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Sun ‘stops chickenpox spreading’

Sun ‘stops chickenpox spreading’

Where you live could be a factor in developing chickenpox Exposure to sunlight may help impede the spread of chickenpox, claim researchers. The University of London team found chickenpox less common in regions with high UV levels, reports the journal Virology. Sunlight may inactivate viruses on the skin, making it harder to pass on. However, [&hellip

Hand hygiene poor among med students

Hand hygiene poor among med students

A German study says about two-thirds of medical students are unable to identify correct situations in which they have to wash their hands. While many educational programs in medical universities are focusing on highly professional trainings, it seems there are more ABC basics about hygiene that medical students should be taught and pass to their [&hellip

Windows 8 to feature image sign-on system

Windows 8 to feature image sign-on system

The sign-on system will track gestures forming lines, points and circles Using Windows 8 devices could involve signing on by tapping, circling or touching images. Microsoft has revealed details of a login system for the next version of Windows based around pictures a user stores on a touchscreen device. Only when parts of an image [&hellip

Small traumas may boost resilience

Small traumas may boost resilience

While severe traumatic experiences such as natural disasters and assaults may lead to mental problems, new findings say smaller hard events boost resilience. Researchers found that people who had experienced some negative events were more distressed, but those who had experienced no negative life events had similar problems. According to Mark D. Seery and his [&hellip

New space-travel project launched

New space-travel project launched

  Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has announced plans to build a spaceship that could replace the Space Shuttle, launch rockets, and carry cargo into space. Allen is planning to launch rockets from a giant aircraft to put satellites and eventually passengers into space. The developers say six jumbo jet engines would power the aircraft and [&hellip

Giant gas cloud en route to black hole

Giant gas cloud en route to black hole

Researchers have spotted a gas cloud about three times the mass of Earth speeding up into the massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Scientists expect to see outbursts of X-rays and radio waves as the cloud gas gets hotter and is finally torn asunder in 2013. They believe the phenomenon [&hellip

Blackberry-maker delays key phone launch

Blackberry-maker delays key phone launch

RIM blamed the late availability of chips for its new phones for the delayed launch Research in Motion (RIM), which makes Blackberry phones has announced a delay to the launch of its new Blackberry 10. There was also disappointment at the prediction of sales of between 11 and 12 million smartphones in the current Christmas [&hellip

Statins may reduce flu death risk

Statins may reduce flu death risk

New findings suggest statins, drugs for lowering cholesterol levels, can also reduce the severity of flu in hospitalized patients and its related deaths. Patients hospitalized with influenza were found to be less likely to die within 30 days if they were taking statins before and after admission, said researchers at the Oregon Public Health Division [&hellip

Working mothers happier, healthier

Working mothers happier, healthier

Mothers who work part time especially those who have preschool children or infants feel healthier and are less likely to experience depression. A study of over 1,300 mothers across the US showed that mothers with either full-time or part-time jobs reported similar health and depression symptoms. Part-time mothers were, however, doing better overall. Researcher at [&hellip

Kids’ leukemia tied to father’s smoking

Kids’ leukemia tied to father’s smoking

Children whose fathers are smokers are at a greater risk of developing a type of blood cancer called acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). A study conducted at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Australia surveyed families of nearly 400 children with ALL, the most common form of childhood cancer. The study couldn’t find a [&hellip