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Medical News Today: Diagnosing deadly cancers earlier with 'lab-on-a-chip'

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:00
A lab-on-a-chip that tests for biomarkers in exosomes - small sacs of messages released by cells, including cancer cells - shows promise as a way to diagnose deadly cancers early.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover molecule that helps cancer cells evade immune system

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:00
A molecule that helps cancer cells avoid genetic damage may also help them avoid the mechanisms the immune system has for detecting and destroying malignant cells.

Medical News Today: Link found between tobacco use and sexually transmitted oral virus

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found a strong association between tobacco use and the development of human papillomavirus type 16 - a virus that is linked to mouth and throat cancer.

Medical News Today: Study finds half of hospitalized patients use antibiotics

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:00
Around 50% of hospitalized patients use antibiotics, according to the results of a 1-day survey from the CDC. Four antibiotics in particular were most commonly used.

Medical News Today: 1 in 10 schoolchildren 'require mental health interventions'

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:00
Schools have an important part to play in reaching children with mental health problems, argue child psychiatry experts writing in The Lancet.

Medical News Today: Novel, implantable device 'could slow, reverse heart failure'

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 07:00
A new, implantable device - called C-Pulse - has proved effective in improving quality of life and mobility for heart failure patients, and even reversed the condition for some.

Medical News Today: Heavy metal poisoning: probiotic could protect children, pregnant women

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 07:00
Researchers have developed a new kind of probiotic yogurt to protect against the effects of mercury and arsenic poisoning among pregnant women in a polluted region of Tanzania.

Medical News Today: Your daily sandwich may be chewing up nearly 50% of your sodium allowance

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 07:00
According to a new study, 49% of American adults eat a sandwich each day, and sandwiches comprise one fifth of total daily sodium intake.

Medical News Today: Scientists win Nobel prize for discovering brain's 'inner GPS'

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:00
One half of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to John O'Keefe and the other half to May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser for discovering the brain's inner positioning system.

Medical News Today: Barcoding tool for stem cells questions origin of blood cells

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 02:00
Scientists developing a barcoding tool for stem cells challenge the idea that stem cells provide daily supply of blood cells, saying it only happens after bone marrow transplant.

Medical News Today: Coffee drinking habits 'driven by genetics'

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:00
A genome-wide analysis of 120,000 regular coffee drinkers has identified six genes associated with the metabolic and neurological effects of caffeine.

Medical News Today: Prenatal BPA exposure could reduce children's lung functioning

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00
Prenatal exposure to the common chemical bisphenol A is linked to diminished lung functioning and persistent wheezing in children, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Adolescents with cerebral palsy 'not unhappy or unfulfilled,' study suggests

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00
Adolescents with cerebral palsy report having a similar quality of life as adolescents without the disorder, according to the findings of a new study.

Medical News Today: Melanoma studies dominate ESMO

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00
We report on the European Society for Medical Oncology 2014 meeting, which took place in Spain at the end of September and focused on melanoma studies.

Medical News Today: Scientists identify more than 400 genes that influence height

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 07:00
An international research team says they have identified 697 genetic variants in more than 400 genetic regions associated with height.

Medical News Today: Sharing 'extraordinary experiences' with others may socially alienate us

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 07:00
Though you may be keen to share the details of your latest amazing trip with friends, a new study suggests we may 'pay a surprising price for sharing experiences we covet most.'

Medical News Today: World first: baby born after womb transplantation

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 07:00
In a 'proof of concept' paper, a team from the University of Gothenburg report their success in womb transplantation, which has now resulted in a successful pregnancy and birth.

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.