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  1. Scientists develop vaccine against fatal prescription opioid overdose

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists have developed a vaccine that blocks the pain-numbing effects of the opioid drugs oxycodone (oxy) and hydrocodone (hydro) in animal models. The vaccine also appears to decrease the risk of fatal ...
    Thursday, 24 November 2016
  2. Hurricane risk to northeast USA coast increasing, research warns

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    The Northeastern coast of the USA could be struck by more frequent and more powerful hurricanes in the future due to shifting weather patterns, according to new research. Posted: 2016-11-23 17:44:
    Thursday, 24 November 2016
  3. Benzodiazepine, related drug use increases hip fractures in persons with Alzheimer's disease

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    The use of benzodiazepines and related drugs increases the risk of hip fracture by 43% in persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. The hip fracture risk was investigated in community-dwelling ...
    Thursday, 24 November 2016
  4. Largest study of its kind finds rare genetic variations linked to schizophrenia

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Genetic variations that increase schizophrenia risk are rare, making it difficult to study their role. To overcome this, scientists analyzed the genomes of more than 41,000 people in the largest study ...
    Thursday, 24 November 2016
  5. Poisonous amphibian defenses are linked to higher extinction risk

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Amphibians which have a toxic defense against predators -- such as the iconic poison dart frogs -- have a much higher risk of extinction than species which use other types of defense mechanisms, research ...
    Thursday, 24 November 2016
  6. Will unanticipated genetic mutations lead to subsequent disease?

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    People carrying a genetic mutation in certain cancer and cardiovascular conditions are at greater risk for those conditions regardless of family history, new research reveals. Posted: 2016-11-10 2 ...
    Sunday, 13 November 2016
  7. Sponge on a string test could replace endoscopies

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A ‘sponge on a string’ pill test can identify which people with a condition called Barrett’s esophagus have a low risk of developing esophageal cancer - sparing them uncomfortable endoscopies. Posted: ...
    Sunday, 13 November 2016
  8. Link between constipation, kidney disease uncovered

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... investigators. More severe constipation was linked with an incrementally higher risk for both chronic kidney disease and kidney failure. Posted: 2016-11-11 02:30:50 ...
    Sunday, 13 November 2016
  9. Odds of having asthma 53 percent higher in food deserts

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Living in a food desert – an urban area where it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food – means you’re at increased risk to have asthma. Children who were studied who did not have access ...
    Sunday, 13 November 2016
  10. City dwellers in Middle Ages no worse off than village dwellers

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    City dwellers in the Middle Ages were probably no worse off than people living in villages. Both groups had very different health risks, one experts has concluded. Posted: 2016-11-11 17:07:29 ...
    Sunday, 13 November 2016
  11. Protozoan parasite increases risk of colitis, study reveals

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Mice infected with the common gut parasite Tritrichomonas muris are at an increased risk of developing inflammatory colitis, new research shows. These findings expand the type of gut-resident microorganism ...
    Sunday, 13 November 2016
  12. Precaution, governance of emerging technologies

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... reflecting "risk panics," but precaution can be consistent with support for science, concludes an article. Posted: 2016-11-10 20:10:16 ...
    Sunday, 13 November 2016
  13. Remote sensing data reveals hundreds more species at risk of extinction

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Existing assessments of extinction risk would benefit from modern geospatial technologies, say scientists, who warn that there are hundreds more species who are at risk of extinction than is currently ...
    Sunday, 13 November 2016
  14. Game theory research reveals fragility of common resources

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    People are naturally predisposed to over-use "common-pool resources" such as transportation systems and fisheries even if it risks failure of the system, to the detriment of society as a whole, new research ...
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  15. Genetically engineered crops are safe, review of studies finds

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Genetically engineered crops are no different from conventional crops in terms of their risks to human health and the environment, according to a new report. Posted: 2016-09-30 13:02:24 ...
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  16. New genetic variations discovered

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    New research identifies 17 rare human genetic variations associated with risk factors for diseases. The study shows how large scale genomic datasets can be used to help identify potential novel biological ...
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  17. Research targets genes, traits to improve glaucoma screening, prevention, and treatment

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers from the U.S. and India have begun a new collaborative project to identify genetic risk factors and traits related to glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness worldwide. The researchers' goal ...
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  18. Cardiovascular risk factor prevention should be addressed at all ages

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Older adults can develop cardiovascular risk factors later in life, according to a study. Investigators found that the development of risk factors including hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol ...
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  19. CDC urging men at risk of Zika to postpone fatherhood

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    CDC today announced updates to its interim guidance for pre-pregnancy counseling and prevention of sexual transmission of Zika based on ongoing assessment of available data, primarily extending the timeframe ...
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  20. Details of mysterious Utah Zika-related death: Transmission by tears or sweat

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... second patient did not do anything that was known at the time to put people at risk for contracting the virus. Posted: 2016-09-30 18:30:42 ...
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
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