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Medical News Today: Model predicts public response to disease outbreaks

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 07:00
Part of the job of controlling a disease outbreak is managing the public's response so as to avoid panic and overreaction. A new study describes a computer model that may help.

Medical News Today: Could vitamin A deficiency be a cause of type 2 diabetes?

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 07:00
Vitamin A deficiency led to loss of insulin-producing beta cells in a new study of adult mice, causing researchers to believe it may be a driver of type 2 diabetes.

Medical News Today: Study gives new genetic insight to fragile X syndrome

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 06:00
A study of an individual patient with a mutation in a specific gene has provided researchers with a new insight into fragile X syndrome.

Medical News Today: Targeting drugs using 'triggered release' via nanoparticles

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 02:00
Scientists are working on a drug delivery system using parent nanoparticles that only produce the active drug when they come near each other and make a daughter nanoparticle.

Medical News Today: Almost 1 in 5 adults with epilepsy may have symptoms of ADHD, study finds

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 00:00
A new study is the first to report that nearly 1 in 5 adults with epilepsy may also have ADHD, which may have implications for the treatment of epileptic patients.

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of selenium?

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 23:00
Find out about the potential health benefits of consuming foods containing selenium including reducing arthritic inflammation, lowering risk of prostate cancer and skin cancer.

Medical News Today: Social media use 'not directly associated with stress'

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 23:00
Social media use is not directly associated with stress, but for women, social media use can still lead to higher levels of stress due to awareness of distressing events.

Medical News Today: Asian-Americans have increased cardiovascular disease mortality

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 23:00
A new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology finds that Asian-Americans are more at risk from stroke and hypertension than non-Hispanic white people.

Medical News Today: Could promotion of expedited partner therapy reduce STI incidence?

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 23:00
A new study suggests a public health program promoting expedited partner therapy for STIs may be an effective way to increase treatment uptake and reduce STI incidence.

Medical News Today: Rat study suggests abuse-related cues could reduce adult stress

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 23:00
Neurobiologists have reported seemingly paradoxical findings - that cues related to infant abuse could reduce stress in adult rats by increasing their serotonin levels.

Medical News Today: Behavioral model may help kidney disease patients' treatment decisions

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 23:00
Patients with advanced CKD have to choose between two treatment options: dialysis or kidney transplantation. A new study finds a behavioral model could help them decide.

Medical News Today: Study identifies potential for safer anti-inflammatory drugs

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 23:00
Although a common treatment for chronic inflammation, glucocorticoids can cause harmful side effects. But researchers say they may have found a way to solve this problem.

Medical News Today: 'High-intensity' disruptive behavior may indicate future problems for children

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have thought that preschool children displaying symptoms of conduct disorder are more likely to exhibit antisocial behavior at school age.

Medical News Today: CDC: this season's flu vaccine only 23% effective

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 07:00
The 2014-15 flu vaccine is only 23% effective, the CDC estimate. As such, the organization recommend people at high risk of flu-related complications seek additional treatment.

Medical News Today: Burning yak dung pollutes Tibetan homes, study finds

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 06:00
Commonly used by the nomadic people of the himalayas as a cooking fuel and to heat their homes, a new study finds that burning yak dung produces dangerous levels of black carbon.

Medical News Today: Gene may explain why pancreatic cancer is so aggressive

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 02:00
Pancreatic cancer is so aggressive that even when diagnosed early, fewer than 1 in 3 patients survive. Now, a new study identifies a gene called ATDC as an important culprit.

Medical News Today: Forager-to-farmer transition 'may have weakened our bones'

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 02:00
When we were hunter-gatherers, we had much denser bones. Now a new study suggests our skeletons became weaker when we invented agriculture and changed from foragers to farmers.

Medical News Today: Universal flu vaccine will be here 'within 5 years'

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 00:00
Currently, flu shots target specific strains of the virus - leading to potential seasonal mismatch. Now, new research suggests a universal flu vaccine may be viable.

Medical News Today: Vitamin D 'helps immune system to fight colorectal cancer'

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 23:00
A new study has demonstrated in a large human population sample that vitamin D's immune system-aiding qualities help the body to fight colorectal cancer cells

Medical News Today: New treatment strategy for aggressive cancers identified

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 23:00
Scientists have identified a new method for treating several kinds of aggressive tumor, including many osteosarcomas and glioblastomas.