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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Health News:350 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis ♦ Computer model could hold key to personalized epilepsy treatment ♦ Scientists learn how poxviruses defeat the body's host defense

Computer model could hold key to personalized epilepsy treatment A computer model that identifies the parts of a person's brain responsible for epileptic seizures could be used to design personalized surgical procedures.
Scientists learn how poxviruses defeat the body's host defense Research shows how smallpox, a feared bioterrorism agent, and other poxviruses overcome the defenses of their hosts. Implications of the findings extend to cancer therapy.
350 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis in california hospital  The Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose announced December 13 that 368 mothers or parents, 308 employees, and 350 infants were possibly exposed to tuberculosis at the hospital due to an employee who was suspected of having active tuberculosis. The employee was placed on leave in mid November,
Emotion processing in brain changes with tinnitus severity People with tinnitus who are less bothered by their symptoms use different brain regions when processing emotional information, new research indicates. Tinnitus, otherwise known as ringing in the ears, affects nearly one-third of adults over age 65.

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