BBC News Health
- Naked mole-rat gives cancer clues Naked mole-rat gives cancer clues
A rodent that never gets cancer could hold the key to preventing or treating malignant tumours, say scientists.
- Food labels system to be rolled out Food labels system to be rolled out
A new consistent system of front-of-pack food labelling is to be introduced in the UK, the government says.
- Surgery reduction hope on cancer Surgery reduction hope on cancer
Some breast cancer sufferers could be treated with radiotherapy instead of more invasive surgery after a Europe-wide study involving Cardiff doctors.
- US House passes abortion-limits bill US House passes abortion-limits bill
The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives passes a bill to restrict abortions to the first 20 weeks after conception.
- Doctors plea for Guantanamo care Doctors plea for Guantanamo care
An open letter published in the Lancet medical journal calls for hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay detainees to receive independent medical care.
CNN Health News
- Migraine awareness Migraine awareness
What is a migraine? How do you know you have one? What can be done? CNN's Holly Firfer reports.
- Head lice don't take summer off Head lice don't take summer off
Yes, I ironed my daughter's mattress wearing a shower cap. After I found lice eggs in her hair, I freaked. But experts say not to panic.
- Yes, oral sex can lead to cancer Yes, oral sex can lead to cancer
Actor Michael Douglas made headlines after saying that his throat cancer may have been caused by HPV transmitted through oral sex.
- Getting fit for summer Getting fit for summer
CNN's Holly Firfer shows us one of the best workouts to help you get fit for summer.
- Staying safe in tornado aftermath Staying safe in tornado aftermath
Reporter Holly Firfer offers advice on how to stay safe in the rubble left behind by a tornado.
- Current Possibilities for Clinical Research Current Possibilities for Clinical Research
I got a visit from a new patient at my orthopaedic practice. He presented with severe osteoarthritis of the right knee and it so happens that I am currently doing a clinical study in lower extremity osteoarthritis and have already enrolled [...]
- Neurotrack – The Wonder of Catching Alzheimer’s Disease Early Gives Hope. Neurotrack – The Wonder of Catching Alzheimer’s Disease Early Gives Hope.
MedCrunch talked to Eli Kaplan the CEO of Neurotrack represented in the Hive at TEDMED about her exciting and meaningful venture – Neurotrack. MedCrunch: Hi Eli, Can you tell us a bit about Neurotrack? Eli Kaplan: Neurotrack is an early [.
- The Beginning of Medical School The Beginning of Medical School
Only two months stand between me and the first day of medical school. How am I feeling about that right now? Well, it really is a combination of excitement and nervousness. I am elated this day has finally arrived; I am beginning a new care [...]
- Vishal Gulati – Disrupting Digital Health Vishal Gulati – Disrupting Digital Health
Today, MedCrunch surprises its readers with an exclusive interview on digital health. Vishal Gulati, managing director of Radiant Capital and founder of Digitome, has over ten years of experience as a health care investor, special diagnosti [...]
- What We Learned from Studying 16 Million Cancer Conversations per Year What We Learned from Studying 16 Million Cancer Conversations per Year
Last week, the W2O Group published a large-scale study of online conversations about cancer. This study, for the first time, featured public conversations on blogs, Facebook, twitter, YouTube, user forums and mainstream news side-by-side wi [...]
Medical News Today - All News
- Overweight Women Who Lose Weight Experience Improved Memory Overweight Women Who Lose Weight Experience Improved Memory
Memory improves in older, overweight women after they lose weight by dieting, and their brain activity actually changes in the regions of the brain that are important for memory tasks, a new study finds. The results were presented at The En [...]
- Stress Hormones Found In Healthy, Full-Term Babies Different From Those Of Their Mothers Stress Hormones Found In Healthy, Full-Term Babies Different From Those Of Their Mothers
A University of Calgary researcher has identified how a steroid hormone may indicate infant distress during labour and delivery. The study, published by PLOS ONE this month, suggests that a full-term, healthy baby preferentially secretes a [...]
- Transgender Adolescents Can Safely Receive Hormone Treatment To Halt Puberty Transgender Adolescents Can Safely Receive Hormone Treatment To Halt Puberty
Hormone treatment to halt puberty in adolescents with gender identity disorder does not cause lasting harm to their bones, a new study finds. The results were presented at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. "Hormo [...]
- In Obese And Overweight Children, Vitamin D Deficiency Linked To Increased Allergy Risk And Severity In Obese And Overweight Children, Vitamin D Deficiency Linked To Increased Allergy Risk And Severity
One reason why obese children and teenagers are more likely to have hard-to-control asthma and allergies may be vitamin D deficiency, a new study finds. Results of the study were presented at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in S [...]
- Girls With Anorexia Nervosa Suffer Reduced Anxiety With Estrogen Replacement Therapy Girls With Anorexia Nervosa Suffer Reduced Anxiety With Estrogen Replacement Therapy
Estrogen replacement therapy is associated with a significant decrease in anxiety symptoms among girls with anorexia nervosa, a new clinical trial finds. The results were presented today at The Endocrine Society's Annual Meeting in San Fran [...]
MedLine Plus News and Press Releases
- Overexposure to Sun's Rays Can Cause Painful, Temporary Blindness Overexposure to Sun's Rays Can Cause Painful, Temporary Blindness
Source: American Academy of Ophthalmology Related MedlinePlus Pages: Eye Injuries, Eye Wear, Sun Exposure
- Is It Really a Summer Cold? Is It Really a Summer Cold?
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Common Cold, Hay Fever
- Endoscopes Not Always Cleaned Properly Endoscopes Not Always Cleaned Properly
Used to examine patients' gastrointestinal tracts, dirty devices might pose infection riskSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Endoscopy, Infection Control
- Babies May Benefit from Liver Transplant Advances Babies May Benefit from Liver Transplant Advances
Partial organs from deceased donors increasingly common, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Liver Transplantation, Uncommon Infant and Newborn Problems
- Global Population Could Hit 11 Billion by 2100 Global Population Could Hit 11 Billion by 2100
Projected increase now even higher than predicted in 2011, mainly due to birth rates in Africa, experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: International Health
- HIV Experience Shaped New AMA President's Views HIV Experience Shaped New AMA President's Views
(MedPage Today) -- Ardis Hoven, MD, was inaugurated Tuesday night as the American Medical Association's 168th president. She sat down with MedPage Today for a one-on-one interview.
- A Little Estrogen Goes a Long Way in Preventing UTI (CME/CE) A Little Estrogen Goes a Long Way in Preventing UTI (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Short-term estrogen therapy induced cellular changes in urothelium consistent with improved ability to fight off urinary tract infection, results from clinical and preclinical studies suggested.
- CDC: Flu Shots Averted Millions of Cases (CME/CE) CDC: Flu Shots Averted Millions of Cases (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Vaccination prevented between 1.1 million and 5 million cases of the flu per season over a 6-year period, according to new estimates.
- New Coronavirus 'Eerily' Like SARS (CME/CE) New Coronavirus 'Eerily' Like SARS (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- The novel coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East is eerily similar to SARS, according to an expert who was part of a team studying a cluster of cases in hospitals in Saudi Arabia.
- ICD Not to Blame for Higher CV Mortality After Shock (CME/CE) ICD Not to Blame for Higher CV Mortality After Shock (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Certain inappropriate shocks from an implantable cardioverter defibrillator are associated with an increased mortality risk, but it may be the underlying arrhythmia that is more detrimental to patient health, a study foun [...]
- Traveling Children Should Get Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine Traveling Children Should Get Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine
Use of the Japanese encephalitis vaccine, which was licensed for use in adults aged 17 years or older in 2009, should be expanded to include children as young as 2 months, a CDC panel says. Medscape Medical News
- Involve Community Docs to Improve Appropriate Antibiotic Use Involve Community Docs to Improve Appropriate Antibiotic Use
Reaching out to physicians practicing in the community can help them make appropriate antibiotic choices and is essential for antimicrobial stewardship to be effective. Medscape Medical News
- Tocilizumab Impresses in Polyarticular Juvenile Arthritis Tocilizumab Impresses in Polyarticular Juvenile Arthritis
Results from the pivotal CHERISH trial are so strong the US Food and Drug Administration has already approved the drug for this indication. Medscape Medical News
- Estrogen Appears Protective Against Urinary Tract Infections Estrogen Appears Protective Against Urinary Tract Infections
Estradiol may have beneficial antimicrobial effects in postmenopausal women, suggesting that estrogen supplementation or creams could be beneficial for preventing recurrent UTIs in this population. Medscape Medical News
- 'Lessebo' Effect in PD a Game-Changer for Study Design? 'Lessebo' Effect in PD a Game-Changer for Study Design?
A novel study provides preliminary evidence that a placebo arm reduces the measured efficacy of an active treatment in controlled trials of new drugs for Parkinson's disease. Medscape Medical News
National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases
- Participants sought for NIH study of adrenal disorder Participants sought for NIH study of adrenal disorder
Study will examine effectiveness of a new hormone pump.
- NIH to fund collaborations with industry to identify new uses for existing compounds NIH to fund collaborations with industry to identify new uses for existing compounds
Crowdsourcing initiative will enable exploration of potential treatments in eight disease areas
- NIH launches Dietary Supplement Label Database NIH launches Dietary Supplement Label Database
Searchable collection contains product information and ingredients from labels of dietary supplements sold in U.S.
- NCATS to announce awards for Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules program NCATS to announce awards for Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules program
Media briefing with NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, M.D.
- New exhibition makes genome accessible to public New exhibition makes genome accessible to public
Unique NIH-Smithsonian collaboration unlocks the present and future of genome science.
New York Times Health News
- Trial Run: Sunscreen No Longer Just for Sun Trial Run: Sunscreen No Longer Just for Sun
Which “city” formulations are most comfortable? Below, a few are reviewed.
- National Briefing | New England: Condoms Approved for Schools in Massachusetts National Briefing | New England: Condoms Approved for Schools in Massachusetts
The new policy allows students to obtain condoms, unless parents opt them out, and makes sexual education a required part of school health curricula.
- East Wing Journal: Michelle Obama Promotes Healthy Eating With a Grass-Roots Campaign East Wing Journal: Michelle Obama Promotes Healthy Eating With a Grass-Roots Campaign
As part of the first lady’s agenda to improve children’s eating habits, a healthy recipe contest will culminate with the winning authors joining her for a “state dinner.”
- The Calorie-Packed Perk The Calorie-Packed Perk
Small, high-growth tech companies have a reputation for showering employees with perks, many of them calorie-packed.
- Investigation Follows Trail Of a Virus In Hospitals Investigation Follows Trail Of a Virus In Hospitals
An international team found that a person can get sick 5.2 days after being exposed to the MERS virus, which has infected 64 people in 38 countries.
ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine News
- Gene silencing spurs fountain of youth in mouse brain Gene silencing spurs fountain of youth in mouse brain
Cognitive decline in old age is linked to decreasing production of new neurons. Scientists have discovered in mice that significantly more neurons are generated in the brains of older animals if a signaling molecule called Dickkopf-1 is tur [...]
- For drug makers, new 3-D control opens wealth of options For drug makers, new 3-D control opens wealth of options
Scientists have demonstrated a new, highly versatile approach for quickly assembling drug-like compounds, establishing a broad new route to drug discovery and medical treatment.
- Translation error tracked in the brain of dementia patients: Scientists identify enigmatic aggregates linked to neurodegenerative diseases Translation error tracked in the brain of dementia patients: Scientists identify enigmatic aggregates linked to neurodegenerative diseases
In certain dementias silent areas of the genetic code are translated into highly unusual proteins by mistake. The proteins that have now been identified shouldn't actually exist.
- Scientists solve mercury mystery, taking big step toward protecting human health Scientists solve mercury mystery, taking big step toward protecting human health
By identifying two genes required for transforming inorganic into organic mercury, which is far more toxic, scientists have just taken a significant step toward protecting human health.
- Excess protein linked to development of Parkinson's disease Excess protein linked to development of Parkinson's disease
Researchers say overexpression of a protein called alpha-synuclein appears to disrupt vital recycling processes in neurons, starting with the terminal extensions of neurons and working its way back to the cells’ center, with the potential c [...]
WebMD Health News
- Kids With Autism May Find Human Voice Unpleasant Kids With Autism May Find Human Voice Unpleasant
MRI shows weaker connection to brain's reward center in those who have high-functioning autism
- Early, Severe Flu Season Caused Big Rise in Child Deaths: CDC Early, Severe Flu Season Caused Big Rise in Child Deaths: CDC
Senior hospitalizations also up during 2012-13 onslaught, U.S. health officials say
- Skipping Breakfast May Raise Diabetes Risk Skipping Breakfast May Raise Diabetes Risk
Overweight women who ate morning meal had lower blood sugar, better insulin response in small study
- Arizona OK's Medicaid Expansion Arizona OK's Medicaid Expansion
Arizona lawmakers have approved Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. - WebMD
- Saturated Fat May Make the Brain Vulnerable to Alzheimer's Saturated Fat May Make the Brain Vulnerable to Alzheimer's
Researchers say a small, new study shows that fat cut the body's level of a chemical that keeps Alzheimer's at bay
World Health Organization News
- WHO issues guidance on emerging double threat of childhood obesity and undernutrition in low- and middle-income countries WHO issues guidance on emerging double threat of childhood obesity and undernutrition in low- and middle-income countries
5 June 2013 -- Many low- and middle-income countries are neglecting overweight and obesity as major health threats, with policies in place to tackle undernutrition, but lack policies to halt the growing burden of diseases due to the rise o [...]
- WHO interim guidance on the use of bedaquiline to treat MDR-TB WHO interim guidance on the use of bedaquiline to treat MDR-TB
13 June 2013 -- WHO estimates that up to half a million new cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) occur worldwide, each year. For the first time in over 40 years, a new TB drug with a novel mechanism of action - bedaquiline- is [...]
- Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus: Joint Kingdom of Saudi Arabia/WHO mission Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus: Joint Kingdom of Saudi Arabia/WHO mission
10 June 2013 -- Between 4 and 9 June 2013, a joint mission of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the World Health Organization (WHO) met in Riyadh to assess the situation due to a new coronavirus in the Kingdom. This virus has recently been na [...]
- Ban tobacco advertising to protect young people Ban tobacco advertising to protect young people
29 May 2013 -- On World No Tobacco Day, 31 May, WHO is calling for countries to ban all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship to help reduce the number of tobacco users. Tobacco use kills nearly 6 million people every year [...]
- Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly closes with concern over new global health threat Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly closes with concern over new global health threat
27 May 2013 -- After seven days of intense discussions, the 66th World Health Assembly (WHA) concluded with agreement on a range of new public health measures and recommendations aimed at securing greater health benefits for all people, eve [...]