Research and Development Health News

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2/23/2017
How the Neanderthal in Your Genes Affects Your Health

The DNA appears to influence certain human traits and diseases, scientists say

2/20/2017
Stem Cell Transplants May Help Some With Multiple Sclerosis

Review found younger patients fared better over 5 years, though some deaths reported

2/16/2017
Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences in People With ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity should be considered a brain disorder, researchers say

2/8/2017
Is It Parkinson's or Something Else? Blood Test Might Tell

But new technique needs more study, researchers say

2/7/2017
A Plug Instead of a Snip for Male Birth Control?

Monkey study shows injected gel may one day be alternative to traditional vasectomy

2/3/2017
Eye-Opening Research on Astronauts' Vision Problems

Zero-gravity conditions prevent normal pressure variations around the brain, researchers say

2/2/2017
Astronaut Twins Give Clues to Health Hazards of Spaceflight

NASA researchers compare biological differences between Scott and Mark Kelly

2/2/2017
Breast Density May Be Leading Indicator of Cancer Risk

Study suggests it outweighs obesity and family history, but oncologists say more research is needed

2/1/2017
Can Air Pollution Heighten Alzheimer's Risk?

Fine particles from power plants and cars may be to blame for about 20 percent of cases, study suggests

1/31/2017
Brain Scans Let 'Locked-In' ALS Patients Communicate

Correct responses were provided to more than 70 percent of yes-or-no questions, researchers say

1/30/2017
Study Suggests Newer Cholesterol Drugs Are Safe

Whether taking them results in fewer heart attacks and strokes isn't yet known, researcher says

1/26/2017
Scientists Create Part-Human, Part-Pig Embryo

One goal of this stem cell research is to create organs for transplant

1/24/2017
Unlocking the Secrets of the Love Hormone Kisspeptin

Injections of the substance might boost sexual and romantic feelings, researchers say

1/19/2017
Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Trials

Two-pronged approach tested on lab monkeys, guinea pigs

1/18/2017
Soft Robotic Sleeve Shows Promise for Failing Hearts

But device has only been tested in pigs, so far

1/17/2017
Monkey Study Boosts Theory That Fewer Calories Can Extend Life

But calorie restriction should start at older ages, researchers say

1/12/2017
U.S. Report Cites the Good and Bad on Marijuana

Pot shown to help chronic pain, chemo-related nausea and muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis, but researchers cite risks, too

1/9/2017
Can Teeth Repair Themselves Without Fillings?

Animal experiments suggest damaged choppers can be stimulated to fix cavities

1/6/2017
Study Links Stuttering to Less Blood Flow in Brain

The more regions affected, the more severe the disorder, researchers suggest

1/5/2017
Study Casts Doubt on Long-Used Morning Sickness Drug

But some doctors don't think pregnant women prescribed Diclectin should worry

1/5/2017
Ebola Can Linger in Lungs, Study Finds

Discovery in one patient could advance understanding of deadly disease, doctors say

1/4/2017
New Parkinson's Drug May Combat Movement Difficulties

Opicapone, added to standard treatment, appears safe and well-tolerated, researchers say

12/30/2016
Scientists Design Heat-Activated Penis Implant

Device an improvement on current implants, researchers say

12/26/2016
'Emotional Hangover' Is Real and Affects Future Experiences: Study

Emotion-provoking events prime the brain to remember things more effectively, researchers find

12/23/2016
Ebola Vaccine Appears Very Effective in Trial

Drug manufacturer says it will seek regulatory approval by end of 2017

12/22/2016
CDC Allocates $184 Million for Zika Protection

Funds are earmarked for states, territories, local health departments and universities

12/22/2016
New MS Drug Shows 'Breakthrough' Promise for Advanced Disease

Specialist hopes ocrelizumab will be available by spring

12/15/2016
Pregnant Women Should Avoid Zika-Hit Texas Town: CDC

Advisory follows reports of 5 cases of local infection in Brownsville

12/15/2016
Could a Germ Link Gum Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Study may offer new insight into the cause of the joint disorder

12/14/2016
Smartphones Could Be a Boon to Heart Health Research

Study finds tracking people's activity with the devices is cheaper, more reliable that conventional methods

12/14/2016
Lab Vaccine Shields Mice Against Zika Virus

Chinese researchers may be one step closer to a defense against the mosquito-borne infection

12/14/2016
'Epilepsy Gene Network' Identified in Brain

Preliminary discovery suggests new avenues for treatment, researcher says

12/13/2016
Obama Signs Sweeping Health Care Bill Into Law

21st Century Cures Act includes intiatives to boost mental, physical health

12/9/2016
Florida Now Zika-Free: CDC

But Texas reporting 4 new cases of possible infections, near the Mexican border

12/7/2016
Congress Passes Sweeping Health Care Bill

21st Century Cures Act includes intiatives to boost mental, physical health

12/7/2016
Therapeutic Vaccine Shows 'Game-Changing' Promise Against a Leukemia

Made by combining immune cells, cancer cells, it's kept some study patients in remission for nearly 5 years

12/5/2016
New Drug Might Reduce Sickle Cell Pain Crises

SelG1 cut episodes by 45 percent over a year in early research

12/2/2016
Another Miami Neighborhood Now Zika-Free

Only one area in South Miami Beach still considered an active zone for local transmission of the virus, officials say

12/2/2016
Drug Combo Shows Promise Against Some Soft Tissue Tumors

Adding new drug to standard one helped control sarcomas in early trial on 2 patients

12/1/2016
'Magic Mushroom' Chemical Eases Cancer Patients' Despair

Hallucinogenic drug psilocybin relieved depression, anxiety quickly and lasted for months, studies found

11/30/2016
First Case of Zika-Linked Glaucoma Diagnosed in Infant

Brazilian baby developed vision-threatening condition after being exposed to virus in womb

11/29/2016
Cancer Advances Demand Continual Funding, Specialists Say

Conference organizers call for worldwide research partnerships

11/29/2016
Texas Reports 1st Likely Case of Local Zika Infection

Woman had no travel-related risk factors, CDC says

11/28/2016
Lengthy Space Missions May Harm Astronauts' Vision

Problem linked to changes in amount of fluid around the brain and spinal cord, researchers say

11/23/2016
Researchers Put Embryo Development 'On Hold' in Mice

Putting stem cells into hibernation has potential implications for infertility, cancer, regenerative medicine

11/22/2016
Zika Babies May Look Normal at Birth, Display Brain Defects Later: CDC

Findings underscore need for continuing evaluation after prenatal exposure

11/22/2016
Imaging Studies Shed Light on Zika's Effects

Brazilian radiologists assess damage to adults, babies

11/18/2016
FDA Scientists Develop Mouse Model for Zika Research

Researchers hope strain of mice will help speed development of vaccines, treatments

11/15/2016
Coming Soon: Lower Cholesterol From a Twice-a-Year Shot?

Injectable drugs could provide major advance in heart-disease prevention, researchers say

11/15/2016
Brain Implant Lets 'Locked-In' ALS Patient Communicate

Signals sent to hand emerge as typed message on a tablet computer, researchers report