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Medical News Today: Nanoparticles carry drugs selectively to lung tumor sites

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:00
Scientists have created nanocarriers that can selectively deliver chemotherapy drugs locally to lung tumor sites without touching healthy tissue, potentially reducing side effects.

Medical News Today: 'Pee-powered' toilet could be game-changer for refugee camps

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 02:00
Researchers have begun trialing a toilet they devised that collects urine for microbial fuels cells to convert into electricity to light up cubicles in refugee camps.

Medical News Today: Needle stick-injured Ebola doctor free of virus after vaccination

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 00:00
Postexposure injection for a single aid-working doctor's case suggests promise, so fast-tracking development of Ebola vaccines proven in animals 'is a matter of utmost urgency.'

Medical News Today: Best exercises during pregnancy: the top 5

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 23:00
Exercise during pregnancy provides numerous health benefits to both the mother and baby. Maintaining fitness boosts mood, energy, sleep and prevents excess weight gain.

Medical News Today: Middle-aged, older adults more likely to engage in frequent drinking, study finds

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 23:00
A new study finds that while teens and young adults are most likely to drink heavily, frequent drinking is more common among middle-aged and older adults.

Medical News Today: Almost half of energy drink TV ads shown on channels for teens

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 23:00
Researchers claim that 46% of advertisements aired to promote energy drinks are broadcast on television channels that include adolescents in their primary target audience.

Medical News Today: Heroin deaths in US 'quadrupled from 2000 through 2013'

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 07:00
A new report states that the number of heroin-related overdoses in the US have almost quadrupled since 2000, with most of this increase occurring between 2010 and 2013.

Medical News Today: Childhood sleep disorders: how do they affect health and well-being?

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 07:00
For National Sleep Awareness Week, we look at how sleep disorders in childhood and adolescence impact health and well-being, and what can be done to improve sleep.

Medical News Today: New WHO guideline clamps down on intake of free sugars

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 06:00
In a new guideline, the World Health Organization states that daily free sugar intake should not exceed 10% of total energy intake.

Medical News Today: Reshaping tumor cells may be new way to treat breast cancer

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:00
A new study shows that the shape of a tumor cell can influence its response to inflammatory molecules in the immune system, so as to either drive or stop cancer.

Medical News Today: Infants' gut bacteria linked to food sensitization

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:00
A new study finds that infants with less diverse gut bacteria at 3 months are more likely to become sensitized to foods such as milk, egg or peanut at 12 months.

Medical News Today: Could gout reduce the risk of Alzheimer's?

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 00:00
Patients with gout may have a 24% lower risk of Alzheimer's, according to new research, and it may be down to a neuroprotective effect of uric acid accumulation in the blood.

Medical News Today: 10 most common birth control pill side effects

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 23:00
Around 12 million women take birth control pills in the US and respond to each pill formulation very differently - here is a list of the 10 most common side effects of 'the pill'.

Medical News Today: Low stress resilience in young adulthood 'raises risk of coronary heart disease'

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 23:00
Exercise is no good at cutting heart disease risk if a teenager's ability to cope with stress was poor, suggests new study - 'both need to be addressed' as coronary risk factors.

Medical News Today: Stroke centers 'over an hour away' for one third of Americans

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have calculated that a large proportion of the US population may be unable to access a comprehensive stroke center within 1 hour.

Medical News Today: Newly identified compounds in spider venom could help treat chronic pain

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 07:00
Using a new technology to screen venoms from 205 species of spider, researchers identified seven compounds that show promise for the treatment of chronic pain.

Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis: becoming aware of its invisible difficulties

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 07:00
For National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week, we take a closer look at a complex and elusive condition and the difficulties that exist in its diagnosis and treatment.

Medical News Today: NYC rats 'could transmit plague'

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:00
The first study of its kind since the 1920s finds that rats in New York City carry the Oriental flea, notorious for their role in transmitting the bubonic plague.

Medical News Today: Reduced heart function tied to raised risk of dementia, Alzheimer's

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:00
A new study finds that people with reduced heart function - as measured by cardiac index - are more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Medical News Today: Ability to repair cartilage with stem cells steps closer

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:00
Scientists report using embryonic stem cells to generate new, healthy-looking cartilage in rats without adverse side effects like abnormal, disorganized tissue or tumors.