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Medical News Today: Mobilize survivors to contain Ebola, experts argue

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 23:00
Ebola survivors may play a vital role in containing Ebola, suggest experts, by training as caregivers and community mediators, as they are largely immune from reinfection.

Medical News Today: Injectable, self-assembling structures 'could fight cancer'

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 07:00
Harvard researchers report success in using self-assembling, biodegradable mesoporous silica rods - loaded with immune system-triggering drugs - to treat disease in mice.

Medical News Today: Preeclampsia during pregnancy and child's autism risk linked

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 07:00
A large population-based, case-controlled study finds a link between children diagnosed with autism and their mothers experiencing preeclampsia during pregnancy.

Medical News Today: Age-linked gene changes underlie therapy-related leukemia in cancer patients

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 06:00
New study finds - contrary to current thinking - a leukemia that can follow cancer treatment is linked to age-related gene mutations in cells that resist treatment then multiply.

Medical News Today: Malaria gains 'at risk' in Ebola-affected countries, says WHO report

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 02:00
WHO say malaria deaths have fallen dramatically worldwide - with more countries moving towards elimination. However, nations affected by the Ebola virus risk losing their gains.

Medical News Today: BPA bottle and can lining could increase blood pressure

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 00:00
Exposure to bisphenol A, found commonly on the inner coating of cans and in plastic bottles, has been associated with increased blood pressure in a new study.

Medical News Today: Young users of hookah and snus 'more likely to take up cigarettes'

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:00
A new study finds that teenagers and young adults are more likely to begin smoking cigarettes if they experiment with hookah pipes or smokeless tobacco.

Medical News Today: HPV vaccination not linked with risky sexual behavior among teenage girls

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 23:00
Sexual behavior of teenage girls does not appear to be affected by routine human papilloma virus vaccination, according to a large study published in CMAJ.

Medical News Today: Obesity-contributing hormone identified

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 07:00
Researchers have found that a specific hormone is elevated in obese individuals, inhibiting 'good' brown fat activity and increasing obesity and diabetes risks.

Medical News Today: Why myth-busting vaccination fears is trickier than you might think

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 07:00
Testing the value of corrective information against misinformation, researchers found that myth-busting information on vaccine safety did not make people more likely to vaccinate.

Medical News Today: Hodgkin lymphoma responds to immunotherapy

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 06:00
Two trials show promising results in Hodgkin lymphoma patients treated with immunotherapy drugs that helped their immune system recognize and attack their blood cancer.

Medical News Today: Promising anti-malaria compound destroys parasite quickly

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 02:00
A compound that gets the immune system to rapidly eliminate only red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite and leave uninfected ones alone shows promise in a mouse study.

Medical News Today: 'Obesity can reduce life by up to 8 years'

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 23:00
Using a disease-simulation model based on NHANES data, researchers have calculated that obesity can cause people to lost up to 8 years of life, as well as 19 years of healthy life.

Medical News Today: Most elderly breast cancer patients receive unnecessary radiation

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 23:00
A new study reports that almost two-thirds of elderly women with breast cancer are receiving radiation treatments, when trial data supports the omission of such therapy.

Medical News Today: Studies link metabolic syndrome to urinary problems

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 23:00
In two new studies, researchers find metabolic syndrome may be linked to lower urinary tract symptoms, but that weight loss surgery could reduce the risk of such symptoms.

Medical News Today: Researchers link vitamin D deficiency to seasonal affective disorder

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 23:00
In a new study, researchers hypothesize that vitamin D deficiency may be a driver of seasonal affective disorder - a form of depression that strikes during winter months.

Medical News Today: Eating more green vegetables may aid heart health, reduce risk of obesity, diabetes

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 23:00
In three new studies, researchers from the UK find that nitrate - a chemical found in green vegetables - may aid heart health and reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes.

Medical News Today: Does educational attainment affect risk of opioid and stimulant abuse?

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 23:00
While college-attending Americans are more likely to abuse stimulants than their peers, non-college attending young adults are more likely to abuse opioids, according to a study.

Medical News Today: Activating cannabinoid brain receptors could replace marijuana for anxiety treatment

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 23:00
Researchers say they have found a way to activate cannabinoid receptors in the brains of mice and reduce depressive- and anxiety-like behaviors, without the use of marijuana.

Medical News Today: Congenital heart disease: 3D-printed hearts could lower surgeries in children

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 07:00
Speakers at the EuroEcho-Imaging 2014 conference highlight the benefits offered by studying 3D-printed models of individual patients' hearts when planning interventions.

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