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Medical News Today: Rett Syndrome treatment may lie in targeting 'long genes'

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 02:00
A new study finds that the absence of MeCP2 protein - a hallmark of Rett Syndrome - disrupts the expression of long genes, suggesting these could be a treatment target.

Medical News Today: Physical activity may protect older people from brain damage

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 00:00
A new study has demonstrated that older people who remain physically active could be protecting themselves from brain damage associated with movement difficulties.

Medical News Today: Clinical trial secrecy: 'there are worse offenders than pharma'

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:00
Just 13.4% of all clincal trials that must give results to the public registry did so within the required 12 months, shows an analysis of the 5 years since a new transparency law.

Medical News Today: ¿Qué es una hernia? ¿Cuáles son los síntomas de una hernia?

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:00
Una protuberancia localizada en el abdomen o en la ingle, causada por una hernia es un problema común que puede a menudo ser inofensivo y no manifestar dolor.

Medical News Today: Swine flu virus in India 'has become more virulent' since 2009 outbreak

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:00
An analysis by MIT researchers finds that the 2014-15 swine flu outbreak in India may have been caused by a more virulent strain than the outbreak of 2009.

Medical News Today: The gut microbiome: how does it affect our health?

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 07:00
The tens of trillions of microbes that live in the gut have some important implications for health, but do you know what they are? We investigate.

Medical News Today: Avoid 'overvaluing' your child to prevent narcissism

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 06:00
'Emotional warmth' in parenting is the key to making sure your children grow up full of self-esteem, rather than narcissism, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Study finds 17% of college students misuse ADHD drugs

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 06:00
A recent study reports that 1 in 6 college students in the US misuse common medication originally prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Medical News Today: Sleep apnea tied to higher risk of road traffic accidents

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 02:00
A new study suggests drivers with obstructive sleep apnea have an increased risk of road traffic accidents and that the risk reduces if they are receiving CPAP treatment.

Medical News Today: Engineered nanoparticles may get past current water treatment methods, says study

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 02:00
A new study raises concerns that current water treatment methods may not adequately remove engineered nanoparticles that are increasing in production and use.

Medical News Today: Sugar industry 'behaved like tobacco industry' over dental harms

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:00
Undue influence by the sugar industry on US dental health policy has been alleged as part of an investigation into insider documents from the 1960s.

Medical News Today: Mix of stress, depression 'raises heart attack, death risk in heart disease patients'

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:00
Patients with coronary heart disease who experience high levels of both stress and depression may be at much higher short-term risk of heart attack or death, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Study identifies genetic markers of PTSD linked to immune system reponse

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:00
An analysis of blood samples from US Marines led to the discovery of genetic markers associated with PTSD that are linked to the innate immune system and interferon signaling.

Medical News Today: FDA warn Chantix could affect patients' alcohol tolerance

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 07:00
People taking the smoking cessation drug are advised to reduce the amount of alcohol they drink until they know how Chantix affects their capacity to tolerate alcohol.

Medical News Today: A 'big first step' toward slowing the aging process with new class of drugs

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have identified a new class of drugs - senolytics - that dramatically reduced the effects of aging in mouse models. The team says the drugs show promise for human use.

Medical News Today: Brain protein 'can suppress binge drinking'

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 06:00
A new study has identified a naturally occurring protein in the brain that suppresses binge drinking behavior. The protein could form the basis of new drug treatments.