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Medical News Today: Electronic nose 'detects asthma subtypes in children'

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:00
A new study claims an electronic nose is able to detect asthma subtypes from the exhaled breath of children, potentially paving the way for personalized asthma treatments.

Medical News Today: Asthma risk reduced in babies sleeping on animal fur

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:00
A new study has found that sleeping on animal fur for the first 3 months of life could reduce the risk of babies developing asthma later in childhood.

Medical News Today: Ebola vaccine set for human trials after inducing long-term immunity in monkeys

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:00
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have developed a vaccine that they say promotes durable immunity in monkeys against Ebola virus. It is now entering human trials.

Medical News Today: Memory loss more common in people with blood type AB

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found that although people with blood type AB only make up 4% of the US population, those with this blood type are 82% more likely to develop memory problems.

Medical News Today: Everyday experiences may bring us unexpected joy in the future

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 23:00
A series of experiments from researchers at Harvard University suggest that the mundane moments in life may bring us pleasure when we rediscover them in the future.

Medical News Today: Cannabis-using adolescents 'commonly experience withdrawal symptoms'

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 23:00
Around 40% of cannabis-using adolescents being treated for substance use disorders displayed withdrawal symptoms - a sign of drug dependence, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Baseball pitchers: stronger core means less days lost to injury

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 23:00
An analysis of professional baseball pitchers finds that those with poor lumbopelvic control are prone to missing more days out of the season due to injury.

Medical News Today: Every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide, say WHO in call for global action

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:00
The World Health Organization say 800,000 people commit suicide every year, mostly in non-affluent countries, and calls for suicide prevention to be a higher global priority.

Medical News Today: FDA approve 'game-changing' drug for advanced melanoma

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:00
The Food and Drug Administration have approved a drug called Keytruda for the treatment of advanced melanoma. It works by targeting a protein that reduces immune system activity.

Medical News Today: Number of smoke-free homes has doubled in 20 years

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:00
Comparing data from the 2010-11 and 1992-93 Current Population Surveys, a new CDC report finds that twice as many homes in the US are smoke-free now compared with 20 years ago.

Medical News Today: TB strain identification via 'genetic barcode'

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 02:00
After analyzing over 90,000 gene mutations, scientists have devised a barcode that uses only 62 of them to identify any one of the strains of TB bacterium circulating in the world.

Medical News Today: Researchers uncover genetic network that 'fuels' aggressive form of leukemia

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have discovered a genetic network that fuels an aggressive form of leukemia and its precursor disease, MDS, opening the door to new treatments for the conditions.

Medical News Today: Potassium-rich foods could lower stroke risk in older women

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 23:00
A new study has found that older women eating higher amounts of potassium-rich foods may be less likely to have a stroke than those with less potassium-rich foods in their diets.

Medical News Today: Wearing a bra 'does not cause cancer'

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 23:00
In a new study, researchers claim to have disproved a 20-year rumor that wearing an underwire bra for 12 hours a day increases risk of breast cancer.

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