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Common fungus has significant impact on mosquitoes' ability to transmit dengue virus

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 06:30
A species of fungus that lives in the gut of some Aedes aegypti mosquitoes increases the ability of dengue virus to survive in the insects, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Malaria parasite employs active strategy to deceive the immune system

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 06:06
Global efforts to eradicate malaria are crucially dependent on scientists' ability to outsmart the malaria parasite. And Plasmodium falciparum is notoriously clever: It is quick to develop resistance against medications and has such a complex life cycle that blocking it effectively with a vaccine has thus far proved elusive.

Study links canola oil consumption with worsened memory, learning ability in Alzheimer's

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 06:02
Canola oil is one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils in the world, yet surprisingly little is known about its effects on health.

Guidelines for MRI breast cancer screening not followed in community settings

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 05:54
Guidelines are not being followed to ensure that breast cancer screening of high risk women, such as those with a strong family history of breast cancer, includes an additional MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan.

Severely preterm children with HRV have lower airway obstruction linked to retractions, wheezing

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 05:48
Human rhinovirus (HRV), the culprit behind most colds, is the leading cause of hospitalization for premature babies. However, in very preterm children, exactly how HRV causes severe respiratory disease -- and which patients may need more intensive observation and treatment -- is less well understood.

Study finds increasing incidence of inflammatory bowel disease in newly industrialized countries

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 05:28
Countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America have seen a rise in incidence of inflammatory bowel disease as they have become increasingly industrialized and westernized, a new study has found.

Baby-led weaning approach does not increase choking risk, research finds

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 05:14
New research from Swansea University shows that letting babies feed themselves solid foods from as young as six months does not increase the risk of them choking compared to spoon-feeding them.

Research findings offer path for drug discovery to treat hyperaldosteronism

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:18
A new study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, in collaboration with researchers at Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the National Institutes of Health, identifies a mechanism that explains the development of hyperaldosteronism.

Higher educational attainment associated with lower risk of Alzheimer's disease

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 21:24
Using genetic information, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden provide new evidence that higher educational attainment is strongly associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease. The study is published in The BMJ.

Huntington's patients need better communication around assisted dying, study shows

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 21:20
Research has shown that better communication around assisted dying is needed between clinician and patients diagnosed with Huntington's Disease.

Study paves way for new therapeutic strategies to impede growth of virus-induced cancers

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 20:49
Researchers at the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore have identified a novel molecular pathway by which a tumor suppressor, TIP60, inhibits the growth of cancer cells.

Researchers test orange light treatment at emergency psychiatric care

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:30
Can orange light therapy help people who have serious mental disorders? Who hear voices and see things that aren't there? Or who are thinking about committing suicide?

People who go to sleep late have wider social networks than morning persons

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:21
Using anonymous mobile phone data, Aalto University doctoral researcher Talayeh Aledavood has tapped into patterns in people's behavior. She has found out that our 'chronotypes' - our inherent periods of sleep during a 24-hour-period - correlate with the size of our social networks and how much we are in contact with others and also the kind of chronotypes with whom we interact.

Study reveals connection between restless sleep and Parkinson's disease

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:08
A study published in the neurological journal, The Lancet Neurology, has identified that patients with rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) have a dopamine deficiency in the brain and suffer from a form of brain inflammation. They are subjected to increased risks of developing dementia or Parkinson's disease as they grow older.

Duration and quality of sleep improves for retired people, research finds

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:54
When people retire from work life, they sleep approximately 20 minutes longer than before retirement. The quality of sleep also improves, as retired people experience less early morning awakenings or nonrestorative sleep, unlike in their last working years.

New tests offer better chance for more accurate detection of Lyme disease

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:50
New tests to detect early Lyme disease - which is increasing beyond the summer months -could replace existing tests that often do not clearly identify the infection before health problems occur.

Using atraumatic needles for lumbar punctures decreases risk of complications

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:41
The type of needle used during a lumbar puncture makes a significant difference in the subsequent occurrence of headache, nerve irritation and hearing disturbance in patients, according to a study by Hamilton medical researchers.

Powerful clot-busting drugs reserved for selected patients with deep vein thrombosis

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 15:59
Not all patients with blood clots in their legs – a condition known as deep vein thrombosis – need to receive powerful but risky clot-busting drugs, according to results of a large-scale, multicenter clinical trial.

Healthy diet may be linked to less disability, fewer symptoms for people with MS

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 15:38
For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), eating a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grains may be linked to having less disability and fewer symptoms than people whose diet is less healthy, according to a study published in the December 6, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Fusobacterium may play role in colon cancer growth, study finds

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:47
Like nomads who carry tokens of home on their travels, colorectal cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body appear to bring several of the species of bacteria that were their companions in the colon, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists report in a new study in the journal Science.