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US could back 1st pot-derived medicine
ABC NEWS Parents who have used cannabis to treat severe epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as the US government nears decision on drug made from marijuana plant 6 minutes
Study on social interactions could improve understanding of mental health risks
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators have released the results of a study that outlines how age, socioeconomic status, and other factors might contribute to social isolation and poorer mental health. 2 hours
Often overlooked glial cell is key to learning and memory
SCIENCE DAILY Glial cells surround neurons and provide support -- not unlike hospital staff and nurses supporting doctors to keep operations running smoothly. These often-overlooked cells, which include oligodendrocytes and... 2 hours
Overuse of agricultural chemicals on China's small farms harms health and environment
SCIENCE DAILY The size of farms in China is a key contributor to the overuse of agricultural chemicals, and as a result they may be too... 2 hours
WHO releases new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO The World Health Organization yesterday (18th of June 2018) in Geneva released the latest edition (11th) of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). 2 hours
Gaming disorder an official disease condition says WHO
NEWS MEDICAL The World Health Organization (WHO) this week has released the new ICD – 11 or the 11th edition International Classification of Diseases this week that officially classifies gaming disorder as a condition.... 3 hours
Late onset of diabetes could be indicative of pancreatic cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Onset of pancreas cancer after the age of 50 years could be a sign of development of pancreatic cancer finds a new study. 3 hours
Researchers develop new method to preserve fertility in boys with prepubertal cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center researchers in Beer-Sheva, Israel are developing a cell culture system that for the first... 3 hours
Scientists point to potentially promising treatment target for deadly brain cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists report finding a potentially promising treatment target for aggressive and deadly high-grade brain cancers like glioblastoma. But they also say the current lack of a... 4 hours
The force is strong within us: New study explores cell mechanics at work
SCIENCE DAILY A research team focused on measuring the stiffness, bending, twisting and viscosity of individual cells -- focused on a breast cancer cell... 4 hours
Why being left-handed matters for mental health treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Treatment for the most common mental health problems could be ineffective or even detrimental to about 50 percent of the population, according to a radical new model of emotion in the brain. 4 hours
WATCH: Gaming disorder added to the International Classification of Diseases
ABC NEWS The World Health Organization said gaming becomes a problem when physical or psychological health, social life or other daily activities are affected. 7 hours
Use of 'alternative' supplements doubled in teens: Study
ABC NEWS Use of digestive aids, probiotics, energy, non-vitamin substances increasing. 8 hours
Overuse of agricultural chemicals on China's small farms harms health and environment
PHYS.ORG The size of farms in China is a key contributor to the overuse of agricultural chemicals, and as a result they may be too... 9 hours
Playing video games too much might lead to a real problem, WHO says
ABC NEWS Gaming disorder has been added to an international classification of diseases. 9 hours
Scientists learn more about how gene linked to autism affects brain
SCIENCE DAILY New preclinical research shows a gene already linked to a subset of people with autism spectrum disorder is critical to healthy neuronal connections in the developing... 9 hours
Faster, cheaper, better: A new way to synthesize DNA
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have pioneered a new way to synthesize DNA sequences through a creative use of enzymes that promises to be faster, cheaper, and more accurate. DNA synthesis is a fundamental... 9 hours
Daily fasting works for weight loss, finds report on 16:8 diet
SCIENCE DAILY Daily fasting is an effective tool to reduce weight and lower blood pressure, according to a new study that examines the effect of time-restricted eating on... 10 hours
When it comes to weight loss in overweight and obese adults with knee osteoarthritis, more is better
SCIENCE DAILY Overweight and obese individuals with knee osteoarthritis can reduce pain and significantly improve function... 10 hours
Electrical wire properties of DNA linked to cancer
SCIENCE DAILY New research finds a connection between a cancer mutation and electron-mediated DNA repair. 10 hours
Scientists create continuously emitting microlasers with nanoparticle-coated beads
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found a way to convert nanoparticle-coated microscopic beads into lasers smaller than red blood cells. These microlasers, which convert infrared light into light at higher frequencies, are among the smallest... 10 hours
GOP, Dem governors back benefits for pre-existing conditions
ABC NEWS A bipartisan group of governors is speaking out against a Trump administration decision that could narrow access to health insurance benefits for those with pre-existing conditions. 10 hours
Targeting the engine room of the cancer cell
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a highly innovative computational framework that can support personalized cancer treatment by matching individual tumors with the drugs or drug combinations that are most likely to kill them. 10 hours
Novel combination as potential therapy for high-risk neuroblastoma
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers at VCU Massey Cancer Center in Richmond, Virginia, have identified a promising target to reverse the development of high-risk neuroblastoma and potentially inform the creation of novel combination therapies for the... 10 hours
Rare mutation of gene carried by Quebec family gives insight into how the brain is wired
SCIENCE DAILY VIDEO The study of a Quebec family with an unusual gene provides novel insight into how our... 10 hours
Laser-sonic scanner aims to replace mammograms for finding breast cancer
SCIENCE DAILY For women over 40, mammography is a necessary yet annoying procedure to endure every year or two. The technique, while valuable for reducing breast cancer deaths, is less... 10 hours
Algorithm speeds up process for analyzing 3D medical images
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers describe a machine-learning algorithm that can register brain scans and other 3D images more than 1,000 times more quickly using novel learning techniques. 10 hours
Genomics offers new treatment options for infants with range of soft tissue tumors
SCIENCE DAILY The genetic causes of a group of related infant cancers have been discovered by scientists. Whole genome sequencing of tumours revealed mutations... 11 hours
New clinical trial finds no evidence to support use of tamsulosin for kidney stones
NEWS MEDICAL The latest research into finding medications to aid the passage of ureteral or kidney stones has shown that tamsulosin is... 11 hours
WVU researcher aims to produce updated whooping cough vaccine
NEWS MEDICAL Before the whooping-cough vaccine came into widespread use in the 1940s, about 9,000 American children died from the infection each year. Today, thanks to the vaccine's efficacy, reported cases of... 11 hours
BIDMC scientists develop new tool to benefit patients with HCV-associated liver failure
NEWS MEDICAL An estimated 3.5 million people in the United States have chronic hepatitis C (HCV), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 11 hours
Study finds more information about how gene linked to ASD affects the brain
NEWS MEDICAL New preclinical research shows a gene already linked to a subset of people with autism spectrum disorder is critical to healthy neuronal... 11 hours
Synthetic receptors can rewire cell functions and minimize side-effects
PHYS.ORG One of the challenges of modern pharmacology is specificity. Despite therapeutic effects, drugs can often have side effects. The biological basis for this has to do with the proteins and... 11 hours
New tool determines best treatment plan for adults with severe asthma
NEWS MEDICAL One in 12 adults and one in 11 children in the United States are living with asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.... 11 hours
Medical News Today: What to expect from a bronchoscopy
MNT A bronchoscopy is a safe, relatively quick procedure. It allows a doctor to examine the inside of the lungs, which can help them to diagnose the cause of breathing problems... 12 hours
Scientists find potential disease-fighting 'warheads' hidden in bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests scientists could build better drugs by learning from bacteria-derived molecules called thiocarboxylic acids. 12 hours
'Be personal and appreciative': Research shows effective responses to online feedback
SCIENCE DAILY As more patients leave feedback on online platforms including social media, new research shows how health and social care organizations can offer value in their response. 12 hours
New way to determine protection of Men B vaccine against different strains
SCIENCE DAILY A new approach is being assessed by Public Health England for its potential to routinely test all meningococcal disease cases. 12 hours
First birth cohort to receive HPV vaccine: The vaccine works
SCIENCE DAILY Girls in the first birth cohort to be offered and receive the HPV vaccine showed a lower degree of dysplasia which may eventually lead to cervical cancer than... 12 hours
Gut microbes may contribute to depression and anxiety in obesity
SCIENCE DAILY Like everyone, people with type 2 diabetes and obesity suffer from depression and anxiety, but even more so. Researchers now have demonstrated a surprising potential contributor to these... 12 hours
Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about facial tics
MNT Facial tics are sudden, involuntary muscle movements in the face. They can be mild or severe, making it difficult for a person to carry out everyday... 13 hours
Medical News Today: Are gut bacteria to blame for anxiety, depression in obesity?
MNT A study of mice with diet-induced obesity suggests that increases in anxiety and depression behavior may be due to gut bacteria altering... 13 hours
Are gut bacteria to blame for anxiety, depression in obesity?
MNT A study of mice with diet-induced obesity suggests that increases in anxiety and depression behavior may be due to gut bacteria altering brain chemistry. 13 hours
Everything you need to know about facial tics
MNT Facial tics are sudden, involuntary muscle movements in the face. They can be mild or severe, making it difficult for a person to carry out everyday activities. Facial tic disorders include transient... 13 hours
Ultrasound-based technology for assessing overweight adolescents with liver disease
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have successfully tested a new technology for use in the assessment of overweight adolescents with liver disease. 13 hours
Weight loss can lead to pain reduction, study finds
ABC NEWS Weight loss may be the best treatment for obese people with knee osteoarthritis. 13 hours
Researchers discover new defense mechanism against oxygen radicals
NEWS MEDICAL Oxygen radicals occur as a by-product when living beings burn carbohydrates or fat. They are suspected of accelerating the ageing process in humans and animals, and to be partly responsible for severe... 13 hours
Medical News Today: Religious belief may extend life by 4 years
MNT A new study of over 1,500 obituaries finds that religious affiliation is linked with a 4-year longevity boost. Social conformity may play a role. 14 hours
Unique immune-focused AI model creates largest library of inter-cellular communications
PHYS.ORG New data published in Nature Biotechnology, represents the largest ever analysis of immune cell signaling research, mapping more than 3,000 previously unlisted cellular interactions, and yielding the first... 14 hours
Addgene keeps flow of CRISPR plasmids fast and affordable
PHYS.ORG As a key global enabler of the revolutionary genome editing technology known as CRISPR, the nonprofit organization Addgene has made available more than 100,000 CRISPR plasmids (circular DNA fragments) to... 14 hours
Rewiring plant defence genes to reduce crop waste
PHYS.ORG Plants can be genetically rewired to resist the devastating effects of disease—significantly reducing crop waste worldwide—according to new research into synthetic biology by the University of Warwick. 14 hours
Rendell, ex-Pennsylvania governor, says he has Parkinson's
ABC NEWS Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 15 hours
Critics scoff at UK govt claim of Brexit spending dividend
ABC NEWS British Prime Minister Theresa May says a 3.4 percent a year boost to health care funding will be partly paid for by a "Brexit dividend" of money saved... 15 hours
Medical News Today: Vitamin D may decrease breast cancer risk, study reports
MNT Vitamin D is crucial to our health, and now, new research has found a 'marked' association between blood levels of this vitamin and breast... 15 hours
Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about allergic eczema
MNT Allergic eczema, or contact dermatitis, is a skin condition that occurs when a person’s skin comes into contact with an allergen. It causes a dry, red,... 15 hours
Scientists create continuously emitting microlasers with nanoparticle-coated beads
PHYS.ORG Researchers have found a way to convert nanoparticle-coated microscopic beads into lasers smaller than red blood cells. 15 hours
Electrical wire properties of DNA linked to cancer
PHYS.ORG One of the biggest helpers in our bodies' ongoing efforts to prevent DNA mutations—mutations that can lead to cancer—is actually rather tiny. Electrons, as it turns out, can signal proteins that repair... 15 hours
Helicopter parenting may negatively affect children's emotional well-being, behavior
SCIENCE DAILY It's natural for parents to do whatever they can to keep their children safe and healthy, but children need space to learn and grow on their own, without Mom or... 15 hours
Weight loss of 20% or greater results in better outcomes for overweight, obese adults with knee osteoarthritis
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers previously showed that overweight and obese individuals with knee osteoarthritis can reduce pain... 15 hours
The Really Strange Way a Tick Bite Could Harm Your Heart (Hint: It Involves Red Meat)
LIVE SCIENCE People with a rare red meat allergy may have a higher risk of heart disease, a... 16 hours
Radiation therapy alone may be enough to treat older, sicker patients with anal cancers
NEWS MEDICAL The incidence of anal cancer continues to rise. Despite making the headlines with Farrah Fawcett, people are still reluctant to... 16 hours
WATCH: What is salmonella infection or salmonellosis?
ABC NEWS The bacterial disease affects the intestinal tract and is most frequently acquired through contaminated food or water. 16 hours
Skin tone makes big difference in diagnosis and treatment of dermatologic conditions
NEWS MEDICAL Should a health care provider consider the color of a patient's skin in making a medical decision? 16 hours
Scientists discover genetic causes underlying group of related infant cancers
NEWS MEDICAL The genetic causes of a group of related infant cancers have been discovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Wuerzburg and their collaborators. 16 hours
Research finds addictions to be diseases of the brain, not criminal behavior or personality disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Alcohol dependence, and opiate, cocaine and other stimulant addictions, are all diseases of the brain that have behavioral... 16 hours
Medical News Today: Why is my urine foamy?
MNT A fast urine stream sometimes causes urine to appear foamy. However, foamy urine is also a symptom of several medical conditions. In this article, learn about the potential causes, including dehydration, kidney... 17 hours
Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of rotator cuff tendinitis?
MNT The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons in the shoulder. Injuries and overuse can harm it, leading to inflammation of the connective tissues.... 17 hours
Study combines gene editing and stem cell technologies to predict person’s risk for heart disease
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists may now be able to predict whether carrying a specific genetic variant increases a person's risk for... 17 hours
Research explores role of autopsy in cardiovascular medicine
NEWS MEDICAL Autopsy is often an overlooked source of medical insight which may be hindering advances in cardiovascular medicine, according to new research published in a special issue of the American Heart Association's journal... 17 hours
Innovative drugs and new European treatment guidelines refine, improve MS therapy
NEWS MEDICAL MS is the most common neurological disease in young adults. There are about 2.3 million people worldwide who face a high risk of ever worsening disabilities... 17 hours
Study finds increased risk of mortality in people with cold agglutinin disease in five years after diagnosis
NEWS MEDICAL Bioverativ Inc., a Sanofi company dedicated to transforming the lives of people with rare... 17 hours
Mechanical thrombectomy appears to be important therapy for acute stroke in very old patients
NEWS MEDICAL The mechanical removal of blood clots in acute stroke is highly effective but not suitable for all patients. 17 hours
Scientists to focus on big data and genetics to identify risk factors for dementia
NEWS MEDICAL Physical activity plays an important part in dementia prevention. In order to identify risk factors for this neurological disease more... 17 hours
WATCH: For those with a common joint disorder, weight loss could mean pain reduction
ABC NEWS A new study found that for people with knee osteoarthritis, losing 20 percent of your body weight may reduce joint... 18 hours
Gene editing technology predicts heart disease risk
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists could now use gene editing and stem cell technologies to predict whether carrying a specific gene variant increases the risk of heart disease. 18 hours
New stimulation method increases hope for improving disorders of consciousness
NEWS MEDICAL To diagnose patients with severe brain injuries reliably, their state of consciousness has to be evaluated several times with suitable tools. 18 hours
Drug used to treat myelofibrosis can awaken ‘dormant’ lymphomas in the bone marrow
NEWS MEDICAL Most patients with myelofibrosis, a rare chronic disorder of the haematopoietic cells of the bone marrow, benefit from drugs from the JAK2... 18 hours
New study focuses on best, cost effective practices to bridge treatment gap for brain disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Up to eight out of ten patients with a brain disorder remain untreated or inadequately treated. But what... 18 hours
Medical News Today: What can autopsies teach us about heart disease?
MNT Are we overlooking an important source of clinical information by not using autopsy more in medical research? Several studies suggest the answer is 'yes.' 19 hours
For some with a common joint disorder, weight loss can lead to pain reduction
ABC NEWS Weight loss may be the best treatment for obese people with knee osteoarthritis. 19 hours
Diabetes diagnosis may come with increased risk of pancreatic cancer for African-Americans, Latinos
NEWS MEDICAL Each year, more than one million Americans are diagnosed with adult-onset diabetes mellitus, also known as type 2 diabetes. The new diagnosis... 19 hours
Cancer-Fighting Drug, Algae and Mice Headed to International Space Station on SpaceX Dragon
SPACE.COM SpaceX is targeting June 29 as the launch date for its next cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. 19 hours
Unwieldy health costs often stand between teachers and fatter paychecks
NEWS MEDICAL As teacher strikes flared this spring in more than half a dozen states, from West Virginia to Arizona, protesters bemoaned stagnant salaries, overcrowded classrooms and a lack of... 20 hours
Epileptic boy's case sparks UK review of medical pot laws
ABC NEWS British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Britain must quickly review its policies on medical marijuana use in light of the case of a 12-year-old boy whose mother says... 20 hours
Family of boy with 'childhood Alzheimer's' launches urgent campaign to save him
ABC NEWS The parents of a 6-year-old boy who suffers from a devastating disorder that's likened to 'childhood Alzheimer's,' have started a campaign to save their... 21 hours
Dyaco unveils specialist medical and rehabilitation equipment range in the UK
NEWS MEDICAL Global fitness equipment manufacturer Dyaco has unveiled a range of specialist medical and rehabilitation equipment for UK healthcare providers and physiotherapy facilities. 21 hours
Innovative digital home testing kit benefits patients with kidney conditions
NEWS MEDICAL An innovative digital home testing kit for patients with kidney conditions has been launched by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with Healthy.io. 21 hours
Study unravels 'blood stem cell niche' puzzle
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO In humans and other mammals, the stem cells that give rise to all blood cells are located in the bone. But in fish, blood stem cells are found in the kidney. Since the late... 21 hours
Three experts from The Tinnitus Clinic contribute to major review on pulsatile tinnitus
NEWS MEDICAL Three specialists from the leading provider of tinnitus treatments in the UK have joined experts from Whipps Cross University Hospital to deliver... 21 hours
Medical News Today: Prostate cancer: Scientists find 63 'new genetic markers'
MNT Research locates new genetic markers that may show an elevated risk of developing prostate cancer. This will help to identify men who need early screening. 22 hours
Constructing new tissue shapes with light
PHYS.ORG Constructing biological tissues, such as skin, muscle, or bone, in customized shapes is now one step closer. Researchers at EMBL have succeeded in guiding the folding and thus shape of tissues with optogenetics: a technique to... 22 hours
Scientists find potential disease-fighting 'warheads' hidden in bacteria
PHYS.ORG Bacteria found in soil may harbor a potential game-changer for drug design. A new study by Scripps Research, published today in Nature Communications, suggests scientists could build better drugs by learning from... 22 hours
Women with higher vitamin D blood levels have lower risk for breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Results from a new study published today in PLOS ONE shows women who have higher vitamin D blood levels have a significantly... 22 hours
Sleep disorders appear to be first sign of serious neurological diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Sleep disorders are often the first sign of serious neurological diseases. Neurologists should inquire extensively about the quality of their patients' sleep. 22 hours
Bone density scans could help determine likelihood of cardiovascular disease
NEWS MEDICAL Routine bone density scans already performed on Australians to identify their risk of fractures could now also be used as an early warning for heart attack or stroke. 22 hours
People with heart problems do not take enough exercise, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL Evidence shows that people with existing heart problems or who are at risk of developing them, are ignoring medical advice and not taking enough exercise. 22 hours
New simulation approach predicts efficacy of HIV-prophylaxis medications
NEWS MEDICAL A new mathematical simulation approach predicts the efficacy of pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications, which help prevent HIV infection. The framework, presented in PLOS Computational Biology by Sulav Duwal and Max... 22 hours
Childhood, adult obesity raise risk of developing hip and knee osteoarthritis
NEWS MEDICAL The results of a study to be presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology suggest childhood and adult obesity increase the risk of developing hip... 23 hours
Study finds gender differences in pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Not only do women appear to be better protected than men from Parkinson's disease, the associated pathophysiology also shows gender differences. This is a finding of a study from Slovenia,... 23 hours
Novel compound as effective as FDA-approved antibiotics for treating deadly infections
NEWS MEDICAL Purdue University researchers have identified a new compound that in preliminary testing has shown itself to be as effective as antibiotics approved by the Food and... 23 hours
WHO releases new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)
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Study unravels 'blood stem cell niche' puzzle
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Rare mutation of gene carried by Quebec family gives insight into how the brain is wired
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Ending AIDS? These three places show the epidemic is far from over
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We must ensure new food retail technologies are not barriers to better health
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Tiny optical sensors open door to developing wearable device for medical diagnosis
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Digital addiction—how technology keeps us hooked
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What does a positive or negative Hoffman sign mean?
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Paraguay declared free of malaria by WHO
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Artificial intelligence trained to analyze causation
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New WHO Global Action Plan for Physical Activity holds potential to protect millions of people from NCDs
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