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When is a child an adult?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
When does childhood end? That's the question international researchers are asking as they chart age cut-offs for paediatric services around the world. Previous research has found that global health systems do not meet adolescents' needs, yet... more
Iron-rich foods may cancel out tomatoes' anticancer benefits  MNT · 3 hours
New research finds that eating iron-rich foods or taking iron supplements together with tomatoes may counter the cancer fighting properties of the latter. more
New tool in fight against malaria  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Modifying a class of molecules originally developed to treat the skin disease psoriasis could lead to a new malaria drug that is effective against malaria parasites resistant to currently available drugs. more
Medical News Today: What causes itching after sex?  MNT · 3 hours
People may experience genital itching after sex due to irritation, lack of lubrication, or an allergy or infection. Causes and treatments may differ between males and females. Learn more here. more
Medical News Today: Cervical effacement and how to measure it  MNT · 3 hours
Cervical effacement occurs as the cervix prepares for vaginal delivery by thinning and shortening. Learn more about cervical effacement here. more
25 Californians charged with $150M in health care fraud  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
Twenty-five Southern California doctors and others are accused of billing Medicare and other health plans for $150 million in fraudulent charges more
Medical News Today: What is hoarding disorder?  MNT · 5 hours
Hoarding disorder causes a person to collect items and struggle to get rid of them. Learn more about hoarding disorder, including diagnosis and treatment options, here. more
Medical News Today: Causes of high blood pressure and a low pulse  MNT · 5 hours
High blood pressure with a low pulse has causes that include problems with heart circulation and some medicines. Treatment will depend on the reasons... more
Medical News Today: Causes and treatments for burning legs  MNT · 5 hours
Muscle soreness, injuries, sunburns, and nerve damage can all cause a burning sensation in the legs. Learn more about the causes and how to treat them here. more
Medical News Today: Iron-rich foods may cancel out tomatoes' anticancer benefits  MNT · 5 hours
New research finds that eating iron-rich foods or taking iron supplements together with tomatoes may counter the cancer fighting properties of the latter. more
Medical News Today: WHO: Global suicide crisis calls for widespread preventive action  MNT · 5 hours
Ahead of World Mental Health Day — October 10 — the World Health Organization call for better implementation of suicide prevention strategies. more
Medical News Today: Cancer: Why drug testing needs to improve  MNT · 5 hours
A new study finds that many new cancer drugs may not work in the way their developers think they do, which could have implications for their effectiveness. more
Medical News Today: New flu vaccine skin patch could do away with needles  MNT · 5 hours
A new study reveals that delivering a flu vaccine using a new type of skin patch can stimulate an appropriate immune response... more
Medical News Today: How to use tea tree oil for skin  MNT · 5 hours
Using tea tree oil for the skin has a number of benefits, including treating acne and dry skin. In this article, we look at how to... more
Medical News Today: How to care for someone with Alzheimer's disease  MNT · 5 hours
Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease can be both challenging and rewarding. Learn about tips to make it easier, as well as when to seek professional... more
Medical News Today: How does sunburn affect dark skin?  MNT · 5 hours
Many people believe that dark skin is not susceptible to sun damage. This is not true. Although darker skin tones are less likely to burn, people of all skin tones... more
Combination therapies could help treat fatal lung cancers  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Combining a new class of drug with two other compounds can significantly shrink lung tumors in mice and human cancer cells, new research shows. The study looked at G12C KRAS inhibitors, a... more
New device uses electromagnetic waves to reverse Alzheimer’s  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
A new study, to be published in the September 3, 2019, issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, provides something to cheer about for the estimated 44 million patients who have Alzheimer’s... more
Mint-flavored vapes and the trouble with pulegone  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Even while the recent outbreak of acute serious lung disease in vapers is challenging the skill and technology of the medical field, a new report published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine on September... more
Antibiotic resistance is transferring from humans to animals  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Resistance to antibiotics could be moving from humans to animals, research by a Clemson University professor has shown. The research details results that demonstrate reverse zoonosis, a process by which humans infect... more
What is hoarding disorder?  MNT · 6 hours
Hoarding disorder causes a person to collect items and struggle to get rid of them. Learn more about hoarding disorder, including diagnosis and treatment options, here. more
WHO: Global suicide crisis calls for widespread preventive action  MNT · 6 hours
Ahead of World Mental Health Day — October 10 — the World Health Organization call for better implementation of suicide prevention strategies. more
Early life experiences underlie chronic obesity and binge-eating  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
A new study on the cognitive and emotional functioning of people with a high body mass index (BMI), which was published in the journal Heliyon shows that early life experiences can create... more
Will combo pill catch on in US to prevent heart attacks?  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
A cheap, daily pill that combines four blood pressure and cholesterol drugs has been tested for the first time in the US to see if it... more
More surgeries are scheduled when surgeon is well rested  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Researchers at Linköping University have investigated how orthopedic surgeons make decisions regarding surgery, and how the decisions are related to how much of their work shift they have completed. more
Embryonic damage due to autoantibodies could be cause of behavioral disorders in the child  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Dysfunctions in the maternal immune system that occur during pregnancy could possibly lead to impaired brain development in the unborn... more
New 'Idiopathic Anaphylaxis Yardstick' offers guidance for diagnosis and treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Many people in danger of the severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis understand exactly what they need to avoid to stay safe. more
Zylka lab receives NIH grant to advance treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
The National Institutes of Health have awarded two separate grants totaling $6.1 million to Mark Zylka, PhD, director of the UNC Neuroscience Center. One of the... more
Grizzlies show remarkable gene control before and during hibernation  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Being a human couch potato can greatly increase fat accumulation, hasten the onset of Type II diabetes symptoms, result in detrimental blood chemistry and cardiovascular changes, and eventually, bring about... more
Study gives the green light to the fruit fly's color preference  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
For more than a century, the humble and ubiquitous fruit fly has helped scientists shed light on human genetics, disease, and behavior. Now a new study... more
Brain imaging reveals mechanisms underlying auditory processing in nonverbal children with autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Even though nonverbal or minimally verbal people who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) make up between 25 and 30 percent of the total autistic... more
Research identifies key molecule that stabilizes neuronal branching for healthy brain circuitry  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Neurons form circuits in our brain by creating tree-like branches to connect with each other. Newly forming branches rely on the stability of microtubules,... more
New study assesses the prevalence of screening for social needs  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
A new study from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, published this week in JAMA Network Open, finds that most U.S. physician practices and hospitals... more
Youth in Canada is diagnosed with illness related to vaping  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
Health authorities in Canada say a youth has been diagnosed with a severe respiratory illness related to vaping more
Louisiana governor election won't uproot Medicaid expansion  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
Whether Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins or loses in the fall election, the state's rare Medicaid expansion program in the South is staying put more
[Research Articles] Antimalarial pantothenamide metabolites target acetyl-coenzyme A biosynthesis in Plasmodium falciparum  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Malaria eradication is critically dependent on new therapeutics that target resistant Plasmodium parasites and block transmission of the disease. Here, we report that pantothenamide... more
[Editors' Choice] You (dont) give me fever  Science Magazine · 9 hours
A baseline transcriptional signature in peripheral blood is associated with protection from febrile malaria in children. more
[Research Articles] Immune correlates of the Thai RV144 HIV vaccine regimen in South Africa  Science Magazine · 9 hours
One of the most successful HIV vaccines to date, the RV144 vaccine tested in Thailand, demonstrated correlates of protection including... more
Towards better hand hygiene for flu prevention  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Rubbing hands with ethanol-based sanitizers should provide a formidable defense against infection from flu viruses, which can thrive and spread in saliva and mucus. But new findings challenge that notion -- and suggest that... more
New drug target in fight against cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Researchers have discovered how a cancer-linked version of the protein mitoNEET can close voltage-dependent anion channels (VDAC), primary gateways in the outer surface of mitochondria. The researchers detail how mitoNEET regulates VDAC, and they... more
Transgender man can sue Catholic hospital over hysterectomy  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
A California appeals court has ruled a transgender man can sue a Catholic hospital for canceling his hysterectomy more
Brain tumors form synapses with healthy neurons  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Scientists have shown for the first time that severe brain cancers integrate into the brain's wiring. more
Study questions routine sleep studies to evaluate snoring in children  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
A new finding suggests that the pediatric sleep study -- used to diagnose pediatric sleep apnea and to measure improvement after surgery -- may be an unreliable predictor... more
3D virtual reality models help yield better surgical outcomes  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
A new study has found that using three-dimensional virtual reality models to prepare for kidney tumor surgeries resulted in substantial improvements, including shorter operating times, less blood loss during surgery... more
Roswell Park moving three-pronged immunotherapy strategy forward with support from DoD grant  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
A team from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is moving a new three-part strategy for treating advanced cancers forward with support from a U.S.... more
The essential role of the transporter ABCG2 in the pathophysiology of erythropoietic protoporphyria  Science Magazine · 10 hours
Erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) is an inherited disease caused by loss-of-function mutations of ferrochelatase, an enzyme in the heme biosynthesis pathway that converts... more
Structural basis of sterol recognition by human hedgehog receptor PTCH1  Science Magazine · 10 hours
Hedgehog signaling is central in embryonic development and tissue regeneration. Disruption of the pathway is linked to genetic diseases and cancer. Binding of the secreted ligand, Sonic hedgehog... more
Small-molecule inhibitor targeting the Hsp90-Cdc37 protein-protein interaction in colorectal cancer  Science Magazine · 10 hours
Disrupting the interactions between Hsp90 and Cdc37 is emerging as an alternative and specific way to regulate the Hsp90 chaperone cycle in a manner not involving adenosine triphosphatase... more
SLC36A1-mTORC1 signaling drives acquired resistance to CDK4/6 inhibitors  Science Magazine · 10 hours
The cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 (CDK4/6) kinase is dysregulated in melanoma, highlighting it as a potential therapeutic target. CDK4/6 inhibitors are being evaluated in trials for melanoma and additional cancers. While beneficial, resistance... more
The path of breast-to-brain cancer metastasis  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Scientists have discovered a signaling pathway that breast tumors exploit to metastasize to the brain. more
Babies' gut bacteria affected by delivery method  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Babies born vaginally have different gut bacteria -- their microbiome -- than those delivered by caesarean, research has shown. Scientists discovered that whereas vaginally born babies got most of their gut bacteria from their... more
Psoriasis drug could be repurposed to treat osteosarcoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
A treatment for psoriasis could be repurposed to treat a rare but aggressive form of youth cancer, new findings from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research suggest. more
Researchers create first protein-engineered hydrogel  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Imagine a perfectly biocompatible, protein-based drug delivery system durable enough to survive in the body for more than two weeks and capable of providing sustained medication release. more
NUS chemists develop new anti-cancer drug with less renal toxicity  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
A team of pharmacists and chemists from the National University of Singapore has developed a new anti-cancer drug that has less toxic effects to the kidneys. more
Compound could play a novel role in halting spread of pancreatic cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
In early test tube and mouse studies, investigators at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have found that nonmuscle myosin... more
DNA 'origami' takes flight in emerging field of nano machines  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Just as the steam engine set the stage for the Industrial Revolution, and micro transistors sparked the digital age, nanoscale devices made from DNA are opening up a... more
Modeling a model nanoparticle  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Metal nanoparticles have a wide range of applications, from medicine to catalysis, from energy to the environment. But the fundamentals of adsorption—the process allowing molecules to bind as a layer to a solid surface—in relation to the nanoparticle's characteristics were... more
New factor in the development of childhood lymphoma  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
The immune system is highly complex and a detailed understanding of many underlying mechanisms is still lacking. Only the precise interaction of a variety of factors guarantees a reliable and correct immune... more
Obesity associated with abnormal bowel habits -- not diet  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Because researchers demonstrated for the first time that a strong association between obesity and chronic diarrhea is not driven by diet or physical activity, the findings could have important implications... more
Michigan joins New York in banning flavored e-cigarettes  ABC NEWS · 11 hours
Michigan has joined New York in banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes as federal health officials investigate the cause of hundreds of serious breathing illnesses in people who have used vaping devices more
Appeals court asked to halt discharge of Airmen with HIV  ABC NEWS · 11 hours
Lawyers for two Air Force members who are HIV-positive have urged a federal appeals court to uphold an injunction that prevents the Trump administration from continuing with discharge... more
Interactions between bacteria and parasites  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
A team has completed the first study of the effects of a simultaneous infection with blood flukes (schistosomes) and the bacterium Helicobacter pylori -- a fairly common occurrence in some parts of the world. They identified a complex... more
Could drinking a small amount of alcohol everyday be good for type 2 diabetes?  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
A new meta-analysis suggests that people with type 2 diabetes may benefit from light-to-moderate drinking, which could have a positive... more
Health monitoring should account for diversity of people with a migration background  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Issue 3/2019 of the Journal of Health Monitoring presents new data on the health of children and adolescents with a migration background and describes... more
Study shows interactions between bacteria and parasites  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has completed the first study of the effects of a simultaneous infection with blood flukes (schistosomes) and the bacterium Helicobacter pylori—a fairly common occurrence in... more
Alarming number of life-threatening heart infections related to drug abuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
As the nationwide opioid epidemic continues, more young people are developing a life-threatening heart infection that can result from drug abuse. more
Genetic mutation appears to help people fight off MRSA  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Researchers have discovered that people who carry a certain genetic mutation may have a greater chance of fighting off MRSA infections. more
Anti-cancer effects of lycopene in tomatoes canceled out by iron-rich foods  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Tomatoes have proven cancer-fighting properties, but new research suggests that eating them with iron-rich meats can destroy this effect. more
The rise, fall and resurgence of gene therapy  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Twenty years ago, scientists and investors were giddy over the promise of gene therapy to cure a host of deadly diseases. But the tragic death of a young man from an experimental... more
The landscapes we are familiar with are disappearing due to the changing climate  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Agnes Anderson, doctoral student of the School of Natural Sciences and Health of Tallinn University, recently defended her doctoral dissertation, in which... more
The life aquatic made clear with freshwater lens  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A Swansea University doctoral student has found a way to view the life of plants and animals in murky waters—by using a lens of freshwater. more
Prevalence of screening for social needs  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
A new study finds that most US physician practices and hospitals report screening patients for at least one social need, a trend that is expected to increase in the future, and that practices that care for... more
The life aquatic made clear with freshwater lens  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
A doctoral student has found a way to view the life of plants and animals in murky waters - by using a lens of freshwater. more
Studying proteins moving (relatively) slowly  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Proteins keep our organs functioning, regulate our cells and are the targets for medications that treat a number of diseases, including cancers and neurological diseases. Proteins need to move in order to function. But, because the technology they... more
Cancer cells turn to cannibalism to survive chemotherapy, study suggests  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Researchers have discovered that some cancer cells survive chemotherapy by eating their neighboring tumor cells. The study suggests that this act of cannibalism provides these cancer cells with... more
Needle-free flu vaccine patch effective in early study  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
A new needle-free flu vaccine patch revved up the immune system much like a traditional flu shot without any negative side effects. The research represents an important step toward a technology that... more
New yardstick offers diagnostic and treatment guidance for idiopathic anaphylaxis  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
The new 'Idiopathic Anaphylaxis Yardstick' will help physicians who might be searching for guidance on next steps after their patient has an anaphylactic reaction of an unknown origin. more
North Macedonia doctors, nurses protest hospital assaults  ABC NEWS · 13 hours
Hundreds of North Macedonian state hospital doctors and nurses have marched through the capital, Skopje, to demand better security after a spate of assaults on hospital staff by patients and their relatives more
More operations are scheduled if doctor is well rested  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Researchers have investigated how orthopedic surgeons make decisions regarding surgery, and how the decisions are related to how much of their work shift they have completed. The results show that... more
Psoriasis drug target offers potential for osteosarcoma  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
A treatment for psoriasis could be repurposed to treat a rare but aggressive form of youth cancer, new findings suggest. more
Autoantibodies in pregnancy: A cause of behavioral disorders in the child?  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Dysfunctions in the maternal immune system that occur during pregnancy could possibly lead to impaired brain development in the unborn child. more
Study examines racial disparities in survival outcomes of pediatric patients with Hodgkin lymphoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
In what is believed to be the largest dataset study to date examining the role of race on survival outcome for pediatric... more
Sleep studies may be an unreliable predictor for treatment of children with sleep apnea  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Pediatricians routinely advise parents of children who snore regularly and have sleepiness, fatigue or other symptoms consistent with sleep disordered... more
Fathers can protect their LGB kids from negative effects of discrimination on health  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals who report being discriminated against but who feel close to their fathers have lower levels of C-reactive... more
Drug delivery: Thermo-responsive protein hydrogel  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Bio-engineering researchers have created a biocompatible, protein-based hydrogel that could serve as a drug delivery system durable enough to survive in the body for more than two weeks while providing sustained medication release. The research advances an area... more
Emissions from cannabis growing facilities may impact indoor and regional air quality  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
The same chemicals responsible for the pungent smell of a cannabis plant may also contribute to air pollution on a much larger scale, according... more
Humana co-founder David Jones Sr. dies  ABC NEWS · 14 hours
David A. Jones Sr., who invested $1,000 to start a nursing home company that eventually transformed into health insurance giant Humana Inc., has died at age 88. Jones served as Humana's CEO for 37 years and... more
'Death Star' bacterial structures that inject proteins can be tapped to deliver drugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Not all bacteria spread diseases, many are beneficial and this strain has nanoscale syringes that deliver proteins which cause metamorphosis in marine... more
Researchers find way to study proteins moving (relatively) slowly  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Proteins are the workhorses of our bodies. They keep our organs functioning. They regulate our cells. They are the targets for medications that treat a number of diseases, including cancers... more
Handheld device to diagnose skin cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Using shortwave rays installed in cellphones and airport security scanners, researchers have developed a technique that detects skin lesions and determines whether they are cancerous or benign -- a technology that could ultimately be incorporated into... more
Tortillas tell the story of folate deficiency in Mexico  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
A new study hat accounts for folic acid fortification in staple foods made from wheat and corn, such as bakery bread and tortillas, found that large proportion of women of... more
Exercise could slow withering effects of Alzheimer's  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Exercising several times a week may delay brain deterioration in people at high risk for Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study that scientists say merits further research to establish whether fitness can affect... more
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