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Medical News Today: Electronic nose 'detects asthma subtypes in children'

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:00
A new study claims an electronic nose is able to detect asthma subtypes from the exhaled breath of children, potentially paving the way for personalized asthma treatments.

Medical News Today: Asthma risk reduced in babies sleeping on animal fur

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:00
A new study has found that sleeping on animal fur for the first 3 months of life could reduce the risk of babies developing asthma later in childhood.

Medical News Today: Ebola vaccine set for human trials after inducing long-term immunity in monkeys

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:00
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have developed a vaccine that they say promotes durable immunity in monkeys against Ebola virus. It is now entering human trials.

Medical News Today: Memory loss more common in people with blood type AB

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found that although people with blood type AB only make up 4% of the US population, those with this blood type are 82% more likely to develop memory problems.

Medical News Today: Everyday experiences may bring us unexpected joy in the future

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:00
A series of experiments from researchers at Harvard University suggest that the mundane moments in life may bring us pleasure when we rediscover them in the future.

Medical News Today: Cannabis-using adolescents 'commonly experience withdrawal symptoms'

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 23:00
Around 40% of cannabis-using adolescents being treated for substance use disorders displayed withdrawal symptoms - a sign of drug dependence, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Baseball pitchers: stronger core means less days lost to injury

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 23:00
An analysis of professional baseball pitchers finds that those with poor lumbopelvic control are prone to missing more days out of the season due to injury.

Medical News Today: Every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide, say WHO in call for global action

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:00
The World Health Organization say 800,000 people commit suicide every year, mostly in non-affluent countries, and calls for suicide prevention to be a higher global priority.

Medical News Today: FDA approve 'game-changing' drug for advanced melanoma

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:00
The Food and Drug Administration have approved a drug called Keytruda for the treatment of advanced melanoma. It works by targeting a protein that reduces immune system activity.

Medical News Today: Number of smoke-free homes has doubled in 20 years

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:00
Comparing data from the 2010-11 and 1992-93 Current Population Surveys, a new CDC report finds that twice as many homes in the US are smoke-free now compared with 20 years ago.

Medical News Today: TB strain identification via 'genetic barcode'

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 02:00
After analyzing over 90,000 gene mutations, scientists have devised a barcode that uses only 62 of them to identify any one of the strains of TB bacterium circulating in the world.

Medical News Today: Researchers uncover genetic network that 'fuels' aggressive form of leukemia

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have discovered a genetic network that fuels an aggressive form of leukemia and its precursor disease, MDS, opening the door to new treatments for the conditions.

Medical News Today: Potassium-rich foods could lower stroke risk in older women

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 23:00
A new study has found that older women eating higher amounts of potassium-rich foods may be less likely to have a stroke than those with less potassium-rich foods in their diets.

Medical News Today: Wearing a bra 'does not cause cancer'

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 23:00
In a new study, researchers claim to have disproved a 20-year rumor that wearing an underwire bra for 12 hours a day increases risk of breast cancer.

Medical News Today: Reduce sitting time to protect aging DNA, study suggests

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 07:00
Now we have more motivation to get off the sofa: a new study suggests that curbing the amount of time spent sitting could protect aging DNA, possibly prolonging lifespan.

Medical News Today: E-cigarettes 'may be a gateway to illicit drug use, addiction, conventional smoking'

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 07:00
A new report by researchers from CUMC suggests the nicotine in e-cigarettes may promote illicit drug use and addiction, and encourage conventional tobacco smoking.

Medical News Today: Why are many women at risk of ovarian cancer not aware of it?

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 07:00
The color teal in September represents Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This may be the most difficult women's cancer to detect and treat, yet many women are unaware of the risks.

Medical News Today: Polypill helps heart attack survivors take their meds, potentially saving lives

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:00
Heart attack survivors are more likely to keep to their medication regime when they take just one combined pill instead of three separate drugs, says a new international study.

Medical News Today: Good night's sleep may reduce sickness absence

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:00
People who sleep 7-8 hours a night are less likely to take time off work due to sickness, according to a new study of over 3,500 working-age men and women in Finland.