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Medical News Today: Cancer: New method tags elusive tumors for targeted therapy

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 06:00
Some tumors are difficult to target because their cells have no unique receptors to tag. Now, researchers reveal a way to manually introduce them.

Medical News Today: How to treat and prevent chigger bites

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 05:00
In this article learn what chiggers are, how to prevent being bitten, and how to treat a bite. What are the signs and symptoms of a chigger bite?

Medical News Today: What to Do If You Catch a Cold When Pregnant

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 23:00
Learn about how colds are treated during pregnancy and how they may be prevented. What are the similarities between cold and pregnancy symptoms?

Medical News Today: Calcium imbalance within brain cells may trigger Alzheimer's disease

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 23:00
New research examines the metabolism of brain cells and uncovers the calcium exchange mechanism that could lead to Alzheimer's disease.

Medical News Today: Abdominal fat may cause type 2 diabetes, heart disease

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 23:00
A new study finds that having a genetic predisposition to a higher waist-to-hip ratio adjusted for BMI is linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Medical News Today: Too much soda may raise children's risk of fatty liver disease

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 07:00
Consuming high amounts of fructose - particularly from sweetened drinks - has been linked to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in children and adolescents.

Medical News Today: Type 1 diabetes: Reprogramming liver cells may lead to new treatments

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 06:00
For the first time, scientists show it is possible to reprogram liver cells into pancreatic precursor cells by changing the expression of a single gene.

Medical News Today: Sickle Cell Disease: Overview, Symptoms, and Causes

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 05:00
What does sickle cell disease do to the body and what are the possible complications? How is it diagnosed and what treatment options are available?

Medical News Today: Jock Itch: Causes, Treatments, and Remedies

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 23:00
What is jock itch? How is it diagnosed, are there any risk factors, when should a doctor be consulted, and what lifestyle tips may help to prevent it?

Medical News Today: New clinical guideline issued for treating low back pain

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 23:00
The American College of Physicians have just issued their clinical practice guideline for the noninvasive treatment of nonradicular low back pain.

Medical News Today: Mediterranean diet enriched with virgin olive oil may protect the heart

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 23:00
New research suggests that a Mediterranean diet rich in virgin olive oil may boost the cardioprotective benefits of HDL 'good' cholesterol.

Medical News Today: Snow shoveling may increase risk of heart attack in men

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 08:00
New research finds associations between heavy, long-lasting snowfall and an increased risk of myocardial infection in men. Snow shoveling may be the cause.

Medical News Today: Dr. Virginia Apgar: Changing perceptions in medicine

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 07:00
In the first of a series on female role models in medicine, we look at the life and legacy of Dr. Virginia Apgar - the creator of the Apgar score.

Medical News Today: Obesity may raise heart risk by triggering harmful immune response

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 06:00
New research suggests that obesity caused by a high-fat diet increases immune system T cells, resulting in inflammation that raises cardiovascular risk.

Medical News Today: Tinea Versicolor: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 05:00
What is tinea versicolor? In this article, learn about how tinea versicolor is diagnosed, what the risk factors are, and how it may be prevented.

Medical News Today: Exposure to nicotine before and after birth causes hearing difficulties in children

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 23:00
A new mouse study investigates the neurological impact of perinatal exposure to nicotine. The findings suggests nicotine impacts the offspring's hearing.

Medical News Today: Inhalers for COPD: What Types Are There?

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 23:00
What are the different types of COPD inhalers available and how do they affect the body? What are the possible risks and side effects?

Medical News Today: Aspirin increases pregnancy rate in women with inflammation

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 23:00
A new study examines the effect of a low dose of daily aspirin in women who are trying to conceive and have chronic, low-grade inflammation.

Medical News Today: Cold or Allergies? How to Tell the Difference

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 05:00
What are the similarities between allergies and colds, and what are the durations of symptoms? How do treatments differ? When should a doctor be seen?

Medical News Today: How does our brain process fear? Study investigates

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 23:00
Using scenes from horror movies, a new study examines the neural pathways responsible for processing fear and anxiety in the human brain.