and ready to get pregnant for the first time? An OB/GYN suggests creating a "reproductive life plan," scheduling a checkup, and doing these other things.

Gun Deaths Up Sharply Among America's Schoolkids

WebMD Health - Ven, 22/03/2019 - 23:00

"It is sobering that in 2017, there were 144 police officers who died in the line of duty and about 1,000 active duty military throughout the world who died, whereas 2,462 school-age children were killed by firearms," the study’s senior author said.

Treat Your Dog's Pain and Lameness

WebMD Health - Ven, 22/03/2019 - 23:00

What can you do if your dog shows signs of lameness or pain? And how can you prevent them? Here's what a veterinary expert recommends.

Three Clues to Raised Risk of Miscarriage

WebMD Health - Ven, 22/03/2019 - 22:49

The study found that after one miscarriage, the risk of another increased by half. After two miscarriages, the risk doubled. After three consecutive miscarriages, the risk quadrupled.

Another Study Links Pesticide Exposure, Autism

WebMD Health - Ven, 22/03/2019 - 22:37

The study corroborates and builds on previous work, but it also suggests that not all children who are exposed to the same pesticides will go on to develop autism, one expert noted.

Raising Children in an Increasingly Electronic World

WebMD Health - Ven, 22/03/2019 - 22:00

Researchers suggest guidelines for how and when parents should use electronic devices when their small children are competing for their time.

Common Drug Combo Found to Cut Skin Cancer Odds

WebMD Health - Ven, 22/03/2019 - 21:58

A two-ointment combo used to clear crusty skin growths known as actinic keratosis also has been found to greatly reduce the odds for squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), the second most common form of skin cancer.

What Besides Opioids Can Help Post-C-Section Pain?

WebMD Health - Ven, 22/03/2019 - 20:34

Pain after a C-section can be controlled effectively with ibuprofen and acetaminophen, researchers said. For those who do need opioids, a lower dose can work.

Mailed Home Colon Cancer Tests Boost Screening

WebMD Health - Ven, 22/03/2019 - 20:31

Researchers believe that mailing the screening kits directly to patients, which frames participation as the default, reduced steps in the process, and made it easier for patients to get screened and catch colorectal cancer earlier or even potentially prevent it from occurring.

Knowing the Right Time to Say Goodbye to a Pet

New York Times - Ven, 22/03/2019 - 19:17
End-of-life decisions for animals are difficult. A veterinarian has developed a scale to help clear up the confusion.

Nonfiction: Drug Epidemics, Past and Present

New York Times - Ven, 22/03/2019 - 19:06
Thomas Hager’s “Ten Drugs” examines the history of both the good and bad of medication.

Warnings of a Dark Side to A.I. in Health Care

New York Times - Ven, 22/03/2019 - 18:10
Machine-learning systems could be a boon to medicine. But they also can be hacked to mislead, researchers are discovering.

Mind: Can We Get Better at Forgetting?

New York Times - Ven, 22/03/2019 - 17:50
Some things aren’t worth remembering. Science is slowly working out how we might let that stuff go.

Emilia Clarke e l’ictus: «Come sono sopravvissuta a due aneurismi cerebrali»

Corriere della Sera - Ven, 22/03/2019 - 17:49
L'attrice de «Il Trono di Spade» ha scritto un articolo per raccontare la sua sfida contro la morte: due dilatazioni di arterie nel cervello, la prima che si rompe e la porta ad un ictus e la seconda che comporta un’operazione molto invasiva

An Alzheimer’s Drug Trial Gave Me Hope, and Then It Ended

New York Times - Ven, 22/03/2019 - 17:42
I was a small piece in the search to find a cure. Now I feel as if I’m getting erased, and medical science doesn’t have any answers.

In Italia un bambino su trenta nasce con la procreazione assistita

Corriere della Sera - Ven, 22/03/2019 - 17:40
Oggi in Italia si registrano oltre 97mila trattamenti di PMA all’anno, di cui poco meno di 6mila sono quelli di eterologa. Il 12-14% delle coppie ricorre alla procreazione assistita

Bisfenolo nei cartoni delle pizze, ma è pericoloso? Niente allarmi, ma prudenza

Corriere della Sera - Ven, 22/03/2019 - 16:29
Le analisi condotte da il Salvagente richiamano l’attenzione sul Bisfenolo A e sulle tutele necessarie per i consumatori: sostanza tossica in due imballaggi su tre

Trigger Warnings May Not Do Much, Early Studies Suggest

New York Times - Ven, 22/03/2019 - 16:29
Researchers found that the warnings, which alert people to disturbing material, may pose little benefit or harm to those who view them. But more study is needed, they agree.

Recall: Tyson Chicken Strips Might Contain Metal

WebMD Health - Ven, 22/03/2019 - 16:24

This is the second major recall of a Tyson product this year. In January, the company recalled 5-pound plastic packages of chicken nuggets because they might have been contaminated with pieces of rubber.