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Drug Offers Hope Against Disease Where Sunlight Causes Pain July 02, 2015

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

Cystic Fibrosis Might Be Deadlier for Hispanics, Study Suggests June 30, 2015

Genetic differences may thwart response to latest treatments, researchers say

New Rapid Ebola Test Shows Promise in African Clinics June 26, 2015

Researchers say speedy detection would dramatically improve containment efforts

Blood, Saliva Tests May Spot Head and Neck Cancers Early June 24, 2015

Study shows potential for noninvasive tumor detection

Blood Protein May Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early June 24, 2015

But more research is needed before test is used for monitoring or screening, researchers say

Oxygen Chamber Therapy May Ease Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests June 24, 2015

But treatment isn't FDA-approved, so insurance companies might not cover the cost

Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others June 23, 2015

Review of 79 studies suggests states may have put cart before the horse, experts say

Lip Injections May Ease Challenges of Facial Paralysis June 18, 2015

Procedure might benefit stroke, Bell's palsy, muscular dystrophy patients, researcher says

Dieters May Lose Fewer Pounds When They Choose Their Weight-Loss Plan June 15, 2015

Study found those assigned a food plan dropped a bit more weight

As Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Threaten U.S., Less Money Spent Fighting Them June 11, 2015

Study shows funding has dropped 61 percent since 2004

Mouse Study Hints at Treatment for Itch-Related Ills Like Eczema June 11, 2015

Rodents with a certain gene had runaway itch, but those without it did not, scientists say

Exercise, Games, Puzzles Don't Prevent Signs of Alzheimer's in the Brain: Study June 10, 2015

But mental and physical activity may keep your mind healthy in other ways, expert says

Technology Offers Hope of Better Bionic Legs June 09, 2015

Researchers want brain signals to control movement of artificial lower limb

Like Mother, Like Child: Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families June 09, 2015

Cells might be programmed in the womb to accumulate extra fat, researchers suggest

Scoring System May Predict Patient's Risk of Death in Next Year June 08, 2015

For now, researchers see this as a tool for hospital comparisons, not patient care

Fetal DNA Test May Also Help Spot Mom's Cancer, Study Finds June 05, 2015

Genetic analysis reveals early malignancies in 3 pregnant women

Scientists Bioengineer First Artificial Animal Limb June 04, 2015

Rat forelimb designed and grown in lab first step toward producing parts for transplant, researchers say

Blood Test Could Reveal Your Viral History June 04, 2015

Study authors view new technology as a promising research tool

Test Endurance Athletes for Heart Woes While They Exercise: Study June 03, 2015

European researchers report detection of arrhythmias should also focus on right ventricle

Exercise May Blunt a Woman's Risk of Lung and Breast Cancer: Studies June 02, 2015

Experts say findings make sense, but note they are preliminary

New Drug a Weapon Against Advanced Melanoma: Study June 01, 2015

Compared to Yervoy, nivolumab more than doubled time to disease progression, researchers found

2 Drugs Show Promise Against Blood Cancers June 01, 2015

Ibrutinib, obinutuzumab slowed progression of common leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Targeted Radiation to Treat Brain Tumors May Be Best: Study June 01, 2015

Damage to thinking and memory less than with radiation for entire brain, while survival is similar, study finds

Gene Test May Predict Success of Cancer Drug in Certain Patients May 29, 2015

Finding might one day help doctors better choose patients to receive Keytruda, study says

Global Trial Finds HIV Drugs Should Be Taken Right After Diagnosis May 28, 2015

Those who started medications early fared better than those who waited until immune systems weakened

Gene Testing Can Be Flawed, Study Finds May 27, 2015

Labs interpret findings differently, perhaps leading to inappropriate 'treatment'

Immune-Based Therapy Uses Virus to Fight Advanced Melanoma May 26, 2015

Study shows it helped a minority of patients, and experts say this approach has promise

Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats May 26, 2015

Experimental treatment might benefit people who forget to take meds, researcher says

First Part of Ejaculate May Be Primed for Conception May 26, 2015

Researchers find early sperm more likely to achieve a pregnancy

Potential Ebola Drug Target Identified in Mouse Study May 26, 2015

Researchers zero in on a key protein involved in infection

Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer? May 22, 2015

New research finds an association, but doesn't prove cause and effect

Quadriplegic Uses Thoughts to Control Robotic Arms May 21, 2015

Research is still preliminary, but implants have worked for several patients

Researchers Report Progress in Making All Blood Types Universally Accepted May 21, 2015

Process isn't perfected, but looks promising, experts say

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms May 19, 2015

Researchers hope for opportunity to head off dementia

Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men, Study Finds May 18, 2015

Researcher says cause and effect can't be proved, but link between the two conditions is strong

Using 'Heartphone' to Detect Cardiac Irregularity May 15, 2015

Researchers say smartphone apps can work for atrial fibrillation screening

World's Tiniest Pacemaker Seems Safe, Effective in Trial May 15, 2015

Device is 93 percent smaller than prior pacemakers that are implanted through a vein

Botox: An Rx for Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery? May 14, 2015

Preliminary trial found the drug effective against potentially fatal atrial fibrillation

Many Animals Armed With Built-In Sun Block: Study May 14, 2015

Clues sought for better solar-protection products for people

'Medical Marijuana' Pill Falls Short in Dementia Study May 13, 2015

Researchers had hoped to ease anxiety, agitation and wandering

Ebola Not Mutating Beyond 'Normal' Rate, Scientists Say May 13, 2015

New genetic information aids planning for future outbreaks

Autism May Differ in Brains of Boys and Girls May 13, 2015

Finding might lead to improvements in how disorder is diagnosed, treated based on sex, researcher says

How Amphetamines, Cocaine Harm the Brain May 12, 2015

Scientists say they have the answer, possibly paving way for treatments

Mice May Yield Clues to Winter Depression May 08, 2015

Brain research suggests time of year you're born could influence chances of seasonal affective disorder

Statins May Slow Prostate Cancer Progression: Study May 07, 2015

But more trials are needed to confirm benefits, experts say

J&J to Rely on Bioethicists for Guidance on New Drugs for Dying Patients May 07, 2015

Terminally ill often have limited access to experimental medications

Age-Linked Structures on DNA May Also Hint at Cancer Risk May 05, 2015

Telomere 'caps' shorten as people get older, but this process speeds up in cancer-prone people, study suggests

'Good' Bacteria Might Fight Common Hospital Infection: Study May 05, 2015

Drinking safe strain of C. difficile seems to help prevent recurrence of its toxic cousin

Mars-Bound Astronauts May Face Danger From Cosmic Rays May 01, 2015

Rodent study suggests long-term exposure diminishes brain function

Cloudy Climes May Up Risk of Pancreatic Cancer: Study April 30, 2015

Shortage of vitamin D may be to blame

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