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Medical News Today: Suicide prevention drug steps closer with enzyme discovery

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 08:00
A variant of the enzyme ACMSD is more prevalent in patients with suicidal behavior, a study finds, and targeting it could help prevent suicidal attempts.

Medical News Today: Cholesterol-lowering gene variants linked to greater type 2 diabetes risk

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 07:00
A study questions the safety of cholesterol-lowering drugs, after finding a number of gene variants mediated by the drugs may raise type 2 diabetes risk.

Medical News Today: New drug target for asthma, autoimmune disorders identified

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 06:00
Researchers discover the cell surface protein PD-1, an existing drug target for some cancers, could also be a target for autoimmune disorders like asthma.

Medical News Today: How Does Stress Affect My Cholesterol Levels?

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 23:00
What exactly does stress mean? What is cholesterol? This article will examine these questions as well as the relationship between the two.

Medical News Today: 'Breakthrough' discovery could help beat nicotine addiction

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 23:00
Scientists have crystallized a protein that is expected to reveal how nicotine affects the brain. The breakthrough could lead to new treatments.

Medical News Today: 'One-punch' universal flu vaccine in development

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 23:00
Antibodies can train the immune system to detect part of the flu virus that stays the same, which could pave the way toward a universal flu vaccine.

Medical News Today: Cancer not mainly down to 'bad luck,' finds stem cell study

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 08:00
A 2015 study claimed most cancer cases are down to random DNA mutations accumulated over time, but new research suggests this is not the case.

Medical News Today: How caffeine could help slow Parkinson's disease

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 07:00
Researchers have created two caffeine-based compounds that they say could halt the development of protein clumps associated with Parkinson's disease.

Medical News Today: Zika: Could virus spread via contact with sweat, tears?

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 06:00
Doctors discuss a rare case of a patient who died from Zika virus and the possibility of transmission to a second patient via contact with sweat and tears.

Medical News Today: Mindfulness meditation helps to control emotions, says study

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 23:00
Brain studies suggest that mindfulness meditation can help to control negative emotions, even in people who are not 'mindful' by nature.

Medical News Today: Stroke vs. Heart Attack: How to Tell the Difference

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 23:00
Heart attacks and strokes share many similarities, but are very different life-threatening medical emergencies. Knowing the differences is crucial.

Medical News Today: Are you attractive? It might depend on who you are with

Sun, 10/02/2016 - 23:00
How attractive we appear to others may fluctuate, a study shows, after finding people judge an individual's attractiveness by the people they are with.

Medical News Today: Alcohol and rapid antidepressants have same effects on the brain

Sat, 10/01/2016 - 23:00
New research finds alcohol affects the same brain pathways as fast-acting antidepressants, perhaps explaining why some people feel alcohol boosts mood.

Medical News Today: Exercise hormone sheds fat, 'helps people stay slender'

Sat, 10/01/2016 - 23:00
Scientists have found that the hormone irisin, which is released during exercise, may help the human body to shed fat and prevent fat from forming.

Medical News Today: Could coffee reduce women's risk of dementia?

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 23:00
Older women who consume at least 261 milligrams of caffeine daily - around two to three cups of coffee - may be at lower risk of dementia, study finds.

Medical News Today: 'Enhanced' environment boosts mouse immune systems

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 23:00
Breaking research demonstrates that spending time in a colorful, tactile, enhanced environment is enough to give mice's immune system a significant boost.

Medical News Today: Omega-3 could help prevent environmentally induced lupus

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 08:00
In mice susceptible to lupus, the omega-3 fatty acid DHA was found to prevent the lung-damaging effects that may arise with exposure to crystalline silica.

Medical News Today: Hypertension in children, teens linked to poorer cognitive skills

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 07:00
Researchers found that children and adolescents with high blood pressure performed worse on cognitive tests than those with normal blood pressure.

Medical News Today: How Does Prostate Cancer Affect Sex?

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 06:00
Men having treatment for prostate cancer can have problems with sex. Learn about what causes these problems and what treatments are available.

Medical News Today: Kidney cancer drug also attacks other cancers

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 06:00
Researchers show axitinib - a drug used against kidney cancer - may also be effective against several other cancers through a different cell mechanism.