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46 min ago | WMDT

MERS virus found in air in camel barn

Genetic fragments of the deadly MERS virus were detected in the air of a barn where an infected camel was kept, a new study says.


Related Topix: Medicine

2 hrs ago | Hampshire Chronicle

'Three-parent IVF' moves closer

Plans to legalise babies being born with three genetic parents in the UK have come a step closer after health officials said they would press ahead with creating new regulations to allow the move.


Related Topix: Medicine

3 hrs ago | Medical News

Study shows correlation between education and nearsightedness

Education and behavior have a greater impact on the development of nearsightedness than do genetic factors: With each school year completed, a person becomes more nearsighted.


Related Topix: Medicine, Ophthalmology

7 hrs ago | Hampshire Chronicle

Schizophrenia genes 'breakthrough'

Scientists have made a breakthrough in their research into schizophrenia that could "open a window" to finding new treatments for the disease.


Related Topix: Schizophrenia, Medicine, Health

Mon Jul 21, 2014

International Business Times

Genetic Cause of Common Breast Tumors Identified: A Big Milestone Achieved

The deep dark fear of pain and loss associated with the very thought of breast cancer never really spares any woman.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, World News, Indonesia

News Journal

Schizophrenia has clear genetic ties, new study finds

The largest-ever study of schizophrenia patients shows that the condition is driven by more than 100 genes - some that were expected, and some that require more research to explain.


Related Topix: Medicine, Smoking, Health

KXLY-TV Spokane

7 things to know about epilepsy

An estimated 2.3 million adults in the United States have epilepsy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Related Topix: Epilepsy, Medicine, Health, Life, Food, Nutrition

New cystic fibrosis drug shows great promise

CLOSEUP of new miracle CF drug that costs $300,000 a year in front of all the other drugs and inhalers etc.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Health, Fibrosis, Health Insurance


Smoking while pregnant linked to ADHD in children

Being a couch potato may have fewer long-term health consequences if you trade some of your couch time for gym time, suggests a new study.


Related Topix: Medicine, ADHD, Health, Smoking, Family, Teenagers, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)


Smoking while pregnant linked to ADHD in children

Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder , according to new research.

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Related Topix: Medicine, ADHD, Health, Smoking, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Massachusetts General Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Science Daily

Diagnostic criteria for Christianson Syndrome

A new study provides the most definitive characterization of the autism-like intellectual disability disorder Christianson Syndrome and provides the first diagnostic criteria to help doctors and families identify and understand the condition.


Related Topix: Autism, Health, Medicine, Brown University

The Raw Story

Genetic modification scaremongering in Africa is disarming the fight against poverty

Transforming agriculture is central to sub-Saharan Africa's development prospects.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Medicine, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Deseret News

Depression in adolescents is increasing. These are the signs that can help you fight it

Teen adolescence is becoming a prevalent issue within the nation and it's never been more important to understand it.


Related Topix: Depression, Health, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Medicine, Teenagers

Science Daily

Marmoset sequence sheds new light on primate biology and evolution

A team of scientists from around the world led by Baylor College of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis has completed the genome sequence of the common marmoset -- the first sequence of a New World Monkey -- providing new information about the marmoset's unique rapid reproductive system, physiology and growth, shedding new light on ... (more)


Related Topix: Baylor College of Medicine, Texas


Newly identified genetic variants could delay Alzheimer's onset by four years

Researchers have discovered specific genetic variants that could delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease by almost four years Over the past few years scientists and researchers have made some inroads in the fight against Alzheimer's disease , but as yet no definitive cure has been found.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Medicine, Gadgets

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Medical News

Study: Genetics plays major role in development of autism

Using new statistical tools, Carnegie Mellon University's Kathryn Roeder has led an international team of researchers to discover that most of the genetic risk for autism comes from versions of genes that are common in the population rather than from rare variants or spontaneous glitches.


Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science, Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University, Health

St. Cloud Times

Artist Bruno uses humor, friends to fight cancerArtist Bruno uses...

Artist Bruno uses humor, friends to fight cancer Known for greeting cards created on early-1900s press, St. Joe woman thankful for support.


Related Topix: St. Joseph, MN, Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer

MAP: What's Most Likely to Kill You

While we search for the safest towns in Connecticut, it's worth looking at what is most likely to kill someone in a community before their time.


Related Topix: Medicine, Roxbury, CT

Low-carb diet reduces colon cancer risk: Bolsters ketogenic diet claims

Scientists at the University of Toronto say a low-carb diet can dramatically reduce the risk of colon cancer .


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Life, Food, Dieting, Colorectal Health, Colon Cancer, University, FL, Immunology, Biology, Science

Discovery of breast tumour gene may help clinicians in diagnosis

Singapore scientists have discovered a genetic cause of common breast tumours in women.


Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Medicine