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New Hope for Rare 'Stone Man' Disease, Where Flesh Turns to Bone September 02, 2015

'Extraordinary finding' comes from research with mice, expert says

Immune Cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Deadly Blood Cancer September 02, 2015

Treatment prolongs life for people with hard-to-treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Could Common Diabetes Drugs Help Fight Leukemia? September 02, 2015

Combining glitazones with standard treatment improved survival in small study

Too Little Sleep May Quadruple Your Risk for Colds: Study August 31, 2015

Fewer than six hours a night linked to higher rate of illness, researchers say

How Reliable Are Medical Studies? Half of Findings Couldn't Be Replicated August 27, 2015

Healthy skepticism needed for some scientific claims, researcher says

Experimental Drug for Blood Cancer Shows Promise August 26, 2015

Researchers want to test daratumumab in a larger group of patients

Blood Test May One Day Predict Breast Cancer Relapse August 26, 2015

Circulating tumor DNA analysis spots stray cells months before scans detect recurrence, researchers say

Could a Laser Skin Test Someday Replace Biopsy to Spot Melanoma? August 21, 2015

Small study showed high accuracy but hurdles remain, two experts said

Why the Aging Brain Is More Vulnerable to Alzheimer's August 20, 2015

Toxic waste proteins aren't flushed as quickly from older brains, study finds

Weight Loss While You Relax? Mouse Study Hints It Could Happen August 19, 2015

Researcher envisions 'game-changer' in obesity treatment

Scientists Probe Obesity's Ties to Breast Cancer Risk August 19, 2015

Findings suggest heavy women might need more focused screening

Quick, Paper-Based Ebola Test May Help in Remote Areas August 18, 2015

Researchers to present blood-sample device that can identify deadly virus without a lab

Can Coffee Lower Risk of Colon Cancer's Return? August 17, 2015

Study found an association but didn't prove cause and effect

Yeast's New Use: Making Narcotic Painkillers August 13, 2015

Bypassing the poppy could revolutionize drug production, but comes with dangers, experts said

Blood Chemical Test May Predict Risk of Heart Disease Death August 12, 2015

But high-sensitivity troponin screening isn't yet approved in U.S.

Scientists Spot What Keeps Moles From Becoming Melanomas August 07, 2015

Protein that suppresses tumor puts brakes on further cell division

Experimental Gel Could Prevent Genital Herpes Infection August 05, 2015

But follow-up study of the gel for HIV prevention yields disappointing results

Scientists Discover How 'Bad' Fat Can Turn Into 'Good' Fat August 04, 2015

Intense stress, like severe burns, triggered the switch, but drugs might be able to mimic the effect

Mineral Supplement: Wild Chimps May Eat Clay for Health July 31, 2015

Biologists say the animals may be boosting minerals in diet or 'detoxing'

New Stem Cell Tactic Shows Promise for Heart Failure July 30, 2015

Approach is 'simpler and probably safer' than earlier attempts, expert says

Drones Might Fly Blood Samples to Clinics, Study Finds July 30, 2015

Machines could be used for medical testing in remote areas

New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: Study July 29, 2015

But it's not yet ready for standard care

Certain Antibiotics Linked to Hearing Loss, Mouse Study Finds July 29, 2015

Inflammation caused by the infection that's being treated may make ear damage more likely

Scientists Suggest New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk July 29, 2015

They focused on telomere length, discovered association

New Gene Test Speeds Diagnosis of Stomach Bug That Strikes Kids July 24, 2015

Enterovirus D68 sickened more than 1,000 U.S. children last year, 14 deaths reported

Boa Constrictors Kill by Constricting Blood Flow: Study July 23, 2015

Rat research counters long held belief that the snakes suffocated their prey

Success in Dogs Points to First Nonsurgical Cataract Treatment July 22, 2015

Eye drops may offer new approach for research, expert says

Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice July 21, 2015

If finding bears out in humans, new vaccines might not have to be developed every year

Activity in Genes, Immune Cells Tied to Cancer Survival in Study July 20, 2015

Some patterns linked to better outcomes, while others were associated with poorer odds

Why Skin Wrinkles More Around the Eyes July 17, 2015

Tissue from Japanese cadavers may provide new clues, researchers say

Human Brain Has Nearly Ideal Network of Connections, Research Shows July 15, 2015

Findings may help identify the causes of brain diseases, new treatments for them

Genes May Be Key to a Better HIV Vaccine, Study Says July 15, 2015

Findings challenge one-shot-fits-all approach, could guide development of future vaccines, experts say

Experts Urge Caution With Popular Painkillers After FDA Warning July 10, 2015

Tougher labels reflect mounting evidence that NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen raise heart, stroke risk

Marijuana Study Counters 'Gateway' Theory July 10, 2015

It says specific reasons teens try pot are better predictors of future drug use

Study Questions Safety of Chemicals Used in Plastic Consumer Products July 09, 2015

Researchers say they see link to risk of high blood pressure and diabetes in children

Experimental Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise July 08, 2015

Guselkumab appears more effective than standard treatment, researchers report

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

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