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Medical News Today: Transgender children do not have hormone imbalance, study finds

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 23:00
Researchers conducting a prospective study of transgender youth have discovered that transgender youth have hormone levels consistent with their birth-assigned genders.

Medical News Today: First case of prolonged remission in HIV-infected child reported

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:00
Clinicians in France report on the case of an 18-year-old patient who has been in virological remission despite not receiving antiretroviral treatment for the past 12 years.

Medical News Today: Too much TV, low physical activity may worsen cognitive function

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:00
A new study finds low physical activity and high TV viewing between the ages of 18 and 30 may be associated with poorer cognitive function later in life.

Medical News Today: Firstborn children have 'infinitesimally small' IQ lead over siblings

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 06:00
The age-old debate of whether birth order makes a difference to personality or IQ is addressed in the largest study ever to investigate the issue.

Medical News Today: Eczema successfully treated with arthritis drug

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 02:00
Researchers describe how an approved arthritis drug successfully treated 6 patients with moderate to severe eczema that was not responding to conventional treatments.

Medical News Today: Antimalaria treatment that targets a blood protein shows promise

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 02:00
Treatment that disables a blood protein the malaria parasite needs to survive in the host's body wipes out the disease in humanized mice in 3 days, reveals a new study.

Medical News Today: Poorer children develop 'smaller brains'

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00
MRI brain scans and mental tests of children living below the poverty line show that key parts of their brains are smaller in volume and test scores are lower.

Medical News Today: Implantation: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 4 of your pregnancy? Your baby is measuring 0.078 inches - the size of a poppy seed. You may experience mild spotting called implantation bleeding.

Medical News Today: Study identifies prescription practices as major player in antibiotic overuse

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 23:00
New research reveals 10% of doctors write antibiotic prescriptions for at least 95% of patients who visit them with acute respiratory infections, such as cold, flu and bronchitis.

Medical News Today: Higher risk of sudden cardiac arrest among black people

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 23:00
A new study of the residents of Portland, OR, has reported that the incidence of sudden cardiac arrest may be twice as high among black people than white people.

Medical News Today: Could a simple saliva test detect Alzheimer's?

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 07:00
The results of a new study show promise for a simple saliva test that could predict a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Medical News Today: Marijuana 'helps bones to heal'

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 07:00
In a study of rats with mid-femoral fractures, the nonpsychotropic cannabidiol component of marijuana was associated with improved bone healing.

Medical News Today: Child antibiotic exposure linked to juvenile arthritis

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have found that children prescribed courses of antibiotics had twice the risk of developing juvenile arthritis than children who did not receive these drugs.

Medical News Today: Promising drug candidate tackles malaria in a new way

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 02:00
A breakthrough study identifies a promising antimalaria drug that acts in a new way against several stages of the Plasmodium parasite's life cycle.

Medical News Today: Aggressive lymphoma linked to disruption in cell energy production

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 02:00
Researchers find a gene that codes for an enzyme that is involved in energy production in cells is mutated in a fast growing cancer called diffuse large B-cell lymphomas.

Medical News Today: Young women increasingly attracted to social smoking

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 23:00
Cigarette manufacturers have targeted young women emerging into adulthood, who are more likely to be very light smokers, finds a study.

Medical News Today: Couch potato toddlers at risk of future bullying

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 23:00
Researchers from the University of Montreal have found that spending large amounts of time watching TV as a toddler can increase the risk of being bullied at school.

Medical News Today: Physicians testified for tobacco companies against dying cancer patients

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 23:00
A new study sheds light on the actions of a small pool of expert witnesses testifying against dying cancer patients filing lawsuits against tobacco companies.

Medical News Today: Exercise 300 minutes a week 'to cut postmenopausal breast cancer risk'

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 23:00
Exercising 300 minutes a week, compared with half that amount, has benefits for body fat and postmenopausal breast cancer, suggests trial.

Medical News Today: Key protein pathways critical to Ebola virus can be blocked, according to new study

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 23:00
By focusing on the host cell than the virus, scientist have successfully blocked the protein pathways the Ebola virus relies on to infect cells.