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Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: Study January 23, 2015

More research is needed to define what role they play, researcher says

Ebola Virus Gets More Lethal as It Spreads, Study Says January 22, 2015

Genetic changes make it more deadly with each additional infection, researchers contend

Genetic Changes to Ebola Virus Challenge Treatment Efforts January 20, 2015

Researchers need to be aware of these mutations, study says

Those With Autism May Have Unique Brain Connections, Study Shows January 19, 2015

Brains of people without the disorder show similar patterns, possibly because of shared social experiences

Eyes Wide Shut: Key to a Keener Memory? January 16, 2015

Study volunteers had better recall of details in video depicting crimes if they closed their eyes

Scientists Spot Mutation Behind Genetic Form of Heart Failure January 14, 2015

Variant makes heart muscle less elastic, enlarges organ and impairs ability to pump blood

ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge-Eating Disorder, Study Suggests January 14, 2015

But therapy is preferable to medication, one expert says

Spending on Medical Research Falls in U.S. While Growing Globally January 13, 2015

Asia gains ground, America loses opportunities to cure major diseases, study says

Ebola Epidemic in Liberia Could End by June, Study Predicts January 13, 2015

But aggressive monitoring, adding more hospital beds must continue, researchers say

An Optimistic Outlook May Be Good for Your Heart January 13, 2015

Study of more than 5,100 adults found a strong correlation between the two

Gene Mutations Linked to Colon Cancer in Black Patients January 13, 2015

Finding might lead to better treatment of the disease, researchers say

Study Suggests Link Between E-Cigarettes, Respiratory Infections January 09, 2015

Goal was to measure devices' impact on children, researchers say

Synthetic Oil May Help Patients With Huntington's Disease January 08, 2015

Preliminary research shows improvement in brain response

Was Beethoven Composing From His Heart? January 08, 2015

Experts suspect cardiac arrhythmia may have influenced parts of his work

High Blood Pressure May Boost Glaucoma Risk January 07, 2015

Study finds blood vessel damage from elevated BP might make the eye disease more likely

New Antibiotic May Combat Resistant Bacteria January 07, 2015

Teixobactin shows promise in early experiments, researchers say

200-Year-Old Whale May Give Clues to Human Longevity January 06, 2015

British scientists mapped bowhead whale's DNA and found intriguing results

Extra Bed Rest May Not Be Best for Kids With Concussions January 05, 2015

Two days proved more effective than five days in small study of teens

Ebola, Obamacare Top U.S. Health News for 2014 January 04, 2015

VA hospitals scandal, enterovirus illnesses in kids, surge in e-cigarette use also made headlines this year

Random Mutations Responsible for About Two-Thirds of Cancer Risk: Study January 01, 2015

Cancer often linked to 'bad luck,' Hopkins researchers say

1 in 3 People With Type 1 Diabetes Still Produce Insulin, Study Says December 30, 2014

More likely for patients diagnosed as adults

'Homing Signal' in Brain Helps Humans Navigate, Research Shows December 18, 2014

Finding may explain why some people are less likely to get lost than others

Screening Test Finds Drugs That Show Promise Against Ebola December 17, 2014

Researchers uncover 53 potential treatments; all are already FDA approved but need more study for this use

Could a Supplement Prevent Weight Gain? December 11, 2014

Chemical compound curbed appetite in study, but more research is needed before marketing

New Treatment Shows Promise in Younger Breast Cancer Patients: Study December 11, 2014

Suppressing the ovaries and adding an anti-estrogen drug reduced recurrence in premenopausal women

Preliminary Studies Target Advanced Breast Cancers December 10, 2014

Combination treatment for estrogen-receptor-positive tumors shows promise, researchers say

Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Shows Promise in Small Trial December 08, 2014

Nivolumab harnesses power of immune system to attack cancer in patients who've failed other therapy

Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial December 02, 2014

Injection boosted immune response, seemed to slow spread in those with advanced disease

Richard III Likely Had Blond Hair, Blue Eyes, Study Shows December 02, 2014

DNA from recently discovered remains is giving historians details on the long-dead king

Humans' Taste for Booze May Go Back Millions of Years December 02, 2014

Homo sapiens' ape ancestors long ago developed ability to eat fermented fruit, study suggests

The Salk Polio Vaccine: 'Greatest Public Health Experiment in History' December 02, 2014

Almost 2 million American kids stuck out their arms for an unheard-of test as Jonas Salk set out to prove his vaccine worked

A Lasting Legacy of Science December 02, 2014

Salk trial set the stage for U.S. government oversight of drug manufacturing -- and testing

The Salk Polio Vaccine: A Medical Miracle Turns 60 December 01, 2014

The crippling disease was the scourge of the early 20th century, until Dr. Jonas Salk created a life-saving shield

Your Dog Really Is Listening to You November 26, 2014

Study finds canines process speech in a human-like way

Researchers Find Stem Cells That Help Nails Regenerate November 24, 2014

Normal function helps with growth, but if nail is damaged, cells focus on repair

Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment So Successful in Kids That Trial Is Halted November 21, 2014

Hydroxyurea pills worked as well as transfusions in reducing stroke risk, researchers report

U.S. Proposes Greater Public Access to Data From Clinical Trials November 20, 2014

New rules would require even failed trials to publish summary of results

'Wireless' Pacemaker Working Well So Far, Researchers Say November 19, 2014

Small, manufacturer-funded study of tiny device reports no complications

Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear? November 17, 2014

Preliminary research suggests a connection between the two

Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Give Your Heart an Unwelcome Buzz November 17, 2014

Rat study suggests short exposure to marijuana reduces blood vessel function, similar to secondhand tobacco smoke

Heart Device May Cut Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat: Study November 17, 2014

Mesh implant keeps clots that can form in left heart chamber from traveling to the brain, researcher says

Researchers Find Gene Mutation That May Protect Against Heart Disease November 12, 2014

Rare genetic variation appears to cut the risk of heart attack in half, study reports

Mouse Study Suggests Brain Is Damaged Early in Lou Gehrig's Disease November 11, 2014

Scientists say finding sheds new light on progression of the illness

Doctor-Implanted Balloons in Stomach May Spur Weight Loss November 07, 2014

Obesity procedure could offer alternative to invasive surgery, experts say

World War I Soldier Gives New Clues to Fighting Dysentery November 07, 2014

Sample of bacterium that killed British man in 1915 shows how germ changed over time, researchers say

'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests November 06, 2014

As 'good' cholesterol goes up, odds of heart disease, stroke go down

Genes May Determine Body Weight by Shaping Gut Bacteria November 06, 2014

Study finds certain family of microbes more common in intestines of lean people

Vaccine for Hepatitis C Inches Closer to Reality November 05, 2014

First human tests looked at safety

Combo Treatment for Advanced Melanoma Seems to Improve Survival November 04, 2014

Pairing cancer drug, immune booster gave patients about 5 extra months, researchers report

Moving Toward Blood Test for Many Cancers November 04, 2014

Researchers say they've identified 800 'markers' of disease

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