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Medical News Today: Scientists discover new way that ALS kills nerve cells

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 02:00
Scientists suggest the nerve-wasting disease ALS develops when a gene mutation impairs a protein called FUS that transports materials essential for nerve cells to thrive.

Medical News Today: Toxoplasma vaccine steps closer with new cell molecule discovery

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 02:00
A new study finds that p62 - a host cell molecule - could be the key to triggering the appropriate immune response required from an effective vaccine for Toxoplasma in humans.

Medical News Today: Exercise to maintain a healthy brain while aging

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 23:00
Experiments on mice have shown that blood-brain barrier deterioration is decreased in those that do aerobic exercise, and activity slows depletion of Apoe, a risk for Alzheimer's.

Medical News Today: Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 23:00
Respiratory syncytial virus is a viral infection that affects the lungs and respiratory tract. Learn about how respiratory syncytial virus can be diagnosed, treated and prevented.

Medical News Today: Reproductive factors may lower women's risk of early death

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 23:00
A new study has identified a number of reproductive factors - such as giving birth between the ages of 26-30 and breastfeeding - that may reduce a woman's risk for early death.

Medical News Today: Antibiotic use during pregnancy no longer a cause for concern

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 23:00
The use of macrolide antibiotics during pregnancy has been linked to a number of birth defects. This large-scale study hopes to put expectant mothers' concerns to bed.

Medical News Today: Aspirin: is it really a 'wonder drug'?

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 08:00
Aspirin is often hailed the 'wonder drug' due to its many potential health benefits. We take a look at these benefits, as well as the risks associated with the widely used drug.

Medical News Today: Sleep disturbances exacerbate dysfunction in Alzheimer's

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 07:00
Sleep disturbance and Alzheimer's are connected; a new study shows that sleep disruption can contribute to memory and learning loss.

Medical News Today: Does your coffee contain mycotoxins?

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 06:00
After analyzing over 100 samples of commercial coffee, researchers have found the presence of mycotoxins at levels above those that are legally allowed.

Medical News Today: Researchers find novel way to boost immune response to vaccines

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 02:00
In antigen-based vaccines, a stronger immune response occurs when the accompanying adjuvant booster molecules have a particular chemical and spatial arrangement, a new study shows.

Medical News Today: Around 60 Americans will die early because of Volkswagen emissions cheat

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 02:00
Extrapolating the excess pollution allowed by the Volkswagen emissions cheat and the health risk factors it impacts across the US, it will cause 60 premature deaths, study says.

Medical News Today: Prescription painkiller addicts increasingly likely to abuse heroin

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 00:00
As the face of heroin abuse changes over the decades, drug users addicted to prescription painkillers are now more likely than ever to also abuse heroin.

Medical News Today: Memory complaints may indicate greater dementia risk decades later

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 23:00
Older women who complain of memory issues are more likely to be diagnosed with cognitive impairment nearly 20 years later, a new study suggests.

Medical News Today: Flu vaccine effectiveness reduced by use of statins

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 23:00
Two studies have shown that statins may reduce the effectiveness of flu vaccine, a finding which will particularly affect people aged over 65.

Medical News Today: Sing rather than talk to babies to keep them calm

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 08:00
Singing to babies may keep them calm much longer than talking to them, even if you do use baby talk, according to the findings of a new study.

Medical News Today: Married people recover better after heart surgery

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 07:00
A study finds that married people have 40% higher chance of a good outcome following cardiac surgery than those who are widowed, divorced or never married.

Medical News Today: TV viewing linked to increased risk of death from major causes

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 06:00
Watching TV for 3-4 hours per day increases risks of dying from eight major causes of death, making TV viewing a more important target for public health intervention.

Medical News Today: Some drivers with glaucoma overcome visual field loss by increasing scanning

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 02:00
A new study shows how some drivers with glaucoma safely passed a driving test by increasing visual scanning to compensate for loss of visual field.

Medical News Today: Nicotine helps suppress alcohol-induced sleepiness, study finds

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 02:00
New research suggests a reason many alcohol drinkers are also smokers is because nicotine suppresses the sleep-inducing effects of alcohol via a wake-promoting brain region.

Medical News Today: Scientists develop a more effective 'multitasking' flu vaccine

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 00:00
Adding synthetic fat molecules to the seasonal flu vaccine can activate both innate and adaptive immunity, making the vaccine much more effective, a new study suggests.