Research and Development Health News

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4/22/2011
Newer 'Pill' Linked to Higher Risk of Blood Clots

But overall risk of drospirenone-containing contraceptives remains small, experts say

4/21/2011
ACE Inhibitors Seem to Raise Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

But another blood pressure medication has a protective effect, preliminary research suggests

4/21/2011
Gut Bacteria Falls Into Three Major Types

Every human appears to have a distinct intestinal ecosystem, European researchers report

4/20/2011
Experimental Test May Warn of Premature Births

It identifies proteins in blood, but it's not foolproof

4/20/2011
Many With Autism Also Have Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy: Study

Their seizures also tend to start earlier in childhood, research suggests

4/18/2011
Do Immune System Ills Help Drive Type 2 Diabetes?

Findings from mouse, human research suggest new insights on the blood sugar disease

4/15/2011
Scientists Spot Key Gene Mutations in Melanoma

U.S. team expects its research to help improve diagnosis, treatment of this deadly skin cancer

4/15/2011
Inability to Spot Lies, Sarcasm May Warn of Dementia

Finding could help improve diagnosis, treatment, researchers say

4/15/2011
Blood Test May Help Predict Spread of Melanoma

Researchers believe biomarkers elevate as skin cancer spreads

4/15/2011
Whales Not Just Singing the Same Old Song, Researchers Say

Male humpbacks come up with new tunes that spread across the ocean, evidence shows

4/15/2011
Latest Artificial Pancreas Trials Reduce Risk of Low Blood Sugar

Device also improves blood sugar control, but more research needed, reports study

4/14/2011
Human Language Origins Traced to Africa, Study Finds

African languages tend to have more variety of sounds than those in other parts of the world

4/13/2011
Donor Lungs Kept Alive Outside Body

Technique could dramatically increase number of lungs available for transplant, says surgeon

4/13/2011
Scientists Complete Detailed Map of Human Brain

It shows 1,000 anatomical sites, myriad of genetic details, researchers say

4/12/2011
Low-Intensity Exercise, Drug Combo Can Help Parkinson's Patients, Studies Show

Regimens improved movement and coordination, and reduced tremors

4/11/2011
New Pill for MS Shows Promise in Clinical Trial

Experimental medication slowed the rate of brain atrophy and disease progression and relapse, study found

4/11/2011
New Tests Could Spot Which Kidney Patients Will Do the Worst

Experts say findings could guide doctors in treatment decisions

4/11/2011
Brain Tumor Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trials

Some patients with lethal glioblastomas lived three years or longer

4/11/2011
Experimental Weight-Loss Drug Seems to Work: Study

Qnexa, a combo of phentermine and topiramate, did come with side effects, however

4/7/2011
Scientists Use Computer to 'Read' Human Thoughts

Technology could help disabled patients relate to world around them, findings suggest

4/7/2011
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in India Could Spread, Experts Say

Germs with a dangerous resistance gene are now in New Delhi water supply, study shows

4/6/2011
Amount of HIV in Genital Fluid Linked to Transmission

Findings shed light on virus' spread and may advance prevention efforts, researchers say

4/5/2011
Blood Marker Suggests Severity of Alzheimer's Disease

But study found it did not serve as warning sign of impending illness

4/4/2011
Breast Milk Cells May Someday Help Predict Cancer

Genetic markers in epithelial cells seem to warn of later disease, researchers say

4/4/2011
Scientists Spot 5 New Alzheimer's Genes

Finding more than doubles number of genes believed to contribute to the memory-robbing disease

4/4/2011
Mummies Show Heart Disease Is an Ancient Problem

Scans reveal evidence of arterial plaque in 3,550-year-old remains of Egyptian princess

4/4/2011
Minimally Invasive Heart-Valve Procedure Shows Promise: Study

FDA approval still pending; at least one doctor says it's not ready for widespread use

4/1/2011
Freezing Wrinkles a Possible Alternative to Botox

Experimental technology uses cold, not neurotoxin, researchers say

3/30/2011
New Drug May Boost Hepatitis C Treatment

When added to current treatment, boceprevir significantly improves response rates, researchers say

3/24/2011
Progress Seen in Creating Eye Cells From Stem Cells

Lab success may someday help people with macular degeneration, researchers say

3/23/2011
Genes' 'On/Off' Switches Yield Clues to Breast Cancer

'Epigenetics' research suggests ways to predict which tumors will likely spread, study says

3/23/2011
Mouse Sperm Successfully Grown in Lab, Researchers Say

Study has potential to advance human infertility diagnosis and treatment, experts believe

3/21/2011
Scientists Create Autism-Like Traits in Mice

Gene manipulation produces common behaviors and provides model for testing drugs, expert says

3/18/2011
Chemistry of Mosquito Sex May Hold Key to Disease Control

Source of yellow fever, dengue targeted in search for insect 'birth control'

3/18/2011
Report Highlights Shortage of HIV Care Providers in U.S.

Gap widening between number infected and those trained to treat these patients, experts say

3/17/2011
Rat Study Sheds Light on How Alcohol Affects Young Brain

Drinking at an early age may have long-lasting repercussions for decision-making, risk-taking

3/17/2011
Gene Therapy May Help Reverse Parkinson's Symptoms

Experimental treatment linked to a decline in tremors; no serious side effects, small study finds

3/14/2011
Study: Lack of Vitamin D May Precede Onset of Parkinson's

But levels of the vitamin don't decline as disease progresses, researchers add

3/14/2011
Breast Cancer Drug Tamoxifen Saves Lives, Medical Costs: Study

For some high-risk women, medicine's benefits outweigh hazards, researchers say

3/10/2011
Humans Age at Same Pace as Other Primates, Study Finds

This type of research may improve understanding of the maximum potential life span, expert says

3/10/2011
Poor Diet in Pregnancy Tied to Disease in Offspring: Rat Study

Prenatal malnourishment may affect gene that influences long-term health, researchers suggest

3/10/2011
Animal Study May Explain Low Birth Weight-Obesity Link

Research suggests brain may be programmed to eat more in those malnourished before birth

3/9/2011
Lost DNA May Have Made Us More Human

The vanished snippets of genetic code may account for human's large brains, spineless penis, researchers say

3/9/2011
Spider Research May Lead to New Therapies for Humans

Scientists ID toxin in American funnel web spider venom that could spur advances in treatments

3/8/2011
Lab-Grown Urethra Used to Replace Damaged Tube

Tissue engineering creates longer-lasting replacement for urinary tract injury, study finds

3/4/2011
Extra Tests Not a Deterrent to Experimental Cancer Therapy

Some patients in clinical trials willing to undergo up to 2 tumor biopsies per study, researchers find

3/4/2011
Can Crotch Length Predict Sperm Strength?

Men below the median are 7 times more likely to have sperm in the subfertile range, study says

3/4/2011
Tissue Analysis May Help Predict Breast Cancer Outcome

Researchers say changes seen in collagen could signal worse prognosis, but more study needed

3/3/2011
Chimps, Too, May Use Laughter for Social Gain

Finding expands understanding of apes' expressions and interactions, researchers say

3/1/2011
Heart Devices Not Tested Enough in Women: Study

FDA disregards its own mandate for data on women in clinical trials, researchers contend