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Medical News Today: Ebola epidemic could gain 6,800 new cases by end of September

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 02:00
If new control measures are not implemented, the number of new cases in the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach as high as 6,800 by the end of September, say researchers.

Medical News Today: Dry-roasted peanuts more likely trigger for allergy

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 02:00
New study of mice finds dry-roasted peanuts are more likely to trigger allergy than raw peanuts, likely because dry roasting produces chemicals that prime the immune system.

Medical News Today: E-cigarettes 'not helping cancer patients to quit smoking'

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 23:00
Despite an increasing number of cancer patients turning to e-cigarettes to aid smoking cessation, a new study suggests that they could be having little effect.

Medical News Today: Mutations in gene linked to brain development 'may be a cause of autism'

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have identified mutations in a gene linked to brain development that they believe may be a cause of severe autism. The gene is also linked to another related to speech.

Medical News Today: Plant-derived compound 'may effectively treat lupus with fewer side effects'

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 23:00
Researchers from the University of Houston, TX, say a plant-derived compound called CDDO halted development of lupus nephritis in mice and produced no significant side effects.

Medical News Today: Healthy humans 'harbor an average of five viruses'

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 23:00
Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, claim the human body harbors an average of five harmful viruses, including human papillomavirus and herpesvirus.

Medical News Today: World Alzheimer Report 2014: the key points

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 23:00
As September is World Alzheimer’s Month, we look at the core messages on dementia and risk reduction presented in Alzheimer’s Disease International's 2014 report.

Medical News Today: Researchers shed light on how breast implants may cause rare lymphoma

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 23:00
Although uncommon, researchers have found that some women who have breast implants develop a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. A new study provides clues as to why this is.

Medical News Today: Are wearable activity monitors equivalent to professional health advice?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 23:00
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have conducted an analysis of 13 consumer wearable activity monitors to see how they compare with clinical recommendations.

Medical News Today: One dose of antidepressants 'alters the brain within hours'

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 07:00
It is usually weeks before patients using antidepressants see improvements in symptoms. But a new study claims a single dose can trigger brain changes within 3 hours.

Medical News Today: Choose wisely: spouse's personality impacts your career success

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 07:00
Is your partner conscientious? If so, you are more likely to achieve success in the workplace, according to a recent study published in Psychological Science.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover 'sleep node' responsible for deep sleep

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 07:00
Using innovative new molecular tools and a 'designer' virus, scientists have successfully toggled on and off a region of the brain responsible for deep sleep in mammals.

Medical News Today: New targeted treatment for arthritis looks promising

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 02:00
Fusing anti-inflammatory drugs with antibodies that are specific to damaged arthritic cartilage shows promise as a targeted therapy for rheumatoid arthritis in a mouse study.

Medical News Today: Exercise can enhance tumor-shrinking effects of chemotherapy

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 02:00
A study finds that chemotherapy shrank melanoma tumors more in mice that exercised during their treatment compared to mice that did not exercise.

Medical News Today: Angelina effect: health news of celebrities 'has long-term effects for public health care'

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:00
After Angelina Jolie's announcement of a double mastectomy after testing positive for a BRCA1 gene mutation last year, researchers say genetic testing referrals more than doubled.

Medical News Today: Black Americans 'twice as likely' to be killed by guns as white Americans

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:00
A new study of national data finds that state-by-state variations in gun death rates are driven by a complex relationship of race, gun legislation and policing strategies.

Medical News Today: 'Control mechanism' for mood disorders discovered in brain

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:00
Scientists have identified a part of the brain that controls the processing of that which is experienced as disappointment, with implications for the treatment of mood disorders.

Medical News Today: New molecule 'allows umbilical cord stem cells to multiply'

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:00
A new molecule, UM171 - dubbed 'the first of its kind' by the scientists who have discovered it - may allow umbilical cord stem cells to multiply, enabling more transplants.

Medical News Today: Sedentary behavior 'may counteract brain benefits of exercise in older adults'

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 07:00
A study claims the structural integrity of white matter in the brains of older adults is dependent on their time spent sedentary, as well as their engagement in physical activity.

Medical News Today: Childbirth: how should women facing labor approach their birth plan?

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 07:00
Whether by natural, drug-assisted or surgical means, women have a lot of options when it comes to how they want to bring their baby into the world. We investigate these methods.