Thursday, 31 December 2015
Devil facial tumor disease is a contagious cancer threatening to wipe out Tasmanian devils. Now, researchers have identified a second form of transmissible cancer in the animals.
Wednesday, 30 December 2015
A newly published study reveals that CBD reduces seizure frequency for children and young adults with epilepsy, offering hope for the over 5 million Americans with the condition.
Tuesday, 29 December 2015
New research suggests that non-clinical anxiety changes the 'neural coding' of external threats from sensory circuits to motor circuits, which produce action.
Monday, 28 December 2015
A new analysis, looking at previous research into the effects of caffeine on endurance, shows that a cup of joe might be more beneficial than we thought.
Sunday, 27 December 2015
People who are predisposed to develop RA are less likely to develop it if they have been taking omega-3 fish oil and supplements, say researchers.
Saturday, 26 December 2015
Gaining weight and being unable to lose it is probably influenced by genetic factors. A better understanding of individual differences could lead to personalized therapy.
Friday, 25 December 2015
Researchers suggest that just a few surprisingly positive experiences with a stranger triggers a learning signal in the brain that can increase a person's ability to empathize.
Thursday, 24 December 2015
The liver-derived hormone FGF21 suppresses mouse and primate appetite for sugar; the findings could help regulate diet to prevent or treat diabetes.
Wednesday, 23 December 2015
Researchers have found rare germline mutations in genes across 12 different cancer types that affect a person's risk of cancer, which they say could lead to better genetic testing.
Tuesday, 22 December 2015
While IVF is often stopped after three or four unsuccessful attempts, new research finds increasing the number of cycles past this point could lead to live births.
After observing that some gastrointestinal disease in premature human and mouse infants progresses only when certain immune system white blood cells go into inflammatory overdrive, Johns Hopkins...
Monday, 21 December 2015
A large study reveals that planned home births do not put babies or their mothers at increased risk of harm, compared with planned hospital births.
Sunday, 20 December 2015
Women who participated in a 16-week exercise program experienced milder symptoms of hot flashes than those who did not exercise. Sweating and cutaneous vasodilation were decreased.
While studies have shown acupuncture is effective for chronic pain in adults, new research suggests the treatment may also be a feasible treatment for children with the condition.
Saturday, 19 December 2015
People who sleep less spend more time eating and drinking while doing another activity - such as watching television - increasing the risk of obesity.
Friday, 18 December 2015
A pine bark extract called Pycnogenol has been shown to improve cognitive function in people with high levels of oxidative stress in a new study.
Drinking four to five cups of coffee daily - even the decaffeinated kind - could lower risk of death from a number of causes, including heart disease and diabetes, say researchers.
Thursday, 17 December 2015
Austin Powers - a character created by comedian Mike Myers - plays to the stereotype that the English have bad teeth; a new study dispels this myth.
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Antibiotics can successfully treat appendicitis, if the choice is made by the family, leading to fewer disability days and lower costs.
Tuesday, 15 December 2015
The herpes zoster virus causes chickenpox and shingles; following shingles, there appears to be a higher risk of acute cardiovascular events such as stroke or myocardial infarction
What is happening in week 22 of your pregnancy? Your baby is the size of a small doll and their grip is growing stronger and stronger.
Monday, 14 December 2015
Cancer rates have dropped in wealthier countries, where screening and prevention have improved, but they have risen in low- and middle-income countries due to lifestyle factors.
Friday, 11 December 2015
Researchers found the flavonoid apigenin - found in thyme, parsley and other plants and herbs - boosts formation of human cells and strengthens their connections.
Helping people with dementia engage in singing or listening to music benefits not only their memory, but it also improves mood, new study finds.
Likelihood much greater for those with 'risk-taking' gene.Seeing others drink alcohol or use drugs makes it more likely that teenagers will engage in antisocial behavior on the same day, according...
Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Both treatments should be made accessible to patients with major depressive disorder, experts advise.
Genome sequencing by a research team shows that most Ebola cases in Liberia probably came from a single introduction of the virus, and this helped fuel the disease elsewhere.
Tuesday, 8 December 2015
A cannabis derivative shows promise in treating childhood epilepsy that is resistant to other medications. FDA-approved clinical trials are under way.
Monday, 7 December 2015
New research finds that older men who take alpha-blockers - typically used to treat high blood pressure and improve urine flow - are at increased risk for stroke.
Sunday, 6 December 2015
Innovative neuroscience research uses pharmaceutical interventions to turn anxious rats from shrinking violets into social butterflies.
Saturday, 5 December 2015
There is strong evidence that people eat more if portions are larger. To defeat obesity, researchers suggest regulatory measures to reduce portion sizes.
Increased telomerase associated with decreased hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and cellular aging.
Thursday, 3 December 2015
Epigenetic markers in men's sperm change according to their weight, and if they have children when they are obese, their offspring may inherit tendencies to obesity.
Patients hospitalized for cancer treatment commonly use complementary and integrative health (CIH) approaches such as nutritional supplements, special diets, and massage according to a new study.
Wednesday, 2 December 2015
The latest study to investigate long-term effects of television watching on cognitive functioning might have you reaching for power button on the remote.
Tuesday, 1 December 2015
Irrelevant chatter among proteins appears to underlie cystic fibrosis; the discovery offers hope for a solution to the life-threatening condition.
A study that examines cardiorespiratory fitness in young adulthood finds long-term cardiovascular benefits; previously, most studies have only examined this link in older adults.
Experts say consumers should be just as aware of the potential for sugar-free beverages, candy and sports drinks to cause tooth decay as they are of the link to sugar.
An MRI study reveals that substantial weight loss can significantly slow the progression of knee cartilage degeneration in people who are obese.
Researchers have established a link between testosterone, type 2 diabetes, obesity and renal failure, leading them to ask if testosterone could be a metabolic hormone.
New research implies that people who ignore their instinct and do not follow their gut are more likely to be dishonest and cheat when given the opportunity.
How we rate the taste and overall quality of foods may be largely dependent on the price we pay for them, according to new research.
Children who have a dog at home are less likely to have mental or emotional problems and anxiety. Owning pets could be a strategy to ward off mental health issues later in life.
A study of university students has shown that certain skin problems, including alopecia and pruritis can be exacerbated by stress.
An innovation in condom technology has the potential to save countless lives. On World AIDS Day, we look at a groundbreaking condom design with a double pronged attack.
Rates of cesarean section vary widely between countries. The WHO suggest that 19% may be the optimal rate; the current US rate is over 30%.
Brain accumulation of beta-amyloid protein in Alzheimer's disease may cause impairments by depleting levels of a DNA repair protein produced by the breast cancer gene BRCA1.
While they have known about multinucleated giant cells for a 100 years, scientists are only now clarifying their role as the immune system's specialist removers of large materials.
A new study comparing levels of certain genes in chimpanzees and humans might show us a glimpse of mechanisms that evolved to stave off Alzheimer's.
What is happening in week 20 of your pregnancy? Your baby is the size of a cantaloupe and you may be able to identify its gender with an ultrasound scan.
Tobacco tax is a hot political topic. A new study shows that an increase in tobacco taxation produces a significant drop in infant mortality.
Monday, 30 November 2015
Music therapy can enhance terminally ill patients' wellbeing and relaxation. This treatment has been known since the 1970s, but there is little scientific research on the subject.
Four years after the approval of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for aortic stenosis, a review of registry data shows the procedure has improved patient outcomes.
Sunday, 29 November 2015
A new analysis from the National Institutes of Health finds the gender gap for alcohol use in the US is closing, with women drinking almost as much as men.
Saturday, 28 November 2015
A high-fat diet does not only lead to weight gain; a new study finds too much fat in the body may also trigger an autoimmune response that destroys brain cell connections.
Friday, 27 November 2015
Probiotic treatment does not benefit preterm babies by preventing sepsis, necrotizing enterocolitis or death, says research, which contrasts a previous study.
Thursday, 26 November 2015
Researchers have found that 'microvesicles' - tiny particles released by cells - can penetrate human cartilage, a discovery that could lead to new treatments for arthritis.
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Everyone loves a little indulgence over the holidays, but what happens to our body when we overindulge? We find out and look at ways to avoid a food-poisoning catastrophe.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Proteins produced by the gut microbiome as a reaction to nutrients in the gut may send signals to the brain to tell a person when he or she is full or hungry.
Young women who have suffered a heart attack or a stroke continue to have a higher risk of fatality or further injury than those who have not experienced a cardiovascular event.
Researchers found that people who were happier had larger gray matter volume in a brain region called the precuneus, which they say can be targeted with meditation.
Researchers looking into horizontal gene transfer have revealed why it can lead to the spread of traits - including antibiotic resistance.
Scientists have successfully turned human skin cells into neurons that signal to each other with serotonin, creating a useful lab tool for studying this essential brain chemical.
Researchers have found an easy way to remove nanoparticles from blood by exploiting differences in the electrical properties of the particles in the plasma surrounding them.
A global panel of experts this week released a report on how the Ebola epidemic was handled. The conclusion: things need to be changed, swiftly.
In a first-in-man operation, a virtual reality device has been used to successfully open up a chronically blocked right coronary artery.
Monday, 23 November 2015
Using a test involving a raisin and a plastic cup, researchers found they could predict a toddler's attention and learning abilities at the age of 8.
Sunday, 22 November 2015
Eating healthily, and especially eating a healthful breakfast, can double test scores, according to research into 5,000 children in the UK.
Saturday, 21 November 2015
Men receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer may find twice-weekly yoga sessions can help maintain life quality and alleviate some side effects, new research suggests.
Men receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer may find twice-weekly yoga sessions can help maintain life quality and alleviate some side effects, new research suggests.
From a study of almost 1,000 women in Bolivia, researchers found roundworm infection increased chances of pregnancy, while hookworm infection reduced it.
Thursday, 19 November 2015
In light of actor Charlie Sheen's announcement that he has HIV, we look at the signs and symptoms of the virus and discuss why many people are discouraged from HIV testing.
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
A new study demonstrates how mice inoculated with Candida albicans had reduced gastrointestinal colonization after being fed coconut oil.
Bright light treatment either alone or combined with an antidepressant was an effective and well tolerated treatment for adults with nonseasonal major depressive disorder (MDD) in a randomized...
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
Researchers found that a drug used to treat alcoholism - disulfiram - awoke dormant HIV in patients with the virus, bringing a cure one step closer.
Monday, 16 November 2015
An intervention aimed at improving antibiotic prescribing for UTIs has been deemed effective and opens new paths for future initiatives.
Sunday, 15 November 2015
Mindfulness meditation is shown in MRI scans to affect different parts of the brain than placebo cream, and to reduce pain more than a placebo.
Saturday, 14 November 2015
Psychological tests to measure emotions around food show that vanilla makes people feel happy, and surprising tastes can change a person's mood.
Friday, 13 November 2015
The first clinical trial of uterus transplantation in the US will be conducted by Cleveland Clinic, after the hospital received approval from its Institutional Review Board.
Thursday, 12 November 2015
Young Americans who become involved in the justice system are more likely to die early, especially if their interactions become complex, involving incarceration.
A new study in mice has found that certain antibiotics worsen MRSA infections, prompting researchers to call for clinical studies.
If a parent dies of suicide, the offspring have a greater risk of committing suicide later; a new study shows that even if the parent died of other causes, the risk is also high.
Medical News Today: New vaccine could offer 'cheaper, more effective' treatment for high cholesterol
A new vaccine that targets a cholesterol-regulating protein called PCSK9 was found to dramatically reduce 'bad' cholesterol in mice and monkeys, suggesting it could work in humans.
By looking for common genetic alterations in two different data volumes of cancerous versus healthy samples, researchers have compiled a robust catalog of pan-cancer biomarkers.
Using electrical stimulation to eliminate bacteria biofilms may offer an alternative to antibiotics for the treatment of wounds, researchers say.
Research presented at the 2015 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting shows long-term benefits of using olokizumab to treat RA.
Find out more about antioxidants, natural molecules that help neutralize free radicals in our bodies, including how to incorporate more antioxidants into your diet.
With the ever-worsening obesity problem in America, a new study makes some rather worrying and surprising findings: signs of heart disease start younger than expected.
Prescribing patients PPIs in the hospital to decrease the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding may increase their chance of life-threatening infections.
Changes in humor - particularly development of a darker sense of humor - may occur at least 9 years before onset of frontotemporal dementia or Alzheimer's, a new study finds.
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Researchers have created fully implantable, wireless devices that have the potential to block pain that is not currently treatable with other therapies.
Monday, 9 November 2015
Researchers saw a rise in blood pressure and stress hormone responses among young adults just 30 minutes after they consumed one energy drink, which may raise cardiovascular risk.
Riding a bus or train to work rather than driving may lower the risk of high blood pressure, overweight and diabetes, according to new research from Japan.
Sunday, 8 November 2015
People who sleepwalk are more likely to suffer from headaches and migraines while awake, but they may not feel pain during injuries that occur while sleepwalking, new study says.
Contrary to previous research, a new study suggests the right hemisphere of the brain does not hinder speech recovery after stroke - it helps improve it.
Friday, 6 November 2015
Knowledge about the vitamin D level of a population is important in order to assess the proportion that is vitamin D deficient or is at risk of becoming deficient, and to develop food strategies that...
The equivalent of 300 oranges' concentration of vitamin C impairs growth of KRAS- or BRAF-type colorectal cancer cells through a process of oxidization, a new study finds.
Thursday, 5 November 2015
Research has shown that CBT may be more effective in the long term than light therapy in alleviating seasonal affective disorder, a condition that affects 6% of Americans.
In BMJ Case Reports this week, doctors warn of the dangers posed by herbal remedies after a trained herbalist accidentally overdosed on the "deadly nightshade" herbal medicine.
Wednesday, 4 November 2015
A study shows that one night's missed sleep can cause impairment to insulin sensitivity equal to 6 months on a high-fat diet, emphasizing a need for healthy sleeping habits.
The American Heart Association and American Thoracic Society have produced guidelines to help doctors, health workers and parents care for children with pulmonary hypertension.
Pre-market registration, clearer disclaimers, better standards for identifying substances are good first steps to a safer market for supplements.A former principal deputy commissioner of the U.S.
Analysis of anti-vaccine websites reveals that many contain misinformation, pseudoscience and anecdotes; understanding how they work may help to counter their negative messages.
Death rates rose for white Americans aged 45-54 between 1998-2013, which researchers have attributed to suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, and chronic liver disease and cirrhosis.
A new study shows that health apps are frequently used by Americans, but there are challenges to keeping users engaged. Researchers suggest areas for more engagement.
Medical News Today: Scientists developing model that predicts drug side effects in different patients
Scientists are developing a model to predict how different patients may respond to a drug based on their genetic and metabolic profiles.
Tests on rats show it is possible to better identify the edges of brain tumors on scans using a protein. If successful in humans, it could improve tumor removal and save lives.
Sweetened drinks have been linked to numerous ailments over the years. Recent research looks to add heart failure to the ever-growing list of negative health outcomes.
What is happening in week 17 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a turnip and may react to loud noises in your environment.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome may be at greater mental health risk, due to hormonal imbalances during fetal growth, suggests a new study.
Research shows that slight improvements in the American diet have helped save lives and reduce health costs, but there is still a long way to go, and more regulations are needed.
Monday, 2 November 2015
Use of most prescription drugs increased in the US from 1999-2012, prompting a call for regular assessment of such data, to inform approaches to common issues in health care.
A large scale investigation by researchers at the University of York found that the use of Alexander Technique or acupuncture can significantly relieve chronic neck pain.
Sunday, 1 November 2015
While a wife likes to receive emotional support from her husband, a husband is more likely to become frustrated when giving and receiving such support, a new study finds.
Friday, 30 October 2015
A new study confirms that when children see advertisements for fast food directed at their age group, especially with toys, they will ask to visit the restaurant advertised.
Research conducted at the University of Warwick indicates that chronic pain sufferers could benefit from therapy to help them sleep better.
Thursday, 29 October 2015
Aspirin is often hailed the 'wonder drug' due to its many potential health benefits. We take a look at these benefits, as well as the risks associated with the widely used drug.
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Highlights Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of drugs used to treat acid reflux and other acid-related gastrointestinal conditions, may increase the risk for developing chronic kidney...
Singing to babies may keep them calm much longer than talking to them, even if you do use baby talk, according to the findings of a new study.
Tuesday, 27 October 2015
The rate of deaths from the five leading causes - heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and unintentional injuries - has fallen in the US since 1969, according to a new study.
Monday, 26 October 2015
When marijuana users suffer stroke, it is more likely to be caused by arterial stenosis than by cardioembolism, unlike in non-users.
Sunday, 25 October 2015
A study comparing risk-taking attitudes of children and teens in Puerto Rico and the Bronx shows that teens in the US are more likely to take risks.
Saturday, 24 October 2015
Researchers in Germany who surveyed 20,000 people have concluded that birth order makes no difference to personality, and minimal difference to intelligence.
Friday, 23 October 2015
Researchers have found that two drugs already approved by the FDA for other conditions can help strengthen hair growth, offering hope for people with baldness and alopecia.
Thursday, 22 October 2015
Research into DNA from the teeth of Iron and Bronze Age individuals shows that the Black Death existed 5,783 years ago - 3,300 years earlier than previously believed.
From 2001 to 2013, use of marijuana has doubled, finds a new study, which also reveals that use disorders have likewise increased during that time.
Being and working in a garden combined with active job coaching can effectively help women on long-term sick leave return to work.
Taking just an 81-mg dose of aspirin daily may increase a woman's chance of getting pregnant, particularly if they have miscarried previously, suggests new research.
Researchers explain how levels of sinovial fluid are maintained in cartilage and suggest that keeping active can prevent depletion and osteoarthritis.
Drug-resistant forms of the deadliest malaria parasite - currently confined to Asia - can infect African mosquitoes, suggesting risk of spread to Africa is higher than assumed.
An analysis of two huge cancer databases identifies over 100 new cancer driver genes and helps explain how tumors driven by the same gene may lead to different patient outcomes.
Botox appears to prevent heart rhythm problems in patients following bypass surgery, according to an article published by the AHA.
Researchers say injecting rats with an appetite-suppressing gene led to long-term weight loss without the side effect of reduced bone mass often found with dieting.
New research reveals that diesel exhaust degrades 50% of the most common floral scents used by bees to search for flowers and could be contributing to the decline in pollinators.
Research comparing MRI scans taken 10 years apart reveals that men's and women's hearts change differently over time; for instance, men's tend to get heavier and hold less blood.
The American Academy of Pediatrics insist that no alcohol should be consumed during pregnancy in order to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
What is happening in week 15 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a navel orange and is developing its ability to breathe.
Scientists have stumbled upon a way to make leukemia cells kill each other, through the application of antibodies. In lab conditions, 15% of cells were killed in 24 hours.
Researchers suggests the risk of melanoma skin cancer may be predicted by the number of moles a person has on their right arm - a finding they say could be useful for doctors.
Scientists have discovered where the blockage lies that prevents people who are aware - but in a vegetative state - from responding.
Babies who are born prematurely may experience weaker connections in brain networks linked to attention, communication and emotion, a new study suggests.
Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Researchers have identified a high-risk version of gene that interacts with high estrogen levels in women, increasing the chance of heart disease.
The ACS have issued new breast cancer screening guidelines, starting with optional screening from 40, and including annual screening from 45-54 years.
Researchers have developed a test that can measure levels of mitochondrial DNA in embryos, which may help doctors identify embryos likely to lead to successful pregnancy via IVF.
Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Despite previous conflicting studies, new research finds that use of stored blood for transfusions after heart surgery is safe and does not influence patient outcomes.
Though previous guidelines recommended delaying the introduction of potentially allergenic foods to infants, a new review suggests the earlier, the better, to prevent allergy.
Sunday, 18 October 2015
A new test for antibodies could make it possible to detect Alzheimer's and other diseases at a stage early enough to preempt, delay or prevent them.
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Following an outbreak of listeria in 2014, caused by caramel apples, researchers warn that they must be eaten fresh or kept in a refrigerator.
Friday, 16 October 2015
Researchers found that activating certain neurons in the brains of mice immediately induced REM sleep - the dreaming phase - while deactivating them stopped REM sleep.
A study of three groups of people living as hunter-gatherers in different parts of the world suggests that lack of sleep is not specific to the 'modern' world.
Wednesday, 14 October 2015
An MRI tool has been used to investigate the effect of autism on the areas of the brain affecting social interaction, highlighting lack of connectivity and excess blood flow.
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
A major study has shown that while use of opioids for nonmedical purposes has decreased, the disorders relating to use have increased, in what is being termed an 'epidemic.'
Seal of approval may falsely reassure patients; these apps should be removed from NHS libraryThere is no proof that 85% of the depression apps currently recommended by the NHS for patients to...
Researchers from the US have collaborated on a treatment for Ebola with 100% success in curing primate monkeys, offering hope that a therapy will be developed in the near future.
A synthetic version of diamonds - called nanodiamonds - could lead to early detection of cancers through MRI imaging, according to new a study by researchers from Australia.
A new study finds that using a metronome improves the percentage of compressions delivered within an acceptable rate to pediatric manikins when administering CPR.
A solar-powered system developed by MIT engineers is helping a remote community of subsistence farmers in Mexico to convert brackish well water and rain water into purified water.
A discovery about the molecular mechanisms that control pain signals to a region of the brain promises to open new research avenues for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy.
Researchers suggest a man's life behaviors may alter a protein found in sperm to influence the health of both his children and grandchildren.
Researchers have created an algorithm that identifies genetic changes to predict whether a man is homosexual or heterosexual with up to 70% accuracy.
Medical News Today: Low oxygen before birth, high-salt diet may pose risk for cardiovascular disease
Experiments on mice show that low oxygen before birth and a high-salt diet in later life increase the chance of cardiovascular disease.
Sunday, 11 October 2015
Children born to women with high levels of PBDEs in their cord blood during pregnancy show elevated signs of attention deficiency. PBDEs were used as a flame retardant until 2004.
Saturday, 10 October 2015
People with coronary heart disease who think positively develop better health habits, leading to better outcomes, according to new research.
Friday, 9 October 2015
In line with Mental Health Awareness Week, we look at the risk factors for depression among older adults, as well as the signs of the condition and how it can be treated.
Thursday, 8 October 2015
Research has found that bariatric surgery can increase the likelihood of self-harm and suicide in some morbidly obese patients, suggesting a need to review counseling procedures.
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
New research suggests that having sex - even during so-called non-fertile periods - changes the immune system, increasing chances of conception.
Though often seen as a mundane chore, a new study suggests dishwashing can be an effective stress-relieving tool if we focus solely on the task at hand.
Sunday, 4 October 2015
Could it be this simple? A new study suggests replacing sitting with walking for 1 hour each day could reduce the risk of early death by up to 14%.
Saturday, 3 October 2015
Researchers have found that the use of inhaled corticosteroids during the first 2 years of life may be linked with stunted growth, potentially leading to loss of growth potential.
Thursday, 1 October 2015
The results of a small study of patients being treated for chronic heartburn suggest that the longer, more comprehensive interaction that is typical of visits with complementary and integrative...
In the US, 2,360 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. But still, many people believe that it only affects women. We investigate the reasons why.
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
In the future, one test could detect any virus in a human or animal. Enhanced virome sequencing has already been proven to indicate 52% more viruses than standard testing.
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Patients with gastrointestinal cancers who took aspirin after diagnosis were more than twice as likely to survive as those who did not take the drug, a new study finds.
Sleep clinics aimed at parents of children with challenging behaviour can improve the chances of a peaceful night, a team of specialists has concluded.
A new phase 3 trial finds that overall survival is longer for patient with non-small cell lung cancer treated with the drug nivolumab compared with chemotherapy drug docetaxel.
Monday, 28 September 2015
Researchers have uncovered a possible treatment for preeclampsia, identifying a strategy that could increase the duration of a pregnancy by 8-15 days.
Friday, 25 September 2015
New research finds that the risk of death is increased as a result of hearing impairment in the over-70s, for those with mild as well as more severe hearing loss.
Thursday, 24 September 2015
A survey of more than 130,000 Americans has shown that consuming fruits and vegetables does lead to weight loss, and highlights the ones that are best for this purpose.
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Around 73% of people with sleep apnea were found to have depressive symptoms in a new study, suggesting the sleep condition could be misdiagnosed as depression.
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Research into tau acetylation has led researchers to believe that salsalate - a drug used to treat arthritis - may help prevent and reverse some of the effects of Alzheimer's.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends counseling and pharmaceutical interventions to help adults and pregnant women quit smoking.
Monday, 21 September 2015
Researchers have identified chronic traumatic encephalopathy in 95% of brains tested belonging to ex-NFL players, indicating a link between football and long-term brain disease.
Sunday, 20 September 2015
Medical News Today: Silicone vaginal ring may help protect underprivileged women against HIV, herpes
Scientists hope a new silicone vaginal ring design will enable effective delivery of drugs against human immunodeficiency virus and sexually transmitted diseases.
Saturday, 19 September 2015
A new study that takes the experience of elite athletes who have a diet high in nitrates shows there are benefits for people with heart failure, too.
Friday, 18 September 2015
A new meta-analysis suggests that napping for longer than an hour and excessive daytime sleepiness could be linked with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
A new study finds that consuming caffeine in the evening delays the body clock by 40 minutes, with implications for jet lag and sleep disorders.
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
A new study suggests bovine leukemia virus presents higher odds for human breast cancer than obesity, alcohol consumption or postmenopausal hormones.
Monday, 14 September 2015
A study in Spain cautiously suggests that a Mediterranean diet with olive oil may help prevent breast cancer, compared with a low-fat diet.
Saturday, 12 September 2015
Giving students more time to eat their lunch, new research suggests, may allow them to eat more of their meal and encourage healthier food choices.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, the peak organisation representing pharmacists across all sectors of the profession, has issued a position statement recognising that complementary...
Friday, 11 September 2015
A new blood test proves almost 70% accurate in diagnosing cancer by identifying cancer-related gene mutations. Researchers say it could soon replace biopsy for some patients.
Thursday, 10 September 2015
A WHO joint report says while global rates of under-5 deaths have plunged to under 50% of their 1990 levels, big challenges remain, especially in the period at or around birth.
A high BMI in men and the type of fat men develop could be reducing their risk of getting rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research from Sweden.
A tiny biodegradable implant successfully halted cancer progression in mice by 'trapping' circulating cancer cells, preventing them from starting tumors in other parts of the body.
Medical News Today: Naturally occurring compounds could block protein behind age-related muscle loss
Naturally occurring compounds found in apple peel and green tomatoes could be harnessed to prevent age-related muscle wasting, according to the findings of a new study.
Drug resistance is a major contributor to the worldwide malaria problem. Now, a new study suggests a new way to attack resistant parasites in the blood by disrupting key genes.
A new study from Australia covering more than 4,000 adults suggests that developing arthritis may increase the risk of falling into poverty - especially for women.
A study reveals a number of improvements to the health outcomes of extremely preterm infants, such as an increase in survival without complications for those born at 25-28 weeks.
Almost half the US adult population has diabetes or prediabetes, according to a new study. However, the study also reveals that diabetes prevalence in the country has leveled off.
A new study adds to increasing evidence that electronic cigarettes act as a 'gateway' to traditional cigarette use for adolescents and young adults.
Medical News Today: Thousands of lives at risk from snake bites as doctors warn antivenom is running dry
The last batch of effective snake bite antivenom known as Fav-Afrique is due to run out in 2016 and a replacement is unlikely until at least 2018, warn MSF.
Contrary to previous reports, a new study suggests the widely used smoking cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) is not associated with heart disease, depression or self-harm.
Regulators have approved Varubi (rolapitant) to prevent delayed phase chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, a side effect that can disrupt patients' lives and their therapy.
In mapping the instructions for making 1,000 protein complexes common to most animals, scientists offer a powerful tool for studying causes of diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's.
Research into desmoplastic melanoma by an international team of scientists based at UCSF points toward immunotherapy as an effective approach to treating cancer.
A new molecular test to calculate biological age could help clinicians to identify the people most at risk of age-related diseases.
A new study from China identifies an important biomarker in stomach cancer lesions that gives patients a more reliable indicator of their survival rates.
A recent study of high school students found that nearly 1 in 5 had used electronic cigarettes to vaporized cannabis or byproducts of the drug.
Job stressors such as long work hours and and high job demands may harm health as much as secondhand smoke exposure, according to the findings of a new study.
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
New research reveals that smokers who had stroke in a specific region of the brain were considerably more likely to quit smoking that those whose strokes occurred elsewhere.
Monday, 7 September 2015
The AAP have found a shift in the source of transmission of pertussis from mothers to siblings and call for greater protection through booster vaccinations.
Sunday, 6 September 2015
A small study on the effects of vitamin C finds the supplement is as effective as exercise against a blood vessel-constricting protein, benefiting cardiovascular health.
Friday, 4 September 2015
Studies have suggested aspirin and other NSAIDs may help fight cancer if used alongside other immunotherapy treatments. Now, new research adds to the evidence.
Findings also highlight acupuncture's ability to induce a stronger placebo effect than oral medicationsAcupuncture may be a viable treatment for women experiencing hot flashes as a result of...
Thursday, 3 September 2015
A paralyzed man has been able to move his legs voluntarily, making thousands of steps, thanks to a robotic step-training device and noninvasive spinal stimulation.
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
Recent research has found that breastfeeding may help mothers with multiple sclerosis to avoid relapses in the first 6 months after giving birth.