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Medical News Today: Test that differentiates between bacterial, viral infections in development

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 23:00
A test could be developed to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections after scientists identified two genes switched on in bacterial infections.

Medical News Today: Zika clone promises to assist vaccine development

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 23:00
Viruses are notoriously difficult to predict. A newly designed Zika clone might be the tool needed to produce a reliable vaccine and halt the pandemic.

Medical News Today: Autism risk increased with prenatal exposure to banned chemicals

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 08:00
Exposure to organochlorines - chemicals banned in the U.S. in the 1970s - in pregnancy may increase offspring's autism risk by 80 percent, study finds.

Medical News Today: The war on sugar: 'Children should consume fewer than 6 teaspoons daily'

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 07:00
A new statement from the American Heart Association recommends children aged 2-18 limit their added sugar intake to fewer than 6 teaspoons a day.

Medical News Today: Early indicator of esophageal cancer risk found in Barrett's cells

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 06:00
Testing genetic diversity of Barrett's cells in food pipe could give early indication of which people with Barrett's have higher risk of esophageal cancer.

Medical News Today: How to Deal with Fire Ant Bites

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 05:00
This article takes a look at fire ants and their bites, including information on symptoms, treatment, home remedies, and prevention.

Medical News Today: Is It Strep Throat? Pictures and Symptoms

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 23:00
How can you tell the difference between strep throat and other conditions that affect the throat? The symptoms and pictures in this article could help.

Medical News Today: Potential lung disease-causing fungi found in wind instruments

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 23:00
Wind instrument musicians are at an increased risk of a potential hazard dubbed 'bagpipe lung' that could lead to chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

Medical News Today: Gut bacteria, antibiotics, and the rise of type 1 diabetes

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 23:00
Antibiotics impact the type and number of bacteria found in a healthy gut. Could these changes be responsible for the mysterious rise of type 1 diabetes?

Medical News Today: Family, not friends, lowers death risk in older age

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 08:00
Having more family and feeling closer to relatives in older age was found to reduce mortality in a new study, but the same could not be said for friends.

Medical News Today: Brain cells restored by stem cell therapy following stroke, neurological diseases

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 07:00
In a new mouse study, researchers demonstrate how a stem cell therapy increases nerve cell production in mice with stroke-induced brain damage.

Medical News Today: Wearable sleep device may reduce PTSD risk in military

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 06:00
Makers of a wearable device present data suggesting it could help reduce risk of PTSD in military personnel by improving quality of sleep.

Medical News Today: Gallbladder Disease: What You Need to Know

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 05:00
The gallbladder can be affected by diseases such as gallstones and cholecystitis. Learn about their diagnosis, treatment, and prevention with this article.

Medical News Today: Thyroid Storm: What You Need to Know

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about thyroid storm, a life-threatening complication of hyperthyroidism. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

Medical News Today: Citrus fruit antioxidants may prevent chronic diseases caused by obesity

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 23:00
Flavanones, a type of antioxidant found in citrus fruits, may prevent chronic diseases caused by obesity: heart disease, liver disease, and diabetes.

Medical News Today: Job dissatisfaction has negative health effects by age 40

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 23:00
New research shows that job dissatisfaction early in careers impacts physical and mental health leading to depression, sleep problems, and excessive worry.

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