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Medical News Today: Drone transport 'does not affect blood samples'

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:00
A study that tested the use of drones to carry blood samples to a lab at another location finds up to 40 minutes of travel does not affect results of routine and common tests.

Medical News Today: Silk and stem cells may help engineer salivary glands for dry mouth

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:00
Use of silk fiber scaffolds may solve the problem of how to get salivary gland stem cells to grow into salivary gland tissue, opening the door to new treatments for dry mouth.

Medical News Today: Gradual increase in salt intake linked to high blood pressure

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 00:00
A Japanese study that followed the sodium intakes and blood pressures of healthy people confirms dietary sodium is associated with hypertension.

Medical News Today: Hypothermia in organ donors could improve kidney transplants

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have demonstrated that reducing the body temperature of organ donors can reduce the risk of delayed graft function in patients receiving a kidney transplant.

Medical News Today: Chlamydia screening 'easier and cheaper' with new DNA smartphone test

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 23:00
A new smartphone DNA test could offer a simpler and cheaper - though equally as accurate - alternative to current chlamydia screening techniques, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: 8-year-old boy becomes first child to receive double hand transplant

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 08:00
Surgeons have successfully performed the world’s first ever bilateral hand transplant on an 8-year-old child following a 10-hour surgical procedure.

Medical News Today: Coffee drinking habits may influence risk of mild cognitive impairment

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:00
Increasing coffee consumption over time to more than one cup daily may raise the risk of mild cognitive impairment, while reducing it may lower risk, according to new research.

Medical News Today: High-frequency spinal cord stimulation 'more effective for chronic pain'

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 06:00
A new form of spinal cord stimulation has been shown to be more effective at alleviating chronic pain than the traditional method, without unwanted side effects.

Medical News Today: 'Leaky vaccines' could spur more dangerous disease

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 02:00
A new study shows how an imperfect vaccine may protect vaccinated individuals but allow the pathogen to evolve and put unvaccinated individuals at risk of more severe illness.

Medical News Today: Study explains why 'eating for two' during pregnancy is not necessary

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 02:00
A new study of flies suggests a hormone released in early pregnancy enlarges the gut so it absorbs more energy from food and stimulates the body to store more fat.

Medical News Today: Cystic fibrosis: new understanding of infections

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:00
Lab work on the microorganisms found in sputum unveils secrets of their 'aerobic and anaerobic lifestyles' in cystic fibrosis to help with future studies and clinical testing.

Medical News Today: Rates of death and hospitalization have fallen among Medicare patients

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 23:00
Researchers analyzing trends among Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and above have found that between 1999-2013, death and hospitalization rates have decreased.

Medical News Today: Anxiety, depression may be triggered by stress-induced changes to gut bacteria

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 23:00
Researchers suggest early-life stress may induce changes in gut bacteria that lead to the development of anxiety and depression later in life.

Medical News Today: Exercise-mimicking molecule may offer new treatments for obesity, type 2 diabetes

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:00
A study reveals how a newly created molecule - called compound 14 - mimicked exercise to improve glucose tolerance and trigger weight loss in obese mice.

Medical News Today: Adolescent e-cigarette use boosted by friend and family approval

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have found that adolescents may be more inclined to use e-cigarettes if their friends and family both use and approve of the devices.

Medical News Today: New blood marker could help identify mothers most at risk of postpartum depression

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have identified a blood marker that they say can identify women who are at highest risk of developing postpartum depression.

Medical News Today: Scientists identify another frequently mutated gene in melanoma

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:00
Melanoma arises from gene mutations that activate cancer-causing pathways. Now. researchers have unmasked the identity of the third most frequently mutated gene in melanoma.

Medical News Today: 'Glue ear' may be treatable with nasal balloon

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 02:00
A simple procedure of blowing into a balloon through the nose can be an effective way to improve symptoms and avoid antibiotics in children with a a common middle-ear problem.

Medical News Today: Premature birth associated with introversion in adulthood

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have developed a personality profile for individuals born very prematurely or with a very low birth weight by assessing the personalities of adults.

Medical News Today: Rise in newborns being admitted to intensive care

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 23:00
Newborn babies - including those who are born at full term and normal weight - are increasingly being admitted to neonatal intensive care units, reveals an analysis of the figures.