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Medical News Today: Potential 'obesity gene' discovered

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:00
Scientists have discovered a potential 'obesity gene,' according to a new study. When this gene was silenced in mice, a drastic reduction of white fat followed.

Medical News Today: Scientists probing molecular origins of Parkinson's disease highlight two proteins

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 02:00
Using a new approach to focus on relevant molecules, scientists discover two gene-regulating proteins that appear to protect neurons most affected by Parkinson's disease.

Medical News Today: Southern-style diet could increase risk of heart disease

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:00
Researchers found that people who followed the Southern diet had a 56% higher risk of heart disease than those who ate such foods less frequently.

Medical News Today: Existing class of drugs may halt Ebola, Marburg viruses

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 23:00
A new study proposes a way to halt Ebola and Marburg viruses is to block their entry into host cells - where they replicate - with a class of drugs already in common use.

Medical News Today: Teens with depression, bipolar at greater risk of heart disease

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 23:00
A scientific statement from the American Heart Association claims major depression and bipolar disorder should be considered risk factors for heart disease among adolescents.

Medical News Today: Liver disease drug could slow Parkinson's disease

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 08:00
A drug that has been used for decades to treat liver disease could be used to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease, according to researchers testing the drug on fruit flies.

Medical News Today: Shorter course of high-dose radiation therapy 'better for breast cancer patients'

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:00
Two new studies suggest a shorter course of radiation therapy at higher doses is less toxic for breast cancer patients than the conventional longer courses at lower doses.

Medical News Today: Better support for released offenders may reduce suicide risk

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 06:00
A new study claims greater support should be provided for offenders after release from prison as a way of reducing their risk of suicide.

Medical News Today: Brain injury recovery may be hampered by commonly used drugs

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 02:00
Researchers find that anticholinergics - drugs used to treat a range of common complaints from bladder problems to insomnia - could delay the recovery of brain injury patients.

Medical News Today: Patients at risk of clots may be missing out on life-saving treatment

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 00:00
A study conducted at a tertiary care cardiology center has found that many patients at high risk of blood clots are not being prescribed recommended treatment.

Medical News Today: How does religion affect the wellbeing of cancer patients?

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 23:00
A new systematic review has been published in which researchers assess the relationship between religion and spirituality and the wellbeing of patients with cancer.

Medical News Today: Music could help treat epilepsy

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 23:00
Researchers from Ohio State University found the brains of people with epilepsy respond differently to music, suggesting music could be used to help treat the disorder.

Medical News Today: Resistance to hearing loss treatment can lead to depression

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 00:00
A study has identified that many people are running the risk of depression and anxiety by staying silent about hearing difficulties.

Medical News Today: More than 8 out of 10 adults admit to sexting, study finds

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 23:00
A study investigating the prevalence of sexual text messaging among adults reveals that the practice is commonplace within committed relationships.

Medical News Today: Nicotine-eating bacteria show promise as new anti-smoking therapy

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 00:00
Scientists working on a bacterial enzyme that seeks out and destroys nicotine before it reaches the brain say it shows promise as a drug to help people quit smoking.

Medical News Today: How a crime scene compound could help combat malaria

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 23:00
Researchers reveal a compound used at crime scenes to identify blood traces - called luminol - may also be effective for killing the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.

Medical News Today: Bodybuilding supplement overuse 'an eating disorder'

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:00
A new study of over-the-counter bodybuilding supplement use has found that many men who use these products are concerned with how often they use them.

Medical News Today: Students' health impacted by early school starts, say CDC

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 07:00
A new study has revealed fewer than 1 in 5 schools in the US start at the recommend time of 8.30 am. By starting school too early, students are not getting enough sleep.

Medical News Today: Topical drug leads to complete remission for some patients with rare skin lymphoma

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 06:00
Researchers reveal how a topical drug called resiquimod led to total remission for some patients with a cutaneous T cell lymphoma - a rare skin lymphoma.

Medical News Today: Clearance of Alzheimer's protein in brain reduces with age

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 02:00
Researchers find older brains take much longer to clear amyloid beta 42, the toxic protein that is the main ingredient of the plaques that clog up the brain in Alzheimer's disease.