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US approves new drug to manage sickle cell disease  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
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US approves drug to prevent sickle cell pain, organ damage  ABC NEWS · 4 hours
U.S. regulators have approved a new medicine that can prevent extremely painful sickle cell disease flareups more
Study provides new insights into potential outcomes of Zika virus infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Using a relevant animal model (pigs), University of Saskatchewan researchers have shown that mild Zika virus infection in fetuses can cause abnormal brain development in apparently... more
Report investigates impact of smoking, alcohol on cerebellum and related cognitive function  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
There is consistent evidence that having an alcohol use disorder is associated with abnormalities in the cerebellum, a structure attached to the bottom of... more
Access to mobile phone location data can help understand spread of vector-borne diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Researchers from EPFL and MIT have shown that human mobility is a major factor in the spread of vector-borne diseases such as... more
Warren says getting to ‘Medicare for All’ will take 3 years  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
Democrat Elizabeth Warren says that if she’s elected president, she won’t immediately push to give every American government-funded health care and will work to pass a... more
What to know about paranoid personality disorder  MNT · 5 hours
Paranoid personality disorder is a common but underdiagnosed mental health disorder. Read on to learn about the causes and symptoms of paranoid personality disorder and the treatment options. more
What to know about hallucinations  MNT · 5 hours
Hallucinations are sensory experiences that exist only in the mind. There are many types of hallucinations and possible causes, including drugs and mental illnesses. Learn more here. more
HIV-exposed but uninfected individuals at risk of obesity and asthma-like symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Adolescents and young adults who were born to mothers with HIV but remained uninfected themselves still face a greatly heightened risk of obesity and asthma-like symptoms,... more
Researchers evaluate potential of FMT, pre- and probiotics to treat Parkinson's patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Constipation is a common complaint in patients with Parkinson's disease. Fecal microbiome transplantation and pre- and probiotics are potential options for treating constipation and... more
Relevant social stimulus may diminish the preference to drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Researchers of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Malaga (UMA), specialized in addictive disorders, have demonstrated in an animal model that the presence of a relevant social stimulus... more
IL-23 costimulates antigen-specific MAIT cell activation and enables vaccination against bacterial infection  Science Magazine · 6 hours
Mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells are activated in a TCR-dependent manner by antigens derived from the riboflavin synthesis pathway, including 5-(2-oxopropylideneamino)-6-d-ribitylaminouracil (5-OP-RU), bound to... more
Ketogenic diet activates protective {gamma}{delta} T cell responses against influenza virus infection  Science Magazine · 6 hours
Influenza A virus (IAV) infection–associated morbidity and mortality are a key global health care concern, necessitating the identification of new therapies capable of reducing... more
General and selective deoxygenation by hydrogen using a reusable earth-abundant metal catalyst  Science Magazine · 6 hours
Chemoselective deoxygenation by hydrogen is particularly challenging but crucial for an efficient late-stage modification of functionality-laden fine chemicals, natural products, or pharmaceuticals and the... more
Popular pod-based electronic cigarette can deliver more nicotine at faster rate than others  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
When it comes to nicotine delivery, not all electronic cigarettes are created equally, according to Penn State researchers. New research from Penn... more
Study shows importance of targeted antibody treatment for patients with wet macular degeneration  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Wet age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. Breakthrough treatments come with a steep price... more
Newly developed nanoparticles help fight lung cancer in animal model  nanowerk · 6 hours
Scientists have reported a new approach to treating lung cancer with inhaled nanoparticles. more
Medical News Today: What to know about the Norwood scale and male pattern baldness  MNT · 6 hours
The Norwood scale is a system of classification for the stages of male pattern baldness. Read this article to learn... more
Medical News Today: Allergies and dizziness: What's the link?  MNT · 6 hours
Allergies can cause vertigo, but this is rare. In this article, we look at how dizziness, vertigo, and allergies are linked, and whether or not treating allergy symptoms can help... more
Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of yerba maté tea?  MNT · 6 hours
Yerba maté is made from the leaves of Ilex paraguariensis, a type of South American holy. It has a number of potential health benefits.... more
Medical News Today: What to know about paranoid personality disorder  MNT · 6 hours
Paranoid personality disorder is a common but underdiagnosed mental health disorder. Read on to learn about the causes and symptoms of paranoid personality disorder and the treatment options. more
Medical News Today: What to know about bone marrow transplants  MNT · 6 hours
Bone marrow transplants help treat certain health issues by replacing damaged blood cells with healthy cells. Here, we look at the types and risks of these transplants, as... more
Medical News Today: Causes and treatments for hair loss  MNT · 6 hours
Hair loss can be an upsetting condition to deal with. We look at the various causes, treatment options, and practical tips for preventing further loss. more
Medical News Today: Lymphoma rash: What to know  MNT · 6 hours
Lymphoma is a type of cancer that can cause symptoms on the skin, such as a rash. In this article, learn more about a lymphoma rash and how doctors diagnose it. more
Medical News Today: What to know about hallucinations  MNT · 6 hours
Hallucinations are sensory experiences that exist only in the mind. There are many types of hallucinations and possible causes, including drugs and mental illnesses. Learn more here. more
Medical News Today: Gut bacteria: How bats 'shift the paradigm'  MNT · 6 hours
A recent study investigates the microbiomes of bats. The authors conclude that, in some ways, bats' gut bacteria don't follow the rules. more
Medical News Today: Late stage breast cancer survival estimate is 'rarely accurate'  MNT · 6 hours
Single-number survival estimates for people with late stage breast cancer are unhelpful, research shows. So what approach would be more beneficial? more
Medical News Today: Atrial fibrillation: Height could predict risk  MNT · 6 hours
New research confirms that the taller a person is, the higher their risk of atrial fibrillation, a common condition that affects the heart. more
Medical News Today: Targeting one gut bacterium may treat alcoholic liver disease  MNT · 6 hours
Scientists have successfully eradicated alcoholic liver disease in mice using a combination of viruses that target a certain toxin-releasing gut bacterium. more
Virtual cardiology follow-ups are a feasible alternative for pediatric cardiac conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Health provider follow-ups delivered via computer or smartphone is a feasible alternative to in-person patient follow-ups for some pediatric cardiac conditions, according to the findings of... more
For cancer screening, nudges need to be directed to both clinicians and patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
When the electronic health record is programmed to automatically flag and create orders for patients needing cancer screenings, doctors are significantly more... more
Warren says she won’t immediately push for Medicare for All  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
Democrat Elizabeth Warren says that if she’s elected president, she won’t immediately push to give every American government-funded health care and will work to pass a “Medicare for... more
Study: 15,000 cases of hypophosphatasia potentially undetected in Spanish population  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare and serious hereditary disease that is potentially life-threatening and is caused by one or more mutations in the gene coding for alkaline phosphatase... more
New study reveals perception of dementia risk, preventive actions among middle-aged Americans  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Nearly half of Americans in their 50s and early 60s think they're likely to develop dementia as they grow older, but only 5% of... more
Research breakthrough may lead to new therapeutic targets for cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Computational modeling is the use of computers to simulate and study the behavior of complex systems. Computational approaches are widely adopted in the bioimedical sciences and can be... more
Mining 'darkest' parts of the genome in cancer cells yields gold  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Mining the rich uncharted territory of the genome or genetic material of a cancer cell has yielded gold for Princess Margaret scientists: new protein targets for... more
Bacterial protein impairs important cellular processes  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Areas of skin that have been damaged by an injury are ideal niches for the concentration of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium which impairs the healing process in tissue and creates favorable conditions for infections. Because of... more
A review of the lesser known sides of the plant genus Erythroxylum  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Since the Western world came across the South American plant genus Erythroxylum, the use of this multifaceted genus has been associated with the production... more
Genetics may determine who benefits from broccoli's effects on kidney health  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Deletion of the gene that codes for an enzyme called GSTM1 increased kidney injury in mice with hypertension and kidney disease, but supplementing the diet with... more
Scientists discover how the molecule-sorting station in our cells is formed and maintained  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
A recent study by a group of scientists has revealed that a different mechanism is responsible for the formation and maintenance of... more
Mapping disease outbreaks in urban settings using mobile phone data  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
A new study into the interplay between mobility and the 2013 and 2014 dengue outbreaks in Singapore has uncovered a legal void around access to mobile phone data... more
Researchers link sisters' paralysis to an 'extremely rare' genetic variant  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Following a nearly 25-year search across three continents, parents of a pair of sisters -- who as children slowly became paralyzed from the waist down -- finally have... more
Many patients with iNPH develop Alzheimer's disease, too  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Up to one in five patients treated for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, iNPH, also develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. The researchers were able to predict the development of Alzheimer's... more
Direct-to-patient telemedicine cardiology follow-ups may safely save families time, cost  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Health provider follow-ups delivered via computer or smartphone is a feasible alternative to in-person patient follow-ups for some pediatric cardiac conditions, according to the new findings. more
Broccoli's effects on kidney health may depend on individual's genetics  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
New research indicates that the benefits of a dietary compound on kidney health may depend on an individual's genetics. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of... more
Key Alzheimer's gene variants act differently among Caribbean Hispanics based on ancestry  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
Researchers looking to uncover the mysteries of Alzheimer's disease have revealed new insights from old variants. more
Four important tips to stay safe and healthy during winter  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
Colder temperatures, inclement weather, changes in the amount of daylight, and the spread of cold and flu viruses can all have a significant impact on your winter well-being,... more
White House seeks disclosure of actual health care prices  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
New rules from the Trump administration would require insurers and hospitals to disclose upfront the actual prices for common tests and procedures more
Findings could identify aggressive breast cancers that will respond to immunotherapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Researchers discovered a biological signature that could help identify which triple negative breast cancers might respond to immunotherapy and other treatments. more
Smokers and hypertensive individuals have higher risk of sudden death from brain bleed  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Contrary to the previous data, a Finnish study clarifies that smoking and high blood pressure do not protect from death in patients... more
A step closer to cancer precision medicine  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Researchers have developed a computational model, Combined Essentiality Scoring (CES), that enables accurate identification of essential genes in cancer cells for development of anti-cancer drugs. more
Age plays key role in the well-being of patients with Type 2 diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that age plays a critical role in the well-being of people newly diagnosed... more
Scientists reverse learning and memory deficits with drugs in animal model of Down syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
In a surprising finding using the standard animal model of Down syndrome (DS), scientists were able to correct the learning... more
Animal Study Links Healthy Sleep to Earthquake-Like Brain-Wave Bursts  SCI-NEWS.COM · 11 hours
Cortical arousals and brief awakenings during sleep exhibit non-equilibrium dynamics and complex organization across time scales necessary for... more
Surgeon general’s marijuana warning omits crucial context  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Speaking about a recent federal advisory on marijuana, Dr. Jerome Adams, the surgeon general, put a new spin on long-standing admonitions about the drug. more
Dwindling tropical rainforests mean lost medicines yet to be discovered in their plants  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Growing up in Tanzania, I knew that fruit trees were useful. Climbing a mango tree to pick a fruit was a common... more
'Nudging' heart patients to take their statins leads to better adherence and better outcomes  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
In a new study presented to heart specialists from around the world, researchers found that simple 'nudges' in the form... more
A potential new way to diagnose male infertility and pharmaceutical treatment options  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
New research has discovered infertile men have identifiable patterns of epigenetic molecules or biomarkers attached to their sperm DNA that aren't present in fertile... more
Blocking a survival mechanism could tackle melanoma treatment resistance  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
The effectiveness of current treatments for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, could be improved by using approaches that wipe out the 'survival system' of cancer cells according to... more
Eliminating common bacterial infection significantly decreases gastric cancer risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Researchers have assessed Helicobacter pylori infection and gastric cancer risk in Americans, certain demographics and ethnic groups. more
At what point does click-bait susceptibility become a mental health disorder?  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
A new study found that one third of a group of patients seeking treatment for buying-shopping disorder (BSD) also reported symptoms of addictive online shopping. These... more
Study: Many patients treated for iNPH also develop Alzheimer’s disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Up to one in five patients treated for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, iNPH, also develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland... more
Shared care model for early follow-up of breast cancer survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Survivors of early breast cancer will take part in a new nationwide study trialing a shared care model between cancer specialists and GPs for the follow-up care when... more
AI-powered CAD software can reduce bias in radiology reports, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
A study by the Centre for Advanced Research in Imaging, Neuroscience and Genomics found that AI powered CAD software can reduce hedging and defensive reporting statements... more
SP Industries acquires assets of i-Dositecno  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
SP Industries, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, pharmaceutical fill-finish manufacturing solutions, laboratory supplies and glassware, announced today that it has acquired the assets of privately held i-Dositecno. more
PhoreMost and Sentinel Oncology expand partnership to advance novel allosteric PLK1 inhibitor  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
PhoreMost Limited, the UK-based biopharmaceutical company dedicated to drugging ‘undruggable’ disease targets, and Sentinel Oncology, today announce an expansion of their collaboration to accelerate... more
Pig infected with African swine fever washes up in Taiwan  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
A floating dead pig infected with African swine fever washed up in Taiwan last week, according to a UN report, which also recorded a fresh mainland China outbreak... more
What to know about homemade enemas  MNT · 19 hours
In this article, we describe what a homemade enema is. We also look at the different types that people might use, the risks, and when to consult a doctor. more
Adoption of state Prescription Drug Monitoring programs linked with death rates from heroin poisoning  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
A new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found a consistent association between the adoption of state... more
Researchers decode molecular structure of cytochrome bd oxidase from E. coli  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Both humans and many other creatures need oxygen for survival. In the conversion of nutrients into energy, the oxygen is converted to water, for which the... more
New study aims to optimize brain development in babies with congenital heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
An upcoming clinical trial at Children's National Hospital will harness cardiopulmonary bypass as a delivery mechanism for a novel intervention designed to... more
Parity law succeeds in expanding Medicaid acceptance by substance use disorder treatment centers  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
A 2008 federal parity law succeeded in expanding Medicaid acceptance by treatment facilities for substance use disorders (SUDs), according to a study... more
Addictive online shopping prevalent among treatment-seeking patients with BSD  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
A new study in Comprehensive Psychiatry, published by Elsevier, found that one third of a group of patients seeking treatment for buying-shopping disorder also reported symptoms of addictive online shopping. more
Woman with severe spinal cord injury recovers after treatment at Danbury Hospital  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
A freak accident left Katherine (Kathy) Wenning unable to move her upper body. She knew she needed medical attention, but she was at her... more
New report highlights the plight of sanitation workers in the developing world  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Millions of sanitation workers in the developing world are forced to work in conditions that endanger their health and lives, and violate their dignity... more
Research shows how bacteria associated with Crohn's disease tolerate antibiotics  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Bacteria associated with Crohn's disease rely on multiple stress responses to survive, multiply, and tolerate antibiotics within white blood cells called macrophages, according to a study published November... more
Study examines how drug promotion rules influence physician prescribing practices  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Findings from a new study led by researchers at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School and published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes,... more
New research casts doubt on the credibility of China’s organ transplant datasets  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
The Chinese government may have been systematically misreporting the number of organs it claims it has voluntarily collected since 2010, according to new research... more
EHRs get 'F'rating for usability from health care professionals  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
The transition to electronic health records (EHRs) was supposed to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare for doctors and patients alike -- but these technologies get an "F" rating... more
Non-coding enhancer DNA may be key for identifying genetic risk in neurological conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
One might think that the primary cause of most genetically linked diseases comes from mutations in coding DNA -- alterations in coding... more
Research explains why immunotherapy fails against prostate cancer bone metastases  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Prostate cancer that spreads to the bone triggers the destruction of bone tissue that, in turn, thwarts the effectiveness of immune checkpoint inhibitors by blocking the development of... more
Improved method for predicting retinopathy of prematurity could reduce unnecessary tests  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A multicenter group of 41 hospitals led by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has confirmed that an improved method for predicting retinopathy of prematurity... more
WPI researchers developing miniaturized device to measure baby's blood oxygen levels  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are developing a sensor the size of a Band-Aid that will measure a baby's blood oxygen levels, a vital indication of... more
KHN’s ‘What the Health’: Spending bill slowdown  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The fiscal year started a month and a half ago, but Congress has still not agreed on an annual spending bill for the Department of Health and Human Services - or any of the... more
US panel backs wider use of fish oil to prevent heart attack  ABC NEWS · 1 day
US health experts recommend wider use of prescription-strength fish oil to help prevent heart problems more
Lithium can reverse radiation damage after brain tumor treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Children who have received radiotherapy for a brain tumor can develop cognitive problems later in life. In their studies on mice, researchers have now shown that the drug lithium can... more
Earthquake-like brain-wave bursts found to be essential for healthy sleep  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New research in rats shows that cortical arousals and brief awakenings during sleep exhibit non-equilibrium dynamics and complex organization across time scales necessary for spontaneous sleep-stage transitions and... more
Engineers creating miniaturized, wireless oxygen sensor for sick infants  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers are developing a sensor the size of a Band-Aid that will measure a baby's blood oxygen levels, a vital indication of the lungs' effectiveness and whether the baby's tissue... more
New treatment stops peanut allergy for 6 weeks with single dose  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A small study published in the journal JCI Insight on November 14, 2019, suggests that antibody treatment could help people with severe allergy to peanuts eat... more
Altering malarial parasite genes to prevent malaria  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by the parasitic organism called Plasmodium, of which there are several types that cause the different kinds of malarial fever. This age-old infection still kills over 400,000 people... more
Discovery reveals mechanism that turns herpes virus on and off  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New research has identified a new mechanism that plays a role in controlling how the herpes virus alternates between dormant and active stages of infection. more
How Crohn's disease-associated bacteria tolerate antibiotics  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Bacteria associated with Crohn's disease rely on multiple stress responses to survive, multiply, and tolerate antibiotics within white blood cells called macrophages, according to a new study. more
How maternal Zika virus infection results in newborn microcephaly  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have discovered that the Zika virus protein NS4A disrupts brain growth by hijacking a pathway that regulates the generation of new neurons. more
US experts back fish oil drug to prevent heart attack  ABC NEWS · 1 day
US health experts recommend wider use prescription-strength fish oil to help prevent heart problems more
Lithium corrects radiation damage to brain in young cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new study on mice, published online in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, on November 14, 2019, shows that the intermittent use of lithium, which is widely used to... more
PhDs riddled with more stress than students can handle says study  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A survey of 6,300 graduates from around the globe found that nearly four in ten of them suffer from mental health issues such as anxiety and... more
Terminally ill scientist replumbed as a Cyborg  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A 61 year old British scientist suffering from a life threatening muscle wasting disease – motor neurone disease or MND, has managed to convert himself fully into a cyborg called Peter 2.0 making him... more
California: More than 47% of schools do not have athletic trainers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A study published today in the Journal of Athletic Training, the National Athletic Trainers' Association's peer-reviewed scientific publication, finds that more than 47 percent of schools... more
Study sheds light on how Zika virus causes microcephaly in newborns  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine revealed how in utero Zika virus infection can lead to microcephaly in newborns. The team... more
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