(Reuters Health) – – Not using cannabis for a month could improve learning ability for adolescents and young adults who used the drug at least weekly, a U.S. study suggests.
New accelerator-based technology aims to reduce the side effects of cancer radiation therapy by shrinking its duration from minutes to under a second. Built into future compact medical devices, technology developed for high-energy physics could also he…
A recent study has shown how using cultured cells from patients with psychotic disorders to investigate abnormalities in nerve connections in the brain could lead to new treatments.
The founder of a British company that sold products containing a plasma-derived protein to thousands of vulnerable patients by claiming it could cure cancer, among other diseases, has been jailed. Medscape Medical News
– Acupuncture and yoga could offer relief from the hot flashes of menopause, a new analysis suggests.
(Reuters Health) – Non-smokers who live where smoking is banned in public places may have lower blood pressure than non-smokers who aren’t protected by these types of laws, a U.S. study suggests.
The majority of YouTube videos on prostate cancer contain misleading or biased information either in the content itself or in the comments made by viewers after watching the video, new research shows. Medscape Medical News
Healthcare resources and reduction of risk factors, including dietary and lifestyle changes, are needed to curb the growing chronic kidney disease burden, a study has found. Medscape Medical News
Two separate documents describe studies that need to be conducted to obtain clearance for these devices to be used in healthcare and home settings. Medscape Medical News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved on Friday the first test – a diagnostic from Meridian Bioscience Inc – to help detect a type of herpes virus in newborns.
While acknowledging the study’s limitations, observers say ‘the lessons learned from the FFR trials in PCI may not be extrapolated to CABG patients.’ Medscape Medical News
The U.S. health regulator on Thursday warned a California-based manufacturer and retailer against advertising its e-cigarette liquids with nicotine in a way that may cause the products to resemble kid-friendly food like juice boxes and cookies. Reute…
When medics tried to reach Ebola patients in a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo during a recent surge in violence, they were blocked by men wielding machetes and axes. Reuters Health Information
Canada’s government is reviewing its diplomatic presence in Cuba, officials said on Thursday, after another staff member developed the same mysterious health problems that first began affecting diplomats last year. Reuters Health Information
Diffusion-weighted magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) can help identify older adults who will go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research. Reuters Health Information
Patients often withheld information when providing medical histories for healthcare providers, survey results show. Medscape Medical News
African-American children often are reported by parents and teachers to display behaviors of ADHD at a higher rate than children from other racial and ethnic groups. For the first time, researchers have found that African-American mothers in a study ra…
Using a large dataset and controlling for a variety of factors, including sex, age, height, socioeconomic status, and genetic ancestry, scientists found that people with larger brains rated higher on measures of intelligence and educational attainment….
Preclinical experiments suggest the cancer drugs vorinostat, belinostat and panobinostat might be repurposed to treat infections caused by human papillomaviruses, or HPVs. Highly efficacious vaccines against HPV infection exist — including the recentl…
"I wasn’t successful at losing weight until I approached weight loss with a more gradual mindset and stopped looking for it to happen quickly," 29-year-old Cassie Ann says.