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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

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

Technology Offers Hope of Better Bionic Legs June 09, 2015

Researchers want brain signals to control movement of artificial lower limb

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

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

2 Drugs Show Promise Against Blood Cancers June 01, 2015

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

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

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

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'

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

Researchers find early sperm more likely to achieve a pregnancy

Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats May 26, 2015

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

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

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

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