STUDY REVEALS PREVALENCE OF TEXTING WHILE DRIVING AMONG TEEN DRIVERS

Cellphone use while driving has been estimated to increase crash risk by 2-9 times and texting while driving may be especially risky...

RESEARCHERS FIND STAT3 AS THERAPEUTIC TARGET FOR CHRONIC ACTIVE EBV INFECTION

Tokyo Medical and Dental University study shows that ruxolitinib-induced inhibition of STAT3 activity blocks survival and reduces pro-inflammatory...

 
 
 

NEW CLASS OF INSECT REPELLENTS TO FIGHT AGAINST MOSQUITO-BORNE DISEASES

Nearly 700 million people suffer from mosquito-borne diseases -; such as malaria, West Nile, Zika and dengue fever -; each year, resulting...

RDMD RAISES $3 MILLION IN SEED FUNDING TO ACCELERATE RARE DISEASE RESEARCH, DRUG DEVELOPMENT

RDMD, a healthcare technology company dedicated to accelerating research for patients with rare diseases, today announced that it has...

 
 
 

ARAVIVE BIOLOGICS GAINS FAST TRACK DESIGNATION FOR AVB-S6-500 FROM U.S. FDA

Aravive Biologics, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Fast Track Designation to AVB-S6-500...

CHAGAS DISEASE CAUSES CHRONIC HEART DISEASE AND HAS SPREAD OUTSIDE OF LATIN AMERICA

Chagas disease, caused by infection with a parasite called Trypanosoma cruzi , causes chronic heart disease in about one third of those...

 
 
 

NYU LANGONE'S PERLMUTTER CANCER CENTER EXPANDS BLOOD AND MARROW TRANSPLANT PROGRAM

To further advance the study and treatment of blood cancers, Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health has significantly expanded...

RESEARCHERS CREATE THE WORLD'S FIRST ARTIFICIAL RETINA

Scientists have developed an ultrathin artificial retina that could provide a superior alternative to the visual implants currently...

 
 
 

NEW DRUG SHOWS POTENTIAL TO PREVENT PAINFUL SIDE EFFECT OF THERAPY

About 50,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed annually with head, neck, nasal and oral cancers. Most are treated with radiation, and...

STRAWBERRIES COULD MITIGATE COLONIC INFLAMMATION

Inflammatory bowel disease is a set of painful conditions that can cause severe diarrhea and fatigue. Treatments can include medications...

 
 
 

SALIVA COULD MODIFY DIETARY CHOICES

Saliva is crucial for tasting and digesting food, but scientists have now found that it may have another, more subtle role.

E-CIGARETTES CAN DAMAGE DNA AND INCREASE THE RISK OF CANCER, SAY RESEARCHERS

The chemicals present in e-cigarettes can alter DNA in oral cells and increase the risk of cancer, according a new study.

 
 
 

VAPING MAY MODIFY DNA

The popularity of electronic cigarettes continues to grow worldwide, as many people view them as a safer alternative to smoking. But...

ELEVATED LDL CHOLESTEROL LEVELS LINKED TO HIGHER RISK OF CVD DEATH IN YOUNG, HEALTHY PEOPLE

Young, healthy people may still face a lifetime risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease if they cannot keep their cholesterol...

 
 
 

NEW RESEARCH CENTER AIMS TO IMPROVE HEALTH OUTCOMES FOR PEOPLE WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

Nationally, 1 in 5 adults lives with a disability. But knowing what it's like for those 53 million people to age -; and how their unique...

BOOST-3 CLINICAL TRIAL AIMS TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR SEVERE TBI PATIENTS

An estimated 2.5 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control...

 
 
 

THE MAN WHO SOLD AMERICA ON VITAMIN D - AND PROFITED IN THE PROCESS

Dr. Michael Holick's enthusiasm for vitamin D can be fairly described as extreme.

BABIES DEPENDENT ON OPIOIDS NEED TOUCH, NOT TECH

Dr. Jodi Jackson has worked for years to address infant mortality in Kansas. Often, that means she treats newborns in a high-tech neonatal...

 
 
 

GBCA CREATES MODEL FOR DEVELOPING SCIENTIST-ADVOCATE COLLABORATIONS IN CANCER RESEARCH

At Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, a group of breast cancer advocates say they've created a model for developing productive,...

BRAIN TUMORS TRAP IMMUNE CELLS NEEDED TO FIGHT CANCER IN THE BONE MARROW, FINDS RESEARCH

Certain brain cancers are associated with low numbers of immune system T-cells circulating in the peripheral blood. Low T-cell numbers...

 
 
 



People who research their symptoms online understand their doctors better...

People who research their symptoms online understand their doctors better, finds study

Researchers at the St Vincent's and Austin hospitals in Melbourne, Australia, say people feel able to ask their doctors more informed questions if they research their symptoms... Read more ...

E-cigarettes raise the risk of mouth cancer by damaging DNA

E-cigarettes raise the risk of mouth cancer by damaging DNA

Trendy vapes that millions of Americans use instead of smoking cigarettes may still raise oral cancer risks by altering DNA in the mouth, a small new University of Minnesota... Read more ...

Oral Cancer Treatment Side Effect Prevented by New Drug

Oral Cancer Treatment Side Effect Prevented by New Drug

Common cancer treatment side effect known as oral mucositis can now be prevented by a newly developed drug, says study. Read more ...

US study reveals 1 in 3 teens have not read a book in the past YEAR

US study reveals 1 in 3 teens have not read a book in the past YEAR

Researchers from San Diego State University found just 16 percent of those aged between 17 and 18 read a book for pleasure every day, compared to 60 percent in the late 1970s. Read more ...

Maple-leaf extract is a 'plant-based Botox', scientists claim

Maple-leaf extract is a 'plant-based Botox', scientists claim

Researchers from the University of Rhode Island found that extracts in maple leaves, known as GCGs, inhibit the enzyme that causes skin to lose its elasticity and could be used... Read more ...

Simple Score Can Help Identify Heart Attack Symptoms Much Faster

Simple Score Can Help Identify Heart Attack Symptoms Much Faster

Simple lab score can diagnose heart attack symptoms much faster and safer than current methods. Read more ...

Two New Studies Pour Cold Water On Water's Role In Weight Management

Two New Studies Pour Cold Water On Water's Role In Weight Management

Two new studies are bound to disappoint those who still want to believe water makes a difference in weight management. The first of these studies, Increasing water intake... Read more ...

E-cigarettes Can Damage DNA and Raise the Risk of Cancer

E-cigarettes Can Damage DNA and Raise the Risk of Cancer

E-cigarettes can damage genetic material or DNA in users which may raise cancer risk, finds a new study. Read more ...

Strawberries could treat bowel disease, reduce diarrhoea and weight loss

Strawberries could treat bowel disease, reduce diarrhoea and weight loss

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts claim eating whole strawberries could help calm inflammation in the colon among people with inflammatory bowel disease. Read more ...

Drinking Milk at Breakfast can Lower Diabetes, Obesity Risk

Drinking Milk at Breakfast can Lower Diabetes, Obesity Risk

Consuming high-protein milk in the morning along with your breakfast cereal can slow digestion, lower blood sugar levels and improves satiety at lunchtime. This dietary... Read more ...