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Normal Body Weight Can Hide Eating Disorder In Teens, Study Finds

Teens and young adults with atypical anorexia nervosa can have normal body weights and still be dangerously ill, according to a new study led...

Algae Inside Blood Vessels Could Act As Oxygen Factories

Using algae as local oxygen factories in the brain might one day lead to therapies for strokes or other damage from too little oxygen,...

Medical Marvels: Patients Get New Lives Through Physician Innovation

LIFE-THREATENING medical mystery. Searing chronic pain. A ticking time bomb inside the body. Brain tumors that caused uncontrolled eating. A devastating leg injury in...

China Approves Alzheimer’s Treatment That Targets The Microbiome

On Saturday (November 2), Chinese regulators approved a drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease—the first new treatment to enter the global market in 17 years....

High Numbers Of Youth Report Using Prescription Opioids In The Past...

A new analysis of data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health finds a surprisingly high prevalence of prescription opioid use among...

New Welsh GPs’ Patient Record System Scrapped

A contract to deliver the IT system by Cornish firm Microtest has been terminated. NHS officials in Wales said the company could not meet...

Study Suggests Warfarin Management Program Reduces Hospitalizations

A simple electronic prompt that appears in patients’ charts if they are prescribed a popular blood thinner is associated with reduced hospitalizations, according to...

Korf Named Associate Dean For Genomic Medicine

Bruce R. Korf, M.D., Ph.D., was recently named associate dean for Genomic Medicine in the School of Medicine. Korf currently serves as UAB Medicine’s...

Options For Acne Treatment Continue To Advance

LAS VEGAS – New acne treatment options include a tetracycline antibiotic and a recently approved topical formulation of minocycline, according to Linda Stein Gold,...

Hormone Replacement Therapy Linked To Breast Cancer Risk That Can Persist...

A major international review published in the Lancet has confirmed that breast cancer risk increases the longer hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is used, and...

Protein Decoy Stymies Lung Cancer Growth In Mice, Stanford-UCSF Study Finds

Scientists at Stanford and UC-San Francisco have developed an experimental drug that targets a currently untreatable type of lung cancer responsible for generating roughly...

Caught In The Act

Raf proteins, especially B-Raf, are also well-known cancer drivers. Hence Raf’s full name: rapidly accelerated fibrosarcoma. Faulty control of their activity can cause melanoma;...

A Human Liver-On-A-Chip May Catch Drug Reactions That Animal Testing Can’t

A human “liver chip” — liver cells grown on a membrane along with several types of supporting cells — formed structures reminiscent of bile...

California Law To Restrict Medical Vaccine Exemptions Raises Questions Over Control

Four years earlier, California passed SB 277 becoming then the third state to remove personal belief exemptions from the state’s mandatory vaccine schedule. In...

Image Of The Day: Cryptosporidiosis Treatment

Cryptosporidiosis is a waterborne disease caused by a genus of single-celled parasites called Cryptosporidium. They are common worldwide and infect the intestines of humans...

APOE Mutation Linked To Protection From Alzheimer’s: Case Study

Researchers have identified a genetic mutation that may help mitigate the risk of some forms of Alzheimer’s. In a study published yesterday (November 4) in Nature...

A Blue Pill A Day Can Help Prevent HIV, But The...

Transgender women—people born male who identify as women—are the population most at risk for HIV. They are also the most understudied population. "We need...

More Students Apply To Study Medicine

A record number of 23,710 students have applied to study medicine at UK universities next September. New figures from the admissions service Ucas show...

Stressed To The Max? Deep Sleep Can Rewire The Anxious Brain

When it comes to managing anxiety disorders, William Shakespeare's Macbeth had it right when he referred to sleep as the "balm of hurt minds."...

MU Awards $260,000 To Accelerate Biomedical Discoveries From Lab To Market

The University of Missouri’s Coulter Biomedical Accelerator Program awarded four grants totaling $260,000 to help promising medical discoveries make the transition from laboratory research...

Matalon Awarded Cotzias Medal

Sadis Matalon, Ph.D., Dr.Sc. (Hon.), FAPS, has been awarded the George Cotzias Medal from the Hellenic Society of Physiology. The George Cotzias Medal is...

Hepatitis C Vaccine Alters Viral Trajectory, But Fails In Chronic Infection...

BOSTON – A prime-boost hepatitis C virus (HCV) vaccine regimen did not protect against chronic infection, but it did evoke immune responses and differences in...

Massage, Music Therapy Manage Dementia Symptoms As Well As Antipsychotic Drugs,...

This is relevant because last week's interim report from the royal commission into aged care standards said there was a "significant over-reliance" on chemical restraints — such as...

Electronic Health Records Symposium Examines Privacy, Workload Issues

How can electronic health records empower patients and doctors to improve health without exposing data or overburdening clinicians? That question was at the heart...

Defining Aging

The biomedical and public health advances of the past century have increased human longevity around the globe. These great strides notwithstanding, the increase in...

Vitamin E Acetate Is A Culprit In The Deadly Vaping Outbreak,...

For the first time, a chemical potentially responsible for widespread vaping-related lung injuries and deaths in the United States has been found in lung...

Medical Marvels: Patients Get New Lives Through Physician Innovation

LIFE-THREATENING medical mystery. Searing chronic pain. A ticking time bomb inside the body. Brain tumors that caused uncontrolled eating. A devastating leg injury in combat....

Image Of The Day: Fizzy Birth Control

Researchers have developed a new form of long-acting contraceptive patch that uses a microneedle array to deliver the hormonal medicine levonorgestrel under the skin,...

Why Beta-Blockers Cause Skin Inflammation

Beta-blockers are often used to treat high blood pressure and other cardiovascular diseases. However, in some patients they can trigger or exacerbate psoriasis, an...

General Election 2019: Labour’s £500m NHS Claim Fact-Checked

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has claimed a Conservative trade deal with the US after Brexit could cost the NHS up to £500m a week,...
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