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Medical Xpress / China reports 17 new cases of mystery virus

China reported 17 new cases of the mysterious SARS-like virus on Sunday, including three people in serious condition, heightening fears ahead of China's Lunar New Year holiday when hundreds of millions of people move around ...

Medical Xpress / New tumor-driving mutations discovered in the under-explored regions of the cancer genome

In an unprecedented pan-cancer analysis of whole genomes, researchers at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) have discovered new regions of non-coding DNA that, when altered, may lead to cancer growth and progression.

Jan 18, 2020 in Oncology & Cancer
Medical Xpress / Experts warn over scale of China virus as US airports start screening

The true scale of the outbreak of a mysterious SARS-like virus in China is likely far bigger than officially reported, scientists have warned, as countries ramp up measures to prevent the disease from spreading.

Medical Xpress / America's most widely consumed oil causes genetic changes in the brain

New UC Riverside research shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, and depression.

Jan 17, 2020 in Health
Medical Xpress / Research shows real risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy

A new study from researchers at Western University and Queen's University definitively shows that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on placental ...

Jan 17, 2020 in Medical research
Medical Xpress / Faking emotions at work does more harm than good

The adage "Fake it until you make it"—the idea that someone can fake a positive attitude to elicit real-life benefits—often backfires when used with co-workers, according to a study led by a University of Arizona researcher.

Jan 17, 2020 in Psychology & Psychiatry
Medical Xpress / Obesity, heart disease, and diabetes may be communicable

Non-communicable diseases including heart disease, cancer and lung disease are now the most common causes of death, accounting for 70 percent of deaths worldwide. These diseases are considered "non-communicable" because they ...

Medical Xpress / Do you take warfarin? Time of day might not matter

(HealthDay)—Patients taking the blood thinner warfarin have been told that it should be taken at night, but a new study found the time of day doesn't matter.

Jan 17, 2020 in Medications
Medical Xpress / Study quashes controversial vitamin C treatment for sepsis with global trial

In 2017 a paper was published asserting that intravenous vitamin C given to patients with sepsis was literally a life saver. Despite the study only looking at 47 subjects, the results garnered international coverage and the ...

Jan 17, 2020 in Medications
Medical Xpress / Reward improves visual perceptual learning—but only after people sleep

Past studies have found that rewarding participants during a visual perceptual task leads to performance gains. However, new research suggests that these performance gains occur only if participants follow up the task with ...

Jan 17, 2020 in Psychology & Psychiatry
Medical Xpress / Neuron found in mice could have implications for effective diet drugs

Ever eaten something, gotten sick and then didn't want to eat that food again because of how it made you feel? That's because a signal from the gut to the brain produced that sickness, creating a taste aversion.

Jan 17, 2020 in Neuroscience
Medical Xpress / Cell research offers diabetes treatment hope

A new cell treatment to enhance islet transplantation could help maintain healthy blood sugar levels in Type 1 diabetes without the need for multiple transplants of insulin producing cells or regular insulin injections, research ...

Jan 17, 2020 in Diabetes