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Medical News Today: RNA biomarker may lead to urine test for prostate cancer

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 07:00
Researchers have identified RNA molecules that are only detected in the urine and tissue of prostate cancer patients, potentially leading to new diagnostic options.

Medical News Today: CDC ramp up Ebola screening at five US airports

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 07:00
Following yesterday's tragic death of the first US Ebola patient, the CDC have ramped up screening at five airports, which receive nearly 95% of travelers from West Africa.

Medical News Today: Could grapefruit juice curb the effects of a high-fat diet?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 07:00
Researchers from the University of California-Berkeley find that mice fed a high-fat diet gain less weight and have better insulin tolerance when they drink grapefruit juice.

Medical News Today: Early detection of colorectal cancer may be possible with newly found biomarkers

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:00
Early detection is key to survival in people who develop colorectal cancer. Now, researchers have identified potential new biomarkers to test for the first signs of the disease.

Medical News Today: Nano-drug for dry eyes brings relief with less trouble

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:00
Drug-infused nanoparticles applied only once a week appear to be as effective at relieving dry eyes as the standard three-drops-a-day medication, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Healthy lifestyle may reduce women's stroke risk by more than 50%

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:00
Following a healthy lifestyle could reduce total stroke risk by 54% and reduce the risk of cerebral infarction - the most common type of stroke - by 62%, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: Prosthetic arm controlled by brain successfully developed

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:00
Scientists have successfully developed a prosthetic arm that is directly connected to the patients' nerves and muscles, allowing more stability and control than ever before.

Medical News Today: Low-income adults largely support Medicaid expansion, study shows

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:00
A 2012 Supreme Court ruling gave states the option of whether or not to expand Medicaid coverage. A new study suggests the majority of low-income adults support expansion.

Medical News Today: CDC: life expectancy in the US reaches record high

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 07:00
Life expectancy in the US is at its highest since records began, according to a new report from the CDC. The authors say the increase is due to declines in major causes of death.

Medical News Today: 'Eating disorders could start as early as elementary school'

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 07:00
Children between the ages of 8-12 who are difficult eaters could have underlying psychological issues, say researchers who note that eating disorders may surface before puberty.

Medical News Today: Beyond tooth decay: why good dental hygiene is important

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 07:00
We look at some less well-known and serious conditions that have been linked to poor dental hygiene in recent years: Alzheimer's disease, pancreatic cancer and heart disease.

Medical News Today: Diagnosing deadly cancers earlier with 'lab-on-a-chip'

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:00
A lab-on-a-chip that tests for biomarkers in exosomes - small sacs of messages released by cells, including cancer cells - shows promise as a way to diagnose deadly cancers early.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover molecule that helps cancer cells evade immune system

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:00
A molecule that helps cancer cells avoid genetic damage may also help them avoid the mechanisms the immune system has for detecting and destroying malignant cells.

Medical News Today: Link found between tobacco use and sexually transmitted oral virus

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found a strong association between tobacco use and the development of human papillomavirus type 16 - a virus that is linked to mouth and throat cancer.

Medical News Today: Study finds half of hospitalized patients use antibiotics

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:00
Around 50% of hospitalized patients use antibiotics, according to the results of a 1-day survey from the CDC. Four antibiotics in particular were most commonly used.

Medical News Today: 1 in 10 schoolchildren 'require mental health interventions'

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:00
Schools have an important part to play in reaching children with mental health problems, argue child psychiatry experts writing in The Lancet.

Medical News Today: Novel, implantable device 'could slow, reverse heart failure'

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 07:00
A new, implantable device - called C-Pulse - has proved effective in improving quality of life and mobility for heart failure patients, and even reversed the condition for some.

Medical News Today: Heavy metal poisoning: probiotic could protect children, pregnant women

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 07:00
Researchers have developed a new kind of probiotic yogurt to protect against the effects of mercury and arsenic poisoning among pregnant women in a polluted region of Tanzania.

Medical News Today: Your daily sandwich may be chewing up nearly 50% of your sodium allowance

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 07:00
According to a new study, 49% of American adults eat a sandwich each day, and sandwiches comprise one fifth of total daily sodium intake.

Medical News Today: Scientists win Nobel prize for discovering brain's 'inner GPS'

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:00
One half of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to John O'Keefe and the other half to May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser for discovering the brain's inner positioning system.

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