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Caregivers of people with dementia lose between 2.5 to 3.5 hours of sleep weekly due to difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep — a negative for themselves and... more
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Many countries lack important legal child labor protections, UCLA study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Despite international commitments made by nearly all of the 193 United Nations member states, dozens of countries lack important legal protections against children doing work that... more
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FDA finds inconsistent amounts of belladonna in certain homeopathic teething tablets  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that its laboratory analysis found inconsistent amounts of belladonna, a toxic substance, in certain homeopathic teething tablets, sometimes... more
Study demonstrates link between dog ownership and heart health  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Owning a pet may help maintain a healthy heart, especially if that pet is a dog, according to the first analysis of data from the Kardiozive Brno 2030 study. more
Adults carrying Alzheimer's risk gene have harder time accessing recently acquired knowledge  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Adults carrying a gene associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease had a harder time accessing recently acquired knowledge, even though they didn't... more
Research confirms analgesic effects of social support by romantic partners  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
Researchers at the University of Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology and the University of the Balearic Islands have confirmed the analgesic effects of social support - even... more
New mechanisms to enable regeneration of injured nerve fibers  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
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Living Cells Can Record and Track Genomic Events with New “Designer Cell” Computer Technology  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Published in Molecular Cell, researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new technology that uses DNA to... more
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Study examines weight loss outcomes in individuals taking psychiatric medication  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
A new Canadian study suggests that individuals who take anti-depressants and/or anti-psychotics and participate in a weight management program can lose weight whether or not they take psychiatric... more
New approach to detection reveals unreported Zika outbreak in 2017  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Public health experts in the US have discovered that the Zika virus may still be spreading in the Americas, despite case reporting having approached close to zero. more
Measuring the ecological impact of global food wastage due to excessive consumption  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
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Animal-assisted interventions help reduce patient stress in aeromedical staging facilities  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
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Dialysis industry spends big to protect profits  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
The dialysis industry spent about $2.5 million in California on lobbying and campaign contributions in the first half of this year in its ongoing battle to thwart regulation, according to a California Healthline analysis... more
Researchers decode chain of molecules critical for growth and survival of pancreatic cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center have decoded a chain of molecules that are critical for the growth and survival of... more
UQ researchers discover how our genes, environment influence BMI and height  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Environmental conditions influence our body mass index by increasing or decreasing the effect of inherited genetic variations, University of Queensland researchers have discovered. more
Trainee doctors declaring dyslexia less likely to pass licensing clinical skills exam  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Trainee doctors who have dyslexia, and who declare this prior to taking the clinical skills component of the licensing exam for general practice, are... more
Super-powered immune cells to attack tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
The phase 1 clinical trial will test the feasibility and safety of CAR-T cells - genetically modified white blood cells harvested from a patient's own blood with the unique ability to directly attack and kill cancers... more
Researchers create synthetic biologic system to deliver medicine, treat wounds for soldiers  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
For the first time, scientists built a synthetic biologic system with compartments like real cells. This Army project at the University of Massachusetts Amherst... more
Health education addressing emotional issues reduces junk food intake in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
Teacher training followed by classroom education with information, activities, and emotional support improves lifestyles in teachers and students, according to research to be presented at ESC... more
Study uncovers link between dietary zinc and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
Researchers have uncovered a crucial link between dietary zinc intake and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae, the primary bacterial cause of pneumonia. more
Head-to-head comparison of three breast cancer drugs reveals important differences  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
Every year, more than 250,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer. When detected early, patients with the most common form--which tests positive for hormone receptors... more
New insights into improving function, independence and quality of life in cerebral palsy patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
Cerebral palsy is one of the most common movement disorders in children. A growing number of caregivers worldwide are caring... more
Australian men live longer than other males in the world  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Australian men are now living longer than any other group of males in the world, according to new research from The Australian National University. more
Two-thirds of truck drivers in Australia are obese, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
More than 200,000 people are employed as truck drivers in Australia and while their role in transporting goods across our wide brown land is critical, they are among... more
Harnessing power of CRISPR to control behavior of DNA-responsive materials  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
The CRISPR-Cas system has become the go-to tool for researchers who study genes in an ever-growing list of organisms, and is being used to develop new gene therapies... more
Public health officials unprepared for magnitude of heat waves and climate-related diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
An epidemic of chronic kidney disease that has killed tens of thousands of agricultural workers worldwide, is just one of many ailments poised to... more
Unraveling the secret itch pathway  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Itching is among the most persistent of skin sensations, requiring an immediate response. However, scientists say it is a protective sensation that stimulates the individual to eliminate parasites and other irritating substances from the skin. more
Scientists identify unique way to treat incurable type of children's brain cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
An international team of researchers led by Yale University, University of Iowa, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute, an affiliate of City of Hope,... more
Study finds higher rates of heart attack treatment in polluted areas and during winter  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
The annual average PM10 concentration was significantly higher in polluted cities (50.95 μg/m3) compared to unpolluted cities (26.62 μg/m3). In... more
Eye-tracking tests may help identify people at high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
New research has found that it may be possible to predict if people with mild memory and thinking impairments will go onto... more
New test could enable early detection of ovarian cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Researchers from Queen's University Belfast have developed a test that may be able to detect ovarian cancer up to two years earlier than current approaches. more
Climate change could pose extreme danger for Muslim pilgrimage, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
For the world's estimated 1.8 billion Muslims — roughly one-quarter of the world population — making a pilgrimage to Mecca is considered a religious duty that... more
Study sheds light on emergence and spread of drug-resistant malaria parasites in Africa  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
In the first continent-wide genomic study of malaria parasites in Africa, scientists have uncovered the genetic features of Plasmodium falciparum parasites that... more
Researchers take important step towards preventing cancer metastasis  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute, together with colleagues from the pharmaceutical company F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, have taken an important step towards the development of an agent against the metastasis of... more
New study reveals mechanism of ultraviolet-induced skin breakdown  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
The sunscreen industry has been plugging the use of various sun-protective creams for decades, ever since researchers found that certain skin cancers, including malignant melanoma, were due to sunlight-induced skin damage. more
Updated recommendations for treatment of patients with axial spondyloarthritis released  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Today, the American College of Rheumatology, in partnership with the Spondylitis Association of America and the Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network, released the 2019 Update of the Recommendations... more
Combination therapy for rheumatoid arthritis may lead to higher remission rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Researchers at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, recently found that patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may... more
Heart attack patients with mild cognitive impairment less likely to receive proven treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
A new study finds people who have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which lies on the continuum of cognitive decline between normal cognition... more
Psychiatric disorders are prevalent among adults and kids with kidney failure  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
New research indicates that psychiatric illnesses are common in children and adults with kidney failure, and hospitalizations for such illnesses are associated with a higher risk... more
KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: All about Medicare  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Before "Medicare for All," there was just Medicare, the very popular program that serves 60 million Americans age 65 and older or younger people with certain disabilities. more
Worsening air pollution linked to poor mental health  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
According to a new large-scale study, rising air pollution can be associated with not just physical problems such as heart and lung diseases but also mental health problems such as depression, schizophrenia... more
New study reveals exosome-mediated communication between mother and baby  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
During pregnancy, the mother and the baby communicate in a variety of ways. For instance, signals from the fetus are crucially involved in the initiation of labor and delivery. more
Slow electrons to fight cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Ion beams are often used today in cancer treatment: this involves electrically charged atoms being fired at the tumor to destroy cancer cells. more
Study finds genetic links to childhood obesity across different ethnicities  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
An international team of researchers who analyzed data across multiple ethnicities has produced the largest genetic study to date associated with common childhood obesity. more
Computer model could be used to quickly evaluate new drugs for sickle cell disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A team of Brown University researchers has developed a new computer model that simulates the way red blood cells become... more
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