Yogurt-Like Drink DanActive Reduced Rate Of Common Infections In Daycare Children

The probiotic yogurt-like drink DanActive reduced the rate of common sicknesses such as ear infections, sinusitis, the flu and diarrhea in daycare children, say researchers who studied the drink in the largest known probiotic clinical trial to be conducted in the United States. An …continue reading

New Steps Toward A Universal Flu Vaccine

Researchers at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine have developed a novel influenza vaccine that could represent the next step towards a universal influenza vaccine eliminating the need for seasonal immunizations. They report their findings in the inaugural issue of mBio, the first online, open-access …continue reading

Sari Cloth A Simple Sustainable Protector From Cholera

A five-year follow up study in Bangladesh finds that women are literally wearing the answer to better health for themselves, their families and even their neighbors. Using the simple sari to filter household water protects not only the household from cholera, but reduces the …continue reading

Europe's Scientists Call For More Effort In Tackling Rising Ocean Acidity

Ten years ago, ocean acidification was a phenomenon only known to small group of ocean scientists. It’s now recognised as the hidden partner of climate change, prompting calls for an urgent, substantial reduction in carbon emissions to reduce future impacts.

The ‘Impacts of Ocean …continue reading

The Psychology Of Food Cravings

Swimsuit season is almost upon us. For most of us, the countdown has begun to lazy days lounging by the pool and relaxing on the beach. However, for some of us, the focus is not so much on sunglasses and beach balls, but how …continue reading

Focusing On Appearance May Reduce Tanning In Young Women

Focusing on the negative effects indoor tanning can have on appearance appears to reduce indoor tanning behavior, even among young women who report that they tan to relax or alleviate seasonal mood disorders, according to a report in Archives of Dermatology, one of the …continue reading

3 New Monitor Lizards From The Philippines Identified

German scientist Andre Koch from the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig in Bonn together with his supervisor Dr. Wolfgang Boehme and another colleague have described two new monitor lizard species and one new subspecies from the Philippines in a recent article. The species descriptions …continue reading

Spitting Cobras Track First, Predict Later

Most venomous snakes are legendary for their lethal bites, but not all. Some spit defensively. Bruce Young, from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, explains that some cobras defend themselves by spraying debilitating venom into the eyes of an aggressor. Getting the chance to work …continue reading

High-Fat Meals A No-No For Asthma Patients

People with asthma may be well-advised to avoid heavy, high-fat meals, according to new research. Individuals with asthma who consumed a high-fat meal showed increased airway inflammation just hours after the binge, according to Australian researchers who conducted the study. The high fat meal …continue reading

Family Child Care Providers' Behavior Found To Affect Children's Stress

A new study on preschoolers attending full-day child care in licensed day care homes has found increases in cortisol, a stress hormone, when the children are in child care that exceeds their levels at home. The increases were larger in day care homes where …continue reading