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Medical News Today: More evidence that Neanderthals and modern humans overlapped

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:00
Artifacts recovered in Austria add to evidence that Neanderthals and modern humans co-existed for longer than previously thought and that humans coped well with different climates.

Medical News Today: HPV vaccine rates not linked to knowledge about it

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 02:00
A study finds neither increased parental nor adolescent knowledge about HPV or the vaccine resulted in higher rates of vaccination and questions usefulness of awareness campaigns.

Medical News Today: 'Increased risk of venous thromboembolism among NSAID users'

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:00
Venous thromboembolism - the condition that includes both deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism - has been linked to NSAID use in a new systematic review and meta-analysis.

Medical News Today: Memory complaints could be early indicator of future dementia risk

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:00
A recent study has found that people reporting memory complaints were more likely to develop dementia - such as Alzheimer's disease - several years later.

Medical News Today: Working long hours in low socioeconomic status jobs 'increases diabetes risk'

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:00
People with low socioeconomic status jobs who work over 55 hours a week are 30% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, compared with those who work fewer hours, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Airway muscle-on-a-chip 'simulates asthma in humans'

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:00
Researchers have created what they describe as an 'airway muscular chip' - a model that mimics muscle contraction in the human airway, offering a tool to test new drugs for asthma.

Medical News Today: Fruit and veg consumption tied to mental health

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:00
Though most of us know eating fruits and vegetables is good for our physical health, a new study suggests it is also good for our mental well-being.

Medical News Today: UK-based chemists report 'designer proteins' breakthrough

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:00
A team from the University of Leicester claims to have developed a new process for synthesizing amino acids, which may form the basis of new drugs to treat cancer and Alzheimer's.

Medical News Today: Worrying about job loss may increase first-time asthma risk

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 02:00
A new study of 7,000 German workers during the recent economic crisis finds that fears about job loss may boost new-onset asthma risk.

Medical News Today: CDC: Ebola cases in West Africa could exceed 550,000 by January

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 02:00
Assuming current trends continue, a CDC model estimates by January, Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone could reach over 550,000 or 1.4 million, if under-reporting is included.

Medical News Today: Organ donation: is an opt-in or opt-out system better?

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00
Researchers from the UK have investigated different systems of consent for organ donation across the world in an attempt to find out which policy is best.

Medical News Today: Diabetes rates in the US 'leveling off'

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:00
A new study from the CDC finds that between 2008 and 2012, diabetes prevalence and incidence rates plateaued, possibly because of slowing obesity rates.

Medical News Today: Tumor environments 'mimicked' in new microchip

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:00
A new microchip simulating the 'microenvironment' of a tumor may allow researchers to perfect a nanoparticle-based delivery system for cancer therapies.

Medical News Today: Could a blood test predict schizophrenia risk?

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 07:00
A new study suggests a blood test could predict which patients are at risk of developing schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis, meaning they could receive earlier treatment.

Medical News Today: Deep brain stimulation as OCD treatment: new guideline

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 07:00
A research team has produced a systematic review of the evidence for deep brain stimulation to treat OCD and a guideline for its clinical use.

Medical News Today: Brain differences in autistic males with early language delay

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 07:00
Comparing the brains of autistic men who did and did not experience delayed language onset in childhood, researchers have uncovered brain volume differences.

Medical News Today: Fighting superbugs with their own 'gene-editing' system

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 02:00
Engineers are developing a way to fight superbugs that uses their own gene-editing system to selectively kill the ones carrying genes that make them resistant to antibiotics.

Medical News Today: Potential new class of antibiotics found in old drug

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 02:00
Most antibiotics work by inhibiting a vital function in bacteria. Now, a new study shows how an existing anticonvulsant drug can prevent a key part of bacteria from forming.

Medical News Today: Inpatient statin use linked to better health outcomes after brain hemorrhage

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found that the use of statins after a hospitalization for intracerebral hemorrhage is associated with improved health outcomes for patients.

Medical News Today: Should manufacturers of sports drinks, supplements sponsor sports?

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:00
Sports sponsorships from nutritional supplements and sports drinks companies should be scrapped due to lack of evidence that the products are beneficial, according to a new review.