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Medical Research

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Top Medical Research Articles

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  • Sugar lobby keeps Congress from souring on sugar

    Sugar lobby keeps Congress from souring on sugar
    Sugar lobby keeps Congress from souring on sugar Our mothers told us that sugar is filled with "empty calories," and it can rot your teeth, make you fat and give you diabetes. They told us this because, unfortunately, it's true. But this is...
  • Beneficial gut bacteria show promise for new medical treatments

    By Jeremiah McNichols, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine whatdoctorsknow.com Until the late 20th century, science recognized 11 organ systems--the muscular, skeletal, circulatory and respiratory systems are just a few. Each plays a...
  • TechBits: Analyzing medical data, breaking smartphones

    TechBits: Analyzing medical data, breaking smartphones
    Your smartphone could be a valuable tool for medical research — and for treating a variety of ailments. IBM wants to use the power of its Watson computing system — which famously won TV's "Jeopardy" a few years back — to analyze...
  • Death and taxes: Why tax day may be hazardous to your health

    Death and taxes: Why tax day may be hazardous to your health
    Do you dread tax day? If so, your instincts are good – though your anxiety is probably misdirected. Sending your hard-earned money to the government may bring on chest pains, but the real risk to your health on April 15 is that you could die in...
  • French lawmakers OK health care bill targeting anorexia

    Too-thin models, too much drinking, sexy cigarette packs: France's parliament is cracking down on all of these in a sweeping bill designed to improve public health and trim public health costs — while tackling unhealthy stereotypes along the way....
  • Cow DNA found in human breast milk purchased online

    Cow DNA found in human breast milk purchased online
    Is breast milk always best for babies? Not when it's purchased over the Internet, according to a new study. Researchers who tested 102 samples of breast milk purchased from popular milk-sharing websites found that one in 10 contained substantial amounts...
  • For concussion sufferers, a brain scan may warn it's time to call it quits

    For concussion sufferers, a brain scan may warn it's time to call it quits
    To date, no living person has gotten a definitive diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy - the constellation of cognitive and psychiatric symptoms that appears to result from repeated blows to the head. The definition of the disease itself...
  • Autism could be linked with moms' diabetes during pregnancy

    Diabetes that develops early in pregnancy may increase women's chances of having a child with autism, according to a new study. The risk was seen in young children whose mothers were diagnosed with diabetes during the most crucial period of fetal brain...
  • Courtrooms shouldn't decide science

    This is in response to “Room for reasonable doubt; Doctors and defense attorneys begin to raise questions about criminal convictions that once seemed clear-cut.” Children can suffer devastating brain injury from being shaken or struck. We know...
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine launches Institute for Global Health

    University of Maryland School of Medicine launches Institute for Global Health
    The University of Maryland School of Medicine plans to form an Institute for Global Health to build on vaccine development and other domestic and international public health efforts long underway. The institute, announced recently, will include prominent...
  • Study: Breast cancer overtreatment costs US $4B a year

    Sharpening a medical debate about the costs and benefits of cancer screening, a new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical costs due to mammograms that generate false alarms, and on treatment of certain breast...