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A Really Common Medication Has Been Linked to Doubled Risk of Stomach Cancer

Here's what you need to know.<p>A class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux and heartburn has been linked to a greater-than-doubled risk of …

Medical Research

DNA tests for IQ are coming, but it might not be smart to take one - MIT Technology Review

Ready for a world in which a $50 DNA test can predict your odds of earning a PhD or forecast which toddler gets into a selective preschool?<p>Robert …

Genetics

What are the effects of low albumin?

Hypoalbuminemia occurs when albumin levels in the blood are very low. Albumin is a blood protein that makes up a significant portion of the blood …

Heart scanner at Ulster Hospital is world first

THE world's first bespoke CT cardiac scanner that will allow doctors to diagnose a heart attack before it happens has been installed at a Northern …

Medical Research

Could hyperbaric treatment heal the brain?

Each year, thousands of Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury. In 2013, about 2.8 million TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths occurred in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of these are what are called mild …

Medicine

Does metformin help you lose weight?

Metformin is a drug that doctors use to treat people with type 2 diabetes. It works alongside other medication and insulin to lower blood sugar in …

Flu Can Raise Risk Of Heart Attack, Study Finds

The United States is in the grip of a severe flu season. So far, 37 children have died and nearly 12,000 patients are in hospitals nationwide. …

Researchers used virtual reality to gain insight into how our brains assemble memories

Memory Research<p>Researchers are using virtual reality (VR) to better explore how human brains assemble memories and organize them in context. In a new …

Microbiology

Medical Education

We don’t need no obsolete medical education, sings the average medical student leaning on a fat volume of anatomy. Rightly so, as in the 21st …

Digital Health

Turns Out a Common Infection Might Have Killed Off the Aztecs

Scientists may have finally solved a 500-year old "whodunnit" mystery.<p>Any student of the history of the Americas knows that indigenous populations in …

Anthropology

Hospitals find other ways to deliver medicine amid IV bag shortage

As hospitals across the country cope with a bad flu season, they also must figure out how to deliver some medicines without an important tool of the trade, the intravenous fluid bag.<p>Hurricane Maria’s destruction of Puerto Rico, the key American manufacturing hub for medical supplies, triggered a …

Puerto Rico

A robotic implant could treat congenital disorders in babies

Robotic Implant<p>When implanted, a new robot is able to promote tissue growth by pulling and tugging at organs. It may sound alarming, but this new …

Medicine

Five things you should know about this year’s very bad flu

The nation is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad flu season.<p>Flu is widespread in 46 states, according to reports to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Nationally, as of mid-December, at least 106 people had died of the infectious disease.<p>In addition, states across the …

Public Health

Many With Irregular Heartbeat Missing Out on Stroke-Preventing Treatments

<b>By Alan Mozes</b><i><br>HealthDay Reporter</i><p>WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors know that a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation …

Medical Research

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Medical Journals

Ibuprofen — Painkiller Medicine May Lead To Male Infertility, Claims Recent Study

Ibuprofen is one of the most common drugs in the world. The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) is being consumed by hundreds of thousands …

Biomedicine

Doctors write exercise prescription to repair a damaged heart

If your new year resolution to “exercise and get fit” has already fallen by the wayside‚ a team of US cardiologists can help.

Repairs

What is 'Aussie' flu and should we be worried?

<b>The NHS is preparing itself for a bad flu season.</b><p>One of the strains circulating this year - H3N2 - has been dubbed Aussie flu because it is the same strain that recently caused big problems for Australia.<p>Australia's 2017 flu season was the worst the country had experienced in nearly a …

Public Health

Bio-programming toolkit maker Asimov launches with $4.7M from Andreessen Horowitz

Biotech is one of today’s many hot frontiers of technology, but one thing holding it back is that it’s significantly less amenable to traditional computing techniques than other areas. A new startup called Asimov, spun off from research at MIT, is working on bridging the gap between the digital and …

Isaac Asimov

How Does the Flu Actually Kill People?

One Sunday in November 20-year-old Alani Murrieta of Phoenix began to feel sick and left work early. She had no preexisting medical conditions but …

Public Health

FDA clears AliveCor’s Kardiaband as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch

The Food and Drug Administration has just cleared AliveCor’s Kardiaband EKG reader as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch.<p>Europe has been able to use a version of the Kardiaband for Apple Watch for some time now but, thanks to the new FDA approval, the device can now be used in …

Medical Technology

‘Alien’ DNA makes proteins in living cells for the first time

Expanded genetic alphabet could allow for the production of new protein-based drugs.<p>Life has spent the past few billion years working with a narrow …

Genetics

How Fast Did Bacteria Develop a Resistance to the Earliest Antibiotics?

48<p>SHARES<p>It took nearly three decades after Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin for other scientists to develop a version of the drug that worked …

Medicine

Grandview Heart Health: New MitraClip procedure makes heart surgery an option for frail patients

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (CBS42 Community) - Do you have trouble catching your breath as you walk from room to room? Is it difficult to breathe when you lie …

Public health officials on alert after increase in invasive group A strep cases

Public health officials are on alert after record numbers of invasive group A streptococcal infections have left seven dead in Ottawa this year and …

Health agency reveals scourge of fake drugs in developing world

WHO data suggest around 10% of medications in poorer countries are fraudulent or substandard.<p>One in ten medicines in developing countries is fake or …

Public Health