Diseases (476 News)

Changes in Blood-Brain Barrier, Intestinal Permeability Found in Individuals With Autism

Jan 21, 2017 8:00 am
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has the dubious distinction of being the fastest-growing developmental disability in the U.S., according to the Centers...

Vaginal Bacteria May Increase a Woman's Susceptibility to HIV

Jan 16, 2017 3:37 pm
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Specific bacteria living in the human vagina may play a previously unrecognized role in the sexual transmission of HIV. Ragon Institute researchers, w...

Experimental Treatment for Parkinson's Symptoms Shows Early Promise

Jan 10, 2017 2:00 pm
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About 14 years ago, Bill Crawford noticed a persistent twitching in one of his fingers that was interfering with his rehearsal time as the music pasto...

Heartburn Drugs May Raise Risk of Stomach Infections

Jan 9, 2017 11:00 am
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People who take heartburn drugs such as Prilosec and Nexium may be at increased risk of two potentially serious gut infections, a new study suggests. ...

Lack of Joy from Music Linked to Brain Disconnection

Jan 6, 2017 2:00 pm
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Have you ever met someone who just wasn't into music? They may have a condition called specific musical anhedonia, which affects three-to-five per...

Living Close to Major Roads Linked to Small Increase in Dementia Risk

Jan 6, 2017 12:00 pm
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Dementia is more common in people who live within 50 metres of a major road than those who live further away, according to a study looking at 6.6 mill...

Aflibercept Rescues Vision After Laser for Diabetic Macular Edema

Jan 5, 2017 2:30 pm
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For eyes experiencing substantial visual loss after macular laser photocoagulation treatment for diabetic macular edema (DME), intravitreal aflibercep...

Shoulder Pain Linked to Increased Heart Disease Risk

Jan 3, 2017 7:00 pm
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After all the lifting, hauling, and wrapping, worn out gift givers may blame the season's physical strain for any shoulder soreness they are feeli...

Weight Gain Worsens Post-Discharge Prognosis in acute Heart Failure

Jan 3, 2017 11:00 am
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For patients with acute heart failure (AHF) who experience minimal weight loss or weight gain, increasing body weight is associated with worse post-di...

Iron Deficiency Anemia Associated With Hearing Loss

Jan 3, 2017 10:00 am
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In a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Kathleen M. Schieffer, B.S., of the Pennsylvania State University College ...

Low Levels of Manganese in Welding Fumes Cause Neurological Problems

Jan 2, 2017 9:00 am
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Welders exposed to airborne manganese at estimated levels below federal occupational safety standards exhibit neurological problems similar to Parkins...

Fish Oil Pills for Pregnant Moms May Cut Asthma Risk in Kids

Jan 1, 2017 1:00 pm
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Children whose moms took high doses of fish oil during their last three months of pregnancy were less likely to develop chronic wheezing problems or a...

Omega-3 Supplements Can Prevent Childhood Asthma

Jan 1, 2017 12:00 pm
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Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third, according to a new study f...

Researchers Identify New Genes Implicated in Neurodegenerative Conditions

Dec 29, 2016 5:00 pm
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An international team of scientists has discovered that the gene, OGDHL, a key protein required for normal function of the mitochondria—the ener...

Discovery of a Genetic Disease Which Causes Brain Aging

Dec 28, 2016 12:00 pm
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A new genetic disease which results in neurodegeneration has been discovered by experts at the University of Sussex. In a study published today, Wedn...

Scientists Identify a New Concussion Biomarker

Dec 27, 2016 1:00 pm
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The secret to reliably diagnosing concussions lies in the brain's ability to process sound, according to a new study by researchers from Northwest...

Measuring Gene Activity in Skin Cells Predicts Progression of Autoimmune Disease

Dec 27, 2016 10:00 am
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Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and six other institutions have designed a new diagnostic tool for a rare and deadly autoimm...

Higher Oxidative Stress Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

Dec 27, 2016 8:00 am
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Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) as a proxy for oxidative stress is associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components, according t...

Researchers Identify Gene Variants Associated With Newly Described Developmental Disorder

Dec 26, 2016 8:00 am
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An international team of scientists has identified variants of the gene EBF3 causing a developmental disorder with features in common with autism. Ide...

Deadly Sleeping Sickness Set to be Eliminated in Six Years

Dec 24, 2016 8:27 pm
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Gambian sleeping sickness - a deadly parasitic disease spread by tsetse flies - could be eliminated in six years in key regions in the Democratic Repu...


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