Research and Development Health News

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9/22/2015
You Carry Your 'Microbial Cloud' With You

Individuals release bacteria into their surroundings, sealed chamber study finds

9/18/2015
Signs of Brain Tumor May Show in Blood Years Before Diagnosis

Glioma patients appear to have early immune response, study suggests

9/17/2015
Researchers Pinpoint Genes Linked to Height, Heart Disease

Sequencing technology has enabled scientists to ID genetic source of some conditions

9/17/2015
Researchers Dig for Cause of Dog Diabetes

Disease looks similar to type 1 in humans, but with important differences

9/16/2015
Dog Owners Help Scientists Get Inside Pooches' Minds

Playing games with their pets yields 'quality data'

9/16/2015
Caffeine at Night May Disrupt the Body's Internal Clock

And that could make you want to sleep later, say researchers, who see possible treatment for jet lag

9/16/2015
Americans Support More Funding of Cancer Research

Most voters know someone with the disease, survey finds

9/16/2015
Brain Scans May Take Guesswork Out of Schizophrenia Treatment

Goal is to help physicians make better drug choices for psychotic patients

9/11/2015
Could Red Wine Ingredient Affect Progression of Alzheimer's?

High doses of resveratrol stabilized a key protein level in study, but scientists say more research is needed

9/10/2015
Soft Skin of Others May Be an Illusion, Study Says

Pleasant sensation through touch may help build social bonds, researchers suggest

9/10/2015
Seasonal Melatonin Levels May Affect MS Flare-Ups, Study Says

But it's too soon to recommend self-dosing with supplements

9/9/2015
Could Marijuana Chemical Help Ease Epilepsy?

Early research suggests yes, but laws limit access to the drug and its compounds

9/9/2015
Blood Test Might One Day Help Spot Migraines

Researchers found levels of certain fats indicated which women suffered debilitating headaches

9/9/2015
Very High-Calorie Diets Show How Overeating May Lead to Diabetes

In study, men consumed 6,000 calories daily for a week, with unhealthy results showing up within days

9/4/2015
Zaps From Electric Device May Prevent Motion Sickness

Unlike medications, this experimental therapy doesn't cause drowsiness, researchers say

9/2/2015
Could Common Diabetes Drugs Help Fight Leukemia?

Combining glitazones with standard treatment improved survival in small study

9/2/2015
Immune Cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Deadly Blood Cancer

Treatment prolongs life for people with hard-to-treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia

9/2/2015
New Hope for Rare 'Stone Man' Disease, Where Flesh Turns to Bone

'Extraordinary finding' comes from research with mice, expert says

8/31/2015
Too Little Sleep May Quadruple Your Risk for Colds: Study

Fewer than six hours a night linked to higher rate of illness, researchers say

8/27/2015
How Reliable Are Psychology Studies? Half of Findings Couldn't Be Replicated

Healthy skepticism needed for some scientific claims, researcher says

8/26/2015
Experimental Drug for Blood Cancer Shows Promise

Researchers want to test daratumumab in a larger group of patients

8/26/2015
Blood Test May One Day Predict Breast Cancer Relapse

Circulating tumor DNA analysis spots stray cells months before scans detect recurrence, researchers say

8/21/2015
Could a Laser Skin Test Someday Replace Biopsy to Spot Melanoma?

Small study showed high accuracy but hurdles remain, two experts said

8/20/2015
Why the Aging Brain Is More Vulnerable to Alzheimer's

Toxic waste proteins aren't flushed as quickly from older brains, study finds

8/19/2015
Weight Loss While You Relax? Mouse Study Hints It Could Happen

Researcher envisions 'game-changer' in obesity treatment

8/19/2015
Scientists Probe Obesity's Ties to Breast Cancer Risk

Findings suggest heavy women might need more focused screening

8/18/2015
Quick, Paper-Based Ebola Test May Help in Remote Areas

Researchers to present blood-sample device that can identify deadly virus without a lab

8/17/2015
Can Coffee Lower Risk of Colon Cancer's Return?

Study found an association but didn't prove cause and effect

8/13/2015
Yeast's New Use: Making Narcotic Painkillers

Bypassing the poppy could revolutionize drug production, but comes with dangers, experts said

8/12/2015
Blood Chemical Test May Predict Risk of Heart Disease Death

But high-sensitivity troponin screening isn't yet approved in U.S.

8/7/2015
Scientists Spot What Keeps Moles From Becoming Melanomas

Protein that suppresses tumor puts brakes on further cell division

8/5/2015
Experimental Gel Could Prevent Genital Herpes Infection

But follow-up study of the gel for HIV prevention yields disappointing results

8/4/2015
Scientists Discover How 'Bad' Fat Can Turn Into 'Good' Fat

Intense stress, like severe burns, triggered the switch, but drugs might be able to mimic the effect

7/31/2015
Mineral Supplement: Wild Chimps May Eat Clay for Health

Biologists say the animals may be boosting minerals in diet or 'detoxing'

7/30/2015
New Stem Cell Tactic Shows Promise for Heart Failure

Approach is 'simpler and probably safer' than earlier attempts, expert says

7/30/2015
Drones Might Fly Blood Samples to Clinics, Study Finds

Machines could be used for medical testing in remote areas

7/29/2015
New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: Study

But it's not yet ready for standard care

7/29/2015
Certain Antibiotics Linked to Hearing Loss, Mouse Study Finds

Inflammation caused by the infection that's being treated may make ear damage more likely

7/29/2015
Scientists Suggest New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk

They focused on telomere length, discovered association

7/24/2015
New Gene Test Speeds Diagnosis of Stomach Bug That Strikes Kids

Enterovirus D68 sickened more than 1,000 U.S. children last year, 14 deaths reported

7/23/2015
Boa Constrictors Kill by Constricting Blood Flow: Study

Rat research counters long held belief that the snakes suffocated their prey

7/22/2015
Success in Dogs Points to First Nonsurgical Cataract Treatment

Eye drops may offer new approach for research, expert says

7/21/2015
Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice

If finding bears out in humans, new vaccines might not have to be developed every year

7/20/2015
Activity in Genes, Immune Cells Tied to Cancer Survival in Study

Some patterns linked to better outcomes, while others were associated with poorer odds

7/17/2015
Why Skin Wrinkles More Around the Eyes

Tissue from Japanese cadavers may provide new clues, researchers say

7/15/2015
Human Brain Has Nearly Ideal Network of Connections, Research Shows

Findings may help identify the causes of brain diseases, new treatments for them

7/15/2015
Genes May Be Key to a Better HIV Vaccine, Study Says

Findings challenge one-shot-fits-all approach, could guide development of future vaccines, experts say

7/10/2015
Experts Urge Caution With Popular Painkillers After FDA Warning

Tougher labels reflect mounting evidence that NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen raise heart, stroke risk

7/10/2015
Marijuana Study Counters 'Gateway' Theory

It says specific reasons teens try pot are better predictors of future drug use

7/9/2015
Study Questions Safety of Chemicals Used in Plastic Consumer Products

Researchers say they see link to risk of high blood pressure and diabetes in children