Medical Research

Immune Cell Discovery Takes Us One Step Closer To A Universal Flu Vaccine

A group of international researchers have made a discovery which could take us one step closer to the universal, one-shot flu vaccine that people around the world have been dreaming of. The post Immune cell discovery takes us one step closer to a...
Related topics: Flu, Influenza Vaccine, Influenza (Flu), Vaccines

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Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- A blood test that can quickly diagnose dangerous sepsis infections has been developed, according to research published in the Feb. 1 issue of Biosensors and Bioelectronics. The experimental microelectrode device created...
Related topics: Blood Test, Sepsis

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Plazomicin Noninferior To Meropenem For Complicated Uti

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- Plazomicin is noninferior to meropenem for patients with complicated urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to a study and a research letter published in the Feb. 21 issue of the New England Journal of...

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Morning Exercise Linked To Bp Reduction In Sedentary Seniors

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- In sedentary overweight/obese older adults, morning exercise reduces systolic blood pressure, with additional benefit seen by combining exercise with regular breaks in sitting, according to a study published online Feb....
Related topics: Obesity, Blood Pressure

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Common Yeast Infection Treatment Fluconazole Tied To Miscarriage, Birth Defects

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 -- A new study throws serious doubt on the safety of using a common yeast infection treatment during pregnancy. Fluconazole (Diflucan) is a prescribed pill used to treat yeast infections. However, Canadian research now...

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Skeletal Remains Of Sarasota Teen Jabez Spann Are Located More Than A Year After He Went Missing

Remains of a Floria teen who allegedly witnessed a brutal killing in 2017 have been discovered. The “fully skeletonized” remains of 14-year-old Jabez Spann were discovered in a field in Manatee County on Saturday, according to the...

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Keeping Heavy Metals Out Of Beer And Wine

Researchers report that a material often used as a filter in the production of alcoholic beverages could be transferring heavy metals such as arsenic to beer and wine. They also found ways to possibly limit this contamination.
Related topics: Wine, Arsenic

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Extinguishing Fear Memories Relies On An Unusual Change To Dna

Researchers have discovered a DNA modification that enhances our ability to extinguish fear. The findings could help guide the development of new treatments for fear-related anxiety disorders. Professor Timothy Bredy of UQ's Queensland Brain...
Related topics: DNA, Genetics, Anxiety

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Steep Rise In Self-poisonings In Children And Adolescents

Self-harm from self-poisoning in children and adolescents is not only increasing but starting at a younger age, finds new research. The study found there were more than 33,500 self-poisonings in young people in Australia from 2006 - 2016, with a 98...
Related topics: Poisoning

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Young Bone Marrow Rejuvenates Aging Mouse Brains

A new study has found that transplanting the bone marrow of young laboratory mice into old mice prevented cognitive decline in the old mice, preserving their memory and learning abilities. The findings support an emerging model that attributes...

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Researchers Define Cells Used In Bone Repair

Research has uncovered the roles of two types of cells found in the vessel walls of fat tissue and described how these cells may help speed bone repair.

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Melanoma Brain Metastases Are Immunosuppressive With Treatment-resistant Metabolism

Melanoma tumors that have spread to the brain are equipped to thwart immunotherapies and targeted therapies that succeed against tumors growing in other sites. Researchers report that the heavy reliance of these tumors on a specific metabolic...
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Cancer, Brain Tumors

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Native California Medicinal Plant May Hold Promise For Treating Alzheimer's

The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. A discovery of a potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory chemical in a native California shrub may lead to a treatment for Alzheimer's disease...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Aspirin

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Fruit Fly Study Questions The Assumption That Brains Need Sleep

Without those eight or so hours of precious shut-eye, many of us feel dazed, sluggish and downright useless. Sleep might be thought of as the great equalizer — birds do it, bees do it, every animal with a brain does it. But a new study suggests...

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College Student Indicted For Creating ‘banana Plug’ Drug Dealing App

A University of California Santa Cruz student was indicted on federal drug charges after he was accused of creating an app to sell cocaine, meth, and other illegal substances. Collin Riley Howard, an […] The post College Student Indicted for...

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Increased Bonuses Seen As Key In Pay-for-performance Systems

Larger bonuses appeared to result in more effective medical care of patients with common chronic illnesses, said the authors of a new study. Medscape Medical News

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Doing Physical And Mental Exercise When You’re Younger May Help Ward Off Dementia

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease generally strike late in life. But researchers say that what you do when you are younger — including activities like reading and gardening — can affect your risk of developing these conditions. In a...
Related topics: Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease

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Are Primary Care Doctors Prepared To Discuss Cancer Treatment?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- Many primary care doctors feel ill-equipped to discuss cancer treatment options with patients, according to a new study. Researchers surveyed 517 primary care doctors who had 1,077 female patients diagnosed with...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Pregnant Women Should Delay Gallbladder Surgery, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- Expectant mothers are susceptible to developing gallstones, but gallbladder removal surgery during pregnancy can be risky, researchers say. In a new study, researchers found that women who had their gallbladder removed...

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Active Brain And Body Are Powerful Weapons Against Dementia

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- You need to exercise both your brain and your body during middle age to guard against dementia as you grow older, a new, long-term study suggests. Keeping mentally active through activities like reading, playing music,...
Related topics: Dementia

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