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Japan Just Approved a New Drug That Can Kill the Flu Virus In Just One Day

As the worst flu season in a decade rages on, a potentially groundbreaking new drug that can kill the flu virus in just one day has won regulatory …

Public Health

Global warming gas significantly improves antibiotic effectiveness

While many bacteria developing a resistance to antibiotics, a gas at the heart of climate change could actually be our secret weapon.<p>It seems hard to …

Microbiology

Experimental stroke drug succeeds in preliminary trials

A new anti-stroke drug has now successfully passed preliminary clinical trials, leading its developers to enthuse over its potential as a more …

Medical Research

Your gut flora may protect against sepsis

Gut flora may play an important role in protecting against sepsis through their influence on blood levels of certain antibodies.<p>This was the …

Medicine

Type 1 diabetes: Does the gut hold the key to prevention?

Targeting specific microbiota in the gut could be one way to protect against type 1 diabetes, a new study concludes.<p>Researchers from the University …

Medical Research

Trump administration unveils alternative to Obamacare

Americans will soon have one more alternative to Obamacare, thanks to the Trump administration.<p>Officials Tuesday proposed regulations that will make it easier to obtain coverage through short-term health insurance plans-- which don't have to adhere to the Affordable Care Act's consumer protections …

Health Care

Psoriasis drug may lower heart disease risk

A drug used to combat the common skin condition psoriasis may help to protect the heart. A new study shows that it can reduce aortic inflammation, a …

Cardiovascular System

Drugmakers' Rare Disease R&D Incentives Cut in GOP Tax Bill

Drug and biotechnology companies researching treatments for rare diseases would lose a tax incentive that helps lower the cost of their development …

Biotechnology

Taxes: What you need to know to deduct medical expenses

Some retirees are grumbling that young families are getting a better deal under tax reform. But seniors could be overlooking some good news for deductions for medical expenses.<p>At one point, the heated debate on tax reform called for eliminating the deduction for medical expenses entirely.<p>But the …

Retirement

What Makes the Immune System Compromise Your Health

June 8, 2016 / Moving Science Forward<p>What Makes the Immune System Compromise Your Health?<p>Janus kinase (JAK) enzymes can be responsible for …

Immunotherapy

New antibiotic family discovered in dirt

<b>US scientists have discovered a new family of antibiotics in soil samples.</b><p>The natural compounds could be used to combat hard-to-treat infections, the team at Rockefeller University hopes.<p>Tests show the compounds, called malacidins, annihilate several bacterial diseases that have become resistant to …

Medicine

Experimental Drug Promises to Kill the Flu Virus in a Day

As Americans suffer through the worst influenza outbreak in almost a decade, a Japanese drugmaker says it has developed a pill that can kill the virus within a day. But even if the experimental drug lives up to the claim, it likely won’t be available in the U.S. until next year at the earliest.<p>A …

Public Health

This new company wants to sequence your genome and let you share it on a blockchain - MIT Technology Review

Cryptocurrency in exchange for your genetic data! Sounds a bit like a scam, but it’s the premise behind a new company founded by a leading …

Blockchain

New compound may stop bacteria from causing sickness

A study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry is the first to describe a signaling pathway that affects communication—a process called …

Biology

Beer compounds may help to treat metabolic syndrome

When it comes to healthful beverages, beer is unlikely to be top of the list. A new study, however, suggests that some compounds in the popular drink …

Diabetes

Unusual lung structures may raise risk of pulmonary disease - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

The internal anatomy of our lungs is surprisingly variable, and some of those variations are associated with a greater risk of chronic obstructive …

Dim Light Affects Brain Negatively, Impairing Memory And Spatial Learning, Study Suggests

The positive effects of bright ambient light are well-known among humans, when it comes to improving cognitive function. A recent study reiterates …

We Need a Universal Flu Vaccine before the Next Pandemic Strikes

This year the world will mark the 100th anniversary of one of the most devastating infectious disease events in recorded history: the 1918 influenza …

Public Health

Sacroiliac Joint Pain Saga

Christy Collins is a young woman with an important story to share about her sacroiliac (SI) joint pain and dysfunction. Considering the prevalence of …

Major League Baseball

Antibiotics link to infection risk in kids

Children whose mothers took antibiotics during pregnancy face a greater risk of needing hospital treatment for infections, research suggests.<p>A study …

Pregnancy

A new blood test can detect eight different cancers in their early stages

Researchers have developed a blood test that can detect the presence of eight common cancers. Called CancerSEEK, the blood test detects tiny amounts …

Cancer

Flu shot less than 20% effective for most common strain this season, scientists find

Early results in line with what Australia experienced during the Southern Hemisphere's flu season<p>The effectiveness of this season's flu shot has been …

Public Health

Sweetening Your Vape With Flavouring Could Be Damaging Your Immune System

Safer to eat than to breathe.<p>Adding a touch of cinnamon or vanilla to your e-cigarette might ease your stress levels, but the same can't be said for …

Immune System

Gut Microbes Combine to Cause Colon Cancer, Study Suggests

Two types of bacteria commonly found in the gut work together to fuel the growth of colon tumors, researchers reported on Thursday.<p>Their study, published in the journal Science, describes what may be a hidden cause of colon cancer, the third most common cancer in the United States. The research …

Cancer

Alzheimer's blood test promises detection years before symptoms develop

Amyloid beta deposits, or plaques, in the brain are the most commonly hypothesized causative agent behind Alzheimer's disease. A new breakthrough …

Dementia

Brain ‘pacemaker’ for Alzheimer’s helps give life back to patients

A brain ‘pacemaker’ for Alzheimer's disease is helping patients to dress themselves, cook and keep up hobbies which they feared losing forever.<p>In a medical first, surgeons in the US implanted electrical wires into the frontal lobes of three people to stimulate their brain cells in the same way that …

Dementia

Alzheimer's Science Shocked by Discovery That Key Protein Behaves Like an Infection

Alzheimer’s disease may spread though the brain like an infection, a new study has found. Most scientists agree that tau proteins are one of the main …

Rise of Deadly Superbug Clostridium Difficile Fueled by Sugar in Chewing Gum and Packaged Foods

A common additive found in packaged foods, baked goods and jam might have helped spur the rise of two deadly strains of bacteria. Known as <i>Clostridium</i> …

How Alzheimer's disease spreads throughout the brain – new study

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating brain illness that affects an estimated 47m people worldwide. It is the most common cause of dementia in the …

Dementia

AmpliPhi's bacteriophage candidates show significant treatment benefits in expanded access study; shares up 30% after hours

Topline data from a single-patient expanded access program involving severely ill antibiotic-resistant patients showed treatment with AmpliPhi …