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Medical News Today: Down syndrome: what is the current focus of research?

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:00
In our follow-up to yesterday's Down Syndrome Awareness Month spotlight feature, we talk to some of the leading experts in Down syndrome research.

Medical News Today: Researchers identify source of HIV pandemic

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:00
Scientists say they have traced the origins of the HIV pandemic, claiming it began in Kinshasa - the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo - in the 1920s.

Medical News Today: An ingestible pill with needles could be the new form of injection

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:00
Would you swallow a pill with tiny needles? According to the developers of the new capsule, it could replace painful injections with no harmful side effects.

Medical News Today: Gut microbe may help screen for 'bubble boy disease' SCID

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 02:00
Babies with SCID - once referred to as 'bubble boy disease' - can die if the disease is not detected. Now, a mouse study suggests a gut microbe as a potential biomarker for it.

Medical News Today: Men: moderate weekly alcohol consumption could lower sperm quality

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:00
A new study finds that men who drink five or more units of alcohol per week - a moderate amount - have lower sperm quality then men who drink between one and five units.

Medical News Today: HIV rebounds in second baby thought to have been cured with early treatment

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:00
A new report published in The Lancet reveals that HIV has returned in a baby believed to have been cured of the virus with early antiretroviral therapy.

Medical News Today: 'Mini-strokes' lead to PTSD and other psychiatric disorders

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:00
A recent study found that around 30% of patients experiencing transient ischemic attacks went on to develop the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Medical News Today: Cognitive decline 'reversed with personalized treatment plan,' claims researcher

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:00
A researcher claims to have reversed cognitive decline in patients with memory loss through a novel, personalized treatment program incorporating diet and lifestyle changes.

Medical News Today: FDA address cybersecurity in medical devices

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:00
As interconnected systems and devices are becoming more common in the world of health care, the FDA have released cybersecurity recommendations for manufacturers of such devices.

Medical News Today: Do expectant moms receive adequate information on Down syndrome?

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:00
Down Syndrome Awareness Month: we investigate the - sometimes controversial - arguments surrounding pregnancy and the condition. Tomorrow, we look at advances in Down research.

Medical News Today: Fibromyalgia linked to decreased brain connectivity

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 02:00
The causes of fibromyalgia are unknown. Now a new study finds people with the chronic pain condition have decreased connectivity between pain regions and other parts of the brain.

Medical News Today: Anxiety, jealousy and moodiness linked to increased Alzheimer's risk in women

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00
A new study by researchers in Sweden claims women who are anxious, jealous and moody during middle-age may be at double the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Medical News Today: Is loss of smell a 'harbinger of death'?

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00
A new study has suggested that being unable to identify odors could be a more effective indicator of mortality in older adults than cancer, heart failure or lung disease.

Medical News Today: Solving the mystery of why colds cause asthma attacks

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 23:00
It has not previously been clear why rhinoviruses responsible for the common cold also cause asthma attacks. Now, researchers have pinpointed the molecular 'cascade' responsible.

Medical News Today: Smoking during pregnancy could damage sons' fertility

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:00
In the first comprehensive animal model to show how smoking during pregnancy can affect male offspring fertility, researchers say their findings have human implications.

Medical News Today: CDC confirm first case of Ebola in the US

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:00
The first case of Ebola in the US has been confirmed in a person who traveled from Liberia in West Africa to Dallas, Texas. Close contacts of the patient are being monitored.

Medical News Today: Breast cancer: are men the forgotten victims?

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:00
In the US, 2,360 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. But still, many people believe that it only affects women. We investigate the reasons why.

Medical News Today: New study challenges claims that low vitamin D causes type 2 diabetes

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:00
A large genetic study challenges claims of a causal link between people's levels of vitamin D and their chances of developing of type 2 diabetes.

Medical News Today: Lungs from donors who die from drowning, asphyxiation may be safe for transplant

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:00
Researchers claim transplanting lungs from donors who die from drowning or asphyxiation appears to be safe and may be a way of 'expanding the donor pool.'

Medical News Today: Healthy lifestyle nearly halves risk of diabetes during pregnancy

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 23:00
A healthy diet, regular exercise and quitting smoking could prevent nearly half of gestational diabetes cases for pregnant women, thus reducing the risk of future health problems.

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