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Study demonstrates negative impact of weakened motorcycle helmet laws in Michigan
NEWS MEDICAL Skull fractures and other head and facial injuries from motorcycle trauma in Michigan have doubled since that state relaxed its motorcycle helmet laws, reports a study... 5 hours
Experts outline new approach to total abdominal wall transplantation for complex cases
NEWS MEDICAL For some patients undergoing intestinal or multi-organ transplantation, closing the abdominal wall poses a difficult surgical challenge. 5 hours
Researchers use chemical array to find malignant cells within melanoma tumor
NEWS MEDICAL Melanoma is a particularly difficult cancer to treat once it has metastasized, spreading throughout the body. University of Illinois researchers are using chemistry to find the... 5 hours
New device can help stroke patients recover some control over paralyzed limbs
NEWS MEDICAL Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a device fitted over their paralyzed hands gained some control over their... 5 hours
New study finds clear trend of HIV patients persisting with treatment longer than usual
NEWS MEDICAL With antiretroviral drugs, HIV has become a manageable chronic condition, but only so long as patients continue to take the... 6 hours
Total abdominal wall transplantation provides new option for transplant recipients with severe defects
NEWS MEDICAL For some patients undergoing intestinal or multi-organ transplantation, closing the abdominal wall poses a difficult surgical challenge. 6 hours
New drug offers hope to patients with hepatitis C
NEWS MEDICAL Patients with hepatitis C who suffer from advanced stages of liver disease have renewed hope, thanks to findings by researchers who have discovered that a new drug significantly reduces their... 6 hours
The GOP health bill's Medicaid cuts could leave millions of women uninsured
ABC NEWS 17 million women in the U.S. ages 18-64 have health insurance through Medicaid. 8 hours
WATCH: Top tips to avoid summer health hazards
ABC NEWS Best practices for avoiding sunburns, spoiled food and insect-borne diseases. Plus, how to stay safe on the road. 10 hours
Preliminary: BRCA variations may work alongside COMT variation to reduce breast cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers find through looking at genetic data sets of presumed cancer-free women who carry BRCA 1/2 variants, the co-occurrence of a rare COMT genetic... 10 hours
Chemical array draws out malignant cells to guide individualized cancer treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Melanoma is a particularly difficult cancer to treat once it has metastasized, spreading throughout the body. Researchers are using chemistry to find the deadly, elusive malignant... 10 hours
Many patients with early-stage breast cancer receive costly, inappropriate testing
SCIENCE DAILY A study shows that asymptomatic women who have been treated for early-stage breast cancer often undergo advanced imaging and other tests that provide little if any medical benefit,... 10 hours
Infections, other factors raise risk of pregnancy-related stroke in women with preeclampsia
SCIENCE DAILY Infections, chronic high blood pressure and bleeding or clotting disorders increase the risk of pregnancy-related stroke in women with preeclampsia. Although pregnancy-related stroke is... 10 hours
CRKL in 22q11.2; a key gene that contributes to common birth defects
SCIENCE DAILY The research findings imply that patients with genitourinary birth defects due to 22q11.2 changes in gene dosage should also be evaluated for other potential... 10 hours
Cellular stress in the brain may contribute to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
SCIENCE DAILY Research shows that cellular stress in the brain may contribute to development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. 10 hours
Sweetening connection between cancer and sugar
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have found that some types of cancers have more of a sweet tooth than others. 10 hours
New cellular target may put the brakes on cancer's ability to spread
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered a biochemical signaling process that causes densely packed cancer cells to break away from a tumor and spread the disease elsewhere... 10 hours
Century-old drug as potential new approach to autism
SCIENCE DAILY In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to children with autism spectrum disorder... 10 hours
Summer health hazards to avoid on Memorial Day
ABC NEWS A few steps to make long-awaited outside adventures a little safer. 11 hours
Could This Backpack-Wearing Pigeon Really Deliver Drugs?
LIVE SCIENCE Police captured an unlikely drug smuggler — a homing pigeon — carrying a custom-made backpack loaded with what supposedly are 178 ecstasy pills. But are pigeons adept enough to navigate for deliveries? 11 hours
New drug offers renewed hope to patients with hepatitis C
NEWS MEDICAL Patients with hepatitis C who suffer from advanced stages of liver disease have renewed hope, thanks to findings by researchers who have discovered that a new drug significantly... 12 hours
Medical News Today: Statins may improve heart structure, function
MNT Study suggests that people who use statins are less likely to have a thickened heart muscle and an enlarged heart - both risk factors for heart disease. 13 hours
Medical News Today: Airborne diseases: Types, prevention, and symptoms
MNT In this article, learn about the most common types of airborne diseases, how they spread, and what steps you can take to prevent them. 13 hours
Medical News Today: The Lazarus phenomenon: When the 'dead' come back to life
MNT It is not often that patients who have been declared dead return to life, but it does happen. We explore what is... 13 hours
Some types of cancers are heavily dependent on sugar, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL In a new study, scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas have found that some types of cancers have more of a sweet tooth than... 13 hours
Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy could help protect children against asthma
NEWS MEDICAL A new study published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found that taking Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy can positively modify the... 13 hours
Safety tips to help decrease risk for developing skin cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Did you know that skin cancer is highly preventable? Because May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we want to highlight the fact that our lifestyle choices contribute greatly to our chances... 13 hours
New study finds dramatic reorganization of the gut caused by weight loss surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Obesity, already a global epidemic, is on the rise. Over one-third of the U.S. population is currently afflicted, according to the Centers for Disease... 13 hours
Why communication is vital—even among plants and funghi
PHYS.ORG Plant scientists at the University of Cambridge have found a plant protein indispensable for communication early in the formation of symbiosis - the mutually beneficial relationship between plants and fungi. Symbiosis significantly... 14 hours
Medical News Today: Old drug points to promising new direction for treatment of autism
MNT A trial of 10 boys with autism shows dramatic but transient results with one treatment of a century-old drug, and... 14 hours
Venetian physician had a key role in shaping early modern chemistry
PHYS.ORG Newly discovered notes show for the first time the Venetian doctor who invented the thermometer and helped lay the foundations for modern medical treatment also played... 14 hours
High levels of PFOA found in mid-Ohio River Valley residents from 1991 to 2013
PHYS.ORG New research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) reveals that residents of the Mid-Ohio River Valley (from Evansville, Indiana, north... 14 hours
No green light for latest traffic light app following expert evaluation
PHYS.ORG FROM sat-nav to automated parking and collision avoidance systems - cars are equipped with an increasing array of electronic aids designed to reduce the scope for... 14 hours
Old drug points to promising new direction for treatment of autism
MNT A trial of 10 boys with autism shows dramatic but transient results with one treatment of a century-old drug, and supports cell danger idea of the... 14 hours
Nausea after eating: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
MNT Feeling nauseated after eating can indicate a variety of underlying conditions. Learn more about the causes of nausea and when to see a doctor. 15 hours
Medical News Today: Nausea after eating: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
MNT Feeling nauseated after eating can indicate a variety of underlying conditions. Learn more about the causes of nausea and when to see a doctor. 15 hours
US death rates from Alzheimer's disease increased 55 percent from 1999 to 2014
MNT Death rates from Alzheimer's disease (AD) increased 55 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to data released today in the CDC's Morbidity... 16 hours
Cellular stress in the brain may contribute to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
MNT Disruptions in a protein folding process occurring in the brain, known as endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, may cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, independent of... 16 hours
Isolated Greek villages reveal genetic secrets that protect against heart disease
SCIENCE DAILY A genetic variant that protects the heart against cardiovascular disease has been discovered. The cardioprotective variant was found in an isolated Greek population, who are known... 16 hours
Bioelectricity new weapon to fight dangerous infection
SCIENCE DAILY Changing natural electrical signaling in non-neural cells improves innate immune response to bacterial infections and injury. Tadpoles that received therapeutics, including those used in humans for other purposes, which depolarized their cells had higher... 16 hours
Innate genetic advantage contributes to better outcomes in newborn infant girls than boys, research shows
NEWS MEDICAL Newborn infant girls have better outcomes than their male counterparts due to an innate genetic advantage in responding... 17 hours
Swiss scientists create artificial viruses to combat cancer cells
NEWS MEDICAL Swiss scientists from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and the University of Basel have created artificial viruses that can be used to target cancer. 17 hours
Norwegian study shows huge potential of Sigmascreening’s pressure based paddle for women’s health
NEWS MEDICAL Sigmascreening, a Dutch MedTech developer and world leader in the field of pressure based digital mammography and breast cancer screening, announces that... 17 hours
Biovica appoints Samuel Rotstein as Scientific Advisor
NEWS MEDICAL Dr Rotstein received his Ph.D at Karolinska Institutet and has worked as an oncologist for almost 40 years. He was previously Head of Department at the Oncology Clinic at Danderyd Hospital where he together... 17 hours
Study: Combining non-invasive ventilation and home oxygen therapy can reduce hospital readmissions for chronic COPD patients
NEWS MEDICAL Recently published advancements in pulmonary research suggest that the combination of non-invasive ventilation and home oxygen... 17 hours
LMD’s V-Sensor and app could reduce number of avoidable deaths in India
NEWS MEDICAL Leman Micro Devices, the developer of regulated consumer healthcare products that is backed by major players within the mobile device industry, has announced that... 17 hours
Combined use of two existing drugs appears to slow cancer's tendency to spread, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL A team led by Johns Hopkins researchers has discovered a biochemical signaling process that causes densely packed cancer... 17 hours
New NMR machine at TSRI’s Florida campus will help advance drug development process
NEWS MEDICAL The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance facility at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute is becoming one of the most advanced in... 17 hours
Daily Consumption of Fruits, Vegetables May Reduce Risk of Blockages in Leg Arteries
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and... 17 hours
WHO announces new flagship programs for African region over next two years
NEWS MEDICAL The World Health Organization’s Regional Director for Africa announced today four new flagship programs for the region over the next two years, including a... 18 hours
ERT’s Centralized LCI Services improve data quality to measure disease progression in respiratory clinical trials
NEWS MEDICAL ERT, a global data and technology company that minimizes uncertainty and risk in clinical trials, today introduced an... 18 hours
FIRS releases new report that outlines global burden of respiratory disease
NEWS MEDICAL The Forum of International Respiratory Societies, an organization comprised of the world’s leading international respiratory societies working together to improve lung health globally, today released “The... 18 hours
Improving mental health with NewMed's latest gadget
NEWS MEDICAL NewMed now stocks ELF emmit, a smartphone-operated PEMF therapy device to improve mental wellbeing. 18 hours
Chronic sleep deprivation increases risk of neurological disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Recent research in mice indicates that destructive activity of cells in the brain is increased after sleep deprivation and may increase the risk of developing dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease. 18 hours
Mortality rates for Alzheimer's in United States has increased to 55% over a 15 year period
NEWS MEDICAL According to the data released by the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of Centers for Disease... 18 hours
Researchers discover cardioprotective genetic variant in isolated Greek population
NEWS MEDICAL A genetic variant that protects the heart against cardiovascular disease has been discovered by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators. 18 hours
Medical News Today: Stress rash: How stress affects the skin
MNT What is a stress rash and what are the effects of stress on the skin? Learn about available treatments, alternative causes, and prevention. 18 hours
Researchers successfully synthesize cancer agent thapsigargin
PHYS.ORG Queen's University researchers have successfully synthesized the anticancer agent thapsigargin, which could now open the door to the creation of new cancer drugs. 18 hours
Researchers break down plastic waste
PHYS.ORG What to do proteins and Kevlar have in common? Both feature long chain molecules that are strung together by amide bonds. These strong chemical bonds are also common to many other naturally occurring molecules as well as man-made... 18 hours
Chemists synthesize molecular pretzels
PHYS.ORG Chemists at the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences have discovered a new class of molecules. This week they report in Nature Communications on their synthesis method leading to 'quasi[1]catenanes': pretzel-like molecules consisting of two molecular... 19 hours
New technique could increase success rate, life span of implantable devices
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A new technique being developed at Purdue University could provide patients who require implantable catheters in the treatment of neurological and other disorders with a reliable... 19 hours
Clinical study tests 100-year-old drug in children with autism spectrum disorder
NEWS MEDICAL In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally... 20 hours
UK Lebanon Tech Hub to fund research and development of non-invasive blood glucose-monitoring device
NEWS MEDICAL UK Lebanon Tech Hub announced today that it will fund the research and development of ediamond (Electromagnetic Diabetes Monitoring Device):... 20 hours
Philips sponsors research to help COPD patients breathe easier
NEWS MEDICAL Recently published advancements in pulmonary research suggest that the combination of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and home oxygen therapy (HOT) can significantly prolong time to readmission or death for patients with... 20 hours
Bouldering may be used to effectively treat symptoms of depression, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL A growing body of research suggests that bouldering, a form of rock climbing, can help build muscle and endurance while reducing stress -- and... 20 hours
Attendance of UK MedTech companies highest recorded at CMEF
NEWS MEDICAL The largest delegation of UK healthcare companies took part in this year’s China Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF); waving the British flag for innovation in China. 20 hours
Israel: Netanyahu's bladder stone successfully removed
ABC NEWS Office of Israeli prime minister says medical procedure to remove Netanyahu's bladder stone successful 20 hours
German kindergartens to name parents who skip vaccine advice
ABC NEWS The German government wants kindergartens to inform authorities if parents fail to prove they have attended a doctors' consultation on child vaccination 21 hours
Scientists discover enzyme that supports brain tumor growth
MNT New research conducted by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reveals the mechanism behind how brain tumors feed, grow, and spread. 21 hours
Alcohol, drug, and violence related injuries in adolescence carry similar risk of later suicide as self-harm
MNT Study suggests that adolescents admitted for drug, alcohol, or violence related injury should be seen by... 21 hours
Medical News Today: Postmenopausal bleeding: Is it normal?
MNT Menopause is the result of a natural decline in hormones, but what causes postmenopausal bleeding? How is it diagnosed and what are the treatment options? 22 hours
Medical News Today: Letter from the Editor: May 2017
MNT Managing Editor Marie Ellis gives her monthly update, including top stories, interesting findings, and a bit of information about you, dear reader. 22 hours
Medical News Today: Scientists discover enzyme that supports brain tumor growth
MNT New research conducted by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reveals the mechanism behind how brain tumors feed, grow, and spread. 22 hours
GOP focus on lowering health premiums may undermine benefits
ABC NEWS Republicans want lower premiums, but quality health insurance doesn't come cheap 22 hours
Study reveals how enzyme allows brain tumors to grow despite harsh surroundings
NEWS MEDICAL All cancer tumors have one thing in common – they must feed themselves to grow and spread, a difficult feat since they are usually... 23 hours
Health care providers should review Ebola response plans to avoid mistakes, say experts
NEWS MEDICAL With an Ebola outbreak underway in the Democratic Republic of Congo, experts say health care providers should review their Ebola response plans now to... 23 hours
The Latest: Botulism outbreak seems limited to 1 cheese bag
ABC NEWS California health officials say botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese sauce appears limited to an opened bag of the sauce 1 day
Trial shows promising results for new medicine in treating severe asthma patients
NEWS MEDICAL A trial led by a McMaster University respirology professor shows promising results for a new medicine for severe asthma patients. 1 day
Immunotherapy can be more effective in NSCLC patients who received radiation therapy, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by UCLA scientists has found that the breakthrough immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab can be more effective in improving... 1 day
Study uncovers stroke risk factors for pregnant women with preeclampsia
NEWS MEDICAL Women with preeclampsia, a common complication of pregnancy, face a heightened risk of stroke during pregnancy and postpartum if they have urinary tract infections, chronic high blood pressure,... 1 day
Study suggests Zika virus poses wider threat in human pregnancies
NEWS MEDICAL Zika virus infection passes efficiently from a pregnant monkey to its fetus, spreading inflammatory damage throughout the tissues that support the fetus and the fetus's developing nervous system,... 1 day
American Chiropractic Association offers tips for healthier travels
NEWS MEDICAL You've been in the car or the plane for hours, your back is aching and your legs are stiff and sore; you can't wait to stand up and get moving again. 1 day
NCCN ORP funds researchers to evaluate targeted treatment in EGFRm+ non-small cell lung cancer
NEWS MEDICAL The National Comprehensive Cancer Network Oncology Research Program has funded two investigators from NCCN Member Institutions through a collaborative scientific... 1 day
Genetic risk factor for equine eye cancer identified
SCIENCE DAILY A genetic mutation in horses has been identified that should help identify horses that are at risk for squamous cell carcinoma of the eye and enable horse owners to make informed breeding... 1 day
Health care law would increase hunger and poverty among millions in the U.S.
NEWS MEDICAL Bread for the World is alarmed that 23 million people, including 14 million on Medicaid, would lose health insurance coverage under the American Health... 1 day
New research focuses on tracking health variables of professional race car driver with diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL New Michigan State University research is the first to help a professional race car driver with diabetes improve his performance... 1 day
Preliminary study: Co-occurrence of COMT and BRCA 1/2 variants may reduce breast cancer incidence
NEWS MEDICAL Research looking at genomic data from women with a genetic risk for breast cancer, who may never develop cancer, found... 1 day
Georgia State researchers renew $2.3 million federal grant for diabetic vascular disease research
NEWS MEDICAL Dr. Ming-Hui Zou, director of the Center for Molecular & Translational Medicine and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Molecular Medicine,... 1 day
Researchers develop new method for rapidly sorting HIV viruses
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at EMBL, ESPCI Paris, and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative have developed a new technique for rapidly sorting HIV viruses, which could lead to more rapid development of a... 1 day
The Poppy and the Poet: How a Remembrance Symbol Was Born
HISTORY World War I took a greater human toll than any previous conflict, with some 8.5 million soldiers dead of battlefield injuries or disease. The Great War,... 1 day
An environment-dependent transcriptional network specifies human microglia identity
Science Magazine Microglia play essential roles in central nervous system (CNS) homeostasis and influence diverse aspects of neuronal function. However, the transcriptional mechanisms that specify human microglia phenotypes are largely unknown. We examined the... 1 day
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Ancestral alliances: Plant mutualistic symbioses with fungi and bacteria
Science Magazine Within the plant microbiota, mutualistic fungal and bacterial symbionts are striking examples of microorganisms playing crucial roles in nutrient acquisition. They have coevolved with their hosts since initial plant adaptation... 1 day
Rapid binge-like eating and body weight gain driven by zona incerta GABA neuron activation
Science Magazine The neuronal substrate for binge eating, which can at times lead to obesity, is not clear. We find that optogenetic... 1 day
WATCH: Alzheimer's disease: The basics
ABC NEWS The progressive disease is the most common form of dementia. 1 day
GOP senators say tough report complicates health care bill
ABC NEWS Republican senators are conceding that a scathing report on the GOP's House-passed health care bill has complicated their effort to write their own legislation 1 day
Ancient genetic markers in sockeye salmon can help manage healthier fish stocks
SCIENCE DAILY A recent study identifies new genetic markers in sockeye salmon that can help improve management of fish populations. 1 day
Rate of Alzheimer's disease deaths jumped 54 pct. in 15 years, CDC finds
ABC NEWS There were 93,541 deaths related to Alzheimer's disease in 2014. 1 day
Viral protein may help chickenpox virus spread within the body
SCIENCE DAILY The virus that causes chickenpox -- varicella zoster virus (VZV) -- possesses a protein that could enhance its ability to hijack white blood cells and spread throughout the... 1 day
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