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Medical News Today: Memory complaints could be early indicator of future dementia risk

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:00
A recent study has found that people reporting memory complaints were more likely to develop dementia - such as Alzheimer's disease - several years later.

Medical News Today: Working long hours in low socioeconomic status jobs 'increases diabetes risk'

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:00
People with low socioeconomic status jobs who work over 55 hours a week are 30% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, compared with those who work fewer hours, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Airway muscle-on-a-chip 'simulates asthma in humans'

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:00
Researchers have created what they describe as an 'airway muscular chip' - a model that mimics muscle contraction in the human airway, offering a tool to test new drugs for asthma.

Medical News Today: Fruit and veg consumption tied to mental health

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:00
Though most of us know eating fruits and vegetables is good for our physical health, a new study suggests it is also good for our mental well-being.

Medical News Today: UK-based chemists report 'designer proteins' breakthrough

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:00
A team from the University of Leicester claims to have developed a new process for synthesizing amino acids, which may form the basis of new drugs to treat cancer and Alzheimer's.

Medical News Today: Worrying about job loss may increase first-time asthma risk

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 02:00
A new study of 7,000 German workers during the recent economic crisis finds that fears about job loss may boost new-onset asthma risk.

Medical News Today: CDC: Ebola cases in West Africa could exceed 550,000 by January

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 02:00
Assuming current trends continue, a CDC model estimates by January, Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone could reach over 550,000 or 1.4 million, if under-reporting is included.

Medical News Today: Organ donation: is an opt-in or opt-out system better?

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00
Researchers from the UK have investigated different systems of consent for organ donation across the world in an attempt to find out which policy is best.

Medical News Today: Diabetes rates in the US 'leveling off'

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:00
A new study from the CDC finds that between 2008 and 2012, diabetes prevalence and incidence rates plateaued, possibly because of slowing obesity rates.

Medical News Today: Tumor environments 'mimicked' in new microchip

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:00
A new microchip simulating the 'microenvironment' of a tumor may allow researchers to perfect a nanoparticle-based delivery system for cancer therapies.

Medical News Today: Could a blood test predict schizophrenia risk?

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 07:00
A new study suggests a blood test could predict which patients are at risk of developing schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis, meaning they could receive earlier treatment.

Medical News Today: Deep brain stimulation as OCD treatment: new guideline

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 07:00
A research team has produced a systematic review of the evidence for deep brain stimulation to treat OCD and a guideline for its clinical use.

Medical News Today: Brain differences in autistic males with early language delay

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 07:00
Comparing the brains of autistic men who did and did not experience delayed language onset in childhood, researchers have uncovered brain volume differences.

Medical News Today: Fighting superbugs with their own 'gene-editing' system

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 02:00
Engineers are developing a way to fight superbugs that uses their own gene-editing system to selectively kill the ones carrying genes that make them resistant to antibiotics.

Medical News Today: Potential new class of antibiotics found in old drug

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 02:00
Most antibiotics work by inhibiting a vital function in bacteria. Now, a new study shows how an existing anticonvulsant drug can prevent a key part of bacteria from forming.

Medical News Today: Inpatient statin use linked to better health outcomes after brain hemorrhage

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found that the use of statins after a hospitalization for intracerebral hemorrhage is associated with improved health outcomes for patients.

Medical News Today: Should manufacturers of sports drinks, supplements sponsor sports?

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:00
Sports sponsorships from nutritional supplements and sports drinks companies should be scrapped due to lack of evidence that the products are beneficial, according to a new review.

Medical News Today: Maternal iron intake linked to offspring autism risk

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:00
Children whose mothers did not take iron supplements while pregnant are at significantly greater risk of autism, claim researchers, in the first study to link iron to autism risk.

Medical News Today: Metformin use linked to risk of low thyroid hormone levels

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 08:00
A new study links a common drug used for treatment of type 2 diabetes to a risk of low levels of thyroid hormone levels, potentially putting patients at cardiovascular risk.

Medical News Today: Impaired brain signaling pathway 'may be a cause of Alzheimer's'

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 07:00
Mayo Clinic researchers say a brain signaling defect in the Wnt pathway may be a cause of Alzheimer's, and boosting Wnt signaling could prevent the disease.