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Medical News Today: TB strain identification via 'genetic barcode'

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 02:00
After analyzing over 90,000 gene mutations, scientists have devised a barcode that uses only 62 of them to identify any one of the strains of TB bacterium circulating in the world.

Medical News Today: Researchers uncover genetic network that 'fuels' aggressive form of leukemia

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have discovered a genetic network that fuels an aggressive form of leukemia and its precursor disease, MDS, opening the door to new treatments for the conditions.

Medical News Today: Potassium-rich foods could lower stroke risk in older women

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 23:00
A new study has found that older women eating higher amounts of potassium-rich foods may be less likely to have a stroke than those with less potassium-rich foods in their diets.

Medical News Today: Wearing a bra 'does not cause cancer'

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 23:00
In a new study, researchers claim to have disproved a 20-year rumor that wearing an underwire bra for 12 hours a day increases risk of breast cancer.

Medical News Today: Reduce sitting time to protect aging DNA, study suggests

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 07:00
Now we have more motivation to get off the sofa: a new study suggests that curbing the amount of time spent sitting could protect aging DNA, possibly prolonging lifespan.

Medical News Today: E-cigarettes 'may be a gateway to illicit drug use, addiction, conventional smoking'

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 07:00
A new report by researchers from CUMC suggests the nicotine in e-cigarettes may promote illicit drug use and addiction, and encourage conventional tobacco smoking.

Medical News Today: Why are many women at risk of ovarian cancer not aware of it?

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 07:00
The color teal in September represents Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This may be the most difficult women's cancer to detect and treat, yet many women are unaware of the risks.

Medical News Today: Polypill helps heart attack survivors take their meds, potentially saving lives

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:00
Heart attack survivors are more likely to keep to their medication regime when they take just one combined pill instead of three separate drugs, says a new international study.

Medical News Today: Good night's sleep may reduce sickness absence

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:00
People who sleep 7-8 hours a night are less likely to take time off work due to sickness, according to a new study of over 3,500 working-age men and women in Finland.

Medical News Today: Is OCD a risk factor for schizophrenia?

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 23:00
People with a prior OCD diagnosis and those whose parents have the condition may be at higher risk of developing schizophrenia, according to the results of a Danish study.

Medical News Today: Can losing sleep decrease brain volume?

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 23:00
Interrupted sleep does not only make us tired. According to a new study, shortened sleep may be associated with faster decline in brain volume.

Medical News Today: Aircraft crew more likely to develop melanomas

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 23:00
According to a new medical literature review, pilots and cabin crew have approximately twice the incidence of developing melanomas compared with the general population.

Medical News Today: First report of allergic reaction to antibiotic pesticides consumed in food

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 07:00
Streptomycin, an antibiotic that is also used as a pesticide in North America, has been implicated for the first time in a case of anaphylactic reaction.

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer: should PSA screening be routine?

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 07:00
In 2012, the USPSTF made a recommendation against routine PSA testing for prostate cancer - a move met with criticism. We look at the evidence for and against such testing.

Medical News Today: Are females more susceptible to effects of marijuana?

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 07:00
Due to fluctuations in the hormone estrogen, females may be more susceptible than males to the effects of THC in marijuana, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Rabies virus hijacks nerve transport system to hasten to brain

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:00
A new study suggests the rabies virus manipulates the transport machinery of nerve axons allowing it to rapidly reach the brain where it multiplies and causes deadly disease.

Medical News Today: DRC Ebola outbreak 'distinct and independent event,' say WHO

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 02:00
The new outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not related to the one currently circulating in West Africa, say WHO after testing samples from both.

Medical News Today: Double mastectomy rates increasing, but procedure 'does not reduce mortality'

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:00
Researchers say there has been an increase in the number of breast cancer patients opting for a double mastectomy, but they did not link the procedure to lower mortality.

Medical News Today: An hour of exercise a day almost halves risk of heart failure

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:00
Study finds that 1 hour of moderate exercise or 30 minutes of vigorous exercise a day could be enough to reduce the risk of heart failure by 46%.

Medical News Today: If adhered to, branded diets are 'similarly effective'

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 23:00
How does the Atkins diet compare to Weight Watchers at losing weight? A new meta-analysis suggests there is not much between them, as long as diets are followed for 12 months.