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Medical News Today: Gut takes care of friendly bacteria during illness

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 02:00
Mouse study shows the body - when sick - protects friendly gut bacteria and boosts resistance to pathogens, suggesting disruption of this may lead to chronic diseases like Crohn's.

Medical News Today: Tackling type 2 diabetes at its root shows promise

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 02:00
Stopping excess fat in the liver and muscles from interfering with cells' ability to respond to insulin and take up sugar could be a promising new way to tackle type 2 diabetes.

Medical News Today: Sleep disturbances, pain, disability, depression all linked in osteoarthritis

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
New research has explored the relationships between sleep, pain, disability and depressive symptoms within osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis.

Medical News Today: Are changes in fashion, tanning perceptions to blame for rising melanoma rates?

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
A new study claims cultural and historical factors over the past century, such as evolution of clothing trends and tanning perceptions, have contributed to rising melanoma rates.

Medical News Today: Scientists uncover structure, mechanisms of BRCA2 protein

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00
Mutations in the gene that encodes BRCA2 are known to increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancers. Now, researchers have uncovered the protein's structure and how it works.

Medical News Today: Could compound in red wine, grapes treat acne?

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found that resveratrol - a compound naturally found in red grapes - could be an effective treatment for acne, especially when combined with another medication.

Medical News Today: What kinds of exercise can boost long-term memory?

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 23:00
While previous studies have found that aerobic exercise over long periods can improve memory, new research suggests that resistance exercise may be even more beneficial.

Medical News Today: Delusion-prone people 'more likely to rush into decisions'

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:00
People who have a tendency to experience delusions are more likely to make a decision without gathering all the information needed to ensure it is the best one, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Alcohol more likely to induce 'social bravery' in men than in women

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:00
A new study suggests that alcohol may make men more sensitive than women to rewarding social behaviors, such as smiling. Could this contribute to problem drinking among men?

Medical News Today: Down syndrome: what is the current focus of research?

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:00
In our follow-up to yesterday's Down Syndrome Awareness Month spotlight feature, we talk to some of the leading experts in Down syndrome research.

Medical News Today: Researchers identify source of HIV pandemic

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:00
Scientists say they have traced the origins of the HIV pandemic, claiming it began in Kinshasa - the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo - in the 1920s.

Medical News Today: An ingestible pill with needles could be the new form of injection

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:00
Would you swallow a pill with tiny needles? According to the developers of the new capsule, it could replace painful injections with no harmful side effects.

Medical News Today: Gut microbe may help screen for 'bubble boy disease' SCID

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 02:00
Babies with SCID - once referred to as 'bubble boy disease' - can die if the disease is not detected. Now, a mouse study suggests a gut microbe as a potential biomarker for it.

Medical News Today: Men: moderate weekly alcohol consumption could lower sperm quality

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:00
A new study finds that men who drink five or more units of alcohol per week - a moderate amount - have lower sperm quality then men who drink between one and five units.

Medical News Today: HIV rebounds in second baby thought to have been cured with early treatment

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:00
A new report published in The Lancet reveals that HIV has returned in a baby believed to have been cured of the virus with early antiretroviral therapy.

Medical News Today: 'Mini-strokes' lead to PTSD and other psychiatric disorders

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:00
A recent study found that around 30% of patients experiencing transient ischemic attacks went on to develop the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Medical News Today: Cognitive decline 'reversed with personalized treatment plan,' claims researcher

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:00
A researcher claims to have reversed cognitive decline in patients with memory loss through a novel, personalized treatment program incorporating diet and lifestyle changes.

Medical News Today: FDA address cybersecurity in medical devices

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:00
As interconnected systems and devices are becoming more common in the world of health care, the FDA have released cybersecurity recommendations for manufacturers of such devices.

Medical News Today: Do expectant moms receive adequate information on Down syndrome?

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:00
Down Syndrome Awareness Month: we investigate the - sometimes controversial - arguments surrounding pregnancy and the condition. Tomorrow, we look at advances in Down research.

Medical News Today: Fibromyalgia linked to decreased brain connectivity

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:00
The causes of fibromyalgia are unknown. Now a new study finds people with the chronic pain condition have decreased connectivity between pain regions and other parts of the brain.