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Medical News Today: Researchers develop breath test that could predict, diagnose stomach cancer

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:00
Researchers have developed a test that they say could accurately diagnose stomach cancer or predict risk for the disease by analyzing an individual's exhaled breath.

Medical News Today: Drug withdrawal among babies rising 'due to prescription of opioids for mothers'

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:00
One of the first studies to investigate associations between neonatal abstinence syndrome and legal prescription of opioids calls for policy changes to combat opioid 'epidemic.'

Medical News Today: Vitamin E deficiency could damage brain

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 06:00
In a study involving zebrafish, scientists believe they have identified how vitamin E deficiency disrupts the movement of important nutrients to the brain.

Medical News Today: The 'resting' brain may be less 'noisy' than we think

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 02:00
Researchers have found patterns of brain activity that occur during memory retrieval when the brain is in task mode match patterns that occur during rest and sleep.

Medical News Today: Gold nanoparticles may improve radiation treatment for cancer

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 02:00
Lab tests show that tethering gold nanoparticles to peptides that seek out cancer cells can intensify the cancer-killing effect of radiation.

Medical News Today: Ebola virus 'no deadlier than it was 40 years ago,' say researchers

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00
Despite the current Ebola outbreak posing the highest number of deaths from the disease to date, researchers say the Ebola virus has not become any deadlier since its discovery.

Medical News Today: Marijuana extract for severe epilepsy - results from early trial

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 23:00
A small study has trialled a marijuana extract in people with severe epilepsy. Seizures decreased among the participants, though 6% stopped taking the drug after side effects.

Medical News Today: Potential new biomarker for aggressive prostate cancer identified

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 23:00
Scientists have discovered a new biomarker for prostate cancer that could help clinicians distinguish fast- and slow-growing tumors.

Medical News Today: 30-year-old Russian man volunteers for world's first human head transplant

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:00
Valery Spiridonov, a 30-year-old computer scientist with a rare genetic muscle wasting disease, is to become the first person to undergo the world's first human head transplant.

Medical News Today: Eating out 'raises risk for high blood pressure'

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:00
A new study is the first to show a link between eating away from home and increased risk for high blood pressure. The association was found to be particularly strong among men.