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Medical News Today: Cheap anti-malaria drug shows promise against colorectal cancer

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 02:00
Artesunate - a cheap and commonly used anti-malaria drug - shows promising results in a pilot study that tested it on colorectal cancer patients before tumor-removal surgery.

Medical News Today: 'Medium' daily exercise tied to lower risk of Parkinson's disease

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 02:00
A new study finds medium amounts of daily physical exercise from doing chores, commuting and leisure pursuits is associated with a reduced risk of developing Parkinson's disease.

Medical News Today: Police face vastly increased sudden cardiac death risk in stressful situations

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:00
Researchers find that situations such as altercations, chases and restraining suspects led to a 30-70 times higher risk of sudden cardiac death in American police officers.

Medical News Today: Genetically low vitamin D levels linked to all-cause mortality

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 23:00
People with genetically low concentrations of vitamin D may be at increased risk of all-cause mortality, but not cardiovascular mortality, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Could the next Ebola-like virus outbreak be on the horizon?

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 23:00
A new study provides the first evidence that a family of deadly viruses - known as henipaviruses - may have jumped from bats to humans in Africa.

Medical News Today: Heart disease: stressed women more likely to have reduced heart blood flow

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 07:00
New research presented at the AHA's Scientific Sessions 2014 suggests mental stress reduces blood flow to the hearts of female coronary heart disease patients more than men.

Medical News Today: Controversial cholesterol-lowering drug 'vindicated' in global study

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 07:00
A large study has found that the cholesterol-lowering ezetimibe, taken in combination with a statin, is beneficial for patients at high risk for heart disease or stroke.

Medical News Today: Hand soap antimicrobial linked to cancer and liver fibrosis

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 06:00
Researchers say an agent found in shampoo, hand soap and other personal hygiene products - triclosan - caused liver fibrosis and cancer in mice, and it could pose a risk to humans.

Medical News Today: Melanoma shows improved regression with combination of PV-10 and checkpoint inhibitor

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:00
In a mouse model, PV-10 used alongside immune check point inhibitors improved melanoma regression and increased T cell activity, according to research presented at SITC's meeting.

Medical News Today: Scientists discover new gene for devastating form of epilepsy

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:00
Scientists have discovered a single mutation in a potassium ion channel gene underlies many unsolved cases of the devastating disorder progressive myoclonus epilepsy.

Medical News Today: WHO urge action on drowning - a 'leading killer' worldwide

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:00
The World Health Organization have issued a new report that calls for global action to prevent the 372,000 deaths every year due to drowning.

Medical News Today: Smoking in early teens linked to higher risk of severe menstrual cramps

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:00
Chronic severe period pain is more common among women who began smoking before the age of 13 than those who have never smoked, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: Amoxicillin use linked to diarrhea and thrush

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 23:00
New research has found that the frequently prescribed antibiotic amoxicillin is associated with adverse effects that could well be under-reported.

Medical News Today: Specific brain neurons responsible for nicotine addiction

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 23:00
It was previously thought drug addiction results from two separate brain systems, but a new study suggests neurons in the reward system are active during both use and withdrawal.

Medical News Today: Just one 10-second kiss transfers 80 million bacteria

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:00
A new study examining oral microbiota finds that when couples kiss intimately at high frequencies, their salivary microbiota become similar.

Medical News Today: Preterm birth identified as leading cause of death in young children

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 07:00
Today is World Prematurity Day. A new study published in The Lancet reveals that preterm birth is now the leading cause of death worldwide among children under the age of 5 years.

Medical News Today: 'Blind spots' in DNA may conceal cancer genes

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 06:00
New research has located blind spots in DNA that may contain cancer-causing genes. They occur in parts of the genome that are not easy to decode with gene-reading technology.

Medical News Today: CDC: deaths from heart disease falling, except for certain types

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 02:00
Apart from heart disease caused by high blood pressure and irregular heartbeat, the overall rates of the condition in the US for 2000-2010 have fallen, finds a new CDC study.

Medical News Today: Energy drinks and kids: 'disproportionate' poison calls for young children

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:00
Over 40% of reports to poison control centers in the US regarding energy drinks are for children under the age of 6, say researchers, who call for improved labeling of such drinks.

Medical News Today: Exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke linked to reduced blood vessel function

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 23:00
Breathing secondhand marijuana smoke may be as bad for health as exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke; researchers found it reduced blood vessel function in rats by 70%.