Diseases
Medical News Today: What to know about whooping cough in adults  MNT · 4 hours
Whooping cough is an infection that is more common in children, but adults can also contract it. The symptoms are usually less severe in adults than... more
Fired Amazon worker with Crohn's sues over bathroom breaks  ABC NEWS · 6 hours
Fired Amazon worker in Kentucky with the inflammatory bowel condition Crohn's disease sues company over his dismissal, what he says was a need for more bathroom breaks more
Video » Social Anxiety Disorder - Join A Study  NIMH · 7 hours
People with social anxiety disorder have a general intense fear of, or anxiety toward, social or performance situations. more
Video » Generalized and Social Anxiety Disorders - Join A Study  NIMH · 7 hours
People with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) display excessive anxiety or worry, most days for at least 6 months, about a number of things such as personal... more
Illinois researchers are first to count growth factors in single cells  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Whether healthy or diseased, human cells exhibit behaviors and processes that are largely dictated by growth factor molecules, which bind to receptors on the cells. For... more
Scientists discover new type of immune cells that are essential for forming heart valves  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Researchers have identified for the first time the origin of an immune cell that plays a critical role in the... more
Surprise rheumatoid arthritis discovery points to new treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Researchers have identified an unexpected contributor to rheumatoid arthritis that may help explain the painful flare-ups associated with the disease. The discovery points to a potential new treatment for the autoimmune disorder... more
Setting the stage for cassava disease monitoring: A baseline for Vietnam and Cambodia  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Southeast Asia is the source of 95 percent of global cassava exports, and the detection in 2015 in Cambodia of the potentially... more
Scientists unravel genetic basis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
One third of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cases in Finland are caused by one of the four major mutations, a new study shows. Overall, 40 percent of patients carried a specific or a likely mutation causing... more
'Holy herb' (Yerba santa) identified as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Yerba santa, also known as the ‘Holy Herb’, may have important implications for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. more
Medical News Today: What is an amylase blood test?  MNT · 13 hours
Doctors typically use amylase blood tests to diagnose and monitor people with acute or chronic pancreatitis. However, abnormally high or low levels of amylase in the blood can be a... more
What is an amylase blood test?  MNT · 13 hours
Doctors typically use amylase blood tests to diagnose and monitor people with acute or chronic pancreatitis. However, abnormally high or low levels of amylase in the blood can be a sign of several other conditions. Learn... more
Studying species interactions using remote camera traps  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Species are often involved in complex interactions with other species, which can affect their occurrence, abundance, feeding habits and disease transmission. Observing and studying species interactions can be difficult. To circumvent this problem, ecologists... more
Medical News Today: The unexpected dangers of gum disease  MNT · 16 hours
According to recent research, gum disease may increase the risk of a range of seemingly unrelated conditions, including cancer and dementia. more
Triclosan added to consumer products impairs response to antibiotic treatment  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Grocery store aisles are stocked with products that promise to kill bacteria. People snap up those items to protect themselves from the germs that make them sick. However,... more
Biologist uses new grant to find ways to eliminate schistosomiasis  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
A biologist at The University of Texas at Arlington is using a new grant to look for ways to finish off a disease that has stubbornly resisted all... more
First motor-controlled heart valves implanted by Mainz University Medical Center  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Patients of the Mainz University Medical Center with heart valve disease have recently been able to benefit from a new treatment option for a narrowed aortic valve. more
New design guidance could advance development of disease-sensing nanomaterials  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Scientists have long sought to develop drug therapies that can more precisely diagnose, target and effectively treat life-threatening illness such as cancer, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases. more
New cellular atlas could provide a deeper insight into blinding diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
When it comes to understanding how neurons connect to form circuits in the brain, scientists for decades have turned to the retina of the humble laboratory... more
Researchers identify origin of immune cell that helps form healthy heart valves  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
UCLA researchers have identified for the first time the origin of an immune cell that plays a critical role in the formation of healthy... more
1 in 10 middle-aged Chinese adults are at high risk for heart disease, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Researchers at Yale and at the National Center for Cardiovascular Disease in China just quantified a significant opportunity... more
Frog-skin bacteria more diverse in cold and variable temperature regions, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Amphibians are victims of lethal skin-disease epidemics. In the first global-scale study, researchers from 31 universities and research centers, including the Smithsonian Tropical Research... more
Researchers find cost-effective way to improve mental health in prisons  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Of the 4 million prisoners released each year, 23 percent have suffered from major depressive disorder. Due to resource shortages, many go without adequate treatment while in prison.... more
New app reliably determines physicians' skills in forming accurate, efficient diagnoses  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Assessing the accuracy and value of an increasingly popular and free online patient management app, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and other institutions say that physicians... more
Newly designed molecule could benefit people with Friedrich's Ataxia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Skin cells taken from patients with a rare genetic disorder are up to ten times more sensitive to damage from ultraviolet A radiation in laboratory tests, than those from a... more
New blood test detects genetic disorders in fetuses  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a new blood test for genetic disorders that may allow parents to learn about the health of their baby as early as 11 weeks into pregnancy. more
Innovative compound offers a new therapeutic approach to treat multiple sclerosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide. This debilitating condition periodically shutters communication between the brain and other parts... more
A holistic approach key to minimize treatment complexity in patients with interstitial lung disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Patients with interstitial lung disease—a group of disorders causing progressive scarring of lung tissue—are often prescribed various medications that specifically... more
Focusing on the fovea  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Using high-throughput genetic sequencing methods, scientists have created the first cellular atlas of the primate retina, an important foundation for researchers to build on as they seek to understand how vision works in primates, including humans, and how vision can... more
How blood vessels protect the brain during inflammation  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have discovered how blood vessels protect the brain during inflammation -- a finding that could lead to the development of new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as stroke, epilepsy and multiple... more
Three years into soda tax, sugary drink consumption down more than 50 percent in Berkeley  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Consumption of sugary drinks dropped 52 percent among Berkeley's low-income residents in the three years after the city... more
Design principles for disease-sensing nanomaterials  nanowerk · 1 day
The detailed findings in a new paper could lead to more precise, effective methods of treating and diagnosing a variety of diseases, including cancers. more
Seasonal and geographic trends in syphilis  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Much of the public health impact of syphilis revolves around its impact on fetuses and neonates through the mother-to-child transmission of the disease. Researchers reporting have now analyzed temporal and demographic patterns in gestational syphilis (GS)... more
Design principles for disease-sensing nanomaterials  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new article outlines novel design guidance that could rapidly advance development of disease-sensing nanomaterials for use in new drug development. more
Fruit fly wing research reshapes understanding of how organs form  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
How do fruit flies grow their wings? Scientists discovered a surprising answer that could one day help diagnose and treat human genetic diseases. Even when scientists manipulate cells... more
Sun Protection to patients with rare genetic disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Skin cells taken from patients with a rare genetic disorder are up to ten times more sensitive to damage from ultraviolet A (AVA) radiation in laboratory tests, than those from a healthy... more
New paper provides design principles for disease-sensing nanomaterials  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists have long sought to develop drug therapies that can more precisely diagnose, target and effectively treat life-threatening illness such as cancer, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases. One promising approach is the design... more
Genetic defect linked to pediatric liver disease identified  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, in collaboration with several other institutions, have discovered a genetic defect linked to Biliary atresia, the most common pediatric cause of end-stage liver... more
Sustained smoking cessation can lower risk of seropositive RA  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Smoking is an important risk factor for developing the most common form of rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases, but a critical question remains: Can those who quit smoking delay or prevent RA or... more
Spotting slavery from space, and using iPads for communication disorders  Science Magazine · 1 day
On this week’s show: We go to the AAAS annual meeting to talk communication disorders, we use satellites to spy on modern slavery, and we read a book... more
Choreographed entanglement dances: Topological states of quantum matter  Science Magazine · 1 day
It has long been thought that all different phases of matter arise from symmetry breaking. Without symmetry breaking, there would be no pattern, and matter would be featureless. However, it is now... more
Women with more social support are less likely to die prematurely  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
In the largest study to explore the impact of perceived social support on cardiovascular disease and mortality, researchers found postmenopausal women aged 50-79 with higher perceived... more
Review of modern cases of leprosy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Leprosy has a history that has spanned centuries and societies across the globe. Yet, it continues to be a problem -- even in the modern era. Sufferers from the chronic and infectious skin disease still face... more
Dermal disruption: Amphibian skin bacteria is more diverse in cold, variable environments  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Amphibians are victims of lethal skin-disease epidemics. In the first global-scale study, researchers from 31 universities and research centers, including the Smithsonian Tropical Research... more
Pioneering study could offer protection to patients with rare genetic disease  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Skin cells taken from patients with a rare genetic disorder are up to ten times more sensitive to damage from ultraviolet A (AVA) radiation in laboratory... more
Saffron may be a promising herbal alternative for treating ADHD  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new short-term pilot study in children and teens 6-17 years old with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder has shown saffron to be as effective at controlling symptoms as methylphenidate,... more
New compound offers superior therapeutic approach to treat MS  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Previous studies have shown that estrogens and estrogen-like compounds reduce multiple sclerosis-like inflammation and disability in mice. At first glance these treatments appear promising, but they carry a host of... more
Fruit fly wing research reshapes understanding of how organs form  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
How do fruit flies grow their wings? Rutgers scientists discovered a surprising answer that could one day help diagnose and treat human genetic diseases. more
Fat bats withstand the effects of white-nose syndrome, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Although white-nose syndrome (WNS) has pushed some bat populations to extinction, researchers have found that higher fat stores are helping some little brown bats to survive this deadly... more
Owlstone Medical and Shanghai Renji Hospital collaborate to initiate breath biopsy lung cancer trial  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Owlstone Medical Ltd., a global diagnostics company developing a breathalyzer for applications in early disease detection and precision medicine, and... more
Analysis of cervical precancer shows decline in two strains of HPV  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
An analysis of cervical precancers over a period of seven years showed that two strains of human papillomavirus that have been targeted by vaccination since 2006... more
Drug increases melanin production in some people with albinism  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A small pilot clinical study at the National Eye Institute suggests that the drug nitisinone increases melanin production in some people with oculocutaneous albinism type 1B, a rare genetic disease... more
Researchers discover several genes linked to increased use of alcohol and tobacco  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The use of alcohol and tobacco is closely linked to several diseases, and is a contributing factor in many deaths. more
New robotic sensor technology can diagnose reproductive health problems in real-time  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The technology, developed by researchers at Imperial College London and The University of Hong Kong, can be used to measure hormones that affect fertility, sexual development... more
Discovery of potent compound in native California shrub may lead to treatment for Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. A Salk Institute discovery of a... more
New technique could expedite cancer diagnosis, lead to better patient outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The days - or even weeks - spent waiting for the results of a cancer-screening test can feel like an eternity. Especially when early diagnosis and... more
Strong social support may reduce cardiovascular disease risk in postmenopausal women  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Having good friends can save your life, as a study based on data from the Women's Health Initiative demonstrates how strong social support may reduce the... more
Peripheral nerve injury can trigger the onset and spread of ALS, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A growing collection of anecdotal stories raises the possibility that nerve injury in an arm or a leg can act as a... more
WATCH: FDA issues warnings of 'young blood' transfusions  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The agency on Tuesday said in a statement that plasma infusions from young people provide "no proven clinical benefit" against normal aging, Alzheimer's or a host of other diseases. more
Common acid reflux medications linked to increased kidney disease risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Mining a large database of adverse reactions to medications, UC San Diego researchers found that people who took proton pump inhibitors for heartburn and acid reflux were more... more
Gene therapy durably reverses congenital deafness in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have managed to restore hearing in an adult mouse model of DFNB9 deafness -- a hearing disorder that represents one of the most frequent cases of congenital genetic deafness. Individuals with... more
Native California medicinal plant may hold promise for treating Alzheimer's  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. A discovery of a potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory chemical in a native California shrub... more
Extinguishing fear memories relies on an unusual change to DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have discovered a DNA modification that enhances our ability to extinguish fear. The findings could help guide the development of new treatments for fear-related anxiety disorders. Professor... more
Why do zebras have stripes? They make bad landing strips for flies  REUTERS · 2 days
Scientists are providing new evidence to answer the longstanding question about why zebras have stripes. It appears stripes make terrible landing strips, bamboozling the... more
New machine learning technique rapidly analyzes nanomedicines for cancer immunotherapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
With their ability to treat a wide a variety of diseases, spherical nucleic acids (SNAs) are poised to revolutionize medicine. But before these digitally designed nanostructures can reach... more
Medical News Today: Things to remember when a parent has bipolar disorder  MNT · 2 days
Having a parent with bipolar disorder can pose challenges, such as recognizing when they are experiencing a manic or depressive episode. Learn more about... more
Can a nerve injury trigger ALS?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have demonstrated that a peripheral nerve injury can trigger the onset and spread of the disease in an animal model of ALS. more
Nitisinone increases melanin in people with albinism  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A small pilot clinical study suggests that the drug nitisinone increases melanin production in some people with oculocutaneous albinism type 1B (OCA-1B), a rare genetic disease that causes pale skin and hair and poor... more
Transcriptional profiling at the DLK1/MEG3 domain explains clinical overlap between imprinting disorders  Science Magazine · 2 days
Imprinting disorders (IDs) often affect growth in humans, leading to diseases with overlapping features, regardless of the genomic region affected. IDs related to hypomethylation... more
BGU develops new AI platform for monitoring and predicting ALS progression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) platform for monitoring and predicting progression of neurodegenerative diseases to help identify markers for... more
UQ research may explain why vitamin D is essential for brain health  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
University of Queensland research may explain why vitamin D is vital for brain health, and how deficiency leads to disorders including depression and schizophrenia. more
New method to assess effectiveness of psychotherapies for social anxiety disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The effectiveness of psychotherapies for social anxiety disorder (SAD) is typically evaluated using self- and clinician-reported symptom change, while biomarkers of treatment response are rarely measured. more
Medical News Today: Treating constipation in Crohn's disease  MNT · 3 days
Crohn's disease typically causes frequent diarrhea, but some people also have constipation. Constipation can result from medications or strictures, and treatment options include dietary and lifestyle changes, laxatives, and bowel training. Learn... more
Treating constipation in Crohn's disease  MNT · 3 days
Crohn's disease typically causes frequent diarrhea, but some people also have constipation. Constipation can result from medications or strictures, and treatment options include dietary and lifestyle changes, laxatives, and bowel training. Learn more here. more
Applications of carbon materials derived from metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)  nanowerk · 3 days
Directly carbonizing from organic precursors is the most frequently used method to prepare nanoporous carbons, widely used as electrode materials, due to its flexibility and simplicity. These materials present certain... more
What plant proteins can tell us about Alzheimer's  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are a growing burden on society and a leading cause of death among the elderly. There is no cure. more
National parks are beautiful, but austerity and inequality prevent many from enjoying them  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Spending time in nature is good for you. A person's access to parks and green, open spaces is important for their health,... more
'Origami' diagnostic device offers affordable malaria diagnoses  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Simple folded sheets of waxed paper could help bring affordable, reliable field tests for diseases such as malaria to remote parts of the developing world, scientists say. more
Plants can skip the middlemen and directly recognize disease-causing fungi  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Fungal diseases collectively termed "powdery mildew" afflict a broad range of plant species, including agriculturally relevant cereals such as barley, and result in significant reductions in crop yield.... more
New, versatile technique for remote control of transplanted cells in Parkinson's  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease are a major public health issue, especially given the ageing population in Europe and beyond. Parkinson’s now affects more than... more
Elevated levels of key cellular process implicated in intestinal inflammation and IBD  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Elevated levels of the key cellular process of apoptosis have been implicated in intestinal inflammation and inflammatory bowel disease in a new study from... more
Chronic Wasting Disease may soon spread to humans, warns CDC  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Experts are warning that the consumption of deer meat infected with CWD may lead to the disease spreading to humans within the next few years. more
Applications of carbon materials derived from metal-organic frameworks  nanowerk · 3 days
Directly carbonizing from organic precursors is the most frequently used method to prepare nanoporous carbons, widely used as electrode materials, due to its flexibility and simplicity. These materials present certain drawbacks, though,... more
New optimization method rapidly analyzes nanomedicines for cancer treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
With their ability to treat a wide a variety of diseases, spherical nucleic acids (SNAs) are poised to revolutionize medicine. But before these digitally designed nanostructures can reach their full... more
University of Dundee partners with Takeda to develop new treatments for tau pathology  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The University of Dundee Drug Discovery Unit has announced a partnership with Takeda, Japan's largest pharmaceutical company, to develop possible new therapeutic... more
'No Second Chances' report calls for new measures to combat cardiovascular disease in Australia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new report, 'No Second Chances', developed by the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and sponsored by Bayer, will be... more
Researchers uncover biochemical pathway that may help identify drugs to treat Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have uncovered an enzyme and a biochemical pathway they believe may lead to the identification of drugs that could inhibit the production of... more
New computational tool searches for factors that cause specific diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have developed and tested a new computational tool, Candidate Driver Analysis, which will search for combinations of factors that are likely... more
Sexually abused children with PTSD more likely to provide incoherent testimony  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Age and post-traumatic stress disorder are key factors that affect how coherently sexually abused children are able to recount traumatic events, according to a new study... more
Newly developed gene therapy helps decelerate aging process  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Aging is a leading risk factor for a number of debilitating conditions, including heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's disease, to name a few. This makes the need for anti-aging therapies all the... more
Researchers explain why T cells lose their protective ability in inflamed tissues  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Regulatory T cells make sure that immune responses are not too strong and that inflammation is inhibited. This makes them highly interesting for therapies... more
Cervical microbiome may influence HPV infection more than previously thought  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Infections with a Human Papillomavirus cause 99 percent of cervical cancer cases, and the disease's first sign is often the appearance of precancerous lesions on a woman's cervix.... more
Medical News Today: What does a lump in the left breast mean?  MNT · 3 days
Breast lumps can develop in the left or right breast, or in both. In this article, we look at what people should do if... more
Dose of vitamin C helps gold nanowires grow  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists discover a method to turn stubby gold nanorods into gold nanowires of impressive length. The metal wires could be valuable for sensing, diagnostic, imaging and therapeutic applications. more
Common acid reflux drugs tied to elevated risk for kidney disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Proton pump inhibitors, which include well-known brand names Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid, are among the most commonly prescribed medications in the world. Approximately 10 percent of... more
Researchers capture altered brain activity patterns of Parkinson's in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The tell-tale tremors of Parkinson's disease emerge from abnormal activity in a brain region crucial for voluntary movement. more
Plants can skip the middlemen to directly recognize disease-causing fungi  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have revealed that direct physical associations between plant immune proteins and fungal molecules are widespread during attempted infection. The authors' findings run counter to current thinking and... more
Cervical microbiome may promote high-grade precancerous lesions  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Infections with a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) cause 99 percent of cervical cancer cases, and the disease's first sign is often the appearance of precancerous lesions on a woman's cervix. But bacteria may play an... more
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Studying species interactions using remote camera traps
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Video » Social Anxiety Disorder - Join A Study
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Video » Generalized and Social Anxiety Disorders - Join A Study
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Diagnosing 'art acne' in Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings
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5 ways to protect yourself from heart disease during American Heart Month
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Vets can do more to reduce the suffering of flat-faced dog breeds
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Building self-tests for the world's most common infectious diseases—with paper
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Call for a global alert on Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo
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Evidence of atherosclerosis found in 16th-century mummies from Greenland
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The curious link between brain diseases and blue-green algae
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