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Medical News Today: Type 2 diabetes: brown fat signalling pathway could yield new treatment

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 07:00
The discovery of a new mechanism that encourages glucose uptake in brown fat is being described as a 'major breakthrough' that could result in a potential cure for type 2 diabetes.

Medical News Today: Typhoid resistance gene surfaces in genome search

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:00
A new study shows people who carry a particular version of the HLA-DRB1 gene have natural resistance against typhoid fever; their immune system can recognize the invading bacteria.

Medical News Today: Drug options for IBS 'should be easier to navigate with new guideline'

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 02:00
The American Gastroenterological Association Institute's new guideline summarizes extensive evidence-based literature on drug treatments for managing irritable bowel syndrome.

Medical News Today: Hypertension medication linked with reduced ALS risk

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 00:00
A new study has found that the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors is associated with a reduced risk of developing the neurological disorder ALS.

Medical News Today: Could an explosive compound reduce hereditary hypertension risk for women?

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
Researchers from Germany found that an explosive compound called PETN lowered the systolic blood pressure of female rats born to parents with hypertension.

Medical News Today: UK hospitals 'should offer cessation support to all inpatients who smoke'

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:00
A study of British inpatients recommends that hospitals should offer routine smoking cessation support in an effort to drive down significant costs to the National Health Service.

Medical News Today: Laundry detergent pods 'pose serious poisoning risk to young children'

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 07:00
More and more households are using laundry detergent pods over traditional laundry powder, but a new study claims the pods pose serious harm to the health of young children.

Medical News Today: Statins 'reverse' Noonan syndrome learning disabilities

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 07:00
Widely prescribed as a treatment for high cholesterol, a new study suggests that statins can also reverse neurological symptoms of a syndrome previously thought to be untreatable.

Medical News Today: 'Easy-to-walk communities' linked to better cognition in older adults

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 06:00
A new study that investigates how the walkability of a community impacts on cognitive ability suggests more 'mentally complex' neighborhoods help keep the mind sharp.

Medical News Today: New WHO protocol on 'safe and dignified' Ebola burials

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 02:00
WHO issue a new protocol for the safe burial of people who die of Ebola virus disease that respects family needs and religious rites while also reducing risk of transmission.

Medical News Today: Researchers identify first molecular steps that lead to pancreatic cancer

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 02:00
A new study identifies a molecular starting point for the onset of pancreatic cancer, offering an early treatment target for a disease that is usually spotted too late.

Medical News Today: Physicians 'vital' in explaining smoking and bladder cancer link

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 00:00
A new study has identified physicians as key when it comes to explaining how tobacco use can cause bladder cancer, and they could help cancer survivors quit smoking.

Medical News Today: 'Invisible mice' may allow whole-organism imaging

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 23:00
Earlier this year, we reported on the creation of 'see-through' mice. Now, Japanese scientists have developed a similar technique to allow whole-organism imaging of mice.

Medical News Today: Cigar smoking 'may be just as harmful as cigarette smoking'

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 23:00
Cigar smoking exposes users to similar types of toxic and carcinogenic substances as cigarette smoking, according to a new study led by a researcher from the FDA.

Medical News Today: Meditation, group support linked to cellular benefits for breast cancer survivors

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 23:00
Mindfulness meditation or group support may offer cellular benefits for breast cancer survivors, according to new research; the activities could prevent telomere shortening.

Medical News Today: Compassion for one person may lead to aggression toward another

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 23:00
Researchers from the University at Buffalo find that compassion for one person may lead us to become aggressive toward another on their behalf, and it may be down to hormones.