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Medical News Today: Second US Ebola patient tests positive

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 02:00
A health worker who cared for a man who returned to the US infected with Ebola has tested positive for the deadly virus - making this the first case to develop inside the country.

Medical News Today: Could honeysuckle tea be used to combat flu viruses?

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found that a molecule within honeysuckle - a plant that has been used for a century in traditional Chinese medicine - directly targets influenza A viruses.

Medical News Today: Fecal capsules resolve Clostridium difficile infection in 90% of patients

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have discovered that treating patients with frozen encapsulated fecal matter can resolve diarrhea in 90% of patients with Clostridium difficile infection.

Medical News Today: Scientists watch proteins move on surface of HIV virus in real-time

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:00
For the first time, researchers have been able to watch the movements of proteins on the surface of the HIV virus. The discovery may lead to new HIV prevention strategies.

Medical News Today: A single yoga pose each day may improve spine curvature for scoliosis patients

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 23:00
A simple yoga pose, known as the side plank, performed for 1.5 minutes a day may reduce spine curvature in patients with scoliosis, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Creativity is not improved through cannabis use, claims study

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 23:00
Researchers from Leiden University in the Netherlands say that contrary to popular belief, smoking cannabis - particularly in high doses - does not improve creativity.

Medical News Today: Are near-death experiences real? New study investigates

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:00
In the world's largest study of mental awareness during resuscitation, researchers find evidence that near-death experiences could be real.

Medical News Today: Could loss of a hormone drive colon cancer?

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:00
If findings are verified, colon cancer may be the first cancer to be recognized as being driven by the loss of a hormone that is essential for maintaining colon cells.

Medical News Today: Type 1 diabetes breakthrough as stem cells make billions of human insulin cells

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:00
Scientists have successfully used human embryonic stem cells to make billions of pancreatic cells that produced insulin in response to glucose and eliminated diabetes in a mouse.

Medical News Today: Regular coffee or decaf? Drinking both may benefit the liver

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:00
The debate on whether decaf coffee confers the same health benefits as regular coffee has been put to rest - at least when it comes to lowering liver enzymes.

Medical News Today: Schizophrenia: shattering the stigma

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:00
For this year's World Mental Health Day, the theme is 'Living with Schizophrenia.' In line with this campaign, we investigate the stigma attached to the disorder.

Medical News Today: Molecule promises to speed up discovery of universal anti-Ebola drugs

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:00
A synthetic molecule that behaves like a critical piece of the Ebola virus that is conserved in current and future strains, shows promise as a drug discovery tool.

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer: high cholesterol, triglyceride levels may raise risk of recurrence

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
A new study finds that among men who underwent surgery for prostate cancer, those with high cholesterol and triglyceride levels were more likely to experience disease recurrence.

Medical News Today: Lung cancer can lie dormant for over 20 years

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have discovered that lung cancer can lie hidden for over 20 years before suddenly turning into an aggressive and active form of the disease.

Medical News Today: Does diabetes start in the brain?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:00
New research confirms previous suggestions that rising levels of amino acids in the brain are a precursor to onset of diabetes symptoms.

Medical News Today: RNA biomarker may lead to urine test for prostate cancer

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 07:00
Researchers have identified RNA molecules that are only detected in the urine and tissue of prostate cancer patients, potentially leading to new diagnostic options.

Medical News Today: CDC ramp up Ebola screening at five US airports

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 07:00
Following yesterday's tragic death of the first US Ebola patient, the CDC have ramped up screening at five airports, which receive nearly 95% of travelers from West Africa.

Medical News Today: Could grapefruit juice curb the effects of a high-fat diet?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 07:00
Researchers from the University of California-Berkeley find that mice fed a high-fat diet gain less weight and have better insulin tolerance when they drink grapefruit juice.

Medical News Today: Early detection of colorectal cancer may be possible with newly found biomarkers

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:00
Early detection is key to survival in people who develop colorectal cancer. Now, researchers have identified potential new biomarkers to test for the first signs of the disease.

Medical News Today: Nano-drug for dry eyes brings relief with less trouble

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:00
Drug-infused nanoparticles applied only once a week appear to be as effective at relieving dry eyes as the standard three-drops-a-day medication, according to a new study.