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Putnam: Produce inspection program funding lags

Putnam: Produce inspection program funding lags

TAMPA — Florida is prepared to allow the import of some foreign produce into the state but the federal government needs the best technology possible to detect any danger coming with it, said Adam Putnam, Florida’s commissioner of Agricu...
Updated one month ago
HIV-positive man diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

HIV-positive man diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

Overturning what physicians thought they knew about HIV and dementia, researchers at Georgetown University have reported a person infected with the AIDS virus who has come down with Alzheimer’s disease.
Updated one month ago
Stop-gap snakebite treatment under development

Stop-gap snakebite treatment under development

Time is of the essence for treating venomous snakebites, and a product being developed by researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine–Tucson may extend that window for treatment.
Updated one month ago
Mouse model for Zika virus testing developed

Mouse model for Zika virus testing developed

A research team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has established a mouse model for testing of vaccines and therapeutics to battle Zika virus.
Updated one month ago
Study: Resuscitation drugs can help restore heart rhythm

Study: Resuscitation drugs can help restore heart rhythm

DALLAS — Administering heart resuscitation drugs to patients whose cardiac arrest is witnessed at the time of the attack can improve survival, but needs to be done through an IV line rather than directly into bone marrow as is more commonly do...
Updated one month ago
Enzyme targets cardiovascular disease caused by HIV drugs

Enzyme targets cardiovascular disease caused by HIV drugs

Protease inhibitor drugs have helped battle the virus that causes AIDS but they can cause a number of side effects, including damage to the heart and blood vessels.
Updated one month ago
Laser probe trained on kidney tumors at UF

Laser probe trained on kidney tumors at UF

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida Health researchers are working to determine whether a tiny laser imaging probe can help detect whether a kidney tumor is cancerous or benign prior to subjecting a patient to an invasive needle biopsy or surg...
Updated one month ago
Targeted cancer therapy blunts T cell response

Targeted cancer therapy blunts T cell response

The “targeted” form of cancer therapy is increasingly popular because research has shown it can often fight cancer cells without causing the sorts of negative side effects associated with other, more established treatments.
Updated: 2 months ago
Top 10 foods that improve your health

Top 10 foods that improve your health

Open your fridge and what do you see? A way to fight cancer? A way to boost memory retention?
Updated: 2 months ago
Sound important to controling eating, study finds

Sound important to controling eating, study finds

New doctor’s orders: No earbuds, no music, and no watching TV while eating.
Updated: 2 months ago