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New device simplifies measurement of fluoride contamination in water  PHYS.ORG · 25 minutes
Adding fluoride to water is common practice in a number of countries, including the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Malaysia, India and Vietnam. In low concentrations (below 1.5 mg/L), it can prevent... more
Study: COPD patients need more support when understanding new chest symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease need more support when understanding and acting on new chest symptoms, a study in the journal Psycho-Oncology reports. more
Medical News Today: Marijuana may be risky for those with heart disease  MNT · 1 hour
The case of a 70-year-old man who had a heart attack after eating a marijuana lollipop has caused concern in the medical community. more
Predicting sequence from structure  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
One way to probe intricate biological systems is to block their components from interacting and see what happens. This method allows researchers to better understand cellular processes and functions, augmenting everyday laboratory experiments, diagnostic assays, and therapeutic interventions. As a... more
Medical News Today: Parkinson's: How stem cells can help repair the brain  MNT · 4 hours
A new review examines the past, present, and future of stem cell therapy for replacing damaged brain cells in Parkinson's disease. more
Study offers implications of advanced age in evaluation, management of ischemic heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Demographic trends worldwide show a progressively aging population and an increase in the overall medical complexity of elderly patients with cardiovascular disease. more
Patients with diabetes mellitus have high risk of stable ischemic heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
More than 30 million Americans have diabetes mellitus, and heart disease is the cause of death in 68% of them. more
New PET/CT tracer shows high detection rate for diagnosis of acute venous thromboembolism  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
A first-in-human study featured in the February issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine reports that the novel positron emission tomography/computed tomography... more
Research finds reasons for sudden cardiac death in patients with stable ischemic disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
Sudden death in patients with stable ischemic heart disease is not a common occurrence and is sparsely reported. more
Study sheds new light on left ventricular dysfunction in ischemic heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
Ischemic heart disease is a growing cause of heart failure owing to the increasing prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. more
New study outlines sex-specific issues in ischemic heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and death among women. Our knowledge of ischemic heart disease has grown tremendously over the past few decades as sex differences in... more
As drug use rises, so does syphilis: Report  ABC NEWS · 14 hours
An uptick in the disease could be linked to increased drug use, researchers say. more
Diagnosing 'art acne' in Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Even Georgia O'Keeffe noticed the pin-sized blisters bubbling on the surface of her paintings. For decades, conservationists and scholars assumed these tiny protrusions were grains of sand, kicked up from the New Mexico desert... more
PET/CT imaging agent shows promise for better diagnosis of acute venous thromboembolism  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers report that a new nuclear medicine tracer may allow better diagnosis of acute venous thromboembolism (VTE). Acute VTE is a disease that includes... more
Push-up capacity linked with lower incidence of cardiovascular disease events among men  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Active, middle-aged men able to complete more than 40 push-ups had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes -- including diagnoses of... more
WATCH: New study reveals quality sleep helps prevent heart diseases  ABC NEWS · 2 days
ABC News' Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses the major takeaways from the new study. more
Children with ASD more likely to face maltreatment, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A recent study by Vanderbilt researchers of 11 counties in Middle Tennessee revealed that children with autism spectrum disorder were nearly 2.5 times more likely than children without... more
New technique using patients' own modified cells could help treat Crohn's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new technique using patients' own modified cells to treat Crohn's disease has been proven to be effective in experiments using human cells, with... more
Blood clot discovery could lead to development of better treatments for blood diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Scientists have discovered new ways in which the body regulates blood clots, in a discovery which could one day lead to the... more
A weakness in a rare cancer that could be exploited with drugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have identified a rare type of cancer cell that cannot make cholesterol, a key nutrient. By targeting this deficiency, scientists may be able... more
Hope for fighting disease known as Ebola of frogs  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Despite widespread infection, some frog populations are surviving a deadly disease that is the equivalent of humankind's Ebola virus. The reason -- genetic diversity. more
Open-science model for drug discovery expands to neurodegenerative diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Parkinson's disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis are the newest frontiers for open science drug discovery, a global movement led by academic scientists that puts knowledge sharing and medication affordability ahead... more
Study shows hope for fighting disease known as Ebola of frogs  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Despite widespread infection, some frog populations are surviving a deadly disease that is the equivalent of mankind's Ebola virus. The reason —genetic diversity. more
Patients' own cells could be the key to treating Crohn's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new technique using patients' own modified cells to treat Crohn's disease has been proven to be effective in experiments using human cells, with a clinical... more
Medical News Today: How to spot bipolar symptoms in yourself  MNT · 3 days
Symptoms of bipolar disorder include periods of mania and depression. Learn more about the potential signs of bipolar disorder, and when to see a doctor for a diagnosis,... more
How to spot bipolar symptoms in yourself  MNT · 3 days
Symptoms of bipolar disorder include periods of mania and depression. Learn more about the potential signs of bipolar disorder, and when to see a doctor for a diagnosis, here. more
Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical... more
Medical News Today: Diet drinks linked to a higher risk of stroke after the menopause  MNT · 3 days
A large, long-term study of postmenopausal women has linked higher consumption of diet drinks to a raised risk... more
Biologists identify honeybee 'clean' genes known for improving survival  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The key to breeding disease-resistant honeybees could lie in a group of genes—known for controlling hygienic behaviour—that enable colonies to limit the spread of harmful mites and bacteria, according to... more
Laminitis research to help save horses and ponies  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Laminitis -- a complex, common and often devastating disease -- is the second biggest killer of domestic horses. Now a body of important research on it has been compiled. more
Free access to research will help save horses and ponies  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Laminitis—a complex, common and often devastating disease—is the second biggest killer of domestic horses. Now a body of important research on it has been compiled and shared online... more
Virus-infested fungus could help cut chemical pesticides  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The evidence against chemical pesticides is mounting. An estimated 7m people are at risk from exposure to pesticides globally, while a million a year suffer or die from pesticide associated diseases. And that says... more
Excessive daytime sleepiness in OSA patients linked to greater risk for cardiovascular diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who experience excessive sleepiness while awake appear to be at far greater risk for cardiovascular diseases... more
UVA scientists find potential explanation for mysterious cell death in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified a potential explanation for the mysterious death of specific brain cells seen in... more
Study: High intensity exercise may improve health by increasing gut microbiota diversity  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Bacteria, often synonymous with infection and disease, may have an unfair reputation. Research indicates there are as many, if not more, bacterial cells in... more
Celiac disease may be caused by gastrointestinal infection in childhood  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study has found that a childhood stomach bug may be the cause of celiac disease later in life. The findings could pave the way for a... more
Artificial intelligence can accurately predict prognosis of ovarian cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The artificial intelligence software, created by researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Melbourne, has been able to predict the prognosis of patients with ovarian cancer... more
Scientists implicate hidden genes in the severity of autism symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have implicated a largely hidden part of the human genome in the severity of autism symptoms, a discovery that... more
Therapeutic endoscopy has an expanding role in the treatment of IBD  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
According to a new statement from a panel of national and international experts in gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other areas, interventional (or therapeutic) IBD... more
Newly developed stem cell technologies show promise for treating PD patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Cell replacement may play an increasing role in alleviating the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) in future. Writing in a special supplement to the Journal... more
Researchers study animal venoms to identify new medicines for treating diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Animal venoms are the subject of study at research center based at the Butantan Institute in São Paulo. But in this case, the idea is not... more
Suspicious spots on the lungs of children with rhabdomyosarcoma do not behave like metastases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Rhabdomyosarcoma is a malignant soft tissue tumor in the muscle tissue of children and adolescents. About 20 children are diagnosed... more
HDL proteome behaves like a tiny Velcro ball that is rolling on surfaces  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Cholesterol carried in high-density lipoprotein particles, or HDL cholesterol, has been dubbed the good cholesterol, because people whose HDL levels are high... more
Bio-Rad launches new digital PCR system and kit for monitoring treatment response in CML patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a global leader of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced that its... more
Diet drinks daily could raise stroke risk says study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
New evidence shows that consuming two or more cans of diet drinks like diet coke everyday could be linked to a raised risk of dying young due to stroke or... more
Can we repair the brain? The promise of stem cell technologies for treating Parkinson's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Cell replacement may play an increasing role in alleviating the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) in future.... more
Only 'modest' improvement in heart failure survival rates since 2000  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Survival after a diagnosis of heart failure in the United Kingdom has shown only modest improvement in the 21st century and lags behind other serious conditions, such as... more
Novel software offers possible reduction in arrhythmic heart disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Potentially lethal heart conditions may become easier to spot and may lead to improvements in prevention and treatment thanks to innovative new software that measures electrical activity in the organ. more
Young cancer survivor fears anti-vax parents put sick kids at risk  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Rhett Krawitt's immune system was unable to handle vaccines because he was going through treatment for leukemia. more
Young cancer survivor fears anti-vax parents are putting sick kids at risk  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Rhett Krawitt's immune system was unable to handle vaccines because he was going through treatment for leukemia. more
Darwin's rabbit helps to explain the fightback against myxomatosis  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Nearly seventy years after myxomatosis decimated the rabbit populations of Australia, Britain and France, a new study reveals how the species has evolved genetic resistance to the disease through natural... more
Common virus in early childhood linked to celiac disease in susceptible children  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A common intestinal virus, enterovirus, in early childhood may be a trigger for later celiac disease in children at increased genetic risk of the... more
Lipoproteins behave 'almost like a tiny Velcro ball'  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Cholesterol carried in high-density lipoprotein particles, or HDL cholesterol, has been dubbed the good cholesterol, because people whose HDL levels are high have a lower risk of developing heart disease. That link... more
Diagnostic tool for detecting cryptosporidium  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Using a small and inexpensive biosensor, researchers have developed a novel low-cost technique that quickly and accurately detects cryptosporidium contamination in water samples. more
Stress in crops points to surprising benefits  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Stress is known as the 'killer disease' and in humans it can lead to an increased risk of terminal issues such as heart attack or stroke. But now research indicates that stress in the... more
Genetic variations in a fourth gene linked to elevated leukemia risk in Hispanic children  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Progress reported on understanding why Hispanic children are more likely to develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia and to die of the... more
'Lack of cleaning' in brain cells is central to Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
An international research team has created a better understanding of Alzheimer's. They have shown that the cleaning system of the brain cells, the so-called mitophagy, is... more
Immunological scarring from celiac disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Immune cells in the bowel of people who suffer with celiac disease are permanently replaced by a new subset of cells that promote inflammation, suggests a new study. more
Researchers develop diagnostic tool for detecting cryptosporidium  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A handheld 'tricorder' that can test for biological contamination in real-time has been the dream of science fiction fans for decades. And UBC Okanagan engineers say the technology is closer to science fact than... more
Cholesterol-lowering drugs could help prevent onset of motor neurone disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
High cholesterol has been found to be a possible risk factor for the development of motor neurone disease, according to a large study of genetic data led in... more
Antidepressant drug could save people from deadly sepsis, research suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
An antidepressant drug used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder could save people from deadly sepsis, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests. more
Stress in crops points to surprising benefits  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Stress is known as the "killer disease" and in humans it can lead to an increased risk of terminal issues such as heart attack or stroke. But now research conducted at The University of... more
New method detects potentially disease-causing forms of proteins using fluorescence  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new method uses fluorescence to detect potentially disease-causing forms of proteins as they unravel due to stress or mutations. more
Discovery of a 'master switch' within the immune system  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers Professor Graham Lord, from The University of Manchester and colleagues have found that a specific part of the immune system could have the tools that may help in the... more
Study proposes new approach that cures multidrug-resistant TB in conflict-affected communities  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A high proportion of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis cases can be cured in conflict-affected communities with molecular diagnostics, shorter treatment periods and socioeconomic incentives, according to the results... more
Sleep could be the best medicine to fight off an infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Sleep has been underrated as the best medicine to fight off disease say researchers working on a new study. The study titled, “Gαs-Coupled Receptor Signaling and... more
Study identifies protein regulator that induces Th17 cells to cause multiple sclerosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Inflammatory and autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis (MS) are a major healthcare burden worldwide and are life-altering conditions for... more
Bipolar and schizophrenia symptoms  MNT · 5 days
Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia have some similarities, but there are key differences. Diagnosis and treatment options vary. Here, learn more about the two conditions and when to see a doctor. more
Medical News Today: Bipolar and schizophrenia symptoms  MNT · 5 days
Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia have some similarities, but there are key differences. Diagnosis and treatment options vary. Here, learn more about the two conditions and when to see a doctor. more
Insurance rules make it harder to treat opioid use disorder  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Insurance industry cost-control measures may be worsening the nation's opioid epidemic by limiting access to a key medication that treats addiction, according to experts. more
Human antiviral 'GS-441524' shows great promise against infectious disease in cats  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The emergence of exotic diseases such as Ebola and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in people has prompted intensive research into new drug treatments, and this... more
Medical News Today: How genes influence bipolar disorder  MNT · 5 days
If a person has a close relative with bipolar disorder, there is a higher chance of them developing it. Learn more about the links between genetics and bipolar disorder here. more
How genes influence bipolar disorder  MNT · 5 days
If a person has a close relative with bipolar disorder, there is a higher chance of them developing it. Learn more about the links between genetics and bipolar disorder here. more
Medical News Today: Bipolar type definitions  MNT · 5 days
There are five categories of bipolar disorder. Bipolar I and II occur most frequently, while other types are less common. Learn more about the classifications of bipolar disorder here. more
Bipolar type definitions  MNT · 5 days
There are five categories of bipolar disorder. Bipolar I and II occur most frequently, while other types are less common. Learn more about the classifications of bipolar disorder here. more
Platelet 'decoys' outsmart both clots and cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
What do heart disease, stroke, sepsis, and cancer have in common, aside from being deadly diseases? They're all linked to platelets, the cells in our blood that normally help our blood clot. New research... more
Sensitive sensor detects Down syndrome DNA with blood test during pregnancy  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Down syndrome is the most common birth defect, occurring once in every 700 births. However, traditional noninvasive... more
Cannabis use among adolescents linked with increased risk of depression in adulthood  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
While there has been a lot of focus on the role of cannabis use in psychosis, there has been less attention on whether cannabis... more
Recurring UTIs may mask symptoms of bladder or kidney cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Women with bladder or kidney cancer may lose out on a prompt diagnosis if they are already being regularly treated for recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to... more
PTSD alone does not explain the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in veterans  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Post-traumatic stress disorder by itself does not explain the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in veterans with this condition. more
Future of US citrus may hinge on consumer acceptance of genetically modified food  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A tiny insect, no bigger than the head of a pin, is threatening to topple the multibillion-dollar citrus industry in the US... more
Future of US citrus may hinge on consumer acceptance of genetically modified food  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A tiny insect, no bigger than the head of a pin, is threatening to topple the multibillion-dollar citrus industry in the U.S.... more
Bugs Vs. Superbugs: Insects Offer Promise In Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance  NPR · 5 days
With the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, scientists are exploring nature to find new disease-fighting compounds. They're finding them in surprising new places: the microbiomes of insects. more
New method uses fluorescence to identify disease-causing forms of proteins  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new method uses fluorescence to detect potentially disease-causing forms of proteins as they unravel due to stress or mutations. A team of researchers from Penn State and... more
Human antiviral 'GS-441524' shows great promise against feline infectious peritonitis  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The emergence of exotic diseases such as Ebola and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in people has prompted intensive research into new drug treatments, and this is indirectly... more
GenoScreen’s Deeplex-MycTB test could help define appropriate treatment for tuberculosis patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The new Deeplex®-MycTB mycobacterial antibiotic resistance test1, developed by GenoScreen, has been used by an international research team in a molecular epidemiology study published in The... more
When good cells go bad: Regulating the MS-causing properties of Th17 cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Multiple sclerosis (MS) and other inflammatory autoimmune diseases are characterized by localized inflammation in various tissues, including the brain. Using a mouse model of... more
New therapy for aggressive blood cancer discovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common form of acute leukemia. It is characterized by an increase of malignant myeloid progenitor cells at the expense of mature blood cells. Only twenty-five percent of... more
Brain clock ticks differently in autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The neural 'time windows' in certain small brain areas contribute to the complex cognitive symptoms of autism, new research suggests. In a brain imaging study of adults, the severity of autistic symptoms was linked to how... more
PTSD alone didn't increase heart disease risk in veterans with PTSD  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Coexisting medical conditions, psychiatric disorders, heavy smoking and illicit drug use may explain the increased risk for heart disease among veterans with PTSD. more
Sensitive sensor detects Down syndrome DNA  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Down syndrome is the most common birth defect, occurring once in every 700 births. However, traditional non-invasive prenatal tests for the condition are unreliable or carry risks... more
Vets can do more to reduce the suffering of flat-faced dog breeds  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Veterinarians have a professional and moral obligation to reduce or prevent any negative health impacts of disorders in animals. But what if animals are... more
Fundamental technology to support early differential diagnosis of concurrent ASD in patients with ADHD  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Hitachi, Ltd., Jichi Medical University, International University of Health and Welfare and Chuo University have developed fundamental technology to support... more
Pregnant women who undergo gallbladder removal surgery experience longer hospital stays  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Pregnant women produce extra progesterone, which puts them at greater risk for gallstones. When the stones become problematic, causing painful attacks, a surgeon may recommend that... more
Low-calorie meals have protective effect against some diseases, reveals research  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The number of calories a person eats directly influences the performance of different cells. A group of researchers from the University of São Paulo has shown that low-calorie... more
Studies address racial disparities in postpartum period and cardiovascular health  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Cardiovascular disease and hypertensive disorders are leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. Two studies will be presented on February 14, 2019, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's... more
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Call for a global alert on Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo
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