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New publications generate controversy over the value of reducing salt consumption in populations  NEWS MEDICAL · 54 minutes
The journal Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease (NMCD), has published an important and authoritative statement of the ESAN (European Salt Action Network). more
Imagination can help overcome fear and anxiety-related disorders, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Imagine a barking dog, a furry spider or another perceived threat and your brain and body respond much like they would if you experienced the real thing. more
Ezogabine treatment reduces motor neuron excitability in ALS patients, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Brian Wainger, MD, PhD, of the Healey Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital presented initial, top-level results of a recently completed phase 2 clinical trial... more
Sprayable gel could help prevent recurrences of cancer after surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease -- almost 95 percent of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will... more
Medical News Today: Can marijuana ease symptoms of Crohn's disease?  MNT · 9 hours
In regions where it is legal, many doctors are prescribing medical marijuana to treat certain conditions. Some small studies suggest that marijuana may also have the potential to... more
Can marijuana ease symptoms of Crohn's disease?  MNT · 9 hours
In regions where it is legal, many doctors are prescribing medical marijuana to treat certain conditions. Some small studies suggest that marijuana may also have the potential to relieve symptoms of Crohn’s disease. However,... more
Crohn's disease and pregnancy  MNT · 10 hours
Crohn's disease and pregnancy can affect each other. However, most women who conceive while their Crohn's disease is in remission can have a normal pregnancy and healthy baby. Learn more here. more
Medical News Today: Crohn's disease and pregnancy  MNT · 10 hours
Crohn's disease and pregnancy can affect each other. However, most women who conceive while their Crohn's disease is in remission can have a normal pregnancy and healthy baby. Learn more here. more
Sprayable gel could help the body fight off cancer after surgery  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease—almost 95 percent of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will... more
Personalized medicine tool for inherited colorectal cancer syndrome  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
An international team of researchers has developed, calibrated, and validated a novel tool for identifying the genetic changes in Lynch syndrome genes that are likely to be responsible for causing symptoms of... more
Caffeine plus another compound in coffee may fight Parkinson’s disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Rutgers scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia - two progressive and currently incurable... more
Treating patients with hypertension induced albuminuria  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Albuminuria is a renal disease that is found to be independently associated with cardiovascular and renal problems without any links to diabetes. In latest ESC/ESH guidelines, microalbuminuria has been related to hypertension-mediated organ damages. more
Novel personalized medicine tool for assessing inherited colorectal cancer syndrome risk developed  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
An international team of researchers led by Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah has developed, calibrated, and validated a novel tool for... more
Two compounds in coffee may team up to fight Parkinson's  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia -- two progressive and currently incurable diseases... more
Experts address sleep disorders following traumatic brain injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Disorders of sleep are some of the most common problems experienced by patients after traumatic brain injury. It is important to recognize and treat these problems early to allow for optimal cognitive... more
Medical News Today: Excess belly fat common in those with high heart risk  MNT · 14 hours
A European study of cardiovascular disease prevention finds that nearly two-thirds of those with high heart disease and stroke risk have excess... more
New insights into childhood cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Peripheral nervous system tumors, known as neuroblastoma, are one of the most common types of childhood tumors. Researchers have now studied the genetic factors behind different tumor subtypes and their prognoses. Their findings enable clinicians to predict the... more
Cancer cells distinguished by artificial intelligence-based system  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
A research team has created a system that uses a convolutional neural network to learn the features distinguishing different cancer cells, based on images from a phase-contrast microscope. This system accurately differentiated human and... more
Memory tests predict brain atrophy and Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Use of two episodic memory tests help in predicting brain atrophy and Alzheimer's disease, as indicated by a study. Researchers suggest that comprehensive use of memory tests could improve the diagnosis of... more
Romania hospital says 39 babies now diagnosed with superbug  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
Romania hospital says 39 babies now diagnosed with drug-resistant superbug, triple last month more
Visual inspection alone is insufficient to diagnose skin cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
A Cochrane review of the accuracy of skin cancer diagnostics has found that visual inspection of suspicious lesions is insufficient to ensure an accurate diagnosis. more
Undiplomatic immunity: Mutation causing arterial autoimmune disease revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Takayasu arteritis is an autoimmune disease resulting in chronic aortic inflammation leading to aneurysm or aortic regurgitation. Researchers showed that it is caused by MLX gene mutation. This mutation increased oxidative stress... more
Promising diagnostic tool for Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Researchers have identified in live human brains new radioactive 'tracer' molecules that bind to and 'light up' tau tangles, a protein associated with a number of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias. more
Regular flu shots may save heart failure patients' lives  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Compared with skipping a flu shot, getting a flu shot was associated with an 18 percent reduced risk of premature death among newly-diagnosed heart failure patients. Moreover, regular annual flu... more
Episodic memory tests help in predicting brain atrophy and Alzheimer’s disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Use of two episodic memory tests help in predicting brain atrophy and Alzheimer’s disease, as indicated by a study carried out at the University of Helsinki... more
Study compares pain-related diagnoses in First Nations and non-First Nations children, youth  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
First Nations children and youth are experiencing more pain than non-First Nations children, but do not access specialist or mental health services at the... more
New artificial intelligence-based system to differentiate between different types of cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In cancer patients, there can be tremendous variation in the types of cancer cells from one patient to another, even within the same disease.... more
Novel therapeutic targets based on biology of aging show promise for Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A scientific strategy that explores therapeutic targets based on the biology of aging is gaining ground as an effective approach to prevent... more
Study evaluates placental mesenchymal stem cell sheets for myocardial repair and regeneration  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The placenta offers an abundant source of placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells (pMSCs), which a new study has shown can readily form cell sheets that... more
Study reveals increasing prevalence of weekend cycling among affluent 'Mamils'  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
University of Sydney authors who led the research said the Mamil study was prompted by media attention given to depicting and satirizing this group and the importance of... more
Eating disorders now a top priority with Australian Government  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
According to a new announcement from the Morrison government on Sunday (9th of December 2018), patients who are suffering from severe forms of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia... more
Medical News Today: A new blood test could help diagnose Alzheimer's  MNT · 3 days
New research focuses on an accurate blood test for Alzheimer's disease. If scientists replicate the study's promising results, it may be a breakthrough. more
A new blood test could help diagnose Alzheimer's  MNT · 3 days
New research focuses on an accurate blood test for Alzheimer's disease. If scientists replicate the study's promising results, it may be a breakthrough. more
Mount Sinai researcher awarded $2.5 million to advance understanding of neurodegenerative diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Ivan Marazzi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, was awarded $2.5 million in funding by the... more
Men with inflammatory bowel disease have higher prostate cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Men with inflammatory bowel disease have four to five times higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, reports a 20-year study from Northwestern Medicine. more
Failure of critical cellular energy sensor responsible for CKD progression, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Chronic kidney disease, an affliction characterized by progressive loss of kidney function, affects millions of people worldwide and is associated with multi-organ damage, cardiovascular... more
Elevated hormone flags liver problems in mice with methylmalonic acidemia  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have discovered a hormone in a mouse study that can be used immediately to can help doctors predict how severely patients with the rare disease methylmalonic acidemia... more
Myeloma tumor cells: Profiling a killer in warm blood  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Israeli scientists and physicians develop a new technology for profiling the unique genetic makeup of myeloma tumor cells that will allow better diagnosis and treatment. more
Silicosis is on the rise, but is there a therapeutic target?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have identified a key mechanism of lung inflammation induced by silica exposure, which leads to silicosis, an incurable disease. Their study in mice and patients... more
New molecular tool identifies sugar-protein attachments  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have developed a new molecular tool they call EXoO, which decodes where on proteins specific sugars are attached -- a possible modification due to disease. The study describes the development of the tool and its... more
Predicting the transmission of rare, genetically based diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A research team traced the gene mutations underlying a rare genetic disease back to two European founding families who arrived in the province in the 17th century. more
Performance on exercise test predicts risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Performance on an exercise test predicts the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other causes, a new study finds. Good... more
What sets primates apart from other mammals?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have discovered information about a gene that sets primates -- great apes and humans -- apart from other mammals, through the study of a rare developmental brain disorder. more
Inflammatory bowel disease linked to prostate cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Men with inflammatory bowel disease have four to five times higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer. This is the first report to show these men have higher than average PSA values and... more
Newly identified T cells could play a role in cancer and other diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have identified a new type of T cell called a phospholipid-reactive T cell that is able to recognize phospholipids, the molecules... more
World's First Insect Vaccine Could Help Bees Fight Off Deadly Disease  NPR · 4 days
American foulbrood is an infectious disease that devastates honeybee hives. Scientists say they've created a vaccine for it, despite a big hurdle: Bees don't have antibodies. more
Key to lifelong heart health is childhood intervention  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Evolving evidence shows that heart healthy habits in adults are rooted in the environments we live in in early childhood, representing a window of opportunity in young children to focus on health... more
Link between neonatal vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia confirmed  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, a team of researchers has reported. The discovery could help prevent some cases of the disease... more
High intensity statin treatment and adherence could save more lives  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Thousands of heart attacks and deaths from cardiovascular disease could be prevented by patients taking higher doses of statins and taking the drugs as advised by doctors. more
A gut-brain link for Parkinson’s gets a closer look  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 days
Early evidence suggests that Parkinson’s may be a gut disease that affects the brain. more
Many people at risk of heart disease and stroke have excess abdominal fat  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Nearly two-thirds of people who are at high risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke have excess fat around the middle of the... more
Online CBT can help treat gastrointestinal disorders in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Cognitive behavioral therapy online can be useful in treating gastrointestinal disorders in children when no physical cause can be found. This is the viewpoint of researchers at Karolinska Institutet in... more
Medical News Today: What too much sleep can do to your health  MNT · 4 days
A large, international study finds that there is a link between an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and sleeping either too much or too... more
VCU researchers test vaccine against opioid abuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers are testing a vaccine against opioid abuse developed by the Scripps Research Institute in California. The vaccine is meant to block the effects of heroin and fentanyl in patients with... more
MUHC's 'Dr. House' discovers new genetic disease and the gene responsible for it  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre led by Dr. Donald Vinh, the RI's so-called "Dr. House"... more
Newly developed molecules may provide more reliable relief for people with autoimmune diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Living with an autoimmune disease can feel like an insider is attacking your body. An estimated 24 million people in the United... more
UT Austin researcher receives $2.5 million CZI grant for neurodegenerative disease research  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Ning "Jenny" Jiang, an associate professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering's Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Dell Medical School's Department of Oncology,... more
Chronic, refractory schizophrenia patients benefit from targeted cognitive training  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Schizophrenia is among the most difficult mental illnesses to treat, in part because it is characterized by a wide range of dysfunction, from hallucinations and mood disorders to cognitive impairment,... more
Infant milk allergy is being overdiagnosed say experts  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
There are a large number of babies who are diagnosed with milk allergy and are being supplemented with lactose free infant milk formula. Experts have claimed that this over diagnosis could be... more
Researchers develop new molecular tool to decode sugar-protein attachments  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have developed a new molecular tool they call EXoO, which decodes where on proteins specific sugars are attached--a possible modification due to disease. more
Secondhand smoke still a problem for Americans: CDC  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Fifty-eight million Americans are still exposed to secondhand smoke, according to a new report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. It’s a proven danger, and exposure rates have been plummeting... more
Natural compound 2HF treats leishmaniasis infections, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Current treatment options for the parasitic disease leishmaniasis are largely ineffective, expensive, and tend to be plagued by resistant parasites and side effects. Now, researchers have showed that a natural flavonoid is... more
Researchers are developing blood test to diagnose or predict Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Today, the only way to definitively diagnose Alzheimer's disease in life is through brain scans and tests of cerebrospinal fluid that must be collected via lumbar... more
One million mosquitoes and 500,000 tests later, new buzz about a malaria prevention drug  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Most malaria drugs are designed to reduce symptoms after infection. They work by blocking replication of the disease-causing parasites in... more
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
Hand, foot and mouth disease can spread quickly across child care centers and elementary schools. Here's what to look for and how to manage the disease. more
New way to trace the transmission histories of rare genetic diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
There are only 25 people in the whole of Quebec at the moment who have a rare recessive genetic disease called chronic atrial and intestinal dysrhythmia.... more
Lymph node ratio could predict survival in patients with oral cavity cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Five years after diagnosis, only 40 percent of patients with locally-advanced oral cavity cancer will still be alive. The question is who is likely... more
Researchers identify new type of T cell that could play role in cancer, other diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the La Jolla Institute for Immunology have identified a... more
New imaging tools that trace key breast cancer enzymes may help guide therapies  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A set of emerging diagnostic tools may help identify breast cancer patients who are most likely to benefit from therapies that target... more
Statins are recommended far too often, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, or statins, as a preventive measure can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. A study by the University of Zurich now shows that this measure is recommended too often,... more
Elevated hormone flags liver disease in mice with serious genomic disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers have discovered that a hormone, fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), is extremely elevated in mice with liver disease that mimics the same condition in patients... more
Researchers use zinc to target insulin-producing cells with regenerative drug  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
An insulin injection can manage diabetes symptoms, but actually curing the disease would mean healing cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, a hormone that regulates the amount... more
New molecular tool identifies sugar-protein attachments  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have developed a new molecular tool they call EXoO, which decodes where on proteins specific sugars are attached—a possible modification due to disease. The study, published in issue 14 of Molecular... more
Researchers discover information about a gene that helps define us as humans  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
University of Otago researchers have discovered information about a gene that sets primates—great apes and humans—apart from other mammals, through the study of a... more
Survey reveals bovine TB in a fifth of roadkill badgers in Cheshire  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The first study to test for bovine tuberculosis in badgers on the edge of the cattle TB epidemic in England, has shown that one... more
Nobel laureates: Despite progress, cancer won't be wiped out  ABC NEWS · 5 days
The winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine say they expect substantial advances toward treating cancer in the next several decades although it is unlikely the disease could be... more
New insights in rust resistance in wheat  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
For more than 20 years, a large international group of researchers, including from Aarhus University, has worked purposefully to investigate a gene that protects wheat against yellow rust. Yellow rust is a widespread and... more
Researchers aim to demystify bladder immunity  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
We know that the bladder is a poorly understood organ, critical for storing metabolic waste. What we don’t know is how this unique environment impacts bladder immunity to common diseases such as urinary tract infections and... more
OCD: Brain mechanism explains symptoms  MNT · 5 days
The largest study of its kind examines the brains of people living with obsessive-compulsive disorder and offers new insights into the condition. more
Medical News Today: OCD: Brain mechanism explains symptoms  MNT · 5 days
The largest study of its kind examines the brains of people living with obsessive-compulsive disorder and offers new insights into the condition. more
Mapping brain microglia  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Microglia are known to be important to brain function. The immune cells have been found to protect the brain from injury and infection and are critical during brain development, helping circuits wire properly. They also seem to play a role... more
New immuno-assay can detect small molecules with 50-fold greater sensitivity  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
As medical science has come to understand that the human body is controlled on the molecular level by various proteins, hormones, drugs, and other substances, technologies have developed... more
Protecting powerhouse of cells could provide better way to treat acute kidney injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
For the first time, scientists have described the body's natural mechanism for temporarily protecting the powerhouses of kidney cells when injury or... more
Postmenopausal women who experience tooth loss more likely to develop high blood pressure  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Postmenopausal women who have experienced loss of all teeth are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a recent... more
Individual neurons located within the brain have implications for psychiatric diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Everyone makes little everyday mistakes out of habit--a waiter says, "Enjoy your meal," and you respond with, "You, too!" before realizing that the person is not,... more
UAB research may point a path to more effective influenza vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Seasonal influenza vaccines are typically less than 50 percent effective, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studies. Research at the University of Alabama at... more
Study: Chemotherapy agent did not improve survival in patients with triple-negative breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Treating patients who had early-stage triple-negative breast cancer with the chemotherapy agent capecitabine after they completed surgery and standard chemotherapy did not... more
Researchers achieve breakthrough in blood vessel engineering  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
When someone has a deadly disease or sustains a life-threatening injury, a transplant or graft of new tissue may be the best -- or only -- treatment option. more
Study shows correlation between childhood infections and increased risk of mental disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study from iPSYCH shows that the infections children contract during their childhood increase the risk of mental disorders during childhood and adolescence.... more
CWRU researcher secures $14.6 million funding for genetic study into Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Alzheimer's disease symptoms, such as memory loss or cognitive decline, can present in different ways among people with diverse ethnic backgrounds. Researchers know that... more
New therapeutic strategy is emerging for type 2 diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Diabetes is a disease in which blood sugar levels are high over a prolonged period (hyperglycemia). In the case of type 2 diabetes, this phenomenon which is caused by a... more
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