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    Doctors Say They’ve Found a ‘Game Changing’ Stem Cell Treatment for MS

    Monday, March 19, 2018 -- Stem cell treatments are looking strong in the interim results of an international trial

    No more menthol? FDA to limit tobacco flavoring

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 -- FDA asks for input on limiting cigars, chewing tobacco, and e-cigarettes, too

    How an existing diabetes drug controls pancreatic cancer

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 -- A new study suggests that targeting the RET signaling pathway with metformin might offer a new way to stop the growth and spread of pancreatic cancer.

    High fitness may slash dementia risk, study says

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 -- A new study from Sweden asks whether the level of physical fitness at middle age could influence women's risk of developing dementia later in life.

    Asthma epidemic at Pittsburgh elementary school linked to pollution from nearby coke plant

    Friday, March 16, 2018 -- (Natural News) According to a report, the Clairton Coke Works Plant in Pennsylvania has been linked to an alarming “asthma epidemic” at an elementary school in Pittsburgh. Researchers revealed that constant toxic pollution, coming from a neighboring coke plant, is the major cause of the almost doubled asthma rates of children at an elementary school. Clairton Elementary... Read More

    Can Floatation Therapy Reduce Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression?

    Friday, March 16, 2018 -- Researchers in the United States investigate whether floatation therapy can reduce symptoms of anxiety, stress, and depression in a clinical sample. Floatation therapy was invented to create an environment that restricts the amount of external sensory input that reaches the body. External sensory input is any outside event that is perceived by our senses like […] The post Can Floatation Therapy Reduce Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression? appeared first on Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research.

    Vegans may be at risk for iodine deficiency, according to new study

    Friday, March 16, 2018 -- (Natural News) Giving up entire categories of food can be a good idea from a health standpoint, but it’s important to be smart about it. You can certainly give up soda or sweets without missing out on anything your body needs, but it’s a different story when it comes to other food groups. For example,... Read More

    Arthritis supplement may drive skin cancer

    Friday, March 16, 2018 -- Study using mice and cells finds that chondroitin-4-sulfate, a widely used dietary supplement for osteoarthritis, drives cell growth in a type of melanoma.

    Process Discovered That Converts Blood Vessels to Blood Stem Cells During Early Development

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 -- Scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute in the U.K. and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Rome say they found a switch that instructs blood vessel cells to become blood stem cells during embryonic development. The team discovered that two sets of specific factors in the cells work against each other, and when the balance of these changes, the vascular tube cells convert to free blood cells.  The study (“ Single-Cell Transcriptomics Reveals a New Dynamical Function of Transcription Factors during Embryonic Hematopoiesis ”), published in  eLife , could pave the way for further research into creating new blood cells for transplants and for understanding cancer development, according to the researchers. “Recent advances in single-cell transcriptomics techniques have opened the door

    Trichomonas vaginalis disproportionately affects the black community: Study

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 -- In a new Johns Hopkins study, researchers have added to evidence that Trichomonas vaginalis (TV), the world’s most common curable sexually transmitted infection (STI), disproportionately affects the black community. A report of the findings, published March 15 in Clinical Infectious Diseases, highlights the major racial/ethnic disparities in TV infection in the United States population, calling on […] The post Trichomonas vaginalis disproportionately affects the black community: Study appeared first on Outbreak News Today.

    Why does Australia have so much skin cancer? (Hint: it's not because of an ozone hole)

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 -- White people are not made for Australia's weather conditions. from www.shutterstock.comThis article is part of our series about skin: why we have it, what it does, and what can go wrong. Read other articles in the series here. Skin cancer is one of Australia’s most common cancers, with data showing almost a million cases of skin cancer in 2015. Skin cancer is primarily caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, causing DNA damage to skin cells. If this damage is not repaired by the body’s internal DNA repair machinery, then faulty cell replication can occur – triggering the abnormal growth of cells – which eventually become cancers. People with pale skin types are more vulnerable

    AIDS Researcher Top Candidate to Lead the C.D.C.

    Saturday, March 17, 2018 -- Dr. Robert R. Redfield, a founder of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is the leading candidate to head the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Ukraine: More than 7,000 measles cases reported in first 10 weeks

    Sunday, March 18, 2018 -- According to the operational data of the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine (computer translated),  for the first 10 weeks of 2018, 7069 people have been infected by measles– 2,434 adults and 4635 children. Fortunately, health officials the number of new cases of measles in Ukraine has decreased by another 10% since last week. Most […] The post Ukraine: More than 7,000 measles cases reported in first 10 weeks appeared first on Outbreak News Today.

    FDA Moves To Cut Nicotine In Cigarettes, Helping Smokers Kick Habit

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 -- In a historic move, the Food and Drug Administration stated its intent Thursday to require tobacco companies to cut nicotine levels in their products to make them less addictive. Stripping cigarettes of addictive power could lead an estimated 5 million adults to quit smoking within a year of the plan.

    Folic Acid Overconsumption May Contribute to Diabetes

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 -- A study recently published in Frontiers in Endocrinology by researchers from the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami, discusses that folic acid overconsumption may be linked to the development of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. What It Is Folate (vitamin B9) is naturally found in foods such as leafy green vegetables, lentils, […]

    To Fight Tuberculosis in the Global South, Look to Apple as a Model

    Friday, March 16, 2018 -- Artist’s rendering of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes tuberculosis.

    France reports significant increase in measles

    Sunday, March 18, 2018 -- French health officials, Sante Publique France, report measles is currently affecting several French regions and the rapid increase in the number of cases since the beginning of the year giving rise to fears of another major epidemic throughout the country. After having decreased between 2012 and 2016, the number of measles cases has increased significantly since November […] The post France reports significant increase in measles appeared first on Outbreak News Today.

    How Many Get Kidney Disease After 40 Years With Type 1 Diabetes?

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 -- End-stage renal disease (ESRD) occurs when chronic kidney disease has progressed to its last stages. It’s one of the more feared diabetes complications. As the Mayo Clinic states, “With end-stage renal disease, you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive. But you may also choose to forgo dialysis or transplant and opt for […]

    Mundipharma to market Herceptin biosimilar in key EU markets

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 -- Mundipharma has signed a deal with Celltrion to market a biosimilar of Roche’s Herceptin (trastuzumab) in seven European countries. Breast cancer blockbuster Herceptin earned $2.26 billion in Europe last year, and Celltrion and its competitors wan...

    How high altitudes could raise risk of depression, suicide

    Friday, March 16, 2018 -- Researchers have found that people who live in states with a higher altitude may be at greater risk of suicide, possibly due to having lower blood oxygen.