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Low sperm count not just a problem for fertility
SCIENCE DAILY A man's semen count is a marker of his general health, according to the largest study to date evaluating semen quality, reproductive function and metabolic risk in men referred for... 3 hours
Dimethandrolone undecanoate shows promise as a male birth control pill
SCIENCE DAILY A new birth control pill for men appears to be safe when used daily for a month, with hormone responses consistent with effective contraception, study researchers say. 3 hours
New diabetes drug may help people with obesity lose weight
SCIENCE DAILY A compound that mimics a naturally occurring hormone that regulates appetite may help people who have obesity but not diabetes to lose weight, a new study suggests. 3 hours
Overeating during breastfeeding may affect the health of offspring
SCIENCE DAILY Mothers who overeat during the period when they are breastfeeding may have children who are at increased risk of becoming obese and going through early puberty, a new study of... 3 hours
Breastfeeding may protect high-birthweight infants from childhood obesity
SCIENCE DAILY Breastfeeding may protect high-birthweight infants from having overweight or obesity as children, new research suggests. 3 hours
In BRCA mutation carriers, obesity is linked with increased DNA damage
SCIENCE DAILY Being obese or having a higher body mass index (BMI) while carrying a BRCA (BReast CAncer gene) mutation is positively linked with higher levels of damage... 4 hours
Mediterranean diet is linked to higher muscle mass, bone density after menopause
SCIENCE DAILY The heart-healthy Mediterranean diet also appears to be good for an older woman's bones and muscles, a new study of postmenopausal women in Brazil... 5 hours
Consuming low-calorie sweeteners may predispose overweight individuals to diabetes
SCIENCE DAILY Consumption of low-calorie sweeteners could promote metabolic syndrome and predispose people to prediabetes and diabetes, particularly in individuals with obesity, a new study on human fat-derived stem cells and fat... 5 hours
High-energy breakfast promotes weight loss
SCIENCE DAILY In patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes, a meal schedule that includes a high-energy breakfast promotes weight loss, improves diabetes and decreases the need for insulin, new research reports. 5 hours
Interactive virtual reality enhances physicians' treatment planning of complex conditions
SCIENCE DAILY Interactive virtual reality (VR) brings medical images to life on screen, showing interventional radiologists a patient's unique internal anatomy to help physicians effectively prepare and tailor their approach... 6 hours
Estrogen may reduce disordered eating in female athletes with irregular periods
SCIENCE DAILY Giving one year of estrogen replacement to female athletes with exercise-induced menstrual irregularities improves drive for thinness, body dissatisfaction and uncontrolled eating, a new study finds. 6 hours
Measles alert after two passengers with the disease fly into US
NEWS MEDICAL Vulnerable persons who have not been vaccinated for measles and have been through airports in Newark, New Jersey, Detroit and Memphis this month are being warned... 7 hours
Medical News Today: When is the best time to drink water?
MNT Drinking water at any time of day helps someone to rehydrate. However, if they drink it at certain times of the day, there may be other... 11 hours
Medical News Today: What causes a cyst in your earlobe?
MNT When skin cells multiply instead of shedding, cysts may form. Learn more about how earlobe cysts are removed, as well as causes, risks, and home remedies. 14 hours
Medical News Today: Is olive oil a good moisturizer for your face?
MNT Olive oil has many nutritional benefits when consumed, but it is also frequently applied to the skin and hair. Learn more about how to... 15 hours
Medical News Today: What is a left atrial enlargement?
MNT Left atrial enlargement is linked to several conditions, including atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Learn more about the causes and treatment. 17 hours
Medical News Today: Pneumonia during pregnancy: What you need to know
MNT Pneumonia during pregnancy can cause serious complications if left untreated. Learn to recognize the symptoms and help prevent maternal pneumonia. 20 hours
Medical News Today: Smoking every day can increase psychosis risk, study finds
MNT Smoking at least 10 cigarettes every day or using marijuana at least five times may raise the risk of developing psychosis, according to two... 20 hours
Medical News Today: Don't try too hard to be happy, study warns
MNT You may think that if you just work hard enough, you'll eventually achieve your best life. But are you sabotaging yourself by putting in... 20 hours
Medical News Today: Is it possible to unclog your arteries?
MNT Prevention is the best treatment for clogged arteries. Learn about causes, prevention, treatment, and risk factors for plaque buildup and atherosclerosis. 1 day
Medical News Today: Is it normal to have differently sized testicles?
MNT Most men have asymmetrical testicles. Find out what is normal, what causes enlarged testicles, and how to check for testicular abnormalities. 2 days
Medical News Today: How to shrink the prostate naturally
MNT Learn about natural remedies for an enlarged prostate, all of which encourage good prostate health. Included is detail on lifestyle tips and causes. 2 days
Medical News Today: What are these white spots on my nipples?
MNT Learn about different causes of white spots on the nipples, including those linked with breast-feeding. We also look at other symptoms and treatments. 2 days
Medical News Today: Step up for health: Pedometers 'boost exercise levels for years'
MNT Scientists have found that using pedometers may not only offer short-term benefits, but they also could help to increase exercise levels for... 2 days
Medical News Today: Top ten foods for healthy eyes
MNT Foods rich in certain nutrients can have a powerful effect on eye health. Read about 10 foods for healthy eyes, other eye health tips, and warning signs. 2 days
Medical News Today: Unlocking the personality of a social media addict
MNT Addiction to social media is a real and growing problem. A recent study attempted to develop a picture of the personality traits that increase the risk. 2 days
Rutgers University study highlights the need for improved safety in tree-care operations
NEWS MEDICAL As climate change increases the risk to trees from severe storms, insects, diseases, drought and fire, a Rutgers University study highlights the need for... 2 days
Chemical peels can be safe treatment option for people with darker skin
NEWS MEDICAL Results from a new study led by Boston Medical Center (BMC) indicate that, when performed appropriately, chemical peels can be a safe treatment option... 2 days
Circulatory System: Facts, Function & Diseases
LIVE SCIENCE The human circulatory system keeps blood, oxygen and nutrients flowing through the body. 2 days
Study on infant bone strength could aid in design of safer car seats
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Sheffield have successfully used computer simulated models and medical imaging to test the strength of young children's... 2 days
Genetic variant discovery could improve safety, effectiveness of drugs for asthma and COPD
NEWS MEDICAL Research from the University of Liverpool, published today in Lancet Respiratory Medicine, identifies a genetic variant that could improve the safety and... 2 days
Subset of immune cells critical for ensuring healthy weight gain, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Obesity and its negative impacts on health - including metabolic syndrome, type-2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular complications - are a global pandemic (Taubes, 2009). 2 days
Yellow fever outbreak in Brazil necessitates vaccination for travelers
NEWS MEDICAL Brazil is in the midst of a yellow fever outbreak, with the mosquito-borne virus reaching popular tourist destinations that do not normally see the disease. Since January 2018, 10 cases... 2 days
Study of nearly 300,000 people challenges the 'obesity paradox'
SCIENCE DAILY The idea that it might be possible to be overweight or obese but not at increased risk of heart disease, otherwise known as the 'obesity paradox', has been challenged by... 2 days
Early puberty linked with increased risk of obesity for women
SCIENCE DAILY Girls who start puberty earlier are more likely to be overweight as adults, finds new research. 2 days
Online intervention improves depression treatment rates in teen moms
SCIENCE DAILY An online program persuaded teenage mothers across 10 Kentucky counties to seek medical help for depression, highlighting an inexpensive way to increase mental health treatment rates for the vulnerable group. 2 days
Which skills will help patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder?
SCIENCE DAILY Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a complex psychological condition, and those who suffer from it experience severe reduction in their quality of life. A new study now shows that OCD sufferers need to... 2 days
Americans slow down the clock of age
SCIENCE DAILY A close examination of national health data indicate that the rate of biological aging appears to be more delayed for all Americans, but particularly for men, which may extend their lives. Researchers cite advancements... 2 days
Online program increases depression treatment rates among adolescent mothers
NEWS MEDICAL An online program persuaded teenage mothers across 10 Kentucky counties to seek medical help for depression, highlighting an inexpensive way to increase mental health treatment rates for the vulnerable group,... 2 days
Study on infant bone strength could aid in design safer car seats
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Sheffield have successfully used computer simulated models and medical imaging to test the strength of young children's bones, producing... 2 days
Verb fluency test may be useful tool for differential diagnosis of cognitive failure
NEWS MEDICAL The ability to generate spoken verbs in infinitive in a given time begins to worsen in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease... 2 days
Faulty cellular membrane 'mix' linked to Parkinson's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Working with lab-grown human brain cells, researchers report they have uncovered a much sought-after connection between one of the most common genetic mutations in Parkinson's disease and the formation of fatty plaques... 2 days
Higher doses of radiation don't improve survival in prostate cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that higher doses of radiation do not improve survival for many patients with prostate cancer, compared with the standard radiation treatment. The analysis included... 2 days
Virtual coaches, fitness trackers help patients stay fit after cardiac rehab
SCIENCE DAILY A 12-week mobile health, or mHealth, program not only kept cardiac rehab patients from losing ground, it appeared to help them maintain and even gain fitness. 2 days
Human 'chimeric' cells restore crucial protein in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
SCIENCE DAILY Cells made by fusing a normal human muscle cell with a muscle cell from a person with Duchenne muscular dystrophy -- a rare but fatal form of muscular... 2 days
Viral hideout: After infection, herpes lurks in nerve cells
SCIENCE DAILY The ability of the 'cold sore' herpes simplex virus to establish quiet infections and reawaken periodically has long mystified scientists. A new study in mice reveals that a key host... 2 days
New doctors' intense and changing schedules take a toll on sleep, activity and mood
SCIENCE DAILY This week, thousands of graduating medical students around the country will find out where they'll head next, to start their... 2 days
Soil fungi may help determine the resilience of forests to environmental change
PHYS.ORG Nature is rife with symbiotic relationships, some of which take place out of sight, like the rich underground exchange of nutrients that occurs between... 2 days
Blood vessels also affected by Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY New research demonstrates that mice suffering from this disease also have substantial malfunctions in small blood vessels, important in nourishing different organs and tissues and in regulating blood pressure, and which mainly affects females.... 2 days
Genetic variant discovery to help asthma sufferers
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a genetic variant that could improve the safety and effectiveness of corticosteroids, drugs that are used to treat a range of common and rare conditions including asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary... 2 days
Potential RNA Markers of abnormal heart rhythms identified in circulating blood
SCIENCE DAILY The irregular heart rhythm atrial fibrillation (AF) increases the risk of stroke and heart failure, but is often undiagnosed because of a lack of symptoms. Now,... 2 days
5 doctors charged with taking kickbacks to tout painkiller
ABC NEWS 5 New York doctors have been charged with taking bribes and kickbacks from an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company to prescribe large volumes of a highly addictive painkiller 2 days
Number of deaths from meningitis due to plummet after new medical advice
SCIENCE DAILY Experts aim to halve the number of deaths from a type of meningitis by changing drug treatment as a result of a new medical... 2 days
Diabetes: Are high blood glucose levels an effect rather than the cause of the disease?
SCIENCE DAILY Insulin resistance and elevated blood glucose levels are considered to be the cause of type 2 diabetes. However,... 2 days
False beliefs about MMR vaccine found to influence acceptance of Zika vaccine
SCIENCE DAILY People's willingness to use a Zika vaccine, once it's available, will be influenced by how they weigh the risks associated with the disease and... 2 days
Potential for personalized immunotherapy to large variety of cancers
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that ovarian cancer, which has proved resistant to currently available immunotherapies, could be susceptible to personalized immunotherapy. 2 days
Report: Abortion is safe but barriers reduce quality of care
ABC NEWS Review finds abortion is very safe but that women face delays, false medical information depending on where they live 2 days
Daylight-driven rechargeable antibacterial and antiviral nanofibrous membranes for bioprotective applications
Science Magazine Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) are a significant burden on global economies and public health. Most present personal protective equipment used to prevent EID transmission and infections is typically... 2 days
Medical News Today: Wired Health 2018: Old tech, new ideas
MNT This year's Wired Health conference gave a sneak peak into the world of health tech. Growing new ideas on firm foundations seems to be this year's theme. 2 days
Clinical trial to test efficacy of stem cell transplants in stopping ALS muscle deterioration
NEWS MEDICAL Once funding is obtained, researchers can perform a clinical trial to test the efficacy of transplanting bone marrow cells into... 2 days
Older patients with colorectal cancer at increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity
NEWS MEDICAL Older patients with colorectal cancer are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and congestive heart failure, according to a study published in Journal of... 2 days
Medical News Today: Major depression: Brain tissue reveals sex-specific gene changes
MNT From analyzing the postmortem brain tissue of adults with major depression, researchers have pinpointed sex-specific changes in gene expression. 2 days
Medical News Today: How to treat muscle knots
MNT Muscle knots are small, bump-like areas of muscle that can be painful to the touch. The medical term for muscle knots is myofascial trigger points. 2 days
Yellow fever shots urged for Brazil travelers amid outbreak
ABC NEWS Health officials are urging travelers to Brazil to get yellow fever shots after 10 recent visitors got the mosquito-borne disease 2 days
Researchers uncover four microRNAs as potential biomarkers for atrial fibrillation
NEWS MEDICAL Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a heart condition that causes an irregular, and often rapid, heart rate. It increases the risk of developing strokes, heart failure, and even dementia.... 2 days
Neuropilin-1 expression in adipose tissue macrophages protects against obesity and metabolic syndrome
Science Magazine Obesity gives rise to metabolic complications by mechanisms that are poorly understood. Although chronic inflammatory signaling in adipose tissue is typically associated with metabolic... 2 days
Assaults spiked on Trump rally days during 2016 election
PHYS.ORG Cities experienced 2.3 more assaults than average on days when hosting presidential campaign rallies for Donald Trump during the lead-up to the 2016 United States Presidential Election, according to a... 2 days
Pythons Are Cold-Blooded Killers But At Least They're Not Negligent Mothers
LIVE SCIENCE Python moms care for their babies, even though it wears them down. 2 days
Climate change spurs proliferation of disease-bearing insects, increases exposure to viral infections
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, find that global warming has allowed disease-bearing insects to proliferate, increasing... 3 days
Medical News Today: What are the best teas for health?
MNT Do you enjoy tea for its flavor or the soothing feeling brought by holding a steaming cup? In this Spotlight, we tell you which brews are best for... 3 days
Researchers advise the use of anesthesia in fetuses from 21 weeks of gestation
SCIENCE DAILY Although the problem of whether fetuses are able to feel pain or not is still controversial, researchers in Spain have found that... 3 days
Climate change promotes the spread of mosquito and tick-borne viruses
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists find that global warming has allowed disease-bearing insects to proliferate, increasing exposure to viral infections. 3 days
New methods find undiagnosed genetic diseases in electronic health records
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found a way to search genetic data in electronic health records to identify undiagnosed genetic diseases in large populations so treatments can be tailored to the... 3 days
Bacterial and host cell proteins interact to regulate Chlamydia's 'exit strategy'
SCIENCE DAILY Interactions between Chlamydia trachomatis proteins and host cell proteins help determine whether the bacterium leaves an infected cell via breakdown of the cellular membrane (lysis) or... 3 days
Medical News Today: Arthritis supplement may drive skin cancer
MNT Study using mice and cells finds that chondroitin-4-sulfate, a widely used dietary supplement for osteoarthritis, drives cell growth in a type of melanoma. 3 days
Early puberty may increase risk of obesity in later life
NEWS MEDICAL The earlier girls start puberty, the greater their chances are of suffering from obesity in later life, according to a new study. 3 days
A group of friends is better protection against bullying than one best friend
PHYS.ORG New research from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) has found having a group of friends – rather than a best friend... 3 days
Fading wolf population to be restored at Lake Superior park
PHYS.ORG Federal officials have tentatively decided to transport 20-30 gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan over the next three years to replenish a population that has... 3 days
Research identifies barriers that may prevent Black Americans from screening for CKD
NEWS MEDICAL The incidence of kidney failure is 3 times higher in Black Americans than in whites, and the prevalence of chronic kidney disease continues to... 3 days
The other opioid crisis: Hospital shortages lead to patient pain, medical errors
NEWS MEDICAL Even as opioids flood American communities and fuel widespread addiction, hospitals are facing a dangerous shortage of the powerful painkillers needed by patients in... 3 days
Medical News Today: Is it safe to use baking soda on hair?
MNT Increasingly, people are using baking soda to clean their hair. However, this is not always safe. Learn about risks and other natural hair remedies... 3 days
Near-infrared photoactivatable oxygenation catalysts of amyloid peptide
PHYS.ORG A new, biocompatible photooxygenation catalyst that can selectively oxygenate and degrade the pathogenic aggregation of Alzheimer's disease (AD)-related amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) under near-infrared (NIR) light irradiation has been developed. The catalyst was able to... 3 days
Microtubules anchored to proteins in the nuclear membrane position muscle cell nuclei
PHYS.ORG Scientists at A*STAR have revealed how microtubules, part of a cell's 'skeleton," position the multiple nuclei in muscle cells. Malfunctions in this crucial developmental... 3 days
New solution to harmful algal blooms raises hope of economic and environmental benefits
PHYS.ORG A cheap, safe and effective method of dealing with harmful algal blooms is on the verge of being introduced following successful field... 3 days
Blood, sweat and tears in raptor research
PHYS.ORG Murdoch University Ph.D. candidate Simon Cherriman is enjoying the relative safety of his home office after spending much of the last six months scaling trees and attaching satellite tags to 13 feisty juvenile Wedge-tailed... 3 days
Star-shaped nanoparticles that release their drug payload only after entering cells
PHYS.ORG A*STAR researchers have developed nanoscale drug delivery particles that can sense their surroundings, and release their payload only after entering a cell, a discovery that could... 3 days
A flexible, low-cost technique could lead to the mass production of microelectromechanical systems
PHYS.ORG Making increasingly smaller microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) has proved very challenging, limiting their anticipated potential. Now, researchers at A*STAR have developed a versatile... 3 days
Combining microbial and chemical fingerprints for forensics applications
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Center for Microbiome Innovation have for the first time combined technologies that detect the presence of microbes and chemicals to identify "who... 3 days
Medical News Today: How deep is a vagina? What to know
MNT Just as woman can have different sized breasts, hands, and feet, the depth of vaginas also varies. Learn about the average depth in this article. 3 days
Siemens' health unit shares surge in Frankfurt debut (Update)
PHYS.ORG Shares in Siemens' Healthineers unit surged in their debut on the Frankfurt stock exchange Friday, after the industrial giant raised 4.2 billion euros in a more muted than expected initial... 3 days
Researchers measure gene activity in single cells
PHYS.ORG VIDEO For biologists, a single cell is a world of its own: It can form a harmonious part of a tissue, or go rogue and take on a diseased state, like cancer. But biologists have... 3 days
A small protein with many applications
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and from the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University have collaboratively developed and described a llama antibody that might have significant impact for future diagnostics and treatment... 3 days
Large-scale climatic warming could increase persistent haze in Beijing
PHYS.ORG In recent decades, Beijing, the capital city of China, has experienced increasingly frequent persistent haze events (PHEs). Severe PHEs not only lead to a sharp decrease in visibility, causing traffic... 3 days
Blood flow defies the laws of fluid dynamics
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have developed a 3D simulation of blood cells travelling through realistic microvascular networks that has predicted several novel phenomena. 3 days
Researchers find way to identify undiagnosed genetic diseases in electronic health records
NEWS MEDICAL Patients diagnosed with heart failure, stroke, infertility and kidney failure could actually be suffering from rare and undiagnosed genetic diseases. 3 days
Blood flow defies laws of fluid dynamics
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have developed a 3D simulation of blood cells travelling through realistic microvascular networks that has predicted several novel phenomena. 3 days
Alzheimer's disease also affects small blood vessels
NEWS MEDICAL A research conducted by the UAB demonstrates that mice suffering from this disease also have substantial malfunctions in small blood vessels, important in nourishing different organs and tissues and in regulating blood pressure, and... 3 days
Medical News Today: Your brain could be backed up, for a deadly price
MNT Nectome, a start-up company, claim that they could one day preserve the human brain, retrieve memories, and upload them to a computer... 3 days
Medical News Today: What causes acne on the jawline?
MNT A range of factors can cause acne on the jawline. While there is no cure, there are many effective treatments. But can it be prevented? Learn more, here. 3 days
Researchers measure gene activity in single cells
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Research team creates hydrogel adhesives to seal wounds
A wireless patch for monitoring emergency-room patients
Babies resembling their fathers are healthier
This modified smartphone measures blood pressure directly from your finger
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Cutting pollution in the Chesapeake Bay has helped underwater grasses rebound
New technique opens new research possibilities for novel drugs and tasty food