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Medical News Today: Kids losing autism diagnosis may still need educational support

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 06:00
Researchers assessing children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder whose social and cognitive symptoms resolved found that many still required additional educational support.

Medical News Today: WHO call for harder push to meet global vaccination targets

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 02:00
One in 5 children globally still do not receive routine vaccinations. Closing this gap would prevent 1.5 million deaths a year from avoidable diseases, say WHO.

Medical News Today: Scientists identify key protein in immune response to allergies and worms

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 02:00
Scientists have discovered a protein that plays a key role in the body's inflammation response to allergens and worms. The protein regulate genes without changing their DNA.

Medical News Today: The Lancet: surgery is not an option for two thirds of global population

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 00:00
Infectious diseases get most press as the big killers, but a medical journal's major campaign looks at a bigger world problem: deaths from operable conditions left without surgery.

Medical News Today: Form of permanent radiotherapy may prolong prostate cancer suvival, study finds

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 23:00
Compared with dose-escalated external beam radiotherapy, low-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy may prolong survival for patients with prostate cancer, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Breakthrough in 'editing' mitochondrial disease DNA

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 23:00
High percentages of mutated mitochondrial DNA can lead to severe and incurable diseases. The Salk Institute report success in designing enzymes to 'edit' out this mutated DNA.

Medical News Today: Could extra sleep improve memory for people with Alzheimer's?

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 23:00
In fruit flies with Alzheimer's-like memory abnormalities, researchers from Washington University in St. Louis found extra sleep restored their ability to make new memories.

Medical News Today: Final trial results for world's most advanced malaria vaccine published

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 23:00
Data for the final trial of the world’s first malaria vaccine to reach phase 3 of clinical testing have been announced. Scientists suggest that the vaccine conveys a clear benefit.

Medical News Today: Researchers reveal how breast milk protects against severe intestinal disease in preterm infants

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:00
Johns Hopkins researchers have found breast milk protects preterm babies against an intestinal disease called necrotizing enterocolitis, thanks to a protein called EGF.

Medical News Today: Ovary removal linked with 62% reduction in BRCA1-related breast cancer deaths

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:00
The benefits of oophorectomy, the procedure to remove the ovaries, are confirmed in a new study published in JAMA Oncology that examines survival among breast cancer patients.

Medical News Today: Parents' concerns key for early autism diagnosis, say researchers

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:00
A new study finds parents of children diagnosed with autism picked up on signs of the condition as early as 6 months, highlighting their key role in early diagnosis.

Medical News Today: Could tapeworm drug be used to treat MRSA?

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:00
A study has found that two closely related drugs - one already used in people to fight tapeworms - could be used to fight methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Medical News Today: Elevated levels of glutamate and serotonin may drive intense aggression

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 06:00
A study of aggression in mice finds that high levels of glutamate are produced in the brain during aggressive behavior, which also results in heightened levels of serotonin.

Medical News Today: Simple strategy could revive first-line antibiotics

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 02:00
A dosing regimen based on a single, simple metric - the recovery time of the pathogen - could eliminate an otherwise resistant strain of bacteria, a new study shows.

Medical News Today: Scientists 'incredibly excited' by asthma treatment breakthrough

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 02:00
Using mouse models and human cells, scientists have for the first time uncovered a potential root cause of asthma and shown that an existing drug could reverse all symptoms.

Medical News Today: Long-term air pollution exposure linked to brain damage

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 00:00
People exposed to fine particulate matter long term may experience brain damage linked to age-related cognitive impairment and other neurological conditions, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Major depression leaves a metabolic signature

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have discovered that depression can lead to metabolic changes. These changes could indicate the body's way of coping with major environmental stressors.

Medical News Today: Moderate alcohol benefits vary by race and sex, finds huge US survey

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 23:00
Examining drinking habits and death rates across a large sample of black and white Americans of both sexes, a new study finds benefits vary between groups.

Medical News Today: Coffee 'could halve breast cancer recurrence' in tamoxifen-treated patients

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 07:00
Consuming at least two cups of coffee a day could halve the risk of recurrence in patients diagnosed with breast cancer who are treated with tamoxifen, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: How do race and ethnicity influence childhood obesity?

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 07:00
We take a brief look at why childhood obesity is more prevalent among certain racial and ethnic groups, and what action might be taken to address this disparity.