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Medical News Today: Melanoma shows improved regression with combination of PV-10 and checkpoint inhibitor

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:00
In a mouse model, PV-10 used alongside immune check point inhibitors improved melanoma regression and increased T cell activity, according to research presented at SITC's meeting.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover new gene for devastating form of epilepsy

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:00
Scientists have discovered a single mutation in a potassium ion channel gene underlies many unsolved cases of the devastating disorder progressive myoclonus epilepsy.

Medical News Today: WHO urge action on drowning - a 'leading killer' worldwide

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:00
The World Health Organization have issued a new report that calls for global action to prevent the 372,000 deaths every year due to drowning.

Medical News Today: Smoking in early teens linked to higher risk of severe menstrual cramps

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00
Chronic severe period pain is more common among women who began smoking before the age of 13 than those who have never smoked, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: Amoxicillin use linked to diarrhea and thrush

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 23:00
New research has found that the frequently prescribed antibiotic amoxicillin is associated with adverse effects that could well be under-reported.

Medical News Today: Specific brain neurons responsible for nicotine addiction

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 23:00
It was previously thought drug addiction results from two separate brain systems, but a new study suggests neurons in the reward system are active during both use and withdrawal.

Medical News Today: Just one 10-second kiss transfers 80 million bacteria

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:00
A new study examining oral microbiota finds that when couples kiss intimately at high frequencies, their salivary microbiota become similar.

Medical News Today: Preterm birth identified as leading cause of death in young children

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:00
Today is World Prematurity Day. A new study published in The Lancet reveals that preterm birth is now the leading cause of death worldwide among children under the age of 5 years.

Medical News Today: 'Blind spots' in DNA may conceal cancer genes

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 06:00
New research has located blind spots in DNA that may contain cancer-causing genes. They occur in parts of the genome that are not easy to decode with gene-reading technology.

Medical News Today: CDC: deaths from heart disease falling, except for certain types

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 02:00
Apart from heart disease caused by high blood pressure and irregular heartbeat, the overall rates of the condition in the US for 2000-2010 have fallen, finds a new CDC study.

Medical News Today: Energy drinks and kids: 'disproportionate' poison calls for young children

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00
Over 40% of reports to poison control centers in the US regarding energy drinks are for children under the age of 6, say researchers, who call for improved labeling of such drinks.

Medical News Today: Exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke linked to reduced blood vessel function

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 23:00
Breathing secondhand marijuana smoke may be as bad for health as exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke; researchers found it reduced blood vessel function in rats by 70%.

Medical News Today: Dementia risks rise with overuse of anti-stroke dual-drug combo

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 23:00
Patients with atrial fibrillation having long-term overtreatment with both antiplatelet and anti-clotting medication could have an increased risk of developing dementia.

Medical News Today: Antibiotic use in children linked to juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 23:00
Children exposed to antibiotics - specifically antibacterial medication - may be at higher risk of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Habitual running 'may protect against knee osteoarthritis, not cause it'

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 23:00
New research finds that people who engage in regular running may be less likely to develop knee osteoarthritis than non-runners, which contradicts some previous studies.

Medical News Today: Moderate alcohol benefits: only for 15% of population

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 23:00
A new study confirms that moderate alcohol consumption can protect against coronary heart disease, but only for the 15% of the population that have a particular genotype.

Medical News Today: Researchers discover type of toxic flame retardant in Americans for first time

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 23:00
By finding a way to test urine for phosphate biomarkers, researchers have identified a previously undiscovered toxic flame retardant - TCEP - in Americans.

Medical News Today: Study extols anti-prostate cancer effects of walnuts

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 07:00
A new mouse study suggests it is a component of walnuts themselves - not their omega-3 fatty acid content - that confers health benefits of slowing prostate cancer growth.

Medical News Today: Researchers identify new neurological disorder linked to Alzheimer's

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 07:00
Primary age-related tauopathy, or PART, is a neurological disorder identified in a new study. Like Alzheimer's, it causes memory impairment, but its brain pathology is different.

Medical News Today: Older Americans unversed in the Internet 'know less about health'

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 06:00
Internet literacy is tied to health literacy in older Americans, and many may find themselves sidelined by the digital divide where health knowledge is concerned, say researchers.