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Medical News Today: Summer vacation: the health risks for travelers

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:00
Are you traveling abroad this summer? In this Spotlight feature, we take a look at the health risks that come with a summer vacation and what you can do to prevent them.

Medical News Today: One small bacterial change 'caused Black Death'

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 06:00
How did Yersinia pestis bacteria transform from a simple GI infection to causing history-changing respiratory plague pandemics? A new study says it took just one gene.

Medical News Today: Engineered particles 'may become antibiotics of the future'

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:00
Using synthetic biology, researchers have engineered particles called phagemids that cause harmful bacteria to malfunction and cease replicating without bursting open.

Medical News Today: WHO: Cuba is first country to eliminate mother-to-child HIV and syphilis

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 02:00
Following a regional initiative to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, Cuba becomes the first country to receive WHO validation for reaching the goal.

Medical News Today: Neighborhood facilities 'have an influence on levels of diabetes'

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 23:00
Neighborhood resources for physical activity have an effect on the risk of diabetes, shows 10-year study. Local stores offering healthier food choices were also influential.

Medical News Today: Child development may be affected by early antibiotic use, study finds

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 23:00
Researchers found mice exposed to antibiotics commonly used in early childhood experienced changes to gut bacteria, as well as increased weight gain and larger bone development.

Medical News Today: Obese adolescent women 'more likely to have unsafe sex'

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 23:00
Obese adolescent women were found less likely to use contraception than their peers with healthy weights, with those that did use contraception less likely to use it consistently.

Medical News Today: Ruxolitinib Is useful for long-term treatment of polycythemia vera

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 22:00
From the 20th Congress of the European Hematology Association, we report on evidence for ruxolitinib as a long-term polycythemia vera treatment.

Medical News Today: Drink water responsibly: only drink when thirsty to avoid health risks

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:00
New guidelines suggest that athletes should only drink when they feel thirsty in order to prevent a potentially lethal condition known as exercise-associated hyponatremia.

Medical News Today: Grapefruit, orange juice linked to increased risk of melanoma

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:00
Consuming large amounts of grapefruit and orange juice may increase the risk of melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer - according to new research led by Brown University.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover new genetic form of obesity and diabetes

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 06:00
The first case of an inheritable protein deficiency in humans linked with diabetes, obesity and reproductive problems has been identified in a young woman.

Medical News Today: Targeting dormant cells may halt colorectal cancer spread

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 02:00
Scientists have found how to control stem cell behavior that spurs the spread of bowel cancer, opening a route for therapies that target dormant cells as opposed to growing cells.

Medical News Today: Why it is important to predict which lymphoma patients may relapse early

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 02:00
The 1 in 5 follicular lymphoma patients who relapse within 2 years may have a disease with a different biology, say University of Rochester researchers.

Medical News Today: Sugary drink consumption 'may lead to over 184,000 global deaths each year'

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 00:00
Researchers estimate that consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks may lead to more than 184,000 deaths worldwide annually, with most of these deaths caused by diabetes.

Medical News Today: PTSD 'raises women's risks of heart attack and stroke'

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 23:00
A large, new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that women with PTSD have up to a 60% higher chance of heart attack or stroke.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover gender difference in pain transmission

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 23:00
A mouse study has found that different immune cells in males and females are responsible for the transmission of pain, raising questions about human pain drug development.

Medical News Today: Cord milking best for infants delivered by C-section

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found that the technique of cord milking could be more beneficial to preterm infants deliver by Cesarean section than current recommendations.

Medical News Today: High blood pressure linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 07:00
Researchers find people who have a genetic predisposition for high blood pressure may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's, possibly due to antihypertensive medication.

Medical News Today: New antibody treatment may protect against Marburg and Ebola viruses

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 06:00
Scripps researchers have designed proteins that elicit an effective antibody response in a mouse model against Marburg virus and its viral cousin, Ebola virus.

Medical News Today: MERS vaccine 'ready for human trials'

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 02:00
Researchers say that a candidate vaccine for the coronavirus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome has passed preclinical tests and is ready to be trialled in humans.