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Medical News Today: Deep brain stimulation as OCD treatment: new guideline

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 07:00
A research team has produced a systematic review of the evidence for deep brain stimulation to treat OCD and a guideline for its clinical use.

Medical News Today: Brain differences in autistic males with early language delay

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 07:00
Comparing the brains of autistic men who did and did not experience delayed language onset in childhood, researchers have uncovered brain volume differences.

Medical News Today: Fighting superbugs with their own 'gene-editing' system

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 02:00
Engineers are developing a way to fight superbugs that uses their own gene-editing system to selectively kill the ones carrying genes that make them resistant to antibiotics.

Medical News Today: Potential new class of antibiotics found in old drug

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 02:00
Most antibiotics work by inhibiting a vital function in bacteria. Now, a new study shows how an existing anticonvulsant drug can prevent a key part of bacteria from forming.

Medical News Today: Inpatient statin use linked to better health outcomes after brain hemorrhage

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have found that the use of statins after a hospitalization for intracerebral hemorrhage is associated with improved health outcomes for patients.

Medical News Today: Should manufacturers of sports drinks, supplements sponsor sports?

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:00
Sports sponsorships from nutritional supplements and sports drinks companies should be scrapped due to lack of evidence that the products are beneficial, according to a new review.

Medical News Today: Maternal iron intake linked to offspring autism risk

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:00
Children whose mothers did not take iron supplements while pregnant are at significantly greater risk of autism, claim researchers, in the first study to link iron to autism risk.

Medical News Today: Metformin use linked to risk of low thyroid hormone levels

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 08:00
A new study links a common drug used for treatment of type 2 diabetes to a risk of low levels of thyroid hormone levels, potentially putting patients at cardiovascular risk.

Medical News Today: Impaired brain signaling pathway 'may be a cause of Alzheimer's'

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 07:00
Mayo Clinic researchers say a brain signaling defect in the Wnt pathway may be a cause of Alzheimer's, and boosting Wnt signaling could prevent the disease.

Medical News Today: What are the effects of climate change on health?

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 07:00
A new study, analyzing the effects of climate change on public health, argues that reduced combustion of fossil fuel may provide 'substantial health and economic benefits.'

Medical News Today: Ebola epidemic could gain 6,800 new cases by end of September

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 02:00
If new control measures are not implemented, the number of new cases in the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach as high as 6,800 by the end of September, say researchers.

Medical News Today: Dry-roasted peanuts more likely trigger for allergy

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 02:00
New study of mice finds dry-roasted peanuts are more likely to trigger allergy than raw peanuts, likely because dry roasting produces chemicals that prime the immune system.

Medical News Today: E-cigarettes 'not helping cancer patients to quit smoking'

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 23:00
Despite an increasing number of cancer patients turning to e-cigarettes to aid smoking cessation, a new study suggests that they could be having little effect.

Medical News Today: Mutations in gene linked to brain development 'may be a cause of autism'

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 23:00
Researchers have identified mutations in a gene linked to brain development that they believe may be a cause of severe autism. The gene is also linked to another related to speech.

Medical News Today: Plant-derived compound 'may effectively treat lupus with fewer side effects'

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 23:00
Researchers from the University of Houston, TX, say a plant-derived compound called CDDO halted development of lupus nephritis in mice and produced no significant side effects.

Medical News Today: Healthy humans 'harbor an average of five viruses'

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 23:00
Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, claim the human body harbors an average of five harmful viruses, including human papillomavirus and herpesvirus.

Medical News Today: World Alzheimer Report 2014: the key points

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 23:00
As September is World Alzheimer’s Month, we look at the core messages on dementia and risk reduction presented in Alzheimer’s Disease International's 2014 report.

Medical News Today: Researchers shed light on how breast implants may cause rare lymphoma

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 23:00
Although uncommon, researchers have found that some women who have breast implants develop a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. A new study provides clues as to why this is.

Medical News Today: Are wearable activity monitors equivalent to professional health advice?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 23:00
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have conducted an analysis of 13 consumer wearable activity monitors to see how they compare with clinical recommendations.

Medical News Today: One dose of antidepressants 'alters the brain within hours'

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 07:00
It is usually weeks before patients using antidepressants see improvements in symptoms. But a new study claims a single dose can trigger brain changes within 3 hours.

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