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Medical News Today: Antibiotic resistance: how has it become a global threat to public health?

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:00
The world is now on the verge of a 'post-antibiotic era.' We look at how we have reached this point and what is being done to tackle antibiotic resistance.

Medical News Today: Could bee bacteria provide alternatives to antibiotics?

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 02:00
Researchers in Sweden show bacteria in fresh honey from bee stomachs can fight human bacteria - including drug-resistant strains - in the lab and heal persistent wounds in horses.

Medical News Today: Investigating why asthma sufferers struggle with respiratory viruses

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 02:00
Study finds a key immune response to viruses is intact in asthma sufferers, suggesting the reason they struggle with respiratory viruses must lie elsewhere in the immune system.

Medical News Today: Number of ER visits due to high blood pressure 'on the rise'

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:00
The number of visits to the emergency room as a result of high blood pressure significantly increased between 2006 and 2011, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: 'Cannabis use in adolescence has negative impact on education'

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:00
A new study has linked the frequent use of cannabis among adolescents with reduced educational attainment and other negative outcomes such as an increased risk of suicide attempts.

Medical News Today: Novel antibiotic shows potential for broad range of tough-to-treat infections

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:00
Research reported at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) reveals a new antibiotic has potential to fight Gram-negative pathogens.

Medical News Today: Long-term benzodiazepine use linked to increased Alzheimer's risk

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:00
A large, long-term study further investigates a previously suggested link between benzodiazepine use and increased risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Medical News Today: Gene 'may slow aging of entire body when activated in key organs'

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:00
Activating a gene called AMPK in the intestines of fruit flies appeared to slow the aging process in both the intestine and the brain, and vice versa, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Autism treatment in infancy 'may prevent further symptoms'

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:00
A researcher who has developed an autism therapy for infants claims that, by beginning treatment as soon as symptoms appear, full onset of symptoms can be avoided by age 3.

Medical News Today: 'Pocket doctor' phone app could measure Parkinson's progression

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:00
A new smartphone app presented yesterday at a science festival in the UK could allow smartphones to act as a 'pocket doctor,' spotting early signs of Parkinson's disease.

Medical News Today: Study shows 'mind-to-mind' communication in humans

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 02:00
For the first time, using advanced, non-invasive brain technologies, scientists demonstrate direct mind-to-mind transmission between two conscious humans 5,000 miles apart.

Medical News Today: Viruses can spread surprisingly quickly through buildings

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 02:00
A new study shows viruses can spread through buildings, offices and hospitals within hours, but commonly available quat-based disinfectants applied correctly can stop them.

Medical News Today: Omega-3 fish oil 'could reduce seizure frequency for epilepsy patients'

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:00
A new study by researchers from UCLA School of Medicine suggests consuming low doses of omega-3 fish oil each day could reduce the occurrence of seizures in patients with epilepsy.

Medical News Today: Affordable Care Act: insurance coverage has improved for young adults

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:00
The Affordable Care Act has led to increased health insurance coverage for young adults aged 19-25, but this has not led to a significant change in health status, a study finds.

Medical News Today: How do sex hormones influence autism risk?

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:00
A new study investigates why males are much more likely to have autism than females, by measuring estrogen receptor levels in the brain tissue of autism spectrum disorder patients.

Medical News Today: Hourly 5-minute walks 'reverse arterial damage caused by sitting'

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:00
Prolonged periods of sitting can reduce the function of arteries in the legs. A new study finds that this reduced function can be avoided by taking short walking breaks.

Medical News Today: Increased asthma risk for babies whose father smokes before conception

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:00
The first study to assess how fathers' pre-conception smoking habits can affect offspring finds a link between increased asthma risk in babies and the father's smoking history.

Medical News Today: Researchers trigger muscle repair in mice with muscular dystrophy

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:00
There is no treatment that halts disease progression in people with muscular dystrophy. But this could change, thanks to a discovery that could trigger muscle repair.