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.
Depending on whom you ask or what scientific paper you read last, spinal manipulation is either a mercifully quick, effective treatment for low-back pain or a complete waste of time.
Medical News Today: Men with unaggressive prostate tumors 'unlikely to develop, die from prostate cancer'
A new study from Johns Hopkins University finds the majority of men with low-risk prostate tumors are unlikely to progress to prostate cancer.
A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents and pediatricians should inform children about the risks of alcohol use from the age of 9 years.
A study investigating college student drug use has found that daily marijuana use has now surpassed daily cigarette smoking for the first time.
Kids who carry a certain gene variant are likely to become nearsighted if they read for more than 1 hour a day, scientists suggest.
Scientists may be able to force cancer cells to eliminate a crucial metabolic enzyme using a leukemia drug and another compound to disrupt the process of autophagy.
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
What is happening in week 9 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a peanut and their heartbeat may be heard for the very first time with the use of a handheld doppler.
A new study examines data from over 7,000 women to evaluate the risk factors among younger women that are associated with cardiovascular disease.
A new study has found that people who slept less than 5 hours a night were 4.5 times likely to catch a cold when exposed to the virus than people who slept 7 or more hours.
Find out about the health benefits of consuming tahini including lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, protecting against hormone-related cancers and maintaining bone health.