Research and Development Health News

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6/30/2015
Cystic Fibrosis Might Be Deadlier for Hispanics, Study Suggests

Genetic differences may thwart response to latest treatments, researchers say

6/26/2015
New Rapid Ebola Test Shows Promise in African Clinics

Researchers say speedy detection would dramatically improve containment efforts

6/24/2015
Blood, Saliva Tests May Spot Head and Neck Cancers Early

Study shows potential for noninvasive tumor detection

6/24/2015
Blood Protein May Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early

But more research is needed before test is used for monitoring or screening, researchers say

6/24/2015
Oxygen Chamber Therapy May Ease Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests

But treatment isn't FDA-approved, so insurance companies might not cover the cost

6/23/2015
Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others

Review of 79 studies suggests states may have put cart before the horse, experts say

6/18/2015
Lip Injections May Ease Challenges of Facial Paralysis

Procedure might benefit stroke, Bell's palsy, muscular dystrophy patients, researcher says

6/15/2015
Dieters May Lose Fewer Pounds When They Choose Their Weight-Loss Plan

Study found those assigned a food plan dropped a bit more weight

6/11/2015
As Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Threaten U.S., Less Money Spent Fighting Them

Study shows funding has dropped 61 percent since 2004

6/11/2015
Mouse Study Hints at Treatment for Itch-Related Ills Like Eczema

Rodents with a certain gene had runaway itch, but those without it did not, scientists say

6/10/2015
Exercise, Games, Puzzles Don't Prevent Signs of Alzheimer's in the Brain: Study

But mental and physical activity may keep your mind healthy in other ways, expert says

6/9/2015
Like Mother, Like Child: Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families

Cells might be programmed in the womb to accumulate extra fat, researchers suggest

6/9/2015
Technology Offers Hope of Better Bionic Legs

Researchers want brain signals to control movement of artificial lower limb

6/8/2015
Scoring System May Predict Patient's Risk of Death in Next Year

For now, researchers see this as a tool for hospital comparisons, not patient care

6/5/2015
Fetal DNA Test May Also Help Spot Mom's Cancer, Study Finds

Genetic analysis reveals early malignancies in 3 pregnant women

6/4/2015
Scientists Bioengineer First Artificial Animal Limb

Rat forelimb designed and grown in lab first step toward producing parts for transplant, researchers say

6/4/2015
Blood Test Could Reveal Your Viral History

Study authors view new technology as a promising research tool

6/3/2015
Test Endurance Athletes for Heart Woes While They Exercise: Study

European researchers report detection of arrhythmias should also focus on right ventricle

6/2/2015
Exercise May Blunt a Woman's Risk of Lung and Breast Cancer: Studies

Experts say findings make sense, but note they are preliminary

6/1/2015
2 Drugs Show Promise Against Blood Cancers

Ibrutinib, obinutuzumab slowed progression of common leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma

6/1/2015
New Drug a Weapon Against Advanced Melanoma: Study

Compared to Yervoy, nivolumab more than doubled time to disease progression, researchers found

6/1/2015
Targeted Radiation to Treat Brain Tumors May Be Best: Study

Damage to thinking and memory less than with radiation for entire brain, while survival is similar, study finds

5/29/2015
Gene Test May Predict Success of Cancer Drug in Certain Patients

Finding might one day help doctors better choose patients to receive Keytruda, study says

5/28/2015
Global Trial Finds HIV Drugs Should Be Taken Right After Diagnosis

Those who started medications early fared better than those who waited until immune systems weakened

5/27/2015
Gene Testing Can Be Flawed, Study Finds

Labs interpret findings differently, perhaps leading to inappropriate 'treatment'

5/26/2015
Immune-Based Therapy Uses Virus to Fight Advanced Melanoma

Study shows it helped a minority of patients, and experts say this approach has promise

5/26/2015
Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats

Experimental treatment might benefit people who forget to take meds, researcher says

5/26/2015
First Part of Ejaculate May Be Primed for Conception

Researchers find early sperm more likely to achieve a pregnancy

5/26/2015
Potential Ebola Drug Target Identified in Mouse Study

Researchers zero in on a key protein involved in infection

5/22/2015
Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?

New research finds an association, but doesn't prove cause and effect

5/21/2015
Quadriplegic Uses Thoughts to Control Robotic Arms

Research is still preliminary, but implants have worked for several patients

5/21/2015
Researchers Report Progress in Making All Blood Types Universally Accepted

Process isn't perfected, but looks promising, experts say

5/19/2015
Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms

Researchers hope for opportunity to head off dementia

5/18/2015
Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men, Study Finds

Researcher says cause and effect can't be proved, but link between the two conditions is strong

5/15/2015
Using 'Heartphone' to Detect Cardiac Irregularity

Researchers say smartphone apps can work for atrial fibrillation screening

5/15/2015
World's Tiniest Pacemaker Seems Safe, Effective in Trial

Device is 93 percent smaller than prior pacemakers that are implanted through a vein

5/14/2015
Botox: An Rx for Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery?

Preliminary trial found the drug effective against potentially fatal atrial fibrillation

5/14/2015
Many Animals Armed With Built-In Sun Block: Study

Clues sought for better solar-protection products for people

5/13/2015
'Medical Marijuana' Pill Falls Short in Dementia Study

Researchers had hoped to ease anxiety, agitation and wandering

5/13/2015
Ebola Not Mutating Beyond 'Normal' Rate, Scientists Say

New genetic information aids planning for future outbreaks

5/13/2015
Autism May Differ in Brains of Boys and Girls

Finding might lead to improvements in how disorder is diagnosed, treated based on sex, researcher says

5/12/2015
How Amphetamines, Cocaine Harm the Brain

Scientists say they have the answer, possibly paving way for treatments

5/8/2015
Mice May Yield Clues to Winter Depression

Brain research suggests time of year you're born could influence chances of seasonal affective disorder

5/7/2015
Statins May Slow Prostate Cancer Progression: Study

But more trials are needed to confirm benefits, experts say

5/7/2015
J&J to Rely on Bioethicists for Guidance on New Drugs for Dying Patients

Terminally ill often have limited access to experimental medications

5/5/2015
Age-Linked Structures on DNA May Also Hint at Cancer Risk

Telomere 'caps' shorten as people get older, but this process speeds up in cancer-prone people, study suggests

5/5/2015
'Good' Bacteria Might Fight Common Hospital Infection: Study

Drinking safe strain of C. difficile seems to help prevent recurrence of its toxic cousin

5/1/2015
Mars-Bound Astronauts May Face Danger From Cosmic Rays

Rodent study suggests long-term exposure diminishes brain function

4/30/2015
Cloudy Climes May Up Risk of Pancreatic Cancer: Study

Shortage of vitamin D may be to blame

4/29/2015
Drugs Show Promise for Some Advanced Lung Cancers

Two experimental medications target mutation that fuels treatment resistance