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States leverage federal funds to help insurers lower premiums
NEWS MEDICAL When Tracy Deis decided in 2016 to transition from a full-time job to part-time contract work, the loss of her employer's health insurance was not a major worry because she... 12 minutes
New model of genetically engineered immune cells may help fight solid tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center announced that they have built a new model of genetically engineered immune cells in mice that may... 50 minutes
Married people who fight nastily more likely to suffer from leaky guts, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Married people who fight nastily are more likely to suffer from leaky guts - a problem that unleashes bacteria into... 1 hour
Liva Healthcare announces appointment of Thomas Cooke as clinical services manager in the UK
NEWS MEDICAL Liva Healthcare, the digital health platform designed to tackle chronic diseases, has appointed Thomas Cooke as clinical services manager in... 1 hour
New device for accurately placing hemodialysis catheters on kidney patients
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Okayama University report in The Journal of Vascular Access a supporting device for accurately placing hemodialysis catheters on kidney patients. The device was successfully used on... 1 hour
FundamentalVR launches first-of-its-kind SaaS software platform for surgical simulation
NEWS MEDICAL FundamentalVR, pioneers of immersive training technology for the medical community, today launched Fundamental Surgery, a first-of-its-kind SaaS software platform that combines virtual reality with cutting-edge haptics (the sense of touch)... 1 hour
Clinical study shows how EarlySense system effectively detects opioid-induced respiratory depression
NEWS MEDICAL EarlySense, the market leader in contact-free continuous monitoring solutions across the care continuum, today announced that its system has been found to detect and alert for... 1 hour
Porvair Sciences' new automation-friendly BactiGrowth plates
NEWS MEDICAL Porvair Sciences has extended its BactiGrowth range of specially packaged plates designed to enable high yield growth of bacteria, yeast, mammalian or insect cell lines. 1 hour
Researchers identify way to grow immune cells at large scale for preventing cancer reoccurrence
NEWS MEDICAL For the first time, Mount Sinai researchers have identified a way to make large numbers of immune cells that can... 3 hours
Analyzing resident-to-resident incidents in dementia may hold the key to reducing future fatalities
NEWS MEDICAL Analyzing the incidents between residents in dementia in long-term care homes may hold the key to reducing future fatalities among this vulnerable... 3 hours
Real-time dynamic monitoring of cell's nucleus for effective cancer screening
NEWS MEDICAL To test for malignancy or monitor the effectiveness of cancer treatment, a person's tissue must be extracted, sent to a lab, stained and analyzed by a pathologist--a process... 3 hours
Scripps Research scientists uncover new approach for treating thrombocytopenia
NEWS MEDICAL Blood platelets are like the sand bags of the body. Got a cut? Platelets pile in to clog the hole and stop the bleeding. 4 hours
Scientists study effects of eating breakfast versus fasting overnight before exercise
NEWS MEDICAL Eating breakfast before exercise may "prime" the body to burn carbohydrates during exercise and more rapidly digest food after working out, University of Bath researchers have... 4 hours
Researchers move closer to finding potential soft spot in drug-resistant tuberculosis
NEWS MEDICAL Antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis is a public health threat. TB and other bacteria become resistant to antibiotics by evolving genetic changes over time, which they can do quite... 4 hours
Seven activities that prevent you from getting quality sleep during summer
NEWS MEDICAL Summer is the season of barbeque, beach trips, and some of the simplest joys of life, but if you're not careful, it can also be the... 4 hours
Innovative oncofertility program launched by RMA of New York and Mount Sinai Health System
NEWS MEDICAL Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York, a Manhattan-based fertility center, and the Mount Sinai Health System have launched an innovative,... 4 hours
Scientists explore ways for drug therapies to reach deadly brain tumors
NEWS MEDICAL The blood-brain barrier is a specialized network of vascular and brain cells that acts as the brain's security system, helping to safeguard the brain and regulate... 5 hours
Researchers identify brain networks involved in object naming
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have identified the brain networks that allow you to think of an object name and then verbalize that thought. 5 hours
Study provides insight into link between sleep apnea and lipid metabolism
NEWS MEDICAL Obstructive sleep apnea is a clinical disorder characterized by repeated partial or complete blockage of the airway during sleep. 5 hours
Researchers focus on uncoupling obesity from diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL About 422 million people around the world, including more than 30 million Americans, have diabetes. Approximately ninety percent of them have type 2 diabetes. People with this condition cannot effectively use insulin, a hormone... 5 hours
Powerful psychedelic compound can model near-death experiences in the brain
NEWS MEDICAL A powerful psychedelic compound found in ayahuasca can model near-death experiences in the brain, a study has found. 6 hours
Prams may expose babies and toddlers to more air pollution finds study
NEWS MEDICAL According to a new study, babies put in prams and taken outdoors are exposed to 60 per cent more air pollution compared to adults.... 7 hours
“Zombie gene” protects elephants from cancer finds study
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has found that elephants do not get cancers as frequently as other animals because of a special gene that they carry. 7 hours
Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads to active combat zone
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO The outbreak of the deadly Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread outside the province of North Kivu according to a statement made by the country’s health ministry... 7 hours
A class of proteins shown to be effective in reducing drug-seeking behaviors
NEWS MEDICAL A class of proteins that has generated significant interest for its potential to treat diseases, has for the first time, been shown to be... 15 hours
Scientists reveal role of 'junk DNA' in cancer dissemination
NEWS MEDICAL The more scientists explore so-called "junk" DNA, the less the label seems to fit. 15 hours
Study reveals how immune cells in the brain influence sexual behavior
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have found a surprising new explanation of how young brains are shaped for sexual behavior later in life. 15 hours
Talking with children about suicide could save lives
NEWS MEDICAL As kids head back to school this year, many of them will be struggling. According to national statistics, we lose more than 2,000 children and teens per year to suicide. 15 hours
'Zombie' gene protects elephants from cancer, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL An estimated 17 percent of humans worldwide die from cancer, but less than five percent of captive elephants-;who also live for about 70 years, and have about 100 times as many potentially... 16 hours
Adding energy drinks to alcohol may exacerbate negative effects of binge drinking
NEWS MEDICAL A key ingredient of energy drinks could be exacerbating some of the negative effects of binge drinking according to a new study. 16 hours
Magnetic gene in aquarium fish could open doors to treatment for epilepsy, Parkinson's
NEWS MEDICAL An aquarium fish that senses the Earth's magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how... 16 hours
Johns Hopkins expert panel develops first set of operation-specific opioid prescribing guidelines
NEWS MEDICAL A Johns Hopkins expert panel of health care providers and patients have announced what is, to their knowledge, the nation's first set of operation-specific... 16 hours
Clinical study suggests new treatment direction for head and neck cancer in heavy smokers
NEWS MEDICAL Patients with a greater than 10 pack/year history of smoking tend to develop an especially dangerous form of head and... 16 hours
Anticancer drugs can help plants to battle infection
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer-fighting drugs used on humans can help plants fight disease as well. That discovery, by two Washington State University plant pathologists, could help scientists develop new pathways for plants to battle infection,... 16 hours
Study identifies potential guidance to treat gastric cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital have discovered that gastric cancer tissue samples bearing mutation of a specific gene, MUC16, too... 16 hours
Researchers discover new approach to alleviate chronic itch
NEWS MEDICAL Two receptors in the spinal cord and the right experimental drug: Researchers at the University of Zurich have discovered a new approach that suppresses itch. 17 hours
Diabetes epidemic in Guatemala driven by aging, not obesity
NEWS MEDICAL The diabetes epidemic in Guatemala is worse than previously thought: more than 25 percent of its indigenous people, who make up 60 percent of the population, suffer from type 2... 17 hours
Researchers produce artificial placenta model that closely resembles natural organ
NEWS MEDICAL The placenta has an essential and highly complex task: it must ensure the exchange of important substances between the mother and her unborn child, whilst simultaneously blocking other... 17 hours
Researchers map sugar structures in 'library of sugars'
NEWS MEDICAL Most of us tend to think of sugar as a temptation that threatens our health. The reality is, however, that sugar is an essential component of the human body; it covers the... 17 hours
Distinct origin of ADHD identified In children with history of traumatic brain injury
NEWS MEDICAL According to a study in Biological Psychiatry, physical brain injury in children contributes to the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), distinct from... 18 hours
Scientists identify stress hormone as key factor in failure of immune system to inhibit leukemia
NEWS MEDICAL The human stress hormone cortisol has been identified by scientists at the University of Kent as a key... 18 hours
Five ways to tell if your baby is getting enough milk from breastfeeding
NEWS MEDICAL Not sure if your baby is getting enough milk from breastfeeding? Here are five ways to tell. 18 hours
When it comes to shedding pounds, it pays to think big
NEWS MEDICAL When it comes to shedding pounds, it pays to think big, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). 18 hours
Finding the light in antimicrobials
NEWS MEDICAL Hundreds of polymers which kill drug-resistant superbugs in novel ways could be produced and tested using light, using this new method. 21 hours
Study helps to better understand disease caused by Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
NEWS MEDICAL The disease consists of a production deficit of Alpha-1 antitrypsin, which is produced in the liver. The main role of this protein is to protect the... 21 hours
New study explains why women get more migraines than men
NEWS MEDICAL Research published today reveals a potential mechanism for migraine causation which could explain why women get more migraines than men. 21 hours
Researchers propose new theory for how rare gene mutations cause Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL A University of Adelaide-led team of scientists has suggested a potential link between iron in our cells and the rare gene mutations that cause... 21 hours
New method produces, tests bacteria-fighting polymers using light
NEWS MEDICAL The new methodology may help identify antimicrobials for a range of applications from personal care to coatings. 21 hours
Phonak's new smallest and most discreet Virto B-Titanium hearing aid
NEWS MEDICAL In February of 2017, Phonak announced production of the Virto B-Titanium hearing aid. Virto B-Titanium remains the world’s only mainstream custom hearing aid made of premium medical-grade titanium.... 23 hours
New digital pharmacy aims to help people living with chronic care conditions
NEWS MEDICAL Thirty jobs are to be created through a new £1.5m ‘Tele-Pharmacy’opening in Liverpool, aimed at helping people living with chronic care conditions to manage... 23 hours
Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads to active combat zone
Water matters to metal nanoparticles
When mixing granular matter, order among disorder
Magnetic gene in fish may someday help those with epilepsy, Parkinson's
Space-based tracker to give scientists a beyond-bird's-eye-view of wildlife
Ten reasons teachers can struggle to use technology in the classroom
Scientists-turned-students guide viewers through ‘The Most Unknown’
Powerful new microscope reveals inner workings of human cells with unprecedented clarity
Google's DeepMind AI could soon be diagnosing eye conditions
Google's DeepMind AI could soon be diagnosing eye conditions
Google's DeepMind AI could soon be diagnosing eye conditions
NASA's IMERG estimates heavy rainfall over the eastern US
From office windows to Mars: Scientists debut super-insulating gel
Why zebrafish (almost) always have stripes
There's a reason Siri, Alexa and AI are imagined as female – sexism