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Canadian study documents continued decline in hormone therapy usage
NEWS MEDICAL Ever since menopause was first discussed publicly, the debate over the use of hormone therapy (HT) has monopolized headlines. 2 hours
New blood test can predict drug resistance in patients with advanced prostate cancer
NEWS MEDICAL When bacteria develop antibiotic resistance, treatment with these medications becomes ineffective. Similarly, tumor cells can also change in such a way that... 2 hours
FDA evaluating prescription opioid medications approved to treat cough in children
NEWS MEDICAL The United States Food and Drugs Administration (US FDA) says that parents need to be aware of the information regarding treatment of symptoms of cough and... 3 hours
Medicaid patients continue high prescription opioid use after overdose
SCIENCE DAILY Despite receiving medical attention for an overdose, patients in Pennsylvania Medicaid continued to have persistently high prescription opioid use, with only slight increases in use of medication-assisted treatment 7 hours
Behold! The First 'Megamovie' of the 2017 Solar Eclipse
SPACE.COM Suffering through some eclipse withdrawal? A crowdsourced "megamovie" of yesterday's epic event could cure what ails you. 10 hours
Rare resistance mutation reduces treatment choices for urinary tract infections
SCIENCE DAILY Nearly 20 percent of women aged 15-29 are diagnosed with a urinary tract infection (UTI). Now, investigators have uncovered a rare mutation that renders a UTI-causing pathogen resistant... 11 hours
Once invincible superbug squashed by 'superteam' of antibiotics
SCIENCE DAILY A team of three antibiotics has been assembled that, together, are capable of eradicating E. coli carrying mcr-1 and ndm-5 -- genes that make the bacterium immune to last-resort antibiotics, report researchers. 11 hours
The environment can become a noninvasive therapeutic approach to bolster white matter health
SCIENCE DAILY Those parents you overhear transforming trips to the grocery store into sensory adventures -- telling babies too young to babble that broccoli... 12 hours
When given the chance to pay less, patients choose cheaper prescription drugs
SCIENCE DAILY As prescription drug spending continues to rise in the United States, along with prices for new and well-established drugs, insurers, employers and patients are... 12 hours
Birth control research is moving beyond the pill
SCIENCE-NEWS After decades of research, reproductive biologists are on the verge of developing new birth control options that stop sperm from maturing or save a woman's eggs for later. 13 hours
APNewsBreak: Utah to obey order for DEA drug database search
ABC NEWS Utah will obey a court order to let the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration search a prescription-drug database without a warrant despite a state law designed to protect patient... 15 hours
Studies into inflammation in the infarcted heart could lead to changes in therapy
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have demonstrated that the response of the human heart to an infarction is very different to what was previously thought. 15 hours
Growing number of people in Ontario treated for opioid addiction
SCIENCE DAILY The rate at which people are being prescribed opioids to treat pain in Ontario has stabilized while the amount of drugs they receive has declined considerably, a new... 15 hours
Female patients with esophageal cancer have superior response to treatment, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL Female patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer that is treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy before surgery are more likely to have a favorable... 18 hours
Dying at home in an opioid crisis: Hospices grapple with stolen meds
NEWS MEDICAL Nothing seemed to help the patient — and hospice staff didn't know why. They sent home more painkillers for weeks. But the elderly woman,... 18 hours
Type 2 diabetes patients on MDI insulin therapy can benefit from CGM use, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL DexCom, Inc., announced today the publication of a new study that shows people with Type 2 diabetes on... 1 day
Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis: Are we close to a cure?
MNT Discoveries and breakthroughs in multiple sclerosis research are building momentum, but just how close are we to finding a cure? We investigate. 2 days
Overcoming the last line of antibiotic resistance against bacterial infections
SCIENCE DAILY A recent study presents a comprehensive overview of S. aureus' remarkable resilience against our body's immune system and how to better protect against deadly infections, with implications for overcoming... 2 days
Newly developed nomograms provide accurate predictions for patients with oropharyngeal cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers recently developed and validated a nomogram that can predict 2-year and 5-year overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) for patients with local-regionally advanced oropharyngeal... 2 days
Physicians studying how to prescribe income security
NEWS MEDICAL Physicians at St. Michael's Hospital are studying how full-time income support workers hired by health-care clinics can help vulnerable patients or those living in poverty improve their finances and their health. 4 days
McCain completes round of radiation, chemo for brain cancer
ABC NEWS The daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona says the 80-year-old lawmaker has completed the first round of radiation and chemotherapy as he battles an aggressive form of brain... 4 days
Zika virus activates de novo and cross-reactive memory B cell responses in dengue-experienced donors
Science Magazine Zika virus (ZIKV) shares a high degree of homology with dengue virus (DENV), suggesting that preexisting immunity to DENV could... 4 days
Histone 1, the guardian of genome stability
SCIENCE DAILY Genomic instability is the main risk factor for tumor development in humans. Therefore understanding its origin and and exploring therapeutic targets is paramount. Histone 1 silences a region of the genome that causes irreparable... 5 days
Medical News Today: Rheumatoid arthritis: Birth control pill tied to reduced risk
MNT A large Swedish study has found that women who had used contraceptive pills had less risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis than women who had... 5 days
Drug resistance in an intestinal parasite of piglets confirmed for the first time
PHYS.ORG The parasite Cystoisospora suis causes diarrhea in pigs, especially in newborn piglets, and is capable of quickly spreading across farms. For this... 5 days
Contraceptive pill linked to lowered risk of rheumatoid arthritis
SCIENCE DAILY Taking the contraceptive pill, particularly for seven or more consecutive years, is linked to a lowered risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. 5 days
Study provides evidence that oral immunotherapy may be possible cure for peanut allergy
NEWS MEDICAL Allergy immunotherapy company Prota Therapeutics Pty Ltd is pleased to announce results from a follow up study of the probiotic and peanut... 5 days
Peanut allergy successfully kept at bay with immune-based therapy
NEWS MEDICAL Australian researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute have come up with a latest study results showing that peanut allergy could be treated successfully with an immune-based therapy. This new... 5 days
Antibiotics found to weaken body's ability to fight off disease
SCIENCE DAILY Adding another reason for doctors to avoid the overuse of antibiotics, new research shows that a reduction in the variety of microbes in the gut interferes with the... 5 days
Untangling what goes on when a relationship is being questioned
SCIENCE DAILY Knowing whether to stay in or leave a romantic relationship is often an agonizing experience and that ambivalence can have negative consequences for health and well-being. Now a... 5 days
WATCH: Scientists tout positive findings in peanut allergy pill study
ABC NEWS The pill is a mix of probiotics and tiny amounts of peanut to build tolerance. 5 days
Researchers get closer to creating new blood test that can identify breast cancer brain metastasis
NEWS MEDICAL Houston Methodist cancer researchers are now closer to creating a blood test that can identify breast cancer patients... 5 days
Scientists tout positive findings in peanut allergy pill study
ABC NEWS Scientists in Australia report success with trials of a pill filled with a mix of probiotics and tiny amounts of peanut to build tolerance to peanut allergies. 5 days
Antibiotic use makes immune cells less effective in fighting infections
NEWS MEDICAL Adding another reason for doctors to avoid the overuse of antibiotics, new research shows that a reduction in the variety of microbes in the gut interferes with the... 5 days
Study shows feasibility of noninvasive retinal imaging for screening people at risk of AD
NEWS MEDICAL Alzheimer's disease (AD) represents the leading cause of dementia worldwide. Currently, challenges in making an early and definitive diagnosis of... 5 days
New strategy to treat aggressive lung cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Research on a novel therapeutic avenue for an aggressive and difficult to treat subgroup of lung cancer has now been shared in a new article. 5 days
Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer
PHYS.ORG By combining an FDA-approved cancer immunotherapy with an emerging tumor-roasting nanotechnology, Duke University researchers improved the efficacy of both therapies in a proof-of-concept study using mice. 5 days
A new therapeutic target in view?
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Deriving genomic diagnoses without revealing patient genomes
Science Magazine Patient genomes are interpretable only in the context of other genomes; however, genome sharing enables discrimination. Thousands of monogenic diseases have yielded definitive genomic diagnoses and potential gene therapy targets. Here we show how... 5 days
Scientists develop novel immunotherapy technology for prostate cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A novel immunotherapeutic strategy for the treatment of cancer based on the use of synthetic DNA to directly encode protective antibodies against a cancer-specific protein has been described in a new article. 5 days
Hemorrhagic fevers: Countering inflammation to prevent circulatory failure
PHYS.ORG Hemorrhagic fevers are severe viral diseases that are often fatal. Researchers from the University of Basel have now identified messenger substances of the immune system, which in infected mice lead to the... 6 days
Noninvasive retinal imaging may improve early detection of Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Alzheimer's disease (AD) represents the leading cause of dementia worldwide. Currently, challenges in making an early and definitive diagnosis of AD limit opportunities to intervene with disease-modifying therapies... 6 days
Sartorius unveils new ultrapure water system for laboratories
NEWS MEDICAL With arium mini, the laboratory and pharmaceutical equipment supplier Sartorius offers an especially compact ultrapure water system. 6 days
Researchers find a way to combat pharmacoterrorism
PHYS.ORG Using a novel molecular analysis technique, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified the chemical underpinnings of Captagon, also known as fenethylline, an illegal amphetamine-type stimulant that has been linked to substance... 6 days
Molecule increases pregnancy rate and number of offspring in cattle
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Inprenha Biotecnologia, a company based in Jaboticabal, São Paulo State, Brazil, working in partnership with colleagues at the University of São Paulo's Ribeirão Preto School of... 6 days
Sanford Health launches solid tumor oncolytic virus clinical trial
NEWS MEDICAL Sanford Health is the first site in the United States to launch a clinical trial using a genetically-engineered virus that aims to destroy therapy-resistant tumors. 6 days
Scientists discover novel therapeutic strategy to treat aggressive subgroup of lung cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Research conducted by a team of Norton Thoracic Institute scientists on a novel therapeutic avenue for an aggressive and difficult to treat subgroup of... 6 days
Online education enhances administration of blood clot-preventing medications
NEWS MEDICAL Results of a yearlong study funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) with more than 900 nurses at The Johns Hopkins Hospital suggest that well-designed online education can decrease the rate... 6 days
Toxic formaldehyde is produced inside our own cells, scientists discover
SCIENCE DAILY New research has revealed that some of the toxin formaldehyde in our bodies does not come from our environment -- it is a by-product of an essential reaction... 6 days
Online education boosts proper use of drugs that prevent blood clots
SCIENCE DAILY Well-designed online education can decrease the rate of nonadministration of prescribed and necessary doses of blood thinners to prevent potentially lethal blood clots in hospitalized patients. 6 days
Popular immunotherapy target turns out to have a surprising buddy
SCIENCE DAILY The majority of current cancer immunotherapies focus on PD-L1. This well-studied protein turns out to be controlled by a partner, CMTM6, a previously unexplored molecule that is now... 6 days
UC Irvine pharmacology researchers unearth potential roots of schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL An abundance of an amino acid called methionine, which is common in meat, cheese and beans, may provide new clues to the fetal brain development that can manifest in schizophrenia,... 6 days
Vomocytosis of live pathogens from macrophages is regulated by the atypical MAP kinase ERK5
Science Magazine Vomocytosis, or nonlytic extrusion, is a poorly understood process through which macrophages release live pathogens that they have failed to... 6 days
Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned
ABC NEWS Nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit opioids prescribed to first-time users; American Medical Association criticizes move 6 days
Combination of traditional chemotherapy, new drug kills rare cancer cells in mice
SCIENCE DAILY An experimental drug combined with the traditional chemotherapy drug cisplatin, when used in mice, destroyed a rare form of salivary gland tumor and prevented... 6 days
Vaginal estrogens do not increase cancer, cardiovascular disease risk in post-menopausal women
NEWS MEDICAL Women who have gone through menopause and who have been using a vaginal form of estrogen therapy do not have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease... 6 days
Drug-delivering micromotors treat their first bacterial infection in the stomach
SCIENCE DAILY Nanoengineers have demonstrated, for the first time, using micromotors to treat a bacterial infection in the stomach. These tiny vehicles, each about half the width of a human... 7 days
BU scientist wins $231,000 AHA award to improve cardiovascular therapies
NEWS MEDICAL Vijaya B. Kolachalama, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, has received a Scientist Development grant from the American Heart Association. 7 days
Chapman University's School of Pharmacy wins more than $3.5 million through 30 research awards
NEWS MEDICAL Chapman University’s four-year-old School of Pharmacy continues its aggressive growth in federal grant awards. 7 days
Compounds produced by creosote bush exhibit anti-parasitic activity against pathogenic protozoa
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that... 7 days
Roots of schizophrenia: Excess of methionine during pregnancy?
SCIENCE DAILY An abundance of an amino acid called methionine, which is common in meat, cheese and beans, may provide new clues to the fetal brain development that can manifest in schizophrenia, pharmacology researchers... 7 days
Bespoke filtration equipment facilitates delivery of critical drugs to leading children’s hospital
NEWS MEDICAL Amazon Filters has supplied a major pharmaceutical manufacturer with bespoke filtration equipment enabling them to fulfil a contract to deliver critical drugs to a... 7 days
Older people treated with electroconvulsive therapy for depression may not get relief from insomnia
NEWS MEDICAL Older people receiving electroconvulsive therapy for their depression likely will need an additional treatment if insomnia is one of their... 7 days
Medical News Today: Does laser therapy for knee pain work?
MNT Laser therapy is an experimental type of treatment being offered for knee pain. We look at the science behind it, and benefits or risks of laser therapy. 7 days
Biochemist explores complex interaction of activation and regulation in fat breakdown
NEWS MEDICAL What happens and where, when the body’s fat stores are activated? With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, the biochemist Ruth Birner-Grünberger investigates the... 7 days
Drug-delivering micromotors treat their first bacterial infection in the stomach
PHYS.ORG Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated for the first time using micromotors to treat a bacterial infection in the stomach. These tiny vehicles, each... 7 days
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