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Medical News Today: Antibiotic resistance: Skin infection prevention treatment helps battle 'superbugs'
A new therapy has been developed to prevent skin infections through open wounds in hospitals and protect against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Scientists hope that new findings about variations in HIV antibody profiles may help in the search for a successful vaccine to prevent the disease.
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.
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.
Researchers have uncovered a mechanism by which a hormone system that controls blood pressure can also promote weight gain, causing obesity.
Researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory demonstrate a drug therapy that suppresses antioxidants, resulting in the death of pancreatic cancer cells.
A new study opposes the idea that non-celiac gluten sensitivity does not exist, after identifying a biological explanation for the condition.
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.
Learn all about the health benefits and nutritional content of okra. As well as the benefits, this article offers some okra recipe suggestions.
A new app helps doctors learn to assess and detect skin cancer at early stages, lowering risks and reducing unnecessary referrals.
Learn all about hiatal hernias, where part of the stomach pushes through the diaphragm. This page looks at hiatal hernia causes, symptoms, and treatment.
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.
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.
Thanks to donations from 2014's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, researchers reveal they have discovered a new gene that contributes to ALS development.
Apollo astronauts who flew in deep space are more likely to die of cardiovascular problems, possibly because of radiation exposure.
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.
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.
Resveratrol - a chemical found in certain plant-based foods - helps researchers understand more about the damaging immune response in Alzheimer's brains.
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.
New research shows the metabolic benefit of ketone metabolism to athletes during aerobic exercise through the consumption of a ketone drink.