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Whooping Cough Bacterium Evolving Making Vaccine Less Effective

The bacterium that causes whooping cough, Bordetella pertussis, has changed – most likely in response to the vaccine used to prevent the disease – with a possible reduced effectiveness of the vaccine as a result, according to a study published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases. The study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.

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Dogs Help Children with Autism

A University of Missouri researcher has studied dog ownership decisions in families of children with autism and found, regardless of whether they owned dogs, the parents reported the benefits of dog ownership included companionship, stress relief and opportunities for their children to learn responsibility.

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Baker's yeast to combat neurological conditions like Parkinson's and even cancer

 

A humble ingredient of bread – baker’s yeast – has provided scientists with remarkable new insights into understanding basic processes likely involved in diseases such as Parkinson’s and cancer. In a new study published in the prestigious journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Science), the team from Germany, Leicester, and Portugal detail a new advance – describing for the first time a key feature in cellular development linked to the onset of these diseases.

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Honey is a new approach to fighting antibiotic resistance

 

Medical professionals sometimes use honey successfully as a topical dressing, but now researchers believe it could play a larger role in fighting infections.


According to study leader Susan M. Meschwitz, Ph.D. “The unique property of honey lies in its ability to fight infection on multiple levels, making it more difficult for bacteria to develop resistance,”  That is, it uses a combination of weapons, including hydrogen peroxide, acidity, osmotic effect, high sugar concentration and polyphenols — all of which actively kill bacterial cells, she explained. The osmotic effect, which is the result of the high sugar concentration in honey, draws water from the bacterial cells, dehydrating and killing them.

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Study Finds Potential Link Between Soy Formula and Seizures

 

Seizures — caused by uncontrolled electrical currents in the brain — occur in many neurological disorders including epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, Down syndrome and autism.

 

A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has detected a higher rate of seizures among children with autism who were fed infant formula containing soy protein rather than milk protein.

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