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Social network experiments to improve public health

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Photo: Plastic human dolls representing a network [11/05/2015] In a novel experiment, researchers found that certain public health interventions work best when key "influencers" in a face-to-face social network are exposed to the program. What's surprising, they say, is that those key influencers are not the most socially connected people in the network.Social network experiments to improve public health - Read more

Light in sight: Potential therapy for acquired blindness

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Photo: retina of a blind mouse [08/05/2015] Scientists from the Universities of Bern in Switzerland and Göttingen in Germany have succeeded in restoring vision to blind mice. They have developed a molecular light switch as a potential therapy for acquired blindness. Light in sight: Potential therapy for acquired blindness - Read more

Mobile phone microscope automates detection

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Graphic: Schematic of the CellScope Loa device [07/05/2015] A research team led by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, has developed a new mobile phone microscope that uses video to automatically detect and quantify infection by parasitic worms in a drop of blood. This next generation of UC Berkeley's CellScope technology could help revive efforts to eradicate debilitating diseases in Africa. Mobile phone microscope automates detection - Read more

Cloth masks - dangerous to your health?

Photo: A japanes man wearing a surgical mask [24/04/2015] The widespread use of cloth masks by healthcare workers may actually put them at increased risk of respiratory illness and viral infections and their global use should be discouraged, according to a University of New South Wales (UNSW) study.Cloth masks - dangerous to your health? - Read more

Does eating out cause high blood pressure?

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Photo: A large burger served with potato wedges [16/04/2015] A recent study on university-going young adults, by researchers from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS), is the first ever to show an association between meals eaten away from home and high blood pressure.Does eating out cause high blood pressure? - Read more

 
 

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