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Medical News Today: Athlete's foot, eczema drugs could reverse MS, study finds

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have identified two drugs - an antifungal and a steroid - that reversed MS in mouse models of the condition by stimulating stem cells to boost myelin production.

Medical News Today: Nanotube sensor 'sniffs out' rotten meat

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 02:00
Chemists have made a carbon nanotube sensor that detects gasses emitted by rotting meat and suggest it could be used in smart packaging that tells consumers if food is safe to eat.

Medical News Today: Gut microbes important for serotonin production

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 02:00
While serotonin is an important brain chemical, 90% of it is made outside the brain, in the gut. Now, a study of mice suggests gut bacteria play a key role.

Medical News Today: Researcher warns of increased cancer risk with excess supplement use

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 00:00
Though dietary supplements can offer health benefits, one researcher warns that excess use of these supplements may raise the risk of cancer.

Medical News Today: Drop in abuse and overdose after opioids were made crush-resistant

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 23:00
A new study reports a substantial drop in prescription opioid overdoses following the decision to make the high-dose opioid painkiller OxyContin crush-resistant.

Medical News Today: Child obesity intervention with strong IT support found to be effective

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 23:00
A randomized three-arm clinical trial of obesity interventions has found that an intervention supported with health information technology was effective at treating child obesity.

Medical News Today: Warfarin withdrawal in atrial fibrillation patients awaiting surgery dramatically ups stroke risk

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 23:00
We report from the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, where researchers have examined the risk of ischemic stroke among atrial fibrillation patients.

Medical News Today: Study finds increased risk of type 2 diabetes with statin use

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 07:00
A new study associates statin use with a 46% increased risk of type 2 diabetes. This risk is linked to statins that reduce insulin sensitivity and secretion, say the authors.

Medical News Today: WHO admit faults over Ebola response, suggest areas for improvement

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 07:00
A statement from the World Health Organization leadership identifies failures in their response to the Ebola epidemic and specifies areas of reform.

Medical News Today: Children with ADHD 'learn better when fidgeting'

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 06:00
A new study suggests that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better at tasks that challenge their working memory if they are moving more.

Medical News Today: Body clock sensitive to color of light

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 02:00
For the first time, researchers show that the body clock of mammals can distinguish dawn and twilight not just because of differences in intensity but also in colors of the light.

Medical News Today: Antibiotic resistance genes found in bacteria of remote South American tribe

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 02:00
Antibiotic resistance genes have been found in bacteria sampled from members of a previously uncontacted tribe of Amerindians in southern Venezuela.

Medical News Today: Genetic clues to brighter brains past the age of 45

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:00
Scanning our genetic code for variations linked to mental agility has helped to pinpoint a location on the human genome associated with efficient thinking.

Medical News Today: Could broccoli hold the key to head and neck cancer prevention?

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:00
Scientists are planning to trial capsules containing broccoli sprout extract after a mouse study suggested a compound contained in the vegetable could protect against oral cancer.

Medical News Today: Melanoma drug shows promise for treating advanced lung cancer

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:00
A drug approved to treat melanoma has proven effective for treating advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer in a new study - particularly for patients with high PD-L1 expression.

Medical News Today: Epilepsy drug could protect eyesight of MS patients

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 23:00
An anticonvulsant drug used to prevent seizures could protect people with MS from some of the damage caused by acute optic neuritis.

Medical News Today: Incidence of gun-related hospitalizations 'correlates with stock market performance'

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 23:00
Firearm-related hospitalization incidence in the US 'has closely tracked the national stock market performance,' according to a new study in The American Journal of Medicine.

Medical News Today: Review provides further insight into link between hormone therapy and breast cancer

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 23:00
A review of two clinical trials that are a part of the Women's Health Initiative delves further into the association between hormone therapy and the risk of breast cancer.

Medical News Today: Happiness can be spread through the smell of sweat, study finds

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 23:00
Researchers find that when we are happy, chemical compounds, or 'chemosignals,' are produced in our sweat that make our happiness detectable and contagious.

Medical News Today: E-cigarette use in middle, high school students has tripled in the past year

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 07:00
A report from the CDC and FDA reveals that between 2013 and 2014, the use of e-cigarettes in middle and high school students tripled - a 'worrisome' finding, say the organizations.