Tuesday, 31 March 2015
A new study finds that small differences in family income are associated with relatively large surface area differences in important brain regions among children in these families.
A new report from the National Cancer Institute and other bodies claims breast cancer consists of four subtypes, and incidence of these subtypes varies by age and other factors.
Monday, 30 March 2015
Evidence has emerged from the World Cancer Research Fund International CUP report on liver cancer that finds drinking coffee may reduce the risk of liver cancer.
Medical News Today: Our recall of familiar objects - like the Apple logo - may not be as accurate we think
A study that tested ability to recall the Apple logo, found only 1 out of 85 participants was able to draw it correctly, despite many being confident they would be able to do so.
A new study of nearly 3,000 UK children finds that only four parents described their child as being very overweight despite BMI scales showing 369 children were in that category.
Medical News Today: Fecal transplantation 'more effective than previously thought' for C. diff infection
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) provides both short- and long-term benefits for patients with C. difficile infection, according to a new study.
Sunday, 29 March 2015
Johns Hopkins researchers are trialling a new MRI technique to detect early-stage cancer, guide biopsies and monitor chemotherapy response.
Saturday, 28 March 2015
Medical News Today: Better joint replacement outcomes for obese patients who have weight-loss surgery
Weight-loss surgery prior to a knee or hip replacement for severely overweight patients may lead to better outcomes, according to two new studies.
Friday, 27 March 2015
A new review of published studies found low-quality evidence that xylitol in toothpaste protects against cavities, and even less quality evidence of it doing so in other products.
Researchers have found the herb roseroot may have antidepressive qualities, suggesting that it could have potential as an alternative treatment for mild to moderate depression.
When tested on the skin of mice, a new experimental therapy that uses nanoparticles to deliver an enzyme blocker cut wound healing time in half compared with no treatment.
Scientists have developed a new vaccine to treat Ebola that uses an inactivated whole virus to hopefully provide a broader and more robust immune response.
Medical News Today: Men who kept highly fit in midlife reduced their cancer death risks in older life
Keeping fit is good for the heart, and now oncologists have evidence that keeping fit in midlife may reduce the risk of death from cancer after the age of 65 years.
Thursday, 26 March 2015
Does the name given to a disease affect how it is treated? We look at a number of examples from around the world and attempt to gauge the impact of a recommended name change.
Medical News Today: Study vailidates first 'gold standard' technique for identifying early signs of Alzheimer's
The first 'gold standard' technique for measuring brain tissue loss - an early sign of Alzheimer's disease - has been validated in a new study led by UCLA researchers.
Following similar findings in mountain lakes and coastal waters, scientists suggest human-caused pollution may be having pathological effects on deep-sea fish.
Find out about the potential health benefits of chia seeds including preventing and treating diverticulitis, helping with weight loss and maintaining blood pressure.
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Beans - a staple food for nearly half a billion people - are under threat from rising temperatures. Now new heat-proof strains promise to protect this vital source of protein.
The discovery of a biomarker that predicts the response to chemotherapy in patients with the most malignant form of ovarian cancer will help lead to better treatment options.
In a new report published in The BMJ, experts from the UK warn that breast milk purchased online may pose serious health risks to infants and call for the market to be regulated.
La serotonina es un neurotransmisor, también conocido como 5-hidroxitriptamina, el cual podemos encontrar en la glándula pineal, las plaquetas de la sangrey y el tracto digest.
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy may be reflected in a higher rate of mouth and facial-touch movements in unborn babies, according to a pilot study.
The Alzheimer’s Association find that disclosure rates for the disease are “disturbingly low,” with less than half of patients reporting that they were told the diagnosis.
Medical News Today: Growth of global antibiotic use for livestock raises concerns about drug resistance
Use of antibiotics in livestock - used routinely in modern farming to prevent disease and promote growth - is set to rise 67% by 2030, raising concerns about increasing superbugs.
Medical News Today: Bringing chefs into school kitchens proves effective in randomized trial for healthy eating
A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics finds that chef-led school meals are effective at making healthy eating palatable for kids.
New big data methodology can analyse over 1 billion pieces of dataThis is a brain model with regions of interest highlighted.
Aprenda todo lo relacionado con los linfomas, un cáncer presente en el sistema inmunológico y glóbulos blancos de la sangre. Encuentre diagnósticos y tratamientos.
Monday, 23 March 2015
Researchers found that participants who slept for 45-60 minutes after a learning task had much better subsequent memory recall than those who did not have a nap.
Jennifer A. Doudna, inventor of a new DNA-editing tool, and 17 other scientists and ethicists call for a worldwide moratorium on creating inheritable changes to the human genome.
There is currently no blood test for early-stage osteoarthritis. Now, a new study shows it is possible to detect a biomarker of the disease in the blood before bone damage occurs.
The preliminary results of a small randomized controlled trial suggest that patients with less aggressive prostate tumors may benefit from taking vitamin D supplements.
Encuentre todo lo relacionado con la frecuencia cardíaca (cuántas veces el corazón se contrae y se relaja por minuto) y cómo tomar su pulso.
Sunday, 22 March 2015
Dermatologist-prescribed treatments are being left on pharmacy shelves by up to a quarter of people with acne, according to a new study.
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Medical News Today: Study warns of increasing incidence of brain bleeds in US population over next 15 years
A study estimates that by 2030, around 60,000 Americans a year will develop chronic brain bleeds, with many needing neurosurgery. This may put a strain on the medical community.
Friday, 20 March 2015
Women are 14% more likely to have sex with their partner if they get an additional hour of sleep the previous night, according to a new study.
Study reveals racial differences in the level of involvement women have in their breast cancer care, with minorities being less active in the selection of surgeon or hospital.
New research finds trust grows as we age and there is a strong link between trust and well-being through life, suggesting it is not a liability for older people.
Medical News Today: An interlock device in every new car 'could prevent 80% of drunk-driving deaths'
Introducing interlock devices to all newly built vehicles could prevent more than 60,000 alcohol-related motor vehicle deaths over the next 15 years, finds a new study.
Medical News Today: New drug 'halts disease progression' in patients with hard-to-treat Hodgkin lymphoma
Brentuximab vedotin proved effective in stopping disease progression in patients with hard-to-treat Hodgkin lymphoma when administered straight after stem cell transplantation.
Thursday, 19 March 2015
Medical News Today: Beauty in the beasties: how some of the world's creepiest critters may benefit your health
Spiders, snakes, bees; not many of us can say we like being around these creatures. But like them or not, they seem to be doing wonders for the medical world.
Researchers report that vitamin D supplementation does not work as an antihypertensive agent and cannot be recommended to control high blood pressure.
Pulling hair, biting nails, picking skin are not simply 'nervous' habits, a new study finds, suggesting they are instead associated with perfectionism, frustration and boredom.
New insights into how mucus is overproduced in diseases like asthma and COPD may lead to new treatments for these and other airway diseases.
Researchers find it is brain swelling in children with cerebral malaria that causes them to die from the disease - a discovery that may lead to new treatments for the condition.
Medical News Today: Doctors show race and social bias in study - but clinical decisions 'unaffected'
In online psychological tests of automatic responses, clinicians at a hospital showed subconscious race and social class biases, but these did not influence overall care provision.
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
The MIND diet - a hybrid of the Mediterranean and DASH diets - was linked to reduced Alzheimer's risk in a new study, even among participants who did not follow it explicitly.
One way to search for life on other planets is to study their colors for spectral biosignatures of life forms. Now, scientists have made a color catalog based on Earth's microbes.
Rosuvastatin has been lambasted in The BMJ by a doctor working for consumer group Public Citizen - and he hopes the statin's sales 'decline' for 'the sake of public's health.'
Medical News Today: Genetic variations may influence effect of aspirin, NSAIDs on colorectal cancer risk
While numerous studies have linked aspirin and NSAID use to lower risk of colorectal cancer, a new study claims this association may depend on specific genetic variations.
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
In a research letter, experts state that suboptimal vaccination levels have impaired community immunity to the disease and put the greater population at risk.
The largest genetic study ever undertaken to examine people's susceptibility to tuberculosis reveals important clues about the bacterium's effect on dendritic cells.
A study finds that law enforcement is among the most likely occupations for suicide, with farmers, doctors and soldiers also at the highest risk.
A recent headline in medical newsletters stating 'Pharmacists reluctant to give up on homeopathy' misrepresents the public position of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, the peak professional...
Study finds that law enforcement is among the most likely occupations for suicide, with farmers, doctors and soldiers also at the highest risk.
A new study investigating the global economic impact of type 2 diabetes finds that the US has the highest lifetime health care costs associated with the condition.
Monday, 16 March 2015
A new systematic review has revealed that a lack of social relationships could result in an increased risk of premature mortality comparable to obesity.
In an article published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, oncologists make recommendations on how to curb the rapidly escalating costs of cancer drugs in the US.
A groundbreaking trial shows that the common herpes antiviral valacyclovir reduces levels of HIV-1 even in patients without herpes - contrary to previous studies.
Researchers have developed a computational tool that can establish the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder developing in individuals within ten days of a traumatic event.
A Yale University study finds that it may be worth considering kidneys with acute injuries from deceased donors to fill the growing need for organ transplants.
Sunday, 15 March 2015
Medical News Today: Regional factors may drive inappropriate breast, prostate cancer imaging, study finds
Regional culture and infrastructure may be behind high rates of inappropriate breast and prostate cancer imaging, finds a new study.
Saturday, 14 March 2015
Why do states in the US West show much higher death rates because of exposure to the cold than the rest of the country? The researchers are not quite sure, but the stats stand out.
Friday, 13 March 2015
Medical News Today: Raising legal smoking age to 21 will save 'millions of lost life years' for today's children
The Institute of Medicine have produced a report on what the public health implications of raising the minimum age of legal access for tobacco products would be.
A new study has found that young adults who smoked marijuana daily as teens perform worse on memory tests and have hippocampal abnormalities, compared with non-users.
For the first time, researchers have generated missing immune cells from gene-edited stem cells made from cells of a patient with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency disease.
Experts believe a tobacco-free world could be achievable in less than 30 years time with the help of governments, international agencies and civil society.
Thursday, 12 March 2015
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's 'breakthrough:' noninvasive ultrasound technique restores memory in mice
A noninvasive ultrasound technology cleared beta-amyloid plaques in the brains of Alzheimer's mouse models, restoring their memory to healthy levels, a new study reveals.
Medical News Today: Mental and physical exercises may protect against cognitive decline in the elderly
A comprehensive intervention targeting the most important risk factors for age-related dementia has proved successful at reducing cognitive decline in seniors.
The National Health and Medical Research Council today released a statement concluding that there is no good quality evidence to support the claim that homeopathy is effective in treating health...
A new study of mice shows that head-direction cells in the brain - which act like a compass - are as electrically active during sleep as they are when the animals are awake.
A new study has demonstrated that older people who remain physically active could be protecting themselves from brain damage associated with movement difficulties.
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
The tens of trillions of microbes that live in the gut have some important implications for health, but do you know what they are? We investigate.
'Emotional warmth' in parenting is the key to making sure your children grow up full of self-esteem, rather than narcissism, according to a new study.
A recent study reports that 1 in 6 college students in the US misuse common medication originally prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
A new study suggests drivers with obstructive sleep apnea have an increased risk of road traffic accidents and that the risk reduces if they are receiving CPAP treatment.
Depression affects about 350 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of disability. Mindfulness training is a promising approach to decreasing depressive symptoms.
Medical News Today: Mix of stress, depression 'raises heart attack, death risk in heart disease patients'
Patients with coronary heart disease who experience high levels of both stress and depression may be at much higher short-term risk of heart attack or death, a new study finds.
A Korean research team at KAIST suggests that a systems approach using metabolite structural similarity helps to elucidate the mechanisms of action of traditional oriental medicineTraditional...
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
People taking the smoking cessation drug are advised to reduce the amount of alcohol they drink until they know how Chantix affects their capacity to tolerate alcohol.
A new study has identified a naturally occurring protein in the brain that suppresses binge drinking behavior. The protein could form the basis of new drug treatments.
A new study shows that organ-on-a-chip methods could soon offer more accurate, faster and cheaper ways of testing the safety and effectiveness of new drugs than using animals.
New data show rural areas suffer proportionally more suicide among young people than urban areas. Reducing gun access, doctors argue, at least by safe storage, could cut the toll.
Eating a vegetarian diet may reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer by 22%, with a pescovegetarian diet alone almost halving risk of the disease, according to a new study.
Monday, 9 March 2015
Researchers have found that administering a nasal spray containing oxytocin led to men consuming less calories in a subsequent meal than those who received a placebo spray.
By accumulating 'sleep debt' throughout the week, we put ourselves at increased risk of obesity and metabolic problems, according to new findings presented at ENDO 2015.
Medical News Today: New insights into brain inflammation may explain residual disability after stroke
A protein that is only present in damaged brains and absent from healthy brains persists in stroke patients' brains long after the event and may explain residual disability.
A 20-year study of older married couples finds that risk of widowhood went up when a spouse fell ill, but the risk of divorce only went up when a wife became ill.
A new study finds women who have a first-degree relative with prostate cancer - such as a father, brother or son - may be more likely to develop breast cancer after the age of 50.
You may have an inkling that you are pregnant soon after you have conceived. Though you may experience some, all, or none of these, here are the MNT top 12 signs of pregnancy.
Sunday, 8 March 2015
A medical center's analysis of treatment records found severely depressed patients were less likely to suffer a cardiovascular event if they were receiving antidepressants.
Saturday, 7 March 2015
If a husband or wife increases their physical activity levels, their spouse is much more likely to follow suit, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers.
Friday, 6 March 2015
A report published this week has revealed that between 1994 and 2012, suicide rates by suffocation have increased greatly among adolescents, and particularly among females.
Flame retardants used in cell phones and other electronic devices may be a cause of obesity, after researchers found they caused fat cell accumulation and weight gain in zebrafish.
Scientists have created nanocarriers that can selectively deliver chemotherapy drugs locally to lung tumor sites without touching healthy tissue, potentially reducing side effects.
Postexposure injection for a single aid-working doctor's case suggests promise, so fast-tracking development of Ebola vaccines proven in animals 'is a matter of utmost urgency.'
Findings add to growing body of evidence that environmental factors contribute to negative psychosocial outcomesYoung women with ADHD who have been exposed to abuse, neglect or other traumas in...
Exercise during pregnancy provides numerous health benefits to both the mother and baby. Maintaining fitness boosts mood, energy, sleep and prevents excess weight gain.
Thursday, 5 March 2015
A new report states that the number of heroin-related overdoses in the US have almost quadrupled since 2000, with most of this increase occurring between 2010 and 2013.
In a new guideline, the World Health Organization states that daily free sugar intake should not exceed 10% of total energy intake.
A new study shows that the shape of a tumor cell can influence its response to inflammatory molecules in the immune system, so as to either drive or stop cancer.
Patients with gout may have a 24% lower risk of Alzheimer's, according to new research, and it may be down to a neuroprotective effect of uric acid accumulation in the blood.
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Using a new technology to screen venoms from 205 species of spider, researchers identified seven compounds that show promise for the treatment of chronic pain.
The first study of its kind since the 1920s finds that rats in New York City carry the Oriental flea, notorious for their role in transmitting the bubonic plague.
A new study finds that people with reduced heart function - as measured by cardiac index - are more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
A new study that suggests that adults aged 30 and older only catch flu an average of twice every 10 years, while children are likely to contract the virus much more frequently.
A panic attack is an experience of sudden and intense anxiety. With treatment, symptoms of panic can be eliminated and control of your life can be regained - help is at hand.
Tuesday, 3 March 2015
A study investigating compliance with an age-verification law has demonstrated that minors are easily able to circumvent age restrictions and purchase electronic cigarettes online.
Acetaminophen is the most widely-used painkiller worldwide. However, a new systematic review finds that use of the analgesic is linked with numerous adverse events.
Researchers have made a copper molecule that binds to the DNA of cancer cells and stops them replicating. It also kills them more quickly than the widely used chemo drug cisplatin.
Researchers have found that people who drink between three and five cups of coffee a day have the lowest prevalence of clogged arteries.
Good health is affordable - that's the conclusion of new research that finds a link between lower death risk and a diet rich in nuts, peanuts in particular.
Monday, 2 March 2015
Medical News Today: Most doctors succumb to parents' requests to delay vaccinations, despite concerns
The majority of doctors receive parental requests to alter childhood vaccination schedules. Despite having concerns, most doctors agree to such requests, according to new research.
Medical News Today: Minimally invasive migraine treatment 'reduced painkiller use in 88% of patients'
A retrospective analysis of 112 patients with migraines or cluster headaches found that the new intranasal sphenopalatine ganglion blocks treatment improved symptoms by 36%.
Scientists have uncovered a previously overlooked biological mechanism that switches on metastasis in cancer cells, enabling them to spread to other parts of the body.
More than 50% of adults currently aged 30-49 and 50-64 are at risk of developing chronic kidney disease at some point in their lives, according to new research.
A psychological experiment involving sharing chocolate with a hypothetical peer shows that kids who have low levels of sympathy may share out of moral respect.
Sunday, 1 March 2015
Participants who believed their cigarettes were nicotine-free when they actually contained the substance displayed different brain activity as a result, according to new research.