Research and Development Health News

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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

7/8/2015
Experimental Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise

Guselkumab appears more effective than standard treatment, researchers report

7/2/2015
Drug Offers Hope Against Disease Where Sunlight Causes Pain

Implanted pellet allows people with rare genetic condition to venture into daylight

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'