Medical Headlines

Subscribe to Medical Headlines feed
Latest featured health news - the top stories
Updated: 12 min 22 sec ago

Medical News Today: PET scans can help select best TB drugs for trials

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 06:00
A new study recommends animal trials combined with PET scans as a method for selecting the most effective experimental TB drugs for human trials.

Medical News Today: Computer models the most complex 3D DNA shapes

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 02:00
Biological engineers at MIT have developed a computer model that can create the most elaborate 3D shapes of DNA ever made - including rings, bowls and complex viral structures.

Medical News Today: Preterm children at high risk of flu-related complications, study finds

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 00:00
A new study finds that children born prematurely are twice as likely to be hospitalized for flu-related complications than children without underlying medical conditions.

Medical News Today: Lengthy surgery increases blood clot risk

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 23:00
A new study aims to provide quantification for the long-held belief that long durations for surgery are associated with a greater risk of blood clots.

Medical News Today: Peptide reactivated paralyzed muscles in 80% of trialled animals

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 23:00
'Unprecedented' success has been reported in animal trials for a new compound being developed as the first drug therapy to restore function in spinal cord injury patients.

Medical News Today: Artificial retina steps closer with groundbreaking wireless material

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 07:00
A groundbreaking wireless material that can make brain cells respond to light brings closer the day of artificial retinas that help patients with vision loss diseases like AMD.

Medical News Today: Changes in smokers' brains when quitting can predict likelihood of relapse

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 07:00
Using fMRI, researchers have found they can measure brain activity related to working memory to more accurately predict which quitting smokers will take up the habit again.

Medical News Today: Could a vitamin supplement prevent hearing loss?

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 06:00
In a new mouse study, researchers prevented and restored noise-induced hearing loss by administering a chemical compound that is a precursor to vitamin B3.

Medical News Today: Ebola crisis crippling West African economies, say World Bank

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 02:00
A World Bank report says fighting the Ebola epidemic has resulted in flat or negative income growth for the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Medical News Today: Majority of people ignore cancer warning signs, study finds

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:00
Most people who experience warning signs of cancer dismiss them as being symptoms of less serious conditions, finds a new study by researchers from the UK.

Medical News Today: Maternal obesity 'increases risk of infant death'

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 23:00
Pregnant women with a BMI of 35 or over have more than double the risks of experiencing infant death than mothers with a 'normal' BMI of 18.5-24.9, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Mediterranean diet could slow aging process

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found an association between the Mediterranean diet and longer telomere length - a recognized biomarker for improved life expectancy.

Medical News Today: Low-birth-weight children 'associated with lower academic outcomes'

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:00
Northwestern University researchers claim their study is the first to compare birth weight, children's cognitive education and quality of elementary and middle schools.

Medical News Today: HIV's adaptation to immune system may slow its AIDS-causing ability

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:00
A study led by researchers from the UK's University of Oxford finds that as HIV evolves to resist protective gene variants, it may also be hindering its own ability to cause AIDS.

Medical News Today: Sitting time at work linked to obesity in women

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:00
We all know that physical activity plays an important role in our health, but a new study suggests that occupational sitting increases risks of obesity in women - but not in men.

Medical News Today: 'Friendly viruses' as beneficial to gut health as 'friendly bacteria'

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:00
New mouse study provides strong evidence that a virome of friendly viruses can be as helpful as a microbiome of friendly bacteria in maintaining gut health and fighting infections.

Medical News Today: Scientists synthesize enzymes from artificial genetic material

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:00
In a world first, scientists have created synthetic enzymes from artificial genetic material they made in the lab, revealing new clues about the origins of life.

Medical News Today: Midlife diabetes linked to increased risk of cognitive decline

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 00:00
A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers finds that a diagnosis of diabetes in midlife may speed up the rate of cognitive decline over the next 2 decades.

Medical News Today: Parenting a major factor in falls at home for children

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 23:00
A new study reports that the parents of children who fell from furniture at home are less likely to implement safety measures such as safety gates or rules about climbing at home.

Medical News Today: Link between antibiotics and childhood asthma called into question

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 23:00
Though previous studies have suggested a link between antibiotic use and childhood asthma, a new study in the BMJ dismisses this link by using sibling control analyses.