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  • Medical News Today: Causes and treatment of lower back spasms
    There are many possible causes of lower back spasm, including poor posture, muscle overuse, and injuries. In some cases, the spasm may occur as a result of a more serious, underlying condition. Here, we look at the causes of lower back spasm as well as prevention, diagnosis, first aid for... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: What are monoglycerides and are they safe?
    Monoglycerides are types of fatty acids made from glycerol and one fatty acid chain. They occur naturally in some foods and are added to others to improve texture, taste, and shelf life. In this article, we talk about monoglycerides, including their function, whether they are safe to eat, and who... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: Breast cancer: A low-fat diet may improve survivors' outlook
    New research investigates whether following a low-fat diet after being diagnosed with breast cancer improves the patient's outcome.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: The truth about formaldehyde in e-cigarettes
    Whether there are dangerous levels of formaldehyde in e-cigarettes or not has been a contentious issue for years. A new study reopens the debate.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: What causes pale gums?
    The gums can turn pale for several reasons. Pale gums around the teeth may indicate anemia, which is often caused by a lack of iron, folate, or vitamin B12. If the gums are painful and the paleness is patchy or web-like, the cause may be more severe. Here, learn about... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: Can saw palmetto reduce enlarged prostate?
    Saw palmetto is an herbal remedy with many potential uses in healthcare. One such use is the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Although a popular remedy, research into the herb’s efficacy is still ongoing and the results to date are inconclusive. Here, we look at the other treatments also... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: Can you have RA and PsA at the same time?
    There are many types of arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis is linked to the skin condition psoriasis, where the immune system overreacts, resulting in psoriasis rashes. Rheumatoid arthritis also causes the immune system to overreact, but results in stiffness in the joints. Learn about the difference between the two here.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of balsamic vinegar?
    Balsamic vinegar is a food cupboard staple in many kitchens. It can be used on roasted vegetables, salads, and as a marinade. In this article, we look at the many health benefits of balsamic vinegar, including reducing blood sugar, lowering cholesterol, and aiding weight loss. We also cover the possible... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: Scientists find cell types behind schizophrenia
    A study that compares hundreds of schizophrenia-related genes with gene maps of brain cell types locates the few cell types behind the disease's biology.... Read more »
  • Medical News Today: How using your legs keeps your brain healthy
    New research shows how restricting movement in legs impairs brain health over time. A certain kind of leg exercise, by contrast, keeps neurons healthy.... Read more »

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  • The secret to honing kids' language and literacy
    Researchers found that a child's ability to self-regulate is a critical element in childhood language and literacy development, and that the earlier they can hone these skills, the faster language and literacy skills develop leading to better skills in the long run. ... Read more »
  • Reconstructing Zika's spread
    The urgent threat from Zika virus, which dominated headlines in early 2016, has passed. But research into how Zika and other mosquito-borne infections spread and cause epidemics is still very active. Researchers now report new details of how Zika emerged from Brazil and spread throughout Mexico and Central America, with... Read more »
  • Tick bite protection: New CDC study adds to the promise of permethrin-treated clothing
    The case for permethrin-treated clothing to prevent tick bites keeps getting stronger. In new experiments, clothing treated with an insecticide known as permethrin had strong toxic effects on three primary species of ticks known to spread disease-causing pathogens in the United States. Exposure to permethrin interfered with the ticks' ability... Read more »
  • Molecular network boosts drug resistance and virulence in hospital-acquired bacterium
    In response to antibiotics, a gene regulation network found in the bacterium Acinetobacter baumannii acts to boost both virulence and antibiotic resistance. ... Read more »
  • Gut microbiome can control antitumor immune function in liver
    Scientists have found a connection between bacteria in the gut and antitumor immune responses in the liver. Bacteria found in the gut of mice affect the liver's antitumor immune function. The findings have implications for understanding the mechanisms that lead to liver cancer and for therapeutic approaches to treat them. ... Read more »
  • Ingestible 'bacteria on a chip' could help diagnose disease
    Researchers have built an ingestible sensor equipped with genetically engineered bacteria that can diagnose bleeding in the stomach or other gastrointestinal problems. ... Read more »
  • Using Facebook to help young adults quit smoking
    A national clinical trial testing a smoking cessation intervention for young adults that was conducted entirely on Facebook has found that smokers are 2.5 times more likely to quit after three months with the Facebook-based treatment than if they were referred to an online quit-smoking program. ... Read more »
  • Cancer cells co-opt pain-sensing 'wasabi receptor' to survive oxidative stress
    Some cancers express unusually high levels of a neural calcium channel known as the 'wasabi receptor,' which plays a role in detecting pain, cold and other sensations. New research finds cancer cells co-opt this neural channel to increase their tolerance against toxic oxidative stress. Blocking the activity of this channel... Read more »
  • Past use of disinfectants and PPE for Ebola could inform future outbreaks
    Data from the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak at two Sierra Leone facilities reveal daily usage rates for disinfectant and personal protective equipment, informing future outbreaks, according to a new study. ... Read more »
  • Programming synthetic molecular codes to turn genes 'on'
    A team of researchers developed a synthetic molecular code to script gene activation. The process could help lead to future gene-based therapies for a wide array of diseases. ... Read more »

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