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Medical News Today: Use the force: genes controlled by the power of human thought

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 07:00
Can our genes be controlled by the power of our minds? A new study that harnesses human brainwaves to control gene expression in mice suggests the answer is yes.

Medical News Today: Saliva protects teeth against cavities more than we thought

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 06:00
Salivary mucins do more than just provide a physical barrier against bacteria that cause cavities - they keep them in suspension and stop them forming biofilms on teeth.

Medical News Today: Ebola fight in Liberia needs a 'more flexible approach,' say MSF

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 02:00
To hold onto the gains made against Ebola, sponsors should be more flexible about allocating the resources they are now ploughing into Liberia, say humanitarian charity MSF.

Medical News Today: Oral HPV 'can be transmitted by oral-to-oral, oral-to-genital contact'

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:00
Contrary to some previous studies, new research suggests that oral HPV can be transmitted through oral-to-oral and oral-to-genital contact with an infected person.

Medical News Today: Researchers question long-term benefits of popular diets

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 23:00
Researchers find insufficient and conflicting data to determine if popular Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers and Zone diets are beneficial for both weight loss and heart health.

Medical News Today: Whooping cough vaccine not associated with preterm delivery

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 23:00
New research has found that the Tdap vaccine recommended to protect newborns from pertussis is not associated with an increased risk of preterm delivery or small birth sizes.

Medical News Today: Anxiety may speed up Alzheimer's onset in people with mild cognitive impairment

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 07:00
Some people with mild cognitive impairment go on to develop Alzheimer's. Now, a new study suggests that in these individuals, anxiety may speed up Alzheimer's onset.

Medical News Today: Type 2 diabetes: brown fat signalling pathway could yield new treatment

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 07:00
The discovery of a new mechanism that encourages glucose uptake in brown fat is being described as a 'major breakthrough' that could result in a potential cure for type 2 diabetes.

Medical News Today: Typhoid resistance gene surfaces in genome search

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:00
A new study shows people who carry a particular version of the HLA-DRB1 gene have natural resistance against typhoid fever; their immune system can recognize the invading bacteria.

Medical News Today: Drug options for IBS 'should be easier to navigate with new guideline'

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 02:00
The American Gastroenterological Association Institute's new guideline summarizes extensive evidence-based literature on drug treatments for managing irritable bowel syndrome.

Medical News Today: Hypertension medication linked with reduced ALS risk

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00
A new study has found that the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors is associated with a reduced risk of developing the neurological disorder ALS.

Medical News Today: Could an explosive compound reduce hereditary hypertension risk for women?

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
Researchers from Germany found that an explosive compound called PETN lowered the systolic blood pressure of female rats born to parents with hypertension.

Medical News Today: UK hospitals 'should offer cessation support to all inpatients who smoke'

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
A study of British inpatients recommends that hospitals should offer routine smoking cessation support in an effort to drive down significant costs to the National Health Service.

Medical News Today: Laundry detergent pods 'pose serious poisoning risk to young children'

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 07:00
More and more households are using laundry detergent pods over traditional laundry powder, but a new study claims the pods pose serious harm to the health of young children.

Medical News Today: Statins 'reverse' Noonan syndrome learning disabilities

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 07:00
Widely prescribed as a treatment for high cholesterol, a new study suggests that statins can also reverse neurological symptoms of a syndrome previously thought to be untreatable.

Medical News Today: 'Easy-to-walk communities' linked to better cognition in older adults

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 06:00
A new study that investigates how the walkability of a community impacts on cognitive ability suggests more 'mentally complex' neighborhoods help keep the mind sharp.

Medical News Today: New WHO protocol on 'safe and dignified' Ebola burials

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 02:00
WHO issue a new protocol for the safe burial of people who die of Ebola virus disease that respects family needs and religious rites while also reducing risk of transmission.

Medical News Today: Researchers identify first molecular steps that lead to pancreatic cancer

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 02:00
A new study identifies a molecular starting point for the onset of pancreatic cancer, offering an early treatment target for a disease that is usually spotted too late.

Medical News Today: Physicians 'vital' in explaining smoking and bladder cancer link

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 00:00
A new study has identified physicians as key when it comes to explaining how tobacco use can cause bladder cancer, and they could help cancer survivors quit smoking.

Medical News Today: 'Invisible mice' may allow whole-organism imaging

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 23:00
Earlier this year, we reported on the creation of 'see-through' mice. Now, Japanese scientists have developed a similar technique to allow whole-organism imaging of mice.

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