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Medical Research

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  • Study questions accuracy of certain tumor-only gene mapping

    More cancer patients are getting the genes in their tumors mapped to help guide their treatment. New research suggests that isn't always accurate enough, and a second test could help ferret out the culprit genes. Cancer involves two sets of genetic...
  • FDA approves new type of heart failure drug from Amgen

    Patients with chronic heart failure, a disabling, deadly disease that worsens as the heart gradually pumps less efficiently, are getting a much-needed new option with U.S. approval Wednesday of a novel drug from Amgen Inc. Corlanor is the first...
  • Antidepressants: a deadly treatment?

    Antidepressants: a deadly treatment?
    The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, allegedly the intentional act of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, and the deaths of all 150 people on board is indeed a tragedy. But some good may come out of it if it induces people to take another look at those substances...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Illinois mulls expanded disease list for medical marijuana program

    Illinois mulls expanded disease list for medical marijuana program
    Illinois residents have petitioned the state to add more than 20 medical conditions to the medical marijuana program, including anxiety, migraines, insomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder. Petitioners identifying themselves as veterans of Vietnam and...
  • 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....
  • 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...