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Medical News Today: Bed bug bites: Pictures, treatment, and prevention
MNT Bed bugs are small, parasitic insects that feed on human blood. While they don't carry disease, they may stop you from getting a good night's sleep. 7 hours
New approaches to early detection of Parkinson's disease on the horizon
NEWS MEDICAL Detecting Parkinson's disease before non-reversible symptoms occur: New approaches to early detection are meant to ensure just that. They are based on detection of alpha-synuclein in the skin... 17 hours
Disability-free life after major stroke could be increased by 270%, say experts
NEWS MEDICAL Virtually no other disease has seen such massive strides in treatment in recent years as stroke. Recent studies have confirmed that it is still... 17 hours
Chronic lack of sleep reduces cognitive abilities, negatively impacts physical health
NEWS MEDICAL A chronic lack of sleep not only impairs cognitive abilities but also increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes. 17 hours
Medical News Today: Corpus callosum: Function and disorders
MNT What is the corpus callosum and what are disorders of the corpus callosum? Learn about symptoms and diagnosis of agenesis of the corpus callosum. 1 day
Corpus callosum: Function and disorders
MNT What is the corpus callosum and what are disorders of the corpus callosum? Learn about symptoms and diagnosis of agenesis of the corpus callosum. 1 day
Medical News Today: Gardening this weekend? Beware of the compost
MNT Researchers urge gardeners to be cautious when handing compost; inhaling or ingesting it could raise the risk of Legionnaires' disease. 1 day
MSU researcher developing new miniature models to study heart disease and sickle cell anemia
NEWS MEDICAL A Mississippi State University researcher is developing new miniature models to better understand the factors that lead to heart disease... 2 days
Immunotherapy found to be smarter, kinder treatment for people with head and neck cancer
NEWS MEDICAL The immunotherapy nivolumab is kinder than chemotherapy for people with advanced head and neck cancer - easing many of the negative effects... 2 days
Kopchicks' $10.5 million gift to fund student fellowships at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School
NEWS MEDICAL Just as he has changed the lives of people suffering from a devastating genetic disease, molecular endocrinologist John J. Kopchick,... 2 days
Anti-epilepsy drug restores normal brain activity in mild Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY An anti-epileptic drug has been tested for its potential impact on the brain activity of patients with mild Alzheimer's disease. The team documented changes in patients' EEGs that... 2 days
Custom built molecule shows promise as anti-cancer therapy
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have custom-built a molecule which stops breast cancer cells from multiplying in laboratory trials, and hope it will eventually lead to a treatment for the disease. 2 days
Anti-seizure drug could have beneficial effect in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL In the last decade, mounting evidence has linked seizure-like activity in the brain to some of the cognitive decline seen in patients with Alzheimer's... 2 days
Above 400-K robust perpendicular ferromagnetic phase in a topological insulator
Science Magazine The quantum anomalous Hall effect (QAHE) that emerges under broken time-reversal symmetry in topological insulators (TIs) exhibits many fascinating physical properties for potential applications in nanoelectronics and spintronics.... 2 days
Leisure activities lower blood pressure in Alzheimer's caregivers
SCIENCE DAILY Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music — these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a study. 2 days
Medical News Today: Plant fats alter gut bacteria to ease Crohn's symptoms
MNT A diet high in coconut oil and other plant-derived fats may alter gut bacteria diversity, reducing gut inflammation for patients with Crohn's disease. 2 days
Plant fats alter gut bacteria to ease Crohn's symptoms
MNT A diet high in coconut oil and other plant-derived fats may alter gut bacteria diversity, reducing gut inflammation for patients with Crohn's disease. 2 days
Heavy-drinking mothers linked to their child’s path toward the justice system
SCIENCE DAILY A new study investigated whether children whose mothers had an alcohol-related disorder would be at risk of early-life contact with the justice system, which can lead... 2 days
Tiny nanoparticles offer significant potential in detecting, treating disease new review of work on exosomes
SCIENCE DAILY Exosomes - tiny biological nanoparticles which transfer information between cells - offer significant potential in detecting and treating... 2 days
A rising star: Researchers dissect the process by which blood vessels shrink, which could have important implications for human health
SCIENCE DAILY It's a tiny marine invertebrate, no more than... 2 days
Accentuate the positive to reduce risk of chronic disease
SCIENCE DAILY People who experience not just positive emotions but a diversity of positive emotions appear to have lower levels of systemic inflammation, which may reduce their risk for chronic diseases such... 2 days
Ancient Egyptians to modern humans: Coronary artery disease genes benefit reproduction
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that genes for coronary heart disease (CAD) also influence reproduction, so in order to reproduce successfully, the genes for heart disease will also... 2 days
Infectious disease experts examine how quickly Lyme disease symptoms resolve in children
NEWS MEDICAL For many Americans, the warmer weather of summer means more time spent outside: More gardening and yard work, more hikes in the woods, more... 2 days
Greater engagement in leisure activities linked to lower blood pressure of Alzheimer's caregivers
NEWS MEDICAL Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music-;these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses... 2 days
Tropical viruses: Coming soon to Europe?
SCIENCE DAILY The mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya is usually found in tropical areas. Researchers have now discovered how climate change is facilitating the spread of the Chikungunya virus. Even if climate change only progresses moderately – as scientists... 2 days
Correct connections are crucial
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators have been examining the use of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of Parkinson's disease in an attempt to optimize treatment effectiveness. 2 days
Lipoprotein abnormalities linked to vaso-occlusive events in patients with sickle cell disease
NEWS MEDICAL An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine (Volume 242, Issue 12, June, 2017) links imbalances in lipoprotein metabolism with vaso-occlusive events in patients... 2 days
Tiny biological nanoparticles offer enormous potential for diagnostic and therapeutic applications
NEWS MEDICAL Exosomes - tiny biological nanoparticles which transfer information between cells - offer significant potential in detecting and treating disease, the most comprehensive overview so far of research in... 2 days
Better cell factories for the drugs of the future
PHYS.ORG Pharmaceuticals based on proteins are promising candidates for the treatment of cancer and other severe diseases, but they can be hard to produce. In a new research project, Chalmers researchers... 2 days
Study: Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Consumption Protects against Alzheimer’s Disease
SCI-NEWS.COM In a study published this week in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, researchers from Temple University... 2 days
Critical gaps in knowledge of where infectious diseases occur
PHYS.ORG The scientific journal Nature Ecology & Evolution has published a joint statement from scientists at the University of Copenhagen and North Carolina State University calling attention to a serious lack... 2 days
Study: 45% of U.S. women unaware that heart disease is their No. 1 killer
NEWS MEDICAL Women and their physicians are largely uneducated when it comes to females and heart disease, putting women's health and lives... 2 days
What percentage of ALS is genetic?
MNT Up to 90 percent of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) report that they have no family history of the disease. 2 days
Scientists discover link between sugar metabolism and peroxisomal biogenesis disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Meeting a young patient with Zellweger syndrome, a rare, life-threatening genetic disease, started a scientific investigation that culminated with an unexpected discovery. 2 days
Excess male hormones in PCOS women contribute to metabolic complications, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from the University of Birmingham have discovered the link between increased male hormones and metabolic complications such as diabetes and fatty liver disease... 2 days
New biomarker assay improves detection, assessment of neuroblastoma
NEWS MEDICAL Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have developed and tested a new biomarker assay for quantifying disease and detecting the presence of neuroblastoma even when standard evaluations... 3 days
Children of heavy-drinking mothers have greater odds of contact with justice system
NEWS MEDICAL This study investigated whether children whose mothers had an alcohol-related disorder would be at risk of early-life contact with the justice system, which can... 3 days
Intensive blood pressure lowering reduces CKD patients' risks of heart disease and death
NEWS MEDICAL Results from a recent clinical trial indicate that intensive blood pressure lowering reduces chronic kidney disease patients' risks of dying prematurely or... 3 days
Researchers identify first definitive risk genes for Tourette Syndrome
NEWS MEDICAL An international team that just conducted the largest study of Tourette Syndrome has identified genetic abnormalities that are the first definitive risk genes for the disorder. 3 days
UTEP researchers move one step closer to developing first-ever Chagas disease vaccine
NEWS MEDICAL A pair of scientists at The University of Texas at El Paso is one step closer to developing the first ever clinical Chagas disease... 3 days
Human colon organoids fill gap in effectively modeling common GI diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists used human pluripotent stem cells to generate human embryonic colons in a laboratory that function much like natural human tissues when transplanted into mice, according... 3 days
Which animal is most likely to spread the latest plague?
NEWS MEDICAL There are a large number of infections that are borne and carried by animals and spread to humans. These are called zoonotic diseases wherein the microbe or pathogen... 3 days
CDC Report shows improved usage of contraception and birth control for American teens
NEWS MEDICAL According to a new report (PDF) from the National Survey of Family Growth, part of the CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control and... 3 days
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): Facts & Symptoms of Lou Gehrig's Disease
LIVE SCIENCE Ice bucket challenges aside, treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive and fatal neurological disease, is limited. However, promising research is ongoing. 3 days
Many Women (and Docs) Are in the Dark on No. 1 Killer ― Heart Disease
LIVE SCIENCE Can you name the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S.? Nearly half of women can't, a... 3 days
First Chikungunya-infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes found in Brazil
SCIENCE DAILY While more than 13,000 cases of Chikungunya viral disease were reported in Brazil in 2015, scientists had never before detected the virus in a captured mosquito in this country. Now, researchers have... 3 days
Peroxisomal biogenesis disorder: New link to sugar metabolism
SCIENCE DAILY Peroxisomal biogenesis disorder, which has been linked only to lipid metabolism, is also associated with sugar metabolism. 3 days
Is There a Link Between Having Children and Heart Disease?
LIVE SCIENCE Some of the genes that up your risk of heart disease are also linked with having more kids, a new study finds. 3 days
Human genes for coronary artery disease make them more prolific parents
SCIENCE DAILY Coronary artery disease may have persisted in human populations because the genes that cause this late-striking disease also contribute to having a greater numbers of children. 3 days
Lab grown human colons change study of GI disease
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists used human pluripotent stem cells to generate human embryonic colons in a laboratory that function much like natural human tissues when transplanted into mice, according to new research. The... 3 days
Snake fungal disease identified in wild British snakes for first time
PHYS.ORG Europe's wild snakes could face a growing threat from a fungal skin disease that has contributed to wild snake deaths in North America, according to an... 3 days
Elevated rate of autism symptoms found in children with Tourette syndrome
SCIENCE DAILY Around one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism, a study shows. But this... 3 days
High fat diet reduces gut bacteria, Crohn's disease symptoms
SCIENCE DAILY A high fat diet may lead to specific changes in gut bacteria that could fight harmful inflammation -- a major discovery for patients suffering from Crohn's disease, research indicates. Crohn's... 3 days
ISU entomologist urges summertime precautions against mosquitoes and ticks
NEWS MEDICAL Ryan Smith, an assistant professor of entomology at Iowa State University is encouraging Iowans to take precautions this summer when spending time outdoors in areas commonly populated by mosquitoes and ticks, which... 3 days
Proton pump inhibitors do not increase risk for dementia or Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medications used to treat digestive problems such as ulcers and reflux disease by reducing the body's production of the... 3 days
UCSF-led study finds high rate of autism symptoms in children with Tourette syndrome
NEWS MEDICAL Around one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism in a study... 3 days
Tiny nanoparticles offer significant potential in detecting/treating disease new review of work on exosomes
PHYS.ORG Tiny nanoparticles offer significant potential in detecting and treating disease - new review 3 days
Battling infectious diseases with 3-D protein structures
SCIENCE DAILY The 3-D atomic structures of more than 1,000 proteins are potential targets for drugs and vaccines to combat some of the world’s most dangerous emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, an international team of scientists... 3 days
Study shows how high fat diets can alter gut bacteria to combat harmful inflammation
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have shown a high fat diet may lead to specific changes in gut bacteria that... 3 days
Popular prostate drug has negative impact on men's overall health, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with the commonly prescribed Avodart (Dutsteride) may put men at an increased risk for diabetes, elevated cholesterol levels,... 3 days
Medical News Today: Best multiple sclerosis blogs
MNT Multiple sclerosis blogs are both helpful and inspirational for people affected by the disease. We have selected the 10 best multiple sclerosis blogs. 3 days
Alzheimer's disease study links brain health, physical activity
SCIENCE DAILY People at risk for Alzheimer's disease who do more moderate-intensity physical activity, but not light-intensity physical activity, are more likely to have healthy patterns of glucose metabolism in their brain, according to... 3 days
Medical News Today: Breast implants may cause false ECG diagnosis of heart attack
MNT A new study suggests that ECG recordings, which are used to diagnose heart attack and other disorders, can be abnormal in patients... 3 days
Breast-feeding May Lower Women's Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
LIVE SCIENCE Breast-feeding may literally be good for the heart: A new study suggests that breast-feeding may lower women's risk of heart disease and stroke. 3 days
Scientists resolve 3D protein structures to combat dangerous infectious diseases
NEWS MEDICAL An international team of scientists including the Computation Institute has determined the 3-D atomic structures of more than 1,000 proteins that are potential targets for drugs and vaccines... 3 days
Researchers uncover genetic gains and losses in Tourette syndrome
MNT Researchers have identified structural changes in two genes that increase the risk of developing Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary motor and vocal tics. 3 days
Text messaging effective support in treatment of HIV and tuberculosis
SCIENCE DAILY Mobile phone text messaging is a powerful tool for improving quality of care, researchers show. A new study has developed and tested a method in Mozambique, helping patients... 3 days
What percentage of ALS is genetic?
SCIENCE DAILY Up to 90 percent of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) report that they have no family history of the disease. Now, new research has found approximately 17 percent of such ALS cases may be caused... 3 days
Moderate physical activity linked to healthy glucose metabolism in the brain
NEWS MEDICAL People at risk for Alzheimer's disease who do more moderate-intensity physical activity, but not light-intensity physical activity, are more likely to have healthy patterns of glucose... 3 days
Custom-built molecule shows promise as anti-cancer therapy
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the University of Bath funded by Cancer Research UK have custom-built a molecule which stops breast cancer cells from multiplying in laboratory trials, and hope it will eventually lead to a treatment... 3 days
WATCH: Bizarre medical mystery could force NHL star to retire
ABC NEWS Marian Hossa abruptly announced that he won't be playing in the 2017 - 2018 season because of a "progressive skin disorder," saying in a statement, "Due to the... 3 days
Algorithm leads to a dramatic improvement in drug discovery methods
PHYS.ORG Antibiotics for treating particularly resistant diseases, molecules that block immune system overreactions, molecules that inhibit the growth of cancer cells by removing excess iron, molecules that may increase... 3 days
Survivors of childhood diseases struggle to find care as adults
NEWS MEDICAL Rachael Goldring was born with congenital heart disease. Had she been born a few decades earlier, she probably would have died as a baby. Now 24, Goldring is... 3 days
Text messaging provides effective support in improving care for HIV, tuberculosis patients
NEWS MEDICAL Mobile phone text messaging is a powerful tool for improving quality of care, as shown by José António Nhavoto in his doctoral thesis in... 3 days
Medical News Today: Breast-feeding mothers at lower risk of heart disease, stroke
MNT Mothers who breast-feed their babies may reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke in later life, especially if they breast-feed for longer durations. 3 days
African plant extract offers new hope for Alzheimer's
MNT A plant extract used for centuries in traditional medicine in Nigeria could form the basis of a new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease, researchers at The University of Nottingham have found. 3 days
Computer-designed antibodies target toxins associated with Alzheimer's disease
MNT Researchers at the University of Cambridge have designed antibodies that target the protein deposits in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease, and stop their production. 3 days
Genetic factors play significant role in causing ALS, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL Up to 90 percent of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) report that they have no family history of the disease. 3 days
Entomologist advises New Yorkers to take steps against disease-causing mosquitoes
NEWS MEDICAL The New York City Health Department has detected the first of the season's mosquitoes with West Nile virus. 3 days
Specific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes and behavioral expressions in PTSD
NEWS MEDICAL Specific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes deep in the brain and the more outward behavioral expressions associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which could lead to more objective biomarkers for... 3 days
Microscopic fungus exacerbates Crohn's disease symptoms, mice study shows
NEWS MEDICAL A microscopic fungus called Candida tropicalis triggered gut inflammation and exacerbated symptoms of Crohn's disease, in a recent study conducted at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. 4 days
Physicians use age-old practice to toilet train their infant daughter
NEWS MEDICAL You know that disposable diapers are ecologically questionable, but cloth diapers seem too messy for you and your child -- is there an alternative? The answer is 'yes'... 4 days
NYITCOM expert urges people to take caution of Legionnaires' disease during summer
NEWS MEDICAL For many, the months of July and August are a time for relaxation by the pool and vacation with the family, but this June,... 4 days
Researchers find new evidence that autoimmunity plays role in Parkinson's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity- in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues- plays a role in Parkinson's disease, the... 4 days
Identified brain circuitry bridges neural and behavioral roles in PTSD
SCIENCE DAILY Specific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes deep in the brain and the more outward behavioral expressions associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which could lead to more objective... 4 days
Eating fish may reduce arthritis symptoms
SCIENCE DAILY In a recent study, individuals with rheumatoid arthritis who consumed fish twice weekly had lower disease activity (swollen/tender joint counts along with other assessments) than those who ate fish never to 4 days
Breastfeeding May Lower Women's Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
LIVE SCIENCE Breastfeeding may literally be good for the heart: A new study suggests that breastfeeding may lower women's risk of heart disease and stroke. 4 days
Bitter or sweet? How taste cells decide what they want to be
SCIENCE DAILY A new study advances understanding of how stem cells on the tongue grow into the different types of mature taste cells that detect either... 4 days
Predicting cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Parkinson's disease is commonly thought of as a movement disorder, but after years of living with the disease, approximately 25 percent of patients also experience deficits in cognition that impair function. A... 4 days
Trends in emergency room visits and costs for patients with shingles
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests that while emergency room visits for shingles has decreased for those vaccinated against either the chicken pox (18 to 19 years old)... 4 days
'Little brain' plays a major role in schizophrenia
SCIENCE DAILY The cerebellum is among the most affected brain regions in schizophrenia, new research has found. Compared to healthy individuals, cerebellar volume was smaller in patients with schizophrenia. The study is the largest... 4 days
Serotonin improves sociability in mouse model of autism
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have linked early serotonin deficiency to several symptoms that occur in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study examined serotonin levels, brain circuitry, and behavior in a mouse model of ASD. Experiments... 4 days
Medical News Today: Autoimmunity may have role in Parkinson's disease
MNT Scientists discover that fragments of the alpha-synuclein protein that clogs up dopamine cells in Parkinson's disease trigger an autoimmune response. 4 days
Insomnia: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention
LIVE SCIENCE Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by difficulties falling or staying asleep, even though people have the chance for adequate sleep. 4 days
Autoimmunity may have role in Parkinson's disease
MNT Scientists discover that fragments of the alpha-synuclein protein that clogs up dopamine cells in Parkinson's disease trigger an autoimmune response. 4 days
Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors
ABC NEWS An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults _ and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels... 4 days
Is there an alternative to disposable diapers?
SCIENCE DAILY A pediatric infectious disease specialist and a pathologist and medical microbiologist report on the age-old practice now known as elimination communication (EC). 4 days
Serotonin rebalances cortical tuning and behavior linked to autism symptoms in 15q11-13 CNV mice
Science Magazine Serotonin is a critical modulator of cortical function, and its metabolism is defective in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) brain. How... 4 days
Selective targeting of primary and secondary nucleation pathways in A{beta}42 aggregation using a rational antibody scanning method
Science Magazine Antibodies targeting Aβ42 are under intense scrutiny because of their therapeutic potential for Alzheimer’s... 4 days
[Editors' Choice] Flipping the kill switch
Science Magazine Alveolar macrophages display an impairment in delayed bacterial killing in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that may contribute to an increased susceptibility to bacterial infection. 4 days
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Pre-clinical study suggests Parkinson's could start in gut endocrine cells
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