Health News Health News from en 60 UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 1, 2015 By United Press International UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 02:30:07 -0500,%20April%201,%202015 Latest News - Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 02:10:53 -0500 Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Dave Chappelle hit by banana peel during New Mexico show Kate StantonSANTA FE, N.M., April 1 (UPI) -- Christian Englander has been arrested for throwing a banana peel at Dave Chappelle during his stand-up show in Sante Fe on Monday. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 02:03:30 -0500 Latest News - NIH awards $2.1 million grant to counter antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative bacteria The National Institutes of Health has awarded Dr. Walter Fast, associate professor of medicinal chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin's College of Pharmacy, a four-year $2.1 million grant to develop small-molecules that counter antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative bacteria. If successful, the research could lead to new drugs for ... Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:51:09 -0500$2.1%20million%20grant%20to%20counter%20antibiotic%20resistance%20in%20Gram-negative%20bacteria The Medical News UTSA biologist recognized for showing leadership in advancing the discipline of reproductive biology John McCarrey, professor of biology in the UTSA College of Sciences, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award from the Society for the Study of Reproduction. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:29:27 -0500 The Medical News New study shows physical activity largely absent from majority of U.S. institutions Exercise may play a critical role in maintaining good health, but fewer than half of the physicians trained in the United States in 2013 received formal education or training on the subject, according to new research from Oregon State University. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:21:23 -0500 The Medical News Video gamers perform more accurately than non-gamers on certain visual tasks Many studies show that video gamers perform better than non-gamers on certain visual tasks, like managing distractors and identifying targets, but a small new Brown University study provides gamers with some cognitive bonus points. The study results suggest that gaming not only improves their visual skill but also may improve ... Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:13:35 -0500 The Medical News Women with a history of depression at risk for developing diabetes during pregnancy A history of depression may put women at risk for developing diabetes during pregnancy, according to research published in the latest issue of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing by researchers from Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:01:07 -0500 The Medical News FGF21 protein can boost regenerative effects of human PPARα Researchers at UC Davis have illuminated an important distinction between mice and humans: how human livers heal. The difference centers on a protein called PPARα, which activates liver regeneration. Normally, mouse PPARα is far more active and efficient than the human form, allowing mice to quickly regenerate damaged livers. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:57:02 -0500 The Medical News UT Arlington electrical engineer developing low-power integrated circuit for directional hearing aids A University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering researcher is developing a more efficient, low-power integrated circuit for directional hearing aids that will lead to a better quality of life for hearing impaired people. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:49:46 -0500 The Medical News Senior drivers strive to stay on the road Don Robertson isn't the type to let a snowstorm on the first day of spring -- or his age -- stop him from doing his appointed rounds. "Driving means to keep motivated," says "Mr. Don" as he set outs in his SUV to pick up a fellow Jersey Shore senior ... Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:43:48 -0500 Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Man killed by his mother-in-law's falling tombstone Kate StantonTHROOP, Pa., April 1 (UPI) -- Stephen Woytack died Monday at a cemetery in Throop, Pa., where his mother-in-law's tombstone fell on top of him. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:27:20 -0500's%20falling%20tombstone Latest News - Neurocrine Biosciences, Mitsubishi Tanabe to develop and commercialize NBI-98854 in select Asian markets Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an exclusive collaboration and licensing agreement for the development and commercialization of its VMAT2 inhibitor, NBI-98854, in Japan and other select Asian markets with Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:20:26 -0500,%20Mitsubishi%20Tanabe%20to%20develop%20and%20commercialize%20NBI-98854%20in%20select%20Asian%20markets The Medical News Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles Kate StantonLOS ANGELES, April 1 (UPI) -- Joni Mitchell was reportedly rushed to the hospital and placed in intensive care on Tuesday. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:53:56 -0500 Latest News - Stigma stalks India's leprosy sufferers as disease returns Ganga Kalshetty was just two years old when India declared itself leprosy-free in 2005, giving her family hope that she would be spared the disfiguring disease and its social stigma. Kalshetty lives in one of India's dozens of informal "leper colonies", where many of her relatives are afflicted with the ... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:46:45 -0500's%20leprosy%20sufferers%20as%20disease%20returns Health News Headlines - Yahoo News