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Medical News Today: Antibiotic resistance: Skin infection prevention treatment helps battle 'superbugs'

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 23:00
A new therapy has been developed to prevent skin infections through open wounds in hospitals and protect against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Medical News Today: People who produce powerful HIV antibodies have specific immunological profile

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 23:00
Scientists hope that new findings about variations in HIV antibody profiles may help in the search for a successful vaccine to prevent the disease.

Medical News Today: Pharmacy on the go: Programmable device produces vaccines on demand

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 23:00
A device that acts as a portable pharmacy for use in remote areas of the world has been developed as a cost-effective solution for on-demand treatments.

Medical News Today: Everything You Need to Know About the Pap Smear

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about the Pap smear, a screening tool to detect cervical cancer cells. This article looks at Pap smear results and what age you should have one.

Medical News Today: How a blood pressure hormone can cause weight gain

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 23:00
Researchers have uncovered a mechanism by which a hormone system that controls blood pressure can also promote weight gain, causing obesity.

Medical News Today: Antioxidant suppression eradicates pancreatic cancer cells

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 08:00
Researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory demonstrate a drug therapy that suppresses antioxidants, resulting in the death of pancreatic cancer cells.

Medical News Today: Gluten sensitivity: Biological mechanism uncovered

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 07:00
A new study opposes the idea that non-celiac gluten sensitivity does not exist, after identifying a biological explanation for the condition.

Medical News Today: Locking doors in mental health hospitals does not lower suicide rate

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 06:00
Whether mental health care centers have a locked or open door policy does not appear to impact rates of absconding or attempting suicide, says a study.

Medical News Today: Okra: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 05:00
Learn all about the health benefits and nutritional content of okra. As well as the benefits, this article offers some okra recipe suggestions.

Medical News Today: App trains healthcare professionals to detect early stage skin cancer

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 23:00
A new app helps doctors learn to assess and detect skin cancer at early stages, lowering risks and reducing unnecessary referrals.

Medical News Today: What is a Hiatal Hernia?

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about hiatal hernias, where part of the stomach pushes through the diaphragm. This page looks at hiatal hernia causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's drug shows promise for patients in phase III trial

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 23:00
Researchers complete the first ever phase III trial of a drug that reduces formation of tau 'tangles' in the brain, offering hope to Alzheimer's patients.

Medical News Today: Just 1 hour of exercise offsets health risks of prolonged sitting

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 08:00
A study analyzing trends in global physical activity finds that health risks associated with sitting for 8 hours can be eliminated by 1 hour of exercise.

Medical News Today: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fuels novel gene discovery

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 07:00
Thanks to donations from 2014's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, researchers reveal they have discovered a new gene that contributes to ALS development.

Medical News Today: Apollo astronauts more prone to cardiovascular problems

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 06:00
Apollo astronauts who flew in deep space are more likely to die of cardiovascular problems, possibly because of radiation exposure.

Medical News Today: Poison Oak: Identifying and Treating this Poisonous Plant Rash

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 05:00
Learn all about poison oak and the itchy rashes that it can cause. This article looks at treatment for rashes and how to identify poison oak.

Medical News Today: Just 1 minute of secondhand marijuana smoke impairs blood vessel function

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 23:00
Researchers identified impaired blood vessel function in rats exposed to secondhand marijuana for just 1 minute, and it took 90 minutes to recover from it.

Medical News Today: Resveratrol study offers new insight into Alzheimer's

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 23:00
Resveratrol - a chemical found in certain plant-based foods - helps researchers understand more about the damaging immune response in Alzheimer's brains.

Medical News Today: All You Need to Know About Flea Bites

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about flea bites, including what they look like, what symptoms they cause, and how to tell the difference between a flea bite and a bed bug bite.

Medical News Today: Ketone drink may help athletes unlock greater human metabolic potential

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 08:00
New research shows the metabolic benefit of ketone metabolism to athletes during aerobic exercise through the consumption of a ketone drink.

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