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Medical News Today: Gold nanoparticles may improve radiation treatment for cancer

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 02:00
Lab tests show that tethering gold nanoparticles to peptides that seek out cancer cells can intensify the cancer-killing effect of radiation.

Medical News Today: Ebola virus 'no deadlier than it was 40 years ago,' say researchers

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00
Despite the current Ebola outbreak posing the highest number of deaths from the disease to date, researchers say the Ebola virus has not become any deadlier since its discovery.

Medical News Today: Marijuana extract for severe epilepsy - results from early trial

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 23:00
A small study has trialled a marijuana extract in people with severe epilepsy. Seizures decreased among the participants, though 6% stopped taking the drug after side effects.

Medical News Today: Potential new biomarker for aggressive prostate cancer identified

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 23:00
Scientists have discovered a new biomarker for prostate cancer that could help clinicians distinguish fast- and slow-growing tumors.

Medical News Today: 30-year-old Russian man volunteers for world's first human head transplant

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:00
Valery Spiridonov, a 30-year-old computer scientist with a rare genetic muscle wasting disease, is to become the first person to undergo the world's first human head transplant.

Medical News Today: Eating out 'raises risk for high blood pressure'

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:00
A new study is the first to show a link between eating away from home and increased risk for high blood pressure. The association was found to be particularly strong among men.

Medical News Today: Low birth weight may be linked to disability pension risk among men

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 06:00
Researchers believe low birth weight for men could be linked to an increased risk of transitioning to disability pension, particularly due to mental disorders.

Medical News Today: Study shows blood cells need nitric oxide to deliver oxygen

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 02:00
The respiratory cycle is a three-gas and not just a two-gas system of oxygen and carbon dioxide, shows new study that explains the role played by nitric oxide in oxygen delivery.

Medical News Today: Could your dog give you norovirus?

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 02:00
A new study provides strong clues that human norovirus can infect dogs, raising the possibility that dogs carrying the common stomach bug can infect humans.

Medical News Today: Flu vaccine rates fail to reflect increased complication risk in children with neurological disorders

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:00
Though children with neurological disorders are at higher risk of flu complications, flu vaccine rates in this population are comparable to those of healthy children.

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of tea?

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 23:00
Find out about the health benefits of tea including helping to beat stress, boosting cognitive function, decreasing cancer risk and reducing arthritis.

Medical News Today: Researchers identify brain signaling linked to 'cooties' and 'crush' phenomenons in children

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have identified increased activity in the amygdala brain region at time points when children experience the 'cooties' or 'crush' phenomenons.

Medical News Today: Making food more 'porous' could reduce its salt content

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 23:00
The initial results of ongoing research into reducing salt content in processed food suggests that making food more porous on a microstructural level could be helpful.