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  1. DNA damage caused by cancer treatment reversed by ZATT protein

    10.06 / 19:36 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    An international team led by scientists at the National Institutes of Health is the first to discover a new way that cells fix an important and dangerous type of DNA damage known as a DNA-protein cross-link (DPC). The researchers found that a protein named ZATT can eliminate DPCs with the help of another protein, TDP2. Since DPCs form when individuals receive some types of cancer treatments, understanding how TDP2 and ZATT work together to repair the damage may improve the health outcomes…
  2. Children's brain cells changed by internet porn: neurosurgeon

    10.06 / 19:36 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    "Internet pornography changes children's brain cells", says American neurosurgeon Donald…
  3. Birth control: Trump expands opt-out for workplace insurance

    10.06 / 19:36 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    President Donald Trump is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women by claiming religious or moral objections, issuing new rules Friday that take another step in rolling back the Obama health care…
  4. Lifestyle changes can close regional obesity gap, study finds

    10.06 / 19:36 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Lifestyle differences are to blame for regional variation in obesity rates in Scotland, research has…
  5. New studies add to understanding of treatments for Barrett's esophagus

    10.06 / 19:36 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    The October issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy features several new studies evaluating various treatments for Barrett's esophagus (BE). Two of these studies are highlighted…
  6. The benefits of 'being in the present'

    10.06 / 14:44 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    (HealthDay)—When you have a full schedule, multitasking might seem like the best way to finish your endless to-do l…
  7. Childhood 'growth' tests not always necessary

    10.06 / 14:44 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    (HealthDay)—Just because a child isn't growing or developing exactly like his or her peers doesn't mean a host of medical tests are in o…
  8. Docs may have trick up their sleeves fighting germs

    10.06 / 14:44 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    (HealthDay)—With antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" continuing to be a threat in U.S. hospitals, doctors are looking for innovative ways to cut down on disease t…
  9. White house to roll back birth control mandate in employers' health care plans

    10.06 / 14:44 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    (HealthDay)—In a move that could affect millions of American women, the Trump Administration is poised to roll back a federal mandate requiring that birth control be available as part of employer-based health p…
  10. New study looks at end-of-life decision making for people with intellectual disabilities

    10.06 / 14:44 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    A new study by researchers at the University at Buffalo provides a groundbreaking look at how advance care planning medical orders inform emergency medical service (EMS) providers' experiences involving people with intellectual…
  11. Is your child scared of shots? Are you? Here are 7 things you can do to tame the fear.

    10.06 / 13:15 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    For the second year in a row, the Centers for Disease Control is telling doctors not to give patients FluMist, the nasal spray flu vaccine, and that's a problem for kids and adults who are scared of…
  12. How to train nursing students? Schools turn to fake patients

    10.06 / 13:15 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    The University of Miami's newest hospital has a six-bed emergency room, operating room, intensive care unit, a birthing suite and outpatient…
  13. Tom Petty died from a cardiac arrest – what makes this different from a heart attack and heart failure?

    10.06 / 13:15 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Rolling Stone magazine landed in a spot of bother on Monday after publicising news of rock star Tom Petty's death prematurely, while others said it was the result of a heart attack rather than a cardiac arrest. Petty unfortunately did subsequently pass away, from a cardiac arrest, but it's important to note neither a cardiac arrest nor a heart attack is synonymous with…
  14. Cystic fibrosis scientists discover abnormal response to lung infections

    10.06 / 13:15 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    "For a very long time, there has been discussion about whether cystic fibrosis was a bacteria-infection problem, an inflammation problem, or an immune system problem," said Juan Ianowski, the lead author of the paper published today in the prestigious Nature Communications…
  15. Antisocial behaviour mainly a consequence of gene interactions

    10.06 / 13:15 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Individual genes have little influence in the development of antisocial behaviour. However, the interaction of genes as a whole could explain some of the differences in antisocial behaviour. This was revealed by international research among more than 25,000 participants in which the researchers Jorim Tielbeek, Arne Popma, Tinca Polderman and Danielle Posthuma of VUmc and VU Amsterdam were involved. Tielbeek carried out this research with funding from the NWO programme Research Talent. The…
  16. Neutrophils found to be helpful, not harmful, after injury

    10.06 / 12:31 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    (Medical Xpress)—An international team of researchers has found that neutrophils play an important role in wound cleanup rather than causing unnecessary inflammation. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes studying the activities of neutrophils in real time with injured mice. Hannah Garner and Karin de Visser with the Netherlands Cancer Institute offer a Perspective piece on the work done by the team in the same journal i…
  17. Some cancer drugs approved in Europe might not have sufficient evidence of survival benefits, says study

    10.06 / 12:17 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Most cancer drugs approved in Europe from 2009-2013 weren't backed by sufficient scientific evidence that they work, according to a new…
  18. Smoking during pregnancy linked to cerebral palsy, animal studies show

    10.06 / 12:17 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Scientists investigating the underlying mechanism causing cell death and damage have confirmed links between maternal smoking and cerebral palsy, the most common physical disability in…
  19. Improving assessment of acute abdominal pain

    10.06 / 12:17 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Surgical admissions for people with abdominal pain to Wellington Hospital's department of general surgery have nearly doubled over the past decade, a University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) study has…
  20. Scientists find new RNA class in kidneys is linked to hypertension

    10.06 / 12:17 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Researchers from the University of Toledo (Ohio) College of Medicine and Life Sciences have discovered more than 12,000 different types of noncoding RNA (circRNAs) in the kidney tissue of rats. This type of genetic material, previously thought to have no function, may play a significant role in regulating blood pressure in heart and kidney disease. The article, published in Physiological Genomics, was chosen as an APSselect article for…