HEALTH PORTATION curated News March 1st

ALZHEIMER - Dangerous mistaken identity: Chaperone binds protein responsible for Alzheimer's disease
Proteins like the so-called heat shock protein Hsp90 play an important role in almost all processes within human cells. They help other proteins fold into their three-dimensional structure or return damaged proteins back into their proper shape .. ...
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-02-dangerous-mistaken-ide


BRAIN - Can an app help make life easier for children with ADHD?
We have tended to associate welfare technology with support for the elderly. Now researchers are looking at whether technology such as digital calendars and smartwatches can also provide support for children with autism and ADHD .. ...
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-02-app-life-easier-childr


BRAIN - Insomniacs' Brains May Work Differently
Small study suggests more 'plasticity' might keep active brains too busy at nigh .. ...
One additional hour of shuteye reduced depressive
http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/news/20140228/insomniac


BRAIN - Neurons coordinate to fine-tune motor control
Whether it is playing a piano sonata or acing a tennis serve, the brain needs to orchestrate precise, coordinated control over the body's many muscles. Moreover, there needs to be some kind of feedback from the senses should any of those movements go wrong. Neurons that coordinate those movements, known as Purkinje cells, and ones that provide feedback when there is an error or unexpected sensation, known as climbing fibers, work in close concert ...
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-02-neurons-fine-tune-moto


BRAIN - Shaky hand, stable spoon: Study shows device helps essential tremor patients
For people whose hands shake uncontrollably due to a medical condition, just eating can be a frustrating and embarrassing ordeal – enough to keep them from sharing a meal with others .. ...
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-02-shaky-stable-spoon-dev


COOK - Meet the Donart: The vegan doughnut-tart hybrid dessert
Now vegans can get in on the hybrid dessert trend, thanks to the Donart. The Green Radish vegan food truck in New York City unveiled the Donart on Facebook this week, the half-doughnut half-tart masterpiece that will be available beginning in March.    .. ...
http://www.today.com/food/meet-donart-vegan-doughnut-tart-hy


FOODS - Common sense, moderation are key on food safety issues
There is often debate over whether or not certain household and food-related products are safe for consumer use or consumption. The controversy often causes media hype that can scare consumers into avoiding common and useful items .. ...
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-02-common-moderation-key-


FOODS - FAQ: New Nutrition Facts Label
The time is past due for an overhaul of the ''Nutrition Facts'' labels on food products, according to the FDA, which unveiled its proposed label changes on Thursday .. ...
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http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20140228/new-nutritio


HEART - Cause of heart disease spurred by kidney syndrome found, neutralized
Chronic kidney disease affects 26 million Americans, but its sufferers are more likely to die of heart disease than kidney problems. However, it hasn't been clear just how kidney disease causes heart disease or what could be done to stop it .. ...
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-02-heart-disease-spurred-


NEWS - 10 Tips to Help You Become More Resilient
Some people seem to be born with the ability to overcome setbacks with relative ease. It’s a trait that experts call resilience. Here are 10 things to focus on .. ...
http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/features/overcome-obstacl


NEWS - Hand hygiene lacking in many U.S. health care facilities: study
(HealthDay)—One in five U.S. health care facilities does not make alcohol-based hand sanitizer available everywhere it's needed, new research shows .. ...
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-02-hygiene-lacking-health


NEWS - How photosensitization can stop viruses from infecting cells
A UCLA-led team of researchers has found evidence that photosensitizing a virus's membrane covering can inhibit its ability to enter cells and potentially lead to the development of stronger, cheaper medications to fight a host of tough viruses .. ...
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-02-photosensitization-vir


NEWS - It slices, it dices, and it protects the body from harm
An essential weapon in the body's fight against infection has come into sharper view. Researchers at Princeton University have discovered the 3D structure of an enzyme that cuts to ribbons the genetic material of viruses and helps defend against bacteria .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-slices-dices-body.htm


NEWS - It slices, it dices, and it protects the body from harm: 3-D structure of enzyme that helps defend against bacteria
An essential weapon in the body's fight against infection has come into sharper view. Researchers have discovered the 3-D structure of an enzyme that cuts to ribbons the genetic material of viruses and helps defend against bacteria. The discovery of the structure of this enzyme, a first-responder in the body's "innate immune system," could enable new strategies for fighting infectious agents and possibly prostate cancer and obesity. "This work il ...
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140228210604.ht


NEWS - Mental health problems mistaken for physical illness in children
Many children are admitted to general acute wards with mental health problems mistaken for physical disease .. ...
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-02-mental-health-problems


NEWS-CANCER - Rates of Lung Cancer Rising Steeply in Beijing
http://nybw.businessweek.com/articles/2014-02-28/rates-of-lu


PSYCHOLOGY - New study combats depression in carers
Psychologists from the University of Exeter are trialling an innovative new type of support to help relatives and friends who care for stroke survivors – with studies showing that currently one in three become depressed or suffer other mental health problems .. ...
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-02-combats-depression-car


SLEEP - DIY Sleep Salve For Sweet Dreams (& Soft Feet!)
Image – Onegoodthingbyjillee.com Our friend Jillee has posted a recipe for a fantastic sleep salve. Did you know that essential oils are absorbed through the soles of the feet? They should not be put on undiluted, so this salve is the perfect way to go. Simply massage into the soles of your feet before bedtime and look forward to drifting off more easily into the land of nod. Plus, it will soften the skin of your feet at the same time! Sounds g ...
DIY Sleep Salve For Sweet Dreams (& Soft Feet!)
http://www.herbs-info.com/blog/diy-sleep-salve-sweet-dreams-


SLEEP - Frequent childhood nightmares may indicate an increased risk of psychotic traits
Children who suffer from frequent nightmares or bouts of night terrors may be at an increased risk of psychotic experiences in adolescence, according to new research from the University of Warwick .. ...
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-02-frequent-childhood-nig